James Mangold Boarding 'The Deep Blue Good-By'

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nolannolanchrischris wrote:Bale will be starring
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/chris ... 201139639/
It's funny how Bale's next project DiCaprio was originally supposed to star and DiCaprio's next project Bale was originally supposed to star. :lol:

The funny thing is Bale seems tailor made for The Revenant while DiCaprio seems tailor made for this. Still happy the way it went because it is nice to see them stretch themselves.

I wish Greengrass was still directing this though, would of been an interesting change of pace for him.

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Allstar wrote:
nolannolanchrischris wrote:Bale will be starring
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/chris ... 201139639/
It's funny how Bale's next project DiCaprio was originally supposed to star and DiCaprio's next project Bale was originally supposed to star. :lol:

The funny thing is Bale seems tailor made for The Revenant while DiCaprio seems tailor made for this. Still happy the way it went because it is nice to see them stretch themselves.

I wish Greengrass was still directing this though, would of been an interesting change of pace for him.
I didn't know about Greengrass. What happened??

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Allstar wrote:
nolannolanchrischris wrote:Bale will be starring
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/chris ... 201139639/
It's funny how Bale's next project DiCaprio was originally supposed to star and DiCaprio's next project Bale was originally supposed to star. :lol:

The funny thing is Bale seems tailor made for The Revenant while DiCaprio seems tailor made for this. Still happy the way it went because it is nice to see them stretch themselves.
That is quite funny when you put it that way. :lol: And yeah neither are who I'd think of first for these roles but I'm optimistic they can both pull it off and surprise everyone.

Bale as a beach bum seducing women? Yep. I'm down with this.

Also, I'm just happy to hear a possible Bale project. I was fearing the guy will not work until 2016 or something like that.

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Scott got back to me fairly quickly when I reached out to him, and he told me that he had just finished talking to Mangold and Bale, and that he was hard at work on the project. My first question for him, and the most urgent question, was how hey were handling the time period. The McGee books are about Florida as the Wild West, a precursor to the rancid wilderness of the Carl Hiaasen novels, and I think of McDonald's Florida as being very much of a particular time and place.

"We’re doing it present day," Frank told me, and he went on to explain, "We deal with the anachronistic qualities of Travis by making him a loner, a vet of the Middle East bullshit wars and now broke as shit and living on a boat. You’d be surprised by how much still works from the period this way."

See, here's why I'm willing to give that the benefit of the doubt, even if it's a choice I wouldn't make. They're obviously talking about it. It's obviously a conversation that is active and ongoing, and they've got their approach. When you're adapting something, I don't demand that you blindly echo every choice the original made; I do ask that you consider changes if you're going to make them, and that you have a reason.

Frank went on to say, "Also, Florida is being overrun now by South American ex pats trying to hide their money. It’s the same colorful shit hole it was back then, so a lot of the issues there remain. We’ve just updated the socio-political context. We’ve amped up the sexual component to Travis as well as the stoner component. He gets high in this more than he’s sitting in bars drinking Dark & Stormy’s as he does in the books. Small things like that…"

It sounds like they're nowhere near done yet, but that they're approaching it as a team. He and Mangold are in communication, the two of them focused on this version of Travis McGee, and I'm willing to wait to see how they make all their choices before I react. I know they're going to try to make something great. Besides, Frank had one last thing he wanted to emphasize: "Bale will rock it."


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It's one project I'm following...

Hopefully it gets done this time.

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Kind of disappointed they're doing this in modern day.

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Rosamund Pike Lands Female Lead in ‘The Deep Blue Good-by’
James Mangold is directing with Chernin Entertainment, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran producing for Appian Way along with Amy Robinson.

First written by John D. MacDonald in 1964, “The Deep Blue Good-by” is the first in a series of 21 that followed Travis McGee, to be played by Christian Bale in the pic, a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women.

Dennis Lehane penned the script with Scott Frank working on the most recent draft.

Following the success of “Gone Girl,” which grossed more than $350 million at the worldwide box office and earned Pike an Oscar nomination, Fox and Pike seem happy staying in business with one another.

After the huge opening weekend of “Gone Girl,” Fox quickly offered Pike the female lead in its survival drama “The Mountains Between Us” which she will shoot after “The Deep Blue Good-by” in order for ‘Mountain’ to be ready for the proper weather conditions needed to tell the story.
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/rosam ... 201391197/

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Awesome.

Somehow I feel Pike went somewhat under looked in the industry with Gone Girl. I mean the academy hated the movie so that might explain it.

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Yeah this looks terrific.


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