Screen Junkies » Imagine http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:05:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 How Ready To Rock Are Al Pacino And Dan Fogelman? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/how-ready-to-rock-are-al-pacino-and-dan-fogelman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/how-ready-to-rock-are-al-pacino-and-dan-fogelman/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 03:41:10 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215052 Pacino is close to playing an aging rock star in writer Fogelman's 'Imagine', and I can imagine him destroying some instruments.

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I would like to say “hello” to Al Pacino‘s little friend, assuming that friend is now a double neck guitar.

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Pacino is close to playing an aging rock star, which I think could be an amazing fit for the eccentric actor. I can see him getting a big kick out of smashing expensive musical instruments in a crazy rage. He’s currently circling the lead in Imagine, about an old rocker who uncovers a lost letter to him from John Lennon, prompting him to turn his life around. Man, I could use a lost letter from John Lennon right now. I had the worst day.

Imagine comes from the pen of screenwriter Dan Fogelman (Tangled), who’ll make his directing debut with this project. Fogelman is currently on fire, in the NBA Jam sense. He wrote July’s Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell, who dropped out of Imagine due to scheduling conflicts. He also wrote the upcoming My Mother’s Curse starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. (LA Times)

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Writer-Turned-Director Dan Fogelman Offered $3 Million For Steve Carell’s ‘Imagine’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/writer-turned-director-dan-fogelman-offered-3-million-for-steve-carells-imagine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/writer-turned-director-dan-fogelman-offered-3-million-for-steve-carells-imagine/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:50:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7259 Screenwriter Dan Fogelman is getting paid out the wazoo for his directorial debut... even though he wrote Fred Claus.

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Screenwriter Dan Fogelman is getting paid out the wazoo for his directorial debut… even though he wrote Fred Claus. He’s signed on to direct Steve Carell from his own script in Imagine. Between his writing fee and his directing fee, he’s looking to take home at least $2 million. And that’s just on spec. If the film actually gets made, he’ll net $3 million. Which sounds like a dream gig. If Warner Bros. is paying people for having ideas, then sign me up. I have ideas ALL THE TIME. Just trust me on that.

Whereas my ideas usually earn me nothing more than the request that I stop distracting the bus driver, Fogelman had the idea to write a film about an aged rock star who discovers he’s Steve Carell’s dad via a recently-recovered letter from John Lennon. Sure, I could sit here and comment on this plot or monster payday, but that would require thought, and the going-rate for thought nowadays is $2 million. Since that’s unlikely to happen, I’m handing the reins over to Deadline commentor “Steve Jobs.” Take it away, Steve!

“Dan is good in film writing no wonder he will soon get what worth his job is. I like Steve Carell from the moment I saw him in one movie where he plays the role of a newscaster opposite Jim Carey. He did his comedy acts so well.”

Hear, hear.

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