Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Marshall Heartiest Edition

- Dan Bradley has been hired as the 2nd unit director on Bond 22. That's about the first good news on the film we've had so far. I spent a good while lurking around Bradley's shoot for Spider-Man 3 and had a whale of a time. Plenty of his work has been very, very good indeed - here's hoping he can keep it up.

- Rosario Dawson, Paul Dano, Naomie Harris and Lou Taylor Pucci have signed on for Mark Webber's Explicit Ills, an uplifting drama about people living underpressure. Poverty, drug abuse and health insurance issues abound. I saw the link at Cinematical.

- Is this honestly going to happen? Fox are planning Smile! You're Under Arrest!, a reality show in which criminals under warrant are lured into the open by a Candid Camera style secret-camera set-up that gives them a really good day... until the cops turn up and nick them. For real. And it is played for laughs.

- Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for sixth season this weekend. HBO have a preview clip with a few glimpses of theat sublime embarrassment we love/hate so much.

- Some international Death Proof posters have cropped up... and look great.

- The He-Man script doesn't sound very good. The thing is - people were surprised? I mean honestly...

- Grauman's Chinese Theatre has a new landlord.

- There's to be a scratch and sniff ad campaign for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.

- Jeff Garlin will be the voice of the only animated character to speak in Wall-E. Not mentioned in that piece are that the non-animated characters who speak are to be played by Barbra Streisand and Fred Willard.

- Lionsgate's VIP TV website allows UK users to preview the first epsiode of TV series now available on DVD. You can currently stream the premiere installments of Weeds, The Dresden Files and The Lost Room.


Anonymous said...

What do you mean Barbra Streisand and Fred Willard will be the non-animated characters who speak in WALL-E?

What do you mean non-animated that speak?

Brendon said...

I don't want to spoil the Wall-E surprise too much (search through the film ick archives for my previous comments on the film, including a number of spoilers) but here's a not at all cryptic clue:

You'll see a live action Fred Willard and a live action Barbra Streisand in the film. They will move their lips, and voices will come out.

Doesn't sound like typical Pixar does it? That's because it isn't. This film is very exciting.