Birdie.Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Safe House, an original spy thriller set in South Africa, but let's not make this a racial thing. The script, written by David Guggenheim, "follows a young U.S. intelligence agent who must go on the run with a newly arrived prisoner (Denzel’s potential role) after his titular safe house comes under attack — think of a mix between Collateral and Three Days of the Condor." Sounds more like a mix between Bulletproof and Spy Hard. Guggenheim sparked a bidding war with the script this past winter.A spy thriller wouldn't be my next project choice for Denzel, but I don't commission 10% of his salary to tell him what sets to show up on. The overall concept for Safe House seems stale though, and I can't understand why studios would clamor over one another to secure it. Maybe Denzel knows something I don't. Like where I put my car keys. I gotta get out of this trunk before the sun sets. The desert gets chilly at night. (Vulture)
Kudos to Colin Farrell for going au naturale on the set of the new Seth Gordon-directed comedy Horrible Bosses. I always knew his hair was too thick and lustrous to be real. The combover does an awesome job of transforming him into a superior I'd like to stab in the ear with a Bic.Horrible Bosses follows three friends who all have horrible bosses they want to end, so they decide to swap their murders like in that old Hitchcock flick Strangers on a Train. Netflix it, ya uncultured swine. The three guys are played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, and the bosses are Colin Farrell as coke head exec, Kevin Spacey as a master manipulator, and Jennifer Aniston as nymphomaniac dentist. Also, Jamie Foxx plays a scam artist named Motherfucker Jones, but I'm guessing you're too busy imagining getting banged by Aniston in a dentist's chair. (NYPost)
Kinda hot, right?Plot details for Men In Black 3 have entered the Internet's atmosphere and they reveal the film will be set in the 1960's. In the film, Will Smith must travel through time to stop Jemaine Clement's evil alien Yaz from killing Agent K. The thought being that without K around to defend the galaxy time and time again, the world will be completely destroyed. Which is bad. But on the other hand, we wouldn't have to suffer through Tommy Lee Jones' portrayal of Two-Face in Batman Forever. It's a toss up for me.The Apple Store appears in the film as a time travel hub with the iPhone being the primary device for personal time travel. It still won't be able to make or accept calls though. Science fiction can only take you so far. (JoBlo)
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Have you always wanted to co-direct a movie with Ridley Scott but have been prevented from doing so by your crippling fear of 30 Odd Foot of Grunts guitarist Russell Crowe? Good news. Scott and State of Play director Kevin MacDonald are partnering with YouTube and Sundance to give everyday sacks like you the chance at finding your inner filmmaker.The documentary will be called Life In a Day, and feature video entries from DIY filmmakers around the world. The only real guideline is that you need to shoot and submit your footage on July 24th, 2010. Everyone whose footage is selected will receive a co-director credit in what is surely to be the longest opening credits sequence ever. This idea has actually sparked the imagination of several directors. In fact, Uwe Boll's firsthand experience with Epic Fails has him in talks to direct Break: The Movie (Ed. Note: Lie), and Brett Ratner is spending a lot of time on ChatRoulette. A frightening amount of time actually. (THR)
After a string of box office failures, Kevin Smith finds a successful second career as a mime.Don't expect to hear too much about Kevin Smith's Red State. Spurned by the media coverage caused by Southwest's no fatties policy, the director has decided to make his Fred Phelps-inspired genre-bending horror film quietly with no major announcements to the press. He'd also like to stay away from casting big names for the project, and focus more on the difficult task of casting well-known unknowns. This where story am confusing. Explain me Kevin, Smith.“For the first time since "Clerks" I’m trying to go, not unknown, but actors who aren’t like, you’re gonna see them on screen and not know their name…it’s a weird kind of in between neither place that I’m reaching for. It’s not complete unknown and it’s not remotely f*cking recognizable, name recognizable…It’s really tough to find actors whose name you don’t know. You know you can go to "Law and Order" and grab anybody from the cast and they’ve done five or six episodes and sh*t but you’d still recognize them and you’d be watching the movie and be like “that’s that dude, I’ve seen that dude on "Law and Order!” “Huh? So, he's making a "Law & Order" movie? Without Sam Waterston? What's going on here? Did you catch all that Britney??(Collider)
M. Night Shyamalan's string of box-office failures has finally caught up with him. With the critical and financial debacle known as The Last Airbender dying a slow, painful death in theaters, Universal is seeking to distance its upcoming project, The Night Chronicles: Devil, from the director. Universal has decided to tweak the title a bit to something less … attributed to. According to Box Office Mojo the film will now be known simply as Devil. A safe move considering the crap The Last Airbender has been getting from critics and fans alike. While renaming the film is a great idea, I'm not sure it's going to fool everyone. Instead of Devil, maybe they should have went with The First Water Straightener or Not an M. Night Shyamalan Movie, just to be sure. (DreadCentral)
Sí se puede…make an awesome Lego trailer.Outside of Hobo with a Shotgun, Machete might be the greatest trailer ever made. But even the best wasn't good enough for filmmaker David Vann, who decided to improve upon perfection by doing a scene-for-scene remake of the trailer using Legos. Needless to say, it's awesome. Even in Lego form, Danny Trejo is a terrifying man. (CinemaBlend) Watch the Lego version of Machete after the jump.
