Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The Somebody Pull The Plug On My Bad TV Edition

- The La Femme Fest is back for a third go round this October.

- Drew Heriot has
been given the director's chair for Gospel, a 'fictionalised' account of Jesus' missing years. Heriot, in case you didn't know, is the perpetrator of The Secret, a quite disgusting 'self-help documentary'. So many little ' marks, every one so richly deserved.

- Peter Craig is to write and Asger Leth to direct a US remake of La Scorta. This one's been a long time coming.

- Brandon Camp's rom-dram Travelling is to star jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. They play a flower arranger and a 'self-help' guru respectively (ahem).

- 3D bug-toon Fly Me to the Moon now has a US distributor.

- Kevin James is scripting, producing and will star in Mall Cop. That really is one of those says-it-all titles and was probably worth at least three million dollars. Nick Bakay is co-scripting.

- What the world needs now is another Simon West film like I need a hole in my head. And what the world needs now is another Dali biopic in development like I need a wooden spoon jammed into that hole again and again and again until it comes out black. All the same, West is out looking for funding for his Dali biopic right now.

- Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright Penn have all joined State of Play, alongside the previously announced 'boys team' of Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Jason Bateman.

- The Afro Samurai movie is to get it's premiere release in Japan on October 27th.

- Sadly, there has been a casualty on the set of The Dark Knight.

- Former Viacom CEO Tom Freston has been appointed to the board of Dreamworks Animation's directors.

- Clint Eastwood may direct and Matt Damon co-star in The Human Factor aka The Inevitable Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela Movie.

- Recently discovered film of Charlie Chaplin as shot by Alistair Cook (!) is to premiere at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival.

- Chalres Durning is to receive a lifetime acheivement award from SAG. Good.

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