Saturday, July 14, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Trail Mix Bowl Edition

- Charles Fox, Richard Pearce, Vilmos Zsigmond and The Fon... Henry Winkler have begun their terms as governors of AMPAS.

- film ick favourite Peyton Reed has signed to direct the movie version Yes Man. The original book was a kind of memoir by Danny Wallace, one time flatmate of Dave Gorman, the best comedy lecturer-come-storyteller in the UK. For the project/book/hell of it, Wallace spent a whole year saying yes to everything, and documenting the results. I sincerely hope the studio will let somebody more like Wallace than, say, Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller or Jack Black take the role. Simon Pegg? Actually... Nick Frost?

[EDIT: Is Jim Carrey still in talks for Yes Man? Several of you believe so... And now the producer David Heyman has made it clear that Carrey is after an Autumn shoot for this one]

- York Shackleton's Street is gaining Vivica A. Fox, Rachel Miner and most probably Laura Ramsey and Toby Hemingway. Bizarrely (well, I think it's bizarre) Luke Goss is the executive producer.

- ThinkFilm have the North American rights to Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. Shame - because the film looks great, but I don't like ThinkFilm at all. They show no respect for the films they handle - at the very least when it comes to their catastrophic DVD mastering.

- Warners have shelled out for the rights to Angie Sage's Septimus Heap books. They're not like the Harry Potter books. Well... not

And that's Hollywood Reporter now also. So, I'm making my way along quite smoothly.

More soon.


Renato said...

the Hollywood Reporter piece doesn't mention it, but a previous report said that Jim Carrey will be starring "Yes Man". I love Peyton Reed's work too.

John said...

Didn't I read that Jim Carrey has signed on to "Yes Man"? And is that better or worse than Jack Black these days?

Anonymous said...

Jim Carrey is considering doing "Yes Men."

cari said...

According to Carrey is the Yes Man. Ughh. I agree that Simon Pegg would be brilliant.