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Thursday, May 19, 2011
DE PALMA PENNING 'PASSION' SCRIPT
RETEAMING WITH THIERRY ARBOGAST; CORNELIA OTT, ART DIRECTOR
As we await casting announcements for Passion, which we hear will be coming soon (although not necessarily during the Cannes Film Festival, as we had anticipated), there is some news to report. Brian De Palma will be writing the screenplay for Passion himself, based on Alain Corneau's original screenplay for Crime d'amour. That right there makes it even more of a "De Palma film" than the average adaptaion or remake in the De Palma oeuvre. For this project, De Palma will be teaming up for the second time with cinematographer Thierry Arbogast, who shot De Palma's Femme Fatale in France ten years ago. The art director will be Cornelia Ott, who in recent years has done excellent work on Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, and Bryan Singer's Valkyrie. This project is shaping up very nicely...

Posted by Geoff at 12:23 AM CDT
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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:48 AM CDT

Name: "Adam"

All of that is fantastic news!!  Especially the fact that De Palma is writing the script himself.  Getting more and more optimistic about the film each day.  Can't wait to hear about the cast.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:19 AM CDT

Name: "rado"
Home Page: http://rado.bg

awesome news! arbogast is a wizard and "the ghost writer" looks fabulous.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:03 PM CDT

Name: "vizitor"

Yes this si good to hear news from De palma after all this time !

The other good news is that Arbogast is also the name a character from Psycho !  Hitchcock will always be in the shadow of this movie !

Good news also that De Palma is rewriting the script because the original french script was very bad and very predictable.

It is interesting to know that Corneau was a big fan of  Brian De palma  , which he considers a master of suspense. I remember an interview from Corneau saying that he was very excited by Snake eyes and  its famous beginning sequence.

The problem of the script of Crime d'amour  is that the plot is deja vu , and  has the same twist and turns than other 80's films. 

I hope De Palma will withdraw all the cliche from the original script and will focus on the erotic side of the movie, using more Hitchcock tricks than whodunit tricks.

               

          

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:44 PM CDT

Name: "Keith Azoubel"

Now he just has to get the right cast, no miscasting like in Black Dahlia and Bonfire. This could be a very strong De Palma film.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:48 AM CDT

Name: "anon"

Arbogast's work on FEMME FATALE was excellent. Not to mention his flawless work on Luc Bessons LEON. With De Palma penning the script himself this has potential to become one of his great personal projects like BLOW OUT or FEMME FATALE. Can't wait to hear the casting news.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 4:51 PM CDT

Name: "CK"

Now he needs Pino Donaggio to do the score and we're in business.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 6:07 PM CDT

Name: "Ryan Clark"
Home Page: http://thrill-me.blogspot.com

VERY excited to hear that he's writing it.  This has the potential to be the next De Palma classic.  And I second the notion of getting Pino to do the score.

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