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James Franco wants to direct another Cormac McCarthy adaptation

09.15.2011

James Franco is a man of many projects. I have no issue with this whatsoever.

At the beginning of the year, Franco really wanted to direct an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian". There was really no update on the issue after it was initially brought up. However, at TIFF this year the question was asked if Franco was actually going to do the adaptation. This is what he said:

“We shot a 20 minute test of it (Blood Meridian) that turned out pretty well… we were gearing up to do the feature but that for various reasons is on hold, but we are going to make a movie based on his (Cormac McCarthy’s) third book Child Of God.”

So on top of doing "Blood Meridian", he also wants to do "Child of God". I don't blame him. McCarthy created some great literary material to work with.

Here's a summary of "Child of God": “Set in mountainous Servier Sounty, Tennessee Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.”

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3:32PM on 09/20/2011
Blood Meridian is on my To Read pile and if Child of God is half as good as No Country or The Road, then bring that shit on.
Blood Meridian is on my To Read pile and if Child of God is half as good as No Country or The Road, then bring that shit on.
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1:45AM on 09/17/2011
because so many people flocked to the road and the ape, i'm sure this will go over like gangbusters
because so many people flocked to the road and the ape, i'm sure this will go over like gangbusters
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3:28PM on 09/20/2011
Rise of the Apes made $391 million worldwide. No Country for Old Men made $171 million. The Road outside of being an incredible movie was screwed over by the Weinstein Company who chose to give it a limited release. So yeah, I’d say it probably would go over gang busters as a mid-range budget movie that it probably will be.
Rise of the Apes made $391 million worldwide. No Country for Old Men made $171 million. The Road outside of being an incredible movie was screwed over by the Weinstein Company who chose to give it a limited release. So yeah, I’d say it probably would go over gang busters as a mid-range budget movie that it probably will be.
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2:59AM on 09/16/2011
James Franco can do anything. One time I was passing through the campus lawn, going between classes, when James Franco descended from the sky on feathered wings, snatched me by the shoulders with his talons, and dropped me in a dumpster. I was too taken with the awesomeness of it to realize I was in a dumpster. When I got to class, the girl next to me said "What the hell happened to you?" So I said, "James Franco." She laughed until a capillary in her eye ruptured.
James Franco can do anything. One time I was passing through the campus lawn, going between classes, when James Franco descended from the sky on feathered wings, snatched me by the shoulders with his talons, and dropped me in a dumpster. I was too taken with the awesomeness of it to realize I was in a dumpster. When I got to class, the girl next to me said "What the hell happened to you?" So I said, "James Franco." She laughed until a capillary in her eye ruptured.
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5:48AM on 09/16/2011
If I could give you a thousand green thumbs for that story... I so would.
If I could give you a thousand green thumbs for that story... I so would.
11:25PM on 09/15/2011

FUCKING GREAT

Child of God is my favorite McCarthy story right next to Blood
Child of God is my favorite McCarthy story right next to Blood
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8:24PM on 09/15/2011
AWEESSOMMME!!
AWEESSOMMME!!
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7:57PM on 09/15/2011
Nikki Stephens reading a Cormac McCarthy book; about as likely as someone winning the Pulitzer for a book without any punctuation. Oh, wait.
Nikki Stephens reading a Cormac McCarthy book; about as likely as someone winning the Pulitzer for a book without any punctuation. Oh, wait.
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10:52PM on 09/15/2011
Why be a douche? Niki is THE shit.
Why be a douche? Niki is THE shit.
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7:47PM on 09/15/2011
Sounds good, but Franco, and I feel in the minority, rarely brings anything to the table for me. He's capable, he's not a bad actor, but he just doesn't do much for me, but I'd be curious to see what he does behind the camera.
Sounds good, but Franco, and I feel in the minority, rarely brings anything to the table for me. He's capable, he's not a bad actor, but he just doesn't do much for me, but I'd be curious to see what he does behind the camera.
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7:09PM on 09/15/2011
I love Franco. But Blood Meridian simply cannot translate to the screen. There's just no way. No Country is a great film, but it's also easily McCarthy's worst book. Child of God has at least the potential to tell a cinematic story, but I'm against all Franco/McCarthy films until Meridian is officially dropped.
I love Franco. But Blood Meridian simply cannot translate to the screen. There's just no way. No Country is a great film, but it's also easily McCarthy's worst book. Child of God has at least the potential to tell a cinematic story, but I'm against all Franco/McCarthy films until Meridian is officially dropped.
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