Thursday Round-Up

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04.29.10 31 Comments

Macgruber has two new trailers. I didn’t feel like posting them today because I’ve already posted like eight of these, and the new one is a PG version.  Which means they refer to Val Kilmer’s character, Dieter von Cunth, as “He goes by the name Dieter.”  Are we that puritanical that we can’t even say “Cunth”?  I know  people whose actual last names are “Kuntz” and “Slutsky”.  Crap, now I’m too busy giggling to remember what my point was. |ComingSoon|

Doug Liman may direct a Gambit movie based on a Coen Brothers’ script.  The script is a remake of a 1966 film in which Caine “played a cat burglar who tries to rob a billionaire of his priceless statue and enlists the help of a waitress who is a dead ringer for the victim’s late wife.”  Wait, what?  No exploding playing cards based on the comic-book character?  Pass.  Doug Liman was also listed as an executive producer on the Knight Rider TV remake, proving that no one in Hollywood ever fails at anything badly enough to get fired.|Deadline|

Ang Lee will direct Life of Pi IN 3D!  A good chunk of the book is kind of like Castaway, but with an Indian boy stuck on a life boat with a zebra, a hyena, and a tiger.  So, uh… good luck with that. |IndieWire|

Sharlto Copley says the District 9 sequel shoots in two years.  “There’s a million ways you can go. Neil’s actually very interested in prequels as well.  Neil wants it and I want it. Neil’s doing another film first. Then I think if everything goes according to plan we’ll do the second film in about two years time. That story can go in so many different ways. There’s a whole universe. I’m sure a lot of writers say that, but we actually have an entire universe.”  Do you?  As much as everyone throws that around, does anyone actually know what the f*ck that even means?  Whatever, dude.  Just explode some more prawns and everything’s cool.  |Empire|

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