Sahara

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  1. Chad Ferguson

    Chad Ferguson Supporting Actor

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    Just curious if anyone knew much about this film. First of all, when is it being released? I've heard both Winter and Summer of this year.
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  2. ChrisMatson

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    IMDB is your friend:
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0318649/releaseinfo

    Australia: 25 November 2004
    France: 8 December 2004
    UK: 10 December 2004
    Belgium: 22 December 2004



    I had not heard about this movie before--it sounds awful.
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    On the other hand, you can go buy a dvd of the Humphrey Bogart film Sahara (1943) which is a very good film. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chad Ferguson

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    Ya, I read the imdb listing, but also dark horizons just posted paramounts summer movies previews with it in it. That's why I'm asking.
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  5. Jonathan White

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    Hasn't the production hit some problems? I heard that they filmed the intro, which is always set in the past and sets up the story in the present and that was it. Clive Cussler had problems with it and this brought production to a halt. Apparently they changed his story too much and he pulled the plug. Sorry don't have any links.
     
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    Bogart for sure [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin Grey

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    I've been waiting for an adaptation of one of Clive Cussler's books for a long time (Raise the Titanic doesn't count). I don't read them anymore since the books have become a bit too formulaic but they should make great summer blockbuster fare. That said, I was a lot more interested in this movie when it was being directed by Rob Bowman. I'm not really familiar with the new director, Breck Eisner.
     
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    George beat me to it....
     
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    They sure have. I read Atlantis Found a few months ago and kept thinking it felt like I was reading a summer action movie--paper thin characters, big action set pieces, etc. Not good.

    Cussler had been saying for years that Hollywood wouldn't do justice to his Pitt books.
     
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    That was the one that killed it for me too. Cussler's unique blend of maritime history and modern day threats makes for a wonderful combination. The characters are fine for the first several novels that you read-clearly drawn, witty, and a lot of fun. Its just after a while and you realize that he's using the same jokes, same action scenes, and the same plotlines that it becomes so boring. I don't know how many times I could read descriptions of Sandecker's bantam chest, Giordano's swarthy nature, or Pitt's piercing blue eyes with a hint of cruelty....
     
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    Kevin, how could you! Everyone knows Pitt's eyes are opaline green. [​IMG]
     
  13. Eman_Ramos

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    William H. Macy's in it? Sandecker!

    I have bad feelings about this movie. Mostly due to the creative differences between Cussler and the writers, as well as questionable casting.

    I mean c'mon. Steve Zahn as Giordino?!

    For the record, Cussler's books are a guilty pleasure of mine. Yes, they're formulaic, but they're fun stuff.
     
  14. ChrisMatson

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    Is this how any of you all thought Dirk Pitt would look on screen... if you ask me, Richard Jordon was closer than this:

    From Aint it Cool
     
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    Absolutely.

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  17. Brent Bridgeman

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    Yeah, I can't see Pitt being "scruffy" and long-haired like that unless he was in some sort of disguise. Looks like he might be a surfer dude instead of a classic car collector. Plus, I don't see Pitt giving a snarl like that. A sardonic leer or a sarcastic smirk, yes, but a sneer?

    I think Burt Lancaster in his prime would have made a great Dirk Pitt. Originally, I thought that McConnnannnahay (I just don't know how to spell it, so I try to make it funny) would too, but after seeing those pictures, I'm not so sure.
     
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    Release Date has been set

    It's being pushed back to March 2005. I dunno. Doesn't look like a good sign. As an Cussler fanatic, I hope it's not too big of a dud...
     
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    Release Date has been set

    It's being pushed back to March 2005. I dunno. Doesn't look like a good sign. As an Cussler fanatic, I hope it's not too big of a dud...
     

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