Quick Cuts: TMNT enter development hell, Lone Ranger gets a bigger budget and more

Michael Bay’s fan-maligned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake has been shot down by Paramount, at least for the time being. It’s been pushed back until Summer 2014, due to issues with the script. Apparently, no one thought a reboot in which the TURTLES are aliens was an issue, but are learning that now. (Source: Vulture) […]

Darren Aronofsky's RoboCop — it's official

Welp, color me surprised. A little while back, a Hollywood Reporter article casually mentioned that “Darren Aronofsky among others has recently been in to discuss” a RoboCop project set off a little internet geek-out, and I was a bit skeptical. But now ComingSoon.net reports that MGM has confirmed signing The Fountain and Requiem for a […]

Posted on July 24, 2008 at 18:11 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Quick Cuts: Elfquest, Red Dawn remake, Aronofsky on RoboCop?, Inglorious Bastards

Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) has convinced Warner Brothers to let him write, produce and direct the long-running fantasy comic Elfquest for the big screen. Although the director’s adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Mysteries of Pittsburgh didn’t manage to find distribution at Sundance (but did manage to […]

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 07:22 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Quick Cuts: More Funny People, Red, RoboCop, Turok

Variety reports that Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill have signed up for Judd Apatow’s next film as writer and director, Funny People, which centers on a stand-up comic who has a near-death experience. They join the previously announced Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann. (Bana’s involvement was first talked about by CHUD a […]

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 07:07 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Quick Cuts: Agora, Robocop, and Hulu (updated)

Variety reports that The Others director Alejandro Amenabar’s previously-untitled Egyptian epic now has a name: Agora. The film stars Rachel Weisz as the real-life 4th century Egyptian "astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who fights to save the collected wisdom of the ancient world." Max Minghella (Art School Confidential) has joined the cast as her lovestruck slave. […]

Posted on March 14, 2008 at 14:31 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · 9 Comments
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