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Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra in 3D -- from James Cameron?

10.14.2010

Filmmaker James Cameron is known for strong female characters. Cleopatra is considered one of the greatest women in history. Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood's few marquee actresses. Match made in box office heaven? We'll see!

For a few months, Angelina Jolie has been interested in portraying the legendary Queen of the Nile in a new film (the actress supposedly has a "lifelong fascination" with Cleopatra). And now she, producer Scott Rudin and Sony have a script from Brian Helgeland (A KNIGHT'S TALE, ROBIN HOOD) that is reportedly a "brilliant script deserving of epic treatment", and they want Cameron to deliver it.

The 3D PG-13 movie will be adapted in part from writer Stacy Schiff's recent biography "Cleopatra: A Life", and will obviously focus on the Egyptian pharaoh, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and her leadership and resistance to Roman imperialism. Previously, Cleopatra was perhaps most famously depicted by Elizabeth Taylor in the notoriously expensive 1963 saga.

It remains to be seen if Cameron will commit -- he's also developing the AVATAR sequel and producing projects like Guillermo del Toro's anticipated AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS.

Extra Tidbit: Steven Soderbergh was planning a 3D rock-and-roll musical about the historical figure, but no go.
Source: Deadline

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4:05PM on 10/17/2010

Um...what?

I was stoked about this project at first. Jolie as Cleopatra seems perfect and Cameron directing is just fine. But 3D is beyond pointless and cancels out the initial warm fuzzies. DAMNIT!
I was stoked about this project at first. Jolie as Cleopatra seems perfect and Cameron directing is just fine. But 3D is beyond pointless and cancels out the initial warm fuzzies. DAMNIT!
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3:27PM on 10/15/2010

I was really hoping this would be a Clone High adaptation

but, alas...
but, alas...
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11:56AM on 10/15/2010
I might like it. I doubt Cameron would to this. After "Rome" though, I feel like PG-13 might cheapen the story.
I might like it. I doubt Cameron would to this. After "Rome" though, I feel like PG-13 might cheapen the story.
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10:33AM on 10/15/2010
Sounds like a bad idea.
Sounds like a bad idea.
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8:46AM on 10/15/2010

Yay!

I wonder if Angelina can pull off a foreign accent? Trying something new I see!
I wonder if Angelina can pull off a foreign accent? Trying something new I see!
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8:41AM on 10/15/2010
Ugh stop the oversaturation with Jolie in every movie already. She annoys me.
I'd rather see a "Cleopatra Jones" movie anyway.
And Cameron should put more time in a good script rather than making money with his 3D Bullshit.
Ugh stop the oversaturation with Jolie in every movie already. She annoys me.
I'd rather see a "Cleopatra Jones" movie anyway.
And Cameron should put more time in a good script rather than making money with his 3D Bullshit.
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6:32AM on 10/15/2010
...because she was so amazing at playing Foreign-Speaky Queen No.1 in 'Alexander'?
...because she was so amazing at playing Foreign-Speaky Queen No.1 in 'Alexander'?
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5:24AM on 10/15/2010

Hold the 3D

BTW this one will bomb just like the Liz Taylor epic flop
BTW this one will bomb just like the Liz Taylor epic flop
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4:58AM on 10/15/2010
I'm up for anything by Cameron. But I'm hoping his next is Battle Angel Alita.
I'm up for anything by Cameron. But I'm hoping his next is Battle Angel Alita.
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3:53AM on 10/15/2010
Immediate pass. I don't have a problem with James Cameron directing Angelina Jolie in a Cleopatra movie, but for christ's sake Hollywood, lose the 3D already! Even the general public is getting tired of it. Go to any movie theater on a Friday night and listen to all the groans in the audience when that bigass "in 3D!" is smeared across the end of every trailer.
Immediate pass. I don't have a problem with James Cameron directing Angelina Jolie in a Cleopatra movie, but for christ's sake Hollywood, lose the 3D already! Even the general public is getting tired of it. Go to any movie theater on a Friday night and listen to all the groans in the audience when that bigass "in 3D!" is smeared across the end of every trailer.
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3:29AM on 10/15/2010
There is no fucking way you can sit there and say that 3D haters are in the minority when people prefer the 2D over the 3D any day of the week. Not to mention 3D tv sales are fucking atrocious and are being labeled a bust already.
There is no fucking way you can sit there and say that 3D haters are in the minority when people prefer the 2D over the 3D any day of the week. Not to mention 3D tv sales are fucking atrocious and are being labeled a bust already.
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1:26AM on 10/15/2010
Sounds really quite crappy with a side of shit. No thank you.
Sounds really quite crappy with a side of shit. No thank you.
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12:41AM on 10/15/2010

Spoiler Alert!

