HOLLYWOOD – Aaron Sorkin is working on a remake of the Oscar winning The Artist.
Today, Aaron Sorkin announced this his next project will be a remake of the 2011 Oscar-winner The Artist.
The writer of the West Wing and Trial of the Chicago 7 spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:
I’m a big fan of the film. I love Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. They are superb. So I was nervous. Why go to the bother of ruining something that’s so perfect? Right?
That’s what I thought. But then it occurred to me that I could see a way of putting the Sorkin stamp on it. There was one area that the film really lacked. Can you guess what it is?
It’s in black and white?
No. Well, yes, now you mention it, it is in black and white. Okay two areas. Jesus, maybe the film isn’t that good after all. Anyway, the one that irked me was the lack of dialogue.
Well, it’s a silent movie.
So you noticed too. I mean I consider myself something of an expert when it comes to the witty dialogue exchange. Quick fire. Arguments. Jokes. The whole shebang. As I’ve explained in EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW I’VE EVER DONE, I consider it to be like music. With its own rhythms and what not.
But the movie is supposed to be a tribute to the films of the silent era.
Right. But without dialogue, I don’t even know how that is supposed to work.
Silent movies didn’t have dialogue.
You mean to say there are a whole bunch of old films without witty quick fire screwball comedy style dialogue?
Erm. Yeah. Any film prior to 1927.