CLOONEY & THE THING
Fango caught up with RETURN TO HORROR HIGH early-kill/actor George Clooney over the weekend and asked him about whatever happened to his FAIL SAFE follow-up, WHO GOES THERE? - a planned live-TV version of the John W. Campbell Jr. story that was the basis for THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and, of course, JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING.
'No, no,' Clooney replies, shooting down the hope that the announced CBS project was still going to happen. '(Live television) requires the right project. You can't just say, 'let's do a teleplay live.' You got immediacy by the idea that it was live and there was tensions - that's why ON GOLDEN POND doesn't work. You're going to watch somebody rot to death live? So, you really need to find the right one. It's the one medium that film can't do.'
So, no WHO GOES THERE? from Clooney. Clooney's new film, the abstract science fictioner SOLARIS, opens on November 27th (though no word on the release date for the as-yet-unreleased GRIZZLY II: THE PREDATOR from 1987 which also starred Clooney).
Courtesy of Fangoria