HOLLYWOOD – Sequel to Peter Greenaway’s The Belly of the Architect has been indefinitely postponed.
Cult classic The Belly of an Architect starred Brian Dennehy as Stourley Kracklite, an American architect who travels to Rome to curate an exhibition of his hero’s work. Ever since it’s release in 1987 rumor has been rife about a follow-up, tentatively entitled The Ribcage of an Architect. Peter Greenaway tells the story:
We were very keen to strike while the iron was hot. No one believed that Belly would become the phenomenon that it became. Remember this was this small European art film about an esoteric subject. But something touched the nerve and we sold more tickets than Stallone’s Cobra. I wrote a script called Ribcage of an Architect but over the years different problems conspired so it didn’t happen. Brian was unavailable, or the backers pulled out. We thought a producer from Amsterdam was investing but he wanted to call the film The Penis of the Architect and so that was out.
What was the final problem?
I think people have forgotten the film. I don’t think people remember how big it was. Brian’s not interested anymore, so I was going to do one of those female remakes, but then I saw what happened to Ghostbusters and I thought, no thank you!
The Belly of an Architect 2 will not be released in 2018.
PARIS – Charlize Theron’s publicity campaign for her latest line in fragrance – Je Suis Charlize – has been pulled due to issues of taste.
A spokesperson for the actress said:
This campaign has been planned for months and it was only when we actually had the launch party and everyone looked at the adverts and the poster that we thought ‘oh wait!’ Lenny Kravitz was actually the first person to notice, because he reads newspapers and stuff. We didn’t want to cause any offence, though we did think about continuing with the adverts anyway. I mean, we’re also sure that Charlie Hebdo, being a satirical magazine, will fully understand our mistake and forgive us.
This is not the first time the actress has accidentally courted controversy. In 2001 her German football kit fashion top Nein 11 was misinterpreted as a reference to Obama Bin Laden’s attack on the Twin Towers. And more recently her Hurricane Katrina swimwear collection was pulled due to perceived insensitivity. However, Charlize Theron has always been dismissive of criticism. ‘I was in Prometheus,’ she told the Studio Exec.
And I consider that the way an action hero in the 80s would think of Vietnam. It hardened me. Turned me into a weird kind of killing machine. I consider good taste to just be Brian Dennehy in a sheriff’s uniform telling me to move on. I mean, you’ve seen Prometheus, right?
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