Making Out with the Media: The Rundown for October 26, 2008

[Just a little news that may have slipped through the cracks. – TL]

From Book to Movie: Tijuana Straights
2929 Productions have optioned the rights to the Kem Nunn novel about an antihero ex-con and ex-surfer (Point Break‘s Bodhi, is that you?) whose life gets tangled up with that of a badly beaten Mexican refugee, an activist, and a man whose child is the victim of industrial waste poisoning. Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban (The Road) are producing, and former stuntman Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) will be adapting and directing. (Source: Variety)

First time screenwriter steps out from behind the Shadows
Once again, a unknown writer is getting a shot at the big time. This time, it’s Zoe Green, who pitched an idea to actor/director Rob Reiner about a young boy who has to save the world by closing a mystic tome called The Book of Shadows (which also happens to be the name of the film) and face adventures along the way, yada, yada, yada. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

From Videogame to Movie: Army of Two
Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the Electronic Arts army-buddy shoot ’em up game (that has homoerotic overtones and disturbing amounts of gleeful bloodshed). Production is set to begin in 2009, with the story focusing in on “contractors with their own agendas, and two guys whose friendship supersedes all the politics” according to screenwriter Scott Burns (who also co-wrote The Bourne Ultimatum). (Source: Variety)

It’s Crispin Glover’s turn to go down the Alice‘s rabbit hole
And finally, in Tim Burton movie news, Crispin Glover has signed on to play the Knave of Hearts in Burton’s Disney-esque Alice in Wonderland. I think I’ve given up trying to make sense of what Burton wants to do with the original material… (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

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Posted on October 26, 2008 at 21:13 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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