I’m not a big fan of the people who like to say everything about modern Hollywood is rubbish and films were better in the past (largely because if you look at it objectively, it’s nonsense), but one thing a lot of big Hollywood flicks do seem to have lost in the last few years is real heart. It’s as if a fear of being labelled sentimental or phoney has ended up with films that don’t even try to tug on your heartstrings or really engage you emotionally. It’s nice then when a film comes along that wears its heart of its sleeve and isn’t afraid to be a full-on, feel-good, heartwarmer. [Read more…]
Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson had a big hit with Wedding Crashers and now it appears they want to team up again for Interns, which Vulture reports they’re working on together, with Real Steel and Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy set to helm.
Vaughn also wrote the script, which is about ‘Vaughn and Wilson will play forty-ish company guys who both get laid off in a downsizing. Convinced they’ve gone about managing their careers entirely wrong, they resolve to become interns at a Google-like dotcom and start anew. Suddenly, the two old chums are competing against wily, fresh-faced 22 year olds for advancement.’ With the comedy duo’s chemistry, it could work exceptionally well.
It appears the movie may go ahead fairly soon, as while Levy was due to direct a new take on Frankenstein next and Vaughn was preparing for a film called Insane Laws, both of those movies fell apart due to budget issues. At the same time, while Universal owned the rights to Interns, they recently cut it loose, with 20th Century Fox snapping it up and using the fact Vaughn, Wilson and Levy are all suddenly free to swoop in and get the film made as soon as possible. So expect to hear more casting news soon.
Prequels to classic tales seem to be popular at the moment, from Frankenstein to Wizard Of Oz, and now Pinocchio is getting in on the action. Deadline reports 20th Century Fox has acquired Michael Vukadinovich’s spec screenplay, The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto, with Real Steel and Night At The Museum helmer Shawn Levy set to direct.
The script focuses on Geppetto’s life before creating the Pinocchio marionette, following his trials and tribulations through war and misfortune, while trying to win over his true love. It all sounds a bit strange, seeing as Geppetto has always been a bit of an irrelevancy before Pinocchio was brought to life. However the script must have something about it, as Fox bought it barely a moment after it had gone on the market.
This is the third Pinocchio related project in development. Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with The Jim Henson Company for a 3D stop-motion animation project, while Warner Bros. has a live-action Pinocchio project in the works, which Tim Burton is circling.
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