History Creator / RogerAvary

29th Dec '15 9:35:54 AM Doug86
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' -- Written with Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary was originally planning to direct in a very raw style, comparing his vision to Roman Polanski's ''Film/{{Macbeth}}'' and Terry Gilliam's ''Film/{{Jabberwocky}}''. Despite being a very low-budget project, nobody would fund his vision, and he was eventually coaxed into selling his script to Creator/RobertZemeckis, who subsequently hired Avary to rewrite the script. Eventually shot in a 100% CGI environment, with lots of motion capture. The whole tale of Avary's involvement is told in the published screenplay, which also included his and Neil's first draft, as well as the final shooting script.
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' -- Written with Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary was originally planning to direct in a very raw style, comparing his vision to Roman Polanski's ''Film/{{Macbeth}}'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' and Terry Gilliam's ''Film/{{Jabberwocky}}''. Despite being a very low-budget project, nobody would fund his vision, and he was eventually coaxed into selling his script to Creator/RobertZemeckis, who subsequently hired Avary to rewrite the script. Eventually shot in a 100% CGI environment, with lots of motion capture. The whole tale of Avary's involvement is told in the published screenplay, which also included his and Neil's first draft, as well as the final shooting script.
30th Nov '15 1:44:55 PM Polkaface99
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* ''Mr. Stitch'' -- The very first SciFiChannel original movie, starring Will Wheaton, Rutger Hauer, and Ron Pearlman. A reworking of the ''{{Frankenstein}}'' story, with modern technological twists. Has yet to get a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes region 1 dvd release]].
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* ''Mr. Stitch'' -- The very first SciFiChannel original movie, starring Will Wheaton, Rutger Hauer, and Ron Pearlman. A reworking of the ''{{Frankenstein}}'' ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' story, with modern technological twists. Has yet to get a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes region 1 dvd release]].
24th Sep '15 10:11:14 AM StFan
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* Hatchet Man-- Written in the mid nineties for {{John Woo}}. Roger Avary mentions the project on the {{Criterion Collection}} commentary for Woo's {{Hard Boiled}}. His enthusiasm is evident, and he talks about his great admiration of John Woo's style. Plot is unknown; the project was not a favorite of the studio and they encouraged Woo to do the more commercial ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'' instead.
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* Hatchet Man-- Written in the mid nineties for {{John Woo}}. Roger Avary mentions the project on the {{Criterion Collection}} commentary for Woo's {{Hard Boiled}}.''Film/HardBoiled''. His enthusiasm is evident, and he talks about his great admiration of John Woo's style. Plot is unknown; the project was not a favorite of the studio and they encouraged Woo to do the more commercial ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'' instead.
23rd Sep '15 8:37:45 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/SilverSurfer-- Written on spec in the late 80s. Based on ComicBook/FantasticFour numbers 48-50, but with all references to the super hero team removed. In Avary's words: "Instead of Johnny Storm traveling to the Negative Zone, it's the Surfer. Instead of {{the Punisher}} guarding the Ultimate Nullifier in the Negative Zone I had a gold-skinned surfer-like guardian. Alecia Masters has no relationship with Ben Grimm, but is still a blind sculptress through her I have the Surfer rediscovering the humanity he lost when he transformed from Norrin Radd to the herald of {{Galactus}}. Lastly, my first draft supposed that Galactus wasn't necessarily a sentient entity, but a massive and complex planet eating robot-ship that's operated by millions of creatures [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Borg]]-like (before there were Borg)." Over a decade later, Fox went with a different script for their Silver Surfer movie.
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* ComicBook/SilverSurfer-- Written on spec in the late 80s. Based on ComicBook/FantasticFour numbers 48-50, but with all references to the super hero team removed. In Avary's words: "Instead of Johnny Storm traveling to the Negative Zone, it's the Surfer. Instead of {{the Punisher}} guarding the Ultimate Nullifier in the Negative Zone I had a gold-skinned surfer-like guardian. Alecia Masters has no relationship with Ben Grimm, but is still a blind sculptress through her I have the Surfer rediscovering the humanity he lost when he transformed from Norrin Radd to the herald of {{Galactus}}.ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. Lastly, my first draft supposed that Galactus wasn't necessarily a sentient entity, but a massive and complex planet eating robot-ship that's operated by millions of creatures [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Borg]]-like (before there were Borg)." Over a decade later, Fox went with a different script for their Silver Surfer movie.
19th Sep '15 4:49:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Lunar Park}}-- Another Easton Ellis property, it's unknown if Avary is set to direct or just write, but his name has been attached to it since it was first announced. Like Glamorama, nobody wants to move forward with an Ellis movie, so it's yet to be made.
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* {{Lunar Park}}-- ''Literature/LunarPark''-- Another Easton Ellis property, it's unknown if Avary is set to direct or just write, but his name has been attached to it since it was first announced. Like Glamorama, nobody wants to move forward with an Ellis movie, so it's yet to be made.
