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Posts Tagged ‘Michel Gondry’

Vice Releases Hollywood-Themed Fiction Issue

viceVice‘s annual fiction issue hit newsstands this week. The theme of this year’s issue is Hollywood and all of the stories have something to do with movies.

The issue includes contributions from: David MametMichel GondryLouis MellisAlec SokolowJohn RomanoMerrill MarkoeKevin McEnroeEmily McLaughlin and Benjamin NugentJames Franco even wrote a story about Lindsey Lohan.

Vice explained their approach to attracting so much talent on their site: “We shared an intuition that a lot of the most interesting writing being done today is being done for movies and TV. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that we watch a lot of movies. So we made a long list of our favorite movies and looked up the writers who worked on them, and we harassed them and their agents and their publicists for months. We started with a really long pitch letter, but we learned that in LA it’s proper etiquette to write three-word-long emails. We tried to romance them by inviting them to dinner at the Chateau Marmont.”

 

 

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Michel Gondry Plans to Adapt Philip K. Dick’s Ubik

Director Michel Gondry hopes to adapt Philip K. Dick‘s novel, Ubik–a “searing metaphysical comedy of death and salvation.”

Gondry just wrapped the comic book adaptation, The Green Hornet. His career began in music videos, but branched into surreal films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep.

What do you think? Here’s more from IndieWire: “At the launch of his exhibit ‘The Factory Movie Lovers‘ at the Centre Pompidou, the usually chatty Michel Gondry dropped news of another project he appears to be working on, adding to his already busy slate. The director revealed that he is adapting Philip K. Dick‘s ‘Ubik‘ for the big screen.” (Via Vintage Anchor)

The Green Hornet Trailer Released

The newly released trailer for The Green Hornet is embedded above–a 2011 adaptation of a classic radio and comic book hero.

The film stars Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. It was directed by Michel Gondry–the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

What do you think? Is there room in the multiplex for another comic book adaptation? Jonah Hex, another comic book adaptation, tanked at the box office last weekend.