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Everything old is new again

Posted by Guy Lodge · 9:15 am · March 14th, 2010

I heard word last year that Larry Clark was remaking Neil Jordan’s “Mona Lisa,” but had no idea whether it was really going ahead or not. This promotional one-sheet design from All City Media, found on their spiffy new website, suggests that it might be. However the film turns out — if at all — the poster, at least, is eminently frameable.

Mona Lisa

Two more intriguing teases from All City (including one for my most anticipated film of 2011) after the cut.

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  • 1 3-14-2010 at 9:57 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Since Eva Green isn’t a black woman… I’m assuming this film is more of a re-imagining than a remake.

  • 2 3-14-2010 at 10:15 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    The narrative of the original film isn’t all that race-dependent.

  • 3 3-14-2010 at 10:42 am

    Nick Davis said...

    John C. Reilly? Really? Sigh… Hopefully everyone else’s awesomeness outflanks and contains him, rather than allowing him to be the worm in the apple. Because without him, the whole prospect is just too tantalizing to even think about.

  • 4 3-14-2010 at 11:00 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I actually like Reilly, but I’m perplexed by that casting decision. The novel’s Franklin is such a sturdy all-American type — in Lionel Shriver’s words, “a big broad meat eater with brash blond hair and ruddy skin that burns at the beach.” I have no idea what Ramsay is planning there, but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.

    This had better prove a lucky escape from The Lovely Bones.

  • 5 3-14-2010 at 11:08 am

    Paul Outlaw said...

    So what’s the A Clockwork Orange connection to Brighton Rock? I haven’t read anything about this film.

    http://kilby.sac.on.ca/towerslibrary/pages/users/Video%20-%20Clockwork%20Orange.jpg

  • 6 3-14-2010 at 12:05 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Have you read Graham Greene’s novel? It predates A Clockwork Orange as a study of delinquent nihilism — they’re quite interesting paired up.

  • 7 3-14-2010 at 3:12 pm

    The Irishman said...

    @Guy: I’ve actually heard Marlo from “The Wire” compared to Pinkie Brown, too; I can see the influence there as well.