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Title: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on August 30, 2017, 12:58:10 PM
I haven't heard anything about it and apparently he hasn't even written it yet. Would love some unconfirmed rumors from whoever has em.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 30, 2017, 01:36:30 PM
it's titled Patience and his biggest fans haven't heard of it yet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on August 30, 2017, 01:41:11 PM
Scoreless adaptation of Metal Gear Solid starring Vincent Froio.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on August 30, 2017, 01:46:06 PM
It's a spin off movie with Lance from PDL
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 30, 2017, 02:34:45 PM
It's a movie about someone on the internet with no jokes left and how he manages to survive in it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ono on September 26, 2017, 04:21:19 PM
I have so much love to give.  I just don't know where to put it.

They brainstormin'.  They seen some shit.

https://twitter.com/cigsandredvines/status/912718585889542144
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on October 02, 2017, 05:16:51 PM
Real talk, I spoke to one of Mr. Anderson's close friends in Los Angeles who said the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 02, 2017, 07:33:27 PM
Real talk, I spoke to one of Mr. Anderson's close friends in Los Angeles who said the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

 :shock:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 02, 2017, 09:51:57 PM
the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

I'm really up for "great" and "another ready to go".  Not sure if I can handle "really weird".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Vicko99 on October 04, 2017, 08:10:52 AM
the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

I'm really up for "great" and "another ready to go".  Not sure if I can handle "really weird".
You're in the wrong director thread then.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: budwillies on October 04, 2017, 12:43:51 PM
Real talk, I spoke to one of Mr. Anderson's close friends in Los Angeles who said the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

Really excited.  Hopefully, the trailer drops next week.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 04, 2017, 03:16:34 PM
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Not sure if I can handle "really weird".

You're a PTA fan aren't you?

Yep.  One of his biggest.

But I'm still butthurt about how much I disliked Inherent Vice...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 04, 2017, 04:32:09 PM
You can argue that it's more disliking Pynchon than disliking PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 04, 2017, 05:03:29 PM
I was also not thrilled with Inherent Vice, and I agree it probably goes back to the source material. That's probably what I was getting at with this:

What I'm not feeling is a beating heart at the center, or a story that is screaming to be heard, or any character with a particularly rich inner life . . . This just doesn't have the soul that I assume a PTA movie will have.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 04, 2017, 05:27:27 PM
Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc. The time with his character needed to breathe more and be more loose and fun.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 04, 2017, 05:51:32 PM
i'll just let the movie speak for itself. IV slays, no question.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 04, 2017, 06:51:06 PM
After disliking Inherent Vice so much, I could only hope that it was a very faithful, and skillful adaptation of "problematic" source material.  It made no sense to me that PTA, who had proven his story-telling skills multiple times, could make a film about people I felt absolutely no connection to.  It's ultimately what makes or breaks a film for me:  I need to care--on some level--about what happens to the people whose story is being told.  I didn't care at all about Doc & Co.--nor what they were doing and seeking in the film.  I generally enjoy movies set in the '70s (came of age in that era.  Enjoying The Deuce so far, etc.)..but even that aspect of it didn't effect me positively. 

I couldn't figure out, either, why the humor fell so flat for me in IV.  The timing was off, and he seemed to be hitting to jokes too broadly.  (And don't get me started on the trailer!  A TOTAL misrepresentation of the film, in my mind.)

I'm wondering if I should try watching the film again--with the sound off.  I've tried rewatching the movie twice now--and never made it more than about an hour in before just throwing up my hands (and the remote at the TV) in abject frustration. 

I'm trying to remain open-minded about 'Thread', but IV did such psychic damage (yes, an exaggeration--it's just a movie) that I'm honestly got some trepidation about seeing it.  It's why the 'weird' label for 'Thread' a few posts back gave me pause...  I'm not against weird per-se, but it needs to be GOOD weird...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 04, 2017, 06:59:29 PM
I could only hope that it was a very faithful, and skillful adaptation of "problematic" source material.  It made no sense to me that PTA, who had proven his story-telling skills multiple times, could make a film about people I felt absolutely no connection to.  It's ultimately what makes or breaks a film for me:  I need to care--on some level--about what happens to the people whose story is being told.  I didn't care at all about Doc & Co.--nor what they were doing and seeking in the film.

That is exactly how I felt as well. I think a lot of people who loved IV were bringing information from the book (which is fair). I think wilder is right that there is a lot going on aesthetically, but it clearly did want to be a character-based film, and the characters did not connect with me. I felt genuinely depressed that a PTA movie could feel so cold.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on October 04, 2017, 07:10:53 PM
Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc. The time with his character needed to breathe more and be more loose and fun.

Well no, that's not what the movie should be about. The last thing anyone needs is another Big Lebowski.

It's PTA's best and most mature, imo.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 04, 2017, 07:13:42 PM
a way to stay open minded is by dropping statements like "needed" and "GOOD weird". that's literally a way to stay open minded.

i've watched IV three times and i've never had a problem with it, it's grown and stayed with me. it's impossible for me to call the movie cold because it's impossible for me to call Doc cold. it's such a mellow narrative mixture of interconnectivity and riotous paranoia, it's by far the most non-dramatc city-like narrative PTA has orchestrated. you guys don't even chat its philosophy. no mentioning of the things that were taking place in the movie, only that it wasn't the movie you wanted to be. i'd say Pynchon helped and i wouldn't say Pynchon hurt. Pynchon and PTA know the same thing, that everything is about atmosphere. you don't teach people based on what you tell them, you teach people based on how you make them feel. that's science. anyway you guys sound crazy to me but it's just a thing that's hilarious enough to be taking place here and it's only life.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on October 04, 2017, 09:29:23 PM
That is exactly how I felt as well. I think a lot of people who loved IV were bringing information from the book (which is fair). I think wilder is right that there is a lot going on aesthetically, but it clearly did want to be a character-based film, and the characters did not connect with me. I felt genuinely depressed that a PTA movie could feel so cold.

I won't deny that reading the book probably made it a more comprehensible experience for me but I disagree with this, the book is way more meandering, distant and bizarre. PTA did do a good job in making it a more heartfelt experience. In the limited time he had, he added more emotional weight to Doc's relationship with Shasta and Bigfoot- even Coy's family stuff. It comes across better in the film than it does in the book. Doc's life is a revolving door of people, full of growing disconnection and discontent- while the other characters are a bit hazy, Doc himself is pretty easy to connect with. I agree with Jenk when he says "it's impossible for me to call the movie cold because it's impossible for me to call Doc cold", Doc's generally a good dude in world growing more cold.

Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc.
I suppose this is an example of me bringing information from the book but crazily enough, PTA did the above. He slimmed it down considerably from the source. IV is a technical display for PTA in regard to editing and writing.

I wrote similar stuff in the IV thread about the same topic.
Phantom Thread will probably be a more obviously PTA type movie because it's coming straight from his head whereas with IV, it was him adapting a difficult to adapt book and then tuning it to his own sensibilities (probably the same deal with TWBB, but I can't really comment on that).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 05, 2017, 04:32:55 AM
Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc. The time with his character needed to breathe more and be more loose and fun.

Well no, that's not what the movie should be about. The last thing anyone needs is another Big Lebowski.

It's PTA's best and most mature, imo.

Haha, I was thinking more offbeat films of the 1970s. Anderson already films with a tone and realism more akin to that decade and the 60s than what Big Lebowski features. I would have liked him to essentially made same film but simplified a lot of the story and followed the wandering life of Doc more.

Mature is an interesting idea for IA. It's one of his lesser films for me but I would like an explanation how this stands out compared to what he's done prior.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on December 27, 2017, 10:03:55 AM
"What I will probably try to do next—foolishly—is to go back to that 600 pages thing I have and try to see if there's anything I can carve out of it. I'll try to approach it in the next couple of months the same way that I just described; I think that I'll probably try to daydream about what I know is in there and wonder how much I can get away with not looking at it and just write from what I know in there is good."

