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  1. That's not right, Tim. Warner Bros. picked the director for 'I Am Legend.' Will Smith joined later as producer with his Overbrook Entertainment, when he got the offer to play Neville.

    What do you mean, this project has been in the works @ Warner Bros for years.. Will joined the project a few years ago about 2004..he was going to do it with Michael Bay.. then he went for Francis Lawrence..

    I know this project is in the works at Warners for years, Ridley Scott was doing it with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring as Neville in the late 90's. And I know that Will was going to star as Neville with Michael Bay helming, BUT, Will had never inked a deal. And by the time he got the offer to play the lead again, Francis Lawrence was already at the helm. He joined as producer with Overbrook later, when he was on board to play Richard Neville.

  2. Supporting Characters Explain Hancock Plot

    Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman talk about the superhero comedy

    by Fred Topel | September 11, 2007

    How could anyone not like Will Smith? He's going to have to convince people he can be a pain in next summer's action comedy Hancock. He plays a drunk superhero who needs a publicist to fix his image. Jason Bateman plays that publicist.

    "I'm teaching him how to navigate those waters, and be more polite in press conferences," said Bateman. "And I've got to get him a little outfit and a cape, and everything. Basically, I'm a corporate PR guy."

    Then, John Hancock (Smith) goes after his publicist's wife (Charlize Theron). She hinted that there was more to Hancock than the superhero love triangle. "It was very smart and very intelligent and had this kind of historical element to it that I was fascinated by," she said. "It's not silly, it's not stupid. It's fun but I think it's smart. I think Akiva [Goldsman] writes really interesting material. There's a lot of heavy stuff in this, really, really heavy stuff. "

    Bateman added that there are still plenty of explosions for the summer crowd. "There's flying and special effects, and things are blowing up, and trains are getting tossed," said Bateman. "It's so much work."

    In those scenes, Theron deferred to Smith. "I like the idea of doing this and looking at Will and going, 'I don't know, Men in Black IV, you tell me. I don't do these.' So I like that challenge.


    I don't like how people keep refering to it as an action comedy. I don't want it to end up as "My Super Ex-Girlfriend"!

    It IS an action comedy, but in the style of "Bad Santa." That dark and twisted comedy, y'know?

  3. :signthankspin: once again, i don't know what to think about this movie. But if Typhoon says it isn't gonna be a 2nd WWW I believe him!! :thumbsup:

    Trust him, it's not gonna be a 2nd WWW. The original script is known for being one of the best never produced (until now) scripts in Hollywood. I just hope they didn't mess around with rewrites done by Akiva Goldsman, John August and Peter Berg... I also think Berg is a great director, so, can't wait! I hope the movie's still gonna have that bizarre, dark and twisted style the original script had...

    Sony, don't sweeten this baby for family audiences... pleeeaase!

    Anyway, I don't know. I Am Legend (if not dumbed down) and Hancock seem like the best stuff Will has done in a while.

  4. While I don't consider Gabriele Muccino mediocre, I also agree that he should work more with different directors, also looking for the best. 'I, Robot' could've been a memorable movie, Alex Proyas is a great filmmaker (just watch 'The Crow' and 'Dark City'), but... well, Fox isn't the most supportive studio in Hollywood. I've also interviewed Proyas, good guy, agreed in a second to do an interview (per mail).

  5. I think he did a good job, not great, but good. I really liked Pursuit of Happyness and I can't wait to see what they're doing with this pic.

    Anyway, @ Tim, others... seems like that 'Clint Howl' project WAS 'Seven Pounds,' same filming and release date for both projects. Both @ Sony. Yh, it defo is one and the same pic...

  6. Big Bucks tend to take any charm away from a so-called Art Movie. You almost want it to look cheap and dirty lol.

    Eternal Sunshine is probably the xlosest example of a Hollywood film with Indie influences in it.

    LOOOOOL... but that's an indie film, can't compare that to movies such as 'i am legend' and 'batman begins,' etc. etc.

  7. Julie, you're a star!!! Thx a lot.

    God, I really want this movie to work. Maybe it will. But "squeezing a small art film into a blockbuster" is exactly what Will Smith said about "I, Robot" and as good a movie as that one was, I wouldn'tcall it an art fiom:/ We'll see in December (or January in my case;) )


    I think the hollywood machine dictates that it can't be a small art film. There is simply too much money at stake. It will be interesting to see what survives. Unless we have no Willisms or hell nawss to look forward to in this 1

    it depends on how much creative freedom they get from warner bros. and, first of all, in what fashion they wanna tell the story. batman begins, for example, while costing more than 150 million dollars, was really an intelligent character- and plot-driven movie, made in the fashion of an arthouse movie (while still being a blockbuster). i think there CAN be art in huge hollywood blockbusters, it just depends on the script and talent involved.

    on the other side, entertainment is an art (to me), never forget that. having said that, i do have sum doubts about i am legend.

  8. Well im sure some of us on here will be trying to make it to a premier or something. In the unlikely event you get to ask Will something that'll probably be the first thing outta our mouths.

    well, since i'm the admin of will's italian official site i'll probably be at the it. premiere in january. and if i'll be there i'll sure try to ask him about new music...


    [edit] i hope that if jj+fp will do an i am legend tour, they'll perform in italy aswell. they weren't here in 2004

  9. If they do Bad Boys III, please let it be more like Bad Boys and less like Bad Boys II, which I think is a mediocre movie. Where's the 1990's Michael Bay? I want the guy who made Bad Boys and The Rock and not that hack who made Pearl Harbor.

    Anyway, nothing's set yet on Bad Boys III. There may be some scripts floating around but it's pretty much up to Will Smith and Michael Bay at this point... IF they want Bay as helmer. I could see someone else doing it aswell... and better than last time 'round.

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