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Don Murphy To Bring Us A 3D DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS Adaptation??

Merrick here...
Don Murphy, producer of the first two TRANSFORMERS films, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, and the forthcoming REAL STEEL is joining Michael Preger (producer of Carpenter's 1995 VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED remake) for a new adaptation of John Wyndham's 1951 novel DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (available HERE). Several television versions of Wyndham's man-vs-plants apocalypse tale have been produced (1981, 2009), the work has been adapted for radio as well. TRIFFIDS previously appeared as a feature film back in 1962 - trailers for which appear below.
And, of course, plans are to shoot this newest version in 3D. More at Variety.
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  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Has any adaptation . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . ever been as crazy as the novel? Never read it or saw any of the adaptations. Didn't the triffids rely on the Earth's population going blind to take over? Or something like that?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    thejewhunter . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . ever here of that OTHER producer of Transformers?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    They'll never surpass the BBC version.

    by alan_poon

    so for that reason...........I'm out.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    DON'T BOTHER

    by billybigbollocks

    It's a scary little story from the golden age of sci-fi. That's where it best belongs. Did anyone else have the misfortune to watch the BBC's UPDATED version last Xmas? Utterly painful boring shite. The whole premise is too preposterous fr it to work convincingly in this day and age.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Don Murphy's the guy that used to post here.

    by rev_skarekroe

    He got pwn3d by Buzz Maverick when the LoEG movie came out.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    the bbc did an updated...

    by emeraldboy

    version last year. with Joely Richardson, eddie izzard, dougray scott, ewen bremner and brian cox. the cinematography was beautiful and that scene where everyone on the plane gets blinded was stunning. turned out to be eco-driven piece of bullcrap. about how we humans created triffidoil. there were no triffids in the tv movie from last year. at laest you didnt see any. when will hollywood learn. killer plants dont work.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Let's just refilm everything in 3D!!

    by ATARI

    {pukes}<br>

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Why not release LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in 3D?

    by ricarleite2

    With the original ending.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Don Murphy the guy who produced the TF movies...

    by KilliK

    dont tell me,let me guess: this remake of his? its going to be a masterpiece which will surpass the original one.yep.its a closed deal.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Wyndham's book and the BBC version

    by Kaitain

    Most of Wyndham's books are about the breakdown of normal society under adverse conditions. <p> Marmot, what happens is that there are two independent events which combine to create catastrophe. The triffids (whose origins remain somewhat mysterious and are speculated about in the story) are mobile semi-sentient plants that are dangerous (have stingers and are carniverous, placing roots into dead bodies to absorb nutrients) but are farmed for their oil. But a radioactive meteor shower whose dangers have not been anticipated by the scientific community turns most of the population blind, and under these conditions the triffids become a menace, breaking free of their farms are running amok. <p> The narrator wakes from a coma at the start of the book (having missed the meteor shower as a consequence of being unconscious) and is one of the few people in the UK to still have his sight. He finds London almost silent, with blind people scrabbling around desperately trying to find food, and triffids starting to appear. <p> The opening of 28 Days Later is a clear lift from Day of the Triffids. In fact, many sequences are, such as being in the tower blocks and seeing the light from other survivors, the escape to a farmhouse, and also having the military as a separate menacing force. <p> DOTT is very influential, but I don't know that a new version would have anything further to say unless they tinkered significantly with the narrative/mechanics. <p> The 1981 BBC version is pretty definitive. It should be downloadable on bittorrent. It shows its age in many respects (rather slow, everybody talks with a middle-class home counties accent) but it's still pretty good.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    WHY IS DONNY TWO CHINS NOT INVOLVED WITH TRANSFORMERS 3?