From the Bill Simmons podcast.

I also read recently but I don't remember where that he had an idea with "wide spaces" involved. In California.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on December 27, 2017, 11:34:03 AM
has he talked about "that 600 pages thing" before?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on December 27, 2017, 01:52:48 PM
Earlier in the podcast, he described Boogie Nights and Magnolia as those "600 page things", so this probably indicates PTA is interested in doing something more ensemble driven
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on December 31, 2017, 01:58:18 PM
I recently read that Phantom Thread was going to be a ghost story at one point -- something in the vein of M.R. James' stories. That's really interesting. There's a thematic precedent of sorts via The Master's emphasis on past lives, the Casper movie that Freddie watches, etc. Plus, in general, PTA's movies suggest a lot of fondness for bygone eras, and I can see how focusing more directly on ghosts could amplify that aspect in interesting ways.

Personally, though, I hope his choice is even more out of left field and focuses on extraterrestrials. He mentioned his appreciation of Close Encounters of the Third Kind fairly recently, I think, and that got me wondering about the idea of him doing a sci-fi movie. I guess, in a way, that might sound as outlandish and unlikely as PTA adapting Metal Gear Solid (remember that false rumour?), but I don't know. It'd be so fascinating to see his sensibilities adapted to such a new context. I wonder if he liked Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 02, 2018, 06:13:35 PM
Whatever the project ends up being, i'm going to bet it's set in present day. Funny enough, he hasn't made one since Punch Drunk Love and on the Bill Simmons podcast, seemed like he was yearning to do one.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on January 08, 2018, 05:37:23 PM
I went looking through the back pages of this forum and found bits of a Total Film interview from 2003 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=318.0):

Quote from:
PTA: "I don't have a career plan so I can't say for sure but I don't think I have much interest in doing anything that I don't generate. I know Sam Raimi has a love of comic books and an interest in doing Spider-Man, but that's another level of working and making movies that I think is probably a bit more invasive than I could manage. But I'm still very young and there's a bunch of genres out there that I want to tackle."

TF: "Such as?"

PTA: "Every single one of 'em. I mean, if you said 'western' I could go on for ages about westerns. That'd be great. Or a good old-fashioned English period drama. And I'd love to make a fuckin' scary movie. Real terror movie. One that'd make you go: 'I'm going to see this to get scared. Something like that.'"


It's now well over a decade later and his take on "a good old-fashioned English period drama" is out (I mean, I haven't seen the new film yet, unfortunately, but I'm assuming that label more or less fits).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilder on January 08, 2018, 05:48:01 PM
I hold out hope for this

In other news, critic Glenn Kenny recently pointed us towards this article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about late night horror host Ghoulardi (PTA's father Ernie Anderson) commemorating the 50th anniversary of his first broadcast. There's also a sidebar featuring some nice quotes from Paul. He talks about watching movies with his dad and that he's thought about setting a film in that era of the early days of local television.

    "From time to time I've thought about making a film about that era of local TV and the kind of Wild West lawlessness and the things that could happen. When my dad was doing it, it wasn't national, it was local. And it felt like lunch time was drinking time and you could come back to work totally hammered." 

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2013/01/ben-affleck-shouts-out-pta-at-golden.html

and this

And damn, Maron mentioning that it sounded like PTA was making a film based on the Hollywood Blacklist was so on point, I could really see that in my head. Just like his idea for the 'early days of tv' film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 19, 2018, 08:16:44 AM
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Indeed, he shows no sign of slowing down. “I have a very strong idea of what I will do next,” he says. “I have to corral it into existence, because there’s a lot of material that I’ve written over the years, dating as far back as 1998-99, that’s been many different things, over many different years, that now it would be great to go back to.” Of course, he declines to elaborate.

https://amp.ft.com/content/4745f4a8-fb14-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a?__twitter_impression=true
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on January 19, 2018, 11:39:17 AM
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Indeed, he shows no sign of slowing down. “I have a very strong idea of what I will do next,” he says. “I have to corral it into existence, because there’s a lot of material that I’ve written over the years, dating as far back as 1998-99, that’s been many different things, over many different years, that now it would be great to go back to.” Of course, he declines to elaborate.

https://amp.ft.com/content/4745f4a8-fb14-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a?__twitter_impression=true

Anyway to copy that for non-subscribers?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 19, 2018, 12:13:20 PM
Wow, I'm not and I had access to it earlier...I sent quotes to a friend:

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Anderson tells a story about reading film listings in a historical paper — a hobby of his. “I’m looking at an old newspaper from the 1950s,” he says, “which everyone sort of looks back at and says, ‘God, that was a glorious time’ — and I’m like, look, I just looked at the newspaper and there’s maybe three movies that I’ve heard of which are fantastic, that are still classics. But there’s 50 movies out that I’ve never heard of — [and] each one looks like a bigger piece of shit than the last one!

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I later express a degree of scepticism at his frequent displays of humility. Anderson has never made a poorly reviewed film; this summer There Will Be Blood was ranked by The New York Times as the greatest movie of the 21st century so far.

“As Kendrick Lamar says . . . ” he says, drifting off and lounging back into his seat.

I finish the sentence, quoting the rapper’s song from last year: “‘Bitch, be humble.’”

Anderson points a finger at me and grins.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on January 19, 2018, 12:20:26 PM
Try this link:
https://www.ft.com/content/4745f4a8-fb14-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a

It works for me now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on January 19, 2018, 12:24:12 PM
Didn't work for me.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on January 19, 2018, 12:29:38 PM
Strangely enough Dren's link didn't work for me either but mine did but it doesn't now.
Anyway, if it's not against the rules I can paste it here or in the interviews thread or save it and pm.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on January 19, 2018, 01:27:26 PM
I went looking through the back pages of this forum and found bits of a Total Film interview from 2003 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=318.0):

Quote from:
PTA: "I don't have a career plan so I can't say for sure but I don't think I have much interest in doing anything that I don't generate. I know Sam Raimi has a love of comic books and an interest in doing Spider-Man, but that's another level of working and making movies that I think is probably a bit more invasive than I could manage. But I'm still very young and there's a bunch of genres out there that I want to tackle."

TF: "Such as?"

PTA: "Every single one of 'em. I mean, if you said 'western' I could go on for ages about westerns. That'd be great. Or a good old-fashioned English period drama. And I'd love to make a fuckin' scary movie. Real terror movie. One that'd make you go: 'I'm going to see this to get scared. Something like that.'"


It's now well over a decade later and his take on "a good old-fashioned English period drama" is out (I mean, I haven't seen the new film yet, unfortunately, but I'm assuming that label more or less fits).

Stanley Kubrick made his "good old-fashioned British period drama" when he was 47, and so did PTA. The logical conclusion is that he will make the horror film next. It's almost a fact.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/7/7b/Eliza_Simpson_Detective.png/revision/latest?cb=20111221073444)

Sincerely,
Pubrick

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on January 19, 2018, 05:16:01 PM
Maybe Warner Bros. could offer him that "Overlook Hotel" project they were trying to get made a few years ago.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: supermarket trolley on January 19, 2018, 06:10:12 PM
Does anybody else remember him saying something about having an idea for an action movie influenced by Baraka? Or did I imagine that? This was probably in a late-90s/ early 2000s interview. So I'm hoping if the next thing involves ideas from 98/99 it has something to do with this. But again, maybe I'm tripping?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 19, 2018, 06:41:24 PM
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I have an idea that has wide-open spaces, which would be really fun to do.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/director-paul-thomas-anderson-on-phantom-thread-mortality.html


Ok, I found the interview where he talked  about wide-open spaces. So. His next movie will be filmed in scope, set in the present the day.

(I hope.)

