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Stuff: In Film: Yamato to Set Sail, Bioshock to Submerge

Freddie Prinze Jr., thinking thoughts of wrestling

  • Bioshock is being made into a film, with a script by John Logan (Gladiator) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates) at the helm. The game’s sequel, set for 2009, should come out before this film. Anybody got the script? Source.
  • Anybody got $250 million? Because here’s an investment where you’re sure to make it back: Ted Chapin, who runs Rodgers & Hammerstein Music Publishing, has put it up for sale for that amount. It’s a helluva Buy It Now price, but it’s a bargain, trust me. Source.
  • Well, at least we know why Freddie’s not going to be in the new Scooby-Doo film. And not just because it’s a prequel, because that would spoil any awkward humor I’m bringing to the table here. Instead he’s joined the creative team for World Wrestling Entertainment, contributing behind the scenes to their programming. Which is good, because when I think wrestling, I think Freddie Prinze Jr…but only on a list of things that wrestling makes me think of where he comes 10,718th after Siamese kittens and before a wax abstract sculpture of Queen Elizabeth I. Source.
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  • Warner Brothers has announced an October 7th street date for Interview With the Vampire on Blu-Ray and October 14th for the original Poltergeist, also on Blu-Ray. I’ll let you know when they’re available to pre-order.
  • Yamato is relaunching, leaving behind the old series and starting fresh, under the eye of original producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki. “Set in 2220, the pic will depict the evacuation of 300 million people from Earth to avoid certain death from an expanding black hole. The Yamato, a space battleship, is leading the rescue fleet when it is attacked by an alien force.” Expect in cinemas in 2009. Expect Dindrane to freak five seconds after reading this. Source.

    • I think your average American will, in their ignorance, brand this “Battlestar Galactaga clone!” and summarily dismiss it. Don’t you just love the majority?

    • Oh, and Bioshock was a freakin awesome game, but on the other hand, there has never. Ever. Been a good video game movie. Take Doom. Could’ve been great, but for some reason, they decided the innumerable legions of the damned weren’t as cool as chromosomes. Bioshock is guaranteed to be dumbed down, and stripped of all the moral insanity that made it so cool. At least we’ll still get a futuristic underwater city from the 1960’s. Surely, we’ll get that much. …..right?

    • Actually I just got a copy of the script…it’s a flying city from the 1940s and the whole thing’s an animated musical.