Travolta, Hayek, Kitsch, Lively, Hirsch, Del Toro, Bichir team up for drug-dealing fun!
OLIVER STONE SNATCHES PAGE FROM TONY SCOTT’S BOOK FOR SAVAGES
Yep. If he pulls it off, this'll be one of the best movies of the year. Trust.
That being said, if I hadn't read the book, I would be all over this. Fingers crossed that Oliver Stone knocks this out of the park.
Anyone who hasn't yet read Jane Hamsher's book on the making of Natural Born Killers (Killer Instinct) needs to do themselves a favor. Oliver Stone used to be a fucking madman, and I hope for Savages he's gone back to his old bugfuck ways.
Not very actually.
Travolta as Dennis is easily the most spot on casting of a literary character ever.
I wasn't as high on Savages as others where. I wasn't supposed to want the protagonists to get decapitated by the Baja Cartel was I? None the less, Winslow is a master.
That being said, when the hell is Frankie Machine getting made?
There's hardly a Winslow book I wouldn't like to see filmed (an ongoing cable series based on the Dawn Patrol characters could be a surfside Justified), but my principal concern about Savages is that the distinctive narrative voice (not the character narrating the intro to the trailer) is so much a part of the book, maybe more than in any of the others, and I hope that they haven't just stripped the story down to a sequence of events, without that perspective. If there's a wild card, it needs to be the pairing of Hayek and Lively, whose characters aren't ones we've seen a million times before in stories like this.
I'll probably see both, since my daughter's first in line for all things Garfield.