Trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street
Trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street
For 23 years, a group of friends from Washington state have been playing a game of tag. It started in high school, and went through college. Rules eventually developed that turned it into a no-holds-barred, nationwide game that goes on every year throughout the month of February. Who ever is “it” will travel all over the country to tag one of their competitors, sometimes creating elaborate schemes to do so. Whoever is “it” at the end of the month is “it” for the whole year.
In January, the novel idea caught the interest of a Wall Street Journal reporter who turned it into a human interest story. Since then, the Tag Brothers, as they’ve been coined, have been fielding pitches from Hollywood producers who want to turn their real life game into a movie.
Wednesday, the Tag Brothers sold the rights to their story to Broken Road producer Todd Garner. He’ll create a pitch and take it to Hollywood studios.
Deadline broke the news of the deal, which apparently was a fairly hot property among Hollywood producers.
This story screams “high-concept comedy” with an all-star cast and it makes perfect sense that producers took notice. You can read the full Wall Street Journal article at this link, but the gist is as follows. Ten friends attending high school at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington began playing tag and never stopped. The game continued to grow and grow and has gotten to the point where now, 23 years later, it can get expensive and elaborate.
Everything is normal all year until February. At that point, the men have been known to travel, set up pranks, hire people to play roles and more just to be able to tag one of the other competitors and make him “it.”
This trailer highlights, more so than the previous trailers, the amazing cinematography, costuming, and soundtrack that all combine to make this film look like it will be one to remember. I guess it would be hard to mess up one of the most beloved stories in English Literature, but I think this movie would have made F. Scott Fitzgerald quite proud.
See the first trailer HERE
There had been a little bit of talk for a while about a movie based on Neal Stephenson’s sci-fi novel ‘Snow Crash’, but I had all but given up on it until today, when Paramount announced they had hired director Joe Cornish to head the project. Recently, Cornish had been praised for his direction of Attack the Block. If you haven’t seen Attack the Block, or read Snow Crash, I highly recommend you go do both of those things as soon as humanly possible.
It’s the second go around on the project for Paramount, which first developed the book back when it was published in 1992. It is a big bestseller and a seminal cyber-punk book that probably was ahead of its time. The book is set in the near future, when the U.S. exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and private enterprise and the mafia control everything. The plot involves a computer virus that is manifested as a drug called Snow Crash that is transmitted visually from computer screens to unsuspecting users, frying their brains. Hiro Protagonist – that’s the character’s name – a computer hacker/samurai swordsman/pizza delivery driver who investigates and tries to stop the takeover of postmodern civilization. It sounds wild, but it is steeped in its own mythology and has become a cult favorite among the cyberpunk set. Paramount dropped the project years ago and it went to Disney with Kennedy/Marshall and languished. Kennedy introduced Cornish to the book, he committed and it is now back at Paramount and is a priority. Cornish is repped by CAA and Independent Talent and the book was repped by CAA for the lit agency Darhansoff & Verrill.
I can’t tell how I feel about this one.
More Django Unchained HERE (Including synopsis, photos, and more)
Because of this preview, I am reading the book tomorrow on my way down to Florida. Yes.
So Seth MacFarlane’s new project, “Ted,” has Mila Kunis (yes), Marky Mark (I’ve been waiting to see him in another comedy since he killed it in “The Other Guys”), and a talking stuffed bear that reminds me of one of my favorite shows “Wilfred”. It has the recipe for success but I still just don’t know how the plot can play out. We’ll see. I do like that bear though.
Adrian Brody as a crazy drug dealer looks pretty entertaining. Plus the fat kid from Bad Santa makes an appearance at 2:01 in the trailer for “High School.” It’ll probably be a flop and and get cast off as a stoner comedy, but it actually looks like decently well made. PLUS THE PUN IN THE TITLE IS SO CLEVER! HIGH SCHOOL! GET IT?!……
Wes Anderson’s new movie Moonrise Kingdom looks like it will follow suit with all of his old films. A few of his usual cast members, Schwartzman and Murray, plus Ed Norton and Bruce Willis make it seem like an instant winner, and the plot doesn’t seem as drab or mundane as some of his other films have been known to be. Me rikey.
Starring Benecio Del Toro, Selma Hayek, Johnny T, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch and directed by Oliver Stone, this one is going to be a winner. Indubitably, my dear Jeeves.
Here’s the teaser trailer.