Re: RARA-AVIS: Gary Phillips/ film rights /Kensington

Mark Sullivan (
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 10:57:10 -0400 (EDT) David wrote:

Violent Spring was optioned and then looked like it was set up to go at
HBO with Lawrence Fishburne starring as Monk. Then that didn't happen
and the rights reverted to Gary. So, yes, another lapsed option.

Too bad, Fishburne is a fave of mine. Did anyone see him in the recent
Always Outnumbered made for HBO (maybe Showtime? I forget which) movie
made from Mosley's book? Deep Cover is one of the best undercover cop
films. And I kind of enjoyed Bad Company from a Ross Thomas script,
although it doesn't seem to be very well thought of by many others.
Finally, it doesn't quite it into this list's topic, but he's great in
the new Matrix, an incredible mind-blower. Plus it's got the best-yet
American version of a Hong Kong shoot out (of course, it was
choreographed by a Hong Kong master).


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