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on January 20, 2018, 09:36:48 AM
He talked about working on material about feuding families around the time of There Will Be Blood. I imagine parts might have made it into the movie but a lot of it was shelved/drawered.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilder on January 23, 2018, 05:25:06 PM
Minor Phantom Thread Spoilers

From the Fresh Air interview on NPR:

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Terry Gross: It’s also a ghost story. I mean ‘Phantom’ is in the title of the movie, his mother is kind of like a ghost in the story because she haunts his dreams, he sees images of her - he feels like she is watching over him. Are you interested in ghost stories, too?

PTA: Very much, to the point where I’d like to make one that dealt with it for 2 solid hours rather than as a kind of ‘hovering element’ - we have it as a hovering element. I’d like to sort of address it dead-on. I love the idea of ghosts. I’d like to think that there are ghosts around me, helping me, coming to me in my dreams. It’s always a great feeling when you get visited by someone from the beyond who isn’t with you, anymore.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on January 23, 2018, 05:44:10 PM
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I have an idea that has wide-open spaces, which would be really fun to do.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/director-paul-thomas-anderson-on-phantom-thread-mortality.html


Ok, I found the interview where he talked  about wide-open spaces. So. His next movie will be filmed in scope, set in the present the day.

(I hope.)

I hope so too. That's one of the qualms I have with the last three movies. The Master did its thing with portraiture, which is fine, but I was hoping for a free-wheeling panoramic with Inherent Vice. I still love IV, but I thought some more Boogie Nights-esque sprawl and less flat photography closeups would've been better. Feels too claustrophobic.

Spoilers

Phantom Thread had the claustrophobic feel to much of it -- which is fine because it is a chamber drama -- but it would've been cool to see openness to the frames. The setting feels British, sure, but the period and sense of space outside of the house feels undetermined. It doesn't much engage with the outside world. Again, that's fine, and it's still a damn great movie.

/Spoilers

I guess it comes down to personal preference. I've opened up to the ultra closeup thing, but my heart still lies with wide open, panoramic scale shots being included. Obviously they're harder to get if there's budget and choreography/coordination and set design involved. Could be very hard when it comes to period pieces.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on January 24, 2018, 11:07:18 AM
I should also add that

Spoilers
Phantom Thread has tons of camera movement, which I love, albeit in closed spaces. But that camera movement is damn good.
/Spoilers
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on January 31, 2018, 01:50:58 PM
http://bit.ly/2BHjlwO


If this ends up becoming a thing, I'll be officially convinced he's stuck in period pieces due to watching so much TCM, which isn't a problem!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on January 31, 2018, 02:02:31 PM
I have no problem with PTA continuing to do period pieces.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 31, 2018, 09:21:52 PM
His youthful days are over. He said recently to Bill Simmons he wished more directors would act their age in what they made.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on January 31, 2018, 10:28:01 PM
He just released a movie where the main character's name is a dick joke. Even if he "acts his age", I don't think Paul's going to go stale anytime soon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 31, 2018, 11:21:43 PM
Tiffany Haddish Confirms She’s Speaking to Paul Thomas Anderson: ‘We’re Probably Going to Work Together’

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/01/tiffany-haddish-paul-thomas-anderson-talks-movie-details-1201923711/

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The comedian has confirmed to Vulture that she has in fact called Anderson directly and now the two have spoken multiple times about a potential collaboration. Haddish says she and Anderson will “probably work together.”

“I’ve been talking to him on the telephone!” Haddish said. “I mean, he put his phone number out there, so I had to call. I’ve talked to him a few times and we’re probably gonna work together.

The collaboration is in the very early stages of development, but Haddish disclosed the two have been talking about the “Little Harlem” era of 1940s Los Angeles. It’s not clear if the topic is being discussed as a potential movie setting or if the two are just talking about it because it both interests them.

“Well, we’ve been talking a lot about Los Angeles, back when Central Avenue was the Sunset Boulevard of L.A,” Haddish said when asked about her talks with Anderson. “I don’t know, I don’t know!”

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on February 01, 2018, 07:21:02 AM
There's a difference between making a movie set in the present day and acting like you're 26!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on February 01, 2018, 02:35:27 PM
I don't really get the hate for Tarantino. I thought Inglorious Basterds was great. Django was good (though parts of the plot didn't really stand to common sense). My biggest gripe with Hateful Eight was that I didn't see much push to do something different from what Tarantino's done before. Nonetheless, a "Tarantino just being Tarantino again" movie is still far better than a ton of crappola out there, and he continues to be a highly stylized and unique voice in cinema. Plus he's so freaking enthusiastic about movies and lives and breathes them.

Of course, we shouldn't shy away from criticism no matter who the person is, but I don't think Tarantino is deserving the hate. I actually think that he gets that hate because his movies are so freaking good.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on February 01, 2018, 02:53:06 PM
I still really enjoy his films, but post-Kill Bill, or maybe even Inglorious Basterds, they just don't seem to have quite the same soul as the earlier ones, particularly Jackie Brown. (I love Jackie Brown intensely.) I've come to terms with this, however, and am really looking forward to his Manson film (not so much Star Trek.)

I heard someone on some podcast, I think Someone Else's Movie, express a similar sentiment, saying his characters and dialogue all used to sound totally unique and distinct from one another, whereas now, though the writing is still consistently strong from film to film, the characters all sound like Tarantino. It's still good, but not quite the same. I don't disagree with this.

I also reckon lots of people might feel the same about PTA these days, particularly in regard to Inherent Vice (they're wrong, of course.)  :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 01, 2018, 02:59:14 PM
I don't think its a Tarantino diss at all, unless I'm missing something I think its just referencing what QT has been saying about his own output and legacy for the past few years...

The reason Tarantino keeps claiming he's retiring after 10 films is because he is obsessed with his legacy and has a fear of getting old and making a few clunkers at the tail end of his career as so many filmmakers have. PTA and QT are both firmly in their prime years right now if you ask me.

Also no way QT's 10th film with actually be his last. I think that's partly a ploy to get studios to pony up $100m+ for his next few projects bc they may not get the chance again. I think after 10 he's gonna fuck around in the TV world for a few years and play coy before he gets a studio to cough up another serious chunk of change for his big triumphant comeback film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on February 01, 2018, 03:01:17 PM
I hope that turns out to be true. ^^
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 01, 2018, 03:08:17 PM
i'm proposing the idea that from Kill Bill to Inglourious Basterds to Django Unchained, QT was developing a rational perspective on the concept of revenge, a true appreciation for vengeance, which is one of the most violent major themes in the arts, a real fucking crusher, and i believe he reached a pitch on Django Unchained.



show me better! blood on the cotton at the end. i believe with H8 he reset himself back into further complexities which he'll flower during #9. that's what i'm proposing.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on February 01, 2018, 03:22:40 PM
I don't really get the hate for Tarantino. I thought Inglorious Basterds was great. Django was good (though parts of the plot didn't really stand to common sense). My biggest gripe with Hateful Eight was that I didn't see much push to do something different from what Tarantino's done before. Nonetheless, a "Tarantino just being Tarantino again" movie is still far better than a ton of crappola out there, and he continues to be a highly stylized and unique voice in cinema. Plus he's so freaking enthusiastic about movies and lives and breathes them.

Of course, we shouldn't shy away from criticism no matter who the person is, but I don't think Tarantino is deserving the hate. I actually think that he gets that hate because his movies are so freaking good.

I was obsessed with Tarantino in my teens, and then had my hate Tarantino period in my earlier 20s and was really pretentious about it. now i'm like "no, he's great and I don't care what people say". I also thought Hateful Eight was amazing, and have no reason to believe that he is declining. the next one sound promising.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on February 01, 2018, 04:26:27 PM
I still really enjoy his films, but post-Kill Bill, or maybe even Inglorious Basterds, they just don't seem to have quite the same soul as the earlier ones, particularly Jackie Brown. (I love Jackie Brown intensely.) I've come to terms with this, however, and am really looking forward to his Manson film (not so much Star Trek.)

