A Hunter Darkly

Two goodies via popbitch: Hunter S Thompson’s last column, on the joys of “shotgun golf” with Bill Murray, and (don’t miss this) a teaser trailer for A Scanner Darkly.

I read the book for the second time lately and it was every bit as good as I remember – especially the end. Judging by the trailer (which is always a bad idea), they might not have screwed it up too much here… I was dubious when I saw the word “Keanu” (surely Johnny Depp would have been better), but at least he’s genuinely animated in this setting. ;-) And Robert Downey Jr as Barris, Woody Harrelson as Luckman, and (yay) Winona Ryder as Donna – that could work. The scramble suit looks pretty cool, too. So: so far so good. The only thing I didn’t like was that tagline: “In seven years, everything you do will be recorded.” Well, no, see, only if you’re under observation by narcs. Anyway, we’ll see.

One Response to “A Hunter Darkly”

  1. February 25th, 2005 | 2:43 pm

    I will do my usual thing and wait for someone else to see it…