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Flesh for Fantasy: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | September 1, 2013 | Comments ()


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Oh, the Important Stuff you’ll read!

5. Ben Wheatley Signed on to Direct J. G. Ballard’s High Rise.

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The ABCs of Death and Sightseers director will take on Ballard’s tale of building denizens gone mad. Ballard’s 1975 novel centers on a self-contained city dwelling that has everything its occupants need, including a school and grocery. Isolated from the outside world, residents form separate classes and the inevitable infighting gives way to total chaos. Interestingly, the “Doctor Who” episode “Paradise Towers” was based on High Rise.

2. Emilia Clarke Talked Up Her Favorite “Game of Thrones” Season Three Scenes.

Remember that brilliant moment when Dany revealed the glory of her Valyrian, ordering the Unsullied to slay the slavers and Drogon to rain fire upon Kraznys? Of course you do; it was one of your favorite scenes…and one of Emilia’s too (even her brother was impressed) . As was the moment she unflinchingly and confidently rose naked from her bath to face Daario (“Second Sons”). You can read why, and watch the rest of Clarke’s favorite scenes here.

3. Rupert Grint Dropped Trou in the First CBGB Clip.

If you always wondered how Ron Weasley would look all grown up and wearing his best Billy Idol scowl, here’s a dream come true…with a little added cheek action. Grint stars as The Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, alongside Alan Rickman’s CBGB club owner, Hilly Kristal. CBGB also stars Johnny Galecki, Malin Åkerman and Freddy Rodríguez; it hits theaters October 11th.

4. A New Thor Preview Let Us Ogle the Brothers a Little Longer.

You know the drill people: we’re headed to The Dark World and all we really want is to see more Loki and Thor. Watch, drool and listen…

5. J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan Announced They’ll Remake Westworld for HBO.

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Yes, it’s me—queen of the screams about reboots and do-overs, but this time I’m actually excited. If you’ve never seen Michael Crighton’s original, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin, do yourself a favor and check it out. Westworld imagines a future where people pay big bucks for a fantasy vacation in an adult theme park replete with androids who’ll do anything the customer wants. But you know these things never work out like they’re supposed to; somebody’s programming goes wonky and maybe instead of a blow-job, you get blown up. I love this film and it is so ripe for a proper retake; let’s hope Nolan and Abrams get it right.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is still reeling from seeing the Sirs McKellen and Stewart last night.



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  • Danica McKellar

    Can someone explain the numbering joke? I was always bad at math. 5,2,3,4,5? Is it the letters on the keypad keys?

  • Berry

    That CBGB clip did not fill me with confidence as to the quality of the movie, Or to call a spade a spade: it looks like shit.

  • John W

    Years from now when they list the highlights of Game of Thrones that scene will be in the top three.

  • Rebecca Hachmyer

    I must not have seen enough of the Harry Potter movies; I thought that header photo was one of the kids from Pete and Pete.

  • rabbi

    ya, down for that Westworld remake- Arnie was attached to the movie reborkle years ago. Logan's Run is in need for a proper make over as well.

  • Stephen Baltz

    i listened to the Nerdist podcast with Ken Levine (the writer on the BioShock titles) stated that he is in very earl stages of a Logan's Run remake.

  • Bananapanda

    Nothing can too the SNL spoof of CBGBs but I may have to see this as a morning of the real pit.

  • manting

    so the villain in Thor is the Lord Humungous? Where is assless chaps Mohawk guy?

  • Brooke Michelle

    In my heart. He's in my heart.

  • firedmyass

    Umm... that's not your heart, dear.

  • Ignatz

    I've watched Westworld within the last 5 years. It held up fairly well, though the pacing is pretty slow by today's standards. I just hope it isn't all a CG muck up.

  • chanohack

    Rupert Grint looks exactly like a shorter version of my youngest brother; I dislike thinking about him pantsless. :(

  • Resi

    Team Loki. :-)

  • Pretty Hate Machine

    I thought there would be more Billy Idol in this post. :/

  • zeke is excited for Wheatey + Ballard.

    That's all for Plain Speaking Sunday, see you next week.

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