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    Because, according to the IMDB, it looks like they shitcanned him. Did they figure that by firing his ass they could shave off a few mill from the catering budget? Or did they just get tired of smelling him. Of course, dipshit will show up here asap to tell us that he just got tired of being involved with the franchise, that's made hundereds of millions of dollars, because he wanted to go back to his roots and make more movies like Permanent Midnight, which was about the drug addicted writer of A.L.F.<b> <br>But who knows, maybe Donny’s next project, Real Steel (a remake of an old Richard Matheson scripted Twilight Zone episode), will be a huge hit, which I’m sure it will be given the sheer quality of Director Shawn Levy’s previous films; the Cheaper by the Dozen and Pink Panther remakes as well as the Night of the Museum flicks. Considering the high pedigree of those movies, Donny will no doubt finally get to give that Oscar speech that he practices every night while standing in a mirror and holding his wife’s 10 inch gold colored dildo while she’s out banging midgets who are better hung then Two Chins.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    don murphy was a producer on the league of extraordinary gentlem

    by emeraldboy

    connery and norrington really hated one another. and two worlds clashed on the set of that movie. norrington was a whizz kid who came from computer technology background. connery was an old school actor. they really hated eeach other from day. during that film connery was snarling mood and tore into the film on a daily/weekly basis and its director. in the end, connery got Norrington fired. norrington spent the next ten years in the wilderness. and connery sent hollywood a fuck off letter and placed in the la times.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Don Murphy gets a bad rap

    by torontoxic

    I guess he used to be kind of a dick? I remember people ripping on him all the time and never understood why. Being a prick in California is like being a fish in the ocean. Why single him out for running his mouth?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    "Being a prick in California..."

    by schadenfreudian

    supermarch gets the Best Line I'll read All Day award. Well played.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    The BBC version is bad ass.

    by disfigurehead

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I hope they make the Triffids smart...

    by zinc_chameleon

    There's only a few pages in the novel devoted to how the Triffids communicate, but with our knowledge of networking and the new carbon nanotube computers about to hit the entire world, you could create a very convincing motile. Triffids should be dipicted as a new life form, neither plant nor animal, and intelligent when they network through the floss they spread everywhere. I hope the film can do what 'The Mist' attempted to do: terrify the audience by making their everyday world into an alien hell.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Great book but

    by gerrit4

    it annoyed me that when I bought it the cheapest version available had childish illustrations on the cover. Looked like a bad cartoon. For a dark sci-fi story, the cover really dropped the ball. On that note, as we've seen before it is impossible to make these Triffids come to life without looking ridiculous. The story was basically redone as 28 Days Later - Zombies are a much better visual than venomous plants.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    according to will smith..

    by emeraldboy

    he was very annoyed to hear that danny boyle got to make I am legend before he did. smith was not pleased at all.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    BBC Worldwide has the 1981 version on Youtube:

    by palimpsest

    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=4xNdKia5Lxc - remove the space etc. All 6 parts are here. It's bloody good.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    28 days later is...

    by emeraldboy

    i am legend. and danny boyle admitted that much.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Don Murphy

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Twat.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    no love for the 62 movie?

    by KilliK

    come on guys,that movie is a classic.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    The Triffids will make great CGI...

    by zinc_chameleon

    as a matter of fact, it will be a better-looking version of Primeval.The best way to create Triffids is to successfully map an extraterrestrial genome, found in comet ice by astronauts, and then move the story forward to the Triffid farm model. You could have Triffid intelligence emerge in phases based on a critical number of individual Triffids. For example, they would not 'floss' (network) until they formed a 1000 Triffid matrix. Our protagonist would wonder why Triffids were massing, but not attacking or even defending themselves. And then, they go sentient, and shit really flies. This is a doable story, and no more unbelievable than 'Never Let Me Go'.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by DrRumpledink

    just what the fucking fuck are you going on about now? Next you will be telling us that Spielberg had a horrible time filming jaws or something.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    62 Movie sucks ass.BBC Mini with John Duttine

    by magnetoelectric

    Ya know its available to watch on Netflix instant queue... And yes, its as awesome as everyone says it is. Watch it

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    28 Days Later as I Am Legend?

