Two new “Tarzan” scripts in the works? – and both at Warner Bros. One is by Adam Cozard (“Moscow”); the other has Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”) onboard. Thankfully neither have Billy Bob Thornton attached to play the title role (remember that!? shit!)
Catherine Hardwicke directing “The Bitch Posse”, based on the book by Martha O’Connor – ”The book focuses on three friends, Cherry, Amy and Rennie, high school seniors who come from troubled homes and form a dangerous alliance called the Bitch Posse. Something occurs that rips apart the friendship and haunts them into adulthood. The book switches back and forth from those high school years to their adult lives where one is in a mental institution, the other is a promiscuous writer and the third suffers through a loveless marriage.” So it’s like… Romy & Michele without the Reunion? Laughs? Alan Cumming? Post-It Notes?
Vincent D’Onofrio and Chelsea Handler for Eric Bogosian’s “Mall” – Apparently it’s a comment on social violence. “The film follows the intersecting paths of five disaffected suburbanites: a stoner teen, a restless housewife (a dark role to be played by Handler), a voyeuristic businessman (D’Onofrio), a mall security guard and a trigger-happy crystal meth addict who heads to the mall looking for trouble. Bogosian will play a store owner.” Joe Hahn directs.
The new trailer for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” has been downloaded more than 6 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers (http://www.apple.com/trailers), becoming the most-viewed trailer in the site’s history – Yes, but how did the one for “American Pie : Beta House” go? Big too, I’m guessing?
CLINT’S PICK OF THE DAY “First Blood” (1982) Roger Ebert said : “Until the last twenty or thirty minutes, however, FIRST BLOOD is a very good movie, well-paced, and well-acted not only by Stallone (who invests an unlikely character with great authority) but also by Crenna and Brian Dennehy, as the police chief. The best scenes come as Stallone’s on the run in the forest, using a hunting knife with a compass in the handle, and living off the land.”