Michael Fassbender is going back to work with Ridley Scott. The possibility we reported a few days ago, that Fassbender might star in Scott’s film version of Cormac McCarthy‘s script The Counselor, has come to pass. So just before the opening of Prometheus, which Scott directed and in which Fassbender appears, the duo will be at work again on a story that is being compared to No Country For Old Men. Read More »
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Cormac McCarthy is helping delay the production of the new Blade Runner film. The author recently sold a spec screenplay called The Counselor, about a respected lawyer who tries to get into the drug trade without being completely pulled in, but quickly finds that he’s out of his depth.
The script sale led to the quick attachment of director Ridley Scott. (Who was trying to develop an adaptation of McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian a couple years back.) Now it looks like The Counselor will be Scott’s next film, and Michael Fassbender could be in the title role. Read More »
That Ridley Scott Blade Runner-sequel might be even further off than fans had hoped. (Or feared, depending on your thoughts on that project.) Deadline reports the director is now in talks to direct Cormac McCarthy‘s The Counselor and is keen on shooting it after he’s done with Prometheus.
McCarthy, the writer of No Country For Old Men, The Road and All The Pretty Horses, just recently sold the surprise spec script which is about a southern lawyer who attempts to make money as a drug dealer before things go horribly wrong. According to reports, Scott has been talking directly to McCarthy about the project, hence the speed of it coming together. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Good news today for fans of author Cormac McCarthy (The Road, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses). He has written and sold a screenplay called The Counselor. It is contemporary and set in the Southwest, and said to be reminiscent of his novel No Country For Old Men. Much of the discussion of this new script calls it McCarthy’s first spec script (that is, a script written on the author’s own initiative) but that isn’t quite true, as No Country was originally written as a script before McCarthy turned it into a novel.
More details on the new script are below. Read More »