A snake kills her at the end.
A snake kills her at the end.
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12:26AM on 10/15/2010
I'm so fucking sick of these dumbass 3D, and James Cameron haters. you guys are in the fucking minority. face it.

This sounds amazing.
A big epic by James Cameron is something I could get behind. You just know it would be fucking outstanding, especially considering the script is supposedly great (since the only REAL negative thing anyone can say about Cameron is his writing, since he is CLEARLY an OUTSTANDING director).

I would rather see Battle Angel but this could be fucking great.
I'm so fucking sick of these dumbass 3D, and James Cameron haters. you guys are in the fucking minority. face it.

This sounds amazing.
A big epic by James Cameron is something I could get behind. You just know it would be fucking outstanding, especially considering the script is supposedly great (since the only REAL negative thing anyone can say about Cameron is his writing, since he is CLEARLY an OUTSTANDING director).

I would rather see Battle Angel but this could be fucking great. Cleopatra is endlessly interesting.
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12:06AM on 10/15/2010
There no reason why I wouldn't see this. But WTF JoBlo: There is NOTHING in this article that connects Cameron to this project at all aside from the fact he likes 'strong female charactors'
At this stage this is just pure gossip, this could be entirely made up. Lame.
The guy who cleans my pool said Cameron is doing Aliens vs Predator 3 next anyway.
There no reason why I wouldn't see this. But WTF JoBlo: There is NOTHING in this article that connects Cameron to this project at all aside from the fact he likes 'strong female charactors'
At this stage this is just pure gossip, this could be entirely made up. Lame.
The guy who cleans my pool said Cameron is doing Aliens vs Predator 3 next anyway.
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8:01AM on 10/15/2010
You're retarded, right?
You're retarded, right?
10:18PM on 10/14/2010

That's enough, James Cameron

Is there really a good reason that this should be in 3D? Cameron is a good director (even though I hated Avatar) and I'm sure this will be a fine movie, but let's chill out with the 3D stuff, okay?
Is there really a good reason that this should be in 3D? Cameron is a good director (even though I hated Avatar) and I'm sure this will be a fine movie, but let's chill out with the 3D stuff, okay?
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12:27AM on 10/15/2010
its here to stay moron. all the big directors are making dramas in 3D right now
its here to stay moron. all the big directors are making dramas in 3D right now
12:41AM on 10/15/2010
Did you really have to call him a moron? He was just stating his opinion.
Did you really have to call him a moron? He was just stating his opinion.
10:10PM on 10/14/2010

I'm done

Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra is fine with me. But Cleopatra in 3D? Does anybody else see this as dumb. What the Hell happens in Cleopatra's life that deserves 3D. Wow hollywood....wow. I am ashamed to be living in a time of 3D movies. Next thing you know it we are going to see the remake of The Ten Commandments in 3D. I can't wait until this 3D shit is over. I don't want to put glasses on to watch a movie. I want to sit down with my popcorn, Twizzlers and water and watch a movie the way movies
Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra is fine with me. But Cleopatra in 3D? Does anybody else see this as dumb. What the Hell happens in Cleopatra's life that deserves 3D. Wow hollywood....wow. I am ashamed to be living in a time of 3D movies. Next thing you know it we are going to see the remake of The Ten Commandments in 3D. I can't wait until this 3D shit is over. I don't want to put glasses on to watch a movie. I want to sit down with my popcorn, Twizzlers and water and watch a movie the way movies are suppose to be watched 2D!!!!!
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9:37PM on 10/14/2010

NO!

Like the idea of Jolie as Cleopatra just fine, but Cameron and his 3D can go somewhere.
Like the idea of Jolie as Cleopatra just fine, but Cameron and his 3D can go somewhere.
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