When the non-Pirates entries in his wheelhouse keep flopping like so many lifeless fish, a break from the shiny Disney spectacle might do Jerry Bruckheimer some good. It might not be different, though: we’re talking about someone who could take a six-minute theme park ride and turn it into four movies that, in total, cost more than the yearly GDP of South America. A small scale is not his forte, so I’ll hold my tongue before learning more.
At this moment, TheWrap tell us Paramount have taken up a project known Shake, itself the brain child of Wanted co-writer Derek Haas. Originally posted online (in short story form) some years back, the plot revolves around Tim Cooper, a Los Angeles FBI agent afflicted with Parkinson’s who, during an earthquake (I won’t make the bad joke), hunts down a long-sought serial killer with his partner. An earthquake, that is? Remember when I said Bruckheimer has a problem with keeping things small?
Well, not that a detective movie set across shaky L.A. is such a bad idea. I’ll be willing to give this one a shot — for one thing, Haas and his assigned co-writer, Michael Brandt, have shown an ability to do entertainment right — and if some more comes down that looks good, I’ll stay relatively positive.
What do you think of Bruckheimer’s newest venture?
Film Society of Lincoln Center To commemorate her passing, free screenings of Chantal Akerman‘s Jeanne Dielman (on 35mm) and her self-portrait Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman will screen for free on Friday. Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s The Boys from Fengkuei will play on Friday night, with Hou making an appearance. Museum of the Moving Image Frederick Wiseman‘s […]
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