March 31, 2009
The Legacy of The Matrix
1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. The Matrix was the phenomenon which made George Lucas' serial-style adventure seem as quaint as tie-dye loon pants. It did the proper sci-fi job of surfing the zeitgeist exactly in every single aspect. It has seeped into subsequent movies which have either blatantly or subtly drawn from aspects of The Matrix -- ranging from its action-friendly fashion sense to franchise-building business plan. Join RT as we explore ten movies released in the ten years since The Matrix came out that owe a little something to one of 1999's most exciting releases.
August 6, 2007
Tom Hanks To Star in Darabont's Fahrenheit 451?
The second trip to the big screen for Fahrenheit 451 -- a long and tortured journey that has seen the project pass through the hands of Mel Gibson and others -- seems to finally be gathering speed for Frank Darabont, who's been attached as director and screenwriter since 2001. In fact, according to Ain't It Cool News, Darabont has chosen and signed his star.
August 1, 2007
Frank Darabont Has Another King Flick in Him?
Frank Darabont is two-for-two when it comes to Stephen King adaptations (The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile). His third one, The Mist, looks pretty darn creepy so far -- so what's next? Any of you King fanatics remember the fantastic story The Long Walk?
July 3, 2007
Darabont Still Hung Up on "Fahrenheit 451"
Frank Darabont has been working on a remake of "Fahrenheit 451" since before he wrote an unused draft of "Indiana Jones IV." He's wanted to make a movie more faithful to the Ray Bradbury book than the Francois Truffaut film. Unfortunately, according to producer Neil Meron, Darabont?s version won't be coming soon.