Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Some news...

Hey guys...here are your late headlines for this Tuesday, the 26th of August...

- Dragonball Z, despite rumors, is still a go according to the heads over at Fox...thoughts?
- A fourth Riddick film is in the works...
- Halloween 2, the sequel to the reboot film directed by Rob Zombie, will be WITHOUT that very director. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, both French film directors, were originally set to helm the reboot of the Hellraiser franchise, but now it looks as though they have jumped that ship and jumped on the Halloween boat...
- Earlier this week, I said that due to the director of the film, Babylon A.D. is something to give a chance to...HOWEVER, I have drastically changed my opinion...thanks to The Movie Blog for this info...

Matieu Kassovitz (LA HAINE, GOTHIKA) clearly didn’t have a very good time making the film. As he candidly tells AMC: “I never had a chance to do one scene the way it was written or the way I wanted it to be. The script wasn’t respected. Bad producers, bad partners, it was a terrible experience.”

Not a lot of gray area there, but what Kassovitz dislikes about the cut could be what appeals to the American masses: “It’s pure violence and stupidity,” and “parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24″.


Now, is this really a good thing for a director to do? He joined on the project, working FOR A STUDIO (Fox), and now he has come out and bashed it. The only director in "the studio system" with final cut is Spielberg, so he knew that the final say would be on the studio. Now, I think it's really a bitch move on Kassovitz' part, that said, I can see where he is coming from, and I don't agree with the studio system at all. However, that's the system in place, and I don't think it's right for a film director to throw his film under the bus like that. Maybe it's just a quote that wasn't supposed to be released, but it did get out, and it's a bitch move. That said, I still love Kassovitz and his work, and I would like to hear your thoughts!

- Finally, the Twilight cast has been called back to shoot more scenes...not to RESHOOT, but to simply shoot more...

Alright, so it's a slow day, shoot me...come back tomorrow for a review of The Life Before Her Eyes, and more news and notes...

Go see something good!

1 comment:

  1. DBE 2 hell no, no one should make that monster. I know it's an old post... but come one, do more people have to die! They should at least make it straight to DVD

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