starring Leo DiCaprio…
directed by Baz Luhrmann…
transplaced to Australia…
…..wait for it…
Now here’s the part where you say, “Haha, DiB, that’s a good one, what Onion or Cracked article you’d get that from?”
Oh. Oh, wow.
And since hating on Hollywood is a fun pastime, allow me to make it even easier: a so-far $120million budget.
That green light is really gonna pop off the screen.
a money loser to be sure
but I am always interested in what Luhrmann is doing (even if I rarely like it) and Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan are good casting
They’re setting it in Australia?
I can already imagine the beauty of those crisp shirts as they float inches away from me! I’m already starting to well up a little at the thought of it. Hopefully they’ll find a way to work in a boxing kangaroo too since that’d be funny.
I see — the article actually says that it is being filmed in Australia, not that the story has been relocated there.
The 3d will pop for the obscene writing on the steps, big time.
“I can already imagine the beauty of those crisp shirts as they float inches away from me! "
Yeah. And what about this . . .
“They’re setting it in Australia?”
That’s not inherently a bad thing, the hideous part is the 3D part.
I’m always for pro-novel experimentation by changing locations and languages, loads of American films have acquired non-American novels for their own purpose but the 3D part is quickly becoming an irritating factor to swallow.
A pity Mulligan is to and fro between intriguing projects and blockbuster banalities…
I actually think the 1974 version was well-cast (except for Tom Buchanan), but had nothing else going for it.
It’s just not the sort of book that has material that can be improved or enhanced cinematically.
I disagree, this is horrible casting (especially Tobey Maguire as Nick) and setting it in Australia is an abomination. Oh, and I hate this director’s previous work. 3D will only add to the cheapness.
And what about this…
Here ya go Matt, the updated version.
Hopefully they’ll find a way to work in some awesome 3D breakfast food scenes as well since that’s obviously what the technique is made for…
I was never too crazy about such a wonderful novel like The Great Gatsby being treated with 3D or DiCaprio in the lead role but I’ll wait and see how it turns out.
Shame on you Huffington Post:
“Francis Ford Coppola made a 1974 version of the film starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.”
No, he didn’t. It was directed by Jack Clayton. Coppola merely wrote a draft of the screenplay which, according to him, bore little resemblance to the film that was actually made.
No kidding…I thought for sure that Coppola had also produced it, but indeed, he had nothing more to do with it than the screenplay. Rich, right on: I can’t remember anything about the movie version except how tacky and over-diffused its entire look was, yet I could never read the book without imagining that casting for the characters. Spot on.
Based on the visual energy of STRICTLY BALLROOM alone, Luhrmann has struck me as a good candidate for pushing new boundaries in 3D, but applying it to this project does seem a little baffling. Depends on whether he adapts the material to be as expressive as Fitzgerald’s prose. Presumably he got picked based on the ROMEO & JULIET adaptation.
the worst part about the 1974 version is that it highlights how American films, both then and now, have no place for actors like Sam Waterston. A pity.
" Rich, right on: I can’t remember anything about the movie version except how tacky and over-diffused its entire look was"
Yeah . . . and I agree with him about Bruce Dern as Tom, too.
Ditto: I imagine Tom to look like Bruce Dern but his performance in my mind is totally different from that settled on for the movie.
remaking Great Gatsby isn’t such a ba idea, since the movie with Redford was average at best. But this cast and crew…………………………no way.
The scene where Tom’s mistress gets run over by Gatsby’s car could be pretty interesting in 3D.
Interesting. I was wondering what Luhrmann would do next.
Disappointingly, apparently this is not going to be a musical and perhaps not even be 3-D after all
As a big fan of the book I have very mixed feelings about this.
But I can guarantee I’ll be the first one in line opening day.
Yeah. The thing is, what tied the whole concept together to me was Baz Luhrmann. This isn’t like Nine where it’s just straight up facepalm “Just… no… No.” This is more like “Well it’s certainly going to be audacious, even if it is a failure.” Now without it being a musical or possibly not 3D, it may be a lot less audacious and thus if (when?) it fails, a lot less of an audacious failure and a lot more of a boring failure, if you get my drift.
Frankly, I think Baz Luhrmann IS one who could tackle something like this project and surprise people. I have only seen Moulin Rouge but he seems perfectly willing to embrace far-out-there material, which may just be where his power lies. Meanwhile, I prefer adaptations be distinguished and differentiated from their original source material anyway, so maybe the result would be something unique and not much The Great Gatsby at all.
Why did they decide to make it in 3D? What’s it gonna add into the story or the whole film? Does Luhrmann have something special in mind and is he going to make it in crazy visual or what? I can’t comprehend this. But I’m still excited because of the cast.