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Vincenzo Natali's Cube is one of the best high concept horror films of all time. The film spawned two sequels and a remake is even in the works. But did you know that the Canadian director was inspired by this obscure German short film which won an academy award in 1989?
A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.
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Telly Savalas may not be around anymore to remind you, but it.s becoming abundantly clear that Vin Diesel certainly loves ya, baby. It.s been in the works for a while, but the Fast & Furious franchise star.s feature film remake of Savalas. most famous project, Kojak, is still moving forward, and the big screen adaptation has hired a new screenwriter. According to Deadline, Philip Gawthorne has been hired to construct a new draft of the Kojak script for Diesel and Universal. A playwright with a history of writing for British television with shows like Eastenders, Casualty, and Waterloo Road, Gawthorne is also currently working on a remake of Vincenzo Natali.s twisted 1997 sci-fi thriller Cube for Lionsgate, as well as a spec medieval action flick called World Breaker. With all of this on his resume, it.s going to be interesting to see how he brings a tough, »
Another Thursday, another This is Our Design. We may or may not be able to continue saying that based on future screeners and scheduling, but–really–isn’t life unpredictable in general? Wouldn’t Hannibal want you to embrace the spontaneity of suffering like the flying patterns of a sparrow? For being without this podcast is suffering. That’s what we tell ourselves, anyway…
What do co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick also tell themselves? Something equivalent to “Omgeuuurrrggghhh!!!” this week, because director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) makes a return appearance to talk about “Secondo” and the opening to this season of Hannibal that he has helped create. Discussion topics range from how we bear sorrow through stories, the effects of shooting through beveled glass and the return of yet another beloved character in Jack Crawford (and his hat). After your “Hannibal by the Numbers,” stick around until later in »
- Sean Colletti
David Hewlett has built a solid career as a performer. Weve seen him in a few serious gems including Cube Splice Haunter Rise of the Planet of the Apes and popular scifi series Stargate SG1 Stargate Atlantis and Sgu Stargate Universe. Hes extremely solid in front of the camera. Debug the third project that hes written and directed will hopefully serve as a reminder that sometimes its best to stick with what youre proven to be skilled at and avoid the call to step outside of the good old comfort zone. »
Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali (whos recently kicked up a twitter account in which hes having a feild day with) just revealed that he had at one point in time pitched his own adaptation of It. Furthermore he seems to have a really really dark vision of the film as evidenced by the brand new concept art hes been unleashing on the masses. Natali and artist Amro Attia handle these early ideas of a new look for Pennywise and theyre as chilling as they come. »
We recently reported the heartbreaking news that Vincenzo Natali was off Neuromancer after labouring on the film for more than five years. This was the second major blow the Canadian director has had, having recently lost his long gestating High-Rise project to Ben Wheatley (and I'm not even counting the news that his seminal film Cube is being remade without him).
Good news for the rest of us is that Natali is able to spill some goodies from his time on the project, including some concept art and even four pages form his original screenplay.
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Filmmaker Vincenzo Natali ("Cube," "Splice"), who has recently been helming various episodes of NBC's "Hannibal," has used social media to post some of the early concept art and pitch work that was created for some of his unmade movies. On the list includes an adaptation of Stephen King's "It," the comic "Swamp Thing," William Gibson's legendary cyberpunk novel "Neuromancer," and an entry in the "Predator" franchise. It's a hell of a collection and worth a good look.
More #TsutomuNihei art for #Neuromancer. Kaung Grade Mark Eleven penetration program. pic.twitter.com/IY4pU1lRdL
Night City from #Neuromancer pic.twitter.com/8eGmv7f9L2
#Neuromancer Design: Maelcum. My sketch and #AmroAttia's beautiful painting pic.twitter.com/S0bNXQ4DwG
#Neuromancer Design: The Sense/Net pyramid pic.twitter.com/wbyfQSTNIi
- Garth Franklin
It's always fascinating for film nerds like myself to read about projects that never actually make it onto the big screen. Whether it's concept art, aborted scripts, or screen tests, we are able to see a little bit of what's behind the curtain. You can see how studios either dodged a bullet, or in some cases, passed up on something special. Yesterday, Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, "Hannibal") posted four pages of his "aborted" screenplay for Swamp Thing from 2010 that could have been really special. Swamp Thing is a property with a checkered past. When I was a kid, I have fond memories of the "Swamp Thing" animated TV show. It's far from award-winning animation, but it was one of my favorites. From there I sought out the live action movies from the '80s. Like the animated series, most people tend to forget they exist, or at least try to forget. »
- Charles Dean
In just over a week on Twitter, filmmaker Vincenzo Natali has quickly become a fascinating follow. While promoting his work on Hannibal, Natali has taken to sharing some of the best stuff an artist can. There are storyboards, concept art and animatics from the likes of Hannibal, Haunter, Splice, Cypher and Cube; he displays his…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) just recently joined the 21st century and got a Twitter, and the director is having a lot of fun with his social media account. Natali has been sharing artwork and script pages from several of his dead/never got off the ground film projects, including his take on the William Gibson novel Neuromancer, his version of Swamp Thing, and his art pitches for new Predator and It... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
There are countless filmmakers who join Twitter just to promote their next project. So far that hasn't been the case with Vincenzo Natali. The director of Cube, Nothing, Splice, and Haunter recently joined Twitter, but he's not just drumming up promo for new episodes of Hannibal (he's a regular director on the series), he's actually sharing details on a ton of his past movies that never came to be. Natali has been attached to a handful of big projects in the decades since Cube blew people's minds, perhaps most notably an adaptation of the seminal cyberpunk book Neuromancer, but he's tried to get even more movies off the ground that most never even knew were a possibility. He's shared concept art for Predator, Stephen King's It, an...
