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Old 03-02-09, 04:31 PM
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Keira Knightly to star in "Never Let Me Go" - and it sounds familiar

Keira Knightley will star in the sci-fi thriller "Never Let Me Go" for Fox Searchlight.

Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo") will direct the cloning-themed pic, which will also star Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan.

Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich are producing through their London-based DNA Films banner. Alex Garland, who penned the screenplay, is producing as well. Film 4 is also involved as a producer.

Film is set to lense in April in London and Norfolk, England.

Story revolves around a trio who grew up in a boarding school with no contact or knowledge of the outside world until they discover they are clones grown for the sole purpose of organ donation.

DNA, which has a longstanding partnership with Searchlight, has teamed with the specialty label on a number of films including "The Last King of Scotland" and Danny Boyle’s "Sunshine" and "28 Days Later."

Knightley is attached to star in several films, including "The Beautiful and the Damned" and the Columbia Pictures remake of "My Fair Lady."
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Seriously, it's ridiculous that the studio and producer thought this was an original idea. Just off the top of my head, there are at least two movies exactly like this one:

The Island
The 6th Day

Seriously, this is just lazy. I have a great idea for a movie. It's an intergalactic space drama about a young boy with strange and mysterious powers fighting on the side of good while tempted by the "not light side" to turn evil. I should sell this one.
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Re: Keira Knightly to star in "Never Let Me Go" - and it sounds familiar

Wait... a rip-off of The Island which was a rip-off of Parts: The Clonus Horror?

Oh no, I've gone cross-eyed.
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Keira Knightley appearing in something other than a costume period piece?? I'm stunned.
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Mark Romanek is enough to have me interested in this movie. I'm sold.
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Re: Keira Knightly to star in "Never Let Me Go" - and it sounds familiar

This is an adaptation of the very acclaimed novel "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro (who also wrote Remains of the Day). It received several awards and Time had it on their "100 best English-language novels since 1923" list.

It's not a rip-off of a Michael Bay movie. Clones or not.
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This is an adaptation of the very acclaimed novel "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro (who also wrote Remains of the Day). It received several awards and Time had it on their "100 best English-language novels since 1923" list.
So the book, at least it's basic plot, is a rip-off of Parts: The Clonus Horror, a film that pre-dates the book by about 25 years.
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So the book, at least it's basic plot, is a rip-off of Parts: The Clonus Horror, a film that pre-dates the book by about 25 years.
To some extent they share a premise.
But plot? No, not at all. This is not even remotely similar to the similarities which prompted the threat of lawsuit against The Island.
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just one more chance for her to get naked...come on, you're not getting any younger!
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It sounds familiar because a thread for it already exists:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...let-me-go.html
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Re: Keira Knightly to star in "Never Let Me Go" - and it sounds familiar

Originally Posted by naitram View Post
just one more chance for her to get naked...come on, you're not getting any younger!
Well, she went topless in Domino and The Jacket.. that is, if your television's resolution could make them out.
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Well, she went topless in Domino and The Jacket.. that is, if your television's resolution could make them out.
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Well, she went topless in Domino and The Jacket.. that is, if your television's resolution could make them out.
Haha that's awesome...thank god for HD. (off to Netflix!)
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Wait... a rip-off of The Island which was a rip-off of Parts: The Clonus Horror?

Oh no, I've gone cross-eyed.
Also thought the Island ripped off a lot from Logan's Run.
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While the basic plot shares some elements with those others, if you'd read the book, you would know that this is about the furthest thing from being a rehash. It is very much a character-driven drama, intimite, frustrated and tragic, and the cloning aspect, while important, isn't even a particularly major part of the story. Whether or not the film ends up translating any of this successfully remains to be seen, but it's silly to write it off...
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Re: Keira Knightly to star in "Never Let Me Go" - and it sounds familiar

Let's boil down the plots of these movies to their basic premises:

The Island: Clones grown for harvesting become self-aware
The 6th Day: Clones grown for harvesting become self-aware
Never Let Me Go: Clones grown for harvesting become self-aware

This is the central plot of these movies. And they are all the same.
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OMG...movies with the same premise.

The sky must be falling.

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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
It sounds familiar because a thread for it already exists:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...let-me-go.html
This thread it totally ripping off that thread.

Let's get a little original here people.
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I take it her character is not someone who was cloned for the purpose of harvesting her breasts to implant into someone else. Seriously though, I do find her attactive, I do!
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Let's boil down the plots of these movies to their basic premises:

The Island: Clones grown for harvesting become self-aware
The 6th Day: Clones grown for harvesting become self-aware
Never Let Me Go: Clones grown for harvesting become self-aware

This is the central plot of these movies. And they are all the same.
That is not the plot of Never Let Me Go.
Have you read the book?
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Oh shit! A new movie about clones...might be a clone of an old book about clones... which may be a clone of another old movie about clones?!

Honestly? Who gives a fuck if it's a "copy", "Clone", or straight up "rip off"? If it's a decent flick no one but Uptight Anal Movie Nerds pissing up a storm online will care.

There, I said it.
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That is not the plot of Never Let Me Go.
Have you read the book?
The book doesn't have anything to do with it. It's the plot of the MOVIE. We are talking about the MOVIES.

Someone once said we might have a book forum here. I've only heard legends of it, like the Chupacabra.
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The book doesn't have anything to do with it. It's the plot of the MOVIE. We are talking about the MOVIES.
So you've read the script?
No? Then surely the book is the best guide we have to what the plot of the movie will be.
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So you've read the script?
No? Then surely the book is the best guide we have to what the plot of the movie will be.
You don't even win the home game with that response.
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This is quite funny.
A movie adaptation of a well known novel has been announced.
You claim to know what the plot of the movie will be, without knowing anything about either the novel or the script. When it's pointed out to you that the source material contradicts your assumptions you pretend it's irrelevant.

Well, I'll leave you to your fact free ranting and raving then.
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This is quite funny.
A movie adaptation of a well known novel has been announced.
You claim to know what the plot of the movie will be, without knowing anything about either the novel or the script. When it's pointed out to you that the source material contradicts your assumptions you pretend it's irrelevant.

Well, I'll leave you to your fact free ranting and raving then.
I love it. Looks like we've backed Baby into a corner.

Look Jack, it's not ranting and raving. It's cold fact. That's what the movie is going to be about. If it varies from the book, then that's a different argument.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=1237&cs=1

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/13414

http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2009/03/...ver-let-me-go/

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...scifi-nev.html

http://www.canmag.com/nw/13540-keira...ever-let-me-go

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/03/02...-fi-clone-pic/

It's about clones. Deal with it son.
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