I get this. I suppose I have the same general feelings too. His early-ish stuff is transcendental, if you ask me. Personally, at least, there are moments in those early films that are sublime. The later stuff seems to lack a bit of that 90s/early 2000s era magic, but I still think his films from post-Kill Bill on are top notch relative to the majority of things that come from other directors, but maybe not as good relative to his own earlier filmography.

As a general comment, I get that people just might not jive with his particular style of storytelling and the way he shows violence. That's fine. If it personally doesn't suit someone, ah well. And then I can also get that he might come off as arrogant or self-important in interviews (I've seen some comments about that before), but I think it's just that he's eccentric and so enthusiastic about cinema. I've seen tons of comments online saying he's obsessed with particular genres and sees things in a deficient, egocentric way that makes his films garbage, and that's the sort of thing that irks me and leads me to believe that those people are just jealous about his status and willingness to wear what he loves about films on his sleeve. Is it for everyone? No. But, aside from enjoying his films, I have to appreciate that someone is working on his craft with such vigor, authenticity, and enthusiasm, and brings to the table a unique vision and intense knowledge of film history. Even if he puts out something I'm not so hot about, I respect his love for deep love for film that gets poured into whatever he does (and is he perfect? Nah, but that's a very small thing to me). It's a bit disappointing to see a bunch of people speak ill about his personal life and talk about his films like they're self-centred pieces of garbage because he's kind of weird and so into certain styles of movies that aren't totally Hollywood mainstream.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 01, 2018, 05:33:01 PM
It's funny but when I was thinking about filmmakers acting their age, one example I thought of was Martin Scorsese and The Wolf of Wall Street. When I say that, I don't think he's going to return to the zest and zeal of Boogie Nights or Magnolia. Look how dialed back Inherent Vice is compared to Boogie Nights and I think PTA is a filmmaker of restraint compared to his early days (also saying he would tell himself during Magnolia to calm the fuck down and cut 20 minutes).

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on February 02, 2018, 12:21:22 PM
I want PTA to make a family movie in based in the suburbs.

See: Boogie Nights (https://www.headstuff.org/film/boogie-nights-20-year-anniversary/).    :wink:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on February 05, 2018, 05:03:29 PM
"Initially, I thought we’d film [this] in Cornwall – Daphne du Maurier country. I don’t feel like I’m done here. My first idea was to do [an adaptation] of MR James, a Cambridge professor who’d write these great Christmas horror stories, and I may still revisit that.’"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on February 05, 2018, 08:50:26 PM
I would love to see him make a full-on ghost movie. Though can he top our very own Ghostboy? Not so sure.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HACKANUT on February 06, 2018, 05:21:46 PM
give me a ghost story or give me a 40s LA jazz epic. or both.

THIS SUMMER.
TIFFANY HADDISH IS SCARED AF, SEEEEEE?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on February 06, 2018, 05:30:07 PM
Who is this Tiffany Haddish and why does he want to work with her so badly?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Reelist on February 06, 2018, 06:10:23 PM
She’s a comedian who had some TV acting roles, but her breakout was in ‘Girl’s Trip’ last summer. I’ve heard alot of glowing praise for the movie but PTA’s endorsement seals the deal that it must be good.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on February 06, 2018, 06:16:10 PM
I would hesitate to say it was good, but she is very memorably good in it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on February 06, 2018, 06:26:47 PM
Yes, people talk about how good she is. They don't talk about the movie.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on February 06, 2018, 08:10:01 PM
I watched a few clips with her, and totally fell in love with her. She's amazing. A PTA comedy with her would be gold. Something short and sweet like Punch-Drunk Love, maybe?

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HACKANUT on February 07, 2018, 08:39:27 AM
if the Jazz Epic is gonna be a thing, I can see her as a really charismatic lounge singer. Maybe PTA can bring back the wonderful Don Cheadle?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on February 07, 2018, 02:27:41 PM
I tried watching Girls Trip but it was baaaaaad.

And yes please bring back Don Cheadle!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on February 07, 2018, 07:18:05 PM
I've been listening to PTA podcasts lately and came across some words he had to say about Tiffany Haddish:

&t=70m35s

He also has some interesting things to say about  movies "rushing around" and cuts happening too fast, which can take away from a great performance of an actor doing their thing. That part is shortly after the timestamp in the link I provided, at about 1:13:20.

EDIT: Whoops! My timestamp for the podcast didn't work! PTA talks about Tiffany Haddish at 1:10:45!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on March 06, 2018, 01:00:12 AM
She talked about two different ideas PTA discussed with her:

https://mobile.twitter.com/djkevlar/status/970755813630361601


The 1600's film would be in London...I bet that's a ghost story.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HACKANUT on March 10, 2018, 01:25:09 PM
wow 1600s. was not expecting that! a ghost story would be so wonderful but its impossible to choose between 30s/40s black LA or 1600s spooky england.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on March 10, 2018, 03:57:12 PM
Her saying she expects to work with PTA before Chalamet tells me his next film might be closer than we realize.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on March 30, 2018, 05:48:15 AM
it makes me happy that he's making movies at a faster pace now. no more five years wait!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 16, 2018, 07:27:44 PM
So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: matt35mm on April 16, 2018, 08:30:33 PM
So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha

Also that interview was from December so the degree to which they are trying to make news out of this is so silly.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 16, 2018, 09:12:42 PM
So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha

Also that interview was from December so the degree to which they are trying to make news out of this is so silly.
And now they are writing articles about PTA's comments on Tarantino quitting after 10 movies (again from a months old interview). WTF is going on???????????
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on April 17, 2018, 08:40:05 AM


So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha

Also that interview was from December so the degree to which they are trying to make news out of this is so silly.
And now they are writing articles about PTA's comments on Tarantino quitting after 10 movies (again from a months old interview). WTF is going on???????????

hahaha
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 17, 2018, 04:45:25 PM
And now they are writing articles about PTA's comments on Tarantino quitting after 10 movies (again from a months old interview). WTF is going on???????????


I suspect this sudden return of PTA-related articles is due to the release last week of Phantom Thread on DVD/Blu-ray.  Makes me wonder if there are bots writing these things...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on April 28, 2018, 05:12:28 PM
Take a look at the guy in the background here starting from  the 3:10 mark...

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 28, 2018, 05:34:32 PM
Take a look at the guy in the background here starting from  the 3:10 mark...



Great find. He's just there. Watching.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 29, 2018, 06:06:33 AM
He must be trying to put his next movie together quick quick quick!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: md on May 01, 2018, 09:32:14 AM
totally irrelevant 6 degrees of separation but my roommate is dating Jennifer Lewis's daughter. Woman is a spark of energy.  Tiffany Haddish seems to next in line or perhaps light years ahead of her depending on who you ask.  Who's got a script pitch for the 'mother of black hollywood'?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on May 03, 2018, 03:09:08 PM
Seems like it might be set in South-Central Los Angeles in the 30s or 40s:

https://twitter.com/MTV/status/991720219981705216
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on May 03, 2018, 03:40:51 PM
we are probably getting this soon, aren't we?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 04, 2018, 12:42:43 AM
And Maya Rudolph is involved too......interesting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on May 04, 2018, 08:52:59 AM
Brightened my day :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 05, 2018, 11:15:44 AM
If anyone wants more clues on what a potential Ernie Anderson/Ghoulardi "local access tv" movie would be like, then listen to the latest WTF podcast with Drew Carey.

He's a Cleaveland guy and talks for a few minutes about Ernie/Ghoulardi and some the crazy shit he did. Ernie stuff is from around 28:20 - 32:20
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 06, 2018, 09:07:28 AM
Ha I love whenever Maron giddily refers to PTA as The Genius.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on May 24, 2018, 06:02:56 PM
I wonder if PTA is still interested in another Pynchon adaptation...and something in television. One of the big questions about the rest of his career, I think, is if he'll make the leap into television and if we've actually already begun seeing the signs pointing toward that eventuality.

