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Biz Break: Lee Pace Will Be Pushing Up PCs In His New AMC Series About Computers In The 80s. No, Really.

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | February 27, 2013 | Comments ()


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I can't believe any of the Godzilla casting news. We have Bryan Cranston, which, well, I suppose that one is believable. Then Elizabeth Olsen decided she was on board and now we have Juliette Binoche. Is Godzilla going to be a period drama? An indie film? I'm all for actors and actresses moving between the genres, but this cast is blowing my mind. Is Darabont's script looking that promising? I can't wrap my head around it yet.

You wanted more remakes, you got more remakes! Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is remaking Flatliners. If you haven't seen Flatliners, and you should, it follows medical students obsessed with dying and then being pulled back into life. Alas, when they return to the world of the living, they bring something from their past back with them. If Oplev gets the right cast, a remake of Flatliners could be amazing. Any ideas?

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The original girl with the dragon tattoo, Noomi Rapace, has confirmed that she has met with Ridley Scott and a Prometheus 2 script is in the works. I thought Prometheus was a beautiful, if overlong and somewhat confusing, film that kept my attention 98% of the time. I'm open to a sequel, especially if we get more explanations, which is what Rapace told Playlist she wants as well.

"And it's interesting because people, most people I've talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different. Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations," Rapace explained. "And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue." She added: "I would love to do it."

AMC has cast Lee Pace (Breaking Dawn Part II, "Pushing Daisies") for their 80s computer drama "Halt & Catch Fire". Did I just say computer and drama in the same show description? YOU KNOW IT! The show is set in the personal computer explosion, with Pace playing Joe MacMillan. MacMillan is the smartest dude in the room and wants to help his company compete in the new pc world. He will be joined by Mackenzie Davis (Breathe In) as Cameron How, MacMillan's sure to be Alternative Girlfriend...eventually. How is a punk programmer with a vulnerable side she hides with harshness, blah blah.

Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) is joining Craig Robinson's NBC pilot about a musician (Robinson) adjusting to his new teaching career at a middle school. Stenberg, who was absolutely gorgeous as Rue, will play an eighth grader that really wants to learn how to sing even though she sounds like Courtney Stodden mewling. Larenz Tate will also star as Robinson's brother, Craig.

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I leave you with the latest in Star Wars rumors: Bleeding Cool has heard from Jim Dorey of Marketsaw that Alfonso Cuaron and Simon Pegg will be involved in non-specified ways with the franchise. It's like a game of telephone, only in Hollywood and probably more likely to be correct. Cuaron could be an excellent director for the franchise. His Prisoner of Azkaban is one of my favorites from the Harry Potter movies. Simon Pegg is always welcome in any film as far as I am concerned. How do you think this information will actually play out?



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  • Uriah_Creep

    Kiefer Sutherland is a Klingon? Who knew?

  • Zombienurse

    According to Simon Pegg's Twitters, he isn't going to be in the Star Wars movie, but I suppose that could be a filthy, filthy lie.

  • BWeaves

    So Scotty is going to be in Star Wars? That's the weirdest cross link ever. Oh, wait, he was in Doctor Who, too. Hum.

    And I originally wrote that Star Bras. Thought you would like to know.

  • Kala

    "Noomi Rapace, has confirmed that she has met with Ridley Scott and a Prometheus 2 script is in the works."

    *Tears Hair Out And Throws Rocks At Cars*

  • Wednesday

    Flatliners was horrible. Why would anyone want to remake that? Ew.

    At least it isn't likely to be as bad as the original.

  • BobbFrapples

    Off Topic: The film review for Henri is linking to a 404 page.

  • Jen L.

    I'm an HP purist, and thus Prisoner of Azkaban was like Phantom Menace for me. WHAT IS THAT? Cuaron wants to cut out the Marauders backstory, but wants to add a disembodied Rasta head on the Knight Bus!? Sure, that makes sense...

  • Three_nineteen

    PoA was a good film in its own right, which is more than I can say for almost all the other Harry Potter movies. This is coming from someone who's favorite book is PoA mostly BECAUSE of the Marauders backstory.

  • Jen L.

    Was it a pretty film? Yes. But I led my gang of nerd minions, all wearing personalized Marauder shirts, into the theater to see that movie, and we had nothing to show for it.

  • theotherone

    AMC has cast Lee Pace (<del>Breaking Dawn Part II</del>"Wonderfalls" “Pushing Daisies”)

    I don't care what he's in I'm just happy to have Lee Pace back on TV every week.

  • Samantha Klein

    Hey, so, if anyone's still reading, I have a very important question to ask. In Pushing Daisies, on a few occasions, Lee Pace runs. And it ain't pretty. Not a good runner. My question is whether or not anyone can tell me, based on other viewings, if he ALWAYS runs like that, or if it was somehow in keeping with the character of the Piemaker? It's an important issue. Thanks.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    I was going to use one of his Breaking Dawn photos for the header, but then I decided to be nicer.

  • Samantha Klein

    Thanks very much for the one you did use. Making my day. :)

  • thenchonto

    I mentally did the exact same replacement. I don't fault him for wanting to get paid; I just don't think we should ever mention that it happened. Let's file his Twilight role over in imaginationland with the Matrix sequels. Please.

  • Andy Brent

    THIS. Or "The Fall".... why would you shame such a wonderful actor by leading with that piece of goh-se!

  • theotherone

    Totally, dont hate him for taking a pay check. A lot of actors took the Twilght ride cough *Anna Kendrick cough.

    Since it's set in the 80s do we get the sweet moustache?

  • Kballs

    You can't recast Dr. Joe Hurley, you brazen motherfuckers. William Baldwin put that shit on LOCK.

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