The Stephen King movie thread - Page 7
Well Wikipedia says
|The narrator, Robinson (no first name given), a schoolteacher who lives in Las Vegas, finds himself a childless widower when Dolan, a wealthy crime-boss, has Robinson's wife murdered in order to prevent her from testifying against him. The murder (by ignition bomb on her 1968 Chevrolet) is never solved, and Robinson, unskilled in the arts of revenge, has no recourse. Over a seven-year period, however, haunted mentally by his wife's voice, Robinson devises a scheme of retaliation. Discovering that Dolan regularly makes the same cross-country road trip in his gray/silver Cadillac, Robinson sets an elaborate trap on a desert road in Nevada: He takes on a summer job with a road paving crew just so that he can learn to operate the heavy equipment he needs to execute his plan - excavating a funnel-shaped ditch just long and deep enough to contain the car, but not so wide as to allow escape through the doors.
The trap works, and Dolan is stuck in his Cadillac in the bottom of the pit. One of the goons in the car with Dolan is killed instantly in the crash; the other, crushed by the engine block, screams at the top of his lungs out of pain and panic, prompting Dolan to silence him with his gun. Robinson then greets Dolan and announces his intent to bury him alive. Dolan then asks his tormentor "Is your name Robinson?"; surprise prompts him to lean over the roof of the car, just as Dolan fires a few bullets skyward. He misses Robinson, who proceeds with the burial. Dolan, increasingly desperate, pleads with Robinson for his freedom, offering him a large sum of cash (which Robinson refuses without question), before Robinson advises him he will be released if he can scream "as loud as eight sticks of dynamite taped to the ignition of a 1968 Chevrolet". Robinson gleefully listens to Dolan's screams as he completes the burial and paves over the car. With what must be the last gasp of air left to him, Dolan screams out, "For the love of God, Robinson!" as the latter drops the last piece of paving into place.
Robinson pays a relatively small price of undergoing much physical and mental exhaustion, but he feels satisfied that he has done a great service to the memory of his late wife, whose voice finally falls silent; this silence is somewhat of a relief to Robinson. The press report Dolan missing, joking that he is "playing dominos or shooting pool somewhere with Jimmy Hoffa."
Thought this would be of interest to King fans.
(although a part of me is disappointed that your post isn't news about the IT update... whatever happened to that?)
With news of the new IT films coming out, and the director, I was thinking about who would make a great Pennywise.
Considering the director, and people they have worked with I was thinking that Michael Fassbender would be an awesome Pennywise.
Ding, ding! Except it will be mo capped, ala Planet of the Apes. So he can shapeshift and be 3 foot tall.
And now, thinking about it, I am afraid to go to bed.
Serkis is actually a terrific idea. Fassbender though? Never really imagined Pennywise being handsome and erudite.
I'd probably cast a comedian, just to try something different. Mike Myers is a name that's been floated, but Patton Oswalt at his Gacy-est might be interesting too. You'd think it would be easy to outdo the fairly shallow characterization in the miniseries, but damn, Curry just plain works in it, with a decent assist from the surprisingly good soundtrack.