    by Kaitain

    Don't really see it myself. Some points of similarity, but the major difference is that in I Am Legend the central character is largely in control of events (it's about preparation and not fucking up), and the day/night cycle is vital. (He is, of course, essentially an inverse vampire.) <p> 28 Days Later doesn't have that kind of feel at all. Nor does it have the total isolation - the feeling of being possibly the very last human left - that is central to the narrative of IAL.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Of course!

    by The StarWolf

    Something which hasn't been remade in the past year? Whatever were they waiting for?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Don Murphy can be summoned like

    by Dingbatty

    Bob Orci, except you flush the toilet three times.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Nice idea zinc

    by Turingtestee

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    according to wikipedia..

    by emeraldboy

    alex garland who wrote the screeplay for 28 days got inspiration from the day of the triffids and there are refrences to George a romero. I thought I read somewhere about a connection to i am legend. think it maybe the idea of jim waking up alone and london is deserted. I think smith irritation was that 28 days later came first before his i am legend which he said frances lawrence tried to get off the ground in 2002. but that the studio ditched the project for a number of years. either way when 28 days later came in the press promo for i am legend,smith got very irritated.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    A note to Don Murphy...

    by zinc_chameleon

    You probably won't read this talkback, but you should. Get a copy of 'The Ruins' and build a Triffid as smart as those plants. The point is there is no ecosystem on Earth that could have produced the Ruins-plants; they're just too smart (and that means they have some kind of nervous system). Just make them mobile and they would take over the whole planet. You should be able to steal a Ruin-plant riff or two, combine it with carbon nanotube computing, and the original Triffids, and have something that will make kids young and old crap their pants. Zinc out.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Don Murphy

    by AsimovLives

    that's the clown behind such movies as LEAGUE OF EXTRASHITTY GENTLEMAN and FUCKFORMERS, right? He's a sort of hack version of a producer, correct? He was one bitchslaped in public by Quentin Tarantino, if i recall this correctly.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Dingbatty

    by AsimovLives

    How you summon Bob Orci then? You take a shit three times?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Kaitain

    by AsimovLives

    What version of I AM LEGEND are you taking about? If you are talking about the movie with big Willy forget it, it's a piec eof shit that pisses and shits all over the excelent novel from which it's supposedly based upon and which isn't really. Big Willy's I AM LEGEDN has as much to do with the novel as his previous I ROBOT has with Isaac Asimov's classic, which means, nothing at all. Starting with intelligence.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    "connery sent hollywood a fuck off letter"

    by AsimovLives

    That almost makes me feel sympathy for Connery. Almost.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    and Stephen Norringhton is a fucking hack

    by AsimovLives

    people hailing him as a great filmmaker because of ONE SCENE in the first Blade movie? That's all it takes nowdays for an hack to be hailed a great filmmakers? Talk about setting the fucking bar very fucking low.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Give Donny a break

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    He also has "At The Mountains of Madness" on his list of upcoming films. Maybe he'll redeem himself for "Gentlemen" after all...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I really got hot...

    by SebastianHaff

    When I saw Jeanette Scott fight a triffid that spits poison and kills.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    actually harrison ford is trying to lure the great scot..

    by emeraldboy

    out of retirement for indy 5. Shur Shean took a break from ahcting to write his ahutobiography called nine lives. that was in 2004/5. Connery said in an interview that the idiots are now control in hollywood. but connery was a coproducer on league of gentlemen. connery said that he would never act again after starring in Gentlemen. talkbackers really hate producers.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Stephen Norringhton a hack? get your pills Asi.

    by KilliK

    you forgot them again.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    gareth edwards new film monsters...

