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#1

Writer Elmore Leonard has been out promoting “Mr. Paradise,” his new crime novel, and gave the San Francisco Chronicle an update on what various books of his have been optioned and by whom.



John Travolta begins filming next month on “Be Cool,” reprising his role as Chili Palmer in this sequel to “Get Shorty.” Written in 1999 by Leonard at MGM’s request, the novel shifts the action from movies to music.



Quentin Tarantino and Miramax have the rights to adapt “Killshot,” a 1989 Leonard book about a half-Indian, half-French Canadian hit man plying his trade in the Midwest.



John Malkovich’s production company Mr. Mudd plans to adapt "Freaky Deaky, " Leonard’s 1988 novel about former '60s activists in Detroit caught up in an extortion caper.



Kathy Bates is putting together a deal that would have her adapting and directing the 2000 novel “Pagan Babies,” set in Rwanda during the 1990s.



Catherine Zeta Jones plans to star in “Cuba Libre,” Leonard’s 1998 novel set in Cuba during the Spanish-American war in 1898.



Producer Tony Bill (“The Sting”) wants to direct “Swag,” Leonard’s 1976 novel, one of four featuring the Jack Ryan character introduced in “The Big Bounce.”



Don Cheadle, who co-starred in “Out of Sight,” wants to direct an adaptation of “Tishomingo Blues,” Leonard’s 2002 novel about a stunt diver who wanders into trouble in a Mississippi casino.



Paramount has optioned “Tenkiller” for Bruce Willis, based on a Leonard short story about a rodeo stunt man who returns from Hollywood to find trouble brewing on his ranch.



Veteran producer Walter Mirisch has been working with Joel and Ethan Coen to adapt “La Brava” for Universal Films, based on Leonard’s 1983 book about an Old West prison break.


#2

I’d prefer to see Inglorious Bastards and the western thing before he jumps back to the crime genre. I think he already proved his worth in those type of films. But that’s just me.


#3

www.aintitcool.com


#4

ya i can not wait for qt’s war film i would rather have him do inglorious Bastards then the elmore lenoard though killshot was a great book and i would love to see that


#5

[quote]I’d prefer to see Inglorious Bastards and the western thing before he jumps back to the crime genre. I think he already proved his worth in those type of films. But that’s just me.[/quote]


Couldn't have said it better.I'm kinda tired of QT and crime movies....

#6

[quote]www.aintitcool.com[/quote]

Ain’t it cool is so fucking gay.


#7

Bullet where did you get that picture from because for some reason i think i have seen that before


#8

What are you talking about?


#9

I think he was asking where you got your avatar from.





Pink, all you did was go to aintitcool.com and paste this stuff.


#10

Yeah the proper grammer and spelling was a dead giveaway.


#11

actually from comingsoon.net ya you can tell about about the spelling and grammer i just was to damn lazy to write my own thing about it


#12

He is only 13 years old do not blame him he has not yet taken high skewl english stopbeing meen to evaryone on the bord bullet you are skaring off all of the newbees


#13

Well if you look to the left at Mr.Pinks personal text, he spells AIN’T wrong.


#14

Ain’t ain’t really a word anyway.


#15

Neither is Anit :-/


#16

ah good call


#17

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Couldn’t have said it better.I’m kinda tired of QT and crime movies…[/quote]

whats so wrong with doing crime movies? if he likes them he likes them. Hitchcock liked suspense so he made suspense movies. and they were good (well most of them that is)


#18

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whats so wrong with doing crime movies? if he likes them he likes them. Hitchcock liked suspense so he made suspense movies. and they were good (well most of them that is)
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There’s nothing wrong with him doing crime movies,but he should spread out to other genres a little in between rather than doing crime movies back to back…



I guess it would be cool for him to go back to it since he’s done Kill Bill and doing Inglorious Bastards…


#19

QT has owned rights to Killshot for ages… so I think the man has no rush doing it. First things first you know… ::slight_smile:


#20

what are you guys talking? chill out, Miramax owns the fucking rights to fucking 20 or so books of leonard SINCE FUCKING 1996!

chill out!

LOL