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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2006, 02:58:12 PM »
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Just saw on TV that his next film will be an adaptation of josé saramago's novel "ensaio sobre a cegueira" ("blindness", in english).

I don't really know what I feel about this, I like the book, though not a great fan... but I bet he will do wonders with the film.
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2006, 05:05:22 PM »
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a little more info...

Fernando Meirelles to Direct Blindness
Source: Variety September 13, 2006

Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God) is returning to Brazil to direct Blindness, an English-language film based on the 1995 novel by Portuguese Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.

The book is a philosophical thriller about an epidemic of blindness that sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of breakdown.

The $25 million project is being set up as a Brazilian/Canadian co-production. It will shoot next summer in Sao Paolo, Meirelles' hometown, and Toronto.

The script is by Don McKellar, the Canadian writer-director-actor. McKellar also will play a supporting role in the movie.
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2006, 05:41:04 PM »
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wow i just read this and had a test on it today. 

i liked it fine, and it certainly can be adapted into something greater, so i'm in.

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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2006, 06:24:10 PM »
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I saw one of his earlier movies this summer, 'Domesticas.' I highly recommend it.

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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2006, 12:47:12 PM »
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It was adapted to theatre before, i didn't see it, but people who did say the play sucked.

All day I was remembering moments of the novel, and I get more and more excited about this film!
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2006, 01:31:56 PM »
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The script is by Don McKellar, the Canadian writer-director-actor. McKellar also will play a supporting role in the movie.

That's good news.
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2007, 10:52:35 AM »
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Meirelles pic has eye on talent
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Daniel Craig is in talks and Julianne Moore is in negotiations to star in the Fernando Meirelles-helmed drama "Blindness" for Focus Features International.

Adapted by Don McKellar from Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's acclaimed novel, the story chronicles an epidemic of blindness that sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of breakdown.

Potboiler Prods., Rhombus Media, Bee Vine Pictures and Meirelles' shingle 02 Filmes are producing. Focus is handling foreign sales for the film, which does not yet have a U.S. distribution deal.

Niv Fichman, Simon Channing-Williams and Gail Egan are producing.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2007, 01:29:32 PM »
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Daniel Craig is in talks and Julianne Moore is in negotiations to star in the Fernando Meirelles helmed drama "Blindness" for Focus Features International says The Hollywood Reporter.

Adapted by Don McKellar from Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's acclaimed novel, the story chronicles an epidemic of blindness that sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of breakdown.

Focus is handling foreign sales for the film, which does not yet have a U.S. distribution deal.


Excellent. Meirelles contines to develop into one of the best filmmakers going today and he gets two actors I really like. Moore has always been a favorite, but her choice of roles lately have been underwhelming and Craig is my boy. The best Bond and a legitimate actor.

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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2007, 07:12:03 AM »
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2007, 01:33:59 PM »
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No. My original post was a topic thread in the Grapevine forum. I didn't see that Mac already posted the same information here. Admins just moved it here.

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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2007, 04:50:18 AM »
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2007, 02:19:39 PM »
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Sounds like he wants to pull a Cuaron. It's even got Julianne Moore in it.
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2007, 08:03:01 PM »
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Meirelles takes a crack at 'Love'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

CANNES -- Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles will switch gears after wrapping the dark drama "Blindness," by directing a romantic comedy based on the novel "Love's Labors Lost" by Brazilian screenplay writer Jorge Furtado.

Moving between Brazil, London, Denmark and New York, "Love's Labors Lost" is a very loose adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy and follows the lives and romantic entanglements of a group of international students. Meirelles' shingle O2 Filmes will produce with Furtado adapting his novel for the screen.

Furtado's many credits including an episode for 02 Filmes-produced Brazilian TV series "City of Men."

Meirelles plans to begin shooting "Love's Labors Lost" by the end of 2009.

"After I do 'Blindness,' which is a very dark story, I'll really need to do a comedy," Meirelles said in an interview. "I like comedy a lot and I have done some for Brazilian television, but somehow my films like 'City of God' and 'The Constant Gardner' are all these very dark subjects. I should probably talk to my psychologist about that."

Meirelles is wearing several hats at this year's Cannes.

He is finalizing casting on "Blindness," meeting with actors to take on the lead role of a doctor who is the only man who can see in a village where everyone else is suddenly struck blind. Daniel Craig was in talks to take the role but is no longer attached.

Meirelles is also acting as a co-producer on the Un Certain Regard title "El Bano Del Papa," which Bavaria Film International is selling at Cannes. The film, the directorial debut of "City of God" cinematographer Enrique Fernandez, premieres on Monday.

"It's a wonderful, true story of the Pope's visit to a small town on the Uruguayan/Brazilian border," Meirelles said. "They are expecting 80,000 Brazilians to come and one man, to make money, invests all he has to try to build a toilet to rent out to the tourists. It's funny but also very touching."

If all that weren't enough, Meirelles is also prepping "Adrift," the first project to be made under the co-development/production deal O2 Filmes has with Focus Features and Universal. Heitor Dahlia, whose "Drained" premiered at Sundance this year, will direct the story of a young girl who discovers her father is having an affair.
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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2007, 12:24:19 AM »
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Meirelles is wearing several hats at this year's Cannes.

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Re: Fernando Meirelles
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2007, 10:17:13 PM »
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'Blindness' in Ruffalo's sight
Actor to star with Moore in Meirelles film
Source: Variety

Director Fernando Meirelles has set his sights on Mark Ruffalo for "Blindness."

Ruffalo will star with Julianne Moore in an adaptation of the Jose Saramago novel about an outbreak of blindness that sweeps an unidentified town. Shooting begins this summer in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Focus Features is selling international rights.

Ruffalo will play a doctor who loses his sight along with everyone else in town, except the doc's wife. Don McKellar wrote the script, and Meirelles' 02 Filmes will produce. Meirelles most recently directed "The Constant Gardener" and "City of God."

Ruffalo, last seen in "Zodiac," recently completed the Terry George-directed "Reservation Road," the Spike Jonze-helmed "Where the Wild Things Are" and the Ryan Johnson-directed "Brothers Bloom."
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