"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Shaking fist at sky.

Gloria just mailed me saying that they are making a His Dark Materials movie. Let us sum up:

The screenwriter:

  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) (written by)
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) (play) (uncredited) (written by)
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Brazil (1985) (screenplay)

Okay, that's some fairly good stuff. I'm pretty comfortable with it. So obviously with a project of this caliber, with a fanbase that is rabid and madly in love with the series, well, you want your director to be as top-notch--

  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) (screenplay)
  • About a Boy (2002) (screenplay)
  • American Pie 2 (2001) (executive producer)
  • American Wedding (2003) (executive producer)

Oh shit.

And this is Lyra?!

At least most of the actors appear to be European.

< mdxi> "He has also indicated that he would like the part of Lee Scorsby to be played by Samuel L. Jackson."
< mdxi> HOLY SHIT, I'M IN A MOTHAFUCKIN BALLOON
< mdxi> LOOKIT THAT GODDAMN BEAR! THE BEAR FUCKIN' TALKS, NIGGA

November 3, 2006 11:38 PM