Monday, April 30, 2007

Two Bits...

... from The Guardian merit mention today:

--- First off, this interview with Darren Aronofsky's already made the rounds, but my Aronofsky-obsession forces my hand in having to post it here as well. Basically, he really wants to make a movie about Noah and his ark, he's bunches of drafts into it, and this is his point of view on the subject:

"Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk," he says admiringly. "It's there in the Bible - it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor's guilt going on there. He's a dark, complicated character."

Just get back to us, Darren, when you've got some financing for it, mmkay? He talks a bit about Brad Pitt ass-raping The Fountain and his vision for a Batman film as well.

--- And secondly, Jodie Foster is apparently set to play Nazi-choreographer and lens-mistress to Hitler Leni Riefenstahl in a biopic. Sayeth the Guardian:

"Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster will play the leading role of Riefenstahl in a work that is bound to generate immense argument, as it examines the beautiful woman who became Adolf Hitler's favourite director and whose slick propaganda helped the Nazi war machine.

The on-again, off-again project has been in the works for at least seven years, but now a script is being written - by British writer Rupert Walters - and a director is being negotiated. People involved in the movie say the director should be announced within two or three months and shooting should start by the end of next year at the latest. 'I am hoping to be shooting before then,' said Gabriele Bacher, a producer at Primary Pictures, who will make the film along with Foster's own company."

Riefenstahl's due for a biopic, and Foster's probably as good a choice as there is, so consider me curious. Just do us a favor, Jodie, and keep your buddy Mel Gibson away from the project. His is not a perspective we'd need to see here.


Anonymous said...

Happy happy joy joy.....I want to see the Riefenstahl movie already.

When it comes to who should direct it, though, I'm a bit confused. I think it might be one that needs to be done by a female director b/c, well, that's what it's about. But who is there? Patty Jenkins, maybe? Sofia Coppola? Kimberly Pierce? Nikki Caro?

Jason Adams said...

Maybe Jodie could direct it.

I agree that a female director really ought to direct it, though. My favorite female director is Mary Harron, so I choose her!

But everyone you named is a fine director, and probably be a great choice too.

Anonymous said...

I must say, after looking up Mary Harron, I realize you are correct. She's proven quite adept at showing a woman's point of view, many of her successes take place in different decades that she is able to capture. I saw 'Bettie Page' and she would be perfect.

Glenn Dunks said...

And American Psycho is actually a good similarity as well. A main character that doesn't exactly represent the type of person and the time period that many wish to explore. Psycho appears, to be people who are quick to judge and picket movie cinemas, to cheer for Bateman when really it merely presents him as a product of his time.

Which sort of screams Reifenstal, don't you think?

Jason Adams said...

I was thinking and talking to the boyfriend about Mary harron last night and expressing those same things, KC. The more I think about it, the more perfect she seems. But since I've pulled her name from thin air, and it really has no relation at all to what we know about the project, I'm worried this master-stroke will go unrealized! Who do I call? Somebody gimme the number to Jodie Foster, STAT!