Thursday, October 9, 2008

On watch

"The visionary director of 300"? Seriously?

I liked Zack Snyder's remake of Dawn of the Dead, but it was a fun ride, not an imaginative breakthrough. (Not that the two are mutually exclusive.) Now George Romero, who started the whole ball rolling on the living dead, he might count as a visionary. Snyder has gone on to direct two painstakingly faithful (by the looks of the trailer) graphic novel adaptations. If he's had an original thought, he's wisely kept it to himself.

I am sort of curious about the actors involved, who seem to have something at stake. For example, depending on how this works out, Jeffrey Dean Morgan could join the ranks of great Big Scary Character Actors. Think Ron Perlman and Clancy Brown. In fact I could see the three of them uniting for a project called "The Three Stooges Kick Ass." 'Course it would take a while to decide who gets to be Moe.

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