November 10, 2003
I need coffee before I can come up with clever titles.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner talks Constantine in this Chicago Sun-Times article
As if saving mankind from machines wasn't enough. Now Keanu Reeves must go to hell to save our souls.
The star of this weekend's revolutionary No. 1 hit, "The Matrix Revolutions," isn't out partying, but busy on the set of his 2004 film "Constantine."
"Basically, Keanu sends demons to hell in this one," says producer Lauren Shuler Donner. "The twist is that he goes there too to make sure the job is done."
She says filming is about a third of the way through on the Los Angeles set. "Tilda Swinton is coming out this week to do her role, plus there is a lot of creature stuff left to do," the producer divulges.
Also from Donner at SciFi Wire,
"It's not an origin story of the character," played by Keanu Reeves, Donner said in an interview while promoting her next movie, Timeline. "It's 'Dangerous Habits,' if you know the Hellblazer [series]."
"Dangerous Habits," the 1994 graphic novel by Irish writer Garth Ennis, focuses on John Constantine, a magician faced with death from lung cancer, who finds himself straddling the line between life and death, heaven and hell. "We're filming," Donner said. "We're about a third into it. It's come along great. And it'll be out next year, probably, well, at the moment, September."
And thanks to AleXXei over at the hellforums for a translation of this part of an interview with Keanu on the Brasilian site, SetOnline.
| from inside the mind of krix at November 10, 2003 07:13 AM
SET - You are filming "Constantine". John Constantine (star of the Hellblazer comics) is one of my favorite characters in the comics.
KEANU - - He is fantastic, incredible character...
SET - Arenīt you worried about the reaction of the fans for not being English as Constantine?
KEANU - Ah, I believe that it really goes to be a problem in the beginning, but I hope that the spirit of the character and the way as I interpret him make people to observe the essence of it, although he is not English nor blond.
SET - The director spoke that he has a Sid Vicious attitude.
KEANU - John Constantine is a fuck*** son of bitch. (laughs)
SET - Are you going to give the finger for the demon?
KEANU - YEAH! Yes, yes, man I will do that, I will do everything. Very funny. (laughs).
You had a birthday and I didn't know about it because I avoided all Keanu-sites in fear of spoilers untill I saw revolutions??????????
A party???? And I missed out on it???? But I LOVE parties!!! I wanted to do a special birthday-dance with you! Boo-hoo!
And there was a contest, too! :-(
I could have arranged a special birthday-shoot with my cats in all sorts of Matrixy-poses, expressing their admiration for you :-(
Ehm... I would like to say 'Happy birthday, and 'I *heart* Krix' and 'thanx for the moral support during the great *I can't see revolutions untill saturday crisis* and all sorts of other mushy things, but you already know all that :-)
2 years, eh? It feels as if you have been around forever already. And I mean that in a good, non-boring way :-)
I can't imagine those endless waiting-times at work without you anymore *gets emotional*
OK, I've written you a poem. It's quite sobby and sentimental and silly and affectionate and well, moronish, but hey! I AM a sobby, sentimental, silly and affectionate moron! :-D
Most people dream
Their dreams at night
But all our days
Are dreams within dreams
Because of you
Thanx for everything you do for all fans around the world, thanx for everything you do to 'spread the word about Keanu', thanx for connecting people who wouldn't know about each others excistance otherwise, and thanx for just being you. :-)
And now I'm off to do my special Krix-birthday-dance! 1-2-3 "HIT IT" 'la-la-laaaaa'
Thank you, Julie:) You were certainly sorely missed. Pop over to one of the Revolutions entries and let me know what you thought of the movie.
Lovely Julie - really lovely...*tears*
Thanx Netz :-) I'm still a bit teary-eyed myself, LOL!
I actually wrote this poem for an ex-boyfriend whom I was very much in love with at the time. (Replace 'all' with 'my'). After he turned out to be "EX" in every way of the word, I figured it could suit Keanu, too :-)
And if it's good enough for Keanu, it's good enough for Krix as well!!! Because she enlightens our days with little dreams about Mr.Reeves, thus making them 'dreams within dreams' :-)
And oh! Krix, don't you know that I'm WAY too chaotic to pick *one* revolutions-entry to comment on??? LOL! Remember, you're dealing with a human ping-pong ball here! Ack, I'll be going back and forth between comment-sections for hours! Oh well, I'll give it a try :-)
Okay, I'm curious....why "fuck***" and not "****ing"?
*gives krixy a hug on his way out*
Haha, I wondered that too, Mikey, but I just quoted as I saw it.
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