Newsbites: Monstrous! Pope Joan! Caspian!

Time for a few quick quick quickies.

1. If you saw Transformers, then you probably saw the trailer for that mysterious J.J. Abrams movie which looks like a disaster flick shot on a cheap home-movie camera. The trailer does not say what the movie is called, but early rumours said it might have the working title Cloverfield. Now comes word that the movie might be called Monstrous, and the movie might have something to do with beasts from Jewish mythology, namely Leviathan, Behemoth and Ziz — the primordial monsters of sea, land and air. Make of all that what you will; I am sure there will be new rumours soon.

2. Director Volker Schlöndorff has been fired from Pope Joan, the upcoming adaptation of the Donna Woolfolk Cross novel starring Franka Potente. Apparently the powers that be at Constantin Films did not approve of Schlöndorff’s public criticism of their policy re: making extended versions of their films for TV.

3. NarniaWeb and IGN.com were both invited to the Prague set of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and have now posted nearly identical versions of an interview with director Andrew Adamson. I wonder if anyone else was at that roundtable.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08741378159534413277 Magnus

    And here I thought JJ Abrams was working on yet another a Godzilla remake. (since one character is heading to Japan)

  • Geosomin

    I was wondering what that rrailer was about…it looked cool but there were no details at all…

    And I’m glad to see that Franka Potente is in another film…like her a lot. Ever since Run Lola Run I’ve loved her…

  • Mag-o-nus

    She was in The Bourne Identity as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15729167937433295927 Geosomin

    I know…I was ticked when they killed her off in the first few minutes of the second…If you get a change watch “The Princess and the Warrior” another german film she is in. It’s great.


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