Making Out with the Media: The Long Weekend Edition

[Many apologies for being late with this post, but hey, you know how it is on a three-day weekend. – TL]

Note to Aspiring Writers: Don’t Use the Word ‘Babylon’ in Your Script Titles
Though it came in second place to action-comedy Tropic Thunder on this past weekend’s top 10 list, Babylon A.D.‘s estimated $12M draw over the Labor Day weekend comes in on the low end of what the studio had hoped it would make. The Tuesday evening disownment of the movie by director Mathieu Kassovitz — but not the application of an Alan Smithee credit — probably didn’t help either. (Source: Variety)

Hilary Swank Hopes to Borrow a Strong Starring Role From First-Time Author
Hoping that lightning strikes twice thanks to the respectable performance by her last chick flick P.S. I Love You, Swank and her producing partner Molly Smith (she also produced Chasing Liberty) acquired the rights to the debut novel by author Emily Giffin called “Something Borrowed.” The plot of Borrowed will concern a woman who has an affair with her mean best friend’s fiance, and apparently, is very sympathetic to the cheating couple. Um, you go girl? (Source: Variety)

Chanel Bio Pic to be Number One Priority for Warner Bros. in September
The U.S. studio will join Haut et Court in financing the biographical picture titled Coco avant Chanel about the most celebrated French fashion designer of the 20th century, which will star Amelie‘s Audrey Tatou as the fashionista. Filming begins in Europe on September 15. (Source: Variety)

Posted on September 1, 2008 at 14:11 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by kingdom media
    on 2008-09-02 at 11:41
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    the previews for Babylon AD made me expect something a lot more original… it totally felt like a cross between Minority Report and the Fifth Element

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