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« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2004, 12:52:23 PM »
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He told Harry Knowles about how he got it off the ground over at AICN...prepare to be even MORE jealous.

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« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2004, 12:53:09 PM »
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either way, potential for cool


some good neo-noir on the horizon, with this and DePalma's one...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2004, 12:58:15 PM »
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He told Harry Knowles about how he got it off the ground over at AICN...prepare to be even MORE jealous.

okay, now i'm calm, and excited as hell.  THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE THE BEST.
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« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2004, 02:32:01 PM »
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Of course, I have to admit there is much Mediocrity in some of his stories, but this "speed of thought" thing he has going may actually lead to something good eventually.


Working at the "speed of thought" only works if your thoughts are any good.  

The only reason he is still making films is because he doesn't need much money to make them.  Otherwise there is no way anyone would give him a dime based on his poor track record.

He has a lot of filmmaking toys and he has fun using all of the technology he has at his disposal.  But, there is this thing called style and without it all the tools in the world won't make you a good filmmaker.

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« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2004, 12:57:01 AM »
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Robert Rodriguez Directing Princess of Mars
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids" series) is set to direct Edgar Rice Burroughs' science fiction classic Princess of Mars for Paramount Pictures.

The project is based on the first book in Burroughs' 11-book series, "John Carter of Mars," which centers on John Carter, a Civil War officer from Virginia who is transported to Mars and finds himself a captive of the savage green men from Thark. Eventually, he rises to become the greatest warrior of all time, marries the beautiful Dejah Thoris, raises a family and embarks on numerous adventures.

Mark Protosevich wrote the latest draft of the script. Rodriguez will first adapt and direct Sin City, based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller, for Dimension Films.
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« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2004, 12:39:53 AM »
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Paramount Might Not Head for Mars
Source: Variety

Variety reports that Robert Rodriguez's resignation from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) has jeopardized Paramount's development of A Princess of Mars. The problem is that as a DGA signatory, the studio is required to employ only guild directors.

Rodriguez's recent move to leave the DGA was triggered by his desire to co-direct Sin City for Dimension Films with Frank Miller, who created, wrote and illustrated the three-book graphic novel series.

"We are in discussions with Mr. Rodriguez and are trying to come up with a solution," said Rob Friedman, vice chair and chief operating officer of Paramount's motion picture group.

The trade adds that Rodriguez insist that - at least for now - he is unwilling to rejoin the Directors Guild just to direct "Princess of Mars." DGA rules dictate that there be only one director assigned to direct a motion picture at any given time, although the guild occasionally grants a waiver, such as with the Coen brothers.

Paramount-based Alphaville Productions, partnered with Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios, plans to begin shooting early next year. The film is based on the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume "John Carter of Mars" series.
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« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2004, 11:14:51 AM »
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Robert Rodriguez's Mars Departure Confirmed/Harry Knowles Shits Pants
Source: IGN Filmforce Wednesday, May 19, 2004

IGN FilmForce has confirmed that Robert Rodriguez is indeed no longer the director of Paramount's A Princess of Mars, adapted by Mark Protosevich.

Variety reported in April that Rodriguez's resignation from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) had jeopardized the studio's development of the film. The problem is that as a DGA signatory, the studio is required to employ only guild directors.

Rodriguez's recent move to leave the DGA was triggered by his desire to co-direct Sin City for Dimension Films with Frank Miller, who created, wrote and illustrated the three-book graphic novel series.

A Princess of Mars is based on the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-book series, "John Carter of Mars," which centers on John Carter, a Civil War officer from Virginia who is transported to Mars and finds himself a captive of the savage green men from Thark. Eventually, he rises to become the greatest warrior of all time, marries the beautiful Dejah Thoris, raises a family and embarks on numerous adventures.

The film is still slated to go into production next year.
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« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2004, 02:53:28 PM »
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what's the deal with the DGA/why are some directors not part of it?

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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2004, 07:31:28 AM »
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'Adventures' Ahead for Arquette, Davis
Source: Hollywood Reporter

David Arquette and Kristin Davis have snagged roles in Robert Rodriguez's "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D."

