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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 08.11.11] post apocalyptic movie news



In the wake of the Harry Potter series ending and the enormous financial success of the final installment ($1.1 billion worldwide) some seem excited about the prospect of Warner Brothers hiring director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves for their multi-movie version of Stephen King's The Stand.

But before we jump for joy, let's just step back for a minute. As far as I'm concerned David Yates turned in the worst of the Potter series. The last two Deathly Hallow films are lifeless and dull as though he literally put a book on screen - the epitome of anti-cinema. There's little tension, he handles the multitude of characters haphazardly and the pacing is pathetic.


Some will argue that Yates is the perfect candidate for King's sprawling post-apocalyptic epic as he was able to handle a difficult book-to-screen transition, but King's book is hardly cinematic on its own.

Obviously I'm a fan of the book, but even if Kloves can distill the 1200 odd pages odd pages of prose into a scalable scipt, I have little faith that Yates can add anything moving to it.

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bob (9 years ago) Reply

How come no news of the firing of Frank Darabont?

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

that image is awesome. Any idea who the artist is?

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agentorange (9 years ago) Reply

@bob - just haven't got to it yet.

@ Anon - It's from the comics which are illustrated by Mike Perkins. Not sure if he does covers though.

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

@agentorange
cool thanks! I will look into the comics

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

I haven't seen the last Potter movie yet.
But I agree that the first Deathly Hollows was the most boring yet. I was hoping the last movie would be a bit better...

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shocbomb (9 years ago) Reply

That pic is pretty bad ass of the 3 goveremnt goons in level A hazmat suits and the reflection of a infected. Kind of shocked some low budget zombie movie never used a shot like that for the cover or posters, Actually that pic got me thinking sence it reflection of the person looks like a 28 days/weeks type of infected person or a zombie are the infected in this movie going to be violent raged fiilled infected or maybe even zombies ? Our are thy going to be just just your normal run of the mill humans dying from a infection like in the firt movie ? Kind of hoping for raged filled zombie like's myself

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wtf (9 years ago) Reply

no matter what, it can't be worse than the first movie. the book is great i read it three times already. but the movie made me wanna throw up my bowels.

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

To be fair, the Deathly Hallows books is hardly exciting. All I can really remember of it is the time spent in the tent bickering.

While I like The Stand I don't think it's suitable for the cinema. Some books are just meant to be read

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Aladdin Sarsippius (9 years ago) Reply

Everyone get out their Akiva Goldsman
voodoo dolls (You know what he did to I Am Legend right?) to keep his trifling ass
away from this project.


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