By: Henry J. Fromage –
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Stephen King film adaptation, although The Dark Tower, The Stand, and It have all been mentioned plenty in this column over the last year or so. It looks like another project will likely beat all of them to the big screen (especially as there’s no guaranteeing any of the others actually happen). The Ten O’Clock People is a story of a man who quits smoking and ends up being able to see the world as it really is… controlled by monstrous “batmen” disguised as people. Tom Holland, who directed Child’s Play and the original Fright Night, will be behind the camera and Justin Long will play the lead.
Also, I’ll be disappointed if Adam West doesn’t at least play a senator
A little indie picture that recently popped up on my radar was Toy’s House. I don’t always write about these, as they don’t always get beyond straight to DVD, if that, but this one has enough names for a little more exposure than that. The story follows young Joe Toy as he and a few social outcast buddies decide to hell with their parents and peers and head out into the woods to build a new home. The actors who’ll handle these roles aren’t familiar, but Alison Brie as the big sis sure is, and the casting of the parents might give us some insight on why Joe wanted to get the hell out of the house.
Yep, the epic battlemance continues
Speaking of low-profile indies, John Sayles (Matewan, Lone Star) has been making truly excellent ones for decades now without much recognition. His next isn’t likely to garner much, either, but I’ll give it a watch. Go For Sisters will follow two childhood friends who were close enough to consider each other sisters, but who drifted apart over twenty years before reuniting when one finds she is the parole officer for the heroin addicted other. Sounds like a potent enough premise, and with a supporting cast that includes Isaiah Washington, Hector Elizondo, and the always welcome Edward James Olmos, one I’ll keep an eye on. On a barely related note, I just found out that Sayles began his Hollywood career by writing the original Piranha.
What distinguished careers may this yield?