'The Thin Man' to be remade
But ... a remake of a classic, beloved movie that may not need an update. And really, really, may not need Rob Marshall as director. But it's of course, too soon to say.
Nevertheless, it's official "The Thin Man" is going to be remade.
Here's the news from Thompson on Hollywood:
"It’s official: Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will produce a remake of The Thin Man through their LUCAMAR Productions, with Marshall directing. Johnny Depp will star and Jerry Stahl (Bad Boys II) is scripting the project. Marshall is “overjoyed” to work with Depp again (he directing him in this summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and says; “we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.” He calls it a “classy and classic project.”
"The original 1934 film was director by W. S. Van Dyke and starred William Powell and Myrna Loy (pictured). So now the question is, who should play Loy’s Nora character alongside Depp’s Nick?"
Mel Gibson's latest wasn't a hit
No, not The Bieber, though it sounds like box office would have fared better had it been titled that. That's not a judgment call -- I haven't seen the movie and plan to this week. I will put my hard earned dollars down for Gibson talking to a puppet! But audiences weren't too keen on the idea.
Some harsh words from The Wrap:
"This weekend proved a reality check. Audiences simply said: No, thanks.
"'The Beaver' debuted in 22 locations this weekend, with distributor Summit Entertainment expecting a per-screen average of more than $15,000 for the weekend. But the film grossed only $104,000 all told, averaging an embarrassing $4,745 per engagement."
The Playlist gives you some options
Nevertheless, if you've already grown weary of the big summer movies, The Playlist has a backup plan for you. Check out this concept: Smaller movies.
Here's one for you:
"Instead of “Pirates of the Caribbean” see 'L’Amour Fou'
"Another cultural documentary in a summer crammed with good examples, this focuses on the sale of the possessions of legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, but is really an examination of his relationship with long-time partner, in business and in love, Pierre Bergé.
"We haven’t caught this one yet, but the trailer suggests something less like an upmarket version of 'Cribs' (although fashion fiends and fans of pretty objects will likely be in hog heaven) than a touching look at a man mourning his life-long partner. Reviews were a little mixed, but mostly strong, and even having little knowledge of Saint Laurent’s life and work, we’re pretty keen to catch up with this one.
"When? May 13th."
Audience goes insane
Also, how in the world does he look that good?
Watch a snippet of Depp on Oprah where he surprised her audience (who are yes, of course, freaking out) by inviting them all to the first screening of the newest "Pirates" movie.
Oprah always looks pretty happy when she has major movie stars on her show, but she looks absolutely radiant with Depp. That's probably just another one of his talents ...
Check it out on Pop Sugar.
Check it out on Glo
Make sure to check out their look at Faris' newest comedy, "What's Your Number?"
"There are few things we love more in life than a good rom-com, so we were thrilled to discover the trailer for 'What's Your Number?,' starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans (um, dreamboat, anyone?), leaked online this week. Click the link below to check it out, and then give your opinion of the upcoming flick on the movie's Facebook page."
For now ...
Well, maybe he's not really tired of it, but he'd like to take a small break so the films remain, as he says, "special." Good call.
With that, the filmmakers will surely wait for Johnny Depp. To me, the mega talented, super unique and innovative actor makes the franchise endurable.
"Johnny Depp is already eyeing a fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, but he wants to hold off on the project so the films remain "special."
"He tells the Hollywood Reporter, 'It's not something where I would say, 'Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012. We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me.'"
Bentley who made quite a splash in "American Beauty" over ten years ago, is a welcome addition and we're glad to see he landed an interesting part. He's been missing from quality projects for too long.
Here's more from EW:
Thought today would just bring more Hunger Games tributes casting? Nope! Lionsgate announced a biggie today: American Beauty star Wes Bentley has been tapped to play Seneca Crane, the 74th Hunger Games Head Gamemaker. Crane oversees the games themselves, and makes a decision at the end of the first book that sets the course for Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy.
"Bentley, who has been amping up his movie work since taking a short break in the mid-2000s, appeared in Jonah Hex last year. The actor joins Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Paula Malcomson, Willow Shields, and several unknown actors playing tributes in the film. The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross, will be in theaters March 23, 2012."
'Glee' on the big screen
Ugh. I can't believe I just wrote that.
From The Wrap:
"Looks like Gleeks just won the big-screen equivalent of Nationals.
"Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Film announced Wednesday that they will produce 'Glee Live! 3D!,' a film version of the hit live show's North American tour.
"The movie event will hit theaters like one of the show's signature slushies in the face on Aug. 12, 2011. However, fans will have to move fast, because the movie will get only a special limited two-week engagement."