Monday, November 19, 2007

Pinkville down, may be out

Variety reports that United Artists has stopped production on "Pinkville," a casualty of the writer’s strike.

Production was to begin in Southeast Asia next month. Many Mid=Southerners hoped to get parts as extras.

The decision was made Friday. Director Oliver Stone and screenwriter Mikko Alanne could no longer work on the script because both are members of the WGA. Before Stone won Oscars for directing "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July," he won an Oscar in 1979 for writing "Midnight Express." He is a filmmaker accustomed to making changes throughout production, and that is simply not an option given the strike.

Pictures that lose momentum are often hard-pressed to regain it, as casts go off to other projects, Variety says.

1 comment:

kurt said...

I feel Oliver Stone has the backing and determination to move forward with a movie that would answer question in people mind about the 1968 My Lai massacre of hundreds of villagers by U.S. troops. I was only 8 years old but remember everything about the Vietnam war. I lost one brother and had another brother shot six times in the back and laid in the jungles for 6 hours. I really would like to get a message to Oliver Stone to push hard to do this film because there is
a large audience that would want to view this movie.
Thanks KMS in Memphis