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Posts Tagged ‘Scott Hicks’

Zac Efron Stars in ‘The Lucky One’ Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a trailer for the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks‘ 2008 novel, The Lucky One. We’ve embedded the trailer in the video above–what do you think?

The movie will hit theaters in April 2012. Scott Hicks directed and High School Musical actor Zac Efron plays the lead role.

Here’s more from Indiewire: “[Efron] stars as a Iraq war veteran whose life is saved when he randomly stumbles across a picture of a woman in the desert sand, just before a bomb goes off. The kicker is that she’s like, totally hot. So he does what any sane and rational person does, he tracks her down, but instead of telling her his story, he takes a job on her farm/ranch/whatever, becomes involved in her life, makes sweet gauzy love to her and then winds up looking like a total douche when she finds out his secret before he tells her.” (via Shelf Awareness)

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Director Scott Hicks on Adapting “The Boys Are Back”

simoncarrbook.jpgLast night GalleyCat prowled the aisles of the New York City premiere of “The Boys Are Back,” an adaptation of Simon Carr‘s memoir by the same name. The film polished Carr’s raw and powerful book into a more conventional story, giving the author a flattering career milestone–in the movie, dreamy actor Clive Owen plays a fictionalized version of the British journalist.

After the screening, one GalleyCat editor asked director Scott Hicks about taking Carr’s memoir to the big screen. “The memoir is very anecdotal, a collection of incidents scattered over time,” explained the celebrated director of Shine and the Stephen King adaptation, Hearts in Atlantis.

“What [screenwriter] Allan Cubitt has done is weave all these pieces into a narrative structure,” he continued. “I would keep feeding off the memoir. I’d go to him and say, ‘we’ve got to have that [memoir] scene.’ … And he’d find a way to weave it in. The memoir was a constant reference point. It was very skillfully adapted in the first place.”