FW: [Cussler-DirkPitt] Re: Sahara Movie News
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From: jamesderuvo [mailto:jamesderuvo@...]
Sent: 12 November 2003 22:08
Subject: [Cussler-DirkPitt] Re: Sahara Movie News
Oh man, this isn't good:
The battle appears to soon be over. Dr. Cussler's publicist, Carole
Bartholomeaux, announced that the screenplay is due sometime next
week. All she said is that the writer, John Richard, (Nurse
Betty) "is between a rock and a hard place." She also said, "Prayer
is of utmost importance." Stay tuned folks. . . .
10-23-2003 It appears that Hollywood plans on repeating history.
Yesterday, on KGO-AM 810 San Francisco, Dr. Cussler was interviewed
by radio host Pete Wilson. Dr. Cussler is in San Francisco as an
honoree of the maritime museum. A gala event will be held in his
In the interview, he talked about how bad "Raise the Titanic"
went. He also mentioned about how he had casting and script
approval for this film and the films that follow after this one.
Now here is where history could repeat itself. Apparently, Dr.
Cussler has already turned down 4 scripts and Paramount and Crusader
Entertainment are going with a script that he really DOES NOT like
and adding story lines that are not even in the book and taking away
some parts from the book that they think isn't dramatic enough. Dr.
Cussler also added that they are going to have big trouble if they
continue with this script which is what appears to be what they are
going to do.
One of the original story lines in the book that they think
isn't dramatic enough takes place close to the beginning of the
book. It starts off as a group of tourists visit a village. Before
anyone realizes what's happening the villagers attack and end up
cannibalizing the tourists. The tour guide survives.
Dr. Cussler stated he could not believe a scene like this
wasn't dramatic enough for them. He also stated that their
replacement was very dull.
Now, in my opinion, if they keep going down the path that their
going, we might be looking at another "Raise the Titanic". And all
of us Cussler fans know the rest of the story.
Thanks goes to Pete who told me in his e-mail that he is going
to try and get the entire transcript of the interview. If he gets
it and sends it to me, I will have it posted. Stay Tuned. . . .
--- In Cussler-DirkPitt@yahoogroups.com, "baze22" <baze22@y...>
> I was searching for some info on the movie and came across thissite:
>~ Vash ~
> Looks like they are keeping up to date.
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