Sunday, February 04, 2007

We Can't Wait #16 Stardust

Michelle Pfeiffer works her magic. Literally.

I've posted about Stardust so often the readers probably feel as if they've read the cliff notes of Neil Gaiman's fine fantasy novel which is about a young man on a dangerous search for a fallen star in a magical land.

Save me my blog buddies from going berserk for the (15th?) time over Michelle Pfeiffer's reemergence (she's the sorceress villain). There must be some other reason to see this...

Gabriel: Well, there are a few other people in the flick, Nathaniel: Robert De Niro, Peter O'Toole, Sienna Miller, Claire Danes, Ricky Gervais, and Rupert Everett, to name a few. And Neil Gaiman's brilliant. But my main concern is execution: with an untested screenwriter (Jane Goldman) and a director with only one major work under his belt (Matthew Vaughn of Layer Cake fame, who gave up X-Men United to do this instead), the proof will really be in the proverbial pudding.

JA: I'm really hoping they get this thing right so a bunch of other Gaiman-movies can be made - films of Good Omens and American Gods would make my heart explode with glee (as long as they're done correctly, of course).

Also, a question: Is the Tori Amos Tree showing up? And if so, why isn't she voicing it?

Joe: Gaiman’s my #1 reason to see this. All of his books are so very cinematic, so I have no doubt this has some great potential. Sienna Miller notwithstanding.

Nathaniel: Stardust opens on August 10th in theaters everywhere. That gives you plenty of time to read the book beforehand. You'll want to. It's a unique joy.

The Official Site is mostly empty at this point but stay tuned. You can also check out Neil Gaiman's website where there's always something happening.

previously on "we can't wait"
#17 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
#18 Spider-Man 3
#19 Rendition
#20 The Bourne Ultimatum
Intro -films that didn't make the list

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

to answer the Tree/Tori Amos question. No, the Tree is not in the movie, they wanted to do it but, budget and time issues forced them to leave it out.

JA said...

Ah, thanks, anonymous. I haven't read the book yet (keeps getting set aside for something else), so I wasn't sure how integral she was to the story.