There’s a certain level of similarity that permeates a lot of Hollywood films. A book adaptation here, a comic book movie there. But here’s a project that, despite its surface appearances, at least sounds like it has some originality to it. Heat Vision reports that Elijah Wood will star in Grand Piano, a movie being compared to “Speed at a piano.” There have been all kinds of Die Hard-related movies – hell, Speed itself is basically Die Hard on a bus – but there’s something kind of awesome and ridiculous about that concept being applied to a musical instrument. More after the jump.
Here’s the plot description:
The story concerns a once-great concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just when he’s about to play the first bar, he notices somebody has written a threatening note on his music sheet. He’s now forced to play his best concert ever to save his life as well as his wife’s.
I REALLY want to see this movie just to find out what kind of insane villain would set up such an elaborate plot. “Play the best concert of your life, or you and your wife die!” I love it already. It’s totally nuts.
Rodrigo Cortes, the director of the “one-man-trapped-in-a-coffin” movie Buried, is producing, so it makes sense that there’s a connection to the feeling of isolation and claustrophobia in both. Wood will play the lead, and Eugenio Mira will direct from Damien Chazelle’s script. It’s an indie project, so here’s hoping this comes out in theaters and we can watch all take in the suspense of Grand Piano on the big screen.