"2001: A Space Odyssey"
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Written by: Arthur C. Clark
Score adapted by: John Williams
Henry Ian Cusick as Dave Bowman
Patrick Wilson as Frank Poole
Douglas Rain as HAL
Tom Hanks as Dr. Heywood Floyd
Tagline: "Open The Pod Bay Doors, Hal"
Synopsis: This epic odyssey tells of the evolution of man through three segments. The first is about one man-ape, three million years ago, discovers a giant monolith that makes him think and act like a man. Three million years later Dr. Floyd goes to Clavius base on the moon for a urgent meeting. Scientists discover a giant monolith buried in the moon and Floyd and his team go to check it out. 18 months later David Bowman and Frank Poole go on a mission to Jupiter with the help of the supercomputer, the HAL 9000. A tragic accident caused HAL leaves Dave alone with an unexpected turn in human evolution when Bowman leaves the ship because he can't operate it alone.
What the press would say:
This new masterpeice has the same brilliance and beauty of Kubrick's original. The acting by realitive unknown Cusick and Oscar winning hanks is superb but is secondary to the cinematography and visual effects that leave you stunned. Using models instead of CGI is brilliant and more real than any computer can make.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects