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Thanks for this news Tom! I hope it will work out. Neo-noir and action sounds cool to me! :D

Jen

 

 

Tom's Message:

 

"I'm looking for a director for a neo noir/action film called MALONE.

It's about an ex private eye turned hitman who's carrying an important

secret in his head. Looking for a good stylist who can carry action

and character. I'm thinking about giving the script to John

Carpenter. Anybody got any other ideas?

T."

 

 

 

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Paul at the Thomas Jane 2 Yahoo Group posted this message:

 

"My feeling is that John Carpenter is not a good idea.

 

I don't think he's done anything good for a while and

 

might not be up to directing an action film up to today's standrards or

 

using today's technology.

 

How about Scott Frank?"

 

 

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Well you can probably get Carpenter REALLY cheap after "Ghosts of Mars". :)

 

What about someone more fringe like Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), OR Scott Frank (The Lookout)?

 

Fred

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Noeland James Collins, little known director from Atlanta. lives, breaths and shits action.
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Noeland James Collins, little known director from Atlanta. lives, breaths and shits action.

 

 

FUCK YEAH Brotha...

 

However, you'd have to shoot the movie for under $50K. Any more than that and I think he'd be lost with all the money to spend. :D

 

Fred

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Maybe it's time to bring Kar Wai Wong State's side, or even Park Chan-Wook. George Miller would be cool too.

 

Although, I do agree with Medium Fan on Walter Hill.

 

Carpenter would have been cool, but like you said, the man seems to have lost something. On the other hand, if he could pull it off, it would be cool to be the one to bring him back into the fold.

 

Scott Frank could be interesting. I have not seen The Lookout yet, but if he directs as good as he writes you might have somthing pretty damn good. Out of Sight is classic.

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Scott Frank (The Lookout)?

 

Fred

I was thinking about this at work (for some reason) And I thought the same thing. Him or Shane Black are both great choices.... Or, I'm just throwing this out there... Uwe Boll. No?

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FUCK YEAH Brotha...

 

However, you'd have to shoot the movie for under $50K. Any more than that and I think he'd be lost with all the money to spend. :D

 

Fred

No problem...I could assist him with the spending money issues...I'm very good at spending money!

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Now come on Fred . . .

 

Paul Greengrass said I would do well with money!

 

;)

 

Thanks for nominating me Andy. Hahahaha.

 

Ridley Scott is my favorite director ever so I'm entirely biased. I'd love to see him do a movie like this. His brother Tony would also be an interesting choice too. But I'd imagine they are expensive.

 

I love John Carpenter, frankly I think with the right material and a solid DP, he's still aces. I think he's struggled to find a decent project in recent years, and I'd heard his health was not the best these days.

 

Anyway, if budget/salary is an issue, and it probably is, I would suggest a little known director named Pearry Reginald Teo. Also, a fellow named Mark Allen comes to mind as well as an interesting visualistic director you could probably nab for cheap. Mark is a friend of a friend of mine in LA, and buddies with Kelly Hu.

 

http://www.markallen.net/

 

A look at Perry's stuff:

http://www.genegeneration.com/

 

I think these guys are both DGA as well, as I'm sure that's a consideration for the production.

 

But if we're just daydreaming, send the scrip to Ridley Scott, or even Joe Carnahan (though he has about 12 films in development already)

 

:)

 

or, I heard this guy named Tom Jane was directing films now . . .

 

 

 

 

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I liked Training Day too. Good suggestion!

Use the only guy that has ever re-achieved Noir properly, call Polanski out. (And he can spend any money you put in front of him. :lol:) Seriously, you want the dark decadent claustrophobic feel of noir, Roman could deliver it. It would also be great to see action handled in this style. Not the wide expansive shots where its all splatter on the walls and choreography like you never see on the street, but up close and personal. Think Jack Nicholson's nose with the tension and seat squirming over 90 minutes. He is supposed to be filming "The Ghost", but I can't seem find any proof that the project progressed out of pre-production.

 

Joe

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Good directors for action movies are John Woo, George Romeo and Paul W. S. Anderson.

 

And whatabout Jonathan Hensleigh you both have know each other.

Maybe you could work again together.

 

Whoever is going to be your director that shouldn't be Uwe Boll. ;)

He is good at making non commercial and profit movies. But it is known that he is a funny guy

 

 

PS: Good Luck, Tom. I hope you can realize malone.

P.L.E.A.S.E. Make it not to a family movie.

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I think Carpenter would be a cream of the crop selection if he was available.

The reason I mention this is because budget is a primary concern.

Won't be able to afford directors like Ridley or Antwan Fuqua.

 

Needs a guy who can handle character and do nice action but he doesn't have to be an auteur.

 

Chuck Russell would be a good guy.

 

Or a director who has shown some vision in the past but has fallen off the radar because of a misstep (Hollywood can be very unforgiving).

 

The short list I sent to Jane after talking with him extensively last night looks like this.

 

1. John Irvin

2. Jonathan Glazer

3. Nick Gomez

3. Walter Hill

4. Andrew Davis

5. John McNaughton

6. Kathryn Bigelow

7. Bill Paxton

8. Stephen Hopkins

9. Jan de Bont

10. Lee Tamahori

11. Dwight H. Little

12. Christian Duguay

 

Think along these lines.

 

Love to hear more ideas.

And please include IMDB link or let us know what films stick out amongst their particular work so we have a reference point.

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

- Tim

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sounds like John Carpenter or Wallter Hill would be perfect. 2 of my all time favourite directors. and for all those that reckon Carpenter don't cut the mustard anymore, check out his masters of horror episode CIGARETTE BURNS. Carpenter or Hill + TJ is a match made in heaven in my opinion.

 

here's some other suggestions (yes, some are a little leftfield but would be interesting matches for the material)......

 

WILLIM FRIEDKIN

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001243/

 

ERIC RED

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0714599/

 

JOHN BADHAM

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000824/

 

JI-WOON KIM

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453518/

(Bittersweet Life is absolute quality)

 

ROGER DONALDSON

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002044/

 

MARK PELLINGTON

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0671210/

 

PHIL JOANOU

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0423333/

 

STUART GORDON

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002340/

 

ALEX DE LA IGLESIA

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0407067/

 

GEORGE ARMITAGE

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000786/

 

ROBERT HARMON

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0363553/

 

 

 

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