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    The Upcoming Film Discussion Thread?

    For projects that don't deserve their own threads just yet?

    Two items about American live-action adaptations of previously Japanese (great) animated fare:

    - Jeff Stockwell (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The Bridge to Terabithia) is writing an adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service for Disney for a planned 2009 release. I liked Bridge and thought its script was pretty strong, so I'm surprisingly willing to give it a shot.

    - Leonardo DiCaprio is producing and Ruari Robinson, an Irish director who has done two shorts according to the IMDb, is set to direct a pair of Akira films. It's going to be moved from Tokyo to New York, with each film being adapted from three volumes of the six-volume manga.

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    Script review of a Highlander Reboot.

    apparently they want to use guns in a new movie basing this reasoning losely off something Sean Connery said;

    ... in the original film it is implied, though never clearly stated, that the immortals live by a certain code and that part of that code is to only use an edged weapon of choice (usually a sword) in their duels. You never see an immortal pull a shotgun or AK-47 and unload on their opponent, then calmly walk over to take their head. Yet in the remake the use of firearms is not only allowed, it is welcomed. At one point in the script while Ramirez (MacLeod's mentor, played by Sean Connery in the original) is teaching MacLeod how to fight, he tells him to always become proficient with the weapons of the time, and use whatever is necessary to gain an edge. Later we see MacLeod employ a sniper rifle in the hope of catching The Kurgan unawares and dispatching him from a safe distance. This all might be practical, but by including this element much of the charm of the original film is lost.

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    I'm not a huge fan of The Highlander films or series, but part of the appeal and mystique is that they use swords. Carrying guns would make it feel like just another action franchise.

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    WTF?

    I was looking up the Hangover cast on imdb and under Galifianakis's profile it says The Hangover 2 is in Development?

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0302108/

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    WTF?

    I was looking up the Hangover cast on imdb and under Galifianakis's profile it says The Hangover 2 is in Development?

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0302108/
    Makes sense. The movie is going to be huge I think.

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    Highlander with guns. Now there's an idea that pisses the living shit off me.

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    Highlander with guns is just lame. The best parts of the original film are the badass sword fights.

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    Because I doubt many people care enough to justify a thread, two new Ju-On movies are being released theatrically in Japan later this year, both by new directors.

    The Grudge: Old Lady in White

    A high school girl named Akane who has a sixth sense and starts having disturbing visions of a childhood best friend who recently died in a family murder-suicide.

    The Grudge: Girl in Black

    A nurse named Yuko who cares for a young girl who has a strange cyst inside her body. The cyst turns out to be the leftover grudge of an unborn baby and begins to spread to the surrounding people, driving them mad.

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    I especially like the synopsis for the latter one. A Grudge fetus? Why is the old lady making the throat sound, was her neck crushed too? Whatevs.
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    I was also gonna post that news today. I'll watch them.

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    A new Heavy Metal movie is coming, and it has quite the line up of creative talent.

    David Fincher, James Cameron, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski, and Tenacious D.
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    Tenacious D? I'm there.

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    Fincher, Cameron, AND Snyder? I'm there.

    Was the first Heavy Metal movie segmented as well?
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    If it's a good Heavy Metal movie, it'll be the first. First two were lame and lamer.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    A new Heavy Metal movie is coming, and it has quite the line up of creative talent.

    David Fincher, James Cameron, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski, and Tenacious D.
    Am I alone in the opinion that the first Heavy Metal movie was a pile of garbage, and the second (Heavy Metal 2000) was a joke?

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    Good news, everyone!

    From the producers of the upcoming Monopoly, Candy Land, and Battleship movies comes ... the Where's Waldo? movie.

    http://www.pastemagazine.com/article.../06/waldo.html

    You're welcome.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Am I alone in the opinion that the first Heavy Metal movie was a pile of garbage, and the second (Heavy Metal 2000) was a joke?

    Nope. They both suck.

    But knowing the talent that's involved in this new one, I'm intrigued.
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    Yeah, the South Park episode making fun of Heavy Metal almost makes it worth it though.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Good news, everyone!

    From the producers of the upcoming Monopoly, Candy Land, and Battleship movies comes ... the Where's Waldo? movie.

    http://www.pastemagazine.com/article.../06/waldo.html

    You're welcome.

    Out of all of those I think Where's Waldo? has the most potential for awesomeness.
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    The "Where's Waldo?" movie will be all about the search for one man, and how incredible that journey is, all filtered through the pathos of finding oneself. Or something. I really don't know.

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    Hooray, if a Y: The Last Man movie happens Shia LaBeouf probably won't star.
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    Where's Waldo? could have a lot of potential as a documentary similar to Winged Migration. Except Waldo instead of Birds.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Am I alone in the opinion that the first Heavy Metal movie was a pile of garbage, and the second (Heavy Metal 2000) was a joke?
    haven't watched the 2000, but the original HM is garbage. agree.
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    Quote Quoting lovejuice (view post)
    haven't watched the 2000, but the original HM is garbage. agree.
    This.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Yeah, the South Park episode making fun of Heavy Metal almost makes it worth it though.
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    one thing that makes HM especially despicable for me is their stupid assumption that showing cartoons having sex and dying in a gruesome way is already cool in itself.
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