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Patrick J
05-02-2006, 04:45 PM
Any word on when this is getting released? I know it's premiering at Cannes later this month, but when will it get a wide release?

Also, when're the graphic novel "prequels" coming out, who's drawing them, who's publishing them?

I have a feeling that this movie could lead to Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) finally being accepted as a serious actor.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-02-2006, 04:50 PM
I just want updates on the fucking website...

Patrick J
05-02-2006, 04:53 PM
I just want updates on the fucking website...

Yeah... that'd be nice... why d'ya think I turned to the Bendis Board?

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-02-2006, 04:54 PM
Yeah... that'd be nice... why d'ya think I turned to the Bendis Board?

I'm not even talking about release dats, I'm just talking about new content. I've played that stupid jigsaw game five times now in the hope that something different will happen when I solve it, but, nope, same thing.

Vonn Hennigar
05-02-2006, 04:55 PM
Is this Sarah Michelle Gellar's new flick?

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-02-2006, 04:56 PM
Is this Sarah Michelle Gellar's new flick?

Yes. She plays a porn star.

Patrick J
05-02-2006, 04:57 PM
Is this Sarah Michelle Gellar's new flick?

I'd call it Richard Kelly's new flick before I called it Sarah Michelle Gellar's new flick, but yeah... Buffy be in it, as well as The Rock and Stifler.

YouStayClassy
05-02-2006, 04:58 PM
Some of the cast is dubious...


Credited cast:
The Rock .... Boxer Santaros/Jericho Kane
Seann William Scott .... Roland Taverner/Ronald Taverner
Sarah Michelle Gellar .... Krysta Kapowsky/Krysta Now
Mandy Moore
Miranda Richardson
Kevin Smith .... Simon Thiery
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Amy .... Cafe patron
Curtis Armstrong
Ling Bai (as Bai Ling)
Theresa Bennett .... Waitress
Todd Berger .... Bing Zinneman
Joe Campana
Chris Andrew Ciulla .... UPU 4 Officer
Rick Crawford .... Beach Guard
Nora Dunn .... Cindy Pinziki
Michele Durrett .... Starla Von Luft
Chad Fernandez .... Bum Skater
Jaret Gardiner
Janeane Garofalo .... General Teena MacArthur
Michael Gilden .... Mini UPU
Nicholas J. Giordano .... Bar Patron/Carnival Worker
Beth Grant
Aaron Haedt .... Drunk Soldier
Wood Harris
Shannon Holmes
Katarina Hyde .... Isabella
Katherine Kendall .... Megazepplin Waitress
Christopher Lambert .... Walter Mung
John Larroquette .... Mr. Smallhouse
Jon Lovitz .... Officer Bart Bookman
Gianna Luchini .... Deena Storm
Raymond Mansfield .... NOW Reality Cameraman
Abbey McBride .... Sheena Gee
David McDivitt .... Actor
Robert Merrill .... Security Team Member
Mike Nielsen .... Kenny Chan
Holmes Osborne .... Seantor Bobby Frost
Cheri Oteri .... Zora Carmichaels
Amy Poehler
Lou Taylor Pucci .... Martin Kefauver
Dave Rhodes .... Bum Skater
Jill Ritchie .... Shoshana Cox
Dee Austin Robertson .... NOW Reality Cameraman
Kevin Robertson
Zelda Rubinstein
Will Sasso .... Fortunio Balducci
Wallace Shawn .... Baron Von Westphalen
Sab Shimono
Phil Sternberg
Justin Timberlake

Vonn Hennigar
05-02-2006, 05:00 PM
I'd call it Richard Kelly's new flick before I called it Sarah Michelle Gellar's new flick, but yeah... Buffy be in it, as well as The Rock and Stifler.

Who?

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-02-2006, 05:01 PM
Some of the cast is dubious...



It was the cast that got me excited...

Patrick J
05-02-2006, 05:01 PM
Who?

:no:

Director/Writer of Donnie Darko

YouStayClassy
05-02-2006, 05:03 PM
It was the cast that got me excited...

Oh, it's a great cast. BUT...is Justin Timberlake really in this?:-?

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Oh, it's a great cast. BUT...is Justin Timberlake really in this?:-?

I've heard he's actually supposed to be a pretty good actor.

Vonn Hennigar
05-02-2006, 05:04 PM
:no:

Director/Writer of Donnie Darko

Ah... so it looks like i'm gonna have to be high to understand this one then.:grope:

Patrick J
05-02-2006, 05:06 PM
Ah... so it looks like i'm gonna have to be high to understand this one then.:grope:

That goes without saying... :lol:

YouStayClassy
05-02-2006, 05:07 PM
I've heard he's actually supposed to be a pretty good actor.

