Saturday, June 18, 2005

Not a good sign

At the Cinescape Coming Attractions site, I came across this tidbit on the upcoming Rendevous with Rama movie:

As [director David Fincher] told Cinescape: “We’re still working on the script. It’s probably one of the most pilfered books of the last 30 years. There are so many science fiction films that owe at least a narrative twist or a notion to Rendezvous with Rama. I mean, Star Trek – The Motion Picture, Alien, Armageddon, Independence Day – all of these movies have plot devices and elements that are taken from it, so I don’t feel you can just do the book. I think you have to re-invent it.

He also revealed his vision of the film would be almost completely CGI: “It’s basically a motion-capture movie. The environment is completely synthetic. The actors are performing in real-time, but you’re editing the real-time component so you can introduce the weightlessness and get the performance that you want.”

Oh dear. I hope we're not going to get another piece of crap with flashy effects that is only peripherally related to the great book it's "based on."

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