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Jul 18th
07:34 pm
misc. upcomings and goings  
Jeff Wells recently posted about Liberal Arts wondering why there hasn't been any publicity or website given it is coming out in two months and suggested the distributor, IFC, wasn't that keen on it.

IFC responded with:
Update: IFC Films bigwig Ryan Werner says "everything is coming momentarily on Liberal Arts. We've been working with Josh this summer on the materials, etc. And we just did a NYC screening and party at BAM Cinemafest and the film played huge. We remain super enthusiastic."

So that's good news. I can't wait :)

In less positive news, I'm a little concerned about This is Where I Leave You. Last we saw, Adam was scouting locations a month ago. In the meantime though, Rock of Ages underwhelmed both financially and critically. And Jason Bateman tweeted on July 10th that filming of Arrested Development "starts in four weeks" which to me indicates he'll be busy filming that in the fall, overlapping the intended filming period for TIWILY. Further Adam has said nothing and responds to no questions about the project, which is unusual for him, and I haven't seen any production info popping up on any of the databases. So it seems like something fell apart somewhere along the way. I have mixed feelings if this did happen. My main reservation has always been Adam. I love Adam for Hairspray and supporting Zac but his track record otherwise as a director is pretty dim. Otherwise though, I liked the cast, the book, and Zac's character. I liked that it was comedy more than romance for him. And Zac could definitely use a studio project. I guess hopefully it was just pushed back a bit. But I really can't wait for Zac to get back to real work, not just promo. So whatever is happening, I hope he gets back on set soon.

In better news, we should hear next week if At Any Price made it into Venice and TIFF. Fingers crossed. I'm also curious if The Paperboy might screen at TIFF. As a side note, in the upcoming weeks, Liberal Arts will screen at the Traverse City Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival and the New Zealand 2012 International Film Festival.
Mood: soresore
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on July 20th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
No vampires please. Like I don't think any really respects vampire movies or shows after Twilight in terms of quality acting. I could be wrong though.
countessm3countessm3 on July 21st, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Watch Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, Dracula and Blade, and you'll realize Twitlite was merely a very bad, on-purpose accident.
kleth on July 21st, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
"Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire"

The book was a masterpiece, but I am less enthusiastic about the movie. However, it did prove that big stars (Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt) can do vampire flicks without flushing their careers.
Sapphirasapphia on July 22nd, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Currently theme of vampires TOO exploited,is too trivial.. This is annoying ... I wouldn't want Zac did something like that. I would like him to be a special.
Today I watched the trailer for "Easy money", again. And again, I thought that, this project would have been great for Zac. But with a good script and rated R, as well as the original. Yeah, it would be great.
kleth on July 22nd, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
"this project would have been great for Zac"

Grrrr. Yes, it can take a long time for projects to come to fruition, but Warner Bros. bought a two-year option on the Swedish film, specifically for Zac, so they must have been thinking about a development schedule that was shorter than "indefinite to infinite".
Sapphirasapphia on July 22nd, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I agree.
Although, I think that this project would be good right now. Zac got older. He became more convincing for the role.
But if they plan to do some shit PG13, then they shouldn't spend money at all.