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28
Jan
11

Emile Hirsch Casted In The Motel

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans producers Alan and Gabriel Polsky are gearing up to produce an adaptation of Willy Vlautin‘s novel The Motel Life. Emile Hirsch is the first actor to be casted and will play one of two brothers who run from their Reno motel after a hit and run accident.

No other actors are currently involved and the film does not yet have a writer or director.

The official synopsis of the novel sounds interesting:

Frank and Jerry Lee Flannigan, who abruptly ditch their Reno motel after Jerry Lee drunkenly kills a boy on a bicycle in a hit-and-run. The two are case studies in hard luck: their mother died when they were 14 and 16, respectively; their father is an ex-con deadbeat; neither finished high school. Frank has had just one girlfriend, motel neighbor Annie, whose mother is an abusive prostitute. An innocent simpleton, Jerry Lee is left feeling suicidal after the accident, despite his younger brother’s efforts to console him: “It was real quiet, the way he cried,” says Frank, “like he was whimpering.” On returning to Reno, an eventual reckoning awaits them. Vlautin’s coiled, poetically matter-of-fact prose calls to mind S.E. Hinton—a writer well-acquainted with male misfit protagonists seeking redemption, no matter how destructive.

SOURCE:Variety

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28
Jan
11

David Milch Writing Heavy Rain Adaptation

Variety reports David Milch is currently writing an adaptation of the video game Heavy RainBob Shaye and Michael Lynne will produce the project with Unique Features via their first look deal with Warner Bros.

Heavy Rain, based on the Sony Computer Entertainment game released last year, spans four days of mystery and centers on the hunt for a murderer known as the Origami Killer. Four characters, each following his own leads and with his own motives, take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from claiming a new victim, with each character’s decisions affecting the plans of the other three.

Sounds like an interesting idea.

 

28
Jan
11

Brian De Palma To Direct Remake Of French Film Love Crime

It’s been a long time since Brian De Palma has directed a really good film. The last feature film that De Palma directed was Redacted back in 2007.

Variety reports that De Palma will direct the remake of the French thriller Crime d’amour (or Love Crime).

The original film starred Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier.  The story follows two feuding executives and one of them is driven to murder the other.

Production is schedule to begin in August as in international co-production between France, Germany, Spain and England.

Talking about the project De Palma says:

Not since Dressed to Kill have I had a chance to combine eroticism, suspense, mystery and murder into one spellbinding cinematic experience.

That sounds very promising. The film has not announced any cast members yet but with the film being set in England I’m sure we can expect to see some English actors.

 

28
Jan
11

Cover Art For Black Swan DVD And Blu-Ray

Black Swan was the best film of 2010, no doubt about that in my mind and it has been nominated for Oscars including best actress for Natalie Portman, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Picture.

Below is the cover art for the DVD and Blu-Ray release.

 

SOURCE: BlackSwan2010.com

28
Jan
11

Judi Dench Returning As M For Bond 23

Not a surprise but very welcomed news that Dame Judi Dench is returning to the James Bond series as M for Sam Mendes’ untitled Bond 23.

Dench says:

Of course, I’m looking forward hugely to working with Daniel [Craig] again and with Sam [Mendes] who I’ve only ever worked with in the theatre. So that’ll be all good fun to do! I’m so glad it’s coming back, it’s wonderful.

Bond 23 marks Judi Dench’s 7th time playing the character.

SOURCE: MI6

27
Jan
11

Bill Clinton Not Appearing In The Hangover 2?

Back in November TMZ reported that former President Bill Clinton was in Thailand shooting a cameo for this summer’s The Hangover 2. They even had photos from the set with President Clinton.

Now there are reports that President Clinton might not have a cameo in the film. MTV recently spoke with Ed Helms who played Stu and he says:

Check your sources. He came and visited us, but I’d be surprised if there’s [a cameo in the movie]

It’s an interesting situation.  How often does the former President of the United States go and visit sets of films and in a foreign country? The travel logistics alone with his security would be a nightmare. I wonder if Helms is trying to downplay the cameo to surprise the audience. Cameo’s work best when it’s a complete surprise.

Either way I’m still looking forward to seeing The Hangover 2 this summer.

 

27
Jan
11

Chris Pine and Hugh Jackman Starring In Rise of the Guardians

Dreamworks will be doing an animated adaptation of author William Joyce’s yet to be released The Guardians Of Childhood. The film has been retitled as Rise Of The Guardians. Chris Pine (Star Trek) will voice the character of Jack Frost and Hugh Jackman will voice Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny).

In addition to Pine and Jackman joining them is Jude Law, Isla Fisher and Alec Baldwin. Jude Law will voice the villainous Pitch who is a boogey-man like character.  Isla Fisher will voice Tooth (the tooth fairy) and Baldiwn will voice North (Santa Claus).

Guillermo Del Toro will executive produce the film with Peter Ramsy and William Joyce (the author) directing.

Rise Of The Guardians is scheduled to arrive in theaters in November of 2012.

SOURCE: Variety