Carnahan to Kill Pablo
Joe Carnahan has made a decision on his next film. Caught between a choice of White Jazz and Killing Pablo, he's chosen Killing Pablo.
White Jazz is the follow up to L.A. Confidential, although without the character connections due to studio rights. Killing Pablo is the film that tells the true story of the Colobian gangster Pablo Escobar who was assassinated and his drug cartel destroyed by U.S. Special Forces, U.S. Intelligence organisations, the Colombian military, and a vigilante gang run by another drug cartel.
So the choice was always a bit of a struggle for Joe Carnahan, and when he was being more open about blogging his career he asked his readership which he should do next, the decision was split.
What really seems to have made this for him, and he talks about it over on his site, is that there is another Pablo Escobar film in the works and since his script was there first he wants to get this film made before the other.
I'm not so sure that's a concern. I do understand that the audience can get tired of seeing films on the same subject, but if there was enough time between them wouldn't a Carnahan project attract you? Especially if there were months, perhaps even years between the two films?
I hope this doesn't mean he's going to rush the script to get it made. It also probably spells good news for the White Jazz film. We heard that George Clooney left the production, perhaps this means he'll rejoin if schedules allow when White Jazz comes back around again?
Which would you have preferred? I probably think that if his heart is in Killing Pablo then that's the film he should tackle, and holding off White Jazz for Clooney can only be a good thing can't it?