Tom Hanks At It Again?
Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:41 PM
Also, has anybody seen the WWII flick SAINTS AND SOLDIERS? It won a lot of awards overseas, but has had limited release here in the states, mainly around the mid west I hear. Wondering if it's any good?
Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:57 PM
According to the trades, Hanks and his Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman are reuniting with the Saving Private Ryan director to mount a new 10-part WWII miniseries, dubbed for now "Untitled World War II Pacific Theater Project," which is on the fast track at DreamWorks.
Like Band of Brothers, the new mini-series will channel the scope and spirit of that award-winning docudrama by focusing on a battalion of soldiers through America's island assault against the Japanese, which culminated in the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The story will also have a similar $100 million-plus budget, but unlike Brothers, which was based on famed historian Stephen Ambrose's bestselling book following the trials of Easy Company, the 506th Airborne regiment after landing in France on D-Day, the new project will be an original work.
Spielberg, Hanks, and Goetzman are reportedly eyeing scribe Bruce McKenna, who won a Writers Guild of America award for penning several episodes of Band of Brothers, to take charge of the writing team for the Pacific campaign.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:01 PM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:26 PM
|QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Nov 10 2004, 08:01 PM)|
|not just do a "blast 'em all kill the Japs" movie.|
Like 'Windtalkers'. The assault on Saipan, with those huge mountains If you have ever seen Saipan and Tinian they are flat, like a prom queens belly! That what we wanted them for: stationary flat tops for B-29s!
Hard to explane to a movie audience why such fierce fighting was required to capture a featureless socer field like island!!
Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:35 PM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:57 PM
|flat, like a prom queens belly|
Thanks a lot! That's gonna bug me all night ! Hotel room, watching FOX news and "the prom queens belly"
Thanks - NOT.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:09 PM
PS: Buy Japanese rifles while they are cheap -- I hope they will go through the roof like Mausers after "Saving Pvt. Ryan". R
Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:44 AM
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:39 AM
|Tom Hanks, has he ever been in a bad movie? none that I can think of. Should be another good flick. Even BIG was a good movie. NA|
Whoa! Hanks has more raspberries in his filmography than Special K has in it's cereal.
Elvis Has Left The Building
You've Got Mail
Sleepless In Seattle
Bonfire Of The Vanities
Turner & Hooch
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Nothing In Common
The Money Pit
Man With One Red Shoe
Not to mention his sitcom, "Bosom Buddies."
Posted 11 November 2004 - 11:29 AM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:52 PM
|"A League of Their Own" - - Chick Flick to the max|
But he was so damn good in it.....
"There's no crying in BASEBALL!"
Posted 11 November 2004 - 05:48 PM
What about the movie where he played a fag? That was pretty sick.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:02 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:41 PM