Friday, 28 January 2011

The Good, the Bad and the Weird [28/01/11]

Bringing you recent movie news stories that caught my eye for different reasons.

The Good:

Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) revealed that he has read Joss Whedon's script for the upcoming multi-superhero movie The Avengers. Here's what he had to say about it:
“Reading the script, it was massive. Everything about it was like, ‘Oh my god.’ I said to Joss, ‘I don't know how you're going to shoot this thing [laughs], but I'm excited to be onboard and let's give it a go.’”

Superheroes + Joss Whedon? I'm the kind of girl who finds that combination immensely exciting. And it sounds like Mr. Thor thought the script was pretty awesome. I cannot wait.

Source: Total Film

The Bad:

Another Fast and Furious movie. Not only that, who's going to be joining the team for Fast Five? None other than Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Not only that (yes, there's more!), there have been threats that this will be the start of a new trilogy.  

Vin Diesel had this to say: "If you remember seeing the posters for Fast & Furious, there was no number on the poster. That’s bizarre. That doesn’t happen a lot. It was a subliminal way of saying, 'We’re not going to go on and on and on. We closed up the last three and it’s almost a fresh start.'”

Err, no Mr. 'I love D&D', it kinda just seems like you're going on, and on, and on.

Source: Screen Rant

The Weird:

Apparently, Will Smith's daughter Willow is going to be starring in a "re-imagination" of classic Broadway musical Annie. Smith's Overbrook Entertainment production company has joined forces with none other than JAY-Z to develop and produce movies.

“The time is right to bring back Annie to the big screen. Of course, we’re true believers in Willow's talent and believe she will be perfect in this role,” said Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad. “Combining Willow with the Overbrook team that reimagined Karate Kid and the spectacular JAY-Z makes this a dream project.”

Who are they going to make a film vehicle for next? The family pets? That guy who played the butler in The Fresh Prince? Oh you never know, it might be a classic.

Source: Coming Soon


  1. Ooof... We don't need another Fast and Furious film. Yeah, 'brilliant' move with the whole subliminal message via marketing thing...

    By the way, I really like what you did with the sire. It looks great.

  2. Hehe, well said :)

    Thanks for your lovely comments, glad you like the new design. I'm impressed with the way it turned out.

  3. Thanks for the following :)
    I watched Tokyo Drift the other day....M.E.H (though at least I could laugh, I have a couple of car mad friends who put it on). And as for Willow....I don't have words, hopefully the film will be more enjoyable and less annoying than 'Whip My Hair' (have only listened to the first 20 seconds out of curiosity before turning it off).

  4. I, for one, look forward to the future robotic exploits of the Smith children.

  5. Hi Ruth and Simon, thanks for your comments :) I'd just prefer it if actors got cast because of their ability rather than their family. But saying that, it sometimes seems to be 'in the blood' - there are a lot of great actors with relatives also in the business. Guess we'll just have to wait and see about Annie.


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