February 22, 2005

Befuddled Guy Versus The World

There's a preview trailer up for an upcoming film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly -- between the fact that it's a PKD novel put to film and their choice to use rotoscoping versus straight-up live action, it looks interesting, to say the least.

But why why why put Keanu Reeves in the starring role? Is there some unspoken pact among the shadowy figures controlling Hollywood that he's the only possible man who can take the role of a dazed-and-befuddled-looking guy making his way through a futuristic world that may or may not be reality? The Matrix movies may have made umptymabillion dollars, but Keanu was hardly the key to their success. Plus, the scruffy beard he's wearing in the preview makes him look like Tom Green.

Now how long before somebody tries making a film version of Ubik?

Posted by Kevin at February 22, 2005 01:12 PM