Sunday, January 29, 2006

Updates! Part 2

So, I detest him, but other people read this, so I feel that it is my duty to inform you that Gaspard Noe has taken part in two "numerous-big-name-directors-on-DV-contribute-shorts" "films." The first (and more logical) pairs him with Marina Ambramovich, Matthew Barney, Marco Brambilla, Larry Clark, Sam Taylor-Wood and Richard Prince. Destricted is "Art meets sexuality in this unprecedented compilation of erotic art films made by the leading visual artists and filmmakers working today". Noe's film is aptly titled, We Fuck Alone. Hmmm...

The other is "just called 8, and it's an anthology project featuring short films by eight different filmmakers. [Jane]Champion's segment (!) is called The Water Diary, Noe's segment is called HIV. Six of the eight filmmakers have been confirmed. They are; Jane Champion Jodie Foster Robert Altman Jan Kounen Gaspar Noe Shinya Tsukamoto

That means there is no feature in the works (awww!), and no, Monica Bellucci will not costar.

Gregg Araki also has a new project. It seems as though he will return to all-too-familiar territory with his Sci-Fi Valley spook, CrEEEEps!

And speaking of familiar territory, in the onslaught of musician biopics, we have a Keith Moon bio starring Mike Meyers, Anton Corbijn's Ian Curtis biopic, Control, of course there's Nico, starring Tilda Swinton, directed by David Mackenzie and written by Blade Runner writing duo David Webb and Janet Peoples, Todd Haynes', I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Bob Dylan starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Richard Gere and Julianne Moore all portraying Dylan at different points in his career (how very Palindromes of him!), there's Untitled Dusty Springfield Project and I've heard rumors of an Edie Sedgwick bio (of which I can find no information) and an Iggy Pop bio that the rumor mill claims will star Elija Wood! Ha!

Neil Jordan is working on two new projects. Me and My Monster sounds very Little Monsters-y. The thriller, Borgia takes place "In fifteenth century Italy, as Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia is crowned the new pope, he looks to consolidate his power by manipulating his various family members." Sadly, it stars Colin Farrell, who I recently described as, "a monkey; and not even the smart kind of monkey who presses the green button and gets the taco."

Cronenberg is in the middle of filming I Kill apparently. Poor David, having to live it up in Montecarlo. London Fields was supposed to be his next after Painkillers (his first original screenplay since Existenz) was finally scrapped. It's still on the list, but IMDB reports that I Kill is shooting. Finally, Cronenberg is set to direct the pilot episode for an HBO series based on his wonderful film, Dead Ringers


Blogger J said...

Strange you mention hatred toward Gaspar Noe, instead of Larry Clark, who is, in my opinion, far, far worse.

1:45 AM  
Blogger J said...

I assume you mean Jane Campion.

6:00 AM  
Blogger J said...

Oh yuck, and, is Jude Law still supposed to play Ian Curtis? The guy in Michael Winterbottom's '24 Hour Party People' was excellent -- and possibly the only reason to see that film

6:02 AM  

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