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Kevin Smith Talks About Not Talking About It

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 9, 2010 | Comments ()


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  • Kevin Smith is doing his damndest to win back our favor after the disasterbacle that was Cop Out. He's lining up Red State and