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