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Hughes do apocalypse

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Whatever happened to the Hughes brothers? As both a twin and an aspiring creator of film myself, I’ve always looked up to these two, especially because I understand the struggle to create with someone you’re constantly competing with (if they didn't compete, that'd be even more impressive). The last time I saw the directors of MENACE II SOCIETY and FROM HELL (their last effort), they were getting punked off by Tupac Shakur in his documentary RESURRECTION.

But now comes word from Variety that Joel Silver has tapped the directors to helm the post-apocalyptic thriller BOOK OF ELI for Warner Bros. The story centers around “a lone hero who fights his way across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America. He's the protector of a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.”

Whenever the words ‘post’ and ‘apocalyptic’ show up beside each other, I’m automatically intrigued. There are so many pre-apocalyptic movies out there that they’re kind of getting tiring, you know? But seriously, the brothers Hughes have demonstrated their chops before, as MENACE II SOCIETY is one of the top films of the 90s, so any time they’re involved in a project we must give them the benefit of the doubt.

Extra Tidbit: The brothers are apparently developing a big screen version of KUNG FU.
Source: Variety

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6:52AM on 05/22/2007

Yeah I was wondering where they'd been

What have they been doing to pay the bills? I wasn't the biggest fan of From Hell although it had it's moments, but Menace II Society was fuckin' awesome.
What have they been doing to pay the bills? I wasn't the biggest fan of From Hell although it had it's moments, but Menace II Society was fuckin' awesome.
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11:17AM on 05/22/2007

Sounds Cool

This movie sounds promising. Personally, I think Dead Presidents was the Hughes' brothers best film. It was ridiculously violent and had an awesome musical score by Danny Elfman. The soundtrack(s) kicked all kinds of ass too!

Menace II Society is a joke though. The acting is terrible and it's just a poorly made film. For comedy purposes, it's a great time. I laugh uncontrollably when Society is on tv.
This movie sounds promising. Personally, I think Dead Presidents was the Hughes' brothers best film. It was ridiculously violent and had an awesome musical score by Danny Elfman. The soundtrack(s) kicked all kinds of ass too!

Menace II Society is a joke though. The acting is terrible and it's just a poorly made film. For comedy purposes, it's a great time. I laugh uncontrollably when Society is on tv.
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7:02PM on 05/22/2007

to hell with Menacing presidents

yeah, from hell was a little weak but menace to society is pretty classic. that O-Dog character alone is worth the price of admission. "I feel sorry for your mother" never sounded so ominous. and who can forget "they smoked your cousin!". dingostyle doesnt get it. maybe he's too far from the source material. which probably isnt such a bad thing.
yeah, from hell was a little weak but menace to society is pretty classic. that O-Dog character alone is worth the price of admission. "I feel sorry for your mother" never sounded so ominous. and who can forget "they smoked your cousin!". dingostyle doesnt get it. maybe he's too far from the source material. which probably isnt such a bad thing.
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