Here’s a fun video that re-imagines one of AFI’s all-time-greatest-films countdowns if Anchorman had been number one. Sandwiched between that kind of ridiculous praise, pretty much anything would be funny. I would’ve gone with the pee-drinking monkey. …But Anchorman is funny too. I guess. [via Fark]
Coming soon: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. Paramount has acquired the rights to the soon-to-be-published young adult novel named above with a plan to develop a film with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girls, The OC).
“The protagonist is a high school kid whose parents take in an Eastern European exchange student. Though she seems homely and ordinary at first, he realizes he misjudged her. After they leave the prom at her suggestion to go clubbing in New York City, she reveals herself to be a beautiful assassin after five targets. He is pressed to help and has to figure out if her motives are righteous.”
Said a producer, “Imagine Wanted… in high school!”
“…No, that’s pretty much it.” [Deadline]
Jon Landis’ son planning the Blair Witch of superhero movies. Fox is negotiating to pick up Chronicle, a spec script from Max Landis. It’s reportedly a hand-held, first-person, Blair Witch-style movie about three Portland teenagers who are exposed to a mysterious substance in the woods and develop special powers. Eventually they turn against each other. When I was a teenager, that substance was called “alcohol.” I’m not sure combining two lame ideas adds up to one good one, but at least they’re buying a whole script and not a “pitch.” Or a “board game.” Or a “gum wrapper.” Yes, the bar has been lowered. [THR-HeatVision]
Reese Witherspoon doing another boring musician biopic. Witherspoon is said to be the driving force behind a proposed biopic of singer Peggy Lee, with Nora Ephron (Bewitched, Julie & Julia) attached to direct. Upon hearing this news, my pet Orangutan just scratched his ass and smelled his finger. My thoughts exactly, buddy. [Variety]
Nic Cage’s Drive Angry has a trailer
From the director of My Bloody Valentine 3D comes another heartfelt think-piece about a felon on a mission to save his grandbaby. It’s basically like Taken, except the father (Nic Cage) has escaped from hell, and the people that have kidnapped his granddaughter plan to sacrifice her to Satan. Why are you laughing? That’s the actual plot. Though if he came from hell, wouldn’t sacrificing her to Satan just bring them closer together? I’m not sure you guys have thought this through. Also, hasn’t the cool-guys-don’t-look-at-explosions cliché already been busted a couple times now? [IGN]
I want more like this!
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