March 02, 2004
He still gives the Devil the finger
The adaptation, directed by first-time feature film director Francis Lawrence, takes away Constantine's British accent and blond hair, but leaves his sharp wit and dark world view, giving the film a film noir feel perhaps tailor made for "Matrix" star Reeves, who might just be turning into our generation's king of gloom. But Lawrence sees Constantine as a different role than Reeves has ever played onscreen, and one a lot closer to his real personality.

"I think Keanu actually has a lot of John Constantine in him," mulls Lawrence. "Keanu is kind of a haunted guy and he's sort of elusive and mysterious. He's had some sort of tragic things happen to him and I think he sort of lives that life a little bit. He's also, I would say, a little self-destructive, which I think Constantine is."

New Constantine article at Has some plot points, not paticularly spoilery...

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at March 02, 2004 02:58 PM .

Aw, the King of Gloom. I don't gather he's really all that gloomy, but... okay. Whatever. I'll go see anything he's in. I'm his slave. That's how it is. Sucks for me. Okay.

Posted by: Smit too on March 2, 2004 04:05 PM

yeah, haunted and self-destructive describe him well, i think. but he also knows how to have fun, maybe due to his awareness of these features. you know, *life is short* *live fast, because it won't last* *carpe diem* jeez, i love this man...

Posted by: lori on March 2, 2004 05:17 PM

I do think that keanu is elusive and mysterious so I am sure he will play Constantine wonderfully!

Posted by: Mrs. Cool Breeze on March 2, 2004 05:17 PM

He's the king of supernatural/sci-fi ... Bill & Ted movies, Dracula, Freaked, Johnny Mnemonic, Devil's Advocate, Matrix movies, The Gift and Constantine. Yeah, some of those roles are a little dark.

Posted by: sta-cie on March 2, 2004 08:46 PM

i'm *really* looking forward to this movie!

Posted by: casluvkeanu on March 3, 2004 06:45 AM

You know, sta-cie, till you said that I never even noticed. But you're right. The two elements he's drawn to are salvation (Sweet Nov., Hardball) and the supernatural. Now... that's intriguing. Maybe he really IS the anti-Christ! (Just kidding. Wouldn't care if he were.)

Posted by: Smit too on March 3, 2004 01:17 PM

While reading this post I remembered Beethhoven music... What do you think about it???

Posted by: t shirt man on March 31, 2004 03:51 PM
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