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Random Movie News

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:23 am
by wonkabar
So, you run across an interesting bit of movie-news that you want to share. But it's a flick that hasn't been talked about recently and you don't want to flip through 16 pages of movie-news, and our "seach"-function eats ass. You don't want to start a duplicate thread but you don't want to go to a huge amount of trouble cuz it's just a tib-bit of info you found about a film you might not be that super-duper psyched on anyway. But you still think it's worthy. Or maybe it's related to the movie in question but what you want to share doesn't really belong on the existing thread. Or maybe it's a movie that we don't have a thread for yet, but it doesn't really deserve one....

This is your place

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:25 am
by Peven
great idea, Wonka. thanks for setting this up.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:26 am
by wonkabar
Cheers

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:27 am
by Adam Balm
I think I heard something about this movie with this bald chrome guy today.

Can't remember what it was and I can't be assed to actually look around....

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:30 am
by Vegeta
Twas he Dumbledore or something :?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:39 am
by thebostonlocksmith
Yeah great idea Wonka, this would make things a lot easier if you did want to post something about a film that you weren't sure would be worthy of a lot of coverage so you may have decided to contact a MOD who told you to go right ahead and do it anyway. Then you do it and then the cheeky little heathen locks the thread you made after their advice to the contrary and then made your own thread which gets all the glory. That would be enough to get someone in that positions hairy back itchy!!!!

:wink: :wink:












:cry:

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:41 am
by Peven
Adam Balm wrote:I think I heard something about this movie with this bald chrome guy today.

Can't remember what it was and I can't be assed to actually look around....



Dino says you assed for him just yesterday.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:44 am
by wonkabar
thebostonlocksmith wrote: That would be enough to get someone in that positions hairy back itchy!!!!

:wink: :wink:












:cry:


I told you to scratch that :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:46 am
by thebostonlocksmith
That you did...

LOL

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:47 am
by Nachokoolaid
Random, huh? I heard there was a new Rocky movie out this weekend or something. I'm looking forward to that.

And what do you all think of Keanu as Speed Racer?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:22 am
by Dark Knight
Somebody alert Vern, a direct to video sequel to NEW JACK CITY is in the works as I speak

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:38 pm
by buster00
Dark Knight wrote:Somebody alert Vern, a direct to video sequel to NEW JACK CITY is in the works as I speak


New and Impoved Jack City?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:36 pm
by MasterWhedon
Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise to team up in THE HARDY MEN?!!

NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWTF?!!

:?

I loved The Hardy Boys as a kid, but this is about as far from appealing as I could think of for an updated screen version. And seriously, Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller? One of them is clearly playing against type, and I'm not sure I like the possiblities of either.

What's up with Shawn Levy getting all this work all of a sudden?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:53 pm
by Dark Knight
MasterWhedon wrote:Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise to team up in THE HARDY MEN?!!

NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWTF?!!

:?

I loved The Hardy Boys as a kid, but this is about as far from appealing as I could think of for an updated screen version. And seriously, Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller? One of them is clearly playing against type, and I'm not sure I like the possiblities of either.

What's up with Shawn Levy getting all this work all of a sudden?


Night at the museum = $421,066,290


I really hate that guy today!!!!!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:10 pm
by instant_karma
Here's some movie news that somebody spammed into one of the front page threads a couple of days back.

http://www.skinnymag.co.uk/content/view/3959/

I'm not sure how true some of it is...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:41 pm
by tapehead
MasterWhedon wrote:Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise to team up in THE HARDY MEN?!!

NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWTF?!!

:?

I loved The Hardy Boys as a kid, but this is about as far from appealing as I could think of for an updated screen version. And seriously, Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller? One of them is clearly playing against type, and I'm not sure I like the possiblities of either.

What's up with Shawn Levy getting all this work all of a sudden?


