1. Zookeeper adds more star power
Live-action funfest The Zookeeper from MGM Films has added more star power to its already formidable stable at hand, Dark Horizons reports.Adam Sandler, Cher, Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow will provide voices for the animals in the comedy.The film revolves around zoo animals trying to teach the keeper their methods of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams.Sandler, Cher, Favreau, Stallone and Apatow (who will voice a capuchin monkey, a giraffe, a bear, a lion and an elephant respectively) will join a stellar cast that already includes Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Jim Breuer, Faizon Love and Bas Rutten.Frank Coraci (Click, The Wedding Singer) is directing from a screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Kevin James, Rock Reuben and Nick Bakay. Shooting is set to start later this summer.
2. Vacancy helmer to tackle Predators
Nimrod Antal, the Hungarian director who advertised a Vacancy to Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale in that 2007 horror-thriller, is set to direct the next Predator movie, entitled Predators.Latino Review reported that Antal was picked to direct what is hoped to be a franchise relaunch, scripted by relatively new writer Alex Litvak from a treatment by Robert Rodriguez. Yep, that Desperado and Sin City guy. Rodriguez is also producing the movie.Antal's next release will be Armored later this year. The action thriller starring Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne and Columbus Short is about an armoured truck security guard who is pressured by his colleagues into aiding and abetting them in a robbery of one of their own vehicles.
3. Fincher to film Facebook saga?
David Fincher (Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) is in talks to direct the story of how social networking giant Facebook was founded.Variety reports that the director is in "advanced talks" with Columbia Pictures to film the Aaron Sorkin-scripted The Social Network.The movie will deal with Facebook's phenomenal growth from its humble 2004 beginnings when it was set up by Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg.The trade paper said the studio hopes to get the project going before the year is out.
4. Go Mutants! Those 50s' monsters and aliens are back
Although it won't be a sequel to the 1950s-inspired Monsters vs Aliens.We're talking Go Mutants!, which Universal has just optioned for a movie, from the upcoming novel by Larry Doyle (I Love You, Beth Coooper).According to Variety, the story is set in a world where many of the 1950s alien invasions and monster attacks were true! The children of these ETs and creatures have now somehow infiltrated human society and "blended in".Doyle told Variety the story will include appearances by such 1950s staples as Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.Oh yeah, if there was any doubt about the genre of Go Mutants!, it's a teen-level adventure comedy.
5. Don't say it, Hissss it
Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David, hasn't been in the limelight much since her cult movie directing debut Boxing Helena in 1993.Now, she's set to make her mark with a movie that looks visually striking, and at the same time pretty unsettling - if not downright disturbing.Hissss is the title of this fantasy/horror project currently in post-production. We've seen the trailer (check out the link below) and it looks pretty darn intriguing - not to mention gory and creepy.ShockTillYouDrop.com has the details, and Lynch told the site that "it's going to pretty outrageous."The movie stars Mallika Sherawat (we like it already!) as the Nagin, a legendary creature capable of turning from woman to snake.Slumdog Millionaire's brutal yet sympathetic police inspector Irrfan Khan is also in the movie.The trailer resembles not just a slick horror movie but in parts, it bears the look of one of those 70s/80s cannibal apocalypse movies.You know, the kind you insisted on watching in the cinema and then spent the next 20 years trying to burn the images out of your head.OK, we're sold, and we can't bloody wait.
Jumaat, Jun 26, 2009
1. Zookeeper adds more star power