This is where we come together to talk pop culture news. And we do it with a quickness and a snarkness. Because some sites may have all day to write up 750 words based on a press release, but the rest of don’t have time for bullshit. So enjoy.
Okay, you know what? The Children looks disturbing as hell.
The Men at the Pru is “a coming-of-age tale about a group of men working at an insurance company in the 1970s.” It’s co-scribed and will be co-helmed and co-produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Gervais will have a supporting role, the article says. Production starts later this summer.
Percy Jackson is John Hughes’ Clash of the Titans? Sean Bean is playing Zeus, Pierce Brosnan is playing Chiron and Uma Thurman is Medusa in a story about the half-human son of Poseidon, a teenager, “who embarks on a quest across modern-day America to save his mother, return Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and prevent a deadly war between the gods.” Production starts next month in Vancouver; it will hit cinemas in February 2010. Source.
Lou Rawls biopic? Apparently so. And the script was co-written by…Lou Rawls Jr. Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) is attached to play Lou. Sounds like they’re not done working the script yet. Source.
For some who might not know their Lou like they should…here he is from 1992…and he’s still so damn smooth.
Image Comics’ The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft streets April 8th and the film rights are already sold to be helmed by Ron Howard. The “book borrows elements from Lovecraft’s life, such as his family’s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world.” Any bets on how long it takes them to do an Evil Dead crossover? And would we mind if this happened? Source.
In the WTF Department, the Net was shocked to learn about the Three Stooges movie that’s incoming. The problem is not that Jim Carrey is going to be playing Curly. Nor Sean Penn as Larry or Benicio Del Toro as Moe. In fact, if you wanted to do a biopic about the behind the scenes and their trials and tribulations in Hollywood–I think that would be a worthy cast. The problem is we’re talking the Brothers Farrelly project we mentioned before and it’s just a…well, a Three Stooges movie. Without, you know, the actual Stooges. I have no idea how this could sound appealing to anybody, much less actors as good as those three. Seriously, when I posted it to Twitter I thought April Fool’s Day had come early. WTF, people. I mean…do the actors know it’s not a biopic?Source.
Warner has made a slew of their catalog titles available for print-on-demand DVD. Titles are all around $19.95. You can check that out here.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]