By: Henry J. Fromage –
Well, you can’t line up a much better pair of headliners for your next project than Brad Pitt and Denzell Washington. Such is the enviable position of Stephen Gaghan, the Oscar-winning writer of Traffic who proved his directorial talents with Syriana. The details of his next, Candy Store, are thin- a crime/international espionage thriller- but if those two actors dot the i’s and cross the t’s then I honestly don’t care if it ends up being a My Little Ponies live-actioner.
Denzell seems like a no-brainer for Amberlocks
Likewise, I keep on watching Cameron Crowe movies regardless of family-friendly animal content. Thankfully, the previously reported Deep Tiki looks promising, and now he has another more serious looking project to look forward to- Beautiful Boy. It’s based on a couple of memoirs about a young man’s battle with drug addiction, one from him and one from his music journalist father. If any laughing monkeys wind up in this one, they’re likely to be a tad different than the one from We Bought a Zoo.
Eh, I’d still pet it
Speaking of horrifying visions, very few movies are as chock full of them as Videodrome. So, logically, that is the perfect fodder for a big-budget PG-13 action film. Worked great for Total Recall, right? Further hedging their bets, Universal Studios hired a Swedish music video director, Adam Berg, to make his directorial debut, and mumbled something about “updating a classic” and “nanotechnology”. Looks like a tax write-off waiting to happen. Oh wait, I get it.
Brewster owns Universal now, doesn’t he?