Report: Peter Berg confirms “Dune” remake for Paramount…

Film director Peter Berg has confirmed with Paramount Pictures to remake “Dune” adapted from the classic sci fi novel written by Frank Herbert. The film was first made in 1984 by legendary director David Lynch, then later it was remade for a TV mini series for the Sci-Fi channell starring William Hurt.

Peter Berg is the director of other films such as “Friday Night Lights” (a film starring Billy Bob Thornton which was later made into a spin off TV series on NBC), “The Rundown” (an action comedy film starring the Rock and Sean William Scott), “The Kingdom” (a war film starring Jamie Foxx).

Peter Berg also played a small role in an episode of the TV show “Friday Night Lights” where he played the ex-boyfriend of character Tami Taylor on the last episode of Season 2.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982560.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Isn’t two remakes enough? David Lynch’s version was a masterpiece, I love that film to death. No other version could top Lynch’s.

I smell a bomber here.

Kev

NEW: See the trailer for Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” here…

 

“Tropic Thunder” is a comedy film about a group of actors shooting a war movie…it stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. (yes, Downey Jr. plays the black guy in the film, no kidding!). The film is directed by no other than Ben Stiller himself.

Check it out here:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809912814/video/7004235

This film looks badass! It looks great, I’m definitely seeing it when it comes out in August this summer.

Finally! A decent Ben Stiller film that looks interesting. His last several movies has been crap as of late.

Kev

RIP: Anthony Minghella 1954 – 2008

Oscar award winning film director Anthony Minghella died last Tuesday morning due to suffering a brain hemorrhage in a hospital in London, England. Anthony is most well known for his work such as “Cold Mountain”, “The English Patient”, and “Truly, Madly, Deeply”. He was partners with film maker and actor Sydney Pollack in Mirage Enterprises.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982586.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Another great talent gone too soon! RIP Anthony!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Vince McMahon gets star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame!

YYYOOOOOUUU’RREEEEE FIIIIIREEEEEEDDDDdddd!!!!

Who could ever do a “You’re fired” catchphrase better than he does? Vince McMahon is the only one that can do it!

I was just watching RAW as I’m typing this and Vince McMahon had a promo interview on there, he was saying he just got a star on the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and I’m like, it’s a storyline thing. Turns out it wasn’t. It’s the real deal. Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the owner/chairman of the World Wrestling Entertainment just got a star on the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame last Friday.

Of course, Mr. McMahon was in his TV character when he layed down the star on the Walk of Fame, being his usual sick and twisted man he’s always been on TV.

The Associated Press reports:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23661676/

Congrats Vince! You deserve it!

Vince McMahon is a great TV performer, he’s a very controversial man and knows how to grabs people’s attention. Vince McMahon is crazy in real life just like he is on TV. While I’m sure Vince is a great and wonderful guy in real life, he just creates a lot of crazy storylines for WWE. He’s a powerful business man.

Kev

Report: Bill Shat to direct a comedy film…

William Shatner is always keeping himself busy. Does this man ever get bored? I don’t think he does. This guy goes from doing a music album with Ben Folds with his CD “Has Been”, he goes from writing science fiction novels, then he goes back to TV for the show “Boston Legal”, and now the Shat is signed to direct his first comedy film titled “Shiva Crashers”.

The Shat came up with the story himself, not sure if Shatner will write the script for the film as well.

There are a large number of big name stars interested in working with Shatner in the film, as I’m sure Bill Shat himself will play a small cameo in his own film.

http://www.bigscreenentertainmentgroup.com/News/Investor_News/William_Shatner_to_Step_Behind_the_Camera_With_Big_Screen_Entertainment_Group/

I’m glad he’s finally got the opportunity to direct his own comedy film. Everyone knows that Shatner has a hilarious and out of this world sense of humor. With him doing this comedy film, he can finally show off his “comedy” side in a film.

I’m already looking forward to this!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Thomas Jane busted for DUI…

Thomas Jane, an actor who is most well known for movie roles like “The Punisher” and “Stephen King’s The Mist” was just busted for DUI under the influence of alcohol. He was driving very fast and failed a number of breathalizer tests. He just completed directing a film titled “The Dark Country”.

Arraignment is scheduled April 9th.

Variety Reports:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982538.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Don’t worry, he won’t get jail time. He’ll probably get put on community service, rehab, and maybe some probation, but he definitely won’t get jail. I just know it.

Kev

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