Yeah, I don’t know about you, but when I think ‘Madame Butterfly’, my mind automatically goes to “Rush Hour 3″ and a pool full of broads with their busts covered in expensive snow. So this makes sense.
Brett Ratner – the cinematic equivalent of a temperamental bouncer working a school librarian vocation – has wrangled himself another check for a job he’s not necessarily suited for.
The “X-Men : The Last Stand” director is producing a new version of ‘classic’ “Madame Butterfly”, says Screen Daily, with Poland’s Alvernia Studios. “Magnitude 9″ will be helmed by Arnieska Vosloo (thought it read ‘Arnold Vosloo’, the dude from “The Mummy” movies originally and was about to slam the keyboard into the wall) directed redo. Vosloo directed the forgettable Christina Ricci flick “After Life” a couple of years ago.
Ratner, who is producing things with James Packer these days (films, I believe – though I could be wrong), is quite taken with the “tragic love story set against the 2011 tsunami in Japan as an ambitious US Navy officer encounters a mysterious local girl as he prepares to return home to his fiancée in Washington.”
“Magnitude 9 is one of the more powerful scripts I’ve read in a long time,” said Ratner, who is currently directing the similar-themed “Hercules”.
“It combines a great love story around a natural disaster and beautifully tells the story of the incredible lengths people will go through for love.”
Production will begin in 2014, giving Ratner enough time to coax Chris Tucker into a corset.
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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.