When I read this my first thought went to the 'MI3 Tom Cruise' impression I saw Ben Stiller do at some awards show, maybe MTV Movies, the year it came out. Stiller is a fantastically funny comedian (Ben Stiller Show, Zoolander) who oftens works really broad material to great success, but lower quality (Meet the Fockers, Strarsky and Hutch). I really think they would be going for parody here with Stiller lampooning the Cruise persona. It may well suck, but it would be a huge hit, I suspect.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:28 am
by havocSchultz
Everybody knows that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are the perfect Frank and Joe Hardy...



Just sign up Gus Van Sant and the thing shoots itself...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:41 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
...in the foot?




Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, 9000.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:44 am
by tapehead
Nice - kinda glad I was here to see that.

Get some sleep, Kirks.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:45 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
I CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN'T!!!!!!!! I swear, they should be a thread on 'I CAN'T SLEEP!'

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:45 am
by havocSchultz
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:...in the foot?




Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, 9000.



9000 what...?
Times you mention Ellen's name in a fucking post...?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:47 am
by ONeillSG1
What will happen when you hit 10000 Kirk?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:47 am
by havocSchultz
He starts making sense...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:41 pm
by brainiac
Schumacher wants to do Sandman....OMFG!

That brings me to what Schumacher told <the writer> today. He would like to do a Sandman movie…but can he get it right?

Schumacher has delivered many good films including The Lost Boys, A Time to Kill, Falling Down, St. Elmo’s Fire, 8MM and Phone Booth.

But, of course, we can’t forget about the two Batman films that he directed. While I enjoyed Batman Forever for the most part, you have to admit that Val Kilmer as the Bat was pretty cool and Jim Carrey as the Riddler was genius, it is difficult to forgive him for Batman and Robin.

But who was at fault? The blame will always land on the director even though the studio had to sign off on all the kooky details. The damage that film caused to the Batman franchise was insurmountable and it took 10 years and a total reboot to make the movie going audience have faith in Gothams favorite hero once again.

Would the studio allow him to direct Sandman? Joel himself wasn’t to sure if they would but like I mentioned earlier, he does have a pretty decent track record and I believe that a lot will have to do with how The Number 23 and his next horror film, Town Creek, perform at the box office.

Read the complete interview:

http://iesb.net

What does Neil Gaiman think of this rumor?
"... Mr. Schumacher is in a very long line of people who want to do this movie..."
http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/

Would Schumacher be your choice?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:44 pm
by Leckomaniac
Schumacher will never be my choice...for anything.

Give it to someone like Guillermo or Aronofsky. Someone who can handle fantasy.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:50 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Leckomaniac wrote:Schumacher will never be my choice...for anything.


Hate to say it, but agreed.

I will forgive anyone for almost anything in hollywood (at least insofar as work product is concerned) but I will never, ever forgive him for Batman and Robin.

Never.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:22 pm
by havocSchultz
Leckomaniac wrote:Schumacher will never be my choice...for anything.

Give it to someone like Guillermo or Aronofsky. Someone who can handle fantasy.


But then it'll never get made...

He can add it to his list of dream projects that he'd love to make one day...



On a related note - I hear Sam Raimi is interested in directing Del Toro's list...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:31 pm
by Dark Knight
We all know that Shawn Levy will be hired eventually and then clone robots of him will be made to adapt every great comic to the screen and turn them as he likes to call it "LIGHT".

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:45 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces


I just saw this on Dark Horizons today and it was the worst bit of movie news I heard all day. What the fuck are they thinking? I can already tell the thing will be mildly humorous at best and will ruin any chances of a real Hardy Boys movie being made any time soon. I hope this dies before they even spend one cent on pre-production.

I am nowhere near as worried about Schumacher directing Sandman. I'll say it. As long as his nephew doesn't ask him to make it fun we should be ok. Then there is the fact that this is in no way going to happen soon. Don't worry just yet.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:03 pm
by Leckomaniac
I should have seen this coming...

BORAT 2!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:09 pm
by Dark Knight
This sounds like execs talking, I just dont think it can be done....too many people know, he'll have to go to alaska or something. It was a great one off film, dont sequelize it.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:11 pm
by Leckomaniac
Dark Knight wrote:This sounds like execs talking, I just dont think it can be done....too many people know, he'll have to go to alaska or something. It was a great one off film, dont sequelize it.


Sir Rupert Murdoch gets what he wants. And what he wants is more money.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:14 pm
by Dark Knight
Leckomaniac wrote:
Dark Knight wrote:This sounds like execs talking, I just dont think it can be done....too many people know, he'll have to go to alaska or something. It was a great one off film, dont sequelize it.


Sir Rupert Murdoch gets what he wants. And what he wants is more money.


So I guess that means his knights of money, Shawn Levy and Brett Ratner, will ride in to finish the sequel when Cohen backs out!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:20 pm
by Leckomaniac
Dark Knight wrote:
Leckomaniac wrote:
Dark Knight wrote:This sounds like execs talking, I just dont think it can be done....too many people know, he'll have to go to alaska or something. It was a great one off film, dont sequelize it.


Sir Rupert Murdoch gets what he wants. And what he wants is more money.


So I guess that means his knights of money, Shawn Levy and Brett Ratner, will ride in to finish the sequel when Cohen backs out!


Shawn Levy is busy making every movie under the sun...and Brett Ratner is completing Brett Ratner's Rush Hour 3.

So they'd probably end up getting David Dobkin to do it.

:wink:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:41 pm
by buster00
Here's news to make you bang your head on the nearest wall and moan, "Why? Why? Why?"

Warner Bros. has hired Eurotrip/Cat in the Hat writers Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg and Dave Mandel to pen a remake of Spies Like Us.

QUIT FUCKIN' WITH THE CLASSICS, MAN!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:56 pm
by Ribbons
Natalie Portman: Movie Director?

Reuters.com wrote:Natalie Portman (Star Wars prequels) has expressed interest in directing a film version of Israeli writer Amos Oz's internationally acclaimed autobiography, reports Reuters.

Portman, 25, may also act in A Tale of Love and Darkness if it is brought to the big screen, Jerusalem Capital Studios spokesman Danny Levy said.

"JCS has met with Portman to discuss the possibility of her participating in and directing a film version of the book," he said.

A Tale of Love and Darkness describes Oz's upbringing in Jerusalem amid the fighting during which the Jewish state was founded. Israeli media said Portman was interested in playing Oz's mother, who committed suicide when the author was a youth.

Portman was born in Jerusalem and speaks Hebrew.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:52 am
by ThisIsTheGirl
Here's one for the Ukers:

The BFI is to open up its archive (supposedly the world's largest) to the public. Here's the original article, reprinted below:

Film buffs will soon be able to watch Audrey Hepburn's first screen test after the British Film Institute agreed to allow the public to view the contents of its vaults.

Oscar-winning British director Anthony Minghella has announced that reams of previously unseen and rarely-viewed footage will be made available for free.

The film and TV archive also includes a young Sean Connery starring in a TV ad campaign for the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Germaine Greer singing in costume.

Anthony Minghella, who is also chairman of the BFI, told Sky News: "The BFI has been trying to do this for many, many years. We've been trying to make this treasure that we have, this great secret, available to the public."

The British Film Institute has the world's largest film archive.

It includes the episode of Coronation Street where Elsie Tanner pulled her first pint at the Rover's Return. Mr Minghella hopes that the announcement will allow visitors to experience more of their film culture and heritage. "Our present becomes our history very quickly," he said. "Moving image is this pungent and powerful reminder of who we are, what it means to be British."

