Last year, as Alexander Payne was getting going on The Descendants, we got word that he was also planning an adaptation of the graphic novel Wilson, by Ghost World and Art School Confidential creator Daniel Clowes. We haven’t heard much about that project in a bit, but now Clowes says that the film is still in the works, and will be Payne’s next film after the black and white father/son roadtrip movie Nebraska. While I wouldn’t take the “next movie after Nebraska” idea as gospel, it is good to know the project isn’t dead. Sadly, some other Clowes film projects are dead; we’ll run down all the current status reports after the break. Read More »

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Scanning across the web it seems at first glance that Michel Gondry has a slate of upcoming projects to compare with even Guillermo Del Toro’s monster heap. On closer inspection, however, it might appear that he’s only got a handful described in various different ways, and certainly not too many to handle. Every one sounds like a winner, though.

After The Green Hornet, which is hitting cinemas in December, Gondry’s pick for his next picture is The We and The I. Originally set to go last summer it was postponed when he went to play big budget games with Seth Rogen and co. Here’s how he describes it:

It’s about the group effect, how people in groups transform when the group is dislocated, because everyone jumps out of the bus at different times, there is a smaller group and how the relationships evolve.

Bus? What bus?

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It’s been a long time since we learned that Michel Gondry was going to make an animated film with his son Paul. When we talked to Gondry a year and a half ago, he revealed that comic book artist Dan Clowes (Ghost World) was writing the script based on Paul Gondry‘s futuristic universe where a dictator rules over a crazy world where hair is the source of energy and everyone is forced to create mediocre art.

ComingSoon has learned some new details, including the film’s title (which I was previously unable to decipher due to a combination of a bad recording and Gondry’s french accent). The film is titled Megalomania and Steve Buscemi will be voicing the main character (who we assume is the dictator and not the rebel, but who knows). Work has already begun, with Curious Pictures in New York producing, but Gondry admits he won’t have time to commit his full attention to the project until The Green Hornet is completed.

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