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Old 05-01-2005, 18:57   #1
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V for Vendetta

Well, it is finally happening for sure -



And Natalie Portman is starring, no other cast has been announced yet - http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=6214
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Old 05-01-2005, 19:26   #2
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Wicked.

Though given cinema's treatment of Mr. Moore so far, I'm not getting overly excited.
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Old 05-01-2005, 21:38   #3
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Fingers crossed it will be set in a bleak dystopian Britain, and hasn't been relocated to America.

The 5th of November reference would suggest Britain.

Wonder if they'll rip into the Blair government instead of Thatcher like in the comics.

The record of Moore adaptations is awful: From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen....

Third time lucky I hope
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Old 05-01-2005, 22:01   #4
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oh, please, God, do not let them bugger this up. It is one of my favourite graphic novels.
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"Filming is expected to begin in March with a late 2005 release planned" -- first Friday in November, perhaps?

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Not an auspicious sign that they want to "Matrixise" it with the strapline. The sheer awfulness of the last 2 films should count against (not for) it IMO.

Shall we start taking bets on how long into the movie it is before the mask is discarded to reveal the thrusting features of the latest turk de jour a la Dredd? 15 minutes I reckon.
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Chances of the Evey Incarcarated scenes (or any of the death camp scenes for that matter) keeping their full strength is extremely low I'd imagine.

I also have a nagging feel that they'll make a big deal of who V is when a large thrust of the book was that it didn't matter who he was but what he did. If they make it Evey's dad I will throw my shoes at whatever screen I watch it on.
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Per the last two comments, let's hope they cast an unknown in the title role. We dont need to see him, so best we have no frame of reference for him at all. Perhaps the casting of a 'name' in the supporting role is a sign that they can survive without a star in the lead.
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Looks interesting.

I couldn't care less if it's faithful to the book, no film could equal it and none should try. All I ask is an interesting movie. So far it's evens we'll get one. (Unashamed From Hell fan.)

Although if V is Evrey's dad, I'll happily follow the spirit of the comic and burn the cinema to the ground.
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I know the scripts been knocking about for years. Long before the W brothers made the Matrix. Thankfully there not directing,(So no Guy Fawks in a latex suit.) a 2nd unit Star Wars director's got the gig. The last time a 2nd Unit Star Wars director got his hands on a film we ended up with battlefield Earth!
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I know the scripts been knocking about for years. Long before the W brothers made the Matrix. Thankfully there not directing,(So no Guy Fawks in a latex suit.) a 2nd unit Star Wars director's got the gig. The last time a 2nd Unit Star Wars director got his hands on a film we ended up with battlefield Earth!
Sir, you impugn the beauty that is Roger Christian and his delightful opus BattleField Earth hence John Travolta and myself will now bombard your mind with psychs...

Tell me when you've had enough and I'll stop. Maybe. If you say you love The Battlefield Earth, innit.
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Per the last two comments, let's hope they cast an unknown in the title role. We dont need to see him, so best we have no frame of reference for him at all. Perhaps the casting of a 'name' in the supporting role is a sign that they can survive without a star in the lead.
There's as much chance of that happening as getting an 'unknown' to play Rorshach, which is absolutely what that part needs...
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Ignorance aside, is this based on a book, or is it adapted from something else? I wouldn't mind reading some original material before this gets released. I guess it's a comic book, but was it adapted from something first?

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No, no 'conventional' source material other than Moore and Lloyd's comic; perhaps the finest British comic work of the '80s... go and buy it now.

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The last time a 2nd Unit Star Wars director got his hands on a film we ended up with battlefield Earth!
One word. Leverage. Eeeeep...

Gonna have to get this book.
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Second Unit Director of crap special effects films, yep this is going to be filmic gold alright.

I have a nasty feeling they'll transfer it to America and cash in on the "BUSH = HITLER!!!!!11111" dollars. How the whole Guy Falwkes thing would work in that setting I don't know mind.
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Yes, especially since V for Vendetta is reasonably obscure in the US, compared to Moore's other work.
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Ignorance aside, is this based on a book, or is it adapted from something else? I wouldn't mind reading some original material before this gets released. I guess it's a comic book, but was it adapted from something first?

It's a comic book, by one of the best in the field. It's amoungst his best ever work as well.

Very very dark in tone though.

V for Vendetta

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I remember buying the odd Warrior magazine with my pocket money, when V for Vendetta was first published as a serial (long before DC reprinted it and finished the story off).
I thought back then it would make a great movie. I hope and pray they don't mess this up.
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If you still had those Warrior mags they'd be worth something...
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