It's a somber week indeed with the the loss of two lions of the filmmaking industry. Other news about projects from James Cameron, Johnny Depp, Roger Avery rolled in as well.
- Within a span of 24 hours we've lost two master filmmakers. I thought Roger Ebert wrote of their passing with great heart, skill, and knowledge. There is one for Ingmar Bergman and one for Michelangelo Antonioni. The only thing I can add in closing, even if you aren't familiar with their work, you still know them by the filmmakers that followed them. As influential as Wells, flim would not be the robust, colorful language it is today if not for these artists.
- Nothing can follow that first posting, but this comes close: Johnny Depp reprises role of Hunter S. Thompson.
- Line-up of documentaries have been added to Toronto Film Festival. If you make it to the fest, make sure to stop by Cafe Volo for an espresso.
- Matt Damon is staying busy, here's his upcoming shooting line-up.
- News and info on Futurama movie, including some plot details.
- Shrek gets fourth film, scheduled for 2010 release date.
- George Miller rumored to be directing JLA film for Warners.
- Frank Miller has signed actor to lead in The Spirit.
- Roger Avery tapped to write and direct film adaptation of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
- New players have signed on for Cameron's next opus, Avatar.
- A very good write-up on where is film tech headed. Motion Capture is taking root in Hollywood and becoming big business.
- A ton of great movie posters from Comic Con. My favorites of the bunch: Start Trek looks perfectly retro, Sweeney Todd has that classic dark Burton look, and Whiteout is hewing very close to the original source material.
That's it for this week. If you think I've missed a big story, let me know.
Cole Drumb | Guest Contributor
Cole is a movie geek, currently fighting with his second feature.