"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange." -Inception

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits: Life of Pi and Gravity news!

  • I'm really really pleased to announce some important news for Life of Pi, one of my very favorite books in recent years.  The project has started and stalled for years and at one point, M. Night Shyamalan was slated to direct.  Now it's in the hands of the very capable Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and there is concrete evidence that this is moving ahead.  Variety reports that young Suraj Sharma has been cast in the role of Piscine Patel aka "Pi". This will be Lee's first 3D feature and David Magee (Finding Neverland) will be writing the script based on Yann Martel's novel.  It will be filmed in Taiwan and India and has a release date of December 14, 2012.  Until then, pick up the book, you will not be disappointed.  
  • Tony Scott wants to direct Top Gun 2.  Question: Will Tom be back?  Hollywood these days is all about the sequels and remakes.  Is there no real room for original thought anymore?  We need more movies like Inception.
  • Is Robert Downey Jr. out of Gravity? That would be a shame because I was looking forward to the onscreen pairing with Sandra Bullock.  I like MTV movieblog's choice in Jon Hamm.   
  • Halle Berry's new film Frankie and Alice is set to release in December.  She plays a woman with multiple personality disorder.  Potential Oscar bait? Does Halle have another shot at Oscar? I sure hope so, we're all trying to forget Catwoman.  

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