    by emeraldboy

    looks like a triffid kind of film.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Obligatory Phategod hate post

    by Phategod2

    Hey MNG I know you'll show up soon how you been. Seen and good movies lately Dont you miss the Don Murphy stooges.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Laughing AT CTM

    by CharlesThomasMathewsMom

    I love that Creepy Thin Man (now Creationist some shit) is still here. After getting banned from Scorched PLanet he came to AISN simply to have any friends at all. ---- What is THE RUINS? That shitty movie or what? ---Fartgod- How is the IRS you lame turkey?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Like everyother working stiff

    by Phategod2

    I hate it almost as much as I hate Murphy and Bay.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Fart God

    by CharlesThomasMathewsMom

    You cannot hate Murphy. Murphy makes everything right with the world. He even loves and forgives you. Accept his embrace.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Dr Tongue's 3D House Of Pancakes

    by Partyslammer

    Where's the big budget remake of that one? Huh? Huh?!?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Kaitain

    by Baryonyx

    In the book it isn't definitely stated that a radioactive meteor shower caused the blindness. It is inferred that, maybe, a satellite defense/offense system goes wrong and blinds everybody, but a meteor shower is blamed to cover it up.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Don Murphy = Ahhh, the smell of fail.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Still claiming to not read "Ain't It Shit News" while trolling its Talkbacks in defense of the indefensible, eh? Silly man-child! (Speaking of which, I wonder how long it will be before Don actually has to shut down his messageboard...)<P>Hmmm...still producing TRANSFORMERS but afraid to be linked to it on IMDB? Gee, I wonder why that is.<P>And finally...SPLICE. How did that shitty, lame-turkey work out for ya?<P>Nevermind. Nobody cares.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    IAL (the book)

    by tiggr009

    Is brilliant. I've never read or seen anything that captures isolation like that. And the final pages brought the whole thing together - that was my biggest disapointment in the movie that it made a mockery of the title. He wasn't a legend - in the book he become one. Fuckin' brilliant. I'm going ot pick it up again tonight.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Phategod2

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Howdy! It never fails, does it? Murphy and his Stooges are like moths to a flame.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    What about other Wyndham books?

    by tiggr009

    There's tons of Wyndham books to pull from that would make excellent movies. What about Kraken Wakes? I think that would translate to the screen pretty well. Triffids and Cuckoos have been done to death.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    TWO CHINS, YOU STILL WITH THAT UGLY WIFE OF YOURS?

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    Having lived in Scotland, I can say that she is one nasty looking fucking skank. Of course, you'll take it anywhere you can get it since LA crack whores would refuse to have you sweating on top of them. I know that when you lay in bed with your whore at night, you look over at her, while she's sleeping, and are constantly thinking about whether she loves you or if she's just with you because of the movies you've leached onto over the years. There’s no way any self respecting woman would lower themselves to spread their legs for your maggot dick unless it was helping their career, too bad you wont realize this until after she’s left you and cleaned out your bank account.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    TWO CHINS, WHY DID YOU GET FIRED FROM TRANSFORMERS 3 AGAIN?

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    Was it because someone informed Spieberg that you are involved with a website (The Scorched Planet) that engages in anti-semetic hatespeech or because you talk shit about Bay behind his back and take credit for the movies financial success. Either way, it only means that the movies can get better now that your out on your fat ass. Time for Double Dragon 2.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    CTM

    by CharlesThomasMathewsMom

    Don is still the lead producer of Transformers 3. The fact that you listen to IMDB proves your uselessness. Have a nice ban.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    OH AND TELL US AGAIN HOW TARANTINO BEAT YOUR ASS?

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    That guy looks like he'd get his ass whipped by a ten year old girl and yet he had you on the floor, pissing your pants and blubbering like the nauseating tub of lard that your are. Do you wake up night screaming “QUENTIN, NOOOOOOO!!!”. It’s funny that while you’ve been sucking Bay and Spielberg’s dicks, he’s managed to have both success AND respect, something that you can’t buy even with all your money. You can’t even buy a decent looking whore.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    "LEAD PRODUCER", OF WHAT? BLOWJOBS AND FLATULENCE?!? HAHAHAHA!!!

