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Elijah Wood to star in a thriller described as 'Speed with a piano'

05.01.2012

I can honestly say I never thought I would write that headline.

Elijah Wood will star in the indie thriller GRAND PIANO for director Eugenio Mira. The film will be produced by Adrian Guera and Rodrigo Cortes, the team behind the Ryan Reynolds 'SPEED in a coffin' movie BURIED.

The plot is described as a once-great concert pianist (Wood) who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just when he's about to play the first bar, he notices somebody has written a threatening note on his music sheet. He's now forced to play his best concert ever to save his life as well as his wife's. Think SPEED at a piano.

I liked BURIED and I think Elijah Wood is a good actor.  He is put to great use on FX's WILFRED but I have trouble taking him seriously as a family man.  The premise is so ridiculous it might work brilliantly.

Filiming will take place in Mexico and Chicago this summer.

Extra Tidbit: This opens the doorway for my SPEED with a blender, SPEED with a Gillette Mach3, and SPEED with a box of condoms screenplays. You hear me, Hollywood?

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11:24AM on 05/02/2012

Huh...

How is BURIED "SPEED in a coffin"?? What, there was a bomb and 30 something people with Ryan Reynolds inside that coffin who has to diffuse it and save those people that I was not aware of? Not every suspense film with a time restraint is another Speed, you know. About this film, this is one weird plot summary. Is there a bomb under his piano which will go off if he stops playing? That will be interesting...
How is BURIED "SPEED in a coffin"?? What, there was a bomb and 30 something people with Ryan Reynolds inside that coffin who has to diffuse it and save those people that I was not aware of? Not every suspense film with a time restraint is another Speed, you know. About this film, this is one weird plot summary. Is there a bomb under his piano which will go off if he stops playing? That will be interesting...
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10:43AM on 05/02/2012
'No No you stupid rabbit! Like this!'

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6:33AM on 05/02/2012

Hang on..

Wasn't 'Speed' originally referred to as Die Hard on a Bus??
Wasn't 'Speed' originally referred to as Die Hard on a Bus??
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2:55AM on 05/02/2012
Crank = Speed with speed.
Crank = Speed with speed.
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12:22AM on 05/02/2012
Like 'PHONE BOOTH' but with a better actor and a worse plot-bum bum bum
Like 'PHONE BOOTH' but with a better actor and a worse plot-bum bum bum
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9:46PM on 05/01/2012
Why does this remind me of the old South Park episode, "World Wide Recorder Concert"?
Why does this remind me of the old South Park episode, "World Wide Recorder Concert"?
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9:30PM on 05/01/2012
Hahaha, that's crazy. I've got one: a guy so crazy about Guitar Hero game but has lots of enemy. So one day he start the game and can't stop playing otherwise he'd be dead. It's Speed with Guitar! Haha.
Hahaha, that's crazy. I've got one: a guy so crazy about Guitar Hero game but has lots of enemy. So one day he start the game and can't stop playing otherwise he'd be dead. It's Speed with Guitar! Haha.
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9:12PM on 05/01/2012
LOL to the pitch but after a second thought it could be good if done right.
Ironic though i remember back in the 90's when SPEED was described as "DIE HARD on a bus", i wonder in 20 years their gonna be pitching movies like "GRAND PIANO with a fridge!".
LOL to the pitch but after a second thought it could be good if done right.
Ironic though i remember back in the 90's when SPEED was described as "DIE HARD on a bus", i wonder in 20 years their gonna be pitching movies like "GRAND PIANO with a fridge!".
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8:36PM on 05/01/2012
This is what pitching an idea gets us. I have no idea what to make of this, aside from it will probably have some great music in it. I like Wood, but you could seriously apply the "Speed" example to a hundred different things and wind up with something wildly divergent from that film. But it still makes for a fun headline.
This is what pitching an idea gets us. I have no idea what to make of this, aside from it will probably have some great music in it. I like Wood, but you could seriously apply the "Speed" example to a hundred different things and wind up with something wildly divergent from that film. But it still makes for a fun headline.
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7:29PM on 05/01/2012

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7:05PM on 05/01/2012
This is one of the worst sounding movie ideas I've ever heard.
This is one of the worst sounding movie ideas I've ever heard.
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6:06PM on 05/01/2012
Ha! Great headline. Can you imagine trying to pitch this idea?
Ha! Great headline. Can you imagine trying to pitch this idea?
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