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Ok, not much info yet on the particulars of the movie, so does anyone care to speculate on what it will be about? The big question I have is will it tie up some loose ends and conclude the series (like Serenity did for Firefly) or will it leave the door open for further movies?
Also, since it looks like it will be shot in Montreal instead of Vancouver, what affect will that have on familiar scenes? Will Joy have sold the house, for example?
Yeah, we all hoped that the series would be picked up before the stars all went their separate ways, but that just didn't happen.
If the movie were a theatrical release, they would have to do so much back story for newbies there wouldn't't be much new material for regular fans. With it being a DVD movie that has a built-in audience, however, they can virtually pick up where they left off--or rather, three years later. They may do a little retelling of Georges story, and perhaps catch us up with what happened since Halloween 2004, but the rest should be new material.
With only about two episodes of worth of story time, though, they will only be able to resolve two or three major story threads.
When is it coming out?
Speculation is that it would be marketed around Christmas time, but who knows? One souce said they were going to start shooting June 23 and finish up on July 22, but that has now been postponed a week or two because of some last-minute casting in LA. Along those lines there is also this post on yahoo: http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/dead_like_me/message/3324
Can't say if this is genuine or just rumor, but it is interesting to read.
|So does that mean Rube won't be in the movie?|
If that post is true, I suspect Rube be there but be replaced by the new guy. Here is another post I found on the Ellen Muth site. Interesting if it is true, but looks a bit suspicious to me:
Unknown wrote: "Hmmmm...so it look like they are recasting "Daisy" and if "Rube" is in it, it will most likely be a cameo".
DEAD LIKE ME (Role of Daisy)
Studio: MGM/Home Entertainment
Based on the TV Series of the same name
Producers: Hudson Hickman, Craig Rossler, Sara Berrisford
Director: Steven Herek
Writer: John Masius
Casting Director: Paul Weber
Casting Assistant: Jennifer Lurey
Start Date (for this role): July 3, 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
[GEORGE] - Cast (ELLEN MUTH)
[MASON] - Cast (CALLUM BLUE)
[ROXY] - Cast (JASMINE GUY)
[REGGIE] - Cast (BRITT MCKILLIP)
J[OY] - Cast (CYNTHIA STEVENSON)
[DAISY] In her late 20s to early 30s, Caucasian, preferably blonde, pretty and spoiled, she's an actress who died in the 1930s, supposedly on a set fire during the filming of "Gone With the Wind." Despite her somewhat immoral and solipsistic world-view, Daisy can be charming, extremely likeable and generous when the mood strikes her. To Mason's jealousy and annoyance, Daisy immediately falls for Calvin, the new Head Reaper, who helps Daisy secure an understudy role in the play "After the Fall." Of course, being an understudy will not do for Daisy, and she deliberately injures the lead actress so she can take over the part. However, the stress of performing every night proves too much for Daisy, and she begins drinking heavily -- even during performances. Her love affair with Calvin sours quickly after that, and Daisy realizes, along with Mason and Roxy, that slacking on her reaper duties has been her true downfall...LEAD ( NAMES PREFERRED
STORY LINE: When CALVIN KANE, a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead, takes over Rube's Head Reaper duties, all hell breaks loose, bringing out the worst in Daisy, Roxy, and Mason. George, however, is determined to set her latest, botched reap right, especially because the boy who was supposed to die, HUDSON HART, is her little sister Reggie's secret boyfriend. In the process, George and Reggie re-connect for real, for the first time...
This story has legs! Now from the June 27th National Ledger: http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272614375.shtml
BACK FROM THE DEAD: Viewer demand isn't the only thing responsible for resuscitating CBS's once-canceled, now-returning "Jericho." You've got to know the restless spirits of fans who never got over the demise of Showtime's "Dead Like Me" three years ago had everything to do with MGM planning a "Dead Like Me" direct-to-DVD movie -- which, it turns out, is due to begin production next week. Ellen Muth is back, along with Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Cynthia Stevenson and Britt McKillip -- but not Mandy Patinkin. In fact, the storyline for this movie launches when his character is replaced as the leader of the reapers (those who bring the souls of deceased folks to the other side) by a slick business type who doesn't care about helping the dead.
| Saturday, June 30, 2007 Announcement; Not a Blog Just to let all you DLMers out there know that this past week, I have been informed that after this "Dead Like Me" movie comes out, it may, go back to series. After seeing the movie, you'll have to be the judge of whether or not you like the new concept. Give it a chance. I know we all hate change but it has been two years since season 2 so there has to be evolution. |