Gravity Screenwriter Takes Big Atlantis Project At Warner Bros.
Gravity continues to blaze its way through the box office around the world, setting all kinds of records and notching a very well-deserved hit for director Alfonso Cuaron. But credit also goes to his son Jonas, who co-wrote the screenplay with his father and is now moving on to a bright film career of his own. According to Variety Jonas has been brought back into the Warner Bros. fold for The Lost City, a new take on the story of the lost city of Atlantis.
Cuaron will write the screenplay for The Lost City, with details being kept largely under wraps for now, but is also prepping for his feature directing debut Desierto, a film starring Gael Garcia Bernal and described as Manhunter-type thriller set on the Mexican border. That movie will basically be a family reunion-- Bernal starred for the elder Cuaron in Y Tu Mama Tambien, and both Alfonso and his brother Carlos will produce the film. But The Lost City ought to be a bit of a chance for Jonas to step out from under his father's shadow, and in a really major way-- the studio reportedly considers the movie such a priority that Peter Jackson once considered directing it.
If you want to see Jonas Cuaron's directing talents well before The Lost City goes into production next year, you don't have to wait especially long. His short film "Aningaaq" is a companion to Gravity, and screened during the Toronto Film Festival; it isn't yet available online but Warner Bros. plans to release it with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Gravity. The film shows the other side of a key radio conversation that Sandra Bullock's character has from up in space-- if you've seen the film you know what I'm talking about, and if you haven't, well, what have you been waiting for?
Gravity, complete with that scene that George Clooney swears he didn't actually write, is now in theaters. Go see it so you can know what everyone else is talking about, and so you can finally understand why 3D can be worthwhile.
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