To become a Netflix film by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, Haunter)

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Gerald

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In the Tall Grass is quite a long title for Natali, since (next to a lot of tv-episodes of various series) he's done mostly films with one word titles: Elevated, Cube, Cypher, Nothing, Splice, Haunter, Tremors. But considering Cube (still his best regarded film, I think) I can see why he is attracted to this story: it his a similar premise of people having to escape from a closed-off space that defies the regular rules of nature.

Stephen King Adaptation 'In The Tall Grass' Headed to Netflix

(Sorry, made a mistake in the thread title, it's actually called Cube, not The Cube.)
 

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In the Tall Grass is quite a long title for Natali, since (next to a lot of tv-episodes of various series) he's done mostly films with one word titles: Elevated, Cube, Cypher, Nothing, Splice, Haunter, Tremors. But considering Cube (still his best regarded film, I think) I can see why he is attracted to this story: it his a similar premise of people having to escape from a closed-off space that defies the regular rules of nature.

Stephen King Adaptation 'In The Tall Grass' Headed to Netflix

(Sorry, made a mistake in the thread title, it's actually called Cube, not The Cube.)
I fixed the title for you.
 

Gerald

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I fixed the title for you.
Thanks. I'm a sucker for details, especially when it comes to films. There are so many films and books that start with 'The' that you automatically write that. I suppose it's not about THE Cube (which is the one from Hellraiser most likely, or perhaps the one from Rubik), but merely A Cube.
 

Gerald

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...I've not seen Cube-I apologize.....but some more origin would be welcome.....
We already discussed the rock at length in some thread, but I always felt it was more like a sacrificial place than something from outer space. The whole story had that Children of the Corn vibe of sacrifice for me.

To keep it in line with his other one word titles Natali can always call it 'Grass', or would that sound too much like a film about weed and hippies?
 

Gerald

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This seems like one that could be done on a very low budget, I'm assuming it's gonna be a short film?
Full length I would say.

Basically you could do it very cheaply - all you need is a piece of road, a field of high grass and a rock. But I assume they'll try to make it visually interesting, show the way the field plays with people's minds and perceptions in a filmic way, which is gonna be interesting because it's kind of hard to imagine how to do that. Natali talks about the field as a kind of maze.
Plus I suppose they'll add more story to it. The story as it is offers too little for a full film.

I think the best one to compare it to is 1408. An even shorter story, also about a small environment that plays tricks on the protagonist's mind. And still they managed to make it into a full film that doesn't have a weak moment anywhere.
It's a little bit too much to hope it will be as good, but just as a comparison.
 
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