Because Fred Durst can't be our only nu metal filmmaker, apparently, Slipknot co-founder Shawn "Clown" Crahan is reportedly making his feature directorial debut on Officer Downe. Crahan--whose filmmaking experience already includes several music videos and, of course, an appearance alongside Chris Klein in Rollerball--will direct from a script from from Joe Casey, who wrote the hyperviolent one-shot comic from which the film is being adapted. The plot concerns an L.A. cop who frequently gets brutally killed in the line of duty, which is fine because he's able to be telekinetically revived to go right back to fighting crime the next day. Crahan frequently wears masks on stage; Office Downe has this part where a guy's face flesh is being peeled off like a mask. I guess that's a good fit?
Sorcerer Supreme, plus song-and-dance man when asked? Maybe so, as Marvel supposedly is looking at Joseph Gordon-Levitt to enter their so-called "Phase 3" of films as the magical Doctor Strange. LatinoReview claim Marvel haven't yet gotten up the courage to approach JGL, as he'... / Continue →
With the middling performances of Dark Shadows and now Lone Ranger calling into question Johnny Depp's star power, the actor is moving quick to establish that his brand is still healthy despite its weirdly-consistent pallor. He just last week signed on to take shelter in the fa... / Continue →
Your weekend box office:
1. Despicable Me 2 - $44.8 million, topping the box office for a second week. Looks like I'm not the only one who just buys tickets to whatever sounds most self-loathing.
2. Grown Ups 2 - $42.5 million--an even better opening than the first film, whic... / Continue →