Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NEWS: Kurosawa, Farting Dogs, and a retirement...

Hey guys! Here are your headlines for this Wednesday, the 29th of October...

- Martin Scorcese, David Mamet, and Mike Nichols are set to remake the classic Akira Kurosawa film, High and Low...thanks to /film for the information...

Mike Nichols (Closer, Charlie Wilson’s War) will direct a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low.

Based loosely on Evan Hunter’s King’s Ransom, the original 1963 detective thriller that tells the story of an executive named Kingo Gondo, who learns that his son has been kidnapped. He is prepared to pay the ransom amount until he discovers that the kidnappers mistakenly abducted the child of his chauffeur. Gondo must decide between using the money he has saved up for a critical corporate buyout, or to use the cash to save his drivers son.

If the names involved thus far don’t get you excited, then read on. Originally commissioned by Martin Scorsese in 1999, the screenplay is written by David Mamet. The film has yet to begin casting, but it sounds like the ball is now rolling after years of being stalled due to rights issues. Scott Rudin will produce, and its likely that Scorsese will executive produce.


What do you guys think? Have any of you seen this film? If not, do it right away...

- It looks as though Joaquin Phoenix may be retiring from film to pursue an acting career...take it for what it is, but watch the interview...



What do you make of this? I think he sounds like he's serious, and if so, that really sucks...

- Check out the new poster for The International


- A Utah Theatre chain is refusing to show this weeks upcoming release, Zack And Miri Make A Porno, as the owner believes it is "very close to NC-17 with it's graphic nudity and graphic sex." Why does this country have no problem with violence, but as soon as some nudity is shown, the people begin running to the hills...I like what cinematical had to say on the issue...

I will never understand why we're so afraid of sex in this country. It boggles my mind. Not only are we deathly afraid of sex, but we're also afraid of words. Combine a scary word and a film that carries a sex scene or two and you have what some would argue was an act of terrorism. Seriously. Ask Utah Jazz and Megaplex Theatres owner Larry Miller, who is refusing to screen Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno because he feels "it's very close to an NC-17 with its graphic nudity and graphic sex."

Could not agree with them more...

- It looks like a remake of The Attack of The Killer Tomatoes is in the works...

- Everyone can rejoice, as the Jonas Brothers are coming to a theatre near you...thanks to Movieweb for the info...

20th Century Fox has signed on the Jonas Brothers for their feature starring debut in Walter the Farting Dog, based on a bestselling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray.

The title character in the “Walter” books is a fat dog with severe flatulence. The brothers play musicians whose parents are asked to care for the dog by an aunt just before she passes away.


Wow...I can't even come up with a joke, and for those of you who know me, it takes a lot to leave me that speachless...Wow...I not only have a problem with the whole idea of the film, but the fact that THIS is getting a film, and I would go bankrupt if I attempted to make a full length film is some bullshit. This is why I think we as a culture suck. No, knowing that this will be number 1 in the box office for sure, is why we as a culture suck.

- Finally, The American Pie series may be heading back to theatres for a fourth film in the original series...

That's all I've got for now, so come back later for more movie news and reviews...

Go see something good!

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