The Wachowskis’ Return To The Big Screen

The Wachowskis,’ Lana and Larry, not been represented on the big screen since 2003’s Matrix Revolutions, will be back with a film based upon David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas.

The film is so ambitious that besides the Wachowski’s, Tom Twyker (if you haven’t seen “The International” catch it because it not only successfully depicts a bank that’s in the middle of some criminal malfeasance, but is perhaps one of the most gorgeously photographed films in memory) will be directing as well.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, since the novel involves time travel, the film will as well, though in a very novel manner.

Tom Twyker will handle the parts of the film that involve the past, while the Wachowskis’ will handle those that take place in the future.  Supposedly the film will involve two crews, and will shoot parallel to each other.

Many films come together in the editing booth, though as far as I am aware this film will be one of the first to combine the talents and visions of differing directors, using different crews but the same actors,  in a fashion that yields one picture.


‘The Hunger Games’ Teaser Trailer

Here’s the teaser trailer for Gary Ross’s “The Hunger Games,” based upon the young adult series of novels by Suzanne Collins.  I am aware of them (I dig their minimalist covers) but haven’t been seriously into ‘young adult’ fiction since John Christopher’s “The White Mountains.”

I hope Lionsgate has better luck with this than “Conan, The Barbarian,” which underwhemed critically and at the box office.

Josh Brolin Is ‘Oldboy’

Sorry about the delay on this one (damn work;).

According to Deadline, Josh Brolin has signed up for Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”

I want to call it a remake of Chan-wook Park’s film, but it seems that it’s based upon the manga (which was the basis for the film).

Tron 3 Closer To Seeing The Light Of Day?

The image to the left is supposedly of Nessie, which for me is similar to Disney’s 2010 hit “Tron: Legacy”  in that I can feel it’s out there, though at the moment no one has seen any hints of it in the wild (yet).  So what, there was no mention of the film on Disney’s upcoming slate, which doesn’t mean that development has stopped.

If it had The House of Mouse wouldn’t have chosen someone to write the sequel, or pulled a ‘Lone Ranger‘ on the production.

Now, choosing a writer isn’t the same as a finished film, but it’s a start.

Now, Bruce Boxleitner saying that there’s a sequel in the works doesn’t mean that there’s a sequel in the works, but you have to admit that, seeing that he’s Tron himself, he would probably know if there was any movement on that particular front.

Red Band ‘Our Idiot Brother’ Trailer

Here’s the red band trailer for Jesse Peretz‘ “Our Idiot Brother.”

Contained therein are a few somewhat infantile gags involving urination and male nudity, which is why the commercial was banned by ABC, despite there being nothing that we haven’t seen before.

That being said, you see guys having conversations at urinals on TV, despite talking not being the primary purpose of their visit.

And it bears mentioning that, while Paul Rudd is perhaps be one of the wittiest people acting today, he’s looking a bit portly.

‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ In Third, Proceeded by ‘Colombiana’ and ‘The Help’

“The Help” continues to hold on to first place at the box office, at $14.3 million, “Colombiana” at $10.3 million and “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” at $8.7 million.

Despite placing in third, “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark,” budgeted at $25 million, will bounce back when the box office recovers from the effects of Hurricane Irene.

Thanks to Box Office Mojo.