Skip to comments."Basic Instinct" scribe Eszterhas eyes virgin
Posted on 08/08/2009 3:05:46 AM PDT by GonzoII
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - He may have sanded his jagged edge, but Joe Eszterhas still, apparently, has the basic instinct.
The polarizing scribe, who hasn't had a film released theatrically in the U.S. in more than a decade, has signed on to a project about the mystical sighting of a virgin in 16th century Mexico.
Eszterhas will write the screenplay about the virgin of Guadalupe, a vision that appeared to the Aztec peasant Juan Diego in 1531. While some scholars question Diego's existence, the event is credited with helping to spread Catholicism at a time of economic and social turmoil in the country. Earlier this decade, Diego was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic church.
Eszterhas, sounding like someone other than the man who gave the world hard-R potboilers like "Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls," noted that the Guadalupe project was a "labor of love" and that he had been "hoping for some time to write a film that is both entertaining and inspiring."
The untitled project will be produced by Mpower Pictures, the spirituality-minded banner founded by former Mel Gibson producing partner Steve McEveety.
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I suppose his next project will be about "the mystical work of a carpenter."
There's nothing as pathetic as a liberal writer who thinks he got away with an insult too slick for flyover people to grasp.
Face it, Zeitchik - you're just another none-too-bright socialist tool, trying to get enough head-pats from your masters so you can continue feeding yourself.
Joe had a conversion and is now a devout Catholic if I remember correctly.
Mystical sighting of a virgin?
Right here, bonehead (but certainly not female)
There are few movies these days that I care to see. This would be one of them.
My reference was to the writer of the article about the movie.
Maybe he is just trying to sell a book & a movie, maybe he is sincere.
I was thinking about posting something about the odds of finding a virgin in Mexico. And then I realized:
1. Some smart-ass freeper beat me to it.
2. My joke would get me banned.
I don't know why they never call Juan Diego by his full name, Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin.
Get thee to Las Vegas, young man. ;-D
Thanks for the addition.
I don’t want it to fall off before I’m 35.
Ack, I turn 35 in less than 3 weeks. And yes, it is true, if you don’t use it, you lose it (unless you’re a member of the clergy, in which case your generals receive a special dispensation for disuse).
The virgin is also sometimes seen here in the Philippines.
In Catholic culture, Diego is seen as a peasant...but in some ancient Mexican writings, he is an Aztec of princely blood.
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