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The Killer Inside Me – Trailer for Winterbottom’s controversial adaption of the book

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010

This adaption has been controversial due to the violence against women it portrays. Not sure why people have been surprised though as the book does deal with a bloke who is batshit nuts!

I’ve covered it quite a bit and it stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty, Bill Pullman and Elias Koteas

Based on the novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson, Michael Winterbottom’s THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy Lou Ford.

Lou has a bunch of problems. Woman problems. Law enforcement problems. An ever-growing pile of murder victims in his West Texas jurisdiction. And the fact he’s a sadist, a psychopath, a killer. Suspicion begins to fall on Lou, and it’s only a matter of time before he runs out of alibis.

But in Thompson’s savage, bleak, blacker than noir universe nothing is ever what it seems, and it turns out that the investigators pursuing him might have a secret of their own.

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The Killer Inside Me – New poster for Casey Affleck psycho cop film

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010

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The Killer Inside Me – Russian Poster

Posted by LiveFor on February 13, 2010

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The Killer Inside Me got slammed at Sundance but gets picked up despite the violence

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010

Michael Winterbottom’s adaption of The Killer Inside Me stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty, Bill Pullman and Elias Koteas. I’ve been following it for a while now and it debuted at Sundance. Here’s the plot:

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ’sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

Now reading that you would expect something dark, brutal and violent. Guess what? It sounds as if it is exactly that and yet it got absolutely slammed at Sundance for its graphic violence. However, reading between the lines I gather it is a good film, but the extreme violence (apparantly Jessica Alba’s characer gets beaten up so badly you can see her teeth through her cheek – Two Face anyone?) turned many off.

However, IFC Films this weekend paid $1.5 million to distribute The Killer Inside Me in the U.S. so it does appear that we’ll be able to watch the film. To be honest it sounds as if it is just extremely faithful to the novel by Jim Thompson.

Other films that found buyers at Sundance 2010 include:
Buried (Ryan Reynolds trapped alive in a big box)
The Kids Are All Right starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbians
Twelve with Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts and 50 Cent
Hesher starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

International buyers are looking at other films from the festival including:
Happy Thank You More Please from Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother)
Catfish, a documentary about an online relationship
Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
Splice the sci-fi film by Vincenzo Natali.

Lots of good films heading our way.

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Jessica Alba to go female superspy in the Insiders

Posted by LiveFor on November 25, 2009

Apparantly Jessica Alba is heading back to her Dark Angel roots as she will star in an adaptation of the Insiders, a series of Belgian graphic novels published by Dargaud.

Alba herself put up the money to buy the rights along with Robert Rodriguez, who will be producing this as well.

French-Algerian filmmaker Mabrouk El Mechri (JCVD which is a great film), is now attached to direct this project.

I’ve not heard of the comic book by Jean-Claude Bartoll. However it debuted back in 2002, and follows Najah Cruz, “a Columbian who is as deadly as she is beautiful. She has the weapons expertise and combat skills of a James Bond. At the secret request of the White House she infiltrates a worldwide mafia-like organization composed of businessmen and politicians and becomes the bodyguard of the organization’s leader.”

How does that grab you. Pretty cool I say. It also sounds like the comic book, Sleeper, but with no superpowers.

What do we have then – a cool comic book concept, a director who does things a bit differently and Jessica Alba. At the minute I am thinking Alba is the weak link in this one as many of the parts she has played recently are a bit…naff. Mind you she is starring in The Killer Inside Me and she did do the kick ass stuff back in James Cameron’s Dark Angel TV show. Plus she is easy on the eye. Hmm, maybe this might just work.

What do you think?

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The Killer Inside Me – Trailer for the Jim Thompson adaption starring Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba

Posted by LiveFor on November 5, 2009

tkim-2I’ve been covering this one for quite a while. I posted some photos a few weeks ago and now there is a sales trailer for Michael Winterbottom’s film.

It stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty, Bill Pullman and Elias Koteas.

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ’sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

The trailer is about 5 minutes long and shows quite a bit of what the story involves. If you should watch it let me know what your impressions of it were. I kind of liked it. Casey Affleck seems pretty solid in the lead.

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The Killer Inside Me – Photos of the Jim Thompson adaption

Posted by LiveFor on October 9, 2009

tkim-5Michael Winterbottom is directing Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty and Jessica Alba in the adaption of Jim Thompson’s noir novel, The Killer Inside Me.
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The story follows a West Texas sheriff and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer.

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ’sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

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Stanley Kubrick described the book as “Probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered.”
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Not sure whether Casey Affleck is the right choice for this one. He is a great actor, but the look of him doesn’t fit the character I have in my mind, but I suppose that is the point isn’t it.
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The Killer Inside Me – Photos from the shoot

Posted by LiveFor on September 1, 2009

killer1Here are the first photos from the set of Michael Winterbottom’s adaption of Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me.

The last time I reported on this they had just secured funding for the film after they lost key financial support. Now it looks as if things are going strong.
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Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ’sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

Casey Affleck plays Ford; Kate Hudson plays the schoolteacher that wants him to marry her, and Jessica Alba is the prostitute that Ford keeps on a leash instead of running out of town.

Still not sure if this is going to work or not.killer3

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The Killer Inside Me is saved

Posted by LiveFor on April 6, 2009

The Killer Inside Me, the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and producer Andrew Eaton, has been saved after securing new funding. The $13m project was close to collapse after it lost key financial support.

The film had to secure new funding by 3rd April or it faced losing actors Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba. It lost its funding from Barbarian Film and Ocean Media at the end of last year.

Producer Eaton confirmed the production is close to signing a deal with Canada-based private investor Hero Entertainment, which will provide about 20% of the budget. The rest of the finance is from pre-sales deals, which have been handled by Wild Bunch internationally, and Endeavor in the US. It was widely sold at AFM.

Eaton described the deal as a “relief” and added he had been through “one of the longest prep periods I have ever had”. He said that he was hopeful that shooting could begin the next six to eight weeks. Chris Hanely, Robert Weinbach and Bradford Schlei are also producing the film.

The film had been due to start shooting in Oklahoma at the end of January.

The project is an adaption of Jim Thompson’s novel. The synopsis of which is as follows:

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ‘sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. After an itinerant childhood during which his sheriff father was driven from office for embezzlement; and as a roughneck in the Texan oil fields of the 1920s, Thompson became successful as a writer with the pulp fiction houses of the 1950s, writing a dozen of his more enduring novels in just 19 months. He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory).

Stanley Kubrick described the book as “Probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered.”

Source: Screen Daily

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The Killer Inside Me – Kate Hudson joins Jessica Alba and Bill Pullman

Posted by LiveFor on February 7, 2009

Kate Hudson, Elias Koteas, Bill Pullman and Ned Beatty have joined the psychological thriller The Killer Inside Me for Wild Bunch says Screen Daily.

Based on the novel by Jim Thompson, the story follows a West Texas sheriff and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer.

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ‘sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. After an itinerant childhood during which his sheriff father was driven from office for embezzlement; and as a roughneck in the Texan oil fields of the 1920s, Thompson became successful as a writer with the pulp fiction houses of the 1950s, writing a dozen of his more enduring novels in just 19 months. He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory).

Michael Winterbottom directs the $13 million project which also stars Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba.

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