Sometimes, he'll say things in interviews where I feel like it's a hint, but he phrases it in such a way that I'm never really sure. Like, remember how he said (can't recall the exact wording) "it'd be nice" if they put Hard Eight on Criterion? It seems super likely like that those discussions have already taken place, so perhaps he's being a bit coy there...but who knows?

Then he said, during the IV press tour, that he hoped someone would do a miniseries based on Mason & Dixon and put it on A&E or whatever. He phrased it like he wanted someone else to do it, but come on, he surely wants to helm that himself...perhaps for HBO or Netflix? I really hope the commercial results of Inherent Vice haven't dissuaded him now. And then there are those recent comments about doing a Netflix series or something. He doesn't rule it out; he seems at least mildly intrigued by the idea. The Phantom Thread press tour included comments about him watching the new season of Twin Peaks, considerable praise for several BBC shows...

I mean, OK, everyone watches TV, so those last few examples might be whatever, but maybe he's preparing himself for work in another medium. Maybe he's thinking about how it's been done well elsewhere. We know he loves his research. He's been a film guy for so long, so maybe he's thinking about how to make a serialized television show really crackle in the best way.

So, yeah, that's what I've been wondering for a while: Is he thinking about transiting into TV at one point (not permanently, of course)? Is he still thinking about adapting Mason & Dixon? That novel is more important to him than IV, isn't it? He said it was his favourite Pynchon book.

---------------------------------------------------------

Rambling stuff aside, I've also been thinking about which of his films I'd want to see in mini-series form...or even as a multiple season thing. It's not that I think this will or even should happen, but I'm proposing a hypothetical scenario. If you had to pick just one of his films to transform into a television show, which would you pick?

I think I'd choose The Master because seeing a guy like Dodd develop over two or three seasons would be absolutely amazing...just in terms of, among other things, the different people he could meet and ostensibly help, and the vagabond/travelling aspect (house to house, shore to shore). You could easily wring a truly great and varied show out of that truly great and varied film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 14, 2018, 12:33:38 AM
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on September 14, 2018, 05:04:10 PM
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.

Source for the project?

Fortunate enough for fans that Anderson is not taking the time like that dead space between Punch Drunk Love-There Will Be Blood.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 14, 2018, 06:31:26 PM
I’m totally cool with him pumping out one comparatively small movie every two years than a big-dick epic every six or so.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nails9 on September 21, 2018, 11:27:25 PM
The Wookcock Pic's not a big dick epic?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 22, 2018, 05:50:21 AM
I think I like big dick epics best!

Is there any concrete info on what the new movie might be about?

Is it the Tiffany Haddish one? Did they settle on a timeframe? Am I the only one who wants PTA to make a modern set movie again? Maybe an alternative present day set movie?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 22, 2018, 11:02:41 PM
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.

Source for the project?

Fortunate enough for fans that Anderson is not taking the time like that dead space between Punch Drunk Love-There Will Be Blood.

I'm expecting it announced sometime in 2019 and be out later the following year. Sounds like very early stages, but PTA has been talking about it, and I assume Annapurna will end up with it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on September 23, 2018, 07:13:49 PM
I actually wouldn't even mind if he never made another film set in the present.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on September 24, 2018, 12:05:00 AM
He's become a chronicler of the 20th century in a way and his current style seems suited to period work so it would be very interesting to see him tackle something more contemporary after so long.
Hey, if it's visually similar to the Daydreaming MV, then I would be pretty damn happy, because it's absolutely gorgeous.


He could probably churn out masterpiece after masterpiece if he decided to do adaptations of 20th century American novels/short stories for the rest of his life. But of course, he shouldn't.

Also, the no cinematographer experiment was a success in my eyes so I wouldn't mind if he did that again (provided there are no guild rules or whatever in the way).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on September 24, 2018, 06:17:33 PM
I'm pretty excited to see him work with other DPs (he name-checked a few he hopes to work with not so long ago: Lubezki, Robert Richardson, Darius Khondhi?)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 09, 2018, 04:56:58 PM
Interesting to note Annapurna's troubles that are going on. They cancelled two films and the head of production got let go. Sounds like restructuring or financial troubles to me. Considering how much Annapurna has helped Anderson this doesn't bode well for whenever he thinks up a new film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 09, 2018, 07:28:59 PM
Interesting to note Annapurna's troubles that are going on. They cancelled two films and the head of production got let go. Sounds like restructuring or financial troubles to me. Considering how much Annapurna has helped Anderson this doesn't bode well for whenever he thinks up a new film.

Dunno how these decisions are ultimately made, obvi, but Sorry to Bother You had been their bank this year with $17.4M and last year PT made $21m dom, $45mil ww, seated as their 7th highest film in both categories. So, idk. Whoever comes in better not be no dummy like me.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 09, 2018, 09:16:38 PM
I think Annapurna still promised the financing for PTA. Whether some other studio ends up distributing remains to be seen like how Phantom Thread went down. Annapurna has certainly collected major Ls and are going through some behind the scenes turmoil, but Ellison already has a relationship with PTA after Master and Phantom Thread. She doesn't want to be the one turning down PTA. It's easier to drop those projects and keep the funding secure for PTA. Hopefully that happens sooner rather than later
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 09, 2018, 10:50:30 PM
this entire situation is entirely unrelated to PTA in every capacity. the two films were dropped because they were projects of the president who left.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 09, 2018, 11:32:19 PM
There is still genuine concern for worry with Annapurna. The president leaving is big news. They really only have 1 success as a distributor: Sorry To Bother You. Sisters Brothers might not even cross 1m at the box office.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 09, 2018, 11:35:29 PM
I didn't think it was conceived as a moneymaking enterprise, though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 09, 2018, 11:37:37 PM
Quote
The Western drama “The Sisters Brothers,” starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, was released last month and has so far taken in just $730,000, according to boxofficemojo.com. A knowledgeable individual said the film cost $38 million to produce and Annapurna paid a significant fraction of that for the U.S. rights, not including marketing costs.

The studio’s anticipated December release “Vice,” about Dick Cheney, cost a bloated $60 million to produce. Knowledgeable sources said the movie should have been made for half that amount. The studio declined to comment on the budget.

“There is a financial issue going on,” an individual with knowledge of the studio told TheWrap. “Her dad has put a lot of money into the company and I don’t think he wants to support her behavior and what’s been going on. There are restraints — the money is not flowing.”

On Tuesday, the company abruptly unloaded a star-studded Jay Roach movie about Fox News founder Roger Ailes and that was three weeks away from starting production, as well as Jennifer Lopez’s “The Hustlers at Scores,” the latter picked up by STX Films.

An insider told TheWrap that there were budget issues involving the Roger Ailes film, but another individual with knowledge of the project said that the company had approved a $35 million budget just one week ago. The film, which Canadian-based Bron Studios is expected to co-finance, will star John Lithgow as Ailes as well as Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie.

One insider familiar with Annapurna’s operations said that Ellison is focused on making passion projects without regard to the cost.

“She makes bad decisions,” the individual said. “She wanted to chase all these expensive movies that weren’t going to make money, and she said, ‘I don’t care whether they make money.’ That’s not how you run a company.”
Source (https://www.thewrap.com/annapurna-upheaval-megan-ellison-reevaluating-film-division/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 10, 2018, 12:06:38 AM
the quote is from "One insider familiar with Annapurna’s operations" who remains unnamed. it's a spin article.

Quote
Two of Barnard’s top projects have fallen apart, Variety reported on Tuesday prior to her exit. One was a high-profile telling of Roger Ailes’ Fox News implosion starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron. The other was the Jennifer Lopez drama “The Hustlers at Scores,” about exotic dancers who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients after the economy tanks.
variety (https://variety.com/2018/film/news/chelsea-barnard-annapurna-out-1202974491/)

to spin it another way, i don't think were was a mutual agreement with the president about how to use money. it's not PTA fan crazy to say that within the reevaluation period he'll be deemed of value. he's already Tiffany Haddishing it, and though Adam Sandler didn't bring the bank you know i mean he's doing something, and he's def got clout
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 10, 2018, 09:22:51 PM
As Annapurna Stumbles, Billionaire Larry Ellison Exerts Control (https://variety.com/2018/film/news/annapurna-larry-ellison-megan-ellison-vice-1202975648/)

it's more of the same. key parts:

Quote
But sources say Ellison is continuing to invest in Annapurna and has no current plans to shutter the operation, according to sources.

