Lost in London

Woody Harrelson is making a movie based on the time he ended up in jail for a night in London. A comedy, based on “one of the worst nights of my life”, it co-stars Willie Nelson and Owen Wilson. Harrelson wrote and directed it, but MV5BMmMwOGI3ZDUtMTYxZi00OTc0LWE0YjItMjhlY2EzY2NkNTZlL2ltYWdlL2ltYWdlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTExMjY1OTU@__V1_UY268_CR147,0,182,268_AL_.jpgthe reason the movie REALLY stands out is that it will be streamed live into theatres as he shoots it.

One night only, obviously, so mark your calendars: January 19th, 9pm EST, Lost In London will be broadcast live into about 550 theatres or so. The 100 minute movie will be shot in one take but covers 14 different locations.

“No one has ever shot a movie and live broadcast it into cinemas at the same time,” says Harrelson, and I’m inclined to believe him. “No one’s ever been that stupid — until now.”

 

I’ve always loved theatre and film and wanted to find the best way to merge the two. When I decided to shoot this in real time, I realized it wasn’t quite like true theatre because the one piece missing was a live audience. By broadcasting the film live as it is being shot I hope to truly blend the excitement of live theater with the scale and scope of the film.”

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13 thoughts on “Lost in London

  1. Christopher

    Some ideas are so far out you know their execution is either going to be genius or a complete disaster. I wish this were one of those ideas. But I think it’s more likely to be like Hitchcock’s Rope, that he shot sequentially, mostly, I think, just to try it. It’s not bad but it’s not all that great either. Sometimes with ideas like this all you get is an interesting experiment that at best is only worth seeing once.

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  2. Widdershins

    Those who operate on the far edges always manage to move the middle, even if it’s just a little bit … I like the audaciousness … much like that ‘first-person shooter’ movie a while back … because someone will get it right in the not-too-distant future and will create another ‘Avatar’ leap forward. 😀

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  3. Harlon

    This has gotten my curiousity, it seems innovative, perhaps risky – I have to give credit to someone who can do that. How and where we watch/stream films now – and the hierarchy of the ownership of film from big studios to indies down to the individual who came up with a great script or concept is changing and kudos to anyone who wants to push the envelope a little further. Harlon

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