Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Is It Shia LaBeouf Or Karen Allen Who Has A Crystal Skull? Edition

- No link for this one, but here's the news anyway: Be Kind Rewind won't be released in the US until April 4th next year. That's a long time to be waiting for a film that is, essentially, completely finished. But don't worry - Eternal Sunshine faced similar delays.

- Enter the Phoenix is to get a US remake. Producer Andrew Tennebaum is quoted as saying "This movie should be remade for a bigger, broader audience" - what, bigger than the Chinese speaking world? That's ambitious.

- Letters from Iwo Jima screenwriter Iris Yamashita has apparently pitched a project she describes as "Big Fish meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

- The official site for Criss Angel's Cement Block stunt is now live and will, apparently, be premiering clips from his upcoming 3 series of Mindfreak as well as, of course, hosting live webcam coverage of his upcoming trick.

- HorrorMovies dot CA have some new Resident Evil: Extinction pictures. Dusty.

- Inspector Rebus is retiring. I find it rather odd he hasn't be turned into a big screen character yet, despite the TV series.

- John Woo is expected to collaborate on a videogame with Deus Ex creator Warren Spector, and then turn the resulting title into a movie too. The game, Ninja Gold, is apparently based around the real-life involvement of Yakuza and Russian mafia in the theft of South African Gold.

- Daily Script have posted David Webb People's Sgt. Rock script draft from 1987. It is far, far better than it had any right to be - and it still got nixed. The subsequent drafts, by a number of other writers, have been considerably worse.

- The Silver Snail comic shop in Tornoto made a Muppet Show/Lord of the Rings hybrid window display, and have now posted some images online. Ham's Deep indeed.

- More Muppet/Movie crossovers (but no link this time, I'm afraid). Visitors to Disney theme parks will soon be able to buy Muppet Star Wars action figures - Piggy as Leia, Fozzie as Chewbacca, Beaker as C3-PO, Kermit as Luke and, best of all, Gonzo as Vader.

- The Guardian reveal the cynical machinations behind the Magicians soundtrack album.

- Expectations for Ratatouille's box-office are being managed carefully behind the scenes at Disney. Who cares how much money it takes? It's going to be tens, if not hundreds, of millions more than enough, so, really, end of conversation - right?

- Freema Agyeman doesn't appear to be leaving Dr.Who - but nobody is denying the stories that David Tennent is going to opt out of the series after five or six episodes in the 2008 run. Probably because he is. I wonder who will replace him?

- What's different in the Lego Star Wars compound edition? The word is out.

- Joan Cusack, Chris O'Donnell and Julia Ormond are the newest additions to the American Girl cast. Two of three 'aint bad. The full title is now, apparently Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery.

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