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Die Verfilmung "Rendezvous With Rama" soll(te) auf dem ersten Band des visionären Zukunftsepos "Rama" aus der Feder von Arthur C. Clarke (u.a. "Childhood's End"), des Autors des Weltbestsellers "2001 - Odyssee im Weltraum" basieren... Regie soll(te) David Fincher (u.a. "Alien³", "Fight Club", "Seven") führen...

Asteroidenbeobachtungsstationen suchen täglich den Himmel ab und registrieren neue Himmelskörper. Diese werden mit Namen versehen, doch so lange ein derartiger Körper nicht die Erde bedroht nimmt in der Regel niemand Notiz davon. 31/439 ist eine solche Kennziffer und sie wird an ein neues Himmelsobjekt vergeben, das plötzlich am Himmel auftaucht... 31/439 ist ungewöhnlich, in Zusammensetzung, Form und Flugbahn.

Kapitän Norton (Morgan Freeman) startet mit dem Raumschiff Endeavour, um das geheimnisvolle Objekt, das inzwischen Rama genannt wird, zu untersuchen...

Was Norton dort vorfindet übersteigt jedoch alles, was die Menschen erwartet hatten. Der Körper ist kein Asteroid sondern ein gigantisches Raumfahrzeug von 16 Kilometer Durchmesser und 50 Kilometer Länge. Mühsam dringen die Astronauten in das Innere des Fahrzeuges vor und finden... eine völlig neue Welt...

Kinostart !?!
Nach all den Jahren, scheint es nun als würde der Film wohl nie realisiert werden... *g*


[01.01.2011] Collider sprach mit David Fincher...
[...] "Rendezvous With Rama is a great story that has an amazing role for Morgan Freeman who is an amazing actor and would be amazing in this thing. The question was can we get a script that’s worthy of Morgan and can we get a script that is worthy of Arthur Clark and can we do all of that in an envelope that will allow the movie to take the kinds of chances that it wants to take. ‘Cuz we want to make a movie where kids go out of the theatre and instead of buying an action figure they buy a telescope. That was the hope. The hope is, let’s get people interested in the fucking movie. So there have been people that have been interested in this idea and we have never been able to get a script." [...]

[14.10.2008] sprach mit David Fincher...
[...] "It looks like it's not going to happen. There's no script and as you know, [Morgan Freeman's] not in the best of health right now. We've been trying to do it but it's probably not going to happen." Freeman has actually been the frontrunner on this adaptation from the start. He first took an interest back in 2000 and has been trying to get funding ever since. As everyone most likely knows, he was hurt in a car crash back in August. In an update from Freeman last year, he confessed that "it's a very intellectual science fiction film, a very difficult book to translate cinematically." And while Fincher said he was attached, he now confirms that a script never came together and that it's officially dead. [...]

[01.01.2008] Quint von AICN sprach mit David Fincher...
Quint: [...] You’re also attached to RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA, right?
David Fincher
: Yeah.
Quint: That’d be pretty fascinating, too.
David Fincher
: Yeah, it’s a great story. It’s just... I mean talk about a piece of work that’s been... talk about a corpse where the bones have been stripped. There was so much of it that was taken for STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and ALIENS... So many movies owe their plotting and stuff to that story, so we have to be careful about what’s the part that we’re going to use, because a lot literary conceits in there that maybe aren’t ultimately the most cinematic. [...]

[21.08.2007] meldet...
[...] Freeman, who has been trying to get the movie made since early in the millennium, said it’s still on track to happen, (with "Fight Club" director David Fincher at the helm) - it’s just taking a little while longer than expected. "It’s a very intellectual science fiction film, a very difficult book to translate cinematically." Freeman said. "[At least] we have found it very difficult to translate, to get ready for film."
Like "2001: A Space Odyssey," perhaps Clarke’s most enduring and famous work, "Rendezvous" poses difficulties because it’s about thoughts, insisted Freeman, not actions. "There are no guns, no explosions," he said. "Although it’s fiction, it’s all based on pure science."
"But it’s worth doing," he added, clearly delighted at the thought of his adaptation making its way to the big screen. "We’re still at it."

[10.01.2004] CNET meldet...
Actor Morgan Freeman's production company says that next year, it will release a movie on the Net at the same time it film debuts in theaters, a move that could challenge others to follow suit.
The three-time Academy Award nominee, and Lori McCreary, CEO of Freeman's Revelations Entertainment, predicted that releasing a film in this fashion will likely be a first and prod other studios to begin to use the Net as a way to sell their products. The studio declined to give out the title of the movie. Among other projects, the company is working on the sci-fi film, "Rendezvous for Rama."
"This is a lot like DVD. It was around for years, but then one studio embraced it," McCreary said. "The same thing is going to happen with online distribution of film. It is not a matter of 'if,' but who goes first." [...]

[19.03.2003] SF Wire sprach mit Morgan Freeman...
[...] he's still intent on producing an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's award-winning novel Rendezvous With Rama and is just waiting on a final script. "The bugaboo there is the script," Freeman said in an interview while promoting his upcoming film Dreamcatcher. "A picture like this, that is written by Arthur C. Clarke, the problem is trying to get someone to understand what it is."
Rama follows a team of astronauts sent to explore a mysterious cylindrical object that has suddenly appeared in our solar system. Freeman will star in the film, with David Fincher (Seven, Panic Room) set to direct.
Freeman said that the script has gone through several drafts in an effort to balance the commercial aspects with the science of Clarke's original story. "These things, they always want to make it into an action film," Freeman said. "So you've got to cowboy it up a little bit. You can't do it with this. And we've been having trouble getting someone to see the science aspect of this, the exploratory aspects of it, rather than the blood and guts and stuff."
The project remains a priority for Freeman, who has been involved in bringing it to the screen for more than two and a half years. "It's not in limbo," he insisted. "We're pushing hard at it constantly."

[18.11.2002] CS! meldet...
Paramount Pictures has made a two-year, first-look deal with Revelations Entertainment, the partnership between Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary, reports Variety. [...]
Paramount will also get a first look at Rendezvous with Rama, the adaptation of the 1973 Arthur Clarke novel that Freeman and McCreary have been developing with director David Fincher. The project is being scripted by Bruce McKenna and was originally set at Propaganda, but Revelations has the rights now, along with Fincher. [...]

[28.10.2002] sprach kürzlich mit dem Visual Effects Designer Deak Ferrand über seine Arbeit an "Rama"...

[24.07.2002] AICN klärt die gestrige "Horrormeldung" auf...

[23.07.2002] ZDnet hat einen Artikel veröffentlicht, der für ein kollektives Kopfschütteln im Netz sorgte... Kommentare dazu gibt es u.a. bei AICN und Coming Attractions...
[...] Digital Revelations is largely relying on Intel-based computers for the effects on "Rendezvous with Rama," a thriller coming out next year in which a group of humans seek revenge on aliens that blow up Italy. [...]

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Rendezvous mit 31/439
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Rendezvous With Rama
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