It might not exactly be early — unless you live in Hawaii, which people do — but it is still the Early Edition here at FSR. And since we know that you can’t start your day until we give you some news, we’d like to get you going just in time to see the sun hit its highest point in the sky, and maybe in time to grab some lunch. That said, here are today’s lead stories…
Magnolia Gets Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad
It is no secret that Bobcat Goldthwait’s film World’s Greatest Dad was one of my favorite films from this year’s Sundance Film Fest — see my review here — and now it is great to see that The Wrap is reporting that Magnolia Pictures has acquired the film and is prepping it for a theatrical release in late August. But like most other Magnolia titles, it will also get a VOD release in advance of its theatrical run. Very nice.
Michel Gondry Says Everything and Nothing About The Green Hornet
Coming Soon talked to director Michel Gondry about The Green Hornet, and while he has only been on the project about 6 weeks now, he is already ready to talk. “Seth and Evan, they are the writers, but they really listen to my ideas on the movie,” he said. “I think the story is getting much better and better and I feel like I’m really a part of the process.” Alright, so he didn’t actually say anything about the movie. But he is talking in its general direction.
Wolverine Gets Gamey
Our friends at Superhero Hype scored the new trailer for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine game trailer from Activision. It looks cool and to the best of my knowledge, has not yet been leaked online:
Zach Johnson Creates an Awesome Brothers Bloom Poster
As you will see to the right, our friends at Slashfilm have uncovered an awesome new poster for Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom, which hits theaters on May 29th. The very Alamo Drafthousian poster was created by Rian’s cousin Zach, who made it as a free side project. But Summit Entertainment liked it so much that they added it to the film’s marketing gallery. Good goin’ cuz.
The Tudors Re-ups for a 4th Season
Showtime’s The Tudors is a favorite show of my ole mom, so it is worth mentioning that it has been picked up for a fourth season, in which Jonathan Rhys Myers plays King Henry VIII. It is a solid show that is worth a look if you already subscribe to Showtime — which you should, as it is the channel of Dexter, Weeds and Californication.
Shia LaBeouf Opens Up About his Boo-Boos
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star Shia LaBeouf talked to Entertainment Weekly this week about the injuries he suffered in a car accident last July, injuries that lead to some story re-writes on the upcoming Transformers sequel. Though even though he’s had some bone loss, he has maintained his sense of humor: “My middle finger is still crooked as a f—ing noodle.”
Quentin Tarantino to Guest Judge American Idol
According to Access Hollywood, if Inglourious Basterds isn’t ready to go by the time Cannes rolls around, we will know why.
Terminator Salvation Game Trailer Hits
And one final video game trailer, it is for the Terminator Salvation: 2016 game. Which like the Wolverine game above, also looks pretty awesome.