If you liked the domestic trailer for The Green Hornet, you'll love the new international trailer. It's basically the same as the domestic, except all references to freedom and democracy have been removed. The same goes for the scene where Seth Rogen wraps himself in an American flag and takes a dump on a map of the world. Other than that, it's pretty much the same.Watch the international trailer for the The Green Hornet after the jump.
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Good news everybody!! In forty years when we're all greeting the chubby masses at Wal-Mart because there's no money left for Social Security payouts, we can at least sleep peacefully knowing that the Twilight leads/murderers are living more than comfortably. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner will be paid $41 million to mumble their way through The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. That breaks down to $25 million upfront plus 7.5 percent of the gross revenue. Multiply that by the fact that the gross is a f*ckload and you've got MO' MONEY! MO' MONEY!! MO' MONEY!!! That's solid arithmetic so don't even reach for your calculator.But, you know what? They've earned it. They put their privacy and safety in harms way on a daily basis. Bless those marble-mouthed youngsters and their chiseled stomachs. Now if you'll excuse me. The car I live in is being towed. Time to turn on the waterworks. (/Film)
In today's edition of No Sh*t, Sherlock News, Roger L. Jackson, the actor who provided the voice of Ghostface killer, not rapper Ghostface Killah, in the previous Scream movies is returning for Scream 4. He pushed "staring into the abyss" two months and now there's an opening in his schedule. Jackson proclaimed in his normal voice:“It’s a lot of fun, I love the work! It’s going to be a great horror sequel.”So there you have it, the guy who does the voice of Ghostface says not to worry about all the rewrites and recasting that is going on with Scream 4, it's going to be a great horror sequel. He's elated the gang could get back together so he can continue to shake off the stink of being the voice of Skeet Ulrich. (CinemaBlend)
Our sentiments exactly.Looks like MGM's brokeassedness will cost them a lot more than just The Hobbit. The studio's historic James Bond series is also reportedly out this bitch. Production has halted on the upcoming Sam Mendes-directed Bond 23, and that it may not begin again. In fact, it could be years before we see Bond on the big screen again. Which means we'll have to spend our time mercilessly blowing up our friends with proximity mines. Which gets old after the first few hundred times. From the UK Daily Mirror:Production crew were told in April the £132million blockbuster, starring Daniel Craig, had been postponed amid “financial problems” at debt-ridden movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which co-funded the film.But now it has confirmed the movie has been axed – and it could be years before the secret agent with a licence to kill is back on the big screen.Bond has been MGM's golden ticket for years on end. If they can't scrape together assets to make another blockbuster, it's unlikely they'll weather this storm. Better keep those Daniel Craig popsicles in the freezer for now, lame housewives and weird dudes. They're scary collector's items now.
Here's a quick video that turns "Arrested Development" into an action movie. Until I watched it, I didn't realize just how much fighting, shooting, and ziplining there was in the show. This could be a new direction for the feature film that will probably never get made. The Bluth family doesn't take kindly to anyone tearing them apart but themselves. Cue Buster mowing down a crowd of pedestrians.
