"Southland Tales" to Hit U.S. -- In One Form or Another

by | June 30, 2006 | Comments

Several websites have reported the news, but we’ll throw the linkage to the fine folks at Movie City News, cuz I’m pretty sure they broke the scoop. Apparently, Richard Kelly‘s "Southland Tales," which was met with much derision and disbelief at the Cannes Film Festival, will be getting a North American release courtesy of Sony Pictures… We’re just not sure which version we’ll be getting.

From Movie City News: "All Domestic Rights To Southland Tales Bought By Sony Home Entertainment Chief Ben Feingold… Film Will Be Released In Finished Version, Not The One Shown At Cannes, But Not As Edited By The Studio, But By Richard Kelly, Who Is Already In Early Preproduction On Part II… Unclear If A Sony Arm Will Release Or If Theatrical Will Go To An Associated Company, Like Samuel Goldwyn… Kelly Strongly Argues That The Film Cost $16.9 Million And Not More, As Rumored By People Associated With The Film."

Second film from the director of "Donnie Darko," "Southland Tales" stars The Rock, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jon Lovitz, and … John Larroquette? Cool.