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Wachowskis Invade?

Apr. 5, 2007by: Omar Aviles

Wachowski Bros. The Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig starring alien invasion thriller, conveniently titled THE INVASION, is a summer tentpole and with any self-respecting tentpole, there's a minimum number of shit required to blow up and mass audiences can check at least seventy percent of their brain at the door. Good tentpoles are sprinkled with enough artistic flare (via character development and story details) to tax just about thirty percent of one's brain. According to the folks at Collider.com, Warner Bros. took a look at an early cut of the extra-terrestrial infiltration epic and noted that there was entirely too much "talking" and entirely too much artsy fartsy crap that was threatening to tax a good fifty percent of an audience's mental capacity. Fearing immense loss of revenue, they brought in a directing duo who they knew could adequately balance commerce (i.e. shit blowing up) with art (i.e. artsy fartsy) for mass consumption - the Wachowski bros. - and they not only re-wrote two-thirds of the film but brought in their trusty directing sidekick James McTiegue to put on the finishing directing touches. So, two Wachowski films before 2008? Just maybe.

Extra Tidbit: THE INVASION was previously known as THE VISITING and ABSOLUTELY NOT A REMAKE OF INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS SO ENOUGH WITH THAT SHIT ALREADY.
Source: Collider

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12:16PM on 04/07/2007

Whatever.

The Wachowskis pissed anything they had away with the godawful Matrix sequels. I like the way that that anime picture of them tries to make them look like they aren't the fat fucks they are.
The Wachowskis pissed anything they had away with the godawful Matrix sequels. I like the way that that anime picture of them tries to make them look like they aren't the fat fucks they are.
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7:50PM on 04/06/2007
As long as they release every version of this on DVD I'm pleased.
As long as they release every version of this on DVD I'm pleased.
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5:48PM on 04/06/2007
Jesus,what a clusterfuck, and it really seemed like this was shaping up to be something half-descent too. I mean I'm sure it'll be ok anyways, this trio did pretty good with V FOR VENDETTA. Sucks for that German director. On a side note, does anyone else remember when the Wachowski brother (ANDY?) with the glasses was seriously considering getting a sex change?
Jesus,what a clusterfuck, and it really seemed like this was shaping up to be something half-descent too. I mean I'm sure it'll be ok anyways, this trio did pretty good with V FOR VENDETTA. Sucks for that German director. On a side note, does anyone else remember when the Wachowski brother (ANDY?) with the glasses was seriously considering getting a sex change?
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6:48AM on 04/06/2007

What a shame!

This was to be (tense?) the first Hollywood film by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Das Experiment, Der Untergang). Sad that it's been taken away from him, since his German films are really good (especially Untergang). I hope there is a Hirschbiegel version somewhere along the line on DVD.
This was to be (tense?) the first Hollywood film by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Das Experiment, Der Untergang). Sad that it's been taken away from him, since his German films are really good (especially Untergang). I hope there is a Hirschbiegel version somewhere along the line on DVD.
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5:03AM on 04/06/2007

Wow

That's a big deal to re-write 2/3 of a film and re-do so much material with such big actors.

But the Wachowski's can only make it better IMO. I say good idea!
That's a big deal to re-write 2/3 of a film and re-do so much material with such big actors.

But the Wachowski's can only make it better IMO. I say good idea!
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10:55PM on 04/05/2007

Oh Jesus

Guess this will be one more of these not shown to critics before release... Yawn.
Guess this will be one more of these not shown to critics before release... Yawn.
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