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Published on May 15th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne

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Darren’s Movie News 15/05/09

Or issue #379 of Pointless Hollywood Remakes:

  • Why? Oh why would they remake Stallone’s Cliffhanger? Can someone please leave a comment explaining the rationale behind that? Seriously!
  • There’s also another Fright Night reboot/remake/rehash in the works.
  • A Christmas Carol PosterNot to mention the remade-a-million-times A Christmas Carol – the promo poster is out now.
  • And I’m not done – I mentioned a few days ago that there is another Jekyll movie int he works with Keanu in the title role. Well, it seems it will have a rival. In Jekyll and Hyde, Forrest Whitaker and 50 Cent will take on the title roles.
  • The follow up to Paris, Je t’Aime, set in New York, has finally got a a release date. Role on October 16th for New York, I Love You.
  • Terry Gilliam’s attempts to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote are now legendary. Plagued by set back after set back, money troubles, injuries and even flash floods, Gilliam’s epic tale seems to have been cursed. This week we find he hasn’t given up. He wants to start shooting next Spring and is in talks with Depp to lead the movie (Depp was previously signed on for one of the other failed attempts). Fingers crossed for Terry that it can happen this time.
  • Public EnemiesJohnny Depp is, of course, huge property and everyone wants him in their movie. Scorsese has announced he will be making a biopic of Sinatra’s life and wants Depp to play the crooner.
  • In the meantime, Depp’s next movie, Public Enemies with Christian Bale, is release on July 1st.
  • In some interesting news, at the Cannes Film Festival today, Jerry Lewis is set to announce his comeback to films. Rumour has it that it’s a dramatic role about love, called Max Rose. Looking forward to this announcement.
  • And in silly news, it seems Ashley Olsen has decided to give up acting in favour of fashion design. The big screen will miss her…I wonder is there a chance she’ll take her sister with her? (disclaimer: I actually really like Mary-Kate Olsen’s role in The Wackness).
  • And before the trailers, word has it that the stateside DVD of The Watchmen will have an additional 25 minutes of footage. Is it fair to assume we will get the same? Here’s hoping.

Les Trailers –

  • Rob Marshall’s musical Nine starring an insanely talented bunch of people:

  • John Hillcoat’s adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road stars Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce:


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2 Responses to Darren’s Movie News 15/05/09

  1. Niamh says:

    Ooh looking forward to New York, I Love You, hopefully it lives up to Paris, Je T’Aime 🙂

    Not sure I can see Johnny Depp (swoon) as Ole Blue Eyes…for a start he hasn’t got blue eyes…sounds like a very straight role for him. Still, I’ll go see it, Johnny + Sinatra’s music = winner for me 😉

  2. The Road doesn’t look great.Fantastic book, not sure that the film will do it justice.

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