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The Headshrinkers, They Want Everything: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | July 15, 2012 | Comments ()


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I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.


1. Academy Award Winning Film Producer Richard Zanuck Died.

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The famous producer started his career with Compulsion in 1959, and worked on many notable films including The Sound of Music, The Sting, Jaws, The Verdict, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy, Mullholland Falls, Planet of the Apes [2001], Big Fish, Road to Perdition, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Dark Shadows. Zanuck suffered a heart attack just after returning from vacation and a meeting with Tim Burton--who was interested in directing his next venture. Upon Zanuck's passing, Director Steven Spielberg commented, "In 1974, Dick Zanuck and I sat in a boat off Martha's Vineyard and watched the mechanical shark sink to the bottom of the sea. Dick turned to me and smiled. 'Gee, I sure hope that's not a sign.' That moment forged a bond between us that lasted nearly 40 years. He taught me everything I know about producing..."


Additionally, Sylvester Stallone's son Sage--who was supposed to be married this weekend--was found dead at his home. Early reports speculate the 36 year old accidentally overdosed; the exact cause of death is under investigation.

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2. Daniel Radcliffe Is Going Even More Dark and Weird.

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Looks like our boy Potter wants to work his way beyond Voldemort territory. Radcliffe went from horror/thriller The Woman in Black to Kill Your Darlings--a thriller involving a murder--and next he'll play a supernatural being suspected of raping and killing his girlfriend. Horns is based on a novel by Joe Hill (aka Stephen King's son), and follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), who is oddly transformed after a night of partying. Ig wakes to find a pair of horns growing from his head. And they're not just any old horns, they're magic horns that can make other people a) confess their sins and b) give in to their base impulses. I wonder if that means stuff like this:

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Horns will be directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha, The HIlls Have Eyes [2006]).


3. Comic-Con Got the Lowdown on "Homeland," Season 2.

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If you haven't watched Season 1 yet, kick yourself and then find a way to watch it. Claire Danes, Damian Lewis turn in performances that'll make you twitch, shift nervously from butt cheek to butt cheek, and unconsciously hold your breath half of each episode. Since I don't want to spoil those who haven't watched yet, I'm whiting out the Season 2 info, just swipe below to see:

Comic-Con fans viewed the Season 2 trailer which revealed the season opening in Beruit (shot in Israel) with a bad situation at the U.S. Embassy. After recovering from her electroshock therapy, Carrie (Danes) spends some time teaching, but at Saul's (Mandy Patinkin) behest, returns to CIA undercover work (as a brunette) and sent to the Middle East. Brody (Lewis) now a Congressman, remains in close contact with the Vice President and becomes involved in Carrie's mission. We all shit our pants another twelve episodes. End Spoilers.

*Please don't discuss spoilers in the comments.


2. Brad Pitt Stopped Talking to His World War Z Director; Reshoots Get Awkward.

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The Zombie outbreak film being directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, Machine Gun Preacher, Finding Neverland) has reportedly hit bumps all through production, with scheduling problems and both the studio and its main star unhappy with some of the sequences. After postponing the release date to 2013 and scheduling reshoots, there are still unresolved problems with the film's ending. Crack scriptwriter Damon Lindelof was brought in to review and make suggestions, along with other writers, and Pitt has final approval over whatever new content is incorporated. But all those issues pale in comparison to the fact that Pitt has gotten so frustrated, he will no longer speak to Forster (despite the fact that he fought the studio to get Forster the directing gig). Not knowing exactly what's going on behind the scenes, who can say whether either Pitt or the director is to blame? With all the bad press, it's hard to see how this big budget film is going to make back its investment. Get it together, boys!


1. Marvel Premiered Guardians of the Galaxy Concept Art, Announced Thor and Captain America Sequel Titles and Release Dates; Robert Downey Jr. Made a Surprise Comic-Con Appearance and Promoted His New Iron Man 3 Director.

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Scheduled for release November 18, 2013 is Thor: The Dark World (to be directed by "Game of Thrones'" Alan Taylor), followed by the April 4, 2014 release of Captain America: Winter Soldier (to be directed by he Russo Brothers). Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy (no director announced) will be released August 1, 2014, and feature Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora.

Check out Robert Downey Jr. crashing the Comic-Con Iron Man 3 costume party:

The man himself pumped up the crowd for Director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; Jon Favreau will still Executive Produce Iron Man 3, as well as make an acting appearance.



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  • hapl0

    But all those issues pale in comparison to the fact that Pitt has gotten so frustrated, he will no longer speak to Forster (despite the fact that he fought the studio to get Forster the directing gig).

    Isn't this the same bullshit that happened with The Fountain? Darren's off in Australia building the Mayan temple and His Royal Arseness bails when he doesn't like something.

