A though-lost silent film Orson Welles wrote and directed when he was just 20 years old has reportedly been located and is being cleaned up for an October screening in Italy's Le Giornate del Cinema Muto silent film festival. Shot in 1938, before Welles became an immovable fixture at the top of AFI's Greatest Movies list, the hour-long screwball comedy was an early experiment in multimedia cross-overs, meant to be shown during a play to provide a backstory in the days before we did that with prequels. It never ended up being shown then and the play was quickly closed, so this recently-discovered, newly-restored work print will mark the film's official, 75-year-belated premiere. Titled Too Much Johnson, the film could hold some of Welles' earliest experiments in deep focus. Especially if, as I suspect, it ends up just being shots of a bunch of dicks.
Creepy Christmas! The special effects house turned production company Drac Studios is going to take some just-found old recording of Orson Welles reading a story about Santa's dog saving Christmas (yup) and turn it into a movie--using his posthumous voice as the narrator, of co... / Continue →
Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges are set to share the screen, and it won't just be in a Hope Springs sequel Tommy Lee Jones refuses to do. According to Deadline, they're attached to co-star in The Giver, Patriot Games director Phillip Noyce's adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winnin... / Continue →
You see Leonardo DiCaprio with his little phantom goatee and you just can't help think "great Viking king." And now the actor may at last be declaring his Nordic manliness perched atop the throne of King Harald. Deadline reports he will if nothing else produce the project, pitc... / Continue →