Clints Bits – 6/10

Leatherface rocks America, the Wayans chase some ‘White Chicks’, Mummy-slaying Elvis chases Sasquatch, Batgirl comes to Aussie TV and new life breathed into “The man from U.N.C.L.E”. Yep, just another representative day in Hollywood…

  • The "Musical Freak Show" – a band featuring new ‘Leatherface’ Andrew Bryniarski – will kick off it’s Halloween Haunt Tour on Friday October 17th & 18th in Houston, Texas as the Six Flags Theme Park Astroworld. Thanks to ‘Joe’

  • Busy Philipps and Maitland Ward will star opposite Marlon and Shawn Wayans in Revolution Studios’ comedy “White Chicks”.

  • Bloody Disgusting report that there’s both a sequel and prequel idea to “Bubba Ho-Tep” going around, one is [prequel] “Bubba-Sasquatch”, and the other being “Bubba-Nosferatu”.

  • Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman [“Adaptation”] are collaborating on an untitled horror film for Columbia Pictures that Kaufman is writing, with Jonze set to direct.

  • The long-planned “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” movie has finally got the greenlight. It will shoot in London next year for Disney and Spyglass.

  • Bloody Disgusting have the specs and artwork for the upcoming DVD release of “Jeepers Creepers 2”, due in December, whilst DVDAnswers has a review of the upcoming “Wrong Turn” DVD up here.

  • According to CHUD, Paul Bettany [“A Knight’s Tale”] might now be the frontrunner for the lead role in Ridley Scott’s Crusades epic “Kingdom of Heaven”.

  • MediaSharx reports that Ember Entertainment has acquired the film adaptation rights to the 1960s series “The man from u.n.c.l.e” about two agents from the United Network Command for Law Enforcement.

  • Showtime is developing a film about the life of director Roman Polanski, according to TV Guide Online.

  • Channel 9 in Australia say “Birds of Prey” will be premiering Wednesday October 22nd at 11:30 pm.

  • Newcomer Alison Pill has won the female lead role in Thomas Vinterberg’s "Dear Wendy," about an ingenious teenager [Jamie Bell] who finds a friend and confidant in a pistol after losing his father.

  • German Producer Thomas Schuhly is trying to get Milos Forman to direct Umberto Eco’s novel “Baudolino” for the big screen.