As I always try to look for some new way to expand my offerings, I have decided to keep an eye out across the world of entertainment news and try my hand at news reporting/commentary on stories that catch my eye. Obviously, I cannot cover everything. What I will do is catch whatever I can as I can and hope that it delivers something new to you.
Glover in Wonderland
News about the upcoming Alice in Wonderland... The Hollywood Reporter has publicized the announcement of a new cast member, Crispin Glover. All I have to say, regardless of which character he was signed to play, is that I like this choice.
Glover certainly is an oddball actor and what better choice to be in a Tim Burton production! From his work in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter to Back to the Future, from Charlie's Angels to Willard, from Bartleby to The Wizard of Gore, the guy just oozes weird. One of these days he is bound to play a comic book villain, perhaps someone like the Riddler?
Anyway, Glover will be playing the Knave of Hearts. The Knave is accused of stealing the Queen of Hearts tarts and Alice comes to his defense.
The problem now is waiting for its release in 2010!
Ninja Scroll has a Screenwriter
If your first thought after seeing that headline was: "Wasn't that a movie years ago?" You would be right, but you would also be out of the loop on Warner Brothers having acquired the rights to make a live action version. Bloody Disgusting is now reporting that a screenwriter has been assigned to the project.
The writer is none other than Alex Tse, fresh off of working on Watchmen, which is, hopefully, a good sign for this movie. Watchmen is poised to just rock everything that is good, pending the Fox/WB lawsuit that could indefinitely delay its release.
I consider this exciting news, but without actually seeing the final version of Ninja Scroll or Watchmen I cannot predict how the new film will work. As it is, it will be interesting to see what they do with Ninja Scroll. If you are unfamiliar with the 1993 anime film, it is violent, bloody, and absolutely insane. It is not the sort of movie I see as an easy adaptation to American screens.