Random Factoid #429

30 09 2010

Hollywood really is running low on ideas.

As if the movies couldn’t get pathetic enough, now we get insulted by the Kennedy/Marshall Company turning the story of “Sulley,” the pilot who landed a plane in the Hudson River, into a movie.  His heroic actions took place in all of three minutes, and even if you put that in the hands of an artsy European director, you can’t make much of a movie out of it.  And in case you didn’t pick up on it, these are the people that gave you Best Picture nominee “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

I’ve got two ideas for Kennedy/Marshall.  First, they could turn the story into a comedy and cast John Ratzenberger as Sulley, the option I much prefer.  Or, secondly, they could abandon this adaptation (they optioned his memoir) and choose to bring some other book to the big screen.  It’s taken “The Hobbit” long enough to get to the screen, and a personal favorite of mine, “Ender’s Game,” has been shopping for a home for quite some time now.  I haven’t read “Life of Pi,” but a lot of people have and love it; that movie can’t seem to get off the ground.  So why can quality literature get shelved and Sulley’s memoir get the rush order for the silver screen treatment?

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5 10 2010
Paragraph Film Reviews

You missed out the mother of them all. Someone. A Real, supposedly normal person. Somebody is making a film of the TV series Deadliest Warrior!?!?!WTF?!!?

Great show, but should be almost impossible to make a coherent story about it.

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