Thursday, August 11, 2011

Reel Facts & Opinions

FACT: David Yates and Steve Kloves, the respective director and screenwriter of the last three HARRY POTTER films, will be re-teaming on the film adaptation of Stephen King’s THE STAND. The project will be a multi-film adaptation which is becoming a high-priority for Warner Bros.

OPINION: This blogger has no real loyalty to King’s novel, or the 1990’s TV series, but there cannot possibly be a worse choice for a director and writer for this material. Based on the three POTTER films that these guys collaborated on, neither one of them have any sense of pacing, development, or depth, and prefer to blast through the material faster than the speed of light; not really the guys you want in charge of such dense source material. Warner Bros. is taking a huge gamble in letting these two Red Bull-chuggers take charge of such a huge project; what would they do if the first film flops?

FACT: Eddie Murphy is set to provide the voice for the lead character in the upcoming HONG KONG PHOOEY live action/animation film adaptation, based on the 1970’s Hanna Barbera cartoon of the same name.

OPINION: Anyone else miss the R-rated Eddie Murphy?

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