Is Black Sky Coming?

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Last night there was a private screening of Black Sky and a reaction on Twitter afterward:

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I did ask Todd Garner if there was a release date, and he said there was none yet, but Garner is resourceful, so I’m confident he will get a date and we will see this movie. And I have to remind myself that lots of movies take awhile to go from idea to release because there are fits and starts along the way. Look how long it took The Hobbit to even begin filming.

As to the devastating storms which occurred in Oklahoma last spring and left several dead including a father and son who were professional storm chasers, I don’t want to gloss over those situations. I grew up in Texas and have relatives in Oklahoma. I’ve seen the devastation of a tornado first hand — more than once. It looks like someone dropped a bomb, and the sense of death is overwhelming. It’s always amazed me how people go blithely on after something like that, so I would never treat that news flippantly. And if anything, the drama of a movie coming fairly closely on the heels of the Oklahoma disasters can help to humanize these ordeals in a way a news report or even a documentary cannot.

Garner made it clear he wants this movie experience to be very personal, “I wanted to make a movie where it would look at ordinary people (as opposed to mostly professional storm chasers) reacting to these situations when one minute they are living their lives, and the next minute things are completely out of their control and the house is falling in. What do they do? How do they deal with it? And hopefully the rest of us would ask ourselves how would we handle it?”

Is there any question Richard Armitage won’t deal with this in a way that makes the horror and stress real and leaves a resounding impact on the audience? Yep, we fans know he’s the perfect one to play a part like Gary Morris. I’m also very much looking forward to what the other cast will bring!

10 Comments

  1. God, I hope it’s coming soon–feels like we’ve been waiting forever. Would have killed to be at that preview.

  2. Bless you for sharing this exciting news Frenz! Now I can begin to hope that we might get to see it sooner rather than later! Do you think Todd Garner has any idea just how thrilled so many of us are at the very idea? ;)

  3. I can’t wait! I hope it comes out soon!

  4. […] wrote about whether it’s time to get our tornado gear ready for Black Sky, and I was already getting my willies out of the fangirling […]

  5. Our girl’s on it. Thanks, Frenz, for keep us informed!

  6. Thanks for keeping us informed……can’t wait to sit in the cinema and watch our man again on the big screen…..YUM !!!

  7. Surely. it won’t be much longer–I can’t wait either!

  8. […] RAFrenzy comments on this here. […]

  9. Oh, my goodness, I login today and the first thing I see is this gem? Thank you! We’ve been so worried about Richard missing out on his Hobbit momentum. I hope the movie comes out to theaters at just the perfect time to pique the interest of those who are not in the RArmy. I think many of us will have to bring smelling salts. I don’t know if I can handle looking at a movie screen size Wet!Richard and not squeal! hehehehe … OOOF! Just the thought of it gives me goosebumps. ;)

  10. Thanks Frenz for the update! I can’t wait to see this movie; it’s such a different genre/character for RA and it promises to be very entertaining….


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