NOLAN PULLS OUT OF FILM REMAKE
While the screening of the Prisoner TV series remake fast approaches, Director Christopher Nolan (left) has pulled out of the proposed movie remake.
Speaking to "Cinefools" Producer Barry Mendel said; "Chris Nolan has dropped out of it but we have a first draft by David and Janet Peoples who wrote Twelve Monkeys and David wrote Unforgiven and it's a good draft and we're working on the script right now." Speaking of the TV series he stated; "If the series was wildly popular that might affect us but the screenplay that David and Janet wrote was such a re-imagination of the series, if you think of The Avengers that wasn't a commercially successful film but it was very much in the spirit of the original show."
He continued "This looks and feels so different that the tenants (sic) of the show are apparent but the execution of it is so different that I think it is unrecognisable, whereas the TV show is a well done, modernly shot updated version of the original show, but much more faithful to the original show."
With thanks to Giles Kendrick and Kevin Ryerson for this news item.
News Announced 21/8/2009, Archived 24/1/2010