Archive for January 18, 2012
The lyrically-stark prose and often brutal subject matter of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s literature has given rise to some excellent film adaptations in the past, most notably No Country for Old Men and The Road. It’s for that reason that the 78-year-old novelist is considered one of the best (if not the best) American writers working today.
Hence, there’s good reason to be excited about The Counselor, which is the first original feature-length spec script penned by McCarthy. Naturally, his agents are already shopping the screenplay around, looking to attach a top-notch filmmaker to the project – a task they should have little difficulty accomplishing.
McCarthy has previously not been involved with any cinematic adaptation of his literature, with the exception of the HBO TV movie version of his single-setting play, The Sunset Limited, which was directed ...
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The year 2012 is a pivotal one – and not just because of that whole ‘world coming to an end’ business.
Sure, in one sense the movies of 2012 will be a smattering of the usual varieties, in the usual genres, encompassing the usual range of quality. However, within that spectrum of cinematic potential, there are some definite matters of interest amongst hardcore movie geeks that will be addressed or proven within the next calendar year.
We’d like to offer 5 questions we think movie geeks should be keeping in mind as they view their most anticipated films and watch the debates unfold – all while the box office profits get tallied, and the future of the movie biz is once again charted.
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Universal started making serious plans for a sequel to Bridesmaids shortly after the female-centric comedy became both a big financial and critical hit last summer. However, the new year also brought word that leading lady and co-writer Kristen Wiig wasn’t interested in working on Bridesmaids 2 – and that the project could very well move ahead without her.
Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow recently mentioned that a second installment without Wiig, in all liklihood, will not happen. Add to that fresh confirmation from the SNL alumnus herself that she’s not planning to make a second trip down the aisle, and it sounds like this comedy sequel has officially been dropped into development hell.
Apatow spoke to On The Red Carpet at the 69th Golden Globes ceremony and said that a Wiig-less Bridesmaids 2 almost certainly won’t happen ...
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Considering that The Expendables 2 will feature a who’s who of macho male action icons, be chock-full of explosion-happy set pieces, and aims to embrace the model of testosterone-fueled blockbuster romps that were all the rage in the 1980s and ’90s – even more so than the first film – it is assumed that this would be a very hard R-Rated movie, right?
Well, apparently that might not be the case after all, as the screenplay for the Expendables sequel is said to have been watered down to a PG-13 Rating, thanks to (bizarre though it may seem at first) co-star Chuck Norris.
Norris was interviewed recently by the Polish paper Kazeta. That story was thereafter translated by Expendables Premiere into English, which fished out a comment from the Walker, Texas Ranger actor ...
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One of several live-action spin-off projects that Disney has in the works is a Tinker Bell movie that was previously said to be titled Tink. That looks to still be the case, but it’s hard to tell seeing how there’s been little to nothing new to report about the film since Elizabeth Banks was revealed as being attached to play the titular tiny fairy/pixie – back in July of 2010.
Banks was recently promoting her next film, Man on a Ledge, when she provided an update on the status of Tink, including what the narrative basis for the movie is and how far along it is in pre-production.
Actress/aspiring writer Elizabeth Wright Shapiro (30 Minutes or Less) reportedly penned the earliest draft of the script for Tink, but Fright Night scribe Marti Noxon was thereafter ...
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