In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon heads back to the 1990s (for a change!), and looks at two very different hit movies.
Martin Scorsese came to Cape Fear off the back of Goodfellas, having never made a remake, and with the project originally with Steven Spielberg. Swapsies would need to take place.
As for The Madness Of King George, it was a case of several battles. To land the rights, to get the casting, to find the right title, and for a first-time movie director to find his feet – and fast.
Stories of both are discussed in this episode…