Mongol's Sergei Bodrov Directing The Last Photograph
by Alex Billington
March 6, 2009
Way back in 2007 we wrote about a project called The Last Photograph that Zack Snyder was developing with the Hollywood Gang about "a photograph that becomes the catalyst for a journey two men undertake through war-torn Afghanistan." We haven't heard much since then, but today Warner Brothers announced that Sergei Bodrov (seen above), of the Kazakhstan-set movie Mongol last year, will direct The Last Photograph. The story was developed by Zack Snyder as an original idea and scripted by Kurt Johnstad, who helped write 300. Zack and his wife Debbie Snyder will produce as will Gianni Nunnari.
This project is being fast-tracked by Warner Brothers, putting Zack Snyder's Cruel and Unusual Films further into the spotlight at the studio. The story is the same as described before, about two men and a photograph that inspires them to travel to war-torn Afghanistan, although we're not sure what happens from there. I'll say I'm interested, because it's another Zack Snyder production, but since I don't know enough about the story, I'm not sure if it's something I can be completely supportive of yet. Unfortunately I never saw Mongol, but it was nominated for an Oscar, which means it definitely was quite top notch.
an original idea in hollywood . . . SWEET!
Scott McHenry on Mar 6, 2009
Mongol was terrible, although the production quality was really high. And Bodrov also co-directed another crap just before that - Nomad. So don't expect anything good from this one. What, they couldn't find any Hollywood director so they hired a Russian one? It's already smells funny.
Nekrosoma on Mar 6, 2009
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