Apr
16
Posted by Holly under News & Rumors with 1 Comment

This is just a rumor, but it could possibly be a reality. I certainly hope so, I’d love to see her in this

Stanley Kubrick may be gone, but he’s not done making movies just yet. According to Production Weekly, two big stars — Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, who will share the screen this summer in Iron Man 2 — are attached to a long-dusty Kubrick script that has been resurrected from his estate by his son-in-law, Philip Hobbs.

Hobbs found the single copy of the 80-page script treatment for Lunatic at Large — which was written for Kubrick in the late 1950’s by pulp author Jim Thompson — in 1999, and has been shopping it around ever since. The story is described as a dark mystery about an escaped axe-murderer. “When Stanley died, he left behind lots of paperwork,” Hobbs told the New York Times in 2006. “We ended up going through trunks of it, and one day we came across ‘Lunatic at Large.’ I knew what it was right away, because I remember Stanley talking about ‘Lunatic.’ He was always saying he wished he knew where it was, because it was such a great idea.”

The project has been in traction since 2006, when producer Edward R. Pressman became involved in the development of the project. This Production Weekly report marks the first time in two years that any movement has been seen. And while we don’t know many of the key details yet — there is no director attached — the news of Rockwell and Johansson being involved makes a bit of sense. This is about the time — in the lead up to Iron Man 2 — that they would be announcing new projects. And if they are to play Johnnie Sheppard and his attractive companion Joyce (respectively), as described below, we would likely be seeing such news in the near future. It’s an interesting project, but would surely hinge on a director — a dark period piece is one thing, and a Jim Thompson-penned work is something else entirely. Rockwell and Johansson are two very capable actors, but a director with a strong sense of visual style and a handle on narrative fluidity will be the key to the success of such a project. Until that happens, we remain interested but skeptical.

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  • Steven Flores
    Posted on April 22, 2010

    While the name of Stanley Kubrick is a big deal. The only problem is that he’s been dead for 11 years.

    Didn’t anyone see “A.I.”?

    Just because it was a project developed by Kubrick and later given to Spielberg doesn’t mean it’s going to be a good idea.

    Plus, a project like this has expectations that is quite impossible. If Kubrick was alive and doing this film. The anticipation level would be extremely high.

    It’s nothing to get excited about and it could become a huge disaster because of what people are expecting. Even with a name as revered as Kubrick attached to it.

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