Friday, August 17, 2007
CD in Play: Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
If you were unfortunate enough, like me, to have seen Transformers then you also saw the teaser for the heavily obfuscated J.J. Abrams picture currently known as as Cloverfield. It looks to be a Godzilla type monster movie and one of the rumours states that there be three monsters in the film: Bohemoth, Leviathan and Ziz of Jewish lore. That is just one of the rumours, (although its largely Jewish cast makes me fairly open to the Monsters of Jewish lore rumour. Besides, it would be very cool) others state it is a remake of Voltron, others state that it was a remake of Godzilla and yet another said it was about an alien parasite. Those particular rumours have all been squashed. (except the three Jewish monsters one)
Paramount is using a viral marketing, or word-of-mouth, campaign to stimulate buzz. I have chosen to participate in the campaign by posting this item on my blog, thus getting others to possibly discuss the film as well and spread the word. Peter Chattaway also participated in the viral campaign by posting up about the Jewish monsters rumour.
The teaser tells us nothing about the film, not even its title. Paramount is keeping Mum and there have been no real reliable leaks from on set. I like the poster and I like the Jewish monsters idea, hopefully the film does not suck.
Speaking of Viruses...
I am sitting it the SFU library in Surrey and am surrounded by the cast and crew of the made for TV remake of The Andromeda Strain. Based on the book by Michael Crichton, it was first filmed in 1971. The remake starts Ricky Schroder, Christa Miller and the main guy from Will and Grace. The library is full of medical equipment and one crew member casting me suspicious glances as I sit here and type.
Will it be good? No idea, it is for A&E. (but I did stand behind the director for a bit and watched the dailys - privilege of position, or Mikael Salomon is just a nice guy) However, the cast and crew have been great and pretty unobtrusive for the most part. Have a good weekend.