It was only a matter of time before Hollywood rose to the occasion… After Facebook, Aaron Sorkin, director of The Social Network, is to become the official director of computer-oriented dramas with an adaption of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. Sony bought the rights to the film in October, before the book even got published. Good move. I can already picture this as Oscar material, with potential Apple goodies bags for glamorous guests.
Spotlight on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus: the movie has not been released yet but there is already talk about a possible sequel. Co-writer Damon Lindelof stated to fans earlier this week: «If you like it and want more, there is TOTALLY a design for this story to continue in cool and unexpected ways». More interestingly, it seems they have always thought of Prometheus as «a new, grand mythology».
Let’s keep in a Ridley Scott/ Sci-Fi vein, with a possible sequel to the 1982 classic Blade Runner! Writer Hampton Fancher is in talks to reunite with the director. According to website The Wrap Movies, Hapton Fancher and Ridley Scott announced last thursday that they had planned the initial film as a trilogy.
The Exorcist is back… as a play this time. The stage adaptation will open on July 11, with John Doyle, known for his adaptation of Sweeney Todd, as director. Brooke Shields is to star as the mother of the possessed child, and Richard Chamberlain as the priest. If you find this hard to picture, you are not alone. What will happen to the «going down the stairs backwards» scene, the heads turning and projections of vomit? These are to be toned down, apparently. Wise decision. Playwright John Pielmeier said «The story of the battle bewteen faith and evil needed no spinning heads or green vomit.»… «The horror should unfold instead on a simple set with an incredible cast, and the central conflict between doubting Father Karras and the demon should be a series of debates, in which the young girl possessed is the least of the figures present».
I am not convinced…
After playing Hitchcock, Anthony Hopkins will star as Ernest Hemingway alongside Annette Bening as his wife. Andy Garcia will star in the film, as well as direct Hemingway and Fuentes. The film will focus on the writer’s life in the early 1950’s in Cuba and how he was inspired to write The Old Man and the Sea.
My question is, who will one day play Anthony Hopkins?