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Author Philip K. Dick is a name synonymous with greatness in the sci-fi genre, not only for his extensive catalog of novels and short stories, but also for the film adaptations of his work. Although there have been 11 movie adaptations of his novels and short stories - including Blade Runner, Total Recall, and one of my personal favorites (not only of his work, but in the sci-fi genre as a whole), Minority Report - the author published 44 novels and 121 short stories in 30 years as a published writer.
Philip K. Dick passed away in 1982, shortly before the first film adaptation based on one of his novels, Blade Runner, was released in theaters. Shortly after his death, his daughter Isa Dick Hackett and her siblings were put in control of his father's works, »
Like most screenwriters, George Nolfi had always wanted to direct. He wrote four movies - Timeline, Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, and The Bourne Ultimatum - before getting his shot at the helm. Unlike most directors, George Nolfi landed an extremely ambitious project for his directing debut in The Adjustment Bureau, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21.
I was curious about how you first came across this Philip K. Dick short story, and when you decided to adapt it?
I recently spoke with actor Michael Kelly about his role in The Adjustment Bureau, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21, The actor also recently appeared on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, which was canceled last month. However, that cancellation may lead to a new job, acting alongside his best friend Josh Lucas in The Firm. Here's what Michael Kelly had to say below.
"My buddy Josh Lucas is doing The Firm for NBC. Right before I left, I auditioned to play his brother. Josh is one of my closest friends, and I texted him saying, 'What do you know about The Firm? Are you going to do it?' He said, 'It's looking like it.' I said, 'Well, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was just canceled.' He said, 'I was kind of selfishly hoping it would, so you could be available for this. »
Michael Kelly is one of those actors you practically have to take notice of, not just because of his chops, but because he keeps popping up in high-profile projects. He portrayed Andy Kaufman's brother in Man on the Moon, but I first noticed him in one of the most memorable episodes of my favorite TV show, The Shield, in a Season One episode where he played a serial killer. Most will recognize him as the hardened Cj in the Dawn Of The Dead along with the many roles that followed in movies such as Invincible, Changeling, Defendor, and Law Abiding Citizen, just to name a few. His latest movie is The Adjustment Bureau, where he plays Charlie Traynor, the campaign manager of Matt Damon's David Norris.
A rising politician finds himself caught up in a pulse-pounding, mind-bending conspiracy in The Adjustment Bureau, the acclaimed film coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on June 21, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award winner Matt Damon (the Bourne series, True Grit) and Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Wolfman) are the star-crossed lovers chased by mysterious forces that threaten to destroy their futures unless they abandon one another. Deleted and extended scenes, filmmaker commentary and exclusive bonus features offer behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film. Plus, for a limited time only, the Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Adjustment Bureau includes a downloadable digital copy of the film that can be viewed anytime, anywhere, on an array of digital devices.
Rango $38 millionThe Adjustment Bureau $20.9 millionBeastly $10.1 millionHall Pass $9 millionGnomeo and Juliet $6.9 millionUnknown $6.6 millionThe King's Speech $6.5 millionJust Go with It $6.4 millionI Am Number Four $5.7 millionJustin Bieber: Never Say Never $4.3 million
The new comedy Hall Pass just barely managed to beat out Gnomeo and Juliet last week to take the top spot at the box office in its debut. But with four new films entering the box office race this week including the animated Western Rango, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon, the teen drama Beastly, and the '80s comedy Take Me Home Tonight, the Owen Wilson comedy was unable to retain its box office crown for a second week in a row.
Debuting at number one this week is the new computer animated Western from Pirates of The Caribbean director Gore Verbinski called Rango. The film stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), as well as Isla Fisher »
Predicted Weekend Box Office
Rango $48.9 millionThe Adjustment Bureau $21.5 millionHall Pass $7.8 millionThe King's Speech $7.6 millionGnomeo and Juliet $7.4 millionBeastly $7.1 millionUnknown $6.6 millionTake Me Home Tonight $6.4 millionI Am Number Four $6.1 millionJust Go with It $5.9 million
Last week the new Owen Wilson comedy Hall Pass managed to just barely defeat Gnomeo and Juliet to take the top spot at the box office in its debut. But with four new films entering the charts this week including the animated Western Rango, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon, the teen drama Beastly, and the '80s comedy Take Me Home Tonight, it's likely that we will be crowning a new box office champ before the weekend is over.
Predicted to debut at number one this week is the new computer animated Western from Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl director Gore Verbinski called Rango. The film stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas »
7 items from 2011
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