Friday, September 7, 2007

Phantasmagoria The Movie

Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll is an upcoming film by Marilyn Manson with Anthony Silva and Geoff Cox. It is directed by Manson as part of his Celebritarian Corporation art movement. It is being produced by Blue Light for Wild Bunch and has a budget of $4.2m.
The script for the film has been complete as of December 2005 and shooting is slated to begin late 2007. At a press conference for the film Manson (who will be playing Carroll) and Lily Cole(who will be playing Alice) showed a five-minute trailer to around sixty journalists which was generally well-received.

Directed by Marilyn Manson
Produced by Alain de la Mata
Written by Lewis Carroll (adapted)
Marilyn Manson
Geoffrey Cox
Anthony Silva
Starring Marilyn Manson
Lily Cole
Tilda Swinton
Evan Rachel Wood
Music by Marilyn Manson
Cinematography yeasa
Release date(s) 2008
Country United States
Language English


A synopsis given to journalists at the press conference mentioned above read:

Victorian England.

A haunted writer in an isolated castle is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention.

“Now all my nightmares know my name.”

He is Lewis Carroll. Terrified of what waits for him each night.

Manson has stated his aim for the project is to “redefine the horror genre” and bring it back to the days of “PolaƄski and Hitchcock”. The film has also been linked with other projects such as Alejandro Jodorowsky’s King Shot and an as yet untitled film with Tilda Swinton. Swinton will also play Manson's dream wife in the movie.

Manson stated in June 2006 that he sees himself “as more a student of film than of music” and after Phantasmagoria is planning a trilogy of films retelling three Edgar Allan Poe stories.


The short films, and possibly the feature film, will reportedly be made available through Manson’s official website though he has also stated that the first film’s release will be “very unconventional”.

Manson has also made many references to how his website will change in the future, stating that the website is very video-extensive and “has been created to be a place where you can see even more than what is in the film, whether it will be viewed as trailers or teasers, or further elements that aren’t necessary to support the film. If you enjoy the film, there’s a wealth of knowledge there to dig deeper”.

"Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll" is still "very much happening," Manson told Billboard magazine. "We postponed the film until after this tour, so probably November, December." Release Date looks to be heading towards a 2008 release.

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