Thursday, August 09, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Edition

Jssica Alba, Romany Malco, Mike Myers, Michelle Monaghan, Eagle Eye, Shia Labouef, Rosario Dawson, Ronald D Moore, The Thing remake, an I, Robot sequel, Ralf King's De Bewegte Mann, Brenda Blethyn, The Calling, Blockbuster, Movielink, Pink Panther 2, Andy Garcia, John Cleese, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bell, Defiance, Daniel Craig, Edward Zwick, Liev Schreiber, Five Dollars a Day, Nigel Cole, Christopher Walken, Allesandro Nivola.

- Jessica Alba and Romany Malco have been
added to the cast of The Love Guru, Mike Myer's Guru Pitka comedy. Malco was incredibly good in The 40 Year Old Virgin, and I'm glad to see him here.

- Michelle Monaghan will take a lead in Eagle Eye, alongside Shia LaBoeuf and Rosario Dawson. Monaghan and LaBouef are to play the pair of characters framed as terrorists.

- Ronald D Moore is contemplating writing a comedy but I guess he'll have to wrap up Battlestar Galactica, the new version The Thing and the I, Robot sequel first.

- Screen Gems have divvied up for the English language remake rights to Der Bewegte Mann, or Maybe, Maybe Not. The 1995 film (what took them so long?) was based upon the same-titled comics by Ralf Konig.

- Brenda Blethyn is to play a Mother Superior in The Calling, for truly independent Kent based filmmakers Elaine Wickham and Jan Dunn.

- Blockbuster have acquired the download service Movielink.

- The line-up of key Pink Panther 2 culprits is clear now: Andy Garcia, John Cleese and Alfred Molina have stepped forward to join the already named Aishwyra Rai, Emily Mortimer and Steve Martin. Apparently, Cleese will be playing Dreyfus.

- Jamie Bell has been cast in Edward Zwick's Defiance. Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber are starring as the Jewish brothers who join Russian resistance fighters.

- Nigel Cole is directing the conman caper (yep, another one) Five Dollars a Day. Christopher Walken has been cast as the key con artist and Alessandro Nivola as his 'more conservative' son, who has done time for one of daddy's crimes.

Unfortunately, this will have to be your lot for now. Busy afternoon just ahead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why there is a Pink Panther sequel?

Not only was it critically smashed to bits, I'm pretty sure it did poor box office.