Friday, January 14, 2011

Horror Cinema News


Director Danny Boyle (127 Hours, 28 Days Later) conducted a web chat with his fans for Empire Magazine recently. If one sifted through some of the random questions people had for him (do you like banana muffins?), you'd find a few nuggets of info regarding the world he aggressively kick-started with 28 Days Later and its possible threequel, 28 Months Later.Boyle in recent months has said that he's got a lot of projects on his plate at the moment, including the 2012 Olympics, but he would consider directing a third film. 

What's the latest? Pretty much the same thing, however, he seems to be making some time to think about it:"There is a good idea for it, and once I've got Frankenstein open, I'll begin to think about it a bit more."In case you haven't heard, Boyle is directing a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" for London theater-goers.Someone had asked him if he feels responsible for the "death" of slow-moving zombies. He responded, "It's a dream come true! Finally, they're a real menace!" Let the slow versus fast zombies debate begin again...


Director Joe Johnston is finally opening up about the atrocity of cinema known simply as The Wolfman., Johnston opens up a bit about the Wolfman disaster-piece. Details Below-

"CAPTAIN AMERICA was a lot of things. Every picture has its highs and lows, its dreads and excited anticipations. To fully understand the CAPTAIN AMERICA experience, I have to keep reminding myself that I had just come off another film I shot in the UK, THE WOLFMAN," Johnston tells Comic Book Movie. "The two experiences could not have been more different, in fact in many ways (certainly not all) they were polar opposites. I had three weeks of prep on WOLFMAN, a ridiculously inadequate amount of time to try to bring together the fractured and scattered pieces of the production. 

I had taken the job mostly because I had a cash flow problem, the only time in my career I’ve ever let finances enter into the decision process. Money is always the wrong reason for doing something that requires passionate devotion. The production was a leaky, rudderless ship in a perfect storm suffering from bad decisions, infighting, reluctance of the powers-that-be to take responsibility, and too many under-qualified cooks in the kitchen. The good news and bad news about directing is that when the picture works you’re showered with all the credit and when it doesn’t work you’re dumped on with all the blame. Both scenarios are undeserved. I take full responsibility for THE WOLFMAN not working because it goes with the territory."

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