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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    03 Mar '10 15:51
    Bobby Fischer in an upcoming movie titled Pawn Sacrifices
  2. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    03 Mar '10 15:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Bobby Fischer in an upcoming movie titled Pawn Sacrifices
    Do you have a link for that, or are you just pulling one of my 8 legs?

    Edit: I thought it was funny to put in the legs thing.... its not?... maybe your right, drunken poster here
  3. 03 Mar '10 16:14
    Hmmm, it appears that it is true:

    http://www.themovieinsider.com/m7021/pawn-sacrifice/
  4. 03 Mar '10 16:22 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Kaaosaste
    Hmmm, it appears that it is true:

    http://www.themovieinsider.com/m7021/pawn-sacrifice/
    Hopefully Kirsten Dunst shall make an appearance as well with Spassky as Venom, Larsen as Rhino and Petrosian as the Green goblin, with perhaps a cameo role for greenpawn as the pizza man and blackbeetle as himself, complete with a synoptic suit with a huge glowing beetle on the back that make him virtuous instead of wayward.
  5. 03 Mar '10 17:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Hopefully Kirsten Dunst shall make an appearance as well with Spassky as Venom, Larsen as Rhino and Petrosian as the Green goblin, with perhaps a cameo role for greenpawn as the pizza man and blackbeetle as himself, complete with a synoptic suit with a huge glowing beetle on the back that make him virtuous instead of wayward.
    as Hollywood goes,

    Tim Robbins plays Spassky
    Brian Dennehy plays Karpov
    Daniel Day-Lewis plays Tal
    And uh, Ben Affleck can play Petrosian. I don't see why not.
  6. 03 Mar '10 18:36
    Originally posted by allostery
    as Hollywood goes,

    Tim Robbins plays Spassky
    Brian Dennehy plays Karpov
    Daniel Day-Lewis plays Tal
    And uh, Ben Affleck can play Petrosian. I don't see why not.
  7. 03 Mar '10 18:44
    ...and Robin Williams will play a hilarious wise-cracking hyperactive psychiatrist/chess mentor whose troubled past and great wisdom will be revealed when the film turns serious about halfway through.
  8. 03 Mar '10 20:09
    Originally posted by allostery
    as Hollywood goes,

    Tim Robbins plays Spassky
    Brian Dennehy plays Karpov
    Daniel Day-Lewis plays Tal
    And uh, Ben Affleck can play Petrosian. I don't see why not.
    And in a surprising display of dramatic license, comparable only to the casting choices made in The Last Samurai, Chris Tucker as Hikaru Nakamura and the guy who played Babu Bhatt in Seinfeld as Magnus Carlsen.
  9. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    03 Mar '10 20:11
    seriously, Greg Kaidanov should play Spassky
  10. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    03 Mar '10 21:39
    Originally posted by irontigran
    seriously, Greg Kaidanov should play Spassky
    but they will ruin the whole story and have wesley snipes or someone else play him and everything will suck
  11. 03 Mar '10 21:51
    I have a very hard time seeing Tobey Maguire in this role. Maybe it can work but I doubt it.
  12. 03 Mar '10 21:57
    Properly done it would a good film.

    I noticed this.

    "The story centers on the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky."

    So it appears they stop at 1972. Good.

    If they can capture the total chess frenzy that went around the world
    in the Autumn of '72 then it will be something.

    You had to be there. it was incredible and totally unforgetable.
  13. 03 Mar '10 22:20
    Originally posted by TSaffle
    I have a very hard time seeing Tobey Maguire in this role. Maybe it can work but I doubt it.
    I think he's a good pick. RJF was socially slow and tobey has a knack for playing parts like that.
  14. 03 Mar '10 22:45
    He was socially slow with non-chess players. He had no time for them.

    It was the NCP's who wrote how ignorant and shy he was.
    Why should he speak or open up to them?
    They knew nothing about chess so he had nothing to say to them.

    To other chess players and his friends he just like any other kid from the Bronx.
  15. 03 Mar '10 22:51
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    He was socially slow with non-chess players. He had no time for them.

    It was the NCP's who wrote how ignorant and shy he was.
    Why should he speak or open up to them?
    They knew nothing about chess so he had nothing to say to them.

    To other chess players and his friends he just like any other kid from the Bronx.
    Opening up has nothing to do with being social. If you can only be socially normal with a select group then you are not socially normal.