I know it’s Friday afternoon and everyone’s gone/drunk, but there are a few more stories to cover. Join me now, and inform yourself while I clear my Firefox tabs.
Catfish Sex. Above you see the trailer for Uncle Boonme Who Can Remember His Past Lives. It won the Palm D’Or at Cannes, which is less interesting to me than the fact that it has a cool poster which sort of looks like a Polish poster, and a trailer that involves ghosts, laser eyes, and a woman having sex with a catfish. (*singing) These are a few of my fav-or-ite thiiiiings…. |ThePlaylist/HD trailer at Apple|
Spider-Man Musical getting another rewrite. After being savaged by critics in previews, Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is getting more rewrites in advance of its March 15th opening. Hmm, is there any way for him to rewrite the part about it being a $65 million Spider-man musical with songs by U2? Otherwise this is going to be hard. |Deadline|
Bank-robbing magicians. Incredible Hulk directory Louis Leterrier’s next film will be a heist flick called Now You See Me, about “a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances and showers the profits on to their audiences.” COPPERFIELD: I’ll make the vault door disappear! PENN JILLETTE: I’ll distract the guards with sleight of hand! BLAINE: I’ll live in a glass box for a week! …Aw, dammit. Who invited Blaine? |Collider|
No Robocop Reboot. According to MGM, rumors of Robocop’s reboot have been greatly exaggerated. Conflicting reports? That’s strange. MGM always seemed like such a pillar of stability and follow-through. |CinemaBlend|
Hailee Steinfeld has a Groundhog Memento or something. True Grit actress signed for Forgotten,in which “Steinfeld will play London Lane, a 16-year old whose memory is erased at 4:33 every night. The following morning, all she can remember are events from her future. After meeting a new boy at school, London becomes frustrated that she can’t seem to find him in her memory of things to come.” Holy sh*t, who wrote this, Steven Seagal? |Deadline|
Paul Blart Presents: Madagasfart:
This made me laugh, but keep in mind, I’m six.
Robocharity over Robocop statues. Lots of people are saying we should donate to Detroit’s needy before we spend money on a Robocop statue. Look, all I’m saying is, you give a man some food, he eats for a day. You give a man a job building a Robocop statue, he eats until he finishes the Robocop statue, and when he’s done, we all get a Robocop statue. After that he’s f*cked, but whose problem is that? |Geekweek|