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Spike Lee Taps '12 Years A Slave' DP To Shoot Next Joint w/ Sony F55 4K

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 12, 2013 8:02 PM
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We'll have to wait a little long for that Spike Lee/Bradford Young director/DP collaboration some have been hoping for, because Spike tells The Hollywood Reporter that he's brought on DP Sean Bobbitt - who not only shot Spike's upcoming Oldboy adaptation, but also Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave - to shoot his still untitled Kickstarter-funded Spike Lee joint.

And for you gear-heads out there, Spike adds that Bobbitt will be shooting with Sony’s F55 4K - a camera gunning for the RED One 4K and Arri Alexa.

“I love film, but the budget dictates how you do it,” Lee said “Our last two films were digital.”

Spike raised just over $1.4 million to make the film, which currently boast Michael K. WilliamsStephen Tyrone Williams (the film's male lead) and Zaraah Abrahams (the film's leading lady), as cast members.

Also, Raphael Saadiq will compose the film's soundtrack.

We still don't have a plot, other than what we already know about the film's focus on human beings addicted to blood (although it's not a vampire movie).

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  • Agent K | September 13, 2013 3:21 PMReply

    Over at The Playlist, it says the title is "Da Blood of Jesus". Is that the official title?

  • blah, blah | September 13, 2013 10:50 AMReply

    So here is my wild guess: a film adaptation of My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due

  • Dankwa Brooks | 'Nother Brother Entertainment | September 12, 2013 11:01 PMReply

    Well Spike Instagrammed him shooting the Opening Sequence for his Kickstarter Joint with KERWIN DEVONISH the DP who shot RED HOOK SUMMER and despite what many thought of the film I thought it looked great. So great I wrote about it on the 'Nother Brother blog. (You can search Red Hook Summer Cinematography and my name to read it)

    In any case expect DeVonish to be listed under Second Unit or something in the credits.

  • sthn | September 12, 2013 8:30 PMReply

    He didn't use Anastas Michos? He films black people good...

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