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The Prisoner (Nolan, 201?)
« on: August 11, 2006, 12:20:PM »
Universal Pictures is near a deal for Christopher Nolan to direct a feature version of TV series classic "The Prisoner."

Janet and David Peoples are set to write the script. Scott Stuber, Mary Parent, Barry Mendel and Emma Thomas will produce.

Series lasted only 17 episodes in 1967. Patrick McGoohan played a government agent who resigns, is kidnapped and placed on an isolated island known as the Village. He's given a new identity -- Number Six -- and interacts with an island staff trying to get him to reveal why he resigned.

Plan is for Nolan to direct a contemporized transformation after he completes "The Dark Knight," the "Batman Begins" sequel that begins production early next year at Warner Bros.

Stuber and Parent took on the project as they kicked off their Stuber/Parent banner at U, where the film has become a high priority. Director and scribes are experienced in paranoid fare. Nolan directed the thrillers "Memento" and "Insomnia," Janet and David Peoples wrote "Twelve Monkeys" together, and David Peoples co-wrote "Blade Runner."

Stuber is producing with Michael Mann the Peter Berg-directed "The Kingdom" while Parent is in New Zealand, prepping "Halo."


Edit: Kaytee, I've revised the title of this topic, thanks. ak
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Re: Christopher Nolan
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 12:35:PM »
Fucking dynamite!

Perfect material for Nolan, it will be a continuation of his auteurism, his theme of how memories, guilt and identity shape the Self.

Anyone here seen "The Prisoner"? It's phenomenal, groundbreaking, very influential. There's a huge cult for the show and the recent release of the DVD megaset should introduce American audiences to this great series.

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Re: Nolan's The Prisoner
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 02:01:PM »
Anything Nolan is even rumoured to be attracted to, I am ready to gobble up. Need to get meself this series now.
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Re: Nolan's The Prisoner
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006, 05:13:PM »
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"There's this whole school of thought that movies are always so great when you're 10 or 12 years old, and the reality of it is, when you're 10 or 12 years old, you've only seen 100 stories. By the time you get to be 25, you've seen 3,000. You've seen every permutation of every dramatic arc. And when somebody takes that and stands it on its head, that can be exciting." David Fincher

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Re: Nolan's The Prisoner
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 04:13:AM »
so who do you guys think Nolan will/should cast as the main character?..umm i think the main character should be a bit old? but i would really really happy if it's Daniel Craig.
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Re: Nolan's The Prisoner
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 10:01:AM »
careful - jay-t might not like it  :)
Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world, to not know why you're here. That's - that's just an awful feeling. -- Elijah Price,  Unbreakable (2000)