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    Ban from what dipshit? You think Knowles gives a fuck that I'm talking shit to a mongrel like you? He didn't even ban me last year during the Transformers talkback where I owned your ass and you threatened to get Paramount to remove their advertising from AICN like the little fucking bitch that you are which is why QT found your face soo punchable. If you're the "lead producer" then what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be, oh I don't know, PRODUCING? Or does Spielberg and Bay tell you to wait in the corner until they need dingleberries licked from their ass? Did you clean out the catering truck already? Where's your whore? Getting fucked by some black stud? You know that when she kisses you, she's most likely been sucking some other guys dick and garggling his cum after he took it out of her asshole and spewed his jizz in her cocksucker. Ain't love grand or, in your case, 5 grand which is what I imagine you pay her so she'll let you wiggle on her until you cum and squeal like a stuck pig. I'm at work and bored, what's your excuse for being here you fucking loser?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Banned

    by CharlesThomasMathewsMom

    If you weren't banned before then why the name change? Still flipping burgers I see. Have a nice ban.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    get ready for an onslaught of "they ripped off 28 Days Later!"

    by hegele

    bound to happen

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I think Don Murphy's been net bitch-slapped by everyone

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    It's just too easy.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I'VE BEEN BANNED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE THEN YOU MORON......

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    And a few dozen over the years. You'd know this if you were a regular lurker instead of just coming here when someone mentions your name limpdick. Seriously Two Chins, in the Hollywood hierarchy you rate below child pornographers.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Oh goody!

    by TedKordLives

    This is one of the best programs on this channel. Please continue.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    C'mon, now...

    by TedKordLives

    Yell at each other some more. Best free entertainment there is...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Loved the '62 movie as a kid.

    by Johnny Ahab

    Back in the 70s it was a staple on Friday night late-night "Chiller Theater" and it scared the crap out of me as a 5th grader. Sure, it's cheesy now - but I have a fond place for it in my geek heart. Liked the earlier BBC series, haven't seen the update. But I've long thought this was overdue for a modern remake with bad-ass special effects (although I could do without the 3-D). Like 28 DAY LATER, but immediately recognized it as a rip-off of DOTT.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Supermarch: "Being a prick in California is like..."

    by Big Dumb Ape

    "Don Murphy gets a bad rap. Being a prick in California is like being a fish in the ocean. Why single him out for running his mouth?"<p>Speaking as someone who moved to California to pursue my filmmaking dreams... and given the kinds of people that I've run into since moving here... that was soooo PERFECTLY stated. And now I'll have your phrase stuck in my head forever!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK'S A TRIFFID?!

    by oducerproducer

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Creepy Thin Man

    by CharlesThomasMathewsMom

    Epic Fucking Fail. Story of your sad, useless life. Bye Bye Twerp.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Orci, Orci, ORCI! We need to get

    by Dingbatty

    Orcus and Don Murphy in the same talkback.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Orcus, Orcus, ORCUS!

    by Dingbatty

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Smurph!

    by Lost Jarv

    Can you please leave triffids alone and go and fuck something up that I don't care about? <P>Oh, and did you see that Splice, as we told you, opened below marmaduke? What happened Donny? I thought it was meant to be the sleeper hit of the summer, was it weighed down by all that subtext?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Yay, Don Murphy!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I actually hope the movie will be decent and successful. A producer who will *personally* troll the hell out of you on message boards for badmouthing his movies deserves that!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for Transformers 3 to be over

    by Dingbatty

    with so we can get a reboot. Hopefully it'll get in the hands of people who won't turn it to shit.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Donny Two Chins...

    by dailysportspages

    The funniest thing about Murphy is that not even his directors or other producers like him. <br> Didnt Bay ban him from the set at one point?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    WOW TWO CHINS, YOU ARE SO TOUGH..........

