Write a story with the 'Ed Wood' director
But this one's a bit different -- Twitter will be used to collaborate with a director to write a story.
For all of the useless thought bites like, "My kid just said the funniest..." or "Pesto sauce done! Life is joy!" there are some Twitter pages that are really interesting and fun.
Like this: Tim Burton asking Twitter users to help him write a new story using 127 characters or less.
Here's more from Cinematical:
"He posted the first passage of a new tale about his beloved character Stainboy on Twitter. Social media scribes can post their own follow-up narrative with the hopes of being selected for the final pass in a short story that will finally take shape on December 6.
"Burton's story starts with: 'Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor #BurtonStory.' The character has appeared in Burton's macabre collection of stories, 'The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories,' and later became an animated short series in 2000. The six episodes ended, but Stainboy lives on.
You might start a new sub-genre
“'I liked this idea that we were kind of making a werewolf movie except it was a were-swan movie,' joked Aronofsky. But trying to get the project mounted was no laughing matter."
Time to watch a movie starring ... Cher
On second thought, I have nothing to do on Thanksgiving this year. Maybe I've got this all wrong.
Anyway, here's some thoughts from Thompson on Hollywood regarding movies coming out on Turkey Day:
"The studios are offering a groaning board of holiday movies at the Thanksgiving holiday box office. And they’re targeting a wide range of moviegoers and demos, reports Anthony D’Alessandro:
"Studios are catering not only to more female filmgoers than usual over the Thanksgiving five-day stretch, but to all audiences.
"At first glance, Wednesday’s offerings—-Sony/Screen Gems’ musical 'Burlesque,' Disney’s animated toon 'Tangled, Fox’s R-rated romantic comedy 'Love and Other Drugs' and CBS Films’ automobile actioner 'Faster' —-appear to be frontloaded with three chick pics and a beefcake movie. True, 'The Twilight Saga' scored with women over the past two Thanksgiving holidays. But the studios are hungry to gobble up a bigger slice of the b.o. pie."
“'It’s one of those holidays where you reach a much broader audience. Everyone is available,' says Disney domestic distribution president Chuck Viane. '(Black) Friday is the single biggest day of the year. When you go to the theater, you won’t see a kid with one parent, rather with mom and dad as well as the grandparents.'"
The legendary director of the upcoming 'Hugo Cabret' talks three dimensions
Since he's working on a movie that will be released in 3D, he has to be, I suppose. But I doubt his sincerity and enthusiasm is anything but genuine.
Here's a nice interview with Scorsese via The Guardian:
"'I've always liked 3D,' declares Martin Scorsese breezily, his brown eyes twinkling from behind the trademark black-rimmed glasses which seem larger (and more impressively varifocal) in real life. 'I mean, we're sitting here in 3D. We are in 3D. We see in 3D. So why not?'
"He smiles at me like it's the most obvious thing on earth, his face alive with boyish enthusiasm (even though he turned 68 last week), his well-groomed silver-grey hair lending an air of statesmanlike authority. I smile back, my heart full of anxiety about the 'future of cinema' in the post-Avatar stereoscopic 21st century, wondering whether my hero would look quite so imposing wearing the 3D specs that we'll all to have to wear to watch his new movie."
He gets rated
"The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper recently discussed a word most of us drop, maybe even more than five times a day, and how he's using it in his movie as a "taboo breaker."
That's the "f" word, which, when uttered by Joe Pesci in a Martin Scorsese movie, albeit in an R-Rated movie, is no big deal, but when spat out by Colin Firth in a movie about King George VI, well, the MPAA gets squirmy.
The Wrap wrote about the director's discussion after a recent screening of the acclaimed film:
“'The word ‘f---’ is not being used in its sexual sense,' insisted Tom Hooper in defense of his inspirational new movie, 'The King’s Speech.' 'It’s being used purely as a taboo-breaker.'Hooper was talking about his recent dust-up with the MPAA, which slapped the movie with an R-rating in response to a string of expletives emitted by King George VI, played by actor Colin Firth, during a speech therapy session."
“'I cannot see how that scene would cause trauma to any kid who watched it,' Hooper told the capacity crowd at Monday night’s showing of the film at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks, part of TheWrap’s ongoing Awards Screening Series. 'Yet there are scenes of violence that I, as a 38-year-old director, have seen in PG-13 movies lately that continue to linger in my head.'"
Christian Bale may never don the bat suit again
"Christian Bale isn’t sure that he’ll be heading back to Gotham after 'The Dark Knight Rises.' 'This will be, I believe, until Chris [Nolan] says different, the last time I’ll be playing Batman,” Bale told E!. “Absolutely, we want to go all out with it.'
"'I don’t even know if [The Dark Knight Rises is] the right title,' Bale said. 'Until Chris tells me, I don’t believe it.'
"Bale was not expected to play Batman forever; his contract called for three films. But since the actual plot details for 'TDKR' – if that is it’s real name — are so tantalizingly vague, Bale’s confirmation of something — anything — concrete attracts some added significance."
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' will be re-made
Here's some exciting news for "Buffy" fans, and a remake that makes sense, given how much the television series improved upon the original movie (how often is that the case?).
Warner Bros. has just announced their plans to remake the 1992 picture "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," though it's not clear if the movie will go in the direction of the beloved Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring series. I'm thinking it will, otherwise, they'll have legions of angry "Buffy" fans to contend with. "Buffy" fans are hard-core.
"While details are sparse, filmmakers claim the movie would not revisit the vampire slayer’s high school days, attempting instead to capture the 'witty, tough, and sexy' heroine in a new way. The team behind the project includes 'Dark Knight' producer Charles Roven and relative newcomer Whit Anderson.
Check out Duncan Jones' newest movie
It's called "Source Code" and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who finds himself waking up in the body of another man. That's in, not on. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Anyway, here's the plot as described by the studio:
"When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the 'Source Code,' a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.
"With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack."
The film also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. Watch the trailer after the jump: