And with a great cast
Francis Ford Coppola is putting together his newest project, "Twixt Now and Sunrise."
More from TheWrap:
"Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern are set to star in Francis Ford Coppola's next film "Twixt Now and Sunrise," reports Deadline.
"The project, described as a thriller with overtones of horror, casts Kilmer as a horror novelist.
The script is based on one of Coppola's short stories, and production is currently underway in Napa.
Rare Russell Crowe musical number unearthed
Actually, the acclaimed actor is singing the great "Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul)," first made famous by a singer I have a supreme soft spot for -- Meat Loaf -- in the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Who is the star? A 24-year-old Russell Crowe. Well, that is just perfect.
He's actually quite good. Take a look.
'Never Say Never' trailer debuts
Behold the trailer for Bieber's movie (yes, movie), "Never Say Never."
Tony Scott is confirming he'll helm the sequel
"Top Gun 2," with the original director, Tony Scott, expecting to direct and with Jerry Bruckheimer expecting to produce, is the buzz right now.
Though he's retreading one of his hits, it does sound like Scott wants to exlore the newer generation of fighter pilots. Ones that don't work hard and party all night to the Righteous Brothers, but work hard and party all night to computer games.
Here's more from Collider:
"A couple weeks ago, we reported that Top Gun 2 was in the works and that offers were out to director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to return. Hitfix reports that Scott and Bruckheimer will return. Speaking to Hitfix, Scott says he partially wants to examine the end of the fighter pilot and turn his attention to the modern day air force:
"'These computer geeks — these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night.'
"Scott’s new film, Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, opens November 12th.
"It’s unclear if Scott’s idea to focus on drone pilots jives with what screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has planned for the series. There’s also the major question mark of whether or not there’s a part for Maverick in the sequel and whether or not Tom Cruise would reprise his role.
French director will not pick up his honorary Oscar
This is not surprising, but certainly worth reporting.
Legendary auteur Jean-Luc Godard ("Breathless," "Contempt") will not pick up the honorary Oscar in person next year. His reason? He's not really giving one.
Here's more from HitFix:
"As many expected, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that French filmmaking legend Jean-Luc Godard won't make the trip to the Governors Awards to accept his honorary Oscar in person.
"In a statement from the Academy, Academy president Tom Sherak noted, 'He reiterated his thanks for the award and also sent his good wishes to the other individuals being honored the same night – Kevin Brownlow, Francis Ford Coppola and Eli Wallach – who he refers to as the three other musketeers.’
"This isn't a huge surprise for the Academy as Godard is known to fear air travel and has even skipped Cannes to avoid it.
"The Academy will pay tribute to Godard through film clips and commentary by his admirers (although why a satellite hook up isn't being arranged or even a Skype call is unclear). The award will be accepted on Godard’s behalf by the Academy and following the event his statue will be delivered to him in Switzerland.
Wizards, pirates, James Cameron
To make it easier, I'll just tell you that one (No. 1, in fact) is "Avatar" and another one is "Titanic."
Two involve a young wizard, one involves an old wizard, one features a girl named Alice and two nabbed Johnny Depp his only Oscar nomination for playing what every kid wants to play -- a pirate. Though Depp does so brilliantly.
So that's more than half of the list.
Sound it out: 'Robopocalypse'
That's the newest title of Steven Spielberg's next directorial effort, the sci-fi movie "Robopocalypse," based on Daniel H Wilson's forthcoming novel.
The premise? Humans vs. robots. The humans have to fight the robots after a dramatic robot revolt. Hence, the "pocalypse" to the "Robo." Get it?
See, it's so freaking simple that I find it somehow confusing. Does that make sense?
Crowe and kid star in Paul Haggis' new film
I'm assuming the kid and Crowe are at some kind of correctional facility.
Lionsgate has given ComingSoon.net two new photos from the film by writer-director Paul Haggis. The movie stars Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde and Liam Neeson. It opens Nov. 19. You can see the second photo here.
For now, simply check out the plot and let your mind take it to the places where Russell Crowe works at sensitive parent and kick-butt prison breaker. As my grandmother would say, this one's a pip:
"In the film...life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn't commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison."