Stuff You Need to Know: Clancy, Conan and Shatner All Return (Not All at Once, Though)

Tom Clancy: Dead or Alive
  • Tom Clancy is hitting in December with what sounds like “Crisis on Infinite Clancy,” at least according to the press release: “For the First Time Ever, Tom Clancy Brings Together 26 Years of Unforgettable Characters, including Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan, Jr., John Clark, Ding Chavez, and Mary Pat Foley, to Jointly Face Their Greatest Challenge Yet–Modern-Day Terrorism.” So it’s…Rainbow Seven? No, it’s Dead or Alive and it hits December 7th of this year. His co-author on the book is Grant Blackwood, despite the seemingly 8 point font for Blackwood’s name on the cover. Blackwood has written books based on Clancy’s characters.
  • The UK is getting Mountain Dew. Or at least a variant of it. Not sure why they feel the need to change it, but maybe that’s due (no pun intended) to the fact it’s going to be marketed there as an energy drink. If some enterprising Brit reader would like to send me a sample, I’d be quite grateful. Source.
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    Stuff You Need to Know, Saturday, October 18, 2008

    Brad Pitt from Troy
  • Somebody go check on Dindrane. George Miller and Brad Pitt are going to do The Odyssey for Warner Brothers. As a sci-fi story in outer space. At least that’s the word, the article doesn’t seem to say either is officially attached at the moment. The article also says that Miller still attached to Justice League, which I still, sorry, don’t think will ever happen. Pitt is also on tap for a movie based on the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, about the manager of the Oakland A’s, who built his baseball team using computer analysis to help decide what players to draft. Steve Zaillian (All the King’s Men) is scribing and David Frankel (Devil Wears Prada) is to helm. Source: Variety.
  • Making the upcoming All About Eve reading even more of something they damn well better film, Brian Bedford (who’s done a lot, but you probably know him best as the voice of Disney‘s animated Robin Hood) Peter Gallagher, Angela Lansbury, Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and John Slattery (Mad Men) have all joined the cast. And I had forgotten I actually reviewed the DVD here. Source: Variety.
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