Venkman here and this is one for the books! Cameron Crowe has written and will be directing a new adventure romantic comedy for Sony Pictures and it is a Sci-Fi Supernatural adventure that takes place on the islands of hawaii? I didn't see that coming but I couldn't be more excited! Resse Witherspoon and Ben Stiller are already attached to star in the film. The script was reviewed by James and Nick over at goneelsewhere.wordpress.com. This movie sounds crazy! I never thoought he would end up doing a movie like this but I like where he is going. Here are a couple things that James and Nick had to say about it:
Nick - What genre would the film fall into?
James - Variety's description of "adventure comedy" is correct. "Tropical romantic adventure comedy with light sci-fi and heavy supernatural aspects" is better.
Nick - How would you describe the plot?
James - A man, close to middle age, having problems with women. Semi-successful, but doesn't know what to do with his life. Has crisis. Meets old flame. Had problems with her. Meets new, exciting, woman. Has problems with her. They're all on Hawaii. Hijinks ensue. You guess the rest.
Now heres where it gets crazy:
Nick - And if you were writing a detailed press release?
James - Brian Gilcrest, 37, is a military contractor for the US Army. He hasn't done many things right in life. He's married the wrong women, broke up with the only good one and most people don't like him. His only friend is a military techie named Jeremy who lives in the caves of the Cheyenne Mountains who he's only spoken with on the phone. Brian is an angry man, but he learns that this doesn't bother him. He's just relieved that he doesn't have to pretend to be anything else. Unfortunately, this has also killed his career.
However, Gilcrest soon gets a shot at redemption thanks to escalating tensions between the United States and China. The military needs him to set up the launch of a private satellite at his old stomping grounds in Hawaii. There, Gilcrest gets a chance to meet up with "the one who got away", Tracy, her kids and her new husband. He also meets the designated liasion officer for the mission, Major Lisa Ng. Together these two must secure the blessings of the native Hawaiian council and see that the launch happens on schedule. If only they weren't haunted by visions of Hawaiian ghosts in green mists, mistaken for incarnations of the Hawaiian gods Lono and Pele, and prophesied to bring about the Arrival... whatever that is.
Oh, and they have to toss a sacrifice into an erupting volcano.
Holy crap! A sacrifice into a volcano! This just sounds over the top! Again I can't believe he is doing this kind of movie. Here is the guy that brought us 'Say Anything', 'Almost Famous', and 'Jerry McGuire'. This just doesn't fit his slate or style! Sure he did 'Vanilla Sky' but that was a remake and not a very good one. But this Untitled Cameron Crowe movie... this sounds great. I honestly can not wait to see what becomes of this film. You have to read the rest of this script review which you can find RIGHT HERE.