basically, all i did for about the last two hours was dig around on imdb
so apparently, there is going to be a movie of Around the World in 80 days starring Jackie Chan and the guy from 24 hour party people in the leads with Owen and luke wilson and the governor of California in supporting roles. that’s obviously a good idea.
also, mike judge is writing and directing a movie about the pentagan sending an average guy 1000 years into the future, and that guy will be played by Luke wilson. not clear how good of an idea this is.
john turturro has written and directed a musical that has james gandolfini, mandy moore, susan sarandon and christopher walken in it. and also 3098432 members of the turturro family.
oliver stone is making Alexander, starring Colin farrell as alexander the great. i say bad idea.
they’re making a movie of the Black Dahlia starring Josh Hartnett, Marky mark, and scarlett johansson. and brian depalma is directing it. i have the fear.
steve martin is going to play inspector clouseau in a new pink panther movie
in the upcoming “Uncle P”: Rapper/multi-millionaire P. Miller becomes the guardian of his sister’s three children – all of whom need a father figure in their lives.
Some movie edward norton is going to be in has the following plot summary: “A disaffected young woman enters into a relationship with a mentally ill older man who thinks he’s a cowboy. ” not clear on who plays the older man.
There is a seventh Culkin brother, rory. i was not aware of the 4 who interceded kieran/macaulay and rory. rory has already been in five movies.
heath ledger and matt damon are going to play the Brothers grimm in some sort of action-adventure where presumably everyone does not live happily ever after
Spike lee is making a movie called “She Hate Me” (XFL reference?) with the following plot summary: “Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.” Holy shit that is going to be good.
other people involved in 25th hour are not doing as well: Barry Pepper is going to appear as Dale Earnhardt in a tv movie called 3: the Dale Earnhardt Story.
since making movies about old-timey heroes is apparently the new thing to do (cf. The Passion), Vin Diesel will be playing hannibal at some point in the near future.
Even though i dont approve of Bill Murray’s decision to be the voice of Garfield in the upcoming and terrible Garfield movie, there is something mystically appropriate about casting Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle.
4 of the last 6 movies kate beckinsale has been/will be in involved vampires and the post-apocalypse. she should get a new agent or just stop being so dumb
adam sandler is going to play burt reynolds’ character in a remake of the longest yard. this cannot be good. even though Chris Rock will be playing caretaker. Chris rock will also be the voice of “the zebra” in the upcoming Madagascar.
some italian people are apparently remaking groundhog day. i dont understand how they plan to deal with the whole thing about it being in pennsylvania.
Ben affleck is apparently going to play the coach in a drama abotu the 1966 UTEP basketball team, who broke down racial barriers. OK.
this stands alone:
“Plot Summary for
Playmakers of New Orleans (2003)
Set in the high-profile world of professional football, the action centers on gifted athlete TK Marsalis (Kodjoe) whose dominance on the field appears to be his ticket out of the innercity. But his world takes an unexpected turn in a single night, and Marsalis is forced to leave his first two loves, his girlfriend Jada (Saldana) and a promising future, behind. Several years later, a man named Lazurus Jordan becomes a member of the practice squad for a professional football team. Buoyed by the hardcore tactics of his coach Karl Lundell (Alec Baldwin), Jordan emerges as an unlikely star to challenge the team’s hot shot Omar Odell (Terrell Owens). As his recognition and popularity grows, Jordan is forced to face the mistakes of his past as Marsalis in order to claim his future.”
Also, Jim Brown is in both this movie and She Hate Me. YEsss.
I could do this shit for hours. Hours!