World War Z is my favorite book of the last couple years. It’s not really about zombies, though they play a big part of it. I think they started talking about this movie 3 or 4 years ago. I am excite. It looks like they’ve had to rework the plot to make it an action movie, but I’m into it.
The movie, based on Max Brooks’ book, is finally getting going. I loved the book and am excited for the movie. Robert Richardson, who was the cinematographer on Kill Bill and Natural Born Killers, has begun work in London. Imagining how grisly Richardson will make this movie, based on his previous work, kind of makes me nervous.
It says here that Brad Pitt has optioned The Big Short. As loyal readers, you’ll know that I’ve been using the platform of Unlikely Words for several years to advocate for a movie based on Liar’s Poker. Actually The Big Short and Liar’s Poker could be released together as a part 1 and part 2 of the financial collapse. Shia Labeouf could play a young Michael Lewis.
Pitt’s Plan B productions is going full steam ahead on an adaptation of Lewis’ latest, “The Big Short,” about the events that led up to the current financial fiasco. They’re set offer Charles Randolph (“The Interpreter,” “The Life of David Gale”) $750G to write a script, reported New York mag’s Vulture.
Every couple months or so, I do a little Googling to see if Liar’s Poker has been optioned yet. Turns out it was optioned 20 years ago. Make the fucking movie already.
We pledge to meet and even get to know ordinary people who do not work for Goldman Sachs, so that we might better understand their irrational behavior, and exploit it only when necessary.
Looks like Brad Pitt’s production company is about to option another Michael Lewis book. One that hasn’t even come out yet.
Plan B Entertainment, is closing on a deal to option Lewis’s next book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, a chronicle of Wall Street greed and the swollen U.S. housing market. Pitt is also considering starring.
I swear if someone doesn’t start making a movie about Liar’s Poker soon, I’m going to start typing in all caps. And I’ll mean it, too. The fact that it’s not a movie yet makes me itchy.
Lots of people don’t like this movie, but it’s Coen Brothers, and I can’t help feeling that it was at least average. I think the people who don’t like it have forgotten what a Coen Brothers movie is. For every No Country, Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski, there’s a Lady Killers.
Michael Lewis movies are the next big thing, huh? First Brad Pitt and Steven Soderbergh in Moneyball, now word that Sandra Bullock will star in Lewis’ The Blind Side. The star of the book, left tackle Michael Oher, is scheduled to be picked in the top half of the NFL’s 2009 amateur draft, by the way. Seems like someone probably owns the option on Liars Poker, right? That would be topical.
Not deserving of Oscar nominations for anything other than make up and cinematography, if Button wins any of the bigger awards, we’ll know once and for all the Academy is full of shit. I didn’t not like the movie and truthfully, I enjoyed it. Everyone who watches it probably sticks to the end to see how a man aging backwards dies.
The ‘Moneyball’ movie version of Michael Lewis’ book about undervalued resources in baseball is now said to be drawing attention from director Steven Soderbergh – having Brad Pitt attached will do things like that.
Winning an Oscar for ‘Longest Movie Title’ (bet that joke’s been made somewhere already), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford felt like 2 hours of set up to get to the half hour of movie at the end. Casey Affleck was good as the Coward and the movie was plodding. Not plodding in a bad way, but plodding nonetheless.
There are rumblings that Michael Lewis’ book about using undervalued resources to your advantage is going to be made into a movie, possibly starring Brad Pitt. No word yet on whether he’ll play Kevin Youkilis, Nick Swisher, Chad Bradford, Mark Teahen, or Billy Beane.
Incidentally, Nick Swisher, the 1st pick of the A’s the year Michael Lewis spent in Oakland, at 16th, was picked one pick after Scott Kazmir and one pick before Cole Hamels, 2 picks ridiculed in the book. The picks were ridiculed because Kazmir and Hamels were high school pitchers, though, judging by this year’s World Series, I’d say they worked out OK.