April 4, 2005, 2:29 p.m. CST
April 4, 2005, 2:50 p.m. CST
... good work Moriarty a pleasure to read.
April 4, 2005, 3 p.m. CST
With all the spelling/factual mistakes on this site, if there was an editor on this site, he/she should've been burned at the stake years ok. Oh, and cool article!
April 4, 2005, 3:30 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
I probably should've taken this warning to heart or at least stopped to pee before diving into the... what was this again? A review? I kind of blacked out after getting five paragraphs in and still not knowing if Mori actually saw a movie on his little trip. Note to Harry: Buy Mori an editor monkey.
April 4, 2005, 3:36 p.m. CST
In the published screenplay to 'Pi' they have Aranofsky's diaries for the entire production and you really get the feeling this guy loves what he does. Maybe Brad Pitt leaving was a blessing in disguise? Who knows but Mr. Bowie making Major Tom a trilogy would be neat,don't think he'll try to get the drug references past the censors like he did with 'Ashes To Ashes' though :) Only concern is Bowie's rock opera. He tried that with Diamond Dogs, got fucked off with it all and made 'Young Americans' halfway through the Dogs tour. Mind you, he was off his rocker on blow at the time so he may actually have the concentration to see such a project through today. Excellent stuff Moriarty!
April 4, 2005, 3:41 p.m. CST
A great read and a wonderful teaser for what is one of my top five most anticipated films of all of 2005.
April 4, 2005, 4:02 p.m. CST
the guy can't finish shit
April 4, 2005, 4:40 p.m. CST
... Dude, he's making it, and has been for months. He only didn't make Watchmen because he had the chance to make this.******** Anyway, great article Mori, this is the reason I love this site - for supporting this kind of unique project through thick and thin. Glad it's finally getting made, sounds amazingly cool. And the Bowies stuff sounds cool too - new Major Tom song and a... Watchmen Rock Opera? Crazy, but I'd love to see it. Maybe he could write a song or two for Greengrass's movie and play something in it too... um... the young and old versions of Moloch?
April 4, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST
Really, really looking forward to this flick
April 4, 2005, 5:06 p.m. CST
by The Gline
This is the kind of stuff I want to see more of -- both in Hollywood and on the site in general. Kudos to Aronofsky for having the stones to get this thing pushed into production. Now hold up your end of the bargain: get out there and see it in theaters when it comes out.
April 4, 2005, 5:21 p.m. CST
Thats bullshit. But this movie sounds interesting, hopefully they can pull of a good movie, it sounds like a challenge, I'm sure the material is good but translating it to film even with a good director will be difficult with such a crazy sounding subject matter.
April 4, 2005, 5:25 p.m. CST
David Bowie is one of us?? Wow.
April 4, 2005, 5:33 p.m. CST
Really great to see such an intelligent film-maker coming out on top, whilst retaining his innovative and wonderful cinematic vision.
April 4, 2005, 6:28 p.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
Are you even going to have another one?
April 4, 2005, 6:30 p.m. CST
I was there one Christmas years ago, and almost froze my nuts off! Glad you survived the trip Mori... Can't wait to see the effects on this one, this just go to prove that small films, (like Sin City) don't need 100+ mill to look great.
April 4, 2005, 6:35 p.m. CST
by Silver Shamrock
hope its good. we need some good movies. at leats he didn't become a Micheal Bay or a starfucker like Chris Nolan.
April 4, 2005, 6:52 p.m. CST
Oh gimme a break! I got a lot of time to kill at work all right :-b
April 4, 2005, 7:26 p.m. CST
by Dented Helmet
This guy really loves himself doesn't he? In the interest of full disclosure? You mean in the interest of patting yourself on the back for all to see. McWeeny reminds me of this guy I used to know at church camp. He would use confessional time as a means to brag about his sexual exploits: "forgive me for the many blowjobs I've received".
April 4, 2005, 7:53 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... and damned if you don't. If I hadn't said anything, and someone noticed the New Regency thing, I'd never hear the end of it. I'd rather be criticized for being totally upfront about something than be accused of being sneaky in any way.
April 4, 2005, 8:03 p.m. CST
have no idea what it's all about but I do want to see more of his movies. Kick some ass D.
