Sunday, November 27, 2005

Aussie "Spectacular! Spectacular!"

Presenting... our first Best Pic nominee of 2009 --I say '09 because it takes Bazmark aeons to get movies made. grumble. Still "Crowe. Kidman. Luhrmann." um... 'wow' on the starpower should it come to pass. It's like another Eyes Wide Shut marketing campaign waiting to happen.

6 comments:

Russ said...

At long last! ;)

Ali said...

I don't know how Baz can juggle three projects at once. But I'm glad he's abandoned the "Alexander" project for now; he should wait a few years until the bad taste of Stone's version leaves the public mind (although I am one of the few who liked his take...)

Re: "Cinderella Man" - I gave it the same grade! Excellent...

adam k. said...

Why did Eucalyptus go under anyway? I don't remember. It sounded so promising...

Kamikaze Camel said...

Adam, there was apparent issues with the script (although, people have denied this). There was also apparently trouble with Russell Crowe demanding certain things and the director (of special Aussie treat Proof, about a blind photographer played by Hugo Weaving and with Russell Crowe as his friend) wasn't too happy.

But it was extremely odd that they cast Kidman in the first place because the character is meant to be in her teens I believe. She was meant to be played by Abbie Cornish, from Somersault and the upcoming Heath Ledger movie Candy who actually is young.

Anyway.

Anything by Luhrmann and/or Kidman immediately piques my interest and my appetite is whetted by this news. Plus Russell Crowe is just an excellent addition (when he ever less than good).

And I'm glad it's going to be an Australian movie. Yes, financed by America, but Australian nonetheless (like Moulin Rouge!).

I am randomly feeling patriotic about Australian lately. Odd.

-Glenn

Anonymous said...

Yep...if done right, it could be amazing... 2 of our best actors and one of out most underrated directors all in 1 movie?


Awesome!

Kamikaze Camel said...

And it will no doubt have a great supporting cast, knowing Luhrmann. Eucalyptus had Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and Roy Billing. That was mighty impressive.

-Glenn