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Seth Gordon to helm romantic comedy Ground Control to Major Tom

Apr. 20, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Seth Gordon has done various directing work in his career. From helming episodes of PARKS AND RECREATION and COMMUNITY to the documentary KING OF KONG to big directorial efforts like HORRIBLE BOSSES, Gordon is working his way up the ladder.

Gordon is attached to an interesting project inspired by David Bowie's song "Space Oddity". Disney has acquired the romantic comedy spec script from screenwriter Jason Micallef (BUTTER). The plot is being held up tight wraps so there are no signs as to how the song will connect with the film.

Bowie wrote "Space Oddity" after seeing 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Apparently he was quite high when he wrote it. Best time to write songs about space, I suppose. The song doesn't have too many varied meanings, but several people have come up with their own theories. I take it straight forward: Major Tom goes into space to only lose touch with Earth. It's a beautiful song, but fairly dark.

Enjoy Bowie performing "Space Oddity" below:

Extra Tidbit: The very sad children's book version of Space Oddity.
Source: Deadline

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2:57PM on 04/21/2012
Sounds like one of those ambitious projects that will go into [link] hell for six months, then maybe we'll get a news blip that Gordon has moved on and the studio is shuffling the project.
Sounds like one of those ambitious projects that will go into [link] hell for six months, then maybe we'll get a news blip that Gordon has moved on and the studio is shuffling the project.
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8:59PM on 04/20/2012
I don't understand how that guy went from making a great documentary (King of Kong) and then go on and direct boring and generic comedies (Four Christmas). Horrible Bosses was alright, but still nothing memorable.
I don't understand how that guy went from making a great documentary (King of Kong) and then go on and direct boring and generic comedies (Four Christmas). Horrible Bosses was alright, but still nothing memorable.
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3:01PM on 04/21/2012
Money- Why did David Gordon Green go from making challenging, thoughtful independents like George Washington, All the Real Girls and Undertow to studio comedies like Pineapple Express, Your Highness and the Sitter? Because there's more money in it, that's why.
Money- Why did David Gordon Green go from making challenging, thoughtful independents like George Washington, All the Real Girls and Undertow to studio comedies like Pineapple Express, Your Highness and the Sitter? Because there's more money in it, that's why.