Scott Z. Burns

Horror Headlines: Wednesday, May 16th, 2011

Does everyone hate Sacha Baron Cohen now? Is that the new thing? I'm on board I guess.

Isabelle Fuhrman will always be the creepy little girl from "Orphan" to me. Except when I read "Orphan" quickly and think it says Oprah. Then I just get really really confused. Especially when I read Oprah is going to be starring the "Suspiria" remake. So just to recap, Oprah is not starring in remake of Dario Argento's classic film "Suspiria". Isabelle Fuhrman who was in "Orphan" will be. And they're both creepy. but for different reasons.

The cast of the "Carrie" remake looks to be shaping up nicely with both Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort in talks to take on roles in the film. I have no idea who either of those guys are and I think one of them does Broadway crap so I'm kind of happy about that. Good talk huh?

"Contagion" writer Scott Z. Burns has been tapped to pen the script for the upcoming sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes". Rupert Wyatt, who directed the first film will also take the director's chair this time around. Also, Andy Serkis, who jumped around in a suit to bring Caesar the ape to life will return and most likely spawn a bunch of ridiculous talk that a guy who rolls around on the ground in a leotard should get an Oscar.

Everyone's favorite little spark plug Amy Adams is in talks to play the lead in a new film called "Dark Places". Adams would be Libby Day, a woman who becoming involved with a secret society that's obsessed with the strange murder of her family some 25 years ago. Can she look adorable while visiting her convicted brother in prisons? All signs point to yes.

In Real People News: 

A group of Kentucky students are under arrest for posting upskirt videos of their teacher on the internet. I am now thinking back to every teacher I ever had and throwing up a little bit in my mouth. Except Mr. Cable. That guy had it going on.

A Utah student is in hot water after he mistakenly left his homework inside a house he robbed. So not only is he going to jail but now he also has to explain to his teacher why his homework is missing. This is probably a lot cooler than the dog ate it story though.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

If you remember a short while back I filled you in on the fact that Spike Lee would be directing the US remake of "Oldboy". Well now it looks like the project has a leading man in the form of Mr. Josh Brolin. Oh you don't remember how I told you about Spike Lee? You've had other things on your mind lately? That's fine... work late again. I guess I'll eat this entire pot roast by myself.

The closer we get to the release of "Apollo 18" the more I think this movie is going to bore the hell out of me. These new clips from the space found footage flick don't do much to ease my worries. There's a footprint or something, some guys looking serious inside a shuttle and an advertisement for The Game's new album. The last part actually sounds kind of good. Just saying... I'm pretty thug.

William Monahan, who won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Departed" a few years back as been taped to direct "Sin City 2" by producers Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. I'm not 100% sure what "Best Adapted Screenplay" is but it sounds like a fancy way of saying he used the "Save As" function in some kind of Hollywood version of Microsoft Word. I've got to get my hands on that version. I need an Oscar so bad it hurts.

I had no idea there was a new "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" movie coming but it looks like there is and according to co-writer Scott Z. Burns the film will bare little resemblance to the original book. Because ya know, it was such a pile of crap and we can only hope that Burns along with the 5 other people listed as writing this can salvage something from it. Next I hope they take a crack at "Gone With the Wind", that sucker needs some help.

In Real People News: 

How awesome would it be to see your gym teacher get tased by the police? Well a group of kids in north Carolina lived that dream when their coach apparently started choking a student and fought with a group of parents. Of course my gym teachers are probably all dead by now so that wouldn't be very awesome. We'd have to dig them all up and crap before we ever thought about tasing.

New Jersey in the house! Here's a heartwarming tale of a NJ doctor who apparently lost her shit on her 13 year old adopted daughter and stabbed her with a screwdriver over 100 times because the little bugger washed the dog's cloths wrong. We do not play in Jersey! We take out animals outfits seriously.

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