So, one year ago today, we reported that Michael Bay was set to revamp the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise.
There was even a rumor of who was going to play the iconic Freddy Krueger.
Now, Bay has picked a director, and it's going to be Samuel Bayer. Just who is he?
Well, he's a sought-after music video and commercial director. He even won best director at MTV's Video Music Awards.
Some of the most famous music videos he's directed are Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's "No Rain" -- you know, the one with a dancing girl in a bumblebee outfit?
So this is exciting, albeit hokey-ish...first, they revamped Michael Myers in "Halloween," then it's Jason Voorhees for the upcoming "Friday the 13th," now, it's the most iconic serial killer of them all, Freddy Krueger!
Hollywood is raping my childhood!
But who are we kidding here? I'll be counting down 1, 2 Freddy's coming for you...
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John Malkovich is getting ready to steal some scenes from Josh Brolin in "Jonah Hex." As we reported back in October, Brolin is set to star in the film adaptation of the comic book series.
According to Variety:
Malkovich will play Turnbull, a wealthy Southern plantation owner whose son is killed by Union soldiers during the Civil War. He blames Hex, a former confederate soldier-turned-hardened bounty hunter and gunslinger. Jimmy Hayward ("Horton Hears a Who") is directing the script by "Crank" scribes Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Mad Chance's Andrew Lazar is producing with Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman.
Production stars April.
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Let me just tell y'all, love him or hate him, Michael Moore creates truly entertaining, yet thought-provoking documentaries.
So I saw on Moore's website, that he's asking Wall Street for help! Not for money, but for information.
Could it be that his new documentary is about the bailout last year? The mysterious $750 billion bailout plan that most banks won't admit to how they used our money?
Only time will tell, for now at least. But here's Moore's email:
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Will You Help Me With My Next Film? ...a request from Michael Moore
I am in the middle of shooting my next movie and I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share with me what they know. Based on those who have already contacted me, I believe there are a number of you who know "the real deal" about the abuses that have been happening. You have information that the American people need to hear. I am humbly asking you for a moment of courage, to be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history.
All correspondence with me will be kept confidential. Your identity will be protected and you will decide to what extent you wish to participate in telling the greatest crime story ever told.
The important thing here is for you to step up as an American and do your duty of shedding some light on this financial collapse. A few good people have already come forward, which leads me to believe there are many more of you out there who know what's going on. Here's your chance to let your fellow citizens in on the truth.
If you have any info that would help, please contact me at my private email address: email@example.com.
For the rest of you on my email list who don't work in the financial industry, you're probably wondering, "What the heck is this all about? I thought he said he was making a romantic comedy!"
Well, I just can't say much right now. I'm sure you can understand why. One thing I can tell you is that you're gonna like this movie when I'm done with it. Oh, yeah...
So, again, if you work for a bank, a brokerage firm or an insurance company -- or if you have seen things or heard things that you believe the American people have a right to know -- please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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A movie called "Inception." Christopher Nolan also wrote the script, and he will be directing the film as well.
Warner Bros. reportedly gave Nolan a whopping seven-figure deal!
This is slated for summer of 2010. According to Variety, the movie is "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind."
Oooooh, a typical Nolan movie -- visceral, cerebral, but with a lot of heart!
So what about a third "Batman" flick? WB wants it badly, but Nolan hasn't committed, yet. But he better soon, or Christian Bale's going to go psycho on him
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Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the film "The Matarese Circle." If I were him, I'll grab it and work on the film! Why? It sounds like a dream project!
1. David Cronenberg is attached to direct -- the guy who gave us "Eastern Promises" and "A History of Violence" among others, not to mention "The Fly"
2. Cruise will be working with the great Denzel Washington.
3. The film is based on a Robert Ludlum thriller. Ludlum also wrote "The Bourne" films.
4. The script will be written by the "Wanted" folks, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas.
Now, aren't the four stated reasons good enough for Cruise to take the role? I say yes!
"The Matarese Circle" is set to go on production later this year for a 2010 release!
If you're not familiar with book, click here for a synopsis.
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