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Jackie Brown Villains Recast For New Elmore Leonard Adaptation

Elmore Leonard is one of America’s best crime thriller writers, known for his snappy dialogue, quirky characters and gritty realism. His books seem the perfect foil for film adaptation, and subsequently many of his books have been made into movies. Unfortunately, a good percentage of them have been mishandled, with only a handful actually making the grade.

One that did do justice to its source was Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, based on the novel Rum Punch. Tarantino has been a Leonard fan since his teens, and has a similarly great ear for dialogue, so it was no great surprise that Jackie Brown turned out to be one of the best Leonard adaptations. Continue reading

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Source Code Loops Around Again, As TV Series

This is kind of movie news, so I think it just about qualifies for the site, and it interested me, so I thought I’d pass a few comments on it. Remember that film, where the guy lives through the same period of time over and over again? No, not Groundhog Day. Well, they’re making a TV series based on it. One in which a guy is transported into someone elses body in the past just before a tragic event. No, not Quantum Leap. Continue reading

Neuromancer Adaptation Booting Up

This is one to keep an eye on really, as not much information is available. It is good news, however, as it was announced this past week at Cannes that gifted filmmaker Vincenzo Natali is one step closer to bringing Neuromancer to the big screen. You can read Slashfilm’s article here. Neuromancer is a sci-fi novel by William Gibson, telling of a dark future in the cyberpunk genre, where people ‘jack-in’ to Cyberspace through a neural connection. Continue reading

Colin Farrell Could Recall His Career Potential

It was confirmed this week that Colin Farrell will play the lead in Len Wiseman’s Total Recall adaptation, to be released in 2012. Rather than a straight remake of the 90’s movie, it is expected to be much closer to Philip K. Dick’s original novel. This is good news for the film, and even better news for Farrell. The talented Irishman has not had the most stellar of careers to this point, and hopefully an intelligent Dick adaptation with a hard sci-fi edge can help him continue his journey back to the A-list. Continue reading