By: Henry J. Fromage –
Tom Hanks likes him some history. Besides his many Oscar-decorated starring roles playing historical figures, he’s also the man behind From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific. Now he’s producing in that vein once again with Parkland, which is set in theDallas hospital where both John F. Kennedy and Jack Ruby died. The film will look at the events leading to JFK’s assassination and its aftermath from several perspectives, which sounds a touch like some Shia LaBoeuf/Kennedy assassination movie I seem to be remembering.
Oh yeah, that’s it.
It looks like we have a good ‘ol fashioned project-off for a new director of a surprise box office hit. While that’s pretty common, what isn’t is that the hit, The Adjustment Bureau¸came out last spring, and director George Nolfi’s been more or less a no-show in the news til now. First up is One Minute to Midnight, which he’s being asked to rewrite and direct. It’s focus is the Cuban Missile Crises, and will apparently examine the perspectives of Kennedy, Kruschev, and Fidel Castro as nuclear disaster approaches.
No word yet if we also get Magneto’s view
Nolfi again, rewriting and directing once more. Since he came up as a screenwriter, it’s not surprising he’s getting these touch-up jobs, although since the original script is by the guy who wrote the nigh-on perfect Black Swan, seems like a tall order. The director of that one, Darren Aronofsky, is still producing, so that’s a bit of a vote of confidence. The movie is XOXO, and sounds like a generic thriller- an advertising executive finds out that flirting via Facebook can have consequences beyond his fiancée dumping his sketchy ass.
Fatal Attraction-y consequences