Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Movie News and Links Today

Jon Favreau won't be directing "Iron Man 3" and Marvel is in talks with Shane Black to take over. Black only has one directing credit but that credit is "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," one of my favorite films you've never seen that is partly responsible for Robert Downey, Jr.'s resurgence. I'm on board.

DJ Caruso ("Disturbia" and the upcoming "I Am Number Four") is eying his next project, "Beat the Reaper", a story about a mob assassin turned ER doctor. The rights to the novel are owned by Leonardo DiCaprio so it's reasonable to think Leo would play the lead. Interested...

Prohibition is becoming popular again so John Hillcoat ("The Road") is developing "Wettest County in the World", a movie about a family of bootleggers. He's already attracted Shia LaBeof and Tom Hardy (solid) and has now brought on Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and, best of all, Gary Oldman.

Christian Bale, a favorite around The Soap Box Office, is close to reteaming with Brad Anderson for "Concrete Island." The last collaboration between these two was "The Machinist", one of the first movies that comes to mind when considering the word "mind bending." Again, interested.

IFC has a list of three rules for movie quoting. I'll co-sign this, being the movie quote savant that I am.

Film Girl Interrupted gives us her list of the 15 best movie dance scenes. If forced to choose, I'd vote "Napoleon Dynamite" and "The Addam's Family" as 1 and 1a but they're all good.

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