Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Am Link

There certainly has been a lot of random news to report this week, hasn't there? I've done one of these posts every damn day, which ain't usually the case. But you gotta post what ya gotta post and I gotta at least mention these things even if they don't merit an entire post of their own.

--- Fincher Social - David Fincher is going to direct what everyone keeps calling The Facebook Movie. In reality it's a story about the guys who created Facebook and their time in college, aka an adaptation of the book The Accidental Billionaires. Which sounds perfectly reasonable to me, and less like it's a movie based on, I don't know, Garbage Pail Kids or a ride at DisneyWorld. The bad news is Aaron Sorkin is writing it and he makes my frontal lobe bleed.

--- In Glorious 3D - Jimmy Cameron went and showed about 24 minutes of footage of Avatar to a room full of assholes at a theater convention in Amsterdam... Amsterdam, huh? I hope that means people were baked while watching it. Reactions seem to imply that yes, they ate the brownies.

"Footage from "Avatar" at #cinexpo was stunning, literally jawdropping. Amazing visuals unlike any before seen, with incredible detail."

It was like you could touch it, dude! Like lights and colors were shaking my hand! Rad! Anyway, Siggy and Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana were all there... I wish I were in that room full of stoned assholes, too. Sigh. There are also some more art-work for the film coming out, which I shall dutifully swipe and post now:


--- Metal Police Officer - Don't worry, everybody! Darren Aronofsky still has every intention of remaking Robocop! You can step off the ledge now!

--- A Better Robot - And speaking of clanking iron men and women, Nat listed his ten (well he sort of cheated, it's more like fourteen altogether, but hey, it's not like I've ever done anything like that... cough cough) favorite robots in (dis)honor of Michael Bay's latest cinematic face-slap.

--- And finally, if you're curious where the violent rupture will occur that will split Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows first film from the second when they turn the single book into two movies, you can get an inkling of that answer right here. It's pretty much right where I was expecting it to be, so not too shocking, really.

1 comment:

Dale said...

As long as Aaron Sorkin isn't in charge and will be made to keep his big, hungry, slobbering ego on a leash, I reckon it'll turn out alright.

Those Avatar pics are gorgeous. I can't wait to go see this.