Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2:32 PM By Simon

American Idiot is certainly making the multimedia rounds. From the current Broadway musical, a movie is in the works, produced by Tom Hanks' production company.

Luc Besson's directing again, with the trailer for Adele Blanc-Sec. Can't find it, though.

Emma Stone In Demand has been offered the lead role in historical drama 'The Help', about "a young aspiring writer (Stone, if she signs) interviewing a maid, who speaks openly about her experiences. Her comments have major repercussions across the South, and alter the seemingly set-in-stone code of behaviour between the maids and their employers."

In further news about books I've actually read, Little Brother, the exellent speculative fiction YA novel about the repercussions of a terrorist attack on San Francisco, from the point of view of three teenaged hackers, by Cory Doctorow, has been optioned for an adaption. By Transformers producer Don Murphy.

Happy birthdays, Akira Kurosawa (RIP) and Michael Hanake! As you were!

Trailer for a new Showtime show starring Laura Linney and Gabourey Sidibe. Behold.

Also, in what might be Al Pacino's redemption, a Milk-esque trailer for You Don't Know Jack, an HBO biopic about Jack Kevorkian. Yeah, that one.

Nick Frost for 'Attack the Block', a sci-fi actioner about 'a teen gang facing alien monsters'. Directed by Joe Cornish, and also starring Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones and Simon Howard.

Apparently, if you ever want to direct anything, you have to do it in 3D.

Emily Blunt can be seen in new pictures for her upcoming movies 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'The Adjustment Bureau'. Here. Sorry, but my images button has been fucked lately.

Juno Temple, who has a small role in Greenburgh and the upcoming (I hope) Mr. Nobody, has signed up for 2 new indies, "Dirty Girl" where she plays the lead role of "a notorious high school slut who runs away with her closeted gay class partner to drive from Oklahoma to California to find the father she's never met." (To also have William H. Macy and Milla Jovovich) And "Goodnight Moon", not the book, with Bridge to Terabithia chick Annasophia Robb, that "centers on two young girls who find themselves in trouble after they run away to Los Angeles." Elgin James writes and directs in his debut.

Diablo Cody, while not adapting 'Sweet Valley High' movies, is developing a 'Serious and Fucked Up' female stalker movie, about an antihero woman who's stalking her high-school sweetheart. Now, I don't hate Cody as much as other people. And I like that someone is finally giving women some good, twisted shit to do. The last movies in recent memory in this ballpark were All About Steve and maybe Obsessed. Shitty comedy and melodramatic erotic-thrillers do not feminism make, okay?

Chris Evans will be playing Captain America, because instead of sharing the big-budget blockbusters, Hollywood wisecracking skinny-buff nerds must hog all the superheroes to themselves. How rude.

Hey, I found the Adele Blanc-Sec trailer!


Michael C. said...

It's creepy what a dead ringer Pacino is for Kevorkian.

March 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM
Luke said...

Oh my god. In re: The BIg C trailer, I haven't been this excited about a TV show in AGES! Bless you Showtime!

March 23, 2010 at 5:28 PM