Wicked Lasers designed a blue laser called the Spyder III Pro Arctic that looks an awful lot like a lightsaber. It has the ability to kill people, and LucasFilm has a problem with that. Even the warning on the product itself basically says not to turn the thing on: Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to the power of 1W of laser power. It will blind permanently and instantly and set fire quickly to skin and other body parts, use with extreme caution and only when using the included eye protection. Customers will be required to completely read and agree to our Class IV Laser Hazard Acknowledgment Form. It doesn't get more metal than setting fire to skin and other body parts. Do they mean body parts not covered by skin? What kind of creature is handling these miracles of modern science? Apparently those pussies at LucasFilm can't handle the shear awesomeness of death lasers: It has come to our attention that a company called Wicked Lasers is selling a highly dangerous product out of Hong Kong that is designed to look like a lightsaber from Star Wars. This product is not licensed or approved by Lucasfilm in any way. We have demanded that Wicked Lasers immediately cease and desist their infringing activities. As Wicked Lasers itself admits, this product can cause serious injury to the user and other people. We strongly discourage consumers from purchasing it. I guess I get it. Someone sells a product that resembles a cherished icon from your landmark films, and said product sets some kid on fire, you might wind up with egg on your face. But it's awesome blue egg that emits a 445nm ultra high power 1W beam which appears up to 4000% brighter than the Sonar's 405nm violet beam! Check out video of the Spyder III after the jump…
Very rudely, the Predator race has used the planet as their personal playground without so much as a tip of the hat.This year, they're back, and they're taking some of us with them back to their personal game reserve. I may sound bitter, and that's probably unfair to the Predators. Actually, they've been integral to world history, as I've wanted to showcase. Thanks for the pyramids, you greedy, trigger-happy jerks!
He's made Adrien Brody go full-retard and Mark Wahlberg apologize to plants, but it looks like M. Night Shyamalan won't have the opportunity to shame Bradley Cooper. The A-Team star, who has flown tanks and willingly posed for the above picture, has opted out of Shyamalan's next project (which the Law of Averages dictates will be terrible) due to "schedule conflicts." Mmmmm-hmmmm.It's believed that Cooper will be tied up with The Hangover 2, but the news comes at a suspicious time as Shyamalan's The Last Airbender is drawing the worst reviews of the year. And let's not forget, Furry Vengeance and Clash of the Titans came out this year. Ryan Reynolds would be wise to screen his calls for the next few weeks. (Philly.com)
Last month, director/screenwriter Corey Edwards started a pissing match with the Weinstein Brothers over a possible new Fraggle movie. In a post on his blog, Edwards claimed that the Weinsteins were searching for a new screenwriter because his version was not "edgy" enough. Now comes word that Edwards and the Weinsteins have cleared the air, probably due to the fact that Edwards is contractually obligated to direct the film. I’ve been able to sit down with Weinstein’s new VP of Development and really talk about their issues with the movie. We’ve had some very good conversations about what they think “edgy” is and what I think “edgy” is. We got down to the philosophies of why to even make a Fraggle movie in the first place. And I think they’ve been able to qualify their word “edgy” with the word “older.” They want this movie to connect with an older, more sophisticated audience. I'm surprised this is even an issue. What can be more "sophisticated" than a bunch of glorified sock puppets singing and dancing in a magical underground world? As the following quote from Jim Henson demonstrates, sophistication is what the Fraggles are all about. "It is a high-energy, raucous musical romp. It's a lot of silliness. It's wonderful." (/Film)
Robert Rodriguez wants to make Sin City 2. Fans want to see Sin City 2. Studios and theater owners want to make money off of Sin City 2? So what the hell's the hold up on Sin City 2?Apparently, Rodriguez just hasn't been able to find the time for a followup. After all, Spy Kids 4 and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl aren't going to make themselves.But now comes word that Rodriguez has finally started a much needed rewrite to the Sin City 2 script, and the director is still very excited about the project. With any luck, fans will be seeing violent, on-screen castrations before the end of the decade. (Cinema Blend)
When James Cameron isn't saving the indigenous people of South America or cleaning up the BP oil spill, he spends time on his favorite hobby: filmmaking. Currently, Cameron is tinkering with a little-known film called Titanic. It was originally released in 1997 and was primarily shown in art-house theaters and on college campuses. Now, Cameron hopes to bring his work to a wider audience by converting it to 3D and re-releasing it to theaters in April of 2012.2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, which went down on April 14th, 1912, much to the delight of melodramatic film lovers everywhere. (/Film)
How bad is Twilight: Eclipse? It's so bad that men in the prime of their lives are dropping dead after a single viewing. Don't believe me? Then how do you explain this poor "transient" in New Zealand? The body of the man was found in a movie theatre at the Reading complex on Courtenay Place by a staff member shortly before 8.30pm last night, said police. The theatre had been screening The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.Well, there you have it. Twilight kills. What other explanation can there be for why a 23-year-old transient would drop dead? Haven't you seen Hobo with a Shotgun? They're practically indestructible. (NZHerald)
Yaya DaCosta may not be a face well known to the big screen with indie exceptions The Messenger and Honeydipper, your girlfriend has seen her as "American's Next Top Model" first runner-up, on cosmetic commericals of Olay lotions, and "Ugly Betty." She'll be turning in a performance in The Kids Are All Right this week, and then be popping up in X-mas-can't-come-any-sooner Tron Legacy as one of the sexy game Sirens.A word from Yaya: "Both my parents are educators. My siblings and I always had to get good grades no matter what outside interests we had.”I aced all my classes and still found time to sculpt ceramic elephants. The clubs at my school were weird.More pics of Yaya after the jump.