I've heard that too. It's just I will find it very difficult to not pre-judge him based off his past. I remember when N-Sync's one big CD came out, they played samples off it nonstop at the music department I worked at. It was the definition of torture...:surrend:

niceguyeddie
05-02-2006, 05:10 PM
Any word on when this is getting released? I know it's premiering at Cannes later this month, but when will it get a wide release?

Also, when're the graphic novel "prequels" coming out, who's drawing them, who's publishing them?

I have a feeling that this movie could lead to Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) finally being accepted as a serious actor.

Back in March CBR had a interview with Mr. Kelly:


CBR News: To confirm, there will be three "Southland Tales" books, each approximately ninety-six pages, correct?

Richard Kelly: There will be three books, and each one will be around a hundred pages. The complete saga is told in six chapters. The graphic novels are the first half and the film is the second half.

CBR News: Richard, what made you decide to do a comic prequel?

RK: When I was writing the script, I realized that there was this elaborate backstory that I wanted to tell, but in order to do so, the script would have been three hundred pages long. Several companies expressed interest in doing some sort of comic book tie-in, and the more I considered it, it just made more sense for me to just do the books as a prequel that leads straight into the film. The original screenplay was always presented in three chapters, so I just changed them to chapters 4, 5 and 6, and then started mapping out 1, 2 and 3 as three separate fifty-page screenplays that could be adapted into graphic novels.

CBR News: According to IMDB, the movie's storyline is as follows:

"Southland Tales" is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Is the above description accurate?

RK: The above description is accurate, although it is really more of a cryptic tease. There is a lot more going on in this story than we could ever describe in a few sentences. Also, Seann William Scott's character is no longer called David Clark. His name is now Roland Taverner.

CBR News: Can you give me any other details about the stories you are telling in the books (or more details about the film's story)?

RK: I don't want to disclose any more details about the story, just read the graphic novels and you will begin to see the puzzle forming. I don't want to spoil anything. I know that there have been details about the story released over the internet, but a lot of that information has been completely false or taken out of context from an older draft of the script.

CBR News: Who are the main characters of each book?

RK: Almost all of the characters in the film are introduced in the graphic novels. The three leading characters of "Southland Tales" are Boxer Santaros (played by The Rock), Krysta Now (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Roland Taverner (played by Seann William Scott).

CBR News: What is the timeline of these prequel books in relation to the movie? Do they take place in the week, month, or year before the movie? Or even further back in the story's timeline?

RK: The graphic novels cover a span of three days that end on July 2, 2008. The film picks up right where the third novel ends, and the film climaxes on July 4th. There are flashbacks interwoven into the novels that go back to events from years before, but the basic timeline of the entire saga is six days.

CBR News: Richard, how familiar were you with the comic book scripting format before you did this book? Or did you write the stories more in screenplay format, and allowed Brett to break the story down for you?

RK: I wasn't familiar at all with comic books. I started to do treatments for each book, but it just didn't work out. So, I just wrote fifty page screenplays for each one and Brett made the translation happen. The books read like movies. The movie really begins with the first novel. The challenge with this whole thing was two-fold: 1) make sure that you don't necessarily have to have read the novels to understand the film, and 2) make sure that having read the graphic novels doesn't ruin any of the surprises within the film.

CBR News: Did Kevin Smith provide you any tips when it came to writing the comic book?

RK: Not really. He just offered to publish them and facilitated a meeting with Bob Chapman, who he has worked with for years.

CBR News: What did you think of your first experience writing comics? Would you have any interest in doing it again?

RK: We'll see how these books are received. It has been a ton of work, and sometimes we didn't know if we could pull this off, but when I saw the first promotional copy of "Book I," I was just in awe. Brett did an amazing job. Seeing it all come together is pretty cool.

CBR News: When are each of these books coming out? And when is the movie coming out?

RK: The first book comes out May 31st, and each subsequent book will come out a month later. The movie does not have a firm release date, although it will likely be sometime this fall. The movie will not be finished until sometime in late April/early May.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/printthis.cgi?id=6977

That was just the somewhat relevant parts to your questions. The rest of the interview can be found at the link. Also, there's some art pages and stuff. Check it out.

Patrick J
05-02-2006, 05:16 PM
Thanks d00d!!!

YouStayClassy
05-02-2006, 05:17 PM
Wonder if we'll ever see Donnie Darko comics? That seems right up IDW's alley.

Jim.
05-02-2006, 05:41 PM
Graphitti is doing the novels along with View Askew, all 3 are now officially solicited and I have orders in for all 3.

ERNIE_E
05-02-2006, 05:44 PM
Brett Wedele the guy who created the Surrogates for Top Shelf is doing the Art. Nice guy. Cool Ashley Wood-style art.