Freitag, Oktober 17, 2008

Pitt, Pitt, Pitt und nochmals Pitt

Über zu wenig Arbeit kann sich Brad Pitt sicherlich nicht beschweren, wird er aktuell doch schon wieder für zwei weitere Filmprojekte gehandelt, die sich in die Reihe derer einordnen, mit denen er schon jetzt beschäftigt ist. Dabei gibt es sogar historischen Stoff, der aber etwas abgewandelt umgesetzt werden soll:
After turning Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" into the 2004 film "Troy," Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt are teaming with George Miller to adapt the Greek poet's other masterwork, "The Odyssey."

Their intention is to transfer the tale to a futuristic setting in outer space.

Warner Bros. has quietly set up "The Odyssey," and the early hope is that Pitt will star and Miller will direct, with Pitt's Plan B producing.Pitt played Achilles in the Wolfgang Petersen-directed "Troy," a global blockbuster that David Benioff adapted from "The Iliad."

Both Homer poems dealt with the Trojan War; "The Odyssey" focused on the exploits of Odysseus, who hatched the idea to build the Trojan Horse. "The Odyssey" deals with his long journey home after he declines to become a god.

Pitt will next be seen in the David Fincher-directed "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and the Terrence Malick-directed "Tree of Life." He just began shooting the Quentin Tarantino-directed "Inglourious Basterds."

Miller remains attached to direct "Justice League" at WB.
Aber auch bei Columbia wird der gute Mann mit einem Sportfilm in Verbindung gebracht:
Brad Pitt is adding to his busy schedule by playing ball for Columbia.

Steve Zaillian has signed on to adapt Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," and David Frankel is attached to direct. Project is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for Brad Pitt.

Book’s subject is Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players.

Michael De Luca is producing alongside Rachael Horovitz.

Stan Chervin penned an earlier draft based of the book, which Sony optioned in 2004. "Moneyball" was first published by W. W. Norton in 2003.

Zaillian last teamed with the studio on "All the King’s Men," which he wrote, directed and produced. His recent screenplay credits include "American Gangster" and "Gangs of New York."

Frankel, who directed Fox 2000’s "The Devil Wears Prada," most recently helmed the Owen Wilson-Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "Marley & Me," also for Fox 2000. That film opens Christmas Day.
Und dabei soll er sich noch vor wenigen Monaten dahingehend geäußert haben, er müsse froh sei, über jede Rolle, die ihm zukünftig angeboten werde, da er ja bald in ein reiferes Alter eintreten wird. Alter Scherzkeks.

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