19 November 2007
The Writers' Strike Begins to Affect Hollywood
It was bound to happen eventualy. The writers' strike has begun delaying the production of large scale film projects. Here's the notable ones:
Mira Nair's Shantaram- Based on a novel by Gregory Dacid Roberts, this crime film is set to star Johnny Depp as an escaped convict reinventing himself in the criminal underbelly of Bombay and Afghanistan.
Oliver Stone's Pinkville- Always a controversial director, Stone's look at the My Lai Massacre is set to star Bruce Willis, Michael Pitt, Channing Tatum, and Woody Harrelson.
Rob Marshall's Nine- This adaptation of the Broadway musical '9' is set to star Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Sohia Loren, and Marion Cotillard.
Oh..and Ron Howard's Angels and Demons is delayed too. I can't imagine who exactly is clamoring for a sequel to the movie that somehow made Amélie herself as bland as Tom Hanks' hair was frightening, but those people will just have to wait to see another of Dan Brown's bizarrely succesful books come to the screen.
Maybe if I . . . insert dramatic pauses . . . every three words . . . people will think . . . the script isn't crap.