Posts Tagged ‘Might’
Diverging from the usual plan of always making anything recognizable in the public domain, Warner Bros. has reportedly shut down production offices on Tarzan, their David yates-directed take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tale of loincloths. Shooting was scheduled to begin later this year, with Alexander Skarsgard and Jessica Chastain attached to play Tarzan and Jane, and both Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson rumored to fill the absence of Phil Collins songs. The studio isn’t confirming or denying officially, but Deadline‘s sources say they’ll likely try to shoot again next year if they can find ways to cut the budget. My advice? Don’t try to skimp on the vines. You can always tell.
Already weakened by the loss of Alex Trebek’s mustache, Jeopardy! may soon find itself even woefully less hirsute with new host Matt Lauer. That’s the rumor from The New York Post, where they say Lauer is at the top of Sony Picture Television’s list to take over hosting duties when a 75-year-old Alex Trebek finally steps down from his duties when his contract lapses in 2016. The timing works out well for Lauer, whose contract with Today ends in 2015; having received most of the blame for the morning show falling behind Good Morning America, he’s expected to let it expire and find some new property to infest. Anyway, a final decision on the matter is said to be over a year away, and Anderson Cooper is said to still also be in the running. It’s not clear why they aren’t even considering longtime champ Ken Jennings, and I’m also still not all that clear on why the show is called Jeopardy!.
Spoiling the film for everyone who hasn’t seen it yet, Judd Apatow has revealed that his children manage to survive to the end of This Is 40, and now he might make a movie just about them, too.
Just as he found Pete and Debbie to the be more interesting characters of Knocked Up explore, Apatow now thinks the couple’s daughters–his real life kids, Maude and Iris–would be the ideal subject for a future spin-off that would watch the girls mature into beautiful young women and/or dangerous sociopaths, depending on what direction he takes the script. Speaking to Getty (via), Apatow explained:
“I like that series Truffaut made where he visited the same character five different times in five different movies, and I think it’s fun to see people grow up. So I’m interested in it with Leslie and Paul, but even more so with Maude and Iris. I think it’s fun that we met Maude when she was eight years old, and she didn’t understand where babies came from, and then we see her five years later, and she’s just cursing and screaming and having teenager problems. And maybe in the next one she’s in college, so, you know.”
Sure, I know. As I’ve learned in my own life, the possibilities are endless when you start from not understanding where babies come from.
Could Star Wars: Episode VII see Luke Skywalker establishing his own school in a distant land, following in the footsteps of his Jedi master, Oprah? Yes, says Reuters, so it must be true.
In an article about both the Mayan apocalypse and how George Lucas used Guatemalan temples and forests as a backdrop for the moon base Yavin 4, it’s casually claimed that Disney’s recently-announced new Star War will be one “in which Skywalker comes back to [Yavin 4] to build a Jedi Knight academy.”
It makes sense as an idea, and seems to match up with what the Wookieepedia claims is Star Wars canon for Yavin’s future, but before we start dreaming of the many hilarious pranks to be played on mean ol’ Dean Skywalker, it’s probably worth noting that the article gives no source for their information, and it seems pretty likely this is not official, as Disney is not the type to reveal their top secret projects to guys writing about a loose connection between Star Wars and the Mayan apocalypse. Still, something to think about. At least for the brief time we have left before the Mayan calendar and Star Wars claims us all.
And Robin is black. I’m joking! (Racists.) Back in 2007, Armie Hammer was cast as Batman in a Justice League movie that never saw the light of day thanks to the writer’s strike, the Australian government going back on a 40% tax rebate and I’m assuming everyone going, “Wait, Adam Brody is The Flash? Fuck Read More …
Because Scarlett Johansson was the only woman on The Avengers and her breasts weren’t even impossibly huge, io9 reports Emily Blunt, who almost played Black Widow, might show up in The Avengers 2 as Carol Danvers a.k.a. Ms. Marvel whose powers include respecting her marriage to Mr. Marvel while still maintaining an air of mystery Read More …
True to his spirit of writing in strong female roles that reporters can ask about being strong and female, Joss Whedon has reportedly added Ms. Marvel to the cast of his The Avengers 2.
So says a brief item in The Daily Mail, which claims Emily Blunt and Luther‘s Ruth Wilson are up for the role of the alien-human hybrid superhero. The rumor makes sense considering Whedon’s record and the intergalactic direction the Marvel universe is headed in–and Blunt was even once said to be up for the Black Widow part that fell to Scarlett Johansson. Though it’s also worth mentioning that The Daily Mail is a tabloid, and that this story is tacked onto the bottom of an article about Stella McCartney changing the price of an apartment she’s selling, which makes less sense. But, hey, that might happen! And, yikes, apartment prices, are they right?
Still denying us the Very Harry Christmas Special the wizarding world demands, Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his search for dark, interesting, non-wizard roles with an eye on playing “Hunchback” in 20th Century Fox’s revisionist Frankenstein movie.
As their are literally eight Frankensteins currently in development, I’ll be a little more specific: according to TheWrap, the project Radcliffe is interested in is the sci-fi-angled one with a script from Chronicle‘s Max Landis and to be directed by Lucky Number Slevin‘s Paul McGuigan, who took over the job from Shawn Levy. Beyond being called “Hunchback,” the character Radcliffe is eyeing is “described as pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns clothing.” He’ll probably make for a good Halloween costume in a few years time. In the meantime, if you need something for next month, “Harry Potter in Frankenstein” also isn’t such a bad idea.
Disney has been pulling the video down whenever they notice it, but while it lasts, here’s a montage of bloopers, japes, and Loki-supplied Alan Rickman impressions that comes as a supplemental to Avengers home video purchases. Fun! Watch below, and discover that perhaps the truest avenging… is friendship?
Ron Howard’s latest attempt to get his adaptation of The Dark Tower going: how about if Russell Crowe is in this goddammer?
As you may recall from any of the inconsequential updates I’ve begrudgingly posted on the subject, Howard’s Stephen King adaptation has been languishing since its inception early last year. The director’s plan was to make The Dark Tower even larger than Lord of the Rings (if slightly less tower-filled), spreading the vast, nine-volume tale across three feature films and two limited-run television series.
He’d set the project up at Universal, with Javier Bardem attached to play the lead role of gunslinger Roland Deschain, but the studio dropped the project last July, back when they thought their future was in Battleship sequels. In March, Warner Bros. began cautiously considering Howard’s ambitious plan, but their reluctance to get started with things has reportedly cost them once-secured participation of Bardem. So, Deadline reports, Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman have now started talks to their Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe in the lead role. After all, if Crowe can sell Goldsman lines like, “Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart,” maybe he can sell this thing to Warner Bros. If not, then on to Will Smith.