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True to Medieval Times’ innovative spirit of bringing a ren faire to a Boston Market, production companies Benderspink and Broken Road are now working toward bringing the entire novelty food-and-LARPing establishment to movie theaters.
Deadline reports they’ve teamed to make a rights deal with Medieval Times, aimed at “turning it into a feature film property.” Once some talent is attached, they plan on delivering it to studios as a package deal, a pre-determined platter of cinematic chicken and garlic bread, spare rib, and Pastry of the Castle.
The restaurant-cum-jousting-showcase has previously appeared in Garden State and The Cable Guy but, if you were wondering, did not appear in Black Knight. That was a knock-off middle ages-themed place Martin Lawrence worked at, before getting transported back in time to the actual middle ages. And while that may well end up being the plot of this film as well, that’s not yet undetermined, as the project does not yet have writer. Just 75 struggling performers at nine locations nationwide, all about to tragically learn that the résumé item “actor at Medieval Times” somehow can’t even get you a job acting in Medieval Times
What would an Anchorman sequel be without Nicole Kidman? Thankfully, your thoughts need not ever linger on that haunting possibility. THR confirms she’ll be giving Anchorman: The Legend Continues the Bewitched reunion the world demands with a “surprise, uncredited role” that will no longer be a surprise. No longer will your eyes light up with the delight you inevitably feel whenever Nicole Kidman shows up unexpectedly. Now it will just be like normal times when you see Nicole Kidman. Like in Practical Magic.
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Giving balance to Benedict Cumberbatch’s aggressively-British presence, bin Laden-hunting patriot Jessica Chastain has joined Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson PeakVariety reports. As noted with Cumberbatch’s casting yesterday, beyond some kind of haunted house theme, nothing much is known about the film or the roles, but the project will be a re-team for her and del Toro, who produced the surprise hit Mama. She’ll be joining Charlie Hunnam, Emma Stone, and a growing group of red-head fetishists.
Because why not, let’s continue this “popular television intros time-traveled to the ’90s” thing with yet another of those: Game of Thrones, circa 1995. For full enjoyment, imagine John Rhys-Davies appears in the credits. That goes for modern-day Game of Thrones also.
The decades-long box office feud between Leonardo DiCaprio and Mia Farrow has ended in a gentleman’s draw as both parties have, in tandem, withdrawn from acting.
DiCaprio reportedly made his semi-retirement known to the German newspaper Bild, where he explained, “I’m a little bit drained. I am now going to take a long long break. I’m just worn out.”
With shooting completed on Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street–apparently his final film for a while–DiCaprio says he’ll now concentrate on his ecological efforts, saying he “will fly around the world doing good for the environment” and stealing the premise of Captain Planet.
Hearing that DiCaprio upheld his side of their quiet truce, Farrow yesterday responded likewise, tweeting (via), “Like my colleague Leonardo DiCaprio I too will be retiring from acting indefinitely.” Her last film for now, and possibly forever, is Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse.
In short, now you can definitely forget about Inception 2, starring Mia Farrow.
In a classic case of case of depressing, substance-dependent life imitating art, currently at the top of Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted List (via) is one Walter White, an Alabama man wanted for violating his parole after a 2008 conviction on the manufacturing of methamphetamine. As Breaking Bad fans will recognize, this is more than just another instance of pitiable cyclical criminality because, hey, Walter White is the name of Bryan Cranston’s character on AMC’s award-winning program! And he is also a 50-something white guy whose profession is meth cook! And it’s just these kinds of happy coinkidinks that makes the whole rising meth epidemic so worth it in the end.
Anyone with information as to Actual Walter White’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 205-752-0616, and not to say “look for the brand new Chrysler 300″ or “Why you after Mr. White, bitch?” because they’ve already heard all that shit.
With the announcement that Warner is working on a Justice League movie has come another reveal: they’re also working on an accompanying Wonder Woman movie.
Though the recent attempt at a Wonder Woman TV series never got beyond a pilot and a fetish suit, Warner remains determined to get the character back in her invisible jet, one way or another. Now they’re back to work on a movie, reportedly hiring on writer Michael Goldenberg to construct a Wonder Woman script, because he wrote Green Lantern and everyone really liked that movie.
Popular sets of full lips and breasts ranging from Jessica Biel to Christina Hendricks to Angelina Jolie have been previously rumored to take on the role of the famous superhero, but if we’re ever going to get this goddammer made, it’s more and more starting to feel like we should just let Ryan Reynolds do it in drag, isn’t it?
Like seemingly every hugely-esteemed, pioneering director who’s getting up there in years, Jean-Luc Godard is way more into 3D than anyone else you know.
Echoing the “yikes, it’s comin’ right at me!” excitement for 3D shown by Martin Scorsese and, more recently, Ridley Scott, Godard is reportedly shooting his next film, Adieu au Langage, entirely in the 3D format. While this is the first confirmation, the director had previously suggested as much in 2010, telling The New Yorker, “Maybe I’ll even shoot my next film in 3-D. I always like it when new techniques are introduced. Because it doesn’t have any rules yet. And one can do everything.” Now that such groundbreaking 3D films as Journey 2 have clarified that “everything” can and will include bouncing berries off The Rock’s breasts, who knows what Godard will be inspired to come up with.
The film has no official synopsis, and it may have changed since its inception, but in the same interview, Godard described it thusly: “It’s about a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks. How I’ll do it, I don’t yet know.” With production already underway, it would seem he has finally figured out how he’ll do it. Assumedly with the voice of George Lopez.
Adam Sandler is finding some new friends in Grown Ups 2‘s piss-filled casting pool. Last week, Project X‘s Oliver Cooper joined the comedy as “a frat boy-type,” and yesterday Abduction leading man Taylor Lautner entered negotiations for a “fun” role. As if there are any other kind of roles in the beloved Growns Ups franchise!
While it would make sense for Lautner to play a now-grown version of one of the children–enticingly allowing the title to make sense as Grown Ups Too (“Too” written in crayon), broadening the film’s appeal tenfold–The Hollywood Reporter’s sources claim Situp Werewolf will in fact have his hot breath huffing against Jack & Jill’s face(s), going “toe-to-toe with Sandler.” Is it possible Lautner’s inevitably-shirtless form entices Salma Hayek and threatens Sandler’s marriage? Nahhh. If there’s one thing Adam Sandler movies have taught me, it’s that beautiful women love being married to a middle-aged man that perpetually looks like he’s blearily staggering from his room to the dorm showers.
Stop-Motion ‘Fresh Guacamole’: Grenades Become Delicious Chip Topping, Possibly As War Metaphor, but Also Just Looks Cool
In this short directed by PES for Showtime, disembodied hands use stop-motion and black arts to prepare a bowl of guacamole using objects largely considered inedible. It has single-handedly reversed my position on whether or not I will spend a couple minutes just staring at a guy make dip. (It turns out I will if the preparation is fanciful enough to make Michel Gondry drool stop-motion cellophane.)