One of the more bizarre yet intriguing movies of 2012 is Rock Of Ages, based on the Broadway musical that takes a whole host of 80s hair metal tunes from the likes of Def Leppard and Foreigner, and mixes it with the story of small town girl called Sherrie and city boy called Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. If you watch the trailer, it’s more than a little bizarre, but could be a lot of fun. It’s just a shame that while there’s a big build up to seeing Tom Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx, we don’t get to see him rock out! It’s due in UK cinemas June 8th.
Sometimes a movie bombing hideously can be a good thing – if you want to make your own movie out of the same story, at least. This time last year The Nutcracker In 3D was released, which normally would have made it difficult for anyone else to get a Nutcracker project off the ground for a few years.
However, as the 2010 movie bombed spectacularly and got some of the most vicious reviews imaginable, it’s already been forgotten enough that Adam Shankman can step forward with his own take on the Nutcracker.
Deadline reports that Hairspray director Shankman is teaming up with New Line Cinema to produce a new adaptation of the holiday classic. Despite Shankman’s background as a choreographer, the film will be based on the original 1815 story, ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ by E.T.A. Hoffmann, as opposed to Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. The story follows the adventures of a young girl and her magical wooden toy soldier who comes to life and does battle with the Mouse King.
Darren Lemke, who most recently wrote Jack the Giant Killer, is adapting the screenplay. New Line is setting up the holiday fantasy as a tent pole holiday film for 2013.
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