Thursday, June 28, 2018

I Am Link

--- Thrice Unbelievable - Director Lisa Cholodenko, who's gifted the world with The Kids Are All Right and Laurel Canyon and Olive Kitteredge, is currently working on the American remake of Toni Erdmann with Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig - normally a remake of Toni Erdmann would be cause to shudder (here's my review of the original) but those people involved make it more of a squeal. Anyway when she's done with that her next project will be Unbelievable, a series based on a true story about a young woman accused of lying about being raped, and get this cast - it will star Toni Collette, Merritt Wever (from The Walking Dead and Nurse Jackie) and Kaitlyn Dever, who wowed in Short Term 12

--- A Single Drop - It was the 15th anniversary of Danny Boyle's revolutionary not-zombie movie 28 Days Later yesterday and leave it to our pal Joe Reid to write up a terrific tribute to the film over at Decider. I've spent the last decade weirdly preferring the film's sequel 28 Weeks Later - which, did you know its director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is working on Disney's live-action Sword in the Stone movie next? How odd - but Boyle's film is seriously over-due a re-watch on my part. I've probably been needlessly antagonistic just for argument's sake.

--- Fairy Fellas - We've been keeping track of the cast for Kevin Williamson's fairy-tale reimagining Tell Me A Story ever since Billy Magnussen (here) and James Wolk (here) were the first ones cast, because... were you even reading what I just wrote? Yeah. Anyway turns out neither of them were the leads of the show - the lead was just announced and it's Sam Jaeger from Parenthood, who is also (see to the right) really rather appealing himself. I never watched Parenthood but I like what I am seeing. Thank you, Kevin Williamson.

--- How Queer - Man I wish some enterprising film house here in New York City would take a look at Vulture's list of 55 Essential Queer Horror Films posted earlier this week and just do a great big series of them all, screening Bride of Frankenstein back to back with Heavenly Creatures with Killer Condom with Otto or Up With Dead People and on and on. That would be my heaven. (Click here to scan through our own ever-running series of posts on "Queer Creeps," one of our favorite subjects, near and dear to our creep queer heart.)

--- Who Watches The - Jeremy Irons has just joined the cast of HBO's forthcoming Watchmen adaptation from Lost and The Leftovers show-runner Damon Lindelof - no word on who he'll be playing but we actually don't know who any of the actors who've been named so far, including Regina King and Don Johnson and Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr., are playing. Anyway this reminds me I saw Jeremy Irons on the street a couple of weeks ago and that was a thrill. My guess is that Irons is playing old Ozymandias, anyway. (In related recent news you can click here to see Jeremy's son Max's butt. News you can use!)

--- Boogie Woogie Man - It's pretty nuts that a full-length movie version of Stephen King's short-story "The Boogeyman" has never been made... well until now anyway - the writers behind A Quiet Place are working on the script now. The story was first published in 1973 and was later folded into his 1978 collection called Night Shift, which also included "Children of the Corn" and "The Lawnmower Man" and "Graveyard Shift" and "Sometimes They Come Back." The Boogeyman tells the story of Lester Billings, whose three children have all been murdered by a presence in their closet. (thanks Mac)

--- And Finally I posted the shit out of the teaser trailer for the forthcoming Predator reboot from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black and starring Boyd Holbrook so I don't feel the urge to go through all of that again with the full trailer, released this week, which doesn't offer up a whole more for me to go nuts over. (That is to say Boyd never takes his clothes off in it and/or he never makes out with Trevante Rhodes.) But here, watch away:

1 comment:

Forever1267 said...

That shot of Sam Jaeger is in the 5th or 6th episode of "Parenthood", and was the reason I continued watching. (It also helped that it was a really good show.) However, I think this was about the only scene where Jaeger is wearing the least. Such a handsome fellow.

I don't know how "The Boogeyman" could be full-length, but if the quality of Stephen King movies keeps up like this, it will be a must see.