April 4, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST
April 4, 2005, 11:22 p.m. CST
Because that's the impression I got while reading this report. A giant hollow tree floating at the end of the universe with Hugh Jackman running around inside. Awesome!
April 5, 2005, 2:48 a.m. CST
One of my most anticipated movies of the year (with Hitchhiker's Guide & Southland Tales). Requiem for a Dream is one of my favourite movies of the past years so I have complete confidence in Aranofsky with this one.
April 5, 2005, 3:22 a.m. CST
Thanks for the report, Mori. I'm excited to see this film, especially since we'll see a tree ship. The main character in Dan Simmons' novel "Hyperion" flew around in a kilometer-long treeship for a while, but I never thought I'd see one of those in a film. I'm also excited for the drama Mori said is presented in this film. Science fiction normally shies away from serious drama, focusing primarily on spectacle and cool FX over the meatier elements of drama. Go Darren.
April 5, 2005, 4:35 a.m. CST
And not to sound ungrateful, but I thought you were going to post some artwork too??
April 5, 2005, 7:38 a.m. CST
Aronofsky & Rachel Weisz is a perfect combination. I'm still not sure about Hugh Jackman...
April 5, 2005, 8:56 a.m. CST
I was a big PWEI fan back in the day, saw them live and spent too much on import CDs. I was upset when they split so I didn't follow their projects. So I was thrilled to hear that Clint Mansell is scoring film, and even more thrilled to hear that he was responsible for the music in "Requiem for a Dream" (the best part of the film). It's like when Mark Mothersbaugh started doing scores and I could tell everyone "See, DEVO wasn't total shit! These guys are musical geniuses!". I guess I can do the same for PWEI now. Alas, a fanboy is vindicated!
April 5, 2005, 9:05 a.m. CST
and that's a good thing
April 5, 2005, 9:33 a.m. CST
Like that fucking whore Nolan...
April 5, 2005, 10:59 a.m. CST
by KID AB
THERE'S AN OWWWWWLLLL MAAAAAANNN WAITING IN THE SKYYYY!!!
Weird. This film sounds fantastic, can't wait! I'm just curious as to why Aronofsky wasn't impressed by the remix of Clint's score for 'The Two Towers' trailer - it was, and still is, amazing!
April 5, 2005, 1:32 p.m. CST
What's with all this 'whore' and 'starfucker' shit? I bet you don't even know yourselves. I mean, I know where it comes from, sheer jealousy. Fuck you, fuck you all, lay off Nolan.
April 5, 2005, 5 p.m. CST
I haven't been following this film, but now it's up the top of my must see list. And do me a favour - make the God Of War comp open to New Zealanders?
April 5, 2005, 10:59 p.m. CST
April 6, 2005, 7:42 a.m. CST
Thanks Mori, canny wait for this. Development hell might, for once, turn out to be a blessing for this movie. I agree that Pitt and Blanchett (although IMO very good actors)might not have been very suited. Can't really see them clicking. Jackman and Weisz however, very different story.
April 6, 2005, 1:35 p.m. CST
It's a disasterous, brainless mix of 2001, TIMELINE, and MISSION TO MARS. Moriarity, leave the ass-kissing to Harry and expose this project for the train-wreck that it really is. Brad Pitt suddenly seems very bright.
April 6, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST
Sounds like cupid shot you in your stupid ass, Mori. "Oh Eric Watson....I love thee"
April 6, 2005, 4:32 p.m. CST
Either put up or shutup. Where did you read this script then eh???
April 8, 2005, 7:40 a.m. CST
I enjoy all of Arananas films. They are visual, creative, emotional. And the fact that he's shooting chemical reactions as backgrounds and set pieces... I'm so friggin there.
April 8, 2005, 11:59 a.m. CST
I read this script in September 04- a hard copy, direct from Regency, not some illegitimate online version. I wouldn't be on here claiming it's terrible for no reason. I wasted two hours of my life on a preposterous mess, and a lot of filmgoers will feel the same way next fall.
April 9, 2005, 2:23 a.m. CST
You spent two hours reading a script?
April 26, 2005, 12:24 p.m. CST