Refn talks Jekyll

There are 24 comments on the Filmstalker story from Sep 23, 2009, titled Refn talks Jekyll. In it, Filmstalker reports that:

I do think that the choice of Keanu Reeves to play the legendary Doctor Jekyll from the Jekyll and Hyde stories in Nicolas Winding Refn's new film is a bit of a stretch, and it does feel more like a studio requirement than anything, but speaking about the casting Refn sounds rather more positive.

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LucaM

Marghita, Romania

#1 Sep 23, 2009
another journalist who just knows what's high on director Refn's list.

*rolls eyes*

just trust the director, ok ? I guess he knows what he's doing.

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#2 Sep 23, 2009
For some reason the Topix link isn't working. Either above or on the side. Rats.

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#3 Sep 23, 2009
Okay, I got it to work.

Hrumph... if they had chosen to film the movie in England, then the whole "thing" would've been about accents and how "wrong" Keanu would've been for the part.

I like that they're making it modern day. The BBC version is the BBC version (which, I may add, has been done over and over again). This is a different movie, and it looks like a different time, but the premiss is the same. Also, it's nice to keep the American funding in their own country and to help stoke the economic momentum in their own economy and not abroad.

Keanu does evil so well. I bet he has a little demon in him he keeps in check that is just dying to get out and play. Hard being the colour black in a box of rainbow coloured crayons. You don't get to go out and play very often.:0)
helen

Australia

#4 Sep 23, 2009
Keanu has already made a movie called THE WATCHER sounds pretty much the same expect for a few minor changes ? Played in modern day america ?

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#5 Sep 23, 2009
helen wrote:
Keanu has already made a movie called THE WATCHER sounds pretty much the same expect for a few minor changes ? Played in modern day america ?
He played a serial killer in the Watcher, yes, but it was a bit part and he wasn't a Jekyll/Hyde character.
Seer

Russell Springs, KY

#6 Sep 23, 2009
And the whole thing here is going to be the two in one aspect :) That is what I'm really interested in seeing K do - clue, watch his eyes and body language, it will happen there and won't be anything like over the top I'll bet ;)
LucaM

Oradea, Romania

#7 Sep 24, 2009
Andromeda-1 wrote:
Hard being the colour black in a box of rainbow coloured crayons. You don't get to go out and play very often.:0)
oh, that's so well said...

Unleash the black !!!:D
LucaM

Oradea, Romania

#8 Sep 24, 2009
... does anyone see a chess parallel here ? Black vs. white...

nevermind me, I'm sleep deprived.

“Keanu Rocks”

Since: Sep 08

Southampton

#9 Sep 24, 2009
lol, i am excited, grew up on this book, yay!! a snail could play the part and I would be excited, but ke is a bonus. Bringing it up to date is great, but it is a shame it is not based in England, if modern the accent does not matter, but the streets are unique especialy in london, there are many obscure allys and small streets.

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#10 Sep 24, 2009
LucaM wrote:
... does anyone see a chess parallel here ? Black vs. white...
nevermind me, I'm sleep deprived.
LOL yes, I see it now that you've pointed it out. Obviously you're better than me on no sleep versus some sleep.

Luca, your English is very good. Are you an ex-pat living in Romania or just a really good linguist?:0)

You can tell me MYOB.:0)

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#11 Sep 24, 2009
bungeegee wrote:
lol, i am excited, grew up on this book, yay!! a snail could play the part and I would be excited, but ke is a bonus. Bringing it up to date is great, but it is a shame it is not based in England, if modern the accent does not matter, but the streets are unique especialy in london, there are many obscure allys and small streets.
I will concede that England would be the better back drop. But if it's an adaption (modern day) then they might as well go all the way with the suspended disbelief and make it a five coupon ride.
LucaM

Marghita, Romania

#12 Sep 24, 2009
Andromeda-1 wrote:
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Luca, your English is very good. Are you an ex-pat living in Romania or just a really good linguist?:0)
gee, thanks !:D

Romanian born and bred ;) not even a linguist, this honor goes to my sister. I just have a good ear for languages, and had an unconventional English teacher who made me read more than the textbook.
thing is, my vocabulary is a bit mixed, as I've borrowed terms from all the song lyrics I've listened to, movies I've seen, books I've read...
You can tell what I'm currently reading based on the colloquialisms I'm using. my Pratchett phase was the worst so far ;):D

feel free to point out any language mistakes, I'm willing to improve !

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#13 Sep 24, 2009
LucaM wrote:
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feel free to point out any language mistakes, I'm willing to improve !
Umm, I'm the last person you want to have correct your English. I was born "an Anglophone" (at my francophone father's insistence), learned French and there went my English! haha!!

“Keanu Rocks”

Since: Sep 08

Southampton

#14 Sep 25, 2009
my Pratchett phase was the worst so far ;):D

I love pratchett, I met him once when I worked in a book shop, he patted me on the head coz I was the only one shoter them him lol, he is brillient.
LucaM

Oradea, Romania

#15 Sep 25, 2009
you lucky thing...:D

yes, he is brilliant. ;)

Since: Jul 09

Littlehampton, UK

#16 Sep 25, 2009
Seer wrote:
And the whole thing here is going to be the two in one aspect :) That is what I'm really interested in seeing K do - clue, watch his eyes and body language, it will happen there and won't be anything like over the top I'll bet ;)
Ya, I agree with you Seer.

You know, I remember one day when my dad was in very good mood, I started asking him about actors he likes and I mentioned Keanu. He said to me that Keanu Reeves is a good actor, just not everyone’s cuppa tea, especially when it comes to heterosexual male.

He said he can understand why women like Keanu, because he’s a very good looking man. He said some of Keanu’s films he has seen actually are very good and some can be quite wooden. Overall he gave Keanu 8 out 10. Not bad right? Especially coming from a straight man! LOL
Seer

Russell Springs, KY

#17 Sep 28, 2009
Your dad's a rarity indeed :). He falls into that very thin slice of the pie that neither loves nor hates K, that's pretty cool.
simplyjane

Alameda, CA

#18 Sep 28, 2009
Daddy-s Girl wrote:
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Ya, I agree with you Seer.
You know, I remember one day when my dad was in very good mood, I started asking him about actors he likes and I mentioned Keanu. He said to me that Keanu Reeves is a good actor, just not everyone’s cuppa tea, especially when it comes to heterosexual male.
He said he can understand why women like Keanu, because he’s a very good looking man. He said some of Keanu’s films he has seen actually are very good and some can be quite wooden. Overall he gave Keanu 8 out 10. Not bad right? Especially coming from a straight man! LOL
I've been following this forum from time to time and I have read many of your posts. I think you are one of the lucky few that actually gets along with their folks. Good for you!

Back to KR - I can't imagine in Jekyll and Hyde. I've only watched him in romantic comedies, sci-fi, or action movies. The one thing all these movies have in common is that is he is always the good guy. I can't imagine him as scary or monster like. This will be a movie I've got to see.
LucaM

Marghita, Romania

#19 Sep 28, 2009
The Watcher - David Allen Griffin. Creepy character, but poorly written, imo.

The Gift - Donnie *****... Barksdale ;) quite an unexpected treat, that performance was.

personally, I liked his Don John as well. But probably because I couldn't take Brannagh's pastoral seriously.

but this Jekyll and Hyde project... could be something else. And the 'monster' doesn't necessarily have to be 'conventional' ;)

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#20 Sep 28, 2009
simplyjane wrote:
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I've been following this forum from time to time and I have read many of your posts. I think you are one of the lucky few that actually gets along with their folks. Good for you!
Back to KR - I can't imagine in Jekyll and Hyde. I've only watched him in romantic comedies, sci-fi, or action movies. The one thing all these movies have in common is that is he is always the good guy. I can't imagine him as scary or monster like. This will be a movie I've got to see.
I doubt you will be disappointed. I love evil Keanu. LOLOL... he's so subtle and, well, so deliciously bad. I'm giggling gleefully at the mere thought.

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