Clooney nabs "Scanner"
Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney are at it again. This time they've acquired the rights to the Philip K. Dick (MINORITY REPORT) novel SCANNER DARKLY with intentions of turning it into an animated film. The film is reportedly somewhat of an auto-biography of Dick's own demise to drugs, as it tells the tale of a man so gripped by his drug abuse, he splits into two personalities and can no longer recognize himself. (I'm thinking I should give up trying to explain Dick novels in one sentence. It's impossible.) Leonardo DiCaprio had once been attached to star in the film with Chris Cunningham (who's previous work includes creepy music videos for Aphex Twin) directing. Those plans dissolved and the Soderbergh/Clooney connection worked quickly to snatch the project. The pair are leaning towards animating the film but no decision on whether it will be CGI or traditionally animated.