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Alright fine. But I get points for trying. Another round of movie news is about to be in your face just after the break. This evening we explore the blood-splattering of everyone’s favorite blood-spatter analyst, Morgan Spurlock’s meta-movie, a Wicked show with no music, fiction from a movie blogger and the big bad guy from The Green Hornet, among other shenanigans. It’s Movie News After Dark!
Winter’s Bone director Deborah Granik is looking to direct a Pippi Longstocking movie. Buried somewhere in this great LA Times piece about girls with grit is the news. Lets just say that it would be a fascinating departure from her work with the rough world of the Ozarks.
Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary, which will debut at Sundance in a few weeks, is about to be picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. More importantly, Spurlock’s next sounds fascinating — a meta documentary about corporate sponsorships and product placement in movies, in which the longtime rabble-rouser tries to get companies to sponsor his movie — then makes a movie about it. Whoa.
Producer Neal H. Moritz spoke with Collider this weekend, telling them that the new Total Recall movie will not only include the talents of Colin Farrell, it will also follow Phillip K. Dick’s story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” which doesn’t deal with Mars so much as traveling from one end of our planet to the other. This leads us to the following reaction: hey wait, there’s a new Total Recall movie in the works?
The famed Broadway hit Wicked will soon become a household occurrence — at least for eight weeks — as ABC has decided to adapt the book upon which it is based into a mini-series. The difference here is that it will stick close to the books, which have a serious lack of songs and dances. It simply won’t be Defying Gravity. Get it?
There is a shortage of story in Hollywood, or so says James Cameron. Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci seems to agree with him in his latest Devin’s Advocate, a column that is always worth a read.
We close this very brief session with a featurette from Sony’s upcoming release The Green Hornet. We haven’t released our review yet and frankly I’m not sure what Cole Abaius is going to say about it, but I certainly had a boat-load of fun with this one. It’s plodding and way silly, but it gets the right amount of zaniness to be considered pop art camp. One highlight was Christoph Waltz as the bad guy, as if that would surprise you. Here is some background on his character, Chudnofsky:
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