Sunday, August 19, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Intended Proceedings Edition

- Aint it Cool have a rather early test screening report for Journey 3D, the first live action film shot explicitly for the new 3D projection processes. As such, it's a benchmark film either way - but the report isn't very positive in most respects at all.

- It looks like Zac Efron is considering a role Orson Welles and Me. Incidentally, the premiere of High School Musical 2 was the most watched broadcast in basic-cable history.

- HR Giger meets Jan Svankmajer in Salad, a
CG version of the Alien alien as though made out of vegetables. The link was up at Boing Boing.

- Is JK Rowling's next a detective thriller set in Edinburgh? Maybe.

- New Yorkers remember - Die Hard: The Puppet Musical opens this week. And I know how much you want to see that. It looks very, very bad.

- IFC have taken all North American rights to Catherine Breillat's The Last Mistress. I predict Breillat's biggest hit to date.

- Newly restored DVD versions of The Godfather and The Godfather Part 2 seem to be imminent. Jeffrey Wells has some information and a lot of speculation about the restoration. Could a nicely polished up version of the beyond-epic chronological cut be on the cards? And would that even be a good thing?

- NPR have a nice piece about Kenneth Branagh's As You Like It.

- JoBlo are also backing the Rose McGowan as Barbarella punt I took a months or so back. To an extent, anyway.

- Larry Charles' Religulous, as it's now being called, is likely due for a release at Easter time next year.

- David Arquette is being sued for copyright infringement. According to Fritz Junker, The Tripper rips off The Truth About Beef Jerky. Blimey. One film like that seemed unlikely enough.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Moving into detective fiction is an entirely natural progression for Rowling. The HP books have, behind the mythological drapings, always been structured like old fashioned crime fiction: whodunnits, red herrings, etc.