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Krakatoa: National Geographic Eyes Big Bang

Variety says National Geographic Feature Films is developing a historical drama set against the 1883 volcanic eruption of Krakatoa. The trade pub says the film will follow the "Titanic" formula, focusing on love-driven characters as they fight to survive.

Variety doesn't mention anything about bad dialog or an egotistical director, so these "Titanic" elements may or may not be attached to "Krakatoa."

Why is National Geographic involved in this production? "Because of National Geographic's mission and research resources, we are uniquely qualified to bring this historic event to the screen," says Dennis Patrick, executive producer of "Krakatoa" and president of National Geographic Ventures.

A more fitting explanation: Because it's gonna make a lot more money than half-naked natives and nature shows. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on April 8, 2004 01:21 PM
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