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Conversations with Vincent
But something he must tackle before starting a new feature (probably The Man with the X-Ray Eyes remake) is finally finishing off his long-stalled documentary on the late, great Horror legend, and star of Edward Scissorhands, Vincent Price.
He said Its called Conversations with Vincent and is basically us chatting informally about his career. Actually, its more him talking, and me nodding my head in adoration! He was in a melancholy mood when we filmed it because his wife, actress Coral Browne, had only just died, and he didnt survive for very much longer himself. The problem has been acquiring the rights to the film clips and that difficulty led me to shelve it. But I must look at it again and reassess what I can do because its the last footage ever of Vincent Price and I know that his fans would love to see it.
Blair Witch Franchise
Blair Witch 2 will be produced as a sequel directed by award-winning documentary film-maker Joe Berlinger, whose credits include Brothers Keeper and Outrageous Taxi Stories. Berlinger won the assignment after a development process which was basically a combination of several commissioned scripts, out of which Artisan and the films producers picked the one they liked best. Production will begin this month with a planned release around Halloween.
Blair Witch 3 will be developed as a prequel written, produced and directed by the original Blair Witch team of Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick. It will begin shooting next winter for a summer 2001 release. Both instalments will be made for less than $10 million, a modest sum by Hollywood standards but far more than the $40,000 it cost to make the original picture. In keeping with the franchise, well keep that sense of reality and add a little more meat to the bone, said Artisan President Amir Malin.
More Gods, More Monsters
Condon will write and direct the wrap-around segments and be supervising the entire production with Barker. Barkers own next solo directing assignment looks likely to be American Horror for New Line Cinema but he has two more books to deliver before he begins work on that one a new Books of Blood collection. Barker also has a movie deal with Universal Pictures to develop three different Edgar Allan Poe tales in the vein of his short story The New Murders in the Rue Morgue.Feature © Visual Imagination Ltd 2000. Not for reproduction