If you have any concerns about Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy" being less then stellar, then Sharlto Copley is here to tenderly lull you into comfort. In a recent interview, the "District 9" actor praised the film for keeping true to the original and being very "gritty" and "dark". I don't know about you, but I trust anyone with an alien arm so I think we're going to be ok.
It's been over a year since we've heard anything about the small screen adaptation of "Powers," a comic book about a duo of cops who investigate criminals with super powers, but it looks like FX is still very much interested in making the show happen. A pilot for the show has already been filmed and shot down, but Charles Eglee has been brought in to do rewrites. Being that I'm a giant Egleehead, you know that I'm excited.
Producer Jason Blum found a big stinker with "The River," but bless his tender little heart for giving it another go with a new found footage series for MTV titled "The Experiment." The plot of the show has yet to be revealed, but I'm hoping for some sort of "Road Rules" tie in. Maybe they get Puck back on TV somehow. I don't know, I'm just spit balling here. Eric Nies maybe?
I don't toss around the term "ape shit" without some serious consideration, but I'm going to come right out and say it. People go "ape shit" for "Breaking Bad". So people are probably dry humping their meth dealers over the news that Dean Norris has joined the cast of Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." no word on what his role will be (I'm guessing actor), but the film is about a lawyer who tries his hand at the drug game with not so sexy results.
Well this is a new one. A Illinois man is in trouble for apparently exposing a group of kids to mercury after he tried to hide a broken bottle that contained 40 pounds of the deadly chemical in a sandbox. I've read the article four times and honestly I still can't figure out why he thought this was a good idea.
Bryan Cranston who you probably know from "Breaking Bad" is in talks to play Richter (the bad guy) in the upcoming "Total Recall" remake. I give this casting a thumbs up based solely on the fact that I have a lot of trouble telling the difference between TV and reality so I think it's cool a meth dealer is making it big in Hollywood. Gives me hope.
Denis O'Hare has joined the cast of the upcoming FX series "American Horror Story" which already features Connie Britton. The show comes to the small screen this fall and is created by the same fellas that brought you "Glee". So that's something huh! Each season will apparently feature a new cast so I'd officially throw my hat in the ring for season 2. Unless there's singing and dancing then maybe I'm not your guy.
"Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation" has wrapped principal photography and in honor of this glorious event some new images have hit the tubes for your peepers to gaze upon. before you go getting all excited you should know that the film is a prequel for 2006's "Night of the Living Dead 3D" which was honestly like having yours eyes stabbed with needles while a local towny hits you in the grunties with a hammer. Not good is what I mean, it wasn't good.
Craig Robinson is using his free time to play the role of the devil in the upcoming Lionsgate dark comedy "Rapturepalooza". The movie, which Robinson is also producing focuses on a couple trying to get back on their feet after the religious apocalypse takes place. I can't think of anything sarcastic to say here, Robinson seems like a generally nice guy and I'd like to be his friend. Wouldn't it be cool if he saw this and we became BFF's?! I swear I'd leave this website behind in a heartbeat. Nothing personal.
In Real People News:
Mother of god how can this be true? A Ohio morbidly obese man had to be cut out of a chair he had been sitting in for 2 years because his skin and the fabric had fused together. Disgusting yes but it would be kind of nice not having to pick out a new outfit every day.
Who is Roger Jackson? He's none other than that gravely voice we hear on the phone whenever Ghostface calls to flirt with Drew Barrymore in the "Scream" movies. Not that it makes much of a difference on the outcome of "Scream 4", Mr. Jackson has officially signed on to reprise his role.