Mavors wrote:Sad to know that CH was not confirmed as director of NM as well.
She was a fan of the books and even if she portraied it a bit differently in the movie, I shiver in thinking what might happen to the original appeal of the book under a director that knows nothing at all about it, or is only focused on making money.
If CH,as a fan, tought an year was not enough to make a good enough movie, that means we'll probably have a rushed work that wants to take advantage of the huge success the first movie had as soon as possible. And I understand that's the rightful way for big companies like Summit to think, but I still fear what might become of NM...
Hope they won't just take advantage of the huge fun base and actor/s notoriety and aim more for quality
I, for one, would love it if Icon Pictures bought the rights to these stories. They did the 'National Treasure' films and I think Passion of The Christ. Talk about epic productions. Icon is on more solid ground financially. They would certainly give more to production costs and I would love to think more time to create the kind of world the SM's stories require.
Summit, like CH & MR just do not get it. Summit thinks that generating money quickly is going to save them, but at what expense? Creative ability? Writing a quick script? What, I ask?
I am afraid we are stuck with a narrow-minded production team(Summit) who will probably get us another crappy director and thus another crappy movie.
I think Summit needs to stick with those indie flicks .. they don't look like they can handle big budget movies..
I mean, the movie knocked other movies out of the box office when it first opened .. I'm sure they can do a lot better than $50M
They obviously can't afford Peter Jackson. That's a great director; I mean - he' sure put the graphics and the intense storyline to good use, but I don't see him understanding
the movie like that.. Shoot, get another woman - Jada Pinkett Smith or Jodie Foster, someone who can understand the teen angst that Bella is literally dripping .. hire a new screenwriter.. who wrote the Notebook?
or even Atonement
? Someone who can mix drama, comedy, suspense, romance, action, heartbreak, happiness, fear, anger, pride, resentment, solace - all the emotions you as a reader experience reading the novels.. Let's start from there, if they can manage that .. any director with half a mind could bring it off - get back Hardwicke if that's what it takes - I mean, she started the vision, give her a little more and see it thru, huh?