9 items from 2013
We’re now into 11 years since Adrian Lyne released a film with 2002’s Unfaithful. He’s been contemplating a family drama with Back Roads and is also attached to John Grisham adaptation The Associate. Yet his attention has been caught by the chance to bring a Patricia Highsmith thriller to the screen, and he’s now made a deal to direct Deep Water. Zach Helm has adapted and modernised the story of Vic and Melinda, a young, beautiful married couple who like to play sexy mind games with each other to keep their relationship interesting. But then, in true Highsmith style, people start turning up dead.According to Deadline, talks are under way with a big name to star, but that might impact when Water gets flowing, as scheduling could become an issue. There’s a chance it’ll have to wait until Lyne finishes either Back Roads or The Associate, »
Adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel, the story follows a young married couple, whose lives are altered when their acquaintances around them start turning up dead. While no actors have been attached at this time, conversations are under way with a "big star" to take one of the lead roles. Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the screenplay adaptation.
Eleven years ago Adrian Lyne directed Diane Lane to a Best Actress Oscar nomination in Unfaithful. Since then he's directed nothing. Now the director of Flashdance, Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal is ready to get back behind the camera with Deep Water at Fox. Written by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), the film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller telling the story of Vic and Melinda, an attractive young married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. Previous Highsmith adaptations include Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train and Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, which starred Matt Damon, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Deadline delivers the news and with it the unsurprising news a "big star" is already in discussions, though whether or not it's for the role of Vic or Melinda is unclear. »
- Brad Brevet
After directing sexy hits like Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks and Unfaithful filmmaker Adrian Lyne is getting back in the saddle for an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith classic thriller novel, ‘Deep Water’. Zach Helm (Stranger than Fiction) wrote the script which centers on a young couple, or more precisely on a husband who tries to save his marriage by letting his wife sleep with other men. Their mind games take a twisted turn when people around them starting turning up dead. Lyne is reportedly courting a big star for the project, which involvement will dictate scheduling, but the name hasn’t been disclosed. Here’s the synopsis...
- Nick Martin
Over ten years since his last film "Unfaithful," filmmaker Adrian Lyne ("Flashdance," "Fatal Attraction") has closed a deal to direct a film adaptation of the classic Patricia Highsmith 1957 novel "Deep Water" at Film Rites and Film 360.
The story follows Vic and Melinda, an attractive young married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. A major star is already said to be in talks for the project which Zach Helm is scripting.
Highsmith penned the likes of "Strangers On A Train" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and is suddenly in vogue again with new films based on her works "The Blunderer" and "The Price of Salt" in development, and the already completed "Two Faces of January" opening later this year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
After stepping away from Hollywood for more than a decade, director Adrian Lyne is finally ready to make his big comeback. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker best known for libidinous titles like 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, Unfaithful and the 19967 remake of Lolita is now set to direct Deep Water, an adaptation of the 1957 Patricia Highsmith suspense novel. The project has actually been floating around Hollywood for a few years now, and previously had Mike Nichols attached to direct. Zach Helm, who previous scripted movies like Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, wrote the script, which centers on a husband who tries to save his marriage by letting his wife sleep with other men. This turns out to be a problem, however, when all of the men that she sleeps with end up dead. The latest report says that the people behind the production have already been »
While Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" and Danny Boyle's "Trance" recently reignited the erotic drama/thriller, few filmmakers defined the genre in the way Adrian Lyne did. With films like "Flashdance," "9 1/2 Weeks," "Fatal Attraction," "Indecent Proposal," and "Lolita" all under his belt, he raised the temperature in the nation's multiplex before kinda dropping off the grid following 2002's "Unfaithful." But it's not like he hasn't been trying. Last year, he was linked to an adaptation of John Grisham's "The Associate," and while movement on that has been quiet, something else is gaining steam. Lyne has signed on direct "Deep Water," an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel, produced by Steve Zaillian and written by Zach Helm. Initially reported to be a "dark, sexy comedy," it's not clear if they are taking a more sober approach (it's now described as a thriller), but the story centers on a man »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: After directing the steamy, sexy hits Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, and Lolita, Adrian Lyne has found nothing to get excited about since 2002′s Unfaithful. Finally, he has found a project that has him hot and bothered. Lyne last night closed a deal to direct Deep Water, a Zach Helm-scripted adaptation of the classic thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, the late author of Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Lyne is making the film with Fox 2000‘s Elizabeth Gabler, with whom he teamed on Unfaithful, the study of infidelity that starred Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Olivier Martinez. Deep Water will be mounted as a co-production between Film Rites and Film 360. The contemporized Deep Water tells the story of Vic and Melinda, an attractive young married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Director: Errol Morris
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
A play on words from the infamous Radiohead concert film, Errol Morris has been a dominant force in the docu field and his second foray into fiction filmmaking appears to be perfectly suited for the filmmaker’s sensibilities. Not that far removed from the truth – this combines the nuttiness of the broad type of characters we would generally find on This American Life, it would most likely incorporate Morris’ genuine almost trademark interest in the human condition and the absurdities that come with it. Great cast could bring this into Gondry-esque type territory.
Gist: Inspired by Bob Nelson’s memoir We Froze the First Man and »
- Eric Lavallee
9 items from 2013
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