The Dimension Films project tells the tale about a 10-year-old outcast shunned by classmates and forced to spend summer vacation alone. With his two imaginary friends -- the title characters -- he goes on a mission to prove that dreams can become reality. Arquette and Davis play the boy's parents. Newcomers Taylor Dooley, Taylor Lautner and Cayden Boyd, along with George Lopez, also have been cast.

Dimension, which released Rodriguez's lucrative "Spy Kids" films, is co-financing the picture with Sony. Rodriguez is producing with his wife, Elizabeth Avellan, via their Troublemaker Studios banner.
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« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2004, 11:58:05 AM »
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How does David Arquette get Kristin Davis?

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« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2006, 11:46:06 AM »
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Rodriguez to Bring Madman to the Silver Screen?

Why did Robert Rodriguez quit Grindhouse? The latest rumor on the block says its because the man is (finally) interested in making action happen on his movie adaptation of the comic Madman. Rodriguez has possessed movie rights to the property since the dawn of time (or at least the late nineties), and periodically rumors begin to circulate about him getting behind the camera for a Madman flick. These rumors surface every year or so, and thus far have always proven false -- but they are back again, this time with the help of Madman's comic creator Mike Allred. Allred recently mentioned to a large convention crowd that Rodriguez is set to start filming this very month, and that he (Allred) himself has been busily at work on "hundreds of storyboards."
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« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2006, 02:42:36 PM »
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That's exciting news.  The introduction to Red Rocket 7 tpb is written by Rodriguez and it details his and Allred's friendship.  Their collaboration on this should make for an incredibly fun movie.

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« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2006, 02:48:03 PM »
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Why did Robert Rodriguez quit Grindhouse?

wait, what?

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« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2006, 04:50:25 PM »
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It's not true.

I just talked to someone the other day who was working on Grindhouse.  She said that there are so many rumors about it that it's ridiculous.  One of the rumors is that Michael Keaton walked out of the set, quitting the film, which is the funniest one because he's not even in the movie.

She says that a lot of the crew is taking a couple of weeks off shooting just because they have QT shoot some of his stuff before they get back to work on it ("it" being the project that Robert Rodriguez didn't quit, "the project" being Grindhouse).

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« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2006, 12:59:10 AM »
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Dimension manic for 'Madman' pic
Rodriguez brings comicbook to bigscreen
Source: Variety
 
Dimension Films has made a deal to turn the Michael Allred-created comicbook "Madman" into a live-action film.

George Huang ("Swimming With Sharks") will direct a script he'll pen with Allred. Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan will produce via their Troublemaker Studios banner.

"Madman" is a post-modernist reimagining of the Frankenstein tale, with a superhero twist. Title character, killed in a car accident, is reanimated by an eccentric doc who names him Frank Einstein and instills in him enhanced senses, psychic power and exceptional physical skills. The doc can't fix his creature's face, so Madman wears a costume modeled after his fave superhero to hide his scars.

Project, spearheaded by Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein and production prexy Richard Saperstein, will follow a template similar to "Sin City," which Troublemaker produced and Rodriguez directed with creator Frank Miller for Dimension.

As with that film, the creative behind the comicbook is an active part of the creative process. And, like "Sin City," "Madman" will be shot entirely at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Texas.

Rodriguez, who's readying a "Sin City" sequel, has wrapped "Planet Terror," his half of Dimension Films' "Grindhouse," to be released April 6. Quentin Tarantino, who's directing the other half, "Death Proof," will finish shooting in January.

Rodriguez has been trying to adapt the "Madman" comic for several years and felt the creative combination was the right one. He and Huang have known each other since Rodriguez's debut film, "El Mariachi," landed at Columbia and Huang worked at the studio. Huang was a creative consultant on Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 3."

"George has always had a really great grasp of the books, and Michael is just about the coolest guy you'll ever meet," Rodriguez said. "His Madman comics are nothing short of visionary."

Allred, who created props for "Planet Terror," is launching new series "Madman Atomic Comics" through Image Comics.
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