Friday, August 11, 2006

David And Janet Webb Peoples Writing The Prisoner

Sky One are remaking The Prisoner, apparently, with Christopher Eccleston in the lead role. Number 6, The Doctor... who's next? Simon Templar? John Steed? Adam Adamant?

Apparently, however, there's now a new script for the long-touted feature film version too. This time round it has been written by David and Janet Webb Peoples, who wrote Twelve Monkeys.

David also wrote a fair bit of Bladerunner and the brilliant script for Unforgiven. Sadly, like Unforgiven, this script could end up in the hands of the wrong director.

Not Eastwood, this time, but Christopher Nolan. Various sites - like Empire, for example - are suggesting this could be Nolan's follow up to The Dark Knight.

Somebody better get Terry Gilliam's agent on the phone before we have a repeat of the whole His Dark Materials debacle.


Jiffy said...

As a long time reader of your blog and utterly respecting your obvious in-depth knowledge of the hitherto's and whyfores of the film industry and its happenings, I was somewhat alarmed to construe from your comments that you have less respect for Director Chris Nolan than I had assumed. I should point out however that I am utterly dead against this abomination of TV to Film transitions, firmly believing that The Prisoner camp should be left where it belongs, back in the day.
Am I to believe that perhaps one of the most insightful writers on film I've read for a long time, far supersceding the likes of our contemporary critics spewing forth their inane chatter about the latest and greatest (opinion only I add!, is not a fan of Mr Nolans previous work? And if I'd be wrong to suspect such ludicrousness, your post here certainly doesn't give the impression that Chris Nolan is rated very highly in your esteem.

Anyway, thanks for the blog, keep it coming!

Avid reader,


Brendon said...

No, Mr./Mrs. Jiffy, Jiffster, Jiffmeister, I am not a fan of Mr. Nolan's work.

It's a big subject and, well, I'll be getting to it soon. I promised to tell somebody why I didn't like Scorsese a short while ago and, well, the answers are more or less the same.

So, watch this space.

Jiffy said...

*waits with Baited breath*