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Dear God, Twilight Fans Are Sad, Sad People

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 25, 2010 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 25, 2010 |


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  • Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges -- maybe the two coolest actors (save for Helen Mirren) over the age of 60 in Hollywood -- are close to deals to star together in Great Hope Springs. From teevee writer Vanessa Taylor ("Alias," "Everwood"), Springs is about a couple who spend a weekend in an intense counseling session to determine the fate of their marriage. Philip Seymour Hoffman was once in line to play the shrink, but has had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. (The Playlist via Production Weekly)

  • Channing Tatum is attached to Ion, a sci-fi romance that's already being described as the next Avatar. The plot revolves around a man who travels to different Earths and dimensions in order to find his reincarnated lover.The script comes from Will Dunn; Tony and Ridley are set to produce. (Heat Vision)

  • Speaking of the next not Avatar, Fox producer John Davis has purchased the screen rights to Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. (24 Frames)

  • Pierce Brosnan and his son, Sean, will star together in Bonded, which is being described as an Oliver Twist-eseque thriller about "a Mexican teenager named Jesus who, after the death of his mother, is sold by his father and smuggled into America, where he's forced to work as a bonded slave laborer in a Los Angeles sweatshop." Mo Ramchandani Devil's Creek) will direct, based on his own script. (The Wrap)

  • Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company have purchased the rights to another Michael Lewis non-fiction book, The Big Short, about the 2008 financial crisis/meltdown. Charles Randolph (The Interpreter) has been tasked with scriptwriting duties. Pitt has also optioned Moneyball, which he's currently turning into a movie. (Collider)

  • I don't know why you'd find this interesting, but maybe you will. Here are the Top Ten movies moving the most merchandise, demonstrating once again that it's not just about selling movie tickets. (THR)

    1. Toy Story 3
    2. Iron Man 2
    3. G.I. Joe
    4. The Princess and the Frog
    5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
    6. Shrek Forever After
    7. Monsters vs. Aliens
    8. Avatar
    9. How to Train Your Dragon
    10. Star Trek

  • Finally ... I dunno, people. It's like, I kind of want to make fun of Twilight fans who would set up a tent city to camp out for the Eclipse premiere, but you know: They probably get made fun of enough as it is. In fact, that may be why they're such rabid Twilighters in the first place.


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