Two updates for V
for Vendetta in one week and you would think the film
is coming out on its original release date in November. According to the
latest reports, Joel Silver have re-confirmed [again] that the film will
still feature the controversial London bombing scene.
V for Vendetta Bombs London
Ever since the July 7th terrorist bombings of London's
transport network that killed 52 people, people in Hollywood have been up
in a stir about the now-more-controversial London bombing scene that will
take place in V for Vendetta. However, Joel Silver hopes that moviegoers
will not find similarities between the fact and fiction and states that
the scene 'Has nothing to do with what happened.'
Considering that the script for V for Vendetta,
and the novel for that matter, was written long before the tragic events
on July 7th, there are still those that fear that the actions in V for Vendetta
will have 'hauntingly similar themes.'
Old Synopsis: Based on the graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan
Moore. The story begins with a change of history, stating that the Germans
had won World War II. England is devistated, leaving totalitarian rule over
the country. The only hope remains in a mysterious group run by a man who
wears a white porcelain mask.
New Synopsis: Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain,
V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named
Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by
a masked vigilante known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic
and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a
revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled
airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression.
As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also
discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally
in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society
fraught with cruelty and corruption.
For the entire report on the V for Vendetta bombing scene, head
over to SMH.
V for Vendetta begins the revolution on March 17th, 2006.