By: Henry J. Fromage –
Jamie Foxx has his fingers in a lot of pies, but one thing he’s yet to try is directing a theatrical film. And his choice for his first of those… isn’t quite what you’d expect. All Star Weekend will examine the timeless divide between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James fans, as Ken Jeong and Kevin Hart will face off along those battle lines. I’m going to assume this will be a comedy and not high-tension thriller examining the escalation of man’s cruelty over the thinnest of excuses which ends with Jeong covered in Hart’s blood and screaming to the heavens. Pretty sure it’s not going to be that.
However, Death does reside in those eyes
Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) sure knows how to pick ambitious projects all over the genre map. Janie’s Got a Gun, the Western with Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender that we’ve discussed here a few times, looks amazing, and now her next project will take her… into Space. Mobius is a bit obvious of a title for a sci-fi flick based on Moby Dick that transposes a crazed captain imperiling his crew in the pursuit of a mysterious nemesis to space. Still, Ramsay’s yet to disappoint.
Didn’t Futurama already do this?
Tabloid star Rupert Sanders has bailed on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, which might be for the best. The one thing you can say for that film is that it was pretty damn good looking, and if he can add storytelling to his repertoire, then maybe his next, The Juliet, will be worth it. This one is a sci-fi flick, being referred to as Bonnie and Clyde in space meets the Bourne Identity. I don’t know how that’s supposed to work, but if the original story is followed, one of them’s an android.