In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the film that gave Tim Burton his first hit in over half a decade, and a golfing comedy that took a bit of a path to the screen.
Director Tim Burton lost around a year of his working life when the planned Superman Lives film with Nicolas Cage collapsed. Which is when a script to Sleepy Hollow – that had been sat in Hollywood development for years – was sent in his direction.
The script for the charming The Phantom Of The Open originally got no traction at all. As such, its story was published in a book, an option was taken out on said book, and the process had to pretty much start all over again.
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- Sleepy Hollow arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this September
Tim Burton's 1999 hit Sleepy Hollow is set for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray physical media release in the UK this autumn: more here.
Paramount Pictures continues to explore its archive and support physical media at the same time, with the news that Tim Burton’s 1999 movie Sleepy Hollow is coming to the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [...]
- Podcast: The Insider (1999) and Layer Cake (2004)
In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a hugely risky studio movie, and a bit of a breakthrough role for Daniel Craig.
The Insider, from Michael Mann, was telling a story about a piece of modern history just years old when the movie was made. As such, there was a huge risk of litigation, [...]
- Podcast: I, Robot (2004) and For Love Of The Game (1999)
In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a massive hit sci-fi movie that came from smaller origins, and a baseball film that, well, hit problems.
The story of I, Robot the movie - in theory based on the work of Isaac Asimov - started with an indie script that was set effectively in one [...]