Quote
The studio also put the brakes on the comedy “Guilty,” even as Kevin Hart was attaching himself from a script by Jerrod Carmichael, with budget concerns again the reason the project was put on the back burner. An Annapurna insider disputed money concerns, instead citing script issues.

Quote
While several people said Megan Ellison, considered a mercurial figure, has been missing in action this week as chatter grows louder that the studio was in the midst of a financial crisis, another company insider insists that she has been stabilizing the film unit, speaking with filmmakers and visible in the office.

Quote
Annapurna is expected to enact layoffs as part of this reorganization. However, the studio is also going to make certain strategic hires as it tries to piece together a more profitable slate.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 11, 2018, 10:20:04 AM
None of us really know the details about what is going on, but this could definitely hit PTA's next film. Especially with Vice coming out soon and that needing to make a decent haul. There's always more fallout to these things. That being said, a likely project starring Tiffany Haddish will get picked up by some studio. The possible 1930s LA backdrop may make it more expensive though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on October 23, 2018, 05:17:32 PM
Just as an FYI, despite what some have commented in this thread, Ellison has not ponied up the lions share of PTA budgets since The Master. I know this for a fact, so while her company may be struggling of late, her role as producer on the last 2 Paul's has included small portions of budget and then piecing together additional outside money. Annapurna is most likely not self financing the next, theoretical, 25-30 mil PT budget.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 23, 2019, 04:52:39 PM
PTA is working on a new script and discussed to Leo DiCaprio

https://twitter.com/Borys_Kit/status/1120805884777484288
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 23, 2019, 05:03:56 PM
He's working with DEL TORO instead? What the fuck. Horrible choice.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 23, 2019, 05:29:00 PM
Dicaprio has no generosity in his acting, it's all about his performance. He would have been bad in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

(Yep, I think DDL gives space to actors around him. Paul Dano and Vicky Krieps probably agree with me.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pynchonikos1994 on April 23, 2019, 05:32:41 PM
Turning down a PTA screenplay (or even an Inarritu one) in order to play in a forgotten noir's remake directed by GDT , seems quite like a bad joke, if there is any truth in this info. Hopefully this wasn't the name of the lead actor martinthewarrior was talking about, and doesn't cause any difficulties in the whole project.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on April 23, 2019, 08:50:38 PM
Dicaprio has no generosity in his acting, it's all about his performance.

Never really got that sense during his scenes with DDL in Gangs of New York.

Anyway, regardless of who the lead actor ends up being, I'm just hoping he brings back Jesse Plemons. I watched Game Night recently and his delivery of the line "How can that be profitable for Frito Lay?" reminded me that he's incredible.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ©brad on April 23, 2019, 09:53:45 PM
He would have been bad in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

To be fair, many people including some on this very board once said that when he cast Adam Sandler...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on April 23, 2019, 10:36:09 PM
Hopefully he wasn't completely banking of Leo to get the film made. Meaning now that Leo is off to do Del Toro's film hopefully this doesn't push this back a few years.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 23, 2019, 11:09:26 PM
Leo bailed on him once before...and it turned out OK. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on April 23, 2019, 11:23:35 PM
Leo bailed on him once before...and it turned out OK.

Good point I had forgotten about that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on April 24, 2019, 12:40:43 AM
Anyway, regardless of who the lead actor ends up being, I'm just hoping he brings back Jesse Plemons. I watched Game Night recently and his delivery of the line "How can that be profitable for Frito Lay?" reminded me that he's incredible.

I could go for a Jesse Plemons/Rami Malek buddy comedy.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 06:34:10 AM
Leo is ok but he never really becomes invisible when playing a part. I always feel like I'm watching Leonardo DiCaprio pretending to be someone else, I suppose because he's a big movie star, which I'm sure will work wonderfully for OUATIH. Same applies to Brad Pitt.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on April 24, 2019, 06:53:40 AM
Hard to disagree really. At least for some time now he has played a sort of version of Leo, Belfort in Wolf being probably the most generic version. Which is not necessarily to say he is a bad actor. Maybe it's the matter of stardom as you suggest as this was not the case is his earlier films. One role he really managed to become invisible recently is his Calvin Candie in Django. So maybe with a good script and director...

Obviously it would be exciting to see him working with PTA, both for artistic and marketing reasons. I don't really understand why Gordon-Levitt appeared in the other thread as a strong possibility but I wonder, given similar age, looks and maybe even acting skill set how this Leo gossip makes JGL story more likely.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 07:35:15 AM
Hard to disagree really. At least for some time now he has played a sort of version of Leo, Belfort in Wolf being probably the most generic version. Which is not necessarily to say he is a bad actor. Maybe it's the matter of stardom as you suggest as this was not the case is his earlier films. One role he really managed to become invisible recently is his Calvin Candie in Django. So maybe with a good script and director...

Obviously it would be exciting to see him working with PTA, both for artistic and marketing reasons. I don't really understand why Gordon-Levitt appeared in the other thread as a strong possibility but I wonder, given similar age, looks and maybe even acting skill set how this Leo gossip makes JGL story more likely.

If "martinthewarrior" is to be believed then someone in the other thread guessed right. So then I suppose you gotta think who's closest to DiCaprio.

Honestly he should just work with Joaquin again since he could do anything Leo does but much better.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 24, 2019, 08:09:40 AM
I think Leo’s been pretty consistently great post-Gangs (he was miscast in that one). Catch Me If You Can, Aviator, Departed, Wolf (his best performance), Django, Revolutionary Road, Inception. I’ll watch him in anything. Pitt, too. They’ve only gotten better with age.

But agreed PTA should just stick with Joaquin, his range covering every kind of role imaginable and all.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 08:34:47 AM
Was Dicaprio offered a supporting role (that wasn't super showy like DJango)? Other than schedule issues, that's the only reason I can fathom him turning down PTA for Del Toro (if he did, that tweet is sort of vague). He likes to be front and center.

Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades, martinthewarrior can hopefully be more direct in his scoops? It's fair game now right?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pynchonikos1994 on April 24, 2019, 08:39:06 AM
If PTA did discuss with Leo on a new project he's preparing, then my guess is that he wrote the lead part having him in mind, like he did so many times in the past with the actors he wanted to work with, and I would be a bit surprised if he gave up so easily and searched immediately for a substitue (of course there is the small possibility that the role he proposed him was a supporting one like already said above). Afterall we don't even know for sure if it's the same project with the one that martinthewarrior was talking about (which seems to be in advanced level of pre-production, considering that there is a schedule of shooting, so we should get some official announcements any time soon), PTA could very possibly have lots of scripts in mind and move on with something particular when the circumstances are suitable.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 08:46:32 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 08:49:48 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 08:50:32 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
LINK?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 08:56:11 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
LINK?

Sorry, I meant the Hollywood Reporter source tweet. Technically, they've revealed he's gearing up a new project and talking to actors, etc.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 09:16:21 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
LINK?

Sorry, I meant the Hollywood Reporter source tweet. Technically, they've revealed he's gearing up a new project and talking to actors, etc.
Ah ok! It would be nice if martinthewarrior gave us more hints to get the speculative gears turning!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 24, 2019, 02:58:15 PM
PTA should get Gosling to do it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on April 24, 2019, 04:37:57 PM
In terms of missed opportunities (i.e., actors who were once considered for PTA movies but it didn't work out), Jack Nicholson has always seemed to me a more interesting case than DiCaprio. He's unofficially retired now but it was only a short while ago that he was ready to star in the Toni Erdmann remake with Kristen Wiig. I mean, I really doubt we'll be seeing that headline because he supposedly left that remake and seems to have returned to retirement status. But it'd be exciting news.

