Early Edition: Who’s Revisiting Roger Rabbit?


Like LL Cool J said, “Don’t call it a comeback. The Early Edition’s been here for weeks.” Or something like that. Either way, welcome to another round of the Early Edition, brought to you by the letter Q and the number 37. Yes, 37. Today I am going to run you through what is left of the news, though I would like to point out that the news of the day has already been reported by our own Cole Abaius: Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola teaming up with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to make a movie about Hansel and Gretel? It doesn’t sound totally awesome until you add in the fact that Hansel and Gretel have escaped the witch, grown up and become witch hunters with shotguns. I make no apologies about this people — I for one think that is a brilliant idea and would like to see it rushed into production, post-haste.

And now for something complete different, today’s top stories:

Robert Zemeckis just can’t leave Roger Rabbit alone…

MTV caught up with director Robert Zemeckis, who is currently putting the finishing touches on A Christmas Carol, and got him to reveal that he too is looking to revisit long-past franchises. “I’ll tell you what is buzzing around in my head now that we have the ability—the digital tools, performance capture—I’m starting to think about ‘Roger Rabbit,'” he said. As a fan of Roger Rabbit from way back in the day, I reject this notion. A CG-infused, mocap version of Roger Rabbit would, in fact, ruin it for me. If they do a sequel the animation has to be just as cheesy as the original. Thems the rules, Bob.

tf2-meganfox1For your collection, more Megan Fox

Yahoo Movies has released a new photo of Megan Fox from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Though, it very well could be from just about anything. It’s just a headshot, so don’t get too excited. What you should be excited about is the fact that Yahoo will be debuting the very awesome new trailer for said Transformers movie at 4:30 PST. So be sure to check back for that.

Saw VI synopsis? Check.

Our amigos at STYD have published the official synopsis for the upcoming Saw VI: “Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy.  However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw’s grand scheme is finally understood.” Oooh, scary.

Bruce Willis doesn’t quit, friend.

The folks over at HitFix have all the details on several upcoming projects, all of which would result in his character carrying a gun. There’s a cop thriller, a CIA drama and mafia flick about Greg Scarpa, directed by Antoine Fuqua. He will also carry a gun in the buddy comedy A Couple of Dicks, which he’s currently working on with Kevin Smith. This dude really likes to carry a gun. He also is well into his 50s and oddly enough, still a total badass.

Dwight Shrute and Cobra Commander walk onto a set…

Rain Wilson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman have signed on to star in the upcoming indie dramedy Hesher, from director Spencer Susser. The film will follow the story of a loser twentysomething (Gordon-Levitt) who invades the life of a 13-year old who is living with his pill-popping father (Wilson) and his grandmother (not Portman). For those who don’t remember, Spencer Susser directed an awesome zombie short film called I Love Sarah Jane, which can still be seen over at /Film.

New Paper Heart Poster

Cinematical has debuted the new poster for Paper Heart, starring Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera. As you might remember, I liked this movie at Sundance and would urge you to check out said poster.

IMAX comes in all shapes and sizes…

Jim over at MarketSaw posted a very concise and interesting article about the different kinds of IMAX theaters. It is my personal belief that IMAX is awesome. I’m not the biggest fan of the gimmick of 3D, but I’ve seen the light when it comes to big, beautiful movies being shot on IMAX — anyone who saw The Dark Knight can attest to that — so I would urge you to give that article a read.

Disney joins the Hulu alien invasion…

Today’s final story: Hulu will be adding Disney content to their site, which includes full-length episodes of ABC shows (Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, etc) and popular movies from the Walt Disney Studios library. Now all we need is a Hulu commercial with a reanimated Walt Disney as an alien (a la Seth MacFarlane). Too soon?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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