Dr. King’s estate didn’t like the liberties that Paul Greengrass took with their MLK Jr. character.
Hooray, another action-comedy!
You’ll have to find something else to do for Martin Luther King Day 2012.
‘Unbroken’ is about Louis Zamperini: Olympic athlete, Air Force pilot, and Japanese POW camp survivor. I’d also be interested in playing the video game.
Poor people were so god damn miserable in early nineteenth century France, they just had to sing about it.
Director Oliver Stone has got the Toro hookup, cause he’s the latest to sign on for Stone’s drug drama ‘Savages’.
‘Unreasonable Doubt’ is about what happens when two jurors fall in love in a ’12 Angry Men’ style setting. Isn’t that like Pauly Shore’s ‘Jury Duty’?
I don’t necessarily think Universal’s ‘Hop’ looks ‘Smurfs’ bad, but the Russell Brand CG toon seems like stale old mini-Snickers.
Apparently Universal is mounting a version of the famous musical with Streisand as the awful stage mom who loudly sings “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
Apatow is a celebrity, but you don’t see him flying to Africa to adopt/steal a bunch of babies. So maybe he’s onto something with his new movie pitch.
Man, that Guillermo del Toro doesn’t bulldump around.
The title sounds like one of those softcore 80s comedies you’d see while browsing at Blockbuster.
Will Paul Greengrass be able to steady his camera long enough to capture the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King?
Will there be a ‘G-Force’ cameo? I am literally holding my breath right now, hoping that will happen.
The film is about a guilt trip from beyond the grave…
Galifianakis and his awesome beard are in talks to co-star with Reynolds in ‘R.I.P.D.’
It’s only January, and Julian Assange is already coming dangerously close to winning the Betty White 2010 Screen Junkies Overexposure Award.
Never mind that Fast 5, the fifth installment of the street racing franchise, hasn’t even come out yet. Let’s talk about the sixth.
David O. Russell is about to jump into 2 Guns, a Vince Vaughn vehicle that is based on a military comic book of the same name.
Good news for people who love terrifying monsters: McG is back. Oh, and so is Monsters director Gareth Edwards.
With rival Snow White projects set up at Universal and Relativity, it was only a matter of time before the studios began their search to figure out who would play the mean, old bitch in their films.
Variety is reporting that producers are anxious to utilize enhanced special effects for the remake and develop a main character “with a little more edge.” I’m not sure how you give “more edge” to a 9-year-old who can melt people with her mind. Perhaps a lip piercing is in order? Or maybe producers can cast a child who is more “urban?”
Harry Potter fans are having a strange reaction to the trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. The title Cowboys & Aliens is causing viewers to break out into laughter, similar to the way that the name M. Night Shyamalan causes audiences to break out into “Awww, what dah fuh’s?!?”
Those hoping to see Eric Christian Olsen’s head bitten off by a Norwegian’s open chest cavity will have to update their calendars.
"MEEOOWWW!!!! KITCH!! KITCH!!"
Last fall, it seemed like the Bourne series was sunk when Paul Greengrass pulled a bitchfit and removed himself and star Matt Damon from a fourth Bourne film. That doesn't seem to bother Universal too much. Despite the fact that he directed Duplicity, they've just hired Tony Gilroy to direct the next chapter. Gilroy, of course, wrote each of the previous films as well as the newest script. Not sure if they plan to use Damon, recast, shoot a prequel, or go the tried-and-true route of using a cardboard cut-out. You really can't tell the difference if you shake the camera around enough. (Deadline)
My problem with Snow White has always been that it's severely lacking in mixed martial arts. That won't be a problem anymore. Universal just plunked down more cash than any of us will ever see to buy the rights to Snow White and the Huntsman.
The script, written by Greyskull's Evan Daugherty, reimagines the classic by having Snow White team up with the Huntsman who was ordered to kill her. They live in the forest together where he trains her to fight and survive, and hopefully build up a tolerance to apple poison. Rupert Sanders is attached to direct, with no talent lined up just yet. I'd like to suggest Krysten Ritter and Bear Grylls. If there's anyone who can build a shelter out of dwarf carcasses, it's that guy. (Deadline)
The film that dared to bring us two Ron Silvers is coming back. Universal has announced that they plan to actually write the word "Timecop" down on paper, follow it with more pages featuring description and dialogue, hire a director to wear a baseball cap that reads "Timecop" on the front, convince an actor to play a "Timecop," and then spend money on actually getting this thing made, and mass-produce billboards and other marketing materials that say "Timecop."
Sadly, they will not cast Jean Claude Van Damme to reprise his role as the cop who cops time for this one. Good luck finding an actor who can make his foot hover in front of people's faces. They don't teach that skill. You're born with it. (What's Playing)
After letting Tower Heist sit on the shelf for almost four years, Universal has given it the green light with Ben Stiller starring, Brett Ratner directing, and Imagine's Brian Grazer producing. Because if anyone can make a project work that hasn't been working, it's the mastermind behind X-Men 3. Deadline has the deets:
Ben Stiller stars as the overworked manager of a luxury building who, along with other staff, lost their pensions to a Bernie Madoff-like Wall Street crook. It so happens that the fraudster is being held under house arrest in the luxury penthouse apartment upstairs, and the manager and four cohorts figure a heist will make them whole.
Bumbling, inept idiots try to pull off a major heist. Have we not seen this concept countless times already? And not that I have anything against Stiller, but I don't understand why he'd want to play this type of character again. He's already been a bumbling security guard twice in the Night at the Museum movies, and a bumbling (insert occupation) in almost everything else. Now he's relying on Ratner to save a stale concept. Unless that concept is a cupcake, I'm not seeing him succeeding.
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)
In news that is sure to make Conan O'Brien's Irish eyes smile, Jeff Zucker is being removed from his position as President of NBC Television Group. General Electric has put together an exit deal that will send Zucker packing with a golden parachute in the $30 to $40 million range. Please send all sympathy cards to: Jeff Zucker Don't Send This Guy Any Cards Avenue Dude's Plenty Rich, NY 80085 $30 million seems kinda exorbitant for a guy who steered the number one network into last place and forced the company into the arms of a competitor. Heck, I didn't get squat when I was let go from the deli for that bologna joke fiasco. Sucks too because I had plans for that apron. (NY Post)