The Chinese remake of Blood Simple debuted that the Berlin Film Festival. Zhang Yimou replaced small town America with the Gansu province of northwestern China. Instead of a bar owner it’s a noodle shop owner. Sounds pretty amusing. Yimou first saw Blood Simple at the Cannes film festival but without subtitles he couldn’t follow what was going on. It wasn’t until years later that he saw it again with Mandarin and decided he had to remake it.
Joel and Ethan saw the film and were so amused that they sent Yimou an email explaining “They were amazed their film had been turned into a noodle story.”
Posted: February 14th, 2010 under Blood Simple.
Tags: Blood Simple, remake, Zhang Yimou
Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges will be getting a little dusty when cameras roll on “True Grit” the Coen Brothers latest attempt at adpating a novel. Production will begin next month in New Mexico. This represents a return to both New Mexico and Adaptation since the 2007 “No Country For Old Men”.
Bridges will assume the role of Rooster Cogburn the character made famous by John Wayne in the 1968 film version. Damon will play La Boeuf a Texas ranger who joins Cogburn on the trail of a murderer.
I for one and looking forward to reuniting The Dude with The Coens. Only good things can happen. Damon ought to fit in nicely as well. Josh Brolin is rumored to be joining the cast as well but nothing is official.
True Grit is slated for a Holiday 2010 release
Posted: February 12th, 2010 under True Grit, Upcoming Projects.
Tags: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, New Mexico, rooster cogburn, True Grit
Looks like Jeff Bridge’s is likely to play Rooster Cogburn in the Coen’s upcoming adaptation of True Grit. In an earlier post I speculated about who might play that role. For Some reason Jeff Bridges never came up. But fans of The Big Lebowski are probably stroking their marmots at the thought of this.
Full Article at Variety
Posted: September 12th, 2009 under Uncategorized.
Tags: Jeff Bridges, john wayne, rooster cogburn, True Grit
Apparently Focus Features gets Web 2.0. Not only are they tweeting about their upcoming films they’re setting up Fan Pages on Facebook for them as well. Great place, after visiting Coenesque, to stay up to date on A Serious Man
Follow @FocusFeatures on Twitter
Become a fan of A Serious Man on Facebook
And here’s the website listed on the just released movie poster. http://filminfocus.com/aseriousman
Posted: August 7th, 2009 under Uncategorized.
Tags: A Serious Man, Facebook, Twitter
I suggested in my previous post that we might have a hint at the A Serious Man poster based on the album art Apple’s using for the trailer. Well, here’s a desktop background worthy version of that same still.
Posted: August 5th, 2009 under Uncategorized.
Tags: A Serious Man, michael stuhlbarg
Of course the big news today is that the trailer for A Serious Man has hit the interweb. Not only that if you’re looking at the trailer on apple.com or itunes it includes the below album art. Perhaps it’s a suggestion of what the poster might look like.
Posted: July 30th, 2009 under Uncategorized.
Tags: A Serious Man, poster