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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2008 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Not counting his TV and documentary work and an episode in a straight-to-video horror anthology, director Joe Dante is making his first feature since Looney Tunes. Fangoria magazine reports here:

http://www.fangoria.com/home/news/9-film-news/786-first-set-report-on-joe-dantes-the-hole.html

Per the link above, they are shooting now in Vancouver, using a stereoscopic 3D digital camera system. The screenplay by Mark L. Smith is about a pair of brothers who discover a bottomless pit in their back yard, which contains monsters of some kind -- the Fango article draws parallels to Gremlins. IMDb indicates this will be a 2010 release from BenderSpink.

No composer listed yet, but I'll be very interested to know who will be stepping into those shoes.



Edit: to add picture, after musing on the above. A good friend turned me on to Mr. Beltrami's music, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed his score to the remake of The Omen (although I confess l still have not seen the movie).

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2008 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Sounds a heck of a lot like the 80s schlock-horror The Gate. A weird little movie with some absolutely stellar stop-motion effects.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2008 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Sounds a heck of a lot like the 80s schlock-horror The Gate. A weird little movie with some absolutely stellar stop-motion effects.

Yes, that was my first thought, too, LeHah.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2008 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

No composer listed yet, but I'll be very interested to know who will be stepping into those shoes.



Edit: to add picture, after musing on the above. A good friend turned me on to Mr. Beltrami's music, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed his score to the remake of The Omen (although I confess l still have not seen the movie).


Beltrami is a fine dramatic composer, but when it comes to comedy he's not proven himself yet. That doesn't mean he's not capable though. Personally, I think Mark McKenzie should score the film. He was Goldsmith's orchestrator in his final years (including Dante's last film, Looney Tunes: Back in Action), so he would be a logical choice.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2008 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I hope Dante goes for Goldsmith again but this time Joel (ofcourse).

However I doubt that he will hire Joel, I think he will either go with Hummie Mann since Mann scored most of Dante`s television work OR Dante may hire John Debney who did some additional work on Looney Tunes OR he will hire someone completely different composer but that is something I do not think he will do but who knows.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2008 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I hope this leads to more opportunities for Dante. He's been missed on the big screen.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2008 - 12:37 AM   
 By:   Filmscoremonty   (Member)

How about a Dante-Donaggio Reunion? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2008 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

Superb idea. Exciting news that he's back at the helm.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2008 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Isn't Dante also currently shooting Bat Out Of Hell? Or maybe that shoot was delayed...? Either way, it'll be good to have a new Dante movie.

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2008 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I like the suggestion of Mark McKenzie. The man a) has Goldsmith connections and b) doesn't work in features as much as he should be.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2008 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

How about a Dante-Donaggio Reunion? smile

I choose this one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2008 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Beltrami is a fine dramatic composer, but when it comes to comedy he's not proven himself yet. That doesn't mean he's not capable though. Personally, I think Mark McKenzie should score the film. He was Goldsmith's orchestrator in his final years (including Dante's last film, Looney Tunes: Back in Action), so he would be a logical choice.


Marco himself stated that he is not particularly interested in working on comedies so there is very little films in his resume you could probably describe like that (First 20 million is always the hardest). Fortunately if he would be hired to do a new Joe Dante movie, I am not affraid he wouldn´t come up with a great score considering the kind of "comedies" Dante makes wink

Hummie Mann would be interesting choice since he wrote some excellent scores and doesn´t seem to get the work he deserves.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2009 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Here's a great review of The Hole, which reveals that the film has been scored by Javier Navarrete:

http://www.fangoria.com/reviews/2-film/3949-the-hole-in-3d-film-review.html

I've long wondered who Dante would use to score this now Jerry isn't around, and my preferences were Joel Goldsmith or Pino Donaggio. This is a surprising choice, but not an unpleasant one. The fact he is using a European composer on what appears to be a rather low budget horror film has a nice echo to his earlier films, even if he isn't actually using Pino.

Also great to hear Dick Miller has a cameo!!!

N.P. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (David Shire)

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2009 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

Sounds a heck of a lot like the 80s schlock-horror The Gate. A weird little movie with some absolutely stellar stop-motion effects.

I liked that little movie a lot. The sequel wasn't worth two cents. But I dug the original.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2009 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Thanks for posting that, Mark. Very interesting!

Looks like we'll be seeing Bruce Dern in it, too!!

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2009 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Thanks for posting that, Mark. Very interesting!

Looks like we'll be seeing Bruce Dern in it, too!!



Yes, I love that his character is called "Crazy Carl" - sounds like perfect casting! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2009 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Cool. I didn't know about this. Looking forward to it!

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2009 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I saw "The Hole" a couple days ago at the TIFF. Going into it I had no idea what it was about - all I knew was it's the new Dante flick.

It's a pretty decent flick with some good scares. Kind of a spin on the ID from Forbidden Planet. Bruce Dern is good, but brief with only one scene. Dick Miller gets a cameo but no dialogue unfortunately. There are some funny 3D moments reminiscent of Friday the 13th 3D. People throwing balls at the camera, etc. They also make good use of the POV of "the hole" with people reaching down into it - a good 3D effect. The score was very good too with a solid end title piece. Kind of Herrmann-esque. One scene in particular - involving an amusement park and a ghostly little girl was very, very well done and for me was the highlight of the film. There is also a set-piece that is right out of his Twilight Zone segment - similar to the cartoon house. While the new composer was good, I can only imagine what Goldsmith would have done with it. Probably would have been a mix between Poltergeist and Explorers - with a touch of Gremlins for one baddie in particular.

It's a fun, scary little flick that doesn't take itself too seriously. Dante fans will be pleased.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2009 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Thanks for posting that, Mark. Very interesting!

Looks like we'll be seeing Bruce Dern in it, too!!



Yes, I love that his character is called "Crazy Carl" - sounds like perfect casting! big grin


He was a good choice. I believe has character was called Creepy Carl.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2009 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Any dedication to Goldsmith (he asked wistfully)?

 
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