By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures.
God bless Smokin' Joe
Carnahan, who was kind enough to delay his New Years Eve festivities in
order to give us a couple of the coolest updates for 2007. Well, at least
Read a Draft of Smokin' Aces
Director Joe Carnahan has been keeping us busy with updates nearly by the
day before the New Year and it will now be him to help us kick off 2007.
Not only has the director given us yet another cool poster for the film
(shown below), but a draft of the Smokin'
Smokin' Aces Poster:
This concept, while obvious,
is still fantastically rendered. It's probably a little too jam-packed with stuff.
A little too cluttered and it doesn't give you a clear enough sense of the film.
But I really dig the graphic treatment and the kind of mild distressing they did.
Joe Caranahan does admit that the screenplay he
has made available here
link) for Smokin' Aces is a slightly different version
than what you are going to see in theatres.
Alright kids. For those of you bored out of your skulls or electing to stay
home this New Years, I offer the following for your reading enjoyment (or
torment) and edification. The script I submitted to Universal, which really
represents the version they greenlit. Lot of changes in the final film,
including the ending (although we did shoot the scripted ending, it goes
to that wonderful orphanage known as the DVD deleted scenes section, to
be claimed by its loving parent later) and other misc twists and turns.
I put it in PDF form, so it can be downloaded, but I'll be honest, I don't
know my ass from first base when it comes to this stuff and I've hit the
banana peel HARD in the past when it comes to the technical aspects of this
blog. But hey man, no hill for a climber, so here goes! Also, just in case
you think the life of a Hollywood director is this wild, non-stop orgy of
excess, consider the following: I am blogging this at nearly 9pm on what
is traditionally regarded as the biggest party night of the year...