Anticipated Films : LUSENET : No Extra Day : One Thread

A year ago (maybe a little more) if you were to ask which film was the most anticipated film that was in development or close to it, you may have received an answer such as: Star Wars (prequels), X-Men or perhaps at the top James Cameron's Spiderman.

My question now is, with X-men on its way, Star Wars Ep1 a let down, and Spiderman in diffrent there still great anticipation for these films or has a new "Greatly anticipated Film in the Working" replaced these??

Personally, T3 is moving into my high anticipation list as Cameron's involvement becomes more likely.

-- John Wishbone (, June 25, 2000


The Gift from Sam Raimi, written by BB Thornton and Tom Epperson: stars Hilary Swank, Keanu Reeves, Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Jeter, Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes.

Once upon a time, this seemed relatively alive: Dino from Martin Scorsese, written by Nicholas Pileggi and Paul Schrader: would star Tom Hanks as Dino, John Travolta as Ol' Blue Eyes, Jim Carrey as Jerry Lewis, Hugh Grant as Peter Lawford, Wesley Snipes as Sammy Davis, jr. and Adam Sandler as Joey Bishop. Now though, is is generally believed dead. Should you care, this person got to read the script, and has a lot to say about the project: Does HTML work on this forum? Click here if it does.

The fact that I'm also looking forward to this one is a coincidence (I'm no Rat Pack fan): Ocean's Eleven from Steven Soderbergh: stars George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Michael Douglas, Bill Murray, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Mark Wahlberg, Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson (some only rumored).

State And Main written and directed by David Mamet: stars Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, PS Hoffman, William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rebecca Pidgeon, David Paymer and Julia Stiles.

Gangs Of New York directed and co-written by Martin Scorsese: stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Willem Dafoe and Cameron Diaz.

-- Harris K. Telemacher (that full enough for you?) (, June 25, 2000.

Rebecca Pidgeon....mmmmmmmm.

She has an amazing voice. I've listened to her music quite a bit over the years. Plus who in the great history of film had more obscure lines?

"My troika was pursued by wolves."

But I digress.

Personally I am looking forward to a few odd ones.

Spiderman - More now that Raimi has his hands on it. I just don't think Cameron had the wit for it.

Cameron Crowe's new flick - I just like the idea of Crowe and Jason Lee working together.

No Extra Day - No reason.

Unbreakable - M. Night and Bruce, together again? I'll but that for a dollar.

Rollerball - Waiting forlorn to see how they'll screw this one up.

And much, much more. It's gonna be a bumpy few years so put your tray tables in their upright and locked position.

-- Michael Fitts (, June 26, 2000.

Well, the new Star Wars is coming out soon. Its being talked about on Aint It Cool. Does anybody care?

-- Frank Merritt (, August 10, 2001.

Episode 2: Send In The Clones? Nuh-uh. Not excited. I'm not even worked up over Lord Of The Rings anymore, since EVERY SINGLE MOVIE I've seen in at least the past 3 months has had the LOTR trailer attached. *sigh* Overkill, people. Overkill.

In the vein of rapidly upcoming releases, though, I'm anxiously awaiting both Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Heist. Love me some Kevin Smith, love me some Mamet.

-- Wendy (, August 13, 2001.

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