anyone heard about the Steve Mcqueen biopic in the works? i think that would be cool. i heard they are looking at Daniel Craig to play him but i’m hopin’ that doesn’t happen.
and also i think a Kris Kristofferson bio would be interesting as well.
Wow, this is a ridiculously hard question…
I think I’d make a film about William Morris or James Abbot McNeil Whistler….or Sandro Botticelli.
There need to be more films about painters anyhow… :P
Or, hey, there still could be a totally awesome film version of Dante’s Inferno, especially if it was animated to look like old medieval manuscripts….
i wanna see a movie about this guy.
Hitchcock or Tesla
i always though a good film anout John Wesley Hardin would be worthwhile, i would be interested also in the John Brown abolitionist story especially at Harper’s Ferry [wasn’t it?] – i know there was a shall we say an interesting Errol Flynn film with all kinds of interesting parts being played by all kinds of er people
Politically and during the 2nd world war the two people that fascinated me were Field Marshall Alan Brooke [head of CIGS] and Clement Atlee – not only their roles – their personalities but their relationships when Churchill was both present and absent and what was reality and what was myth -
i also felt Quannah Parker would be interesting
as weird as it sounds, i was watching atonement, and there’s a scene in which she’s wearing a 1920s bathing suit and i realized she could make a good louise brooks.
obviously, it would be a very depressing movie
Years ago I had the idea that a biography of Dmitri Shostakovich would make great drama, especially if his career was outlined only to explore the nuances of the political climate in which he lived.
sorry, it’s never just one:
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Hypatia (fuck the Amenabar version)
A beggar or a criminal.
Wow Dimitris. Im impressed.
William Randolph Hearst…oh no has that been done?
I want to do a movie ala Frost/Nixon called Eli/Envy
No one has ever tackled Eli Porter.
Lewis and Clarke
Timothy Leary… Leonardo DiCaprio was supposed to be working on afilm about him a few years back. I suspect it’s dead in the water now…
A James Ellroy Biopic would be good, focused on his early years as a pervert burgular, and golf caddy.
Crazy Joe Gallo played by Viggo Mortensen and directed by Cronenburg, maybe.
Roberto Bolano, is a biopic I would like to see, Diego Luna would be the perfect choice for him.
I’ve always being fascinated by Myra Hindley, and would love to see her story Made into a film, something similar to the Red Riding Trilogy would be great.
A biopic on Robert Mausdley, the british “Hannibal” who after killing a pedophile was sentenced to prison where he went on to murder three moe people, all sexual deviants of one sort or the other. In one murder he hacked off the skull of his victim and ate his brains with a spoon. Something akin to Chopper would work.
A William S Burroughs biopic would be great, especially if done in the cut-up technique made famous by Burroughs and Brion Gysin. I have no idea who would play Burroughs though, any idea.
Jack Kerouac, but particularly late 50s to his death.
Hunter S. Thompson (teen years to about early 30’s)
Jeff Buckley(underrated musician with a lot of mystique)
Hugo Chavez(especially his war of words with Bush)
Jim Jones(not the rapper, the cult leader cause he was super eccentric and interesting)
Stendhal or Raymond Chandler. How’s that for contrast?
The man who walks past my house at 9.00 every morning to buy the newspaper, who looks like Jacques Derrida.
and David 1 of Scotland [basically the king that made Scotland] and if anyone is interested i am about to write a script by an odd chance…….
i would also like a decent motor racing film- probably one on an Italian driver either Alberto Ascari or Luigi Musso OR the 1958 GP season- the tragedy – the life and death of the great Peter Collins, the above mentioned Luigi and Stuart Lewis-Evans and the retirement and subsequent death of Mike Hawthorn-
or perhaps a film of Robert Dunlop [ younger brother of Joey – king of the mountain IOM TT]
i recently heard about this guy called “Fighting” Jack Churchill, who used to kill Nazis with bow/arrows and a sword. that sounds like a badass movie.
Musician biopic: Hank Williams is the obvious choice. Classic meteoric rise/alcohol and drug fueled decline.
An updated, grittier version of the boxer Jack Johnson’s life would be good.
I had this idea over the weekend while doing some research for school:
Combine all the early “dark ages” (411AD-900ish) English historians into one composite character. Focus on using that character to tell the story of all the small little kingdoms and kings that rose to power after the Romans left. The plot would allow for lots of long, Tarkovsky-esque shots of a lone man wandering the English countryside, contemplating the nature of man. The stories of the kings would be based on the earliest surviving histories, and therefore would blend legends, lies, and truth into one seamless whole. The emphasis would be on the exalted status and self-importance of these men at the time, which would be effective as the viewer naturally reflects on their current historical obscurity.
Sigmund Freud, Herbert Marcuse or Kurt Cobain