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The Morning Roundup: Quantum of Solace Trailer, London Film Festival Lineup, Frank Miller Cusses

Written by: Mike Leader, Special to CC2K

ImageThis morning we have the trailer for James Bond's latest outing, Quantum of Solace, the announced line-up for the Times London Film Festival, the usual adaptation scoops and more!


Holy ****, Batman! The initial print run latest (heavily delayed) issue of the Frank Miller-written, Jim Lee-drawn comic All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is to be destroyed due to visible bad language in the dialogue (despite DC's efforts to black out those god-damned four letter words).


We're still waiting on Duke Nukem Forever, but we might see everyone's favourite ass-kicking, bubblegum-chewing character on the big screen . Scott Faye, who recently produced another game adaptation, Max Payne, is working with developer 3D Realms on the project.

Image JoBlo has a scoop about the upcoming, Guy Ritchie-directed film adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. Apparently, Robert Downey Jr. is set for the lead, with Russell Crowe as his nemesis Professor Moriarty and Colin Farrell as his companion Doctor Watson. Apart from the casting of Downey (one of my favourite actors), I am adopting a position of offended cynicism on this one. Ritchie's ouevre, while good for a laugh, is painfully one-note – sadly the best pun I can think of is Sherlock, Doc and Two Smoking Pipes. From the casting, it seems that "Middle Height, Middle Build, Dark Haired (non-British) Hollywood Actors" is the name of the game. We'll see how it pans out.





Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski are teaming up again for CG animated film Rango.

Wes Anderson is going to write and direct a remake of the 2006 French film My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami).

Sonic Youth have signed to Matador Records (home to, amongst others, Cat Power, Mogwai, Yo La Tengo and The New Pornographers). The band recently split with major label Geffen after 17 years.

In the world of SCIENCE –  the first test of the Large Hadron Collider was a success.

The line-up fo the 52nd Times BFI London Film Festival has been announced. Here are some of the big hitters:

Frost/Nixon (dir. Ron Howard)
W (dir. Oliver Stone)
Che (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Hunger (dir. Steve McQueen)
Genova (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson (dir. Alex Gibney [read CC2K's interview with Gibney here , and review of the film here ])
Slumdog Millionaire (dir. Danny Boyle)
The Brothers Bloom (dir. Rian Johnston)
Achilles and the Tortoise (dir. Takeshi Kitano)
Quantum of Solace (dir. Marc Foster)

Certainly looks special, and no doubt there will be some surprises. The festival starts 15th October. See the full line up on the official website.

To finish, we have a first look at Nicholas Cage in the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar's comic Kick Ass [Thanks SlashFilm ].


And the second trailer for the new James Bond flick Quantum of Solace.