Had the traditional American St.Pattyâ€™s day feast of corned beef and cabbage today, also managed to flip through the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and was pretty surprised by what I read.
A couple years back, a film version of the Clive Cussler novel â€“ Sahara â€“ was released. Being a fan of Cusslerâ€™s Dirk Pitt series, the moment I realized that one of my favorite novels was about to hit the big screen I was beyond excited.
While the movie was loosely based on the book (no movie completely follows any book unless weâ€™re talking Stephen King â€“ even then after 8 hours of a miniseries he misses a few details) I enjoyed it immensely. No campier than any Bond flick, the movie had a solid plot, superb acting, and everyone nailed their role even the guy who played Al Giordino (the stocky Italian sidekick).
So anyhow, here I am, 2 years later, hoping another Cussler adaptation is on the way when I catch this article which in short saysâ€¦ Sahara was a flop, Cussler hated it, and he sued the production company for butchering his story.
Dude, Raise The Titanic was shit, Sahara was gold. I can toss it in my DVD player any day of the week and watch it from start to finish. IMHO the best entertainment is often built off a tumultuous relationship â€“ I have no idea how this movie could have flopped and I easily could have seen McConaughey pull off other stories like Dragon from the Cussler library. Iâ€™m hoping something positive comes out of this pissing match as Iâ€™m sure the franchise could only grow if these wingnuts could friggin get along.