Early in the book, Night (everyone calls him by his second name) is at a meeting in his agent's office here when the conversation turns to basketball. "I believe if I had unlimited time to practice," he says, "after two years, I'd be able to shoot with any NBA player."Good lord.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
That's the great headline from the LA Times about the box office bomb "Lady in the Water" and the not-so-secret pleausure people are taking in the temporary fall of director M. Night. Of course, the biggest bomb of the weekend was "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," starring Uma Thurman. I can't find any budget online but Uma Thurman is getting pricey and director Ivan Reitman painted on a big canvas. I'd be shocked if this movie didn't cost $70 million as well (the budget of "LITW") and it certainly will end up making a LOT less. But Night is a more fun story, so don't think there's a conspiracy here. And risible details like this from a book about him do make Night a certain figure of fun: