Wednesday, June 04, 2008
While I was trying to get some brief downtime after BEA, I managed to crack open my special DVD of Jumpers and see if Hayden Christensen could act. He's not as wooden as he was in Star Wars sure, but he still gave me splinters.
What kind of got me most though was the making of doco, where Doug Liman explains he likes taking books ( etc ) to adapt to film, where the first thing he does is "rip their guts out" and mess with it completely. Brilliant. Just what you want a guy to do when adapting a work ( Jumpers was based on a book ).
I dunno, there's merits to reworking something for film, I always considered the movie 30 Days of Night to be a completely separate beast to the comic, but to hear a guy express such glee that he completely guts the original work he's turning to a film was a bit...unsettling.
Tomorrow...some Welcome to Hoxford interiors. ( or at least real sneak peaks at some. )