Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Long Romance Rekindled...


It looks like Miramax and Rocket Pictures are finally moving ahead with "Gnomeo and Juliet"...

The project has been at the Mouse for close to a decade at least and has moved forward in fits and starts, but it always kept getting put on the back burner. It was placed into turnaround once Lasseter took over Disney's animation department and got a good look at the mess that was the original story... but like so many other projects it refused to go away.

James McAvoy and Emily Blunt are in talks to play the animated(CGI of course) couple fall for each other. Think, "Shrek" meets "Romeo and Juliet". Wait a minute... wasn't that what "Shrek" was to begin with? The story seemed a lot more original before Shrek came out. Hopefully the script is very good.

This has been a film that is dear to the heart of Elton John, who has shepherd it since its conception a long time ago...

Developing.

5 comments:

Eric Scales said...

The fact that Elton John is enthusiastic about it does not lend it any credibility in my mind.

"A pox on both your greenhouses!" Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Greennhouses? Careful what you say about enviromentalist they don't have any sense of humor and may attack you.

Anonymous said...

Great. We'll already have Angelina all over this one since the Gnomes will almost certainly be caucasian. Now the environmentalists too...

dchall said...

Interesting that Miramax will be producing it. Could this be a rated PG-13 or R movie?

Can't wait to see how this turns out. It's been a long wait. Maybe way overdue, but we'll see.

Anonymous said...

There is a definite reason this isn't being done within the mouse... it is very much not a "Disney" movie. If the tone of the early animation tests is any indicator, it's not going to get a G rating!

It may as well be called Homie-O and Juliet.