    by TheTwilightZone

    What a personal triumph it must be for you to get me banned. Too bad it takes two minutes to re-register, about the same time you last in bed with that dirty slut you married. I hear that when she lived in Glasgow, her pussy was soo loose from all the cock she had that the US military could have used her labia to make parachutes for their entire army. You go crying to that fat ginger fuck because the mean burger flipper is making fun of you and your dog faced wife. Man, you are a fucking pathetic pussy but then we knew that when QT beat your ass. How did it feel to go groveling to that morbidly obese ginger scumbag to have me banned? The same person you relentlessly talked shit about, on your own message board, that you now have to go crawling to on your hands and knees, something you're used to when looking for sex from your ugly whore, to get me banned. I fucking own you bitch. No matter how many shitty movies to leach onto (while contributing NOTHING to the process), no matter how much money you have, you will NEVER get any respect because you are a fucking worm which is why both Tarantino and I got the better of you. Ha fucking Ha.....loser.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    by The_Skook

    It's time to film 'The Chrysalids'. 'Day of the Triffids' is one of those stories that every film maker 'makes their own'. In other words they screw it up on some level. If it is to be done, set it in the 50's and make it true to the book. Forget trying to shoehorn some eco message into it. The only anachronistic thing about the book is Wyndham's glimpse into the future in his reference to satellites being used as military weapons. By all means keep that, but don't make the mistake that the recent BBC version did and try to update it. And please, set it in England!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    What's frightening is that there is a thread

    by Dingbatty

    on his message board where he went trolling for 80's properties to ruin. Sadly, people gave up the goods.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Real nasty triffids this time, please.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    THE PLANTS ARE COMING TO GET US!!!!

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Didn't this already bite M. Night in the ass?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    He scares me..

    by Smashing

    His website is a shrine to passive aggressive hate and is a mecca for haters, he sensd them on missions to destroy the lives of people he feels have crossed him, never adults though, mainly teenagers who are berated and threatened, personal details are posted online and he uses his followers as an army

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Sort of an interesting end of the world novel

    by SmokingRobot

    That does not translate well to the screen. And it's kind of silly to boot. Everyone goes blind and gets eaten by walking plants. WTF? So many great science fiction books and people want to remake THIS?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Interest Level: Zero

    by Badger999

    Sounds pretty bad.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Creepy Thin Man

    by CharlesThomasMathewsMom

    You are so brave but you wouldn't even dare confront Murphy in person because you are a coward and a pussy. And which is it tool? I thought I couldn't get you banned and yet you were and will be again.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    KilliK

    by AsimovLives

    Ste+phen Norringhton IS a hack. Or you were spared the godawful experience of watching LXG? If so, i envy you. And BLADE has to be one of the most absurdly and weirdly over-rated movie i ever known.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Next up in 3D: PORN

    by Damned if I can login

    Yep...it's gonna happen. You'll be gettin' Ron Jeremy's schlong right between the eyes....or even worse, Peter North launching a huge salvo straight atcha...(shudder)

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Smurph!

    by Lost Jarv

    So, what went wrong with Splice? Was it because it was a laughably bad film, or did all the subtext weigh it down? <P>Seriously, I thought it was supposed to be "The Sleeper hit of the summer".

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Jeez Dingbatty, what the hell do you want?

    by orcus

    Orcus was trying to cut some Z's. Not Cheese, but Z's

  • Sept. 25, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Please smite Don Murphy for lying

    by Dingbatty

    about hiring a scriptwriter who "grew up with the mythology" for the Transformers live-actioners, thanks. Also, smite Bob Orci. Which would be yourself, I suppose.

  • Sept. 25, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives there is no need to dispute

    by KilliK

    about this.things are very clear: <p>Go read the original Blade comics and compare them to what Norrighton did with his movie.As Del Toro pointed out about Stephen: "Finally someone understands how it must be done" <p>2.The modernized dark stylistic direction of his movie PREDATES the Matrix.that has to say something about his "hackness" no? <p>and as for LXG,its a clear situation where the studio fucks the artist.Blaming the artist for that fiasco and not the studio,is like blaming the gun and not the killer who used it to kill someone.

  • April 14, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    dingbatty still has his head up his ass

    by orcus