Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
This morning's roundup brings word of a release date change, some unexpected chest-thumping and various other news from around the industry. We've also got two new trailers the lineup for the Telluride Film Festival!
• The Baz Luhrmann epic Australia will hit theaters on Nov. 26, not Nov. 14.
• Latino Review is reporting that relative unknown Max Makowski will be directing the live-action film version of Voltron. Here's a brief bio:
Max Makowski was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but has lived all over the world in countries such as England, the Philippines, Peru, Bahrain, the U.S.A, Germany, Cuba, and Hong Kong where he became a director, producer, writer, editor, and cameraman for Salon Films as well as CNBC and NBC Asia – where he also produced the TODAY SHOW for the Asian market. Max's credits include the movies The Pigeon Egg Strategy (premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998), One Last Dance (premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and went on to Cannes), and television series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003) and The Agency (2005). He is also working on writing and directing a Universal film based on the Japanese movie Shinobi, a Studio Canal film based on Le Professionnel, and he has rewritten the screenplay for the bigscreen version of Hawaii Five-O. Max also will direct the bigscreen adaptation of the 1970s TV series Kung Fu which revolved around a Shaolin monk forced to flee to the Wild West, where he used his martial arts skills to fend off various evildoers.
And here's his IMDb profile.
• NBC has ordered a full season of their comedy-thriller series Chuck.
• Hey! Didja hear that Olympic legend Michael Phelps is going to host SNL?
• Rolling Stone celebrates the 10-year anniversary of The Big Lebowski with an interview full of ins, outs and what-have-yous.
• The horror flick The Strangers is getting a sequel.
• Aaron Sorkin is going to make a movie about Facebook. That was maybe the most boring fucking sentence I've ever written.
• George Clooney is in talks to star in an adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel Up In The Air.
• The guys behind the movie Crank will be making an adaptation of the comic book Jonah Hex, and they talked about it with The Movie Blog.
• So Mark Wahlberg made some kind of veiled threat toward The Dark Knight on Max Payne's behalf.
“I’m not talking about financial box office, I’m talking about one-on-one with these [puts up fists],” he said.
• Hey, it's the poster for the upcoming comedy He's Just Not That Into You.
• Here's a pretty cool new billboard for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
• In case you give a damn, here's the trailer for the fourth Fast and the Furious movie, which looks to increase its truck-jacking quotient by a million percent.
Fast and Furious
And here's a trailer for a new drama:
• The 35th Annual Telluride Film Festival has unveiled its lineup:
Directed by Paul Schrader, Germany-Israel l, 2008
Directed by Tim Disney, U.S., 2008
Directed by Jan Troell, Sweden, 2008
Directed by Nandita Das, India, 2008
Flame & Citron
Directed by Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark, 2008
Directed by Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2008
Directed by Mike Leigh, U.K., 2008
Directed by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, U.K., 2008
Directed by Steve McQueen, U.K., 2008
More than one option
I've Loved You So Long
Directed by Philippe Claudel, France, 2008
Directed by Lance Daly, Ireland, 2008
Directed by Cathal Black, U.S., 2008
Directed by Bent Hamer, Norway, 2008
Pirate For The Sea
Directed by Ron Colby, U.K., 2007
Directed by Jan Sikl, Czech Republic, 2007
Directed by Gotz Spielman, Austria, 2008
The Good, The Bad And The Weird
Directed by Kim Ji-Woon, South Korea, 2008
The Rest Is Silence
Directed by Nae Caranfil, Romania, 2007
Directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy, Kazakhstan, 2008
Waltz With BashiR=r
Directed by Ari Folman, Israel, 2008
With A Little Help From Myself
Directed by Francois Duperon, France, 2008
Youssou N'dour: I Bring What I Love
Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Senegal-France, 2008
Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
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