Dave McKean Working On Reworked, Remade, Recut Film, Caligula


Popping out of Lake Como Comedian Artwork Pageant is the information that Dave McKean, of Sandman, Mirrormask, Cages, and Neverwhere fame, is engaged on the brand new revived, remake Caligula film.

Caligula was a 1979 film starring Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O’Toole, John Steiner, and John Gielgud. An try by Bob Guccione, founding father of Penthouse journal, to make an supposed a intercourse film with excessive manufacturing values and extremely acclaimed actors, it was famously butchered on the manufacturing stage, together with hardcore scenes inserted into the movie. It was critically panned, regardless of later reward for its political satire and historic portrayal.

Caligula screencap

However now, an try and recut the film is underway utilizing the initially shot footage of the film.  Producer Thomas Negovan advised Fangoria, “It originated often because I’m an enormous fan of Malcolm McDowell, and I imply, who isn’t? He stated in an interview that the film that was launched was an entire betrayal. He stated he totally stood by his efficiency and it was a very nice efficiency.” As for the fabric they’re working with “It was just like the ending of Raiders of the Misplaced Ark – large stacked bins of authentic digital camera negatives, 11,000 black and white images, 16mm footage of all the pieces that occurred behind the scenes. The images are a supply of pleasure to see the interplay of what was happening behind the scenes. I knew that with this materials we may discover out if Malcolm was telling the reality. There was unimaginable appearing in these reels. Extra attention-grabbing than the movie itself is the story of the making of the movie. Actually, the way it’s shaping up, I don’t suppose there’s a single body from the unique that’s in our new model… For authorized causes we’ve got to say it’s the identical film… however, they very famously shot 90 hours of footage which is an absurd quantity.”

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And Dave McKean will likely be engaged on a uncommon scene from the movie for which they don’t have the footage for, utilizing his digital film manipulation expertise.

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