Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mamo #75: Explaining the unexplainable, whilst just a little drunk.

A post gustatorial Mamo finds us slightly tipsy and more than a little opinionated. It was touch and go, would we make it without a major verbal slip up? Listen, and see how we managed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The name of that film is Enduring Love.
Atonement is one of the best books I've ever read but I don't think it will translate well on the big screen.

Ky in Boston

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

For a long time I didn't think it would possible for a good Sandman movie to be made. However, then I saw MirrorMask and I am now of the opinion that if Warren Brothers want to make a really good Sandman movie, they need to sign up Dave McKean as director. With MirrorMask costing only $4 million to make, McKean could likely do a Sandman movie for the low budget of $30 to $40 million and make it look like a $150+ million dollar movie. Maybe after McKean gets a few movies under his belt, it might get closer to a realistic possibility.

In the meantime, Neil Gaiman is set to direct an adaption of Death: The High Cost of Living, from his a script that he wrote himself. With Guillermo Del Toro now being the executive producer for the movie and it looks like the movie might finally go into production in 2007.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

As I said on the show, I'm not sure if Sandman should ever be developed by anyone, even McKean and Gaiman. I am equally unconvinced about High Cost of Living - it is one of my very favourite things ever, but I just don't see a movie there. Besides, Death is essentially uncastable. There is no living human actress who can bring all the things we brought to that character in our minds to supplement what the artists and Gaiman put on the page. That's how Death worked - she was a uniquely reader-generated creature.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

I personally think that a Dave McKean Sandman would be absolutely incredible. I don't think the whole 75 comic has be done as a movie, but it could focus on one of the storylines such as Seasons of Mists or A Midsummer Night's Dream or even an original short story if Gaiman is involved. Even if it fails at every level, I think it would still be worth it for the resulting McKean Sandman movie art book(s).

As for Death, I'm really interested in seeing what Gaiman has done with the story. Apparently the first draft of the script was a pretty much straight adaption of the comic, which Gaiman hated. After getting that first draft out of the way, he apparently made quite a few changes to the story so that it fit as a movie and now really likes it.

Yes, Death will be hard to cast and the movie will likely succeed or fail on who is casted. However, I don't think it's impossible to find someone to fit the part. These days I keep an open mind, after thinking that it would be impossible to properly cast adoptions such as Lord of the Rings, only to be proved wrong and surprised at the results.

3:01 PM  

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