As if one "Drop Dead Fred" is not enough, brace yourself folks, a remake is coming very soon!
Universal just announced that Russell Brand ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") will star as the imaginary friend in the studio's planned remake.
In the 1991 flick, Phoebe Cates starred as a failed woman who's forced to live back home, only to get reunited with her childhood imaginary friend (Rik Mayall). But...trouble ensues...the end...
This time, Universal is promising to set the film's tone in the vein of "Beetlejuice" and explore the concept of imaginary friends! Oh, okay...
Dennis McNicholas, fresh from co-writing the studio's "Land of the Lost" is set to pen the remake.
Speaking of imaginary friends, here's a scene from the original where Cates meets all the other folks suffering from "Imaginary Friends" syndrome.
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"Twilight" Screenwriter Wants Channing Tatum for Third Flick -- "Eclipse." Oh, and Good News for Robert Pattinson Fans
"Twilight" and "New Moon" scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg thinks Channing Tatum would be perfect to co-star as vampire Riley in "Eclipse," the third of the series.
Rosenberg, who's currently writing the script for "Eclipse," tells E! online that, "There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well.”
“And there are some complexities to that character," she adds. "He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”
I agree! And for Robert Pattinson fans? Rejoice! Even though there's not a whole lot of Edward scenes in the book, Rosenberg said we'll be seeing plenty of the actor in the film.
“In the book, he’s actually an enormous presence in [Bella’s] mind,” Rosenberg said. “He’s so present in her mind throughout the entire center of the book, so we really played off that, and it kept him alive in a slightly different way, but fans will feel it’s true to the book. You can’t have a Twilight without Rob Pattinson.”
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Natalie Portman is adding internet entrepreneur to her belt! The actress has just launched a new website for film fans to get a glimpse at what it really takes to make a movie.
The website, makingof.com, is about:
MakingOf is a behind-the-scenes Web portal, founded by Natalie Portman and Christine Aylward, that provides an intimate, fresh look into the process of creating entertainment by the insiders themselves. Our mission is to champion the art and craft of entertainment creation. We started MakingOf because we realized that so much of what goes into entertainment creation is unavailable to the people who love and consume it the most. We wanted to give fans a way to experience that creation and learn from the insiders and thus MakingOf was born. When you visit MakingOf you will experience behind-the-scenes content, exclusive access to industry insiders, and an interactive, entertainment-focused community forum. It is your all-access pass to learn from and interact with actors, directors, producers, writers, and more. Film school for everyone! And film is just the start. Stay posted as we add additional features.
Portman even recruited the likes of Marc Foster ("Quantum of Solace") and Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") and even actor Jason Bateman to help her with her cause.
Portman unveiled her website during a press conference at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
The actress said her idea for her site stemmed from her question -- why isn't there a website that encapsulates the experience of visiting a friend on a film set?
Portman says, "Every time a friend of mine came to visit (on set) I was sort of reminded of how exciting a place it is to work and I was reminded how little we all know when you're just a moviegoer about all the different aspects that go into making a film.
"So the site is supposed to encapsulate that experience and give it to people who don't have a friend they can visit on a film set so they can say, 'How do they do that? What are those jobs that exist that people don't even know about on film sets?'
"(It's also an) experience for the serious, burgeoning filmmaker - there's this whole generation now of people who are making their own movies with YouTube and similar sites and I'm sure they want expert advice and the opportunity to see how it looks up close. That's the goal - to extend that access to everyone."
Way to go Miss Natlie! Congratulations, and more power to your website!
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After Months of Speculation, We Have an Answer! Oliver Stone is Going to Direct "Wall Street" Sequel!
Yes folks, it's still good to be greedy!
As we reported back in October, 20th Century Fox is moving forward with the sequel to "Wall Street" with Allan Loeb attached to write the screenplay.
Back then, we didn't know if Michael Douglas will reprise his role as Gordon Gekko or if Oliver Stone is going to return as the director.
Well, it's official folks! Douglas has already signed, and Stone will helm the sequel to his 1987 critical and commercial hit!
Shia LaBeouf is also negotiating to join the cast. Hhhhmmmmm, will Shia fill the "young Wall Street trader" shoes worn by Charlie Sheen in the original film?
This sequel will be very timely with all the economic meltdown news brought upon by greed and corruption.
So bring it on Stone and company!
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Why You Have to See "Nothing But the Truth" Right Now, and other New DVD Releases and Interviews with Stars!
I love this film! The director, Mister Rod Lurie, emailed me about this movie last year, and I'm glad he did!
Kate Beckinsale is phenomenal as a Washington DC reporter who will do anything, even go to jail, to protect her source for an explosive story!
The directing is superb, and the payoff is satisfying! The plot twist in the end is unpredictable!
And speaking of Mister Rod, he's my inspiration! He was a former film critic who became a respected scriptwriter ("The Contender") and is now a multi-hyphenate (Producer, Actor, Writer, Director). Way to go Mister Rod, you're amazing
So get "Nothing but the Truth" on DVD right now!
Also out on DVD:
Kate Hudson interview for "Bride Wars"
Anne Hathaway interview for "Bride Wars"
"Bride Wars" movie review
"Hotel for Dogs"
"Hotel for Dogs" interview with Jake T. Austin and Emma Roberts
"Hotel for Dogs" movie review
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