Monday, May 21, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Broken Links Edition

- Ultimate Disney are reporting the DVD and Blu-Ray release dates for Meet the Robinsons, Ratatouille and Pirates 3: September 18th, November 6th and December 4th respectively.

- Coming Soon are reporting that a Broken Sword film, or films, will be... er... coming soon. Apparently, the creatives will be "leading directors and screenwriters from such films as Harry Potter, Casino Royale, X-Men to name a few".

- Metroid Prime 3 will hit the Wii this August. What about the Metroid film, however? Both John Woo and Alex Proyas were involved in some way, at some time... and all we ended up with was Pryas' ad for the first Metroid Gamecube title.

- Julian Schnabel is to adapt The Lonely Doll; Miguel Arteta is remaking Lukas Moodysson's brilliant, brilliant Together; How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is to be followed by the sequel The Sound of No Hands Clapping (still to star Simon Pegg? - and if so, who will play him, because this one deals with the translation of the former into a film); Guy Hibbert is writing a satire set in Castro's Cuba called Milk of the Revolution - and all of this is for Stephen Woolley's Number 9 films.

- TV Week have clips from 30 different pilot shows covering all of this Autumn's new shows and some from Spring '08. That's thirty, sorted by channel or by play day. It strikes me from these clip and the info so far available that Pushing Daisies is either going to win big or crash hard, that Reaper doesn't have a chance, no matter if it is good or bad, and that I'll side with Cashmere Mafia over Lipstick Jungle any night of the week or season of the year.

- The NY Times have spoken to Satoshi Kon about Paprika and the result is well worth your time. If you went to see Shrek 3 this weekend, you owe this to your karma.

- And over at Time, they've profiled Seth Rogen.

- The Iranian government have sent protest letters to France over the screening of Persepolis at Cannes. After the 300 brouhaha earlier this year, I'd say Iran has pretty much had it up to here with comic book adaptations. Is there nothing in Spider-Man 3 they can take offence to too?

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