Friday, November 10, 2006, 08:45 PMWould I leave you, my craving minions, without my sage mots? (yes, I said 'sage' again - cue the bad puns)
Alas, it has been over one month since my last post, and what a month it has been! El Directorio has been dominating the blog, which I'm sure you've been getting seriously bored with (what's all this "stay frosty" and "folks" rubbish - I mean come on, you don't fall for all this 'nice guy' stuff do you??) so I have decided to make my return and spice things up for you, my odd little fans. Yes, yes, I can hear him (El D) exlaiming how since I've not posted, the viewing figures have gone up by 100% etc etc, but to him I say, insouciantly, "meh". You want me, I can feel it.
So it turns out that, in this past month, we shot a film, murdered 47 innocent Mongolians, played tennis with the pope and fabricated 12 unique duvet covers...which was nice. Of these, you will no doubt be mostly interested in the first. Since wrapping, the film's rushes have been copied on to many formats, and have largely sat in a bag in the director's room. We have spent a month trying to find a good enough editor, CG and sound people, and think that we have now found them. We're just polishing up the details and should be in a position to start the post-prod work fairly shortly. Looks like we're going for a new year release now, though - yes, I know, a little later than my previous prediction, but considering that I thought that the film would be ready by Dec 05, a few weeks here and there shouldn't surprise you!
In other news, since hearing that 20th Century Fox (who are making the official MP film) are "watching" us, I would like to make it very clear that I infact love them, and my previous comments about how people would be leaving the cinemas rapidly during the screenings of their MP film, although extraordinarily funny, were not what I really think. I love 20th Century Fox, they make some great, great films, and I'm sure their MP interpretation will be cracking.
Stay frosty folks,
Be knarly (or something),
All my love,
Luke "Larry David" Morgan-Rowe
Oh who am I kidding - I found that as painful to type as you found it to read...
Hope you are all rotting,
Yours currently having pictures taken by some fat guy,
Luke "Jeff Garlin" Morgan-Rowe
Producer who could be frozen, shot into a million pieces, yet still, with the application of heat from surrounding molten metal, recoalesce to form the same rock-steady, damn sexy, mother fucking producer of the millenium.
P.S. Those Mongolians deserved it!
Friday, November 10, 2006, 08:43 PM...was a man of very few words.
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 08:25 AMWe've finally gotten ourselves a MySpace page - It had to be done, right? Things may not look as great as they could at the moment (especially when people post HUGE images in their comments), but they will soon, so stay tuned!
In other news, "What's happening with the film?!" I hear you cry. Well, we're currently going through this rather time consuming phase called "post production". I'll be honest, I'm a very fastidious person - I manage to piss off the coolest of people with my excessively critical attitude and my constant battle for perfection (just ask my DoP), but I demand excellence in everything I do, everything I'm involved in, and I expect nothing but the best from the people I work with. In other words, if something isn't as damn near perfect as I believe it can be, then it's not good enough! This doesn't mean that you guys are going to be waiting forever to see the film (OK, maybe it does... Only kidding, folks!), it just means that what you finally see will be how it was always intended to be, as opposed to being rushed and slapped together at the last minute in order to meet whatever previous release dates we had planned.
I hope everyone can appreciate this and take the time out to understand why we are going to these lengths to ensure the quality of this film.
Fergle "Larry David" Gibson,
Writer & Director.
Sunday, October 8, 2006, 05:09 PMAfter 1 year, 1 month and approximately 48 hours of intense, gruelling, but thoroughly rewarding work, Max Payne: Payne & Redemption (Chapter III) is now in the can.
The camaraderie, enthusiasm and energy on set unsurpassed anything I've ever worked on in the past, and I want to publicly thank everyone involved with the production for their incredible work, especially the people who stuck by me through thick and thin from the beginning - ALL you guys were absolutely fucking fantastic, and I sincerely hope we all get to work together again in the future!
Watch this space for Payne & Redemption related goodies...
Writer & Director.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 12:34 PM...went to the pearly gates? St. Peter let him in. Sees a guy in a linen suit producing a film. Says, "Who's that?" St. Peter says, "Oh, that's God. Thinks he's Luke Morgan-Rowe."
Alas my loyal guttersnipes, I am writing this with a sense of inevitability charging my belly, for in approximately 24 hours time the first few shots from Max Payne - Payne & Redemption will be in the can. The discerning fans amongst you will be able to infer from that that we are starting the filming tomorrow! Approximately 18 months since conception, we are merely 100 or so hours away from finishing this magnum opus - yes, yes Mr Director, I know - "Walla walla, what about all lee post-plod work" - I tell you, it'll go quicker than the audiences out of the official MP film Oooo, controversial...
The inevitability I mentioned relates to the fact that, and I'm going to tell you this one more time with all the humility I can summon up, I am the greatest film producer that ever lived. With that in mind, it is inevitable that this film will end up so darn hot that not even Paris Hilton could keep up - in a few months, I promise, you will be furnished with a visual regalement, an auditory delectation and a mental blowout that will encompass you in an vehement orgy of beatitude.
But in the mean time...
Go subscribe to Time magazine. Make a list of the people you'll never be. Add to that list, Luke Morgan-Rowe.
Yours in purgatory,
Luke "Jeff Garlin" Morgan-Rowe
Producer what loves you all really. Really.