Yesterday, we talked about Leonardo DiCaprio "possibly" starring as Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese's upcoming biopic of Ol' Blue Eyes.
That's because DiCaprio has been Scorsese's favorite actor as of late ("Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed" and the upcoming "Shutter Island").
But I heard that folks at Universal Pictures want Johnny Depp as Sinatra! They are very pleased with Depp's performance in the soon-to-be-released "Public Enemies" that they're joining Walt Disney Pictures in riding the Depp bandwagon!
Hhhmmmm, a Depp and Scorsese collaboration? I'm so there!
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Since "Star Trek" was super-successful at the box-office, expect more films to get rebooted like "Cliffhanger!"
The 1993 actioner starring Sylvester Stallone about mountain climbers will get the reboot treatment, this time, the new flick will center on young climbers.
No screenwriter is attached yet (nor is Stallone attached to star!), but this new version will feature multiple dangerous mountains for the film's locations.
StudioCanal and Original Films are set to produce.
I remember the original trailer for its prominent use of classical music, so I was able to dug it up, and here it is.
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The alluring Monica Belluci will play a sorceress opposite Nicolas Cage in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
She'll play Veronica, Cage's character's long lost love.
The plot is about a sorcerer who recruits his young apprentice to battle evil forces in Manhattan! Sorta like a dumb-down version of "Harry Potter."
Jon Turteltaub is directing the film, which will open July 16 next year.
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Mister Mickey Rourke is one busy man!
He just signed on to star in a remake of "Mona Lisa."
The original 1986 film (directed by Neil Jordan) starred Bob Hoskins and Cathy Tyson. Rourke will take over Hoskins' role as an ex-con who takes a job as a driver of a high-class call girl.
Eva Green is in negotiations to star as the escort.
"Kids'" Larry Clark is set to direct. Shooting in New York begins in July.
Here's the trailer of the original flick:
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For my full, written review of "Angels & Demons," click here.
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