┬áSomething tells me that “Stardust” will ultimately be remembered much like “Moulin Rouge” or “Mulholland Drive” – everyone will either love, love, love it, or despise it to its very core.
Nevertheless, it’s hard to dispute the genius of Neil Gaiman, who recently unveiled twenty minutes of footage from his upcoming flick “Bewoulf” – and said that its groundbreaking mix of CGI, motion-capture and 3D might just convince Robert Zemeckis that the time is finally right for “The Fermata.”

“I hope very, very much that ‘The Fermata’ is going to come back to life,” Gaiman said of his adaptation of Nicholson Baker’s sci-fi novel about a dark-intentioned man who can stop time. “I was very proud of it. It’s a very strange script – very extreme. Very odd.”

“I don’t know that we would use a lot of motion capture in it,” he said, separating the project from “Beowulf,” “because I think one of the things that really would make it work as an experience is that you’re watching time-stopping. And watching time-stopping would probably be cooler in the real world, if we could get it to work.”

The catch, then, is just figuring out how to make it work convincingly. And now that Zemeckis has “Polar Express” and “Beowulf” behind him and Jim Carrey’s “A Christmas Carol” on the horizon, he may finally be returning to live-action f/x flicks again. “Originally, [Zemeckis] thought he was going to have lots of down time while making ‘The Polar Express,’ and then he realized that you actually can’t make a live-action movie while making one of these movies – they do demand all your time and attention,” Gaiman shrugged.

“But I wrote ‘Fermata’ for him,” the comics legend added with a hint of hope in his voice. “It’s all up to Bob Zemeckis.”

(Source: moviesblog.mtv.com)



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