Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

I must say I had high hopes for this one, because it is directed by Stranger than Fiction scribe and promising new talent, Zach Helm, features Dustin Hoffman in an eccentric role, and has a musical score composed by Alexandre Desplat. Alas, Desplat has left the project (but he has left it in capable hands, Patrick Doyle [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire] was hired to take his place) due to scheduling conflicts (he's also composing the scores to Ang Lee's Lust, Caution and the children's fantasy epic The Golden Compass), and from the looks of this trailer, the film is going to be almost panderingly childish.

I hope I'm wrong, but this isn't promising:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, Patrick Doyle is also no longer on the project and it has gone to another composer. This is a sign that a film is in trouble when they keep replacing the score.

Matthew Lucas said...

IMDB still has Doyle listed as the composer. That may be out of date since this is probably a very recent development if what you say is true. I'll keep an eye out for any official changes.