Confusing News

Friday, March 12, 2010 1:14 PM By Simon

But first:

Alfonso Cuaron's new flick, 'Gravity', has gotten Robert Downey Jr. to star as a guy stranded in space with his female colleague, rumored to be played by Angelina Jolie. Expect lots of psuedo-science, sexytimes, and skin-tight spacesuits. Or not. This is, of course, Children of Men director.

Barry Pepper joins 'True Grit'.

Jay Baruchel, guy from Tropic Thunder, Undeclared, and the new movie She's Out of My League, says he'll be directing a "subversive and controversial and polarizing" new horror film, called 'Pig', about a cop terrorizing four black kids in the ghetto on July 4th. I will be watching that.

There might be a Planet of the Apes prequel for some reason. Did we not learn our lesson?

In a throwback to 70s anthology sketch comedies, 17 directors (including Elizabeth Banks, Brett Ratner, and Pete Farrelly) will be directing segments of such a film. And who will be starring in these vignettes? Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Gerard Butler, Banks, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Matt Walsh, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kieran Culkin, Chloe Moretz, and Patrick Warburton. So, yeah.

My New Plaid Pants posted the very first adaption of Frankenstein, here.

An Education director Lone Scherfig has Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess for romance 'One Day'.

And it would appear, in my tomfoolery, I've forgotten what the confusing part was. Happy Saturday.