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:06 pm
by tangerine
Oooh that seems interesting! But what does 'available to the public' actually mean - where will it be available? If anyone knows yet.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:19 pm
by ThisIsTheGirl
They're revamping the whole of the BFI/NFT. If you go down to the NFT, you can see the plans for the new site. Looks pretty cool...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:25 pm
by tangerine
Oh right, cool stuff. Though where does the money come from to do this? Surely there would be better things to spend the stash on...?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:59 pm
by tapehead
I saw the cover of the new Empire today, and was amazed:

Image

I mean: "David Lynch on Jedi'!?

Apparently he turned down ROTJ to do Dune.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:01 pm
by MasterWhedon
Umm, is that the same Surfer from the trailer?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:03 pm
by tapehead
... and I forgot tomention, it's a story on the main page as well!!!

seems to be lacking a certain something, can't put my finger on it...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:56 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
tapehead wrote:I saw the cover of the new Empire today, and was amazed:


Where you REALLY, paisan? Amazed inna what a way, eh?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:16 am
by tapehead
Most things concerned with your film version of Dune amaze me.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:54 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Hey, donna blame a the Dino, eh? I just a provide a the money anna the Italian crew anna Rambaldi onna the worm thingys, eh?... that baby, she was alla Lynch, no?

Although I gotta the Sting's autograph! BWAHAHAH!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:57 am
by tapehead
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:that baby, she was alla Lynch, no?


except for the edit.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:20 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Oh yeah... there was a that... heheheh...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:30 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Forrest Gump Sequel still gonna happen?

Apparently this si based on an actual sequel novel by the same Gump author. This one SPOILERS...









Sees the Gump business failed and Gump going through major historical events through the 80s and 90s. He even meets Tom Hanks!!


Hmm, I dunno. The original movie, no matter how much I didn't like a lot of it, at least gave you a great happy ending, though pathed in er, pathos. That ending for me gave me hope and reassurance. I mean through all the bad grief that he went through, Gump came out on top. That business that he had, it was one of the sole foundations for this happy ending. I sy ending, as I feel that it should have set him for life. He was a gold zillionaire right?

Don't undo this happy ending for the sake of a sequel. Don't even bother with the sequel, the ending was perfect, and as far as we were concerned, again, Gump is on course for a pretty happy life after it. Yes it's relative, there will be problems, but man, nothing tragic as the business going tits up and him having to start over like this. It's a bit of a Rocky 5 approach. Unnecessary and implausible as well as crushing and treading all over our hopes.

Anyway, I might be jumping to conclusions about how bad this might all be. I'm only writing from first impressions so I am open to being corrected.

What does anyone else think?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:34 am
by havocSchultz
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Forrest Gump Sequel still gonna happen?

Apparently this si based on an actual sequel novel by the same Gump author. This one SPOILERS...









Sees the Gump business failed and Gump going through major historical events through the 80s and 90s. He even meets Tom Hanks!!


Hmm, I dunno. The original movie, no matter how much I didn't like a lot of it, at least gave you a great happy ending, though pathed in er, pathos. That ending for me gave me hope and reassurance. I mean through all the bad grief that he went through, Gump came out on top. That business that he had, it was one of the sole foundations for this happy ending. I sy ending, as I feel that it should have set him for life. He was a gold zillionaire right?

Don't undo this happy ending for the sake of a sequel. Don't even bother with the sequel, the ending was perfect, and as far as we were concerned, again, Gump is on course for a pretty happy life after it. Yes it's relative, there will be problems, but man, nothing tragic as the business going tits up and him having to start over like this. It's a bit of a Rocky 5 approach. Unnecessary and implausible as well as crushing and treading all over our hopes.

Anyway, I might be jumping to conclusions about how bad this might all be. I'm only writing from first impressions so I am open to being corrected.

What does anyone else think?


I agree with you...it feels like a cash-in...even the idea of the original sequel novel feels/sounds like a cash-in...

And a little to self-referential for it's own good...

I mean, hahahaha - Gump meets Tom Hanks...cause he's played by Tom Hanks...kinda like that whole stupid Julia Roberts thing in Oceans 12 or something...