Funny thing happened a week or two ago down under. A Bunch of pics were released – a couple highly anticipated leaders, and the other couple a seemingly lacklustre couple of efforts that’d probably last a week. In a weird turn of events, one of those lacklustre efforts, “Tears of the Sun”, pulled in the crowds, making even more bank than the bigger projects. Seems people still get a kick of Bruce Willis, a tank top and an Mack machine gun. This is just as good, because according to Variety, there’s more to come. Arnold Rifkin’s and Willis’ Cheyenne Enterprises is fast-tracking a pair of pics, one in which Willis will produce and topline, and another that Cheyenne will only produce.
First up is a deal with Bob Yari and Mark Gordon’s Stratus Film Co. to adapt the Robert Crais novel “Hostage” as a starring project for Willis. Notably, Stratus is guaranteeing the movie’s budget despite it lacking domestic distribution. The film, which was first at MGM and then at Revolution Studios, will be directed by Florent Siri (The Nest). Hostage tells the story of a LAPD hostage negotiator (Willis) who withdraws to the countryside to become chief of a two-man police department after a standoff ends bloodily. But instead of finding peace in the small town he finds himself embroiled negotiations to save his kidnapped wife and daughter. The film will begin pre-production immediately and is set to go before cameras in January.
The other Cheyenne production, “True Believers”, is moving forward quickly at MGM, with the studio making a pay-or-play offer to Japanese horror helmer Hideo Nakata (Ringu), and readying an offer for Mark Wahlberg to star.
Sometime between “Hostage” and beating Ashton Kutcher to a pulp, Brucie Boy’s doing another “Die Hard” movie too.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.