Saturday, January 27, 2007

All White At The Back?

Nope, this won't be a post about Michael Barrymore. Disappointed?

[EDIT: New info at the bottom and it changes some important facts]

Joel Silver is producing a heist-come-chase film called
White Out. It's apparently a bit like Hard Rain, but instead of being set amidst torrential floods, it all goes down in the middle of a calamitous snowstorm; and it's also a bit like Insomnia in that the Antarctic setting is about to be plunged into months of darkness as the story gets underway.

Kate Beckinsale is reportedly set to star as US Marshall Carrie Stetko, our heroine in pursuit of the robber-killers.

These plot details may be a little off the mark, I'm afraid, but here's the easy way to check them out: the film is an adaptation of Greg Rucka's 1999 Eisner Award-winning comic book miniseries of the same name.

I think this is a
film ick exclusive.

[EDIT: Better still, I think. Word reaches me now that Beckinsale won't necessarily be playing Stetko, but instead could well be a character called Lily Sharpe, an agent of British descent working for a UK Intelligence agency of some kind. Apparently, there's a very good chance Reese Witherspoon is going to play Carrie Stetko as she's been trying to get the film off the ground in an Execuivie Producer capacity for sometime - but this detail of casting hasn't been confirmed for me yet. Interestingly, if they do play to their nationalities, they'll both have to dye their hair; if they play to their hair colour, they'll each have to affect an accent]

1 comment:

Mark said...

Wow, Hollywood's fixation with Frank Miller has officially gome too far. Now they're adapting things just because he drew the cover of the trade paperback!