I have to say that I'm pretty psyched about Blindness. It sounded cool with Julianne Moore, and even better when Mark Ruffalo took over for Daniel Craig. Somehow, in the increasing news, I'd missed one of the most delectable bits -- Jose Saramango's novel was adapted by Canadian actor/writer/director Don McKellar. If you have no idea who he is, you really need to run out and rent Last Night and Childstar, his two big features. You can also check him out in films like eXistenZ and Where the Truth Lies. But I digress. The Hollywood Reporter has posted a few more names that have been added to the production, continuing to make Fernando Meirelles apocalyptic pot sweeter.

We already know that Ruffalo is the doctor who is one of the victims of the blindness epidemic, and Moore is his wife who hasn't been stricken. Now Gael García Bernal has been cast as the "King of Ward 3," Alice Braga is "the girl with the dark glasses" and Danny Glover will narrate the story. Bernal is, of course, the star of The Science of Sleep, Braga recently had a starring role in Journey to the End of the Night and Glover was most recently in Shooter. The story is about the social breakdown of one city as it is swept with an epidemic of blindness. The main group, which includes the doctor and his wife, have come together as a make-shift family to survive. Meanwhile, the blind are quarantined while chaos and hysteria ensues. I'm sure it will be a hard-hitting thriller, but I'm wondering how long it will take for one of the spoof-crazy filmmakers to take on an adaptation. A horde of blind people who have no idea how to function without sight is both horrifying and potentially humorous.
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