Stalked: Polanski's Ghost, Whedon's Cabin in the Woods, Apatow's horror, Tom and Jerry adaptation, The Robe Blu-ray
Roman Polanski's next film The Ghost has just gained Tom Wilkinson and Jim Belushi...
Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford join Joss Whedon's horror film The Cabin in the Woods...
Judd Apatow and Bill Hader are working on a horror slasher film...
Tom and Jerry are set for a film franchise that sounds terrible...
The Robe, a film I love, is getting a superb Blu-ray and DVD release...
Roman Polanski's next film The Ghost has just gained Tom Wilkinson and James Belushi who join Pierce Brosnan as a former British Prime Minister, Ewan McGregor as his ghostwriter, Kim Cattral, Olivia Williams and Robert Pugh. The story was written by Polanski and Robert Harris, adapting it from Harris' novel of the same name. The story comes from The Hollywood Reporter
Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford join Joss Whedon's horror film The Cabin in the Woods, now there are two very unlikely choices from The Hollywood Reporter. The script comes from Whedon and Drew Goddard who is also directing, Goddard being the writer of Cloverfield (Filmstalker review). They are hyping this film as something we've not seen before, something with a twist. Certainly that casting backs that up.
Judd Apatow and Bill Hader are working together on a slasher horror film according to CHUD through The Playlist. Sounds like a wild idea, and good that they are both thinking about expanding their film-making a little and move them out of the niche that they've created for themselves. The idea is about the idea of people watching so many messed up reality shows, of true life crime shows, the reality of violence in our society, and what would a person like you or me do if that type of world arrived at your doorstep.
Oh dear, this sounds bad from the outset, but the classic Tom and Jerry are set for another change at the hands of Hollywood. At first the cartoon series gave them voices, something they never had for years and years, and now they're going to venture into the world of live action. According to the article in Variety the story is also set to go back to their origins and see how they meet, becoming the mad rivals that they are today. What another great stinker of an idea.
The Robe is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in a wonderful Special Edition. Now you might be wondering why I'm talking about this old film with Richard Burton (whom I was named after by my wonderful mother when she saw him playing Richard III), Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie which depicts such a biblical epic tale. Well it's because I loved this type of old film showing on television all the time, and this is one of my favourite epics from the time. Now it's getting a superb Blu-ray release with tons of extras.
The story is about a man who is charged with overseeing the crucifixion of the character of Jesus Christ, and what happens to him after that as he becomes curious about the man he has sent to his death and the uproar around him. IGN tell us that these are the specifications for the release:
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Commentary with Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
The Making of The Robe featurette
The Music of The Robe: Alfred Newman's Score isolated music track
The CinemaScope Story featurette (Blu-ray only)
From Scripture to Script: The Bible and Hollywood featurette (Blu-ray only)
The Robe Times Two: A Comparison of Widescreen and Standard Versions (Blu-ray only)
A Seamless Faith: The Real-Life Search for The Robe featurette (Blu-ray only)
Vintage Celebrity Introductions by Richard Widmark, Susan Hayworth, Robert Wagner, Clifton Webb and Dan Dailey (Blu-ray only)
Audio Interview with Screenwriter Philip Dunne (1969) (Blu-ray only)
Movietone News (Blu-ray only)
Trailers / TV Spots (Blu-ray only)
Poster Gallery / Lobby Cards (Blu-ray only)