Multiple reports have surfaced over the past few days that Tarantino is in the midst of scripting his untitled spaghetti western, a project that he’s discussed numerous times over the years. Deadline has official confirmation from Tarantino himself, who says the script is already finished. He’ll turn it into The Weinstein Company in roughly two months, according to the site.
Brolin and Burton’s Hunched Backs
Tim Burton has worked with some of the top talents in Hollywood, so it only makes sense that he’d want to team up with Josh Brolin. The “No Country For Old Men” star is set to join forces with the gothic filmmaker for a retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” reports THR. But Burton’s official involvement is pending upon the outcome of Kieran and Michele Mulroney’s script.
You’ve Got A Friend In Hawaii
The “Toy Story” gang heads to Hawaii in “Hawaiian Vacation,” an animated short set to screen in front of “Cars 2” this summer. We’ve known about the project for a while, and now Apple has the first clip from the short.
Devil May Make A Movie
“Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” is the hot video game-to-film property right now, but another one is building up steam. Variety reports that Screen Gems has secured the film rights for “Devil May Cry,” the Capcom game that sees white-haired Dante battling monsters and demons at every turn. If done well, this could be beautifully badass.
Variety also reports that “47 Ronin,” Carl Rinsch’s samurai flick starring Keanu Reeves, has added four new actors to its cast, including “The Last Samurai” and “Lost” star Hiroyuki Sanada and “Thor” actor Tadanobu Asano. Kou Shibasaki and Rinko Kikuchi are also part of the cast.
Citizens of Detroit
The long-developing “RoboCop” movie is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that MGM is in talks with Brazilian director Jose Padilha to direct the film, with Darren Aronofsky officially off the project.
In related news, you’ve heard about Detroit’s new RoboCop statue by now, I’m sure. But what does RoboCop himself think of the idea? Watch below for actor Peter Weller’s very serious opinion on the matter:
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