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|#1 Posted on 7.4.04 1902.38 |
|In light of all the recent casting news for Batman Begins, we have ANOTHER comic-based movie with an impressive ensemble cast.|
From Greg's Previews http://movies.yahoo.com/upcoming/
"...Sin City, the ambitious, super-star-studded, action-packed, film noir adaptation of Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel series about life in a dangerous fictional metropolis.
Cast: Mickey Rourke (Marv), Bruce Willis (Hartigan), Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Maria Bello, Kate Bosworth, Steve Buscemi, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Carla Gugino (Lucille), Josh Hartnett, Jaime King (Goldie), Brittany Murphy (Shellie), Marley Shelton, Christopher Walken, Elijah Wood;other cast not announced yet..."
I've always considered Frank Miller to be an artist in the truest sense of the word, and I'm THRILLED that his work will be receiving the kind of attention from the film world that it deserves. My only worry is in the translating of his stripped-but-stylized noir look and feel of his books to the big screen. An ambitious project, to say the least.
I am quivering with anticipation.
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|AIM: || ||#2 Posted on 8.4.04 0832.09 | Instant Rating: 5.69|
|Isn't Tarantino doing this? If so, I think you can count on Samuel L. Jackson being in there somewhere.|
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|AIM: || ||#3 Posted on 8.4.04 0854.42 | Instant Rating: 3.10|
Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
Isn't Tarantino doing this? If so, I think you can count on Samuel L. Jackson being in there somewhere.
Robert Rodriguez is the principal director, but I believe Frank Miller is getting a co-director credit and Quentin is directing a segment (or a storyline) as "special guest director" or something of the like.
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|#4 Posted on 9.4.04 1159.53 | Instant Rating: 2.74|
|Robert Rodriguez actually quit the Directors guild to make this film and be able to have Frank Miller's name along with his listed as 'Director'. The Directors Guild only allows one director to be listed per film and one Assistant Director.
He also did this same thing a few years ago along with Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and Tarantino to make FOUR ROOMS.
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