At Comic-Con 2007, Frank Darabont premiered footage from his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist, and everyone (including myself) was not impressed. Stephen King adaptations are tough. They can either be really good, or really bad (heck, with The Shining, they made one of each).
Darabont definitely knows how to do it right. Find me one person who hated The Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile. Even my old man loved both of those flicks, and he’s a tough audience. But one of the things I’ve loved about all of Darabont’s films thus far was the amazing cinematography. It seems like he’s chosen to forgo the extensive set-ups to shoot most of The Mist with steadicam, utilizing both techniques and the crew of The Shield (if I remember correctly). But is this an experiment or a movie?
The new trailer is pretty impressive/intense (with exception of some of the computer generated effects) and features Clint Mansell’s awesome score from The Fountain soundtrack. Check it out after the jump, and share your thoughts.
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George Lucas says Harrison Ford will play his age in the upcoming Indiana Jones 4:
“He’s not running in any of the movies,” Lucas told USA Today. “He’s either on a horse or driving a car or a motorcycle. And he’ll play his age in this movie with what’s appropriate. The chases are more suspenseful than speedy. Like the rolling ball in the first film – it’s not that he’s running that fast, it’s that there’s a giant ball coming at him. And he will get beat up, which is a tradition for us.”
Lucas plans on having the first trailer in theaters for Thanksgiving. But we wonder what movie the trailer could possibly be attached to? Disney’s modern day princess story Enchanted? The Weinstein Co’s Stephen King adaptation The Mist? Neither sound likely. I bet the trailer will hit theaters one week earlier attached to Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf. And isn’t that a Paramount Picture?
The filmmaker hopes to keep the movie’s official title under wraps until then. He also was very tight lipped about the filming locations, but teased that one will include a waterfall.
On the possibility of Indy’s father, Sean Connery, returning for another round, george says, “We’re still trying.”
On the casting of Cate Blanchett:
“That’s who my director wanted, and I always bow to the wishes of my director,” Lucas said. “I approved it because she seemed like a good idea. When I met her at the Academy Awards, I told her, ‘Hey, you work for me now!'”
Indiana Jones 4 Poster by Paul Shipper.