Quick News – November 20, 2010

ARONOFSKY TALKS WOLVERINE… KINDA

The customarily tight-lipped but friendly (that’s how I’ve found him anyway) Darren Aronofsky has let slip some – read : not-a-lot – details about the “Wolverine” movie he’s directing. “There’s all the samurai elements that are really exciting,” he told Superhero Hype. “I’m a big fan of Japanese movies, we’re going to try to have a good time.” Aronofsky confirmed that he’ll be casting a lot of Japanese actors, but is still unsure whether they’ll be speaking in Japanese or English. “It’s still under discussion, we’ll see what happens,” he said about that.

LITTLE JOHNNY THE MOVIE!

Instinct Entertainment (“Strange Bedfellows”, “Charlie & Boots”) have crafted a movie around the “Little Johnny” jokes. The film stars Genevieve Morris as Little Johnny and Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson as Uncle Kev. The company have unleashed a couple of fun clips from the film, which you can view here. ”Little Johnny the Movie” will premiere on April Fool’s Day 2011 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

MIKE MAKES A DATE WITH BATMAN

“Emma [Thomas], the producer, said we’d get the script in January. Christopher said: ‘Script in January, shoot in May, finish in November.’”, that’s Michael Caine talking about the shooting schedule for the new “Batman” film, “Dark Knight Rises”, over at Empire.

TAKE FLIGHT IN DECEMBER!

“Take Flight”, the Juliet ‘Buffy’ Landau directed documentary chronicling actor/director/icon Gary Oldman directing a music video for a cheeky Jewish hip hop group named Chutzpah, is about to released on DVD. On Sunday, December 12, 2010 Ms. Landau will be signing two disc special edition DVDs of “Take Flight” at Meltdown Comics: 7522 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 851-7223. The set includes the documentary disc and a special feature disc with guest star promo interviews from industry friends and peers. The party includes a screening of the film, Q&A with Ms. Landau & her crew and musical guests. Event begins at 6pm. Should be a blast!

LEO KNOWS WHO KILLED JFK!

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a film based on the JFK conspiracy book “Legacy of Secrecy”. According to Variety, “DiCaprio is expected to play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham. The book — whose full title is “Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination” — asserts that Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello confessed to Van Laningham to having ordered JFK’s assassination. As part of a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become confidant to Marcello, who ruled organized crime in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades.” The WB is eyeing a possible 2013 release of the film coinciding with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.

THE LAST LAST LAST PICTURE SHOW

The other day Clint reported that Jeff Bridges had indicated he’d probably do a second sequel to the legendary “The Last Picture Show” if asked. Well? He is! Bridges says he and Peter Bogdanovich will reteam on another film, again based on one of Larry McMurty’s books (More…)

EVERYONE’S JUST CRAZY ABOUT HARRY

BoxOfficeMojo are reporting that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″ had the third highest-grossing midnight launch ever and set a series high. Speaking of, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and TT Games today announced LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4 is now available on the App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. “Years 1-4 combines the quirky and fun gameplay of LEGO building with the magic of Harry Potter. It gives gamers the chance to take on the adventure of the first four Harry Potter books and films”.

NEW SERIES FOR LOST PRODUCER

“Lost” EP Carlton Cuse is teaming with “Braveheart” helmer Randall Wallace to develop a Civil War drama for ABC. Should the show get picked up, Wallace will, in addition to co-writing the first script, direct the pilot (More…)

HOT FOOTAGE OF JOLIE, DEPP

The first clip from “The Tourist” starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp is now up at the now-Facebook-owned MySpace

GREEN HORNET, LINCOLN LAWYER TRAILERS

The film we all assumed would be atrocious, is actually looking quite good. Strange. Seth Rogen’s “Green Hornet” movie has a second trailer out – over here at Yahoo! – and it includes our first look at ‘Kato Vision’! Oh, and I don’t know if Clint has run this yet but Yahoo! also has the new trailer for “Lincoln Lawyer” starring Matthew McConaughey!

WHAT’S UP DOC? HOWIE?

“Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick will collaborate on ”Doc and Howie”, a crazy comedy about two guys – Doc and Howie – who “accidentally kill an elderly woman when they neglect to help her carry her groceries up the stairs. In a fortuitous twist, the incident brings them into contact with the woman’s hot granddaughters, and they struggle with the dilemma of whether to tell the women the truth.” (More…)

CLASSIC TRAILER OF THE WEEK :

Two Moon Junction (1988)
Not quite a classic, but definitely a memorable movie – for all the wrong reasons. A Saucy Zalman King movie starring sexpot Sherilyn Fenn and hunky Richard Tyson. One of those softporn movies that use to, somehow, sneak into mainstream cinemas in the ’80s.  Listen to the terrible eighties ‘triangle banging’ soundtrack on the trailer!