Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Bronze Horseman FILM

Sit.  DOWN.  No seriously...you may need to LIE DOWN for this.

Paullina announced today that the Bronze Horseman FILM is going into pre-production by the end of the year!!!!

I am SPEECHLESS!

Apparently ITA Productions is using her script (THANK GOD) and she now has the tedious task of revising it so it will fit into the production company's desired timeframe.  That means cutting scenes, y'all.  But don't be scared.  PAULLINA is doing it...so you know it will get done with conviction by the person who knows the story and characters best.

Last year I had the outstanding opportunity to help revise a script as well as be involved with casting and finally watch the film I worked on come to life on screen.  Let me tell you, it is a daunting task and Paullina has her work cut out for her.  There can be a lot of heartache involved when you have to cut certain scenes, but it has to be done in order to meet running time expectations.  And the casting struggle of who's right for the part vs who's available vs who's interested is a constant source of stress for months.  And you think about all of this 24/7 while trying to live your "regular" life in the pickup line at school and in the checkout line at Shoprite, a la Larissa Stark !  ;)

Bottom line...none of this is going to be easy for Paullina.  Unbelievably rewarding, yes.  But easy?  No way.  So let's all remember to be KIND to her from here on out regarding casting...and what scenes end up on the cutting room floor.

That said, let's discuss, discuss, discuss!


13 comments:

  1. I saw her post and I can not wait. This is one movie I would go see at midnight the day it comes out. I wonder who will play Shura.

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    1. LOL Jen! You are like me. I'm always like "No way would I go to a film at Midnight; I'll fall asleep!" But this one? Hmmmm....

      And PLEASE let someone awesome play Tatiana, too. We all have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.

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  2. I just saw a fan made trailer (that I think was posted by you a while ago), and thought "yes, yes, yes!" As hesitant as I am about Outlander being made into a series, I feel quite the opposite about The Bronze Horseman. I think it would be perfect for a movie. Carol, you have the script revising experience... you should put in a word to Paullina about helping out with the screenplay. Fo' sho'!

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    1. LOL Jen - you have way too much confidence in me and I thank you for it! ;) And I WISHHHHH. Can you imagine? WHAT a fantastic job. That would be worth staying up til all hours for...believe me.

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  3. OMG!!! I'm totally freaking out over here!!! That's awesome!!! I know the original deal fell through because they wouldn't use her script right?? Holy crap!! This is so exciting!

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    1. Loving your blog, I needed a T&A fix after finishing this series. I'm a little disappointed that this isn't being given the attention it deserves in the form of a mini series, but I'll take a movie. Alex Pettyfer is Alexander to the core. I saw someone suggest Juno Temple as Tatiana, I think Chloe Moretz could pull off the look of Tatiana, either that or an unknown.

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  5. I think Emilie de Raven would make a really good Tania as well.

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  6. The best news ever!

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  7. any news updates regarding the film?

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    1. No...but I will update as soon as I have any info! :)

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