8th Jun '15 9:44:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Phantasm's End-- A proposed fifth film in the {{Phantasm}} series. Avary, a long-time admirer of Don Coscarelli as well as a fan of the series, collaborated with him in the mid-nineties about the project. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Creator/BruceCampbell was slated to star. The budget needed was too large, so Coscarelli made Phantasm IV as a sort of prelude to this project, even including moments that were intended as set ups to this film. After the failure of Phantasm IV, the chances of funding Phantasm's End became even slimmer. Coscarelli reportedly still wanted to make the film, but after a decade of silence he instead went with a different script for what would become the fifth film, Phantasm: Ravager.
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* Phantasm's End-- A proposed fifth film in the {{Phantasm}} ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' series. Avary, a long-time admirer of Don Coscarelli as well as a fan of the series, collaborated with him in the mid-nineties about the project. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Creator/BruceCampbell was slated to star. The budget needed was too large, so Coscarelli made Phantasm IV as a sort of prelude to this project, even including moments that were intended as set ups to this film. After the failure of Phantasm IV, the chances of funding Phantasm's End became even slimmer. Coscarelli reportedly still wanted to make the film, but after a decade of silence he instead went with a different script for what would become the fifth film, Phantasm: Ravager.''Film/PhantasmVRavager''.
20th May '15 4:39:36 PM nombretomado
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Screen writer and director whose career is almost entirely overshadowed by former writing partner Creator/QuentinTarantino. Avary won an AcademyAward for his contributions to ''Film/PulpFiction'' (The Gold Watch chapter was based on an original script of his). In the final film, he's given a "story by" credit and, while this may seem minimal, it's more than he received for his contributions to ''Film/TrueRomance'' and ''Film/NaturalBornKillers''. Has directed the original film ''Film/KillingZoe'', and adapted ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' to the screen. Penned the film version of ''Film/SilentHill'' and, along with Creator/NeilGaiman, wrote the script for ''Film/{{Beowulf}}''.
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Screen writer and director whose career is almost entirely overshadowed by former writing partner Creator/QuentinTarantino. Avary won an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his contributions to ''Film/PulpFiction'' (The Gold Watch chapter was based on an original script of his). In the final film, he's given a "story by" credit and, while this may seem minimal, it's more than he received for his contributions to ''Film/TrueRomance'' and ''Film/NaturalBornKillers''. Has directed the original film ''Film/KillingZoe'', and adapted ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' to the screen. Penned the film version of ''Film/SilentHill'' and, along with Creator/NeilGaiman, wrote the script for ''Film/{{Beowulf}}''.
8th Mar '15 4:09:38 AM jormis29
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* {{Lords of Dogtown}}-- Creator/DavidFincher asked Avary to do a rewrite on his developing film about the seminal Z-Boys skateboard team. After Fincher eventually left the director's chair, Avary's draft was discarded and they went to another writer.
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* {{Lords of Dogtown}}-- ''Film/LordsOfDogtown''-- Creator/DavidFincher asked Avary to do a rewrite on his developing film about the seminal Z-Boys skateboard team. After Fincher eventually left the director's chair, Avary's draft was discarded and they went to another writer.
7th Feb '15 7:47:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Film/Domino}}-- {{Tony Scott}}, who enjoyed working with Roger on True Romance, asked him to contribute a draft of his long-in-development Domino. Eventually, Scott went with a script from {{Donnie Darko}} writer/director Richard Kelly. Scott viewed Domino Harvey as a living movie character, and said he didn't use Avary's script because it read more like a traditional biopic than the movie Domino was meant to star in. After reading Kelly's script for ''Film/SouthlandTales'', Scott was impressed enough to ask him to write a draft. Avary holds no grudge, and remained friends with Tony to his untimely death.
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* {{Film/Domino}}-- {{Tony Scott}}, Film/{{Domino}}-- Creator/TonyScott, who enjoyed working with Roger on True Romance, asked him to contribute a draft of his long-in-development Domino. Eventually, Scott went with a script from {{Donnie Darko}} writer/director Richard Kelly. Scott viewed Domino Harvey as a living movie character, and said he didn't use Avary's script because it read more like a traditional biopic than the movie Domino was meant to star in. After reading Kelly's script for ''Film/SouthlandTales'', Scott was impressed enough to ask him to write a draft. Avary holds no grudge, and remained friends with Tony to his untimely death.
27th Jan '15 1:25:46 AM ethansloan
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasmagoria:_The_Visions_of_Lewis_Carroll Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll]]
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasmagoria:_The_Visions_of_Lewis_Carroll Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll]] Carroll]] - {{Marilyn Manson}}'s long-delayed horror reimagining of {{Lewis Carroll}}'s classic [[{{AliceInWonderland}} Alice]] stories. In June 2013, Manson said Avary was going to direct, though that's all thats ever been said of his involvement. Manson and Avary are known to be friends (Avary has related a story about attending Manson's birthday party and enjoying the lactating cabaret dancers), and around November 2014, a video was accidently made public (briefly) on Avary's youtube channel, apparently part of a docu-series of the two of them on a road trip. In February 2014, Manson said the movie was finally shooting, and that he couldn't reveal who the director was. It's possible Roger Avary actually clandestinely shot this film, and it's currently in post-production. Or these are just rumors. Time will tell.
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