Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Movie News Today

Ben Affleck is asking his actors to go "method" for his upcoming film "Argo" about the crazy story of the Iranian kidnappings in 1979. The stories that come from this could be very interesting.

Ed Harris and Matthew Fox are both in talks to join the production of "World War Z." I'm a big, big fan of this book and that's saying something considering that I'm not a zombie nerd by any means. It is basically an oral history of a sickness that takes over the world in the not so distant future. Very well written, very well designed. Really hoping for good things from the film.

Jamie Foxx is now the leading candidate to play the lead in Tarantino's "Django Unchained" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Foxx is great and all but I confess I was more excited about Will Smith. Too bad I guess.

A week or two ago it was reported that George Lucas was preparing a live action "Star Wars" TV show. Now it appears that, yes, this will happen but it's at least 3-5 years away. As I said before, a part of me yearns for the added "Star Wars" experience this series would provide but another part relishes the though of having 3-5 more years to hang on to my fond memories before this series completely obliterates them.

Robert Downey, Jr. and Jon Favreau both appeared at the Hero Complex Film Festival and discussed "Iron Man 3."


  1. I remember a time when Downey was little more than a go-to guy if you needed to make a joke about cocaine. I am so very pleased with his success ever since "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" and there really was never another candidate for Iron Man imho. Good on ya, Rob. You ARE Iron Man.

  2. Totally with you. I was always a Downey fan. KKBB was definitely a turning point, showed that he still had that incredible talent. Can't imagine Iron Man without him.


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