Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

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Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:48 am

Why do you think Johnny optioned this movie for IN?

(Just FYI...We’ll talk casting tomorrow.)
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby nebraska » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:56 am

I think first of all that the movie would be stunning visually -- and it would be a great kid's movie for all the reasons it is a great kid's book. And Johnny's two children are just about the right age to enjoy the story, or soon will be.

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Unread postby trygirl » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:03 am

Nebraska is right, a movie like this would be a masterpiece for the eyes. There's no imagination that would not be stirred by the inhabitants of Attica coming to life on the screen. And the story has a message that children, adults, and teenagers can appreciate. Johnny is a big supporter of family so why not pick a film that shows how those you love can bring you back to reality. Home is what matters in the long run.
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby Bix » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:11 pm

I agree that Attica appeals to Johnny's well-developed sense of whimsy. I thought maybe he had the idea of letting Tim do it, but on second thought, I think the visuals are already wierd and magical enough without Tim's touch. I think he likes it also for the lessons it teaches without preaching to or talking down to anyone, young or old.
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby ladylinn » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:31 pm

From the beginning of the story I could understand why Johnny would option the rights for IN. It is a wonderful story with moral and lessons for all ages as trygirl stated. Also with Johnny's imagination, he could bring it to the screen with style and purpose. I can imagine the attic inhabitants in animation and the children shown as real people. If Tim would come on board - the sky would be the limit!!!
It would be a film that Johnny's children could see and enjoy.

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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby Liz » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:32 pm

I agree with all that has been said so far. And I, too, thought of Tim. It has that Burton feel to it…..dark, quirky, atypical….reasons for Johnny to option it. :hattersmile:

Throughout the entire book I was thinking how this book is just begging to be made into a movie. And good point about Johnny’s kids, nebraska. They are at the right ages to enjoy it.
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby deppaura » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:03 pm

Yes, it has that Burtonesque feel to it. Kind of a "new" old story appealing to todays kids. It is terrifically magical and entertaining. A film would be wonderful (if it's handled right, that is!) There would be the usual handling, editing, fixing and fussing, hopefully not losing the essence of the story.

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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby gemini » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:48 pm

It was a great story for a film and Johnny likes films his kids can watch.
He would like the dark fantasy but I see it as a bit different than his past Burtenesque films. I would like to see it as a Jerry Bruckheimer adventure film rather than a Burton sort of dark fantasy. Jerry has been leaning towards children's adventure films lately with Nick Cages National Treasure films so I think he would be great at an imaginary adventure. He is into the new 3D and special effects and this story would be a great one for bringing inanimate objects to life and making the attic seem like a vast place.
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby nebraska » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:47 pm

Gemini, I agree. I didn't see the film as dark and I would not like to see it made into something dark, I like the adventure lighter touch.

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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby Garry » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:18 am

I've just returned from a trip to Denmark and Sweden (looking at Viking boats etc) and spent quite a long time reading all the interesting comments and observations made on 'Attica'. I hadn't realised how in-depth these discussions could be and am most impressed by the questions and answers, the results of all your thoughts on the various themes. Needless to say, I'll continue to read them with great interest and I'm quite excited about the guessing game to come - the casting of characters for the movie. Funnily enough I haven't given the subject any thought myself. I suppose that's because I obviously want the film to go ahead and I'm superstitious about pre-empting things.

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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby nila_admiresmr.depp » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:09 am

I too thought of Burton when I got into the attic, but I was afraid his touch would make it too dark as well. A Bruckheimeresque touch might just do the trick. I love the story line, the adventure, and the awesome moral without preaching. It will be a delightful adventure film, obviously perfect for Johnny's touch.
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby stroch » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:35 am

Maybe L-R read it and asked him to.
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:04 am

Nice comments everyone! I lean towards the adventure genre myself. If it's too dark, it wouldn't be a kids film anymore and there is so much here for the kiddies. The creative possibilities are amazing to think of!

Garry, welcome back from your Viking adventure! Luckily, Hollywood doesn't take our casting suggestions too seriously!
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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby fansmom » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:35 pm

gemini wrote:He is into the new 3D and special effects
I hadn't thought of 3D, gemini, but wow, that could be effective!

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Re: Attica Question #19 ~ Why Attica?

Unread postby Liz » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:49 pm

fansmom wrote:
gemini wrote:He is into the new 3D and special effects
I hadn't thought of 3D, gemini, but wow, that could be effective!

Sounds interesting! I think IMAX would be wonderful too. And the more I think about it, a lighter adventure would be my preference too.
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