Jeremy Renner’s Takin’ Our Jerbs!
By: Henry J. Fromage –
Earlier this year James Cameron declared he was in the Avatar game for good when it comes to feature films. While you can safely anticipate at least two sequels, it looks like he’s a big ‘ol welcher, now considering directing an adaptation of the novel The Informationist. It’s about a special consultant dealing in information of every sort, raised by a Central African warlord, who is drawn back to the dark continent, when she’s hired to find an oil mogul’s missing daughter. Of course, Cameron might just be looking for more “original” stories to set on Pandora.
Rejected First Title: Waltzes With Cougars
Jeremy Renner’s just taking over everybody’s job these days. Matt Damon, Tom Cruise… now Steve Carrell? No, this isn’t Bruce Almighty 3. Rather, Imagine is an Al Pacino vehicle in which he stars as a Springsteen-esque rock star who finds a letter John Lennon wrote to him when he was 19. He’s inspired by it to hunt down his long-lost son (Renner) and along the way connects with a hotelier (Julianne Moore). Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid Love) wrote it.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a sequel to This Must Be the Place
Werner Herzog has been on a documentary kick since 2009’s The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He’s heading back to narrative features now with Vernon God Little, a Man Booker Prize-winning novel adapted by Andrew Birkin (In the Name of the Rose). The movie’s about a teen on the run to Mexico after he’s implicated in a school shooting that was actually done by his best friend.
Seems like typical, breezy Herzog fare