Clints Bits – 30/7

Some might be interested in checking out my review of "Dummy", starring Adrian Brody here, which I believe has just been picked up for distribution, with a September release date pencilled in.Others might simply be interested in getting to the bits..

  • Queensland’s Film Fantastic will host a screening of Bruce Campbell starrer “Bubba Hop Tep”. And from what I hear, the film may have an Aussie distributor. Thanks to Dark Horizons

  • The “Robocop 4” rumours might be true. According to a spokesperson for Tippett Studios, “The rumors are flying about another Verhoeven/Neumier Robo show. But nothing’s firm yet – according to Ed”.

  • Len Wiseman [“Underworld”] told SciFi Wire his next film will be “Black Chapter”, a supernatural spy movie about the CIA using ethereal agents, at Walt Disney Pictures.

  • BBC Breakfast – via Coming Soon – says Bazz Luhrmann’s on the lookout for a boy aged 8 – 9 to play young Alexander the Great. Application Details here

  • Andrew McCarthy, Diane Ladd and Bruce Davison will star in ABC’s upcoming 15-hour series “Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital”, says Variety.

  • The Z Review is reporting a rumour that Russell Crowe will star in an untitled cricket movie, with the big guy playing the Prime Minister. Apparently it involves the Aussies taking on the Yanks in a game of cricket.

  • Columbia Pictures will be releasing “Starship Troopers 2 : Hero of the Federation”, according to DVDPremiereAwards.com

  • According to Dark Horizons, Uma Thurman has replaced Nicole Kidman on “The Brothers Grimm”, as an evil, long-dead Queen who is trying to use ancient magic to return to life. Another small role to have been played by Robin Williams will now be played by Czech actor Tomas Hanak.

  • Superhero wannabe, Freddie Prinze Jr, has inked a development deal with MTV to develop and co-write an original movie. The Hollywood Reporter says it’s about a group of teenagers trying to throw a prom.

  • MGM is in negotiations to option the Washington Post article "Bride and Joy: Guiding Mom Down the Aisle" as a vehicle for Goldie Hawn to star in and produce.