Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I Am Link

--- Paging Agent Cooper - Over at AICN Herc is making a whole lot of sense calling out The CW for remaking Melrose Place and 90210 but leaving the third of-that-time-period Spelling-produced series, a little show called Twin Peaks, in the lurch. I think the time is past ripe for a revival too. Well past ripe equals spoiled and I don't mean spoiled. I mean really very ripe indeed. Ultra-ripe. Whatever. Do it, people! David Lynch ain't getting any younger.

--- And Speaking Of the Melrose Place reboot, they just hired super-hot-piece Victor Webster to play the Resident Cocksucker. That's a big step up from door-Matt in the original series I might say. In looks alone of course. But what looks alone!!!

--- Bumps On Parade - Any time Nat opens up about his horror preferences is a day I like, so I'm gonna direct y'all over to The Film Experience's terrific Tuesday Top Ten countdown of Cinematic Pregnant Ladies, which ends with the obvious but only correct choice. Tannis anyone?

--- Bear Jew Films - My apologies but I'm hooked on calling Eli Roth "The Bear Jew" (his character's nickname in Inglourious Basterds) and not gonna stop any time soon. It makes me... tingle. Anyway, The Bear Jew has got a preview for his propaganda-film-within-the-film that is in Basterds online over at Apple - it stars previous MNPP inductee-into-the-stud-stable Daniel Brühl.

--- Rainy Daze - Korean pop-superstar, current casting director go-to-Asian, and all-around hot-piece Rain has lined up his next flick - it's a Noir spin on Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon called Awaken the Dragon and will be directed by Kurt Sutter, aka the dude that created that Sons of Anarchy TV show where other-hot-piece Charlie Hunnam ran around in biker gear (swoon).

--- Damned Duhamel - Goddamnit, Josh Duhamel! Why are you making a rom-com with that slithering beast from the inky depths Katherine Heigl? Sure you might "star" in one of the biggest hits of the Summer but from where I'm standing this film career thing just isn't working out. Point being... why can't you just go back to taking naked pictures?

--- Bad Seeds - Hey, they're remaking The Orphanage! Shocking I know. The Spanish horror flick met some success (I thought it was merely okay) so who'd have thought they'd feel the need to do it in English when Hollywood trusts people's abilities to read subtitles so... yeah, whatever. This does have an interesting turn though - low-budget horror-maker Larry Fessenden has been picked to make the remake. I always like Fessenden's films in theory more than in practice (he tries to be different at least) but his flick Wendigo is stellar (save some cheesy effects at the end). So this is interesting.

--- My (Butt) Buddy - The title says it all - click on over to PopWrap to see Channing Tatum and his GI Joe co-star Marlon Wayans strike the pose.

--- She's A Bobble-Headed Ghoul - And bless Christina Ricci for it! BD has got the first batch of stills from After.Life, the horror flick she and Liam Neeson are starring in. True, you think to yourself, the last time Ricci did a horror film it was that stillborn turd that was Wes Craven's Cursed. Or maybe you don't. Am I the only person with that atrocity etched into my brain?

--- And Speaking of Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson has divulged some details on where the Screams he's working on stand (via):

"Bob Weinstein has been bugging me a hundred billion years ‘Let’s do it. Let’s do it.’ Wes and I were like ‘no way.’ Then finally I was taking some time off, sitting around thinking ‘what if I had to do SCREAM 4?’ I wasn’t interested, [but then I thought] ‘a trilogy – now I’d be interested! Could we do that and develop a trilogy?’ and then I started thinking about the story. I created three different chapters, broke it up and I got really excited.”

It’s a new trilogy. It’s ten years later. Gale Weathers [Cox], ten years later. [It's] Sheriff Dewey, I mean Deputy Dewey, oops... It’s Dewey and Gale and that’s it.

I’m going to finish the script in the next couple of months and then we’ll start the project... It depends on the hiatus schedule and then we'll get in serious talks with [original trilogy director] Wes [Craven] and what his schedule is like. Then the VAMPIRE DIARIES -- I’m committed to this and I have another show at ABC that nobody knows about. That could come in and change everything.”

Wes wants to read the script before we sign on, which makes sense,” he adds. “We’ve sort of chatted about it. We’re a SCREAM family, so not having dad sitting at the head of the table, wouldn’t make sense.”

--- And finally, you never knew you wanted to see Milo Ventimiglia reenact Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, did you? Well now you do know. (via) And that is half the battle. Knowing, that is. (The other half is masturbating.)
<a href="" target="_new" title="Milo Ventimiglia Cinemashes "Oldboy"">Video: Milo Ventimiglia Cinemashes "Oldboy"</a>


Hugh Man said...

Speaking of Milo-- Cursed was great! Great I tell you! I love Milo in this and I love the talking werewolf being insulted by Ricci. Even Baio. A fine contribution to my library.

Heather said...

Great, now I'm going to have to watch Melrose Place. I love Victor Webster!!

Glenn said...

Didn't Kevin Williamson ditch the first trilogy, anyway? Yeah, I THINK HE BLOODY WELL DID!

Wayne B said...

Oh sweetie I've seen "Cursed" three times just to sate my Ricci-mania.