Amazon.com isn’t content to sell you movies. They also want to make the movies they sell you. That’s why they’ve launched Amazon Studios, a website that allows aspiring screenwriters to submit their work, collaborate with other screenwriters, and win over a million dollars in monthly prizes. But the real prize seems to be a deal with Warner Bros.
The last time I interviewed Dolph Lundgren I got him to say “I must break you.” I was so excited I told my then girlfriend about it, but I got into trouble because she thought it was a sexual remark. Any one of my friends can attest that I’m way too about Ivan Drago to think about sex.
If you ask me, going back to the original script is a great idea. Hopefully it’s chalk-full of references to William Jennings Bryan and the gold standard, which is sure to bring the Ron Paul demographic out to the theaters.
Hopefully the third time’s a charm for director Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen. Actually, the first two times have already proven to be quite charming, as they consisted of Borat and Bruno. Even so, here’s hoping for a three-peat.
Kirsten Dunst was really close to getting a fourth gig as Mary Jane in Spider-Man 4. Sam Raimi had Tobey Maguire and company attached, but then bowed out to let Columbia reboot the series. Dunst is cool with that.
Tom Shadyac, director of Ace Ventura, Liar, Liar, Bruce Almighty, and the catastrophe that was Evan Almighty, is done with money. Turns out he sold his mansion, moved into a trailer park, and gave away all of his Benjamins to unknown sources (hole in the woods).
Carey Mulligan consistently looks like she just woke up from a nap. A nap where she dreamed about crying. Despite this, she’s a hot property in Hollywood these days.
Fans of “The Walking Dead” are about to get hit by a double whammy. Not only are there only three episodes left in the ridiculously short first season, but viewers will have to wait until next October to witness season two.
Lionsgate offered Mike White the opportunity to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and he has accepted. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the feature film adaptation of the Jane Austen/living dead mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith was one of the most sought after projects by some of Hollywood’s biggest helmers.
The Expendables explodes in the home on November 23rd, and in honor of its release we’re giving away an Expendables Blu-Ray + DVD Combo pack! That means you can watch the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download version simultaneously on three different set-ups. There are worse ways to make your head explode, am I right?!
Looks like being trapped underground for two months is finally starting to pay off. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment is negotiating to buy the film rights for the story of the Chilean miners. It’s not hard to believe that a Hollywood big shot would want to bring such a dramatic true life event to the big screen, but The Wrap also reports that the miners are negotiating roles for themselves.
Good news and bad news about the Footloose remake. The good news is it’s no longer a Zac Efron vehicle, and it’s no longer based on the Broadway musical. The bad news: it’s still a remake.
Those hoping to see Eric Christian Olsen’s head bitten off by a Norwegian’s open chest cavity will have to update their calendars.
Emma Stone is reuniting with her Easy A director, Will Gluck, for a second film. The ridiculously hot redhead will star as a yet-to-be-named character in the yet-to-be-named movie.
The 42 President will reportedly play himself, which means there’s a good chance we will see his penis.
Paul Giamatti has landed a role in The Hangover Part II, Deadline is reporting. The Oscar-nominated actor is set to join the cast of the Todd Phillips’ comedy sometime in the next few weeks. Although nothing has been confirmed, many are speculating that Giamatti will take on the tattoo-artist role originally offered to Mel Gibson.
Darren Aronofsky would like you to see his new film, Black Swan, as a companion to his previous Oscar nominated The Wrestler. Maybe they’ll show as a double feature. Black Swan is about a ballet dancer (Natalie Portman) losing her grip with reality, and The Wrestler was about a steroid monster trying to make up with his daughter.
Darren Aronofsky discussed some of his plans for the Wolverine sequel, and it sounds like this could be a really good movie about a guy who has knives jutting out of his metacarpus.
We don’t always agree on the happenings in the entertainment industry and we like to make our beefs public. Tom Hanks has the persona of being Hollywood’s golden child, but is he really a nice guy or is he in fact a total dick? Fight!
Between scissoring Mila Kunis in Black Swan and getting blazed with Danny McBride in Your Highness, Natalie Portman is all grows up and showing her wild side. That trend is slated to continue.
Elizabeth Banks has beat out acting powerhouses Amy Adams and Hilary Swank for the female lead role in Welcome to People, the directorial debut of Star Trek co-writer Alex Kurtzman.
Death’s repeated attempts to claim Dick Van Dyke via grisly ottomen-trippings never panned out, and now the actor lives another day thanks to porpoise interjection.
Christopher Nolan is getting actresses lined up in a pretty little row for The Dark Knight Rises casting. Doesn’t sound like Charlize and Vera are in the mix anymore, unless this is some kind of elaborate rouse, and if that’s the case, Nolan **shakes angry fist**
Rosario Dawson has made it clear that she’d like to appear as a sexy Klingon in the Star Trek sequel. I added the “sexy” part.
If New Line dumped Caruso over length (the same reason my last girlfriend dumped me), why would they bring in a guy who is talking about a multi-episode T.V. show? Any ideas?
The Three Stooges movie may be dead. At least, according to serious actor, Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Batman Forever). He shot down any hope of seeing him portray Curly in The Farrelly Brothers stab at the classic masochists. His main reason? Jim Carrey does not fat suit.
It’s nice to see Todd Phillips and Aaron Sorkin talking trash right to someone’s face. Rather than bitch and moan in an interview and then claim their words were “taken out of context,” the pair took the Writers Guild of America to task in front of the WGA West Coast president, John Wells.
A whole slew of actors want to play in Wes Anderson’s quirky sand box. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, Anderson’s next directorial project that he wrote with Roman Coppola.
Channing Tatum is steppin’ up 2 da Jump Street. The actor is in talks to don Silly Bandz and return to high school to totally narco on the student body with Jonah Hill.
The Spider-Man reboot will go where no other Spider-Man film has gone before, giving the audience a glimpse of Spidey’s life before his parents were killed.