Stuff You Need to Know: Paradise Lost Movie Shelved; Milton Quits CAA

Satan from Paradise Lost

Dammit, I wanted that guy from The Hangover to play me!

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  • “Greedily Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost engorged without restraint,/ And knew not eating death.” That’s right, the film has been killed due to budget issues. According to Variety, the technology to pull it off is still too expensive and the budget couldn’t be brought down to earth enough for Legendary Pictures. So whatever fantasy you had about Bradley Cooper in a satanic red loincloth or something will just have to remain inside your own heads. And really, the only person who needs to touch this project is Peter Greenaway. I’m just saying.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:15+00:00 February 9th, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know: That? That’s the Sound of Princess Lolly Weeping.

    Candy Land

    But surely the film should be called Veggie Land! Think of the children!

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  • Candy Land the movie. Adam Sandler is at least on board to produce and co-scribe. Let me quote you what Hasbro prexy-CEO Brian Goldner had to say: “The creative talent onboard for this movie is amazing, and we are excited to bring alive the world of Candy Land for kids and families everywhere. Sony/Columbia has been a wonderful creative partner as we develop another of our games, Risk, for the bigscreen. We are looking forward to working with Sony/Columbia and Adam Sandler and his team at Happy Madison Prods. on this film.” That’s right, Brian. Be proud to bring the man behind Jack & Jill behind one of your supposed flagship titles. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:22+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: David Tennant, Ready to Do Battle With the Undead

    David Tennant

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  • Well, at least we get two things out of this new Fright Night trailer. One, we get some David Tennant. And we look to him to at least entertain us if the entire movie just goes right to hell. And two, we get a bit of humor–the last trailer was straight up serious, which left me cold. The great thing about the original film was that it was a horror movie with enough comedy in it to keep it from going 100% dark. It was a nice blend. So if they can get some of this dialogue with this cast and an updated version of that feel, we might have a decent movie on our hands.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:40:15+00:00 June 10th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win The Expendables on Blu-ray/DVD!

    The Expendables Blu-ray/DVD Cover Art

    The exhibition of action stars that is The Expendables is coming to Blu-ray & DVD from Lionsgate. Missed it in the theatre? Here’s a trailer for you:

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