Hello and welcome to Chat Noir Studio's "Death in Venice" production thread!
I sense that this thread will exist for a while...
First things first, this is the cast:
AnotherNewDawn ........ as Marc
Sonya ................. as Julia
ScarletRhapsody........ as Claire
Dulci ................. as Melanie
Kuroken ............... as Sebastian
Usagi ................. as Mary Ellen
Rosegirl .............. as Scarlett / Violet
The "Death in Venice" project had a turbulent history. It was written by Kate Lee in mid 2006 and originally to be directed by NeoNoir using "The Movies" and external tools. This collaboration would be under the banner of "Decadent Pictures". The roles were cast and lines were delivered, but the project was eventually shelved due to unknowable circumstances. :33:
The project was revived in July of 2009 as NeoNoir passed the baton back to the black cats studios executives. Well, there really wasn't any studio at this point as spiderwebs were hanging everywhere in the Chat Noir offices and the staff was missing. But the resurgence of Moviestorm and other equally powerful and simple tools as an alternative to our old beloved Lionhead's game was the rallying call for the staff, and it seems that now that they may be finally working on it after all.
What is it about?
"Death in Venice" is an operatic drama-romance about assassins and revenge. It bears little relation with Thomas Mann's famous novella of the same name - except for the title, and perhaps its ultimate subject matter: irresistible forces inside us that bring us to our demise.
What's the status?
Kate has rewritten parts of the script, and the studio decided early on to recast the main female role whose lines had been most changed. The auditions were very successful and with the cast now complete, work has begun.
There were rumours that the movie could be divided in two parts, as the script was devised this way at one point at NeoNoir's request. However, this is not certain at this time.
Learning new tools will take some time, and there are many technical challenges ahead. Patience!
Meanwhile, the staff at Chat Noir is just glad to be back! :balloon:
Edited by mr_chatnoir, 19 August 2009 - 04:40 PM.