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The Vanishing on 7th Street gets Darth Vader

Posted by LiveFor on August 27, 2009

I first reported on this back in April. Back then Timothy Olyphant and Forest Whitaker where involved but there is no mention of them in this new report.

Hayden Christensen has signed to star and Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo are in negotiations to star in the paranormal thriller Vanishing on Seventh Street for director Brad Anderson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Anderson and Anthony Jaswinski, the story is set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms cause residents to inexplicably disappear. Five survivors fight to stay alive while grappling with the meaning of existence.

Christensen is playing a reporter. Newton would play a desperate nurse and Leguizamo a subway operator.

Shooting is set to begin mid-October in the once-thriving city of Detroit.

I really like the plot for this one, but it could be a bit naff if not done right. A definite mix of Twilight Zone, His Dark Materials, Phantoms, The Langoliers and more, but it could look very spooky.

However, Hayden Christiansen…I just don’t know about that. Jumper was a bit of a mess and more like a pilot for a TV show than anything else and Anakin just doesn’t seem to have the charisma for a leading man. What are your thoughts on the film and young Darth starring in it?

The amazing photo is by Alexey Titarenko.

Source: Sci Fi Wire

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Vanishing On 7th Street – Could if be the next Happening or will it be good?

Posted by LiveFor on April 27, 2009

This is one of those interesting sounding concepts that could end up as a poor mans Twilight Zone if it is not done correctly.

John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton have been confirmed with Timothy Olyphant and Forest Whitaker to star. Brad Anderson (Session 9 , Trans Siberian, The Wire)

Following a mysterious blackout, most of the population vanishes into thin air. As the remaining survivors converge in a small tavern to figure out what happened, the darkness returns to claim them one by one.

I remember walking around Chicago with Jinja during Thanksgiving and that seemed totally deserted on many of the streets we walked down. That was very spooky on such a sunny day so this has the potential to be very odd and memorable.

The concept also reminds me of Phantoms (Ben Affleck was the bomb in that), John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness, the opening of 28 Days Later and The Langoliers. Can you think of anything to add to the mix?

Source: QuietEarth

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