Olivia Cooke is another actor who would probably be great in a PTA film (wasn't a huge fan of Thoroughbreds but her performance is amazing there and I also liked her performance in Ready Player One).

Would be nice to see him work with Laura Dern again, too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 24, 2019, 06:25:50 PM
Since this has dropped, I heard it was shooting in the Fall. Don't want to betray a confidence by giving away the lead, but it's hard to imagine any actor "being bad" in a pta flick. Brings out the best in everyone he works with. Would've loved to see Leo, but hopefully down the road.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 24, 2019, 07:50:23 PM
Jim Carrey as the lead

Or Ferrell as suggested before
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on April 24, 2019, 08:16:58 PM
In terms of missed opportunities (i.e., actors who were once considered for PTA movies but it didn't work out), Jack Nicholson has always seemed to me a more interesting case than DiCaprio. He's unofficially retired now but it was only a short while ago that he was ready to star in the Toni Erdmann remake with Kristen Wiig. I mean, I really doubt we'll be seeing that headline because he supposedly left that remake and seems to have returned to retirement status. But it'd be exciting news.

Olivia Cooke is another actor who would probably be great in a PTA film (wasn't a huge fan of Thoroughbreds but her performance is amazing there and I also liked her performance in Ready Player One).

Would be nice to see him work with Laura Dern again, too.

Jack is my all-time favorite actor. It’s sacrilegious to imagine anyone else as Jack Horner since Burt was iconic, but...I woulda loved to see Nicholson in a PTA flick and Boogie Nights seems like his kind of movie. I believe I’ve read Paul felt Jack Nicholson was TOO BIG for the role and it was never officially offered to him, but others have suggested Jack turned down the role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 24, 2019, 09:57:33 PM
If the new one is contemporary and funny but drama then it’s not that newsroom romp he discussed before.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 10:11:18 PM
I wonder if there's a female lead (Haddish?). It doesn't bother me personally but if this is another white male lead character study, I can see him starting to really get shit for it by the woke parade. Even Nolan and Sofia Coppola are trying to be more diverse so it may look bad in comparison. So far he's been kind of lucky to avoid being called out for it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 24, 2019, 11:28:04 PM
Are we exposing our less-than-wokeness by automatically assuming the male lead is white?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on April 25, 2019, 08:34:21 AM
Are we exposing our less-than-wokeness by automatically assuming the male lead is white?

This makes me miss the marquee.

Xixax: Woke. But not as woke as the wokest of the woke.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 25, 2019, 08:38:25 AM
He's a white boy from the valley. People notice that he's focused on white characters/white worlds because it's, well, a fact: and all his black characters (except the woman who interviews Cruise in Magnolia) make me cringe. Knuckle Sandwich—even if it's a script he's written very young—has scenes that I'd describe as racist—and I'm sure some pages will be included in a Slate article about "Paul Thomas Anderson:  the patriarcal racist in chief of the Arts...?" :yabbse-grin:

It makes me think of the limits of imagination; obviously, writers are different: some white dude can write about a black woman losing her son to the police even if he grew up in a mansion with a white maid, and it might even be good, or it might be awful because he has limits, walls he can't even conceive despite his empathy...

He can have black leads, but they'll always be whites in disguise. (In the sense that whiteness is a status: look at Mad Men as an example for an example of a white man wanting to be white.)

Some people think it's weird since he lives with a black woman and has black kids—and that will certainly help him if he writes a movie for Haddish—but his white childhood in the Valley, son of the ABC voice, shaped his mind and soul.




Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 25, 2019, 11:14:21 AM

this lead is white.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on April 25, 2019, 11:42:39 AM
I thought he was making Black Panther 2
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nails9 on April 25, 2019, 12:08:00 PM
I'm sure Lost Boy With A Big Dick Part 9 will be great, maybe even his best ever, but it'd be so nice for something new. Art is about failing forward, I hopes he swings for the fences with his big dick
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 25, 2019, 12:38:15 PM
He's a white boy from the valley. People notice that he's focused on white characters/white worlds because it's, well, a fact: and all his black characters (except the woman who interviews Cruise in Magnolia) make me cringe.

Didnt PTA want Don Cheadle to play The Worm in Magnolia? Its understandable that Cheadle didnt want to do it and that segment was mostly cut.

Anyway he should write what he wants to. Chances are we'll get a troubled male and a backdrop of industry.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 25, 2019, 04:07:43 PM
Anyone got Leo's phone number?  Let's just ask him what the scripts about...  We know he's read it. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 25, 2019, 04:40:09 PM
Who's a twenty years old escort here?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 25, 2019, 04:56:55 PM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available, and entice him with a scrapbook of Indiewire reviews proving that he's the greatest auteur of his generation?  That DiCaprio box-office stimulus package is serious business.  All roads lead to Leo, who's like Shakespeare reincarnated as a film actor.  Accept no substitutes.   Ben Jonson is great, but he's not Shakespeare. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nails9 on April 26, 2019, 03:48:14 AM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available
...

Waiting for Shakes' enticing an all, but the man's got mouths to feed, even considering a healthy double income.
Time is money for us all, despite prestige.

Dicap's got money way out of reach of any filmmaker. Actors of his caliber look for fun. Del Toro is arguably funner than dat boy PT.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 06:11:38 AM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available

The reporting suggests Leo just turned him down, it's not a case of waiting for him.

I think it has to be Gosling now, he's the only one listed who can pull in that Dicaprio kind of funding.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 26, 2019, 01:16:56 PM
not gosling.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 26, 2019, 01:33:11 PM
Please say it’s not JGL
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 26, 2019, 02:13:20 PM
it is not (thank god).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Vicko99 on April 26, 2019, 02:15:36 PM
It's RDJ
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 26, 2019, 02:18:50 PM
RDJ, Ferrell, Carrey, Franco seem most reasonable names, then

Franco same age range, originally rumored/discussed The Master

RDJ/Carrey were rumored (especially in RDJ’s case) or PTA has expressed affinity for them before

Ferrell more of a long shot guess but does have the persona to fit a contemporary PTA funny drama
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Vicko99 on April 26, 2019, 02:24:54 PM
If it's Franco this gonna be the first PTA I won't be watching
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 02:28:22 PM
Is this Will Ferrell suggestion coming up because I and another member were joking about remaking The Master with different actors? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

It's one of these:

Possibilites:
DeNiro (he mentioned in an interview about a year ago that he had met with PTA)
Penn
Downey Jr.
Gordon-Levitt
Franco (martinthewarrior ruled out Renner but didn't mention Franco. Hmmmmmm)
Gosling
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 26, 2019, 02:30:26 PM
Now I'm leaning Franco.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 26, 2019, 02:35:46 PM
Didn't he literally get bored of Franco and completely lose interest in him? Plus the whole #metoo thing...

RDJ: The timing finally seems right. He may be older than DiCaprio but looks younger than his years. What if Pinocchio is back on?  :lol:

I forgot about that DeNiro thing. He did mention they they had dinner.

Apparently, Penn is about to direct and star in a new movie with his daughter, so I think that rules him out.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 02:44:15 PM
Didn't he literally get bored of Franco and completely lose interest in him? Plus the whole #metoo thing...

No, they had some meetings (where PTA didn't talk about the movie) and PTA eventually asked him if he found the role scary and Franco said no, and then saw the movie and was was like "oooohh you wanted me to lose my mind" (I'm paraphrasing a Franco interview).

Don't know if Franco's metoo thing has affected his career much.
 Either way he's done his best work ever in The Deuce.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on April 26, 2019, 02:47:03 PM
RDJ as a contemporary Pinocchio. So it is about Trump.

