The Slow Wrenching and Painful Process of Producing The Sandman Film

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Remember a while back when I posted news about the upcoming Sandman project being worked out between Joseph Gordon Levitt and Neil Gaiman? Well, last night I discovered much to my dismay that this shite ain’t happening. I’m very saddened yet relieved to hear this and here’s why. Joseph Gordon Levitt made the decision to not move forward as I believe he has much respect for Gaiman, his creation, and the fans. This decision speaks to me and I respect him as someone who doesn’t just see dollar signs but respects the art of cinema and good story telling.

The penned writer, Eric Heisserer explained that the whole concept and idea of Sandman would work better as a series/mini-series and I agree. I’ve read the entire Sandman series and as a big fan of Neil Gaiman, I understand why it would work. It wouldn’t be possible to hash out so many story lines and characters in a 2 hour film and have the movie make since, especially if you’ve never read Sandman and have little familiarity with the character. If they were to go ahead with a film I’m afraid they would end up with what happened with The Suicide Squad. It’d probably be difficult to follow, feel rushed, and wouldn’t do this character any justice.

Production would have to work really hard to introduce this character to those who’ve never read it and a series would be able to accomplish that. We would have a beginning which would follow Sandman, his siblings, the goings on in his kingdom, his lovers, anguish, and his adventures travelling through dreams. A middle, which would consist of the stealing of his dream helmet out of jealousy and a lust for more power. And our ending, which would have Sandman going through hell to get his dream helmet back and bringing peace back to his kingdom. Something along those lines? I’ve been meaning to purchase the entire graphic novel series for a while now, but haven’t done so yet. It’s a great series and once I started reading it I couldn’t stop. I suggest you give it a read too, as I believe you will become completely immersed in the dream world. Maybe New Line will have something else in the works for Sandman but if they do I’m hoping Neil has complete creative control over it. You can check out the following article for more details…

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/4/13517450/sandman-writer-quits-only-tv-neil-gaiman

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Silent Hills for Playstation 4

 

 

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For die hard fans of Silent Hill the departure of Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima was a huge blow. Fans everywhere were excited and looking forward to the most recent installment of the Silent Hill installment Silent Hills which was to include voice over contributions by The Walking Dead’s, Norman Reedus. After all the buzz things just fell flat after Kojima decided to part ways with Konami for good reasons. Guillermo has been quoted as saying “Fuck Konami” and I couldn’t agree more. The Silent Hill franchise has the most loyal fan base,  and in terms of sales would have made Konami a great profit. I’m disappointed in where Silent Hill is heading in general. There’s no new news about the game and the sequel to the Silent Hill movie, 2001’s Silent Hill: Revelation was incredibly disappointing. I’m a total fan-girl, over obsessed, Silent Hill nerd fanatic and this game’s concept is so cool that it’s surprising to see Konami put such an iconic and classic game on the back burner. People are literally waiting and creating blogs, websites, Facebook fan pages,etc to keep what makes this franchise so special alive. We fans are addicted to the stories, the creatures, protagonists, and everything else that lured us into this game in the first place.

Dearest Konami,

Silly, silly, stupid, stupid, decision. Don’t you want to make money while pleasing a loyal fan base which would guarantee great profits??? Don’t you want to give us our Pyramid Head fix encouraging fan-nerds everywhere to bring it with cos-play at our local comic-cons? Didn’t you think about The Walking Dead fans and how they’d flock to support the brilliant Norman Reedus as he crossed over into this hellish world?

Anyway, to read some more details about the falling out and the future of our beloved game click the link below.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2826335/hideo-kojima-finally-breaks-his-silence-on-failed-silent-hills-project/

 

What do you think about the next Silent Hill game? Do you think it’ll ever happen? Is Konami done with this franchise for good?

28 Months Later???

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Real excited at the prospect of another 28 Days sequel. I used to watch 28 Days so much that I had to get rid of my dvd. I was a 28 Days addict. Since then Danny Boyle went on to direct Sunshine and ever since then I always looked forward to seeing anything his name was attached to. My fellow 28 series fans we finally have hope! Enjoy the following article explaining how Danny has been in talks about a 28 Month’s later sequel.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/28-Months-Later-Might-Happen-Get-Awesome-Details-69167.html

 

 

Morgan (2016)

 

 

Morgan is a science fiction/thriller about a seemingly corrupt corporation who’s employed scientific team has been given the task of observing and “raising” a conscious droid. The movie immediately begins by showing us Morgan’s aggressive side. She’s shown attacking a scientist played by Jennifer Jason Leigh during an observation session. Throughout the film you see Jennifer’s character recuperating in a room with bandages over her eye and she’s still in a weakened state resulting from the attack. We get a sense of empathy and trust from the staff of scientists and staff working closely day to day with Morgan. She refers to her attack as an “accident” and also freely uses the word love. She appears to share the same naivety, innocence, and curiosity that any human child her age would have but underneath that appearance lingers something darker. The corporation starts questioning whether or not they should terminate her and they send in an agent to investigate her and the staff. This agent needs to collect her own data in determining how everyone should proceed with Morgan.

I enjoyed this story and believe it was executed well. I enjoy good twists and love stories about artificial intelligence and human droids. The cast was great. I’m biased because I really like Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Yeoh, Rose Leslie, and I’m keeping my eye out for future films starring Anya Taylor-Joy of The Witch. I appreciate that the ending didn’t feel rushed yet the action didn’t dwindle. There’s a lot to the premise that they could’ve gone into a bit more but other than that I found it to be good story telling.