Monday, September 17, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Pip Pip Lemonade Edition

- The American TV critics have gotten together, I'd like to think in a little wooden clubhouse, and decided on which new-season pilots are the best, and the worst. Unsurprisingly, there's some cross over between the lists.

- J. Mills Goodloe has sold his pitch Seventy-Two Days to Castle Rock. It's about a Wall Street trader sentenced to go down for insider trading who, in his last seventy two days of freedom, falls in love and changes his ways.

- Variety have caught up with the Max Makowski/Kung Fu story. They report that the film will be shot in China.

- You can get a look at the Indiana Jones Lego toys right now, if you want.

- Richard Kelly's Darko Entertainment are to start bankrolling 'modestly budgeted' films from other directors. First up will be Abe Sylvia's Dirty Girl.

- One swift change of investors later, film is rolling on Kelvin Tong's Rule Number One.

- I Just Didn't Do It has been named as Japan's official entry for the foreign language film Oscar.

- IFC are to distribute Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg.

- Steve Zaillian is to write and direct an adaption of Khaled Hosseini's novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.

- YouTube novelty-come-minor-phenomenon What's It Gonna Be? from 'comedy rappers' Million Dollar Strong is to somehow become a feature film. The original clip was directed by Clay Allen, but there's no news yet on who's going to be responsible for the longer, bigger version. The clip has some rather not-safe-for-work lyrics, so be careful.

- Jay Mohr is to become a regular on Ghost Whisperer.

- The Emmys are done again. The Sopranos won Best Drama, beating my pick, House; I'm very happy to see Jaime Presly win for Earl, Jeremy Piven for Entourage, and Frank Deasy for Prime Suspect.

- Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick's Quarterlife is to stream on MySpaceTV from November 11.

- Prince Charles is eyeing a role in a documentary called Harmony that will 'tell us how to live'.

- The first few pages of the new Angel comic are now online.

- There's a nice timeline showing the corporate and legal cat's cradle that has put The Hobbit movie into indefinite limbo.

- Want to work for Dunder Mifflin?

- Spencer Kelly of Click Online has been knocking about at ILM.

- Is Lindsay Lohan quitting Hollywood? And what does that mean, anyway?

- Son of Rambow appears set for an April '08 release, at least in the US.

- Is Daniel Radcliffe set to segue from Harry Potter to young James Bond? That's the resurrected, cobwebby rumour anyway. According to Charlie Higson, who has been writing the Young Bond novels there's no chance of a film any time soon, however, so i doubt the veracity of this story very much.

- Bill Murray is wearing a fat-suit throughout City of Ember.

- Is Ryan Gosling the new Batman, for the JLA movie? Probably not.

And that, at last, brings my Minesweeping up to date.

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