Grant Morrison's New Movie, SINATORO. And You Will Be Invited To Get Involved.

Grant Morrison’s New Movie, SINATORO. And You Will Be Invited To Get Involved.

Posted by July 22, 2010 Comment

This is the poster for the psychedelic revenge thriller Sinatoro, for which comic book legend Grant Morrison will be writing the screenplay.

The writer of such comics as (breathes in) ArkhamAsylumAnimalManDoomPatrolStSwithinsDayWe3
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has a number of TV and movie projects in place including the much-Bleeding-Cool-covered Bonnyroad. And Bleeding Cool’s Brendon Connelly once called his screenplay for We3 the best unproduced screenplay he’d ever read. And I believe him.

The film’s producers are Zdonk with video director Adam Egypt Mortimer on board. Grant Morrison describes the film as “a hallucinatory road-trip into the American psyche, and it evolved into a unique and genre-busting project, worthy, we hope, of a new way of thinking about movies.”

Grant has always often been a one for metatextual ideas and the Zdonk production process is aimed at involving an audience interactively along the journey from script to screen. Grant explains “Sinatoro will be more than just a movie. It will be a love story, a cult, a philosophy, an ongoing participatory party that starts long before a picture hits the screen and lasts far beyond the final credits. I’m very excited to help create the first of a new kind of picture for the 21st century.”

The film synopsis reads as follows;

Sinatoro, a man with no past and no memories; the sole survivor of a car crash in the middle of a desolate American desert road. When he encounters the beautiful daughter of a cult leader, she convinces him to help defeat the forces of evil, which have overrun her town. His journey pits him against the world’s most dangerous gangster and allies him with a deranged astronaut, a drunken cowboy, and an army of hobos. As Sinatoro travels through an American landscape made of pop culture nightmares, he struggles to understand who he is and why everyone is out to get him.

As I was writing this, the director called wanting a chat. He’s just outside the convention centre, I’m on the first floor, I’ll go see what he wants…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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(Last Updated July 22, 2010 10:18 pm )

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