November 29th, 2006

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Stockholm Film Festival - Day 11

This was the last day. ;-/

Wristcutters: A Love Story
Interesting and fun! Lots of music by Gogol Bordello, the front man of the band was even there watching the movie. I wanted to take a picture with him but chickened out. :-/

The Last King Of Scotland
Brutal and very good.

Pretty good festival this year. The first movies I saw was just okay, but then every movie steadily improved on the other. I especially liked Clerks 2, Little Miss Sunshine, The Host, The Fountain and The Science Of Sleep.
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HBO brings Preacher to small screen!

"HBO has seen the light and is bringing "Preacher" to the small screen.

The pay cable network is developing a one-hour series based on the popular 1990s Vertigo comics series. Mark Steven Johnson, the writer-director behind comic adaptations "Daredevil" and the upcoming "Ghost Rider," is writing the pilot, while Howard Deutch is attached to direct. Johnson and Deutch will executive produce along with Michael De Luca, George Agusto, Chris Bender and JC Spink.

The series was created by Irish-born writer Garth Ennis and British artist Steve Dillon, who will serve as co-executive producers. Ken F. Levin, who reps the duo, also will serve as co-exec producer.

There have been several attempts to bring the comic to the screen, whether big or small, but nothing stuck. A movie version, to have been produced by Kevin Smith's View Askew, among others, got to the casting stage, with James Marsden attached for the title role and a reported budget of $25 million.

The project reunites Johnson with Deutch; Johnson wrote "Grumpier Old Men," which Deutch directed. Deutch's directing credits include TV's "Gleason," the pilot for "Melrose Place" and the 1986 film "Pretty in Pink." He is repped by ICM."

Hmm, not so sure about the writer and director for this.. but atleast Ennis and Dillon are involved. And it's by HBO so this is good news!
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