According to Chuck Norris, The Expendables 2 will be rated PG-13 due to Norris' request that all the "hardcore language" be erased from the script. Good for Norris, a man of principal. Not necessarily good for anyone over the age of 17 who intends to see this movie as your theater will certainly be JAM PACKED with young teenagers who have no idea who Sylvester Stallone is.
George Lucas did an interview with the New York Times in which he discussed Red Tails and says that he is planning to retire from blockbusters. I love Lucas and I believe I owe him a debt of gratitude for all the joy his (early) films have brought me. But it must be said: is anyone disappointed that he apparently won't be making big movies anymore? No and that's quite sad.
Note to Hollywood: Kristen Wiig does not want to write or star in a Bridesmaids sequel (probably because she saw The Hangover Part II) so please stop trying to make that movie. Let it be.
Joel Edgerton continues his run of success and has sold his first script, One Night Stand, to New Regency. In other scripting news, Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country For Old Men and The Road, has turned in his first screenplay which will focus on a lawyer who embraces a life of crime. Exciting new things for two very talented individuals.
I don't think I linked to this last week so make sure you check out Movie Muse's 2011 Year in Review. An excellent look back.
Make sure you check out the Focused Filmographer's Red Web Awards and cast your vote. Awesome stuff, T!