Someone finally made a song about the awesomeness that is Bruce Willis. The music video for Jeep Cherokee's catchy little diddy plays out like a montage of cinematic bad-assery. They even included Striking Distance and The Color of Night. Now that's what I call comprehensive. Check out I'm Bruce Willis after the jump…
With every passing day, it becomes increasingly likely that MGM's no money-induced mo' problems will doom The Hobbit to development hell. Now, at the risk of losing Gandalf the Grey, it's time for MGM to take a lush, sprawling, epic sh*t or get off the high fantasy pot. Sidenote: Led Zeppelin would not be half as successful without high fantasy pot.Sir Ian McKellan sat down with New Zealand's Good Morning show to discuss how he may be out this bitch:"Well, I’m not under contract and my time is running out and I’m enjoying working in the theater and frankly, I would like to race after doing 'Waiting For Godot,' get on with doing another play but we’ll have to see. I don’t give the producers the impression that I’m sitting waiting." Yikes. Looks like a decision needs to be made sooner than later. There's plenty of septugenarians willing to wear a robe and yell incoherent words. But Sir Ian McKellan is the one least likely to bite the 1st Assistant Director. (via Bleeding Cool)CHECK OUT SIR IAN'S INTERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP IN CASE YOU DON'T TAKE MY WORD AT FACE VALUE. IF THAT'S SO, WE NEED TO WORK ON US…
'Bout time we see Jason Momoa causing pain as Conan the Barbarian. The first pic released showed him, what looked like, smelling a fart, completely not covered in someone else's blood. I'm not sure why water is spraying at him in the above pic, but my guess is one of those barrels they place on the side of the highway clipped him while he was trying to make the exit, and he had to lay the smackdown. If this movie is about Conan battling an army of road barricades it's going to be awesome. (/Film)
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Warner Bros. released the teaser poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and it's grim as all get out. With the tag "It All Ends Here" looming above a flaming Hogwarts, someone in marketing must have desired tears from avid Potter fans. If you look really closely you can even see Harry screaming for his life in the far right tower window. Look closer. Clooooser.Haha. You dummy. When will you learn not to trust me?
With Sony finally naming Andrew Garfield as the heir to the Spider-Man throne, it was shaping up to be a good week for movie reporting. Not because I'm excited by his work. I don't even know it. I'm just excited that someone finally made a decision, and we can sail into the holiday weekend without further annoyances. But now it looks like Scream 4 is going to fill the void left by Sony's sudden on-set of decisiveness. Zap2It has news that the Scream 4 soup has been pissed in.It's being reported that series creator Kevin Williamson has been released from the project and series detractor Ehren Kruger has been brought on to rework the script. Now castmembers are jumping off left and right as the script is said to have been immensely "dumbed down." As a huge fan of the first two films and a guy who wants to punch the third film in the stomach, I really hope these reports aren't true. And if they are, I hope Kruger is able to redeem himself after the way he mishandled the conclusion to the original trilogy. Bring your A game, Ehren, like you did on The Ring. David Arquette deserves at least that much.
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