The Playlist

Paramount Reinventing Mark Twain's Classic Characters With 'Snow White And The Huntsman'-Style 'Huck'

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • March 22, 2012 9:19 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
One thing’s for sure; if you want to bring a classic story back to the screen, you’ve got to change the name. “Mirror Mirror,” “Tangled,” “Frozen,” “Elementary” -- the trend certainly points toward giving established properties cooler titles, ones that hint at the source material being adapted from. Hell, even Batman and Superman are now going by their nicknames rather than their more recognizable monikers. So it goes then, that “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will be known simply as “Huck” when the story next finds its way to theaters.

George Orwell's '1984' Headed To The Big Screen, Famed Designer Shepard Fairey May Produce

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • March 22, 2012 9:00 AM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
George Orwell’s seminal 1949 dystopian novel, “1984,” arguably has as high a profile now as it ever did. In fact, if you say "1984" to someone they’d probably think of the book before they think of the year. Even for those that haven’t read the book, the title is synonymous with totalitarian politics, propaganda and the surveillance culture, and "Big Brother" is now even an established global brand of exploitative reality television.
More: 1984

Watch: First Teaser For David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' With Twilight Star Robert Pattinson Is Seriously Impressive

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 22, 2012 5:09 AM
  • |
  • 36 Comments
After the rather staid costume drama of "A Dangerous Method," a film that failed to embrace the kink promised in the premise of an sado-masochistic affair between Jung and a former patient, many started to wonder: had David Cronenberg gone soft? The filmmaker has been steadily moving into more mainstream territory, but generally managed to keep a little of the transgressiveness that made his name with films from "The Brood" to "Crash." But with the Keira Knightley/Michael Fassbender drama? Not so much.

Brett Ratner To Direct 'Midnight Run 2' With The Writers Of 'G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra' Penning The Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 6:19 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Talked about for years and years, we figured the proposed sequel to "Midnight Run" was one of those things -- like "Ghostbusters 3" -- that was never going to happen for a variety of reasons. But who knew that Brett Ratner, of all people, was going to be the guy to get this thing rolling?

Jake Kasdan To Reteam With 'Bad Teacher' Star Jason Segel To Make A 'Sex Tape'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 5:52 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
While Hollywood executives are always trying to formulate what combination of talent will lead to a big screen hit, sometimes it's as simple as taking a proven success and hoping it will repeat itself. And no, we're not talking about a sequel.

David O. Russell Eyes Crime Drama 'American Bullshit'; Christian Bale Sought To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 5:22 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Update: Deadline reports that the project is still in very early stages, nothing is quite official, but Russell is taking a look and Christian Bale is in very early talks to star.

Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg & Michael Wincott Join 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 5:04 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
The upcoming movie-about-a-movie "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho" continues to firm up its cast, and after adding Jessica Biel this morning, four more have come aboard the film, which is gearing up to go in front of cameras next month.

Whit Stillman Plans To Team Greta Gerwig, Chloe Sevigny, Chris Eigeman & Adam Brody For Future Project, Says Jamaica-Set 'Dancing Mood' Won't Be Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 4:38 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Given how charming, winning and funny "Damsels In Distress" is (read our TIFF review here), we sincerely hope that we won't have to wait years and years for another Whit Stillman picture. After all, nearly twelve years will have elapsed between his third film, "The Last Days Of Disco," and the release of 'Damsels' in a few weeks, and we're not sure we can take that length of break again. But the good news is, when we spoke to Stillman earlier today on the press rounds for his new film, he's got several projects on the go.

Amanda Peet Says She's Ben Affleck's Love Interest In Terrence Malick's Romance; Cate Blanchett Wonders If She'll Make Final Cut On 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 4:31 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
While Cannes Film Festival prognosticators continue to ponder if one or both of Terrence Malick's two films in post-production -- "The Voyage Of Time" and his still untitled romance, aka "The Burial" -- will make it to the Croisette, all we can do is keep pulling together the scraps of info, while we wait for the movies to appear.

Did HBO Cancel 'Luck' To Get Out Of A Contentious Production?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2012 3:50 PM
  • |
  • 15 Comments
It has been just about a week since HBO closed the lights on Michael Mann and David Milch's horsetrack series, "Luck." And while the death of a horse (the third to pass away during production of the series) was cited as the reason the cable network pulled the plug on the show, it likely wasn't the only factor at play. Even though the network quickly greenlit a second season, ratings had been lagging for the show, and though HBO has often held on to programs even if viewers didn't always follow right away, we're beginning to wonder if behind-the-scenes tensions also contributed.
More: HBO , Luck

Email Updates

Recent Comments