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Bridges originally envisioned his father, the late Lloyd Bridges, in the title role. Now, at sixty-one, the junior Bridges feels ready for The Giver. The 1993 Newbery Award-winning novel by Lois Lowry tells the story of a boy named Jonas, afloat in a utopian society where all appears perfect – until he inherits the lifelong position of “Receiver of Memory.” Young Jonas is tasked with spending his twelfth year with The Giver, a man who holds all memories of the way things were prior to the society’s utopian switch, and who, in his wise, old way, will train Jonas to do the same, disillusioning him once and for all.
This is a film I’d like to see made. I remember borrowing it from a friend when I was a child and enjoying it immensely.
Horror movie posters from Dan Mumford.
Gorgeous, these. The textures! So what have we got, here?
- The Thing
- The Fly (I think)
- Evil Dead 2
Below are my favourite films of 2011. Plenty of the films which were released this year in the USA, have not [yet] or will not be released in cinemas in Australia/New Zealand. If I haven’t seen it, I can’t put it on my list.
My most anticipated film list will be coming later in the week.
End of year lists! Yay!
Allow me to state: thank Gravity that Mr Burton isn’t directing this. He hasn’t made a good film in years.
Movie Poster of the Day: The first official one-sheets for the Tim Burton-produced, Timur Bekmambetov-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have been released.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.
The film, which stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie, and Dominic Cooper, is set to open ahead of Steven Spielberg’s much less vampiric Lincoln biopic on June 22nd.