I may not be a fan of writing about film news due to the rumour-like quality that a lot of the articles are. However, I do follow the news on a lot of film blogs and I do think that there’s something to keeping track of all of the “news” that’s mentioned throughout the week as it relates to the world of cinema.
So every Friday I’ll be posting a list of links of the week’s news around the internet. Highlighting my favourite stories of the week and those stories so ludicrous I jut can’t imagine them to be true.
MY FAVOURITE STORIES OF THE WEEK:
|Tom Hooper says he won’t cut THE KING’S SPEECH to PG-13 rating
The King’s Speech is one of the many films of 2010 that if I had seen before I had written my Top Ten of the year would quite easily bebreaking into the Top 5. The film gained an R rating for one particular scene where Lionel makes Albert (aka. King George VI) to swear profusely. We’re then treated to a couple of minutes of many four letter words, and a few with some more characters. That scene is the one and only reason why the film didn’t get it’s PG-13 rating, and even though I’d be regurgitating a lot of other bloggers’ feelings about the MPAA by talking about how stupid that is I agree that the film should not be edited just for the sake of that one beautifully foul scene that honestly I don’t know who would watch it and be worried for their children’s innocence. The scene is contextualized in such a way that it never becomes dirty or foul.
|Ricky Gervais may host the next GOLDEN GLOBES
Love him or hate him you have to admit that he knows how to bring the smart British humour in taking the mickey out of some of the most vein people in the world. In a society where image in 90% of your job it’s nice to have someone like Gervais who’s willing to just go no holds bar and just rip everyone a new one. Even though this year I didn’t love it that much in retrospect I blame the overall ceremony rather than Gervais who was definitely spot on.
|Javier Bardem offered role in BOND 23
Javier Bardem is one of my favourite actors to reach the top of the star ranking in the last five years. He’s calm but scary and always charming. Thinking of him as the next villain in the next James Bond movie kind of excites me. It could definitely not work out, but on paper it seems cool enough.
- Elton John biopic in the works
- Kevin Smith says he’ll probably re-edit RED STATE before making his US tour
- Kurtzman and Orci producing ENDER’S GAME
- SCARY MOVIE 5 is being made
- REC director making SLEEP TIGHT; another claustrophobic apartment building film
- Focus Features acquires worldwide rights to PARIAH
- EVERYTHING MUST GO gets a limited release in May
- Akiva Goldsman will directed WINTER’S TALE for WB
- WB rebooting FLETCH franchise
- James Cameron updates BATTLE ANGEL
- Andrew Stanton updates JOHN CARPENTER FROM MARS
- Kyle Macdonald talks about MARLEY (Bob Marley Documentary)
- Gareth Edwards discusses GODZILLA reboot
- Paramount talks about PET SEMETARY remake
- CBS and WB to adapt Stephen King’s THE STAND
- John Woo’s THE KILLER getting an English 3D remake
- Henry Cavill is cast as Superman in Zack Snyder’s SUPERMAN
- Nicolas Cage offered role in TREASURE OF POMPEII
- Audrey Tautou starring in LA DELICATESSE
- Kodi Smit-McPhee joins Ari Folman’s THE CONGRESS
- Katherine Heigl replaces Halle Berry in NEW YEARS EVE
- Javier Bardem offered role in BOND 23
- Ralph Fiennes apparently offered role in BOND 23
- Zach Galifanakis in talks for R.I.P.D.
- Scarlett Johansson may be in UNCHARTED
- Lisa Lampanelli joins David Chase’s TWYLIGHT ZONES
- Cameron Diaz joins Colin Firth in GAMBIT
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt in talks to be in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
- Joaquin Phoenix star in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
- Jackie Earl Haley cast in Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS
- Eva Green cast in DARK SHADOWS
- Julia Roberts offered role in Relativity’s SNOW WHITE
- Chewitel Ejiofor, Jim Caviezel & Jack McBrayer cast in SAVANNAH
- Jason Segel to star in UNDERCOVER COP
- Tom Hooper wins at the DGAs for THE KING’S SPEECH
- Tom Hooper says he won’t cut THE KING’S SPEECH to PG-13 rating
- John Barry, JAMES BOND composer, dies at age 77
- 2011 SAG Awards Winners
- 2011 Sundance Film Festival Winners
- Banksy does awards art
What was your favourite story of the week?