Please not Franco.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 26, 2019, 02:57:17 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:03:24 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:

They are both good when they play likeable pricks......just like Tom Cruise.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 26, 2019, 03:07:43 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:

They are both good when they play likeable pricks......just like Tom Cruise.

RDJ fits that bill too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:10:41 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:

They are both good when they play likeable pricks......just like Tom Cruise.

RDJ fits that bill too.

Danny McBride confirmed!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pynchonikos1994 on April 26, 2019, 03:19:09 PM
RDJ without further discussion, they want to do something together for years, he's just finished with the Avengers franchise, it's now or never, a big star and one of the few names in the industry that will guarantee good performance at the box office (something that PTA needs so much). Also he's a really good actor whenever he doesn't play himself and decides to actually act (like Tom Cruise, more or less), so I'm sure he will do his best.

I like a lot of Franco's performances, he's been occasionally very good and unjust to himself with many of his career choices imo, but honestly, watching him leading a PTA movie? I dunno. And I can't even imagine The Master with him as Freddie, thank God that didn't happen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 26, 2019, 03:22:48 PM
I trust PTA's skills in casting completely.  As far as I'm concerned, every actor he's ever worked with has given career-best performances.   It's fun to speculate, but it's not really something I'm concerned about.   
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:39:45 PM
It's fun to speculate,

It certainly is!

I'd be very happy to learn that he's either working with RDJ or DeNiro.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 26, 2019, 03:51:11 PM
If it IS RDJ, then surely it'll be announced next week. Would be foolish not to, in the whole Avengers glow.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:53:26 PM
If it IS RDJ, then surely it'll be announced next week. Would be foolish not to, in the whole Avengers glow.

They must be on the verge of announcing it considering "martinthewarrior" has narrowed down the choices significantly today.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 26, 2019, 04:50:36 PM
Cannes is coming.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HoQTeMR4 on April 27, 2019, 04:36:30 AM
More suggestions I would like to see: Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Michael Shannon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 27, 2019, 05:23:26 AM

RDJ is probably busy with Dr Dolittle reshoots (that movie's gonna bomb so hard).
James Franco sucks now.
JGL sucks now.
Ryan Gosling isn't nearly as big of a box office pull as people here think he is (BR2049, The Nice Guys, First Man, Song To Song all flopped).
Leo got his Oscar and took a 5 year break. Don't think he cares about acclaim or art at this point, he just wants to maintain his star power by starring in blockbusters. The Del Toro remake will do just that. Remember when he dropped out of the Steve Jobs movie just because he felt like it? It's all about comfort with him at this point.

RDJ - this movie is rumoured to shoot in the fall.
Franco - he's done career best work on The Deuce
JGL - it's been confirmed he's not the one cast
Gosling - Yeah you are right about the box office draw aspect. And it's been confirmed to not be him.

It's  RDJ, France, Penn or DeNiro. You could probably remove DeNiro though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on April 27, 2019, 05:57:57 AM
Franco is poison. Doubt PTA would work with him after all the events of the last two years concerning him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on April 27, 2019, 06:06:23 AM
It's  RDJ, France, Penn or DeNiro. You could probably remove DeNiro though.

Why? It could be... literally anyone else.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 27, 2019, 09:42:53 AM
None of those people are box-office draws; not sure why that would be a strike against Gosling.  Even RDJ outside of Marvel/Sherlock is unproven, unless we're going to consider The Judge a big success at $84 million worldwide on a $50 million budget. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 27, 2019, 11:03:33 AM
The "Leo doesn't care about art" take is pretty wack considering he was circling 3 scripts from 3 of the premiere directors working...

And if you think "Nightmare Alley" is just some re-make, I would encourage you to watch the original film/read the book. It's a badass project.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HoQTeMR4 on April 27, 2019, 11:08:47 AM
The "Leo doesn't care about art" take is pretty wack considering he was circling 3 scripts from 3 of the premiere directors working...

And if you think "Nightmare Alley" is just some re-make, I would encourage you to watch the original film/read the book. It's a badass project.

Can you give us any more informations about PTA new? Thank you.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 27, 2019, 04:47:10 PM
It's  RDJ, France, Penn or DeNiro. You could probably remove DeNiro though.

Why? It could be... literally anyone else.
If you read through the first few pages of the other thread you'll see that "martinthewarrior" said that someone had guessed right and these were the names mentioned up until that point that haven't since been ruled out.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on May 10, 2019, 10:09:57 PM
Sorry to bump this with no news, but where's the damn announcement? The Cannes market has already been announcing films for the last few days. Hurry it up already.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 10, 2019, 10:28:26 PM
Remember how long it was before a single Phantom Thread or IV trailer? PTA keeps it last possible fucking minute these days.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on May 10, 2019, 10:38:47 PM
But I especially remember how long it was between There Will Be Blood and The Master.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 11, 2019, 04:33:11 AM
But I especially remember how long it was between There Will Be Blood and The Master.
It was so worth the wait though!!!!!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on May 11, 2019, 04:44:37 AM
I guess we do have it pretty good now, don't we? Potentially four features, a documentary and multiple music videos in a 10 year span from 2012.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 11, 2019, 06:58:44 AM
And generally more engaged press tours too!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 11, 2019, 04:29:05 PM
I wonder if it was specifically reliant on Leo coming on board and now that he passed to go Del Toro's film if it got pushed back for a long time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on May 11, 2019, 07:36:07 PM
And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on May 11, 2019, 08:37:54 PM
I wonder if it was specifically reliant on Leo coming on board and now that he passed to go Del Toro's film if it got pushed back for a long time.

I hope not.

And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...

Dare I say i think that played a little part in clinching him that director nomination? He didn't campaign, but he did a lot of press and was charming as hell. I think "they" noticed and appreciated it. Breaking out of his "enigma" reputation (which I never understood). Of course, he was forced into being the face of the film, so I'm not sure it'll be this good in the future.

I hope he assembles a cast that promotes the hell out of the film. Would be a nice change of pace from the awkward press-shy actors he always casts.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 12, 2019, 04:45:29 AM
And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...
I'm hoping he'll end up on more podcasts next time! Hearing PTA rambling for 3 hours on Joe Rogan would be great.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 12, 2019, 08:49:21 AM
That, BEE’s podcast, and a return to WTF would be fun!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on May 12, 2019, 08:55:19 AM
BEE: So? Where's all the cocaine in your movies now? I miss it. I used to be able to sniff through the screen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 12, 2019, 08:59:20 AM
haha well given his love of Phantom Thread I suspect Brett's mostly a wine and asparagus man these days (perhaps mushroom omelettes on occasion).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 12, 2019, 09:38:03 AM
I wonder if it was specifically reliant on Leo coming on board and now that he passed to go Del Toro's film if it got pushed back for a long time.

I hope not.

And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...

Dare I say i think that played a little part in clinching him that director nomination? He didn't campaign, but he did a lot of press and was charming as hell. I think "they" noticed and appreciated it. Breaking out of his "enigma" reputation (which I never understood). Of course, he was forced into being the face of the film, so I'm not sure it'll be this good in the future.

I hope he assembles a cast that promotes the hell out of the film. Would be a nice change of pace from the awkward press-shy actors he always casts.


That's very true. He's generally been getting more open with the press but Phantom Thread was the first time it seemed he was playing the selling publicity game full bore. It was surprising but I loved it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 12, 2019, 12:35:21 PM
BEE: So? Where's all the cocaine in your movies now? I miss it. I used to be able to sniff through the screen.

BEE: Uuuuuuuuh I didn't like Inherant Viiiiize"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 15, 2019, 11:41:22 AM
So when is this casting/movie getting announced?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 15, 2019, 10:51:28 PM
So when is this casting/movie getting announced?


Where is the person who broke the casting rumors. Come back.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jacques100 on May 19, 2019, 03:47:42 PM
This is the last quote we got from PTA on the script, right?
https://filmschoolrejects.com/paul-thomas-anderson-working-to-conquer-a-600-page-screenplay/