Monday, 18 June 2007

Finally... Miguel Sapochnik

Miguel Sapochnik, a former runner (Trainspotting) and storyboard artist (A Life Less Ordinary), been on the cusp for so long after his much-praised short The Dreamer put him on Hollywood's radar. But after too many near misses, congrats are finally in order since it seems Sapochnik's getting a chance to parlay his promise into a movie for Universal. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are set to star in The Repossession Mambo which, according to today's Variety, is a morality tale is set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, with the understanding that defaulting on payment will result in a fatal repossession. Eric Garcia and Garret Lerner wrote the script based on Garcia's novel. Shooting begins this summer.

4 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

wow. that sounds amazing. did he get the idea from that monty python skit in "the meaning of life" when the people come and cut the guy's organs out even though he's not dead, but just because he has an organ donors card?

i think he would be hard pressed to deny that... i mean, if he wrote the movie that is.

Mark Salisbury said...

he's apparently been working with them on the script for four years and being british i'm sure he's seen meaning of life a few times because it's stipulated by law that all brits worship at the altar of palin, cleese and co.

actually, the organ thing also sounds similar to michael marshall smith's book spares which is awfully similar to the island which was awfully similar to... well, you know...

Schmid4Brains said...

REALLY! that's friggin' hilarious on all points.

Anonymous said...

Take a precis of Ambrose Bierce's An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Occurrence_at_Owl_Creek_Bridge

make about half-a-dozen global search and replacements of secondary elements, e.g.:

Peyton Farquar => MX-318

and, mirabile dictu, you have a pretty damn close shooting script for 'The Dreamer'....

Hmmmm.....