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He’s recently cleared the possibility of The Equalizer remake and Bond 24 from his schedule, but Nicolas Winding Refn is quickly stockpiling other projects to distract himself from his horrifically-violent relationship with Ryan Gosling. As ThePlaylist notes, the Only God Forgives director already has I Walk With The Dead in development with his Drive actress Carey Mulligan, a possible Button Man adaptation, and a Barbarella series to do, but already he’s considering another ambitious sci-fi adaptation.
An article in FrenchInter doesn’t provide a quote but makes a brief mention that Refn has told them he’s tackling Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Incal. Written by the Chilean-French director and largely illustrated by MÅ“bius–re-teaming the two after Jodorowsky’s failed attempt at making Dune–the comic book epic is set in a dystopian future, and concerns a reluctant, debauched hero who receives a powerful crystal sought by various rival factions. It’s enough like The Fifth Element that Jodorowsky and MÅ“bius filed suit against that film’s director, Luc Besson, but ultimately lost the case, as it’s pretty hard to argue against Leeloo costumes.
Anyway, details are scarce for now, but here’s some footage from when the comic was going to be adapted as an animated film. Imagine it with more Gosling.
Spoiled, awful kids at last get their own take on the Robin Hood story with The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s tale of rich little shits robbing from even richer little shits. Based on a true story, the film stars Emma Watson as one of a group of a Hollywood Hills kids whose ennui and shittiness leads them to become burglars of the rich and famous, robbing the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Megan Fox, and Orlando Bloom–who assumedly just got mistaken for Hilton while wearing a Legolas wig, because otherwise, come on. Does he really deserve to be lumped in there? He’s just out there bein’ Bloom, man.
Here’s the first full trailer. If you’re a Sofia Coppola fan, be prepared to be let down by the lack of dreamy gazes through car windows and what looks like her most straightforward, plot-driven work yet.
And now there are some willing participants to help realize these bad ideas.
Firstly, on the Point Break front, that old remake rumor we nearly forgot about is now back to hunt us down, even if it also sort of loves us like a brother. After years of stagnation, now the film has a director, with Ericson Core reportedly taking on the undesirable task. He doesn’t have a lot of experience in directing, as his only feature directing credit to date is the 2006 Mark Wahlberg football drama Invincible. On the other hand, he was also the cinematographer on the original The Fast and the Furious, so he’s basically already done this.
Meanwhile, that The Shining prequel Warner Bros. hired the Shutter Island writer to pen now has a new writer in Glen Mazzara, Deadline reports. Mazzara has spent his career as a television writer, working on that Crash show and Nash Bridges before finding himself most recently running The Walking Dead. So who better to write a prequel to some horrific shit happening to people acting utterly irrational?
With Warner Bros. hoping you will look at their latest sequel and fondly remember the final Harry Potter, not the last Hangover movie you sat through, here’s the first poster for The Hangover, Part III. Have a look at the full thing below, where you’ll see how apparently the Vegas strip will be exploding in flames this time around. Whoops, did we become domestic terrorists last night?! LOL!
His work in repetition and stalling have already stretched a simple tale into a three-film deal, and now lengthening innovator Peter Jackson has figured a way to pad The Hobbit into a three-year affair as well. His secret? Post-production delays.
Once scheduled for a July 18, 2014 release, The Hobbit: There and Back Again has now reportedly been bumped to December 17–like the upcoming Desolation of Smog, heading to theaters a full year after its predecessor. The move means the trilogy closer is no longer going up against the summer competition of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now no nerd must be forced choose between the sci-fi time travel of mutants and the variously-grounded time travel of “Oh, I guess we’re just going watch to these dwarves walk for a few minutes now.”
No stranger to either cloying pseudo-comedy or redoing things already huge in France, Patch Adams and Nutty Professor director Tom Shayac is reportedly coming out of retirement to direct an English-language remake of 2011′s The Intouchables.
Shadyac has been out of the Hollywood film scene since directing both Evan Almighty and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry in 2007. That experience somehow left him unfazed and fine with continuing down that path, but that same year, he did end up concussed by what would be a life-changing bicycle accident. The crash left him with months of headaches and light sensitivity, and he gave away most of his money and possessions–a journey that he chronicled in the 2011 documentary I Am. The Weinstein Company’s remake would bring him back into the narrative fold, just as it’s already brought him back into wanting to have a bunch of money again, as Shadyac’s negotiations are reportedly running long due to his wanting the kind of Liar Liar-sized paycheck he was used to.
The French original Intouchables was directed by Olivier Nakache
Ã‰ric Toledano, and starred FranÃ§ois Cluzet and Omar Sy as, respectively, a quadriplegic and his reluctant new personal assistant. Forced to spend full days together, rich old whitey and servile black guy get completely Driving Miss Daisy‘d with mawkish, race-and-class-bridging friendship. The audience smiles sweetly.
Though he’s not signed, Colin Firth is reportedly circling the quadriplegic role, but Deadline notes there are still other actors chasing the part. Don’t yet rule out Eddie Murphy pushing around… Eddie Murphy???
Those looking for a spiritual successor to The Dilemma appear to now have it in The Internship, another film in which Vince Vaughn will pal around with an old friend and be his co-worker, because that’s what he actually is, and that’s easier than playing a character or asking anyone to cut their hair or anything. This time, he’s with established Wedding Crashers co-friend Owen Wilson, the two playing employees of some sort of outfit that resembles a high-class Canal St. sidewalk operation, their jobs involving taking clients out to a fancy dinner and showing them briefcases full of watches. That doesn’t last long, though: boss John Goodman soon tells them that they’re laid off, as “everything’s computerized now”–and that includes the business of filling a briefcase with watches, taking a fella out to a nice dinner, and trying to sell him those watches. Computers do that now.
The lay-offs leave Wilson with just that confused, agape pucker he will never stop doing, but Vaughn is all, “Waitaminute, computers!”, and forms a plan: how about they try to get internships at Google? “But they are too old and unqualified to be Google interns,” you say? Well, you just spoiled all the jokes. That was going to be the movie. Nonetheless, here’s the trailer, in which Vaughn and Wilson do not understand the modernities of X-Men, webcams, nor permanent markers, but can drop a Hunger Games reference as needed for a gag.