The B-Roll: Lost Fans and Cameron Crowe’s Christmas Gift

Over the weekend, Lost producer Damon Lindelof pointed his many Twitter followers to a fan-made trailer for the upcoming final episode of his show. It is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated episodes of anything in the history of everything. Airing Sunday, May 23, the finale of Lost will likely be one of the most talked about television events in history. Fans — self included — expect it to both answer questions and raise more. We also expect it to absolutely blow our minds, do we not? And whether or not that happens, it’s clear that Lost has been one hell of a ride. A ride that is celebrated wonderfully in the following video, made by YouTube user ‘ttheblackbox’. It’s a must watch for any Lost fan.

Watch the video below, followed by the rest of today’s news bites.

Also making news today…

The world is full of dueling projects. Stay tuned later when we look at the various 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea adaptations. But for now, consider this. Two projects want to tell the story of Marylin Monroe. One would star Michelle Williams, the other Naomi Watts. Which would you rather see? [Movieline]

Rumors have been swirling around Cameron Crowe‘s next film. He hasn’t directed since Elizabethtown, but now it looks as if he might be readying a project for a Christmas 2011 release. It is said to be based on Benjamin Mee’s memoir, We Bought a Zoo. [Coming Soon]

Paul Dano and Clancy Brown have become the most recent additions to Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens, which should be shooting very soon. Dano will play one of the cowboys who, alongside Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Sam Rockwell, will take on some extraterrestrials. Brown will play the town’s sheriff. [Deadline]

According to comments he made on a radio program this past week, Samuel L. Jackson isn’t looking at The Avengers to be the end of the line for Nick Fury. As he explains, Fury will get another shot on the big screen in a stand-alone S.H.I.E.L.D film that will follow Avengers. This, of course, is all contingent on Marvel’s continued success with the individual films that must come before the big team-up. [Cinema Blend]

Shia LaBeouf may or may not be going through a 12-step program. If so, he’s on the step where he must apologies to all of the people he’s wronged over the years. Days after saying that Transformers 3 will be better than the last film, he has come out to say that he “dropped the ball” on Indiana Jones 4. I’m sure some of you will agree. [24 Frames]

Martin Scorsese has found a name for his documentary about George Harrison. It shall be called Living in the Material World: George Harrison. Word is that it will be ready for a 2011 release. [The Playlist]

Mark Hamil is working on directing a film. He will be adapting his own comic book, Black Pearl. It’s a raw crime thriller about tabloid journalism, costumed heroes and sensationalism. It probably won’t star Johnny Depp. [First Showing]

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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.

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