New Films in Production, v.2

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FigrinDan
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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#477 Post by FigrinDan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm

V2. Escape From Hell

Timur Bekmambetov is developing the world’s first vertical format blockbuster.
Did anyone ask for this? Who is its target audience? Why?
So many questions!

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#478 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:25 pm

That almost sounds like a compelling idea in isolation, but I'm not sure I trust the auteur behind Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to do it justice.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#479 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:29 pm

FigrinDan wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Timur Bekmambetov is developing the world’s first vertical format blockbuster...
...Who is its target audience?
Clearly intended for drivers who wish to keep one hand on the steering wheel.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#481 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:46 pm

Judy Blume's 1970 YA classic Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret will be adapted into a film.

I really hope this project falls into good hands. Best case scenario: a thoughtful art-house-inspired, period-set (pun intended?) adaptation that captures the lovely tone of the book a la Call Me By Your Name. Worst case scenario: a snarky hack-job in which the story is updated for the present day and the dialogue is peppered with unfunny jokes about Snapchat a la Booksmart.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#482 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:51 pm

Unless things have dramatically changed, it's being made into a movie by Edge of Seventeen's Kelly Fremon Craig (with James L. Brooks producing).

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#483 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:18 pm

Thanks. I hadn't realized filmmakers were already attached. I didn't see Edge of Seventeen but I heard good things about it, so hopefully that bodes well.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#485 Post by soundchaser » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:04 pm

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#486 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:48 pm

According to this NYTimes profile on Ben Affleck, he's looking at an adaptation of the non-fiction book King Leopold's Ghost as his next directorial project, with Martin Scorsese producing

I read the book (about Belgium's genocidal exploitation of the Congo and the public campaign to end it, one of the first international human rights efforts) when it was released twenty-plus years ago, and there's certainly a lot there dramatically; given Scorsese's recent comments on Killers of the Flower Moon, I can see why this would appeal to him.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#488 Post by barryconvex » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:39 am

Maybe if it's a big enough hit it will finally open the doors for the movie version of Rick Wakeman's The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table On Ice.


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