  • Baobabble

    WHY THE ABOMINATION THAT IS THE DANRAD TORSO? WHY? AUGh MY EYES HAD JUST LEARNED TO TRUST AGAIN AFTER LAST TIME.

  • DickClark

    I wish more people would white out spoilers

  • AudioSuede

    Shane Black is directing Iron Man 3?
    That more than makes up for the new Cherry Pie-ron Man suit.

  • csb

    "Rocket Raccoon..."

    Sold.

  • 'Robert Downey Jr. Promoted His New Iron Man 3 Director'
    Don't put it like that. RDJ's ego is already boomflated enough, and we know he reads all of these comments. This makes it sound like Shane Black's his pet or product or new goatee. When in actual fact he's just awesome.

  • Ash

    i know its legally ok to find daniel radcliffe attractive....it still feels weird though.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I like that a Prius ad is covering Radcliffe's treasure trail.

    I'm not sure what that means, but I'm sure it means something.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    That first pic of Dan Radcliffe is making me think he should be in a movie about triplets with Tobey Maguire and Elijah Wood.

  • Becca

    Just another reason RDJ is awesome.

    The news about Stallone's son makes my heart cry tears. Right before his wedding too? The Ugandans from The Book of Mormon musical were right, Fuck You, God.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Even worse, I read that his body wasn't discovered for four days.

  • BiblioGlow

    Can someone enlighten me as to what Guardians of the Galaxy is? Because it looks....well, it looks as if there's an angry raccoon involved. And no Thor. Or Iron Man.
    I don't understand.

  • He's not just any raccoon, he's Rocket Raccoon Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant. He kept watch over an outer-space loony bin, full of other anthropomorphic celestial animals with is good buddy Wal Russ (a talking Walrus).

    Since then, he has teamed with Starlord to form the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help save all of existence from the Anihilation wave. He also struck up a friendship with the walking, talking tree Groot, Monarch of the Planet X, possibly the last of his race.

    Possibility of RDJ talking to a gun totting, CGI Raccoon are pretty high. What don't you understand? This is the greatest thing to happen, EVER.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Is this real? Is this serious? Because if it is, and it's not a sequel to Legend of the Guardians, Australian Character Owls Attack....

  • BiblioGlow

    Ok so he's....an alien raccoon? A raccoon from space? An anthropomorphic space alien raccoon? This is not making more sense.
    If they make this movie and it sucks and kills the Avengers franchise I'm gonna be pissed.

  • BiblioGlow

    Thanks!

  • space_oddity

    Not just an angry raccoon, but an gun-toting, foul-mouthed angry raccoon. And a living tree!

  • thaneofmemphis

    Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
    There lived a young boy named Rocket Raccoon
    And one day his woman ran off with another guy
    Hit young Rocket in the eye,
    Rocket didn't like that
    He said I'm gonna get that boy...

  • I can't get it out of my head either.

  • Jezzer

    I know what Guardians of the Galaxy is, and I don't understand it either.

  • matt

    Edgar Wright announced Ant Man......I'm surprised that it is not mentioned here...

  • Maguita NYC

    I'm still hoping for Letterman's Batman snafu to show-up as well.

  • I believe that was just Dave's humor at work.

  • Maguita NYC

    Not if judging by Anne H.'s reaction... Unless you know something we don't... In that case, spill please!

  • Remember Joaquin Phoenix? Anne seems like the kind of girl who'd go along.

  • Maguita NYC

    5 more days to go, and we'll know for sure if peepaw is losing it or not!

  • Maguita NYC

    I've lost my lady boner for World War Z; Was very much looking forward to the movie, until all those talks about re-shoots and behind the scenes battles of egotistical grandeurs are being constantly reported.

    But Thank your Higgs boson for all that Thor talk, my lady hard-on is back on. Firmly.

  • Fredo

    Agreed (well except for the lady boner part). Loved WWZ the book and was thrilled to hear J Michael Straczynski had adapted it in a great way.

    Then they hired Marc Foster -- who, after giving us the late Quantum of Solace, didn't fill me with joy.

    Then reshoots and re-writes.

    Then delays.

    Now this.

    Not a good look.

  • Maguita NYC

    They have been filming and re-shooting forever. And usually, Brad Pitt has a rep for being easy going, yes, has an ego like any other star, but by all accounts, gets along with everyone.

    If Forster and Pitt are not talking anymore, this could be shelved for a while, and it might not see the light for long...

    Better this actually than be truly disappointed!

  • firm lady hard on. good.

  • Maguita NYC

    Thank you! Upvoted.

  • Gaby

    Eternal love for the Radiohead reference

  • Just wanted to point out a typo in the "World War Z" portion of this column. You title Damon Lindelof as "Crack writer"... Probably an auto-correct mistake. I believe it should read "Hack writer"

    Other than that good stuff.

  • That was my attempt at being funny, since I've been accused of picking on poor Lindelof.

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