Sept. 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST
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
by Nice Marmot
. . . ever here of that OTHER producer of Transformers?
Sept. 23, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST
so for that reason...........I'm out.
Sept. 23, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
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
He got pwn3d by Buzz Maverick when the LoEG movie came out.
Sept. 23, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST
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
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST
With the original ending.
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
supermarch gets the Best Line I'll read All Day award. Well played.
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
i am legend. and danny boyle admitted that much.
Sept. 23, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST
Sept. 23, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST
come on guys,that movie is a classic.
Sept. 23, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
Bob Orci, except you flush the toilet three times.
Sept. 23, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST
Sept. 23, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST
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
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
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
How you summon Bob Orci then? You take a shit three times?
Sept. 23, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST
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
That almost makes me feel sympathy for Connery. Almost.
Sept. 23, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST
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
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
When I saw Jeanette Scott fight a triffid that spits poison and kills.
Sept. 23, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST
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
you forgot them again.
Sept. 23, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST
looks like a triffid kind of film.
Sept. 23, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST
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
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
I hate it almost as much as I hate Murphy and Bay.
Sept. 23, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST
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
Where's the big budget remake of that one? Huh? Huh?!?
Sept. 23, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
bound to happen
Sept. 23, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST
It's just too easy.
Sept. 23, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST
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
This is one of the best programs on this channel. Please continue.
Sept. 23, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST
Yell at each other some more. Best free entertainment there is...
Sept. 23, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST
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
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
Sept. 24, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST
Epic Fucking Fail. Story of your sad, useless life. Bye Bye Twerp.
Sept. 24, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST
Orcus and Don Murphy in the same talkback.
Sept. 24, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST
Sept. 24, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
by Mr Nicholas
Sept. 24, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST
Didn't this already bite M. Night in the ass?
Sept. 24, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST
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
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
Sounds pretty bad.
Sept. 24, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
Orcus was trying to cut some Z's. Not Cheese, but Z's
Sept. 25, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST
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
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