Thursday, January 27, 2011
Follow The UnMade Films
Brad Wyman has a film called THE MANSON GIRLS. It was the world's shittiest script. It featured BRENDA/Nancy Pitman as the main character. They wanted to use Lindsay Lohan as Brenda. It has yet to be made after four years.
Scott Kosar has a film called THE FAMILY. It tells the whole story through the eyes of Dianne Lake. This script was so misguided and poorly written that blog members made me stop reviewing the script because there was no point. This script is being produced by the Gotham Group, a management company for Animators , who don't know how to produce movies. So this ain't happening. An Australian Cable TV actor is scheduled to play Manson. Kosar announced this film 8 years ago after his tepid remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
PARK CITY, UTAH January 26, 2011, 12:42 pm ET
A new movie directed by Susanna Lo will focus on the female followers of cult leader Charles Manson.
Production on "Manson Girls" will begin this spring, Lo announced Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. Lo wrote the screenplay for the film, which will examine the lives of eight young women who were followers of Manson.
The cast includes Taryn Manning, Heather Matarazzo, Tania Raymonde and Monica Keena.
Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles in 1971 of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.
Lo said she became interested in the story when she realized she was living across the street from the house once occupied by Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, who were killed the next night.
She decided the most interesting element of the story was what made the girls fall under Manson's spell.
"I wanted to tell their early story when they were teenagers to before the Tate-LaBianca murders. That was much more fascinating to me. Why and how. How could this tiny, strange man from prison and almost a derelict completely attract all of these fantastic girls?" Lo said.
"I thought that was a very innovative way to tell the story," said Raymonde, who will play Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. "I thought that it wasn't exploitative at all ... and it wasn't putting any focus on Manson because I think one of the most interesting aspects is you never see him in the film."
Keena was so intent on playing Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme that she studied her intensely before her audition and now knows "everything about her."
"It gives you a chance to have some sort of empathy toward them that you might not have had before," Keena said. "I'm not saying you should forgive them, but there's a method to their madness, let's say."
Songs from the 1960s will help drive the story. Guy Allison of the Doobie Brothers will compose the music for the film.
Manson is serving a life sentence in a California prison. He has a devoted fan base, which concerns Manning.
----------and the Col explains it all for you
1- Director has never had a film that anyone has ever seen, including her mom
2- No producer mentioned. No money source. No studio. Because there isn't any.
3- One fat lesbian actress (Heather) one actress who never had a career (Taryn) and one actress who used to be hot (Keena) with NO ONE
4- Lots of attention seeking at Sundance. "Look at me" means "I need funding."
The definitive movie will be made someday. These cheap imitations? Meh.