- Peter Hall
Director Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube) has been attached to helm a big screen version of the William Gibson cyberpunk novel Neuromancer since 2010, but according to the latest update on the project from Screen Daily, he won't be behind the camera for the adaptation. The site is reporting that producer Lucas Foster (Law Abiding Citizen, Jumper) "is currently in talks with new writers and a director" for Neuromancer. It's not clear why Natali left the »
- Jesse Giroux
There's good and bad news this morning for anyone following the tortuous and slow development of Neuromancer. The good news is that the adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is still out there and has just secured some new funding. The bad news is that the long-attached Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is no longer directing. And with him has gone the Gibson-approved screenplay that was supposed to have been cracked.The UK-based Gfm films remain in play on the project, and the company has now partnered with the Chinese C2M Media Group for co-financing and further development. Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Man On Fire) is currently in talks with unspecified new writers and a new director.Published in 1984 (two years after Blade Runner, which, when he saw it, almost caused him to stop writing), William Gibson's book was part of the vanguard of the cyberpunk movement. »
Director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) has signed on to direct an adaptation of In the Tall Grass, a 2012 novella from Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, which centres on a brother and sister on a cross country road trip who find themselves fighting for their lives after reponding to a young boy’s cries for help coming from an overgrown field.
“Who would think that grass could be frightening,” Natali tells Screen Daily. “Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read. When they go to assist the boy, they discover that strange forces are at work. Space is warped so that one minute they are together and the next they are miles apart. The field is an ineffable maze from which there is no escape. »
- Gary Collinson
Set around an abandoned Kansas rest stop, the story starts out innocently but ultimately turns an innocuous field into a stage for some disturbing horror fiction.
Natali says in an interview: "Who would think that grass could be frightening. Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read."
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- Garth Franklin
Screen Daily has learned that Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali has a new movie in the works, and it is an adaptation of the novella In the Tall Grass. Written by father-son duo Stephen King and Joe Hill (Locke & Key), the thriller was first published in the June/July and August 2012 issues of Esquire, and was later released as an e-book. Natali wrote the screenplay, and production on the planned film will begin this September in the Toronto area. Description from Amazon: »
- Jesse Giroux
We’re getting into a new age of Stephen King adaptations. The Stand and It are both being redone for the big screen, from directors Josh Boone and Cary Fukunaga — both very promising projects. And now Vincenzo Natali, who made films like Cube and Splice and is a director on Hannibal, is going to adapt In the […]
- Russ Fischer
ScreenDaily reports that cameras are scheduled to roll on the feature film version of In the Tall Grass this September, with Natali directing from his own screenplay adaptation. Copperheart and Mosaic Media are producing the project.
In the Tall Grass follows "a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they respond to a boy’s cries for help." The novella was originally published as a two-part story in Esquire.
Concerning the novella, Natali (who directed the first three episodes of the upcoming third season of Hannibal) said, "They [Stephen and Joe] have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the »
- Derek Anderson
Vincenzo Natali, director of sci-fi horror favorites like Cube and Splice, will helm an adaptation of Stephen King & Joe Hill co-penned novella, In the Tall Grass for Copperheart Entertainment. Originally published in two parts in the summer 2012 isuses of Esquire, and now available as an e-book, In the Tall Grass sees a road-tripping…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on the story of a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they respond to a boy’s cries for help.
Natali adapted the screenplay from the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Paradigm represents Us rights to the project.
Steve Hoban of Copperheart, which is producing in association with Mosaic Media, serves as producer and Gloria Fan is executive producer. Principal photography is scheduled for September in the Toronto area.
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