I always liked the basic premise of big game hunters going back in time to bag the ultimate prey, and I don't understand why he had to change that, just because he's not fond of hunting. The new premise does sound interesting though and very 21st centuryish, and if Ray has given his blessings, then who am I to gripe? No matter what the reviews, I will be seeing it. Thanks for the update.
This review and the comments by Mr. Hyams echo what we have so often discussed here. Mr. Bradbury's "OK", a director who understands and appreciates the author's place in literary history, and a desire to do the project right.
Let us all hope it hits the mark! Wouldn't it be a great way to place the spotlight on other great RB movie possibilities...
Sound of Thunder? Sounds more like Jurassic Park. Too bad the guy had to scorch the story in that way. If the man is antsy with hunting he has no business directing a movie. I'll stick with the short story.
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The short review makes me a bit nervous, also. A short story must be altered to fill a full-length movie, and apparently Bradbury has okayed the general thrust of the changes; but the movie may have crossed the threshold where there is so much change, it no longer fairly represents the original story.
On the other hand, I did like the director's comment that he does not want to join the club of movie-makers that Bradbury has been unhappy with.
We'll have to wait and see.
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Kingsley to revive �Thunderbirds� villain Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley, whose range has embraced "Sexy Beast" and holy "Gandhi," will soon explore new frontiers in two science fiction movies: "A Sound of Thunder," co-starring Edward Burns, and "The Thunderbirds," with Bill Paxton.
"A Sound of Thunder" is a Ray Bradbury story about time travel that comes out in April," says Kingsley, who plays the owner of a travel agency specializing in escorting clients on hunting trips back to the Prehistoric Age. "I was allowed to give a very ironic comedic performance. I was able to make my director (Peter Hyams) stifle a huge amount of laughter behind the camera."