Update on Burns

Just when I thought the project is smooth sailing, I learned that it’s back on the back-burner, again! According to The Scotsman, budget is still an issue.

Even so, the future of the £5 million film, first mooted a decade ago, is unclear.

Although Mob Films, the production company behind Burns: The Movie, has held discussions with Scottish Screen, The Scotsman can reveal that it has not yet even applied to the agency for funding.
A fundraising dinner at Edinburgh Castle, to be hosted by First Minister Alex Salmond, has also been indefinitely delayed.

Darn, you’d think that with his rabid fans’ fundraising + the Scottish Gov’t backing, there’d be enough cash to get this thing going. Perhaps GB could just be charitable enough to work for free? If only …

Interactive Poster for GAMER – nifty!

Now, I’ve seen the trailer and truthfully, meh, I’m not impressed. I haven’t seen Crank and its even more preposterous sequel and I don’t think I ever will. This might be the one GB film I’d deliberately skip seeing on the  theater. I just may shell a buck to catch it from RedBox but that’s about it. 

The poster, however, caught my eye the other day when I saw Wolverine at the Edina AMC.  I thought it was all right, nothing too innovative, but apparently there’s a nifty INTERACTIVE version online. It’s pretty cool, check it out on its official site.

You’ll notice that you can scroll away parts of GB, revealing a kid’s face underneath. This is the synopsis of the film according to IMDB:

GAMER is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people…for keeps.

So the poster infers that GB’s character, Kable, is being controlled by the kid playing the game. Pretty clever.

What do you think? Any movie poster stands out to you lately?