Originally posted by obiwan15
Ahh i was wondering about your avatar and signature
I have never even heard of this comic before and that guys mask looks damn freaky.Im not much of a fan of natalie portman but hugo weaving is a good actor in my opinion so it will be interesting to see how this works out
Is it possible for a major Hollywood studio to make a $50 million movie in which the hero is a terrorist? A terrorist who appears wearing the dynamite waistcoat of a suicide bomber, and who utters the line--from beneath a full-face wooden mask that he never takes off--"Blowing up a building can change the world"? A movie written and produced by the Wachowski brothers, the cyberauteurs who created The Matrix? Starring Natalie Portman, shaved as bald as Demi Moore in G.I. Jane?
These are not rhetorical questions. V for Vendetta, set for release March 17, is that movie, and it is the most bizarre Hollywood production you will see (or refuse to see) this year. It's the kind of film that makes you ask questions like, Who thought this was a good idea?
It definitely started with a good idea. The man who had it was Alan Moore, probably the greatest writer in the history of comic books. In 1982 Moore--who also wrote Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen--began publishing an almost unbearably dark series of comic books set in a dismal, dystopic future Britain ruled by an oppressive Orwellian government. V for Vendetta starred, instead of a superhero, a bitter, brilliant, at least half-insane resistance fighter known only as V, whose face was permanently hidden behind a grinning mask that, if you're English, you recognize as the face of Guy Fawkes. (Who--again, if you're English--you know as the proto-terrorist who tried and failed to blow up Parliament in 1605.)
'V for Vendetta' Bombards the Top Spot
V for Vendetta governed the weekend with a forceful estimated $26.1 million at 3,365 locations, including about $1.45 million from 56 IMAX venues.
Written and produced by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix trilogy) and adapted from Alan Moore's comic book, Warner Bros.' $50 million anti-totalitarian action thriller wasn't explosive enough to turn overall business around, which trailed last year for the fifth weekend in a row—the same frame in 2005 was led by The Ring Two's $35.1 million.
"We were looking for something in the low-to-mid $20 million range (for V for Vendetta)," said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.' president of distribution. "This was a tough weekend for young males, with St. Patrick's Day and the NCAA tournament. I guess you were better off owning a bar on Friday than a theater. We're well positioned, because we're just starting to get into the rolling spring breaks with colleges." Fellman noted that moviegoers' reactions in exit polling were comparable to the first Matrix and that the audience was 60 percent male and evenly split between those over and under 25 years old.
Originally posted by Umbrax
they see ALL.
My wife was either crying or confused through the whole movie.
"V for Vendetta" Sequel Planned
Posted: Saturday April 1st, 2006 6:20am
Author: Garth Franklin
With the Alan Moore graphic novel adaptation "V for Vendetta" having opened well and drawn far less fire from conservatives than expected, Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to move forward with plans for a sequel that takes even riskier steps reports Kayle Ross during the 'Drive Time Movies' segment on Atlanta's WQ8Q-FM.
With Moore having 'disavowed' the first film due to the changes made to his source work, he's apparently being enticed back to rewrite and polish the story for a sequel by assurances the studio will give him "carte blanche over the script" and "can go as dark and confrontational as he wishes". The result, which they expect to be too severe to pass the MPAA's muster, will be shot and released unrated on DVD with a truncated R-rated version hitting theatres a few months before.