Baz Luhrmann seemingly opened a can of worms when he revealed in June that he has a four-hour cut of his newest film “Elvis.”
And now, ever for the reason that musical biopic premiered this previous summer time, the 59-year-old director has been heading off followers who truly need to view the prolonged model.
“I inform you what, all my tweets are nothing however, ‘We need the four-hour model! We need the four-hour model!’” the Aussie filmmaker not too long ago advised ScreenRant.
“I believe individuals are at my gates with pitchforks saying, ‘We need the four-hour model!’”
The “Great Gatsby” director defined how the dad or mum community may probably transfer ahead with releasing an extended cut because the original movie is doing well on the streamer.
“I don’t shut my thoughts to the concept there can be an prolonged cut,” Luhrmann added. “Right now, with how lengthy it’s stayed within the theaters and the way nicely it’s executed, it’s crossed the road.”
“But it’s executed so nicely on HBO Max over the weekend, so it’s in regards to the dad or mum firm going, ‘Wow, it’s actually value spending the cash,’” he mentioned.
“I’m not closed to it, however not now. I’m just a little bit on the drained facet,” he added.
Luhrmann additionally famous how he would wish roughly 4 to 6 months to do further work on the prolonged model of “Elvis” earlier than dropping the four-hour cut on HBO Max.
The lengthier adaption would theoretically discover subplots together with music icon Elvis Presley (performed by a darker-haired, deeper-voiced iteration of Austin Butler) falling in love together with his first girlfriend Dixie, his struggles with barbiturate habit, his relationship together with his band and assembly President Richard Nixon.
The Golden Globe winner told Radio Times earlier this in regards to the longer cut, saying it helped inform the complete story of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s brief life.
“I’d have appreciated to lean into a number of the different issues extra,” Luhrmann mentioned. “There’s a lot extra. I imply, there’s plenty of stuff that I shot.”
“What occurs is [Elvis] begins doing wackadoo issues … I had it in there for some time, however there simply comes a degree the place you’ll be able to’t have every little thing in, so I simply tried to trace the spirit of the character.”