Pulse Movies Flashback 12/17/2004: Farrell, Schumacher, Total Bond-age, Part 4

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of movies for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of movies 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Farrell, Schumacher to Team Together Again

Colin Farrell is reportedly in talks to reunite with Joel Schumacher for The Crowded Room, a film based on a true story. The movie would have Farrell play Billy Milligan, a man diagnosed with 24 distinct personalities. His condition was made famous when tried for kidnapping and raping three women.

Schumacher has said that if his and Farrell’s schedules can coincide, things would definitely be a go. Farrell can soon be seen in Terry Malick’s The New World as legendary explorer John Smith. Next should come the new millennium version of Miami Vice for director Michael Mann.

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The Weekly Pulse: The Gatekeeper’s Guide to Movies

Hi everybody! Welcome to another fun-filled edition of The Gatekeeper’s Guide! The only place to be totally filled with everything but the fun! Well, according to some anyway. We’ve got some quality stuff this week, so let’s get to it, eh?

I’d also like to take a moment, before I jump into the news this week, I’d like to bring up something non-movie related, but still fairly large news in the entertainment realm (In the sense that all forms of entertainment are inter-connected). This week, Electronic Arts, video game super-publisher, signed an exclusive contract with the NFL regarding the future of the video games. I’d like to seriously point you in the direction of Michael O’Reilly, writer for the Games section of Inside Pulse. He has done an excellent write up of why this is a very bad thing, and I just want to give him crazy kudos and accolades for it. Then, I’d like to point you to to this piece of news and where you can sign a petition to show the higher ups of the NFL how bad this really is. Yours truly has signed, and I encourage everyone to do so. Great job, game guys.

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R0BTRAIN’s Badass Cinema: Total Bond-age, Part 4: The Rebound

Bond producers were in a state of panic after the box office failure of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. George Lazenby’s departure also left the 007 team with no lead actor and no course to proceed. Without an immediate overhaul, Bond would soon be a forgotten franchise. Several things had to change in the eyes of the film makers before the next installment could take place. First, many felt the series had lost a sense of adventure in the darker and more serious tones of the last installment. First time director Peter Hunt had put his stamp on his entry in the series, making it more character driven and less about fantasy, but the Bond team now wanted to take the series in a different direction. 007 creators wanted the next film to be similar to Bond’s earlier movies, even using Goldfinger as a template for the next adventure.

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