Exclusive: Screenwriter Alex Tse talks ILLUSTRATED MAN and FRANKIE MACHINE
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Written by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Yesterday I spoke with “Watchmen” screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse for about 20 minutes. Since the interview is huge and covers a lot of ground, I’ve decided to take out a few selected moments and post them right now, and I’ll post the entire interview sometime closer to the release date of “Watchmen”. Trust me, it’s a fantastic interview and really interesting…especially if you’re a “Watchmen” fan and curious what went on behind the scenes.
But let’s get to the reason you’re here.
While talking with Alex Tse yesterday, he gave me a few updates on “Illustrated Man” and “Frankie Machine” that I thought you’d like to hear about.
For fans of director Michael Mann, Alex says he’s working on “Frankie Machine” right now with Michael while he’s editing “Public Enemies”. When a director is working that hard on a script, it obviously means it’s a priority.
And for fans of Zack Snyder and “Illustrated Man”, Alex says it’s still unsure if Zack will be directing the entire movie or just one of the 6 parts. But Alex did say the movie is being offered to potential cast right now…which could mean this is on the fast track to getting made. He also told me 3 of the 6 stories that are going to be in the movie and they’re the Illustrated Man story (obviously), the Veldt, and the Concrete Mixer!
If you’re a fan of Ray Bradbury, this is very cool news. And for those who haven’t heard of “Illustrated Man”, here’s the Wikipedia link.
Again, look for the full interview soon.
- Illustrated Man and Frankie Machine updates
- Says he’s finished his work on it for now and that they’re currently making offers to cast.
- Still unsure if Zack is directing the entire thing or just a part of it
- Explains what it is about
- Frankie Machine talk – says he’s been working with Michael Mann as he’s been editing Public Enemies
- Back to Illustrated Man – I ask how did he pick the 6 stories for this remake
- Says they want to do Illustrated Man story, the Veldt, and he really wanted to put in the Concrete Mixer and they let him
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