Although I had heard some rumblings about this film, it generally flew under my radar. I almost sh*t my pants when Is aw the trailer, as did almost everyone in the theater – a fact made evident through numerous exclamations of “what the f**k?!?” and the like.
I’ve been waiting in anticipation for a film like this, but I didn’t expect my anticipation to be satisfied for at least another half decade. Oliver Stone is known for the intensive research he conducts before executing a film and, frankly, that’s what surprises me.
I would have expected Stone to wait until more documents, etc. had been released from the White House (hopefully under an Obama registration) before making a film about George W. Bush. But, in reality, there is plenty of insider documentation of the Bush White House that has already been publicly published.
My educated guess is that W. will be an exploration of the man that is W. Bush. IMDB’s synopsis of the film would seem to bolster that guess:
A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush
In addition to what looks like a great premise, Josh Brolin will be playing W. and he looks like he’s really going to pull it off. Simply seeing a serious Bush in film is enough to make me curious, if not anxious to spend that dough on a movie ticket.
No release date has been set.
W. has definetely moved to the top of my “most anticipated of ’08” list.