Re: RARA-AVIS: Charles Williams Films

From: Ekkehard Kn (
Date: 10 Jun 2001

E. Borgers wrote:

> Among the other films based on Williams:
> (...)an
> Australian sea thriller with Nicole Kidman,

This is Dead Calm (great film by brilliant director Phillip Noyce) and has an interesting story: there was - and actually is - an almost complete version of a film by Orson Welles based on that book (with Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Oja Kodar), which in the parts I know looks very promising. Sean Connery - whom Welles asked to play the lead role in his film - refused, but then, after Welles' death, wanted to option it. Oja Kodar, Welles' partner since the early 70ies, now refused and sold the rights to the Australians
(for much less money, she says).

Ekkehard Crime Corner. Die Krimi-Website

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