Thursday, March 11, 2010
New Hughes Film
Well, we certainly heard it from a bunch of people we interviewed, a sorta legend that John had a barn/drawer/box somewhere out there, which had ideas for films, scripts, short stories and a whole bunch of stuff he either never made or didn't pursue making.
Well, it looks like it was true. Shortly after Hughes' death, his family discovered an endless amount of notes, binders, etc.
Naturally, Hollywood came-a-knocking and according to this site Paramount will be producing one of the screenplays. Apparently, It follows a rich Chicago family who lose everything and have no choice but to move out to the country.
Sounds like classic Hughes to me.
Whether this was going to be his comeback film or something he just felt wasn't up to snuff, we'll just have to wait and see. I really hope if they go through with it that they get Howard Deutch (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful) to direct it.