Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And Woman Say They're Not Indecisive...

They must have 3rd degree burns on their legs from the lies their pants suffer.  
Welp, if you can't call shot's in Hollywood, what's the point of getting top billing and your name thrown all over the place right? What's the point of the high profile agent, manager, publicist, elite actor husband and all the other hooplah, right? At least that's Jolie's thinking.

First she was attached to Wanted 2, and considering that she was mostly responsible for the box office the move generated, it was pretty rest assured the studio came to the conclusion that she needed to be brought back for the second. When you take 75 milli budget and make 341,433,252 worldwide out of it, why not? 'Course, Timur Bekmambetov and James McAvory had a little something to do with it as well, but they don't have Jolie's pull. Period. And after all the prep work since LAST SUMMER, and all the script re-writes Jolie and Universal made them do for the damn thing, with only, a few weeks set before filming, she yanks herself out? Bro... Weak... And honestly, I was little excited about seeing the project come together. Sure the movie was a little shaky and had its draw backs, and the ending was a little weak, but, hell man, it was a summer popcorn flick and I was happy with what it delivered.
Now I can see, how she's a little smarter and feels that after the vents of the first film, she felt it was best to bury the horse and move on. I'd probably do the same, not being an advocate for nonsensical sequels that don't have much merit besides more money at the B.O. I hate that shit. News is, scribe and comic book it's based of creator Mark Miller, is reworking the script and they're going ahead anyway. Which is better, because then it will stay fresh with a new hottie and character introduced with interesting traits and assassin abilities. Right?

So what does she does do? Well, I hear tell, and it was reported that she left the project so she could also start on Alfonso Cuaron's (Children of Men) new film, Gravity. Like Wanted 2, Gravity had previously been set up at Universal, with Jolie set to star. But a few weeks ago, the studio put Gravity into turnaround, possibly because it’s such an artistically challenging project: Jolie would be alone on-screen for much of the movie, playing the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter.  

The reason still not exactly clear, Angie bounce on that shit as well. And the news broke yesterday that now, she has FINALLY settled on a project, with the wonderful Darren Aronofsky no less. 

Responsible for the wonderful Requiem For  A Dream, The Fountain and most recently the hero/Mickey Rourke career revival story, The Wrestler. The film will based off Ron Rash's 2008 period tome Serena: A Novel. Details are as follows: 
Set in the rugged mountains of 1929 North Carolina, “Serena” follows a man named George Pemberton and his new bride, Serena, as they create a timber empire. Serena not only takes to the woods, but she also pushes her husband to commit more and more ruthless acts. When she learns she cannot bear a child, Serena sets out to murder the son her husband fathered illegitimately.

Hmmm, sounds interesting and with Aronofsky at the helm guiding Jolie are we seeing a repeat with some of her better work, like Clint got out of her with Changling? We'll have to see but signs point to anything better than an excuse to make money on Wanted 2. See, she does have integrity. 

That must be raw to have the kind of "Yes. No. Right now!" power Jolie has over her career. 
"A sequel to my summer blockbuster and almost 400 million dollar making movie? What's that you say? You'll resurrect my character so we can do it all over again? Okay." Months later... 
"We're done with the script Ms. Jolie!"
"Naw son. I'm out." 
"Fuck, thanks bitch." A few days later...
"Alfonso let's do this."
"Wait never mind."
"Fuck, thanks bitch." A few days later...
"Darren, I think we should shoot that film based off the book about the crazy wife."
"It's awesome being me."

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