Friday, December 29, 2006

Kavalier And Clay Escape Stephen Daldry

Coming Soon and Superhero Hype have reported the lucky escape of Michael Chabon's The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay from Billy Elliot and The Hours director Stephen Daldry.

They quote Ben Whishaw saying "I think it's not happening now. I think it's been sort of put to one-side for a little while. It all fell apart, which is such a shame." We can take shame to mean relief.

I was lucky to see a sharp Woolf bigorapher tear Daldry and The Hours apart at a screening of the film around the time of it's release. She didn't even have to mention the most misguided prosthetic in modern cinema - and she didn't stick to the Woolf bio material in the film either.

Hopefully this all means that Kavalier and Clay will end up with a director they deserve: might I suggest Terry Gilliam?

1 comment:

Mark said...

Hell, I'd be happy enough even with Curtis Hanson, who did a tolerable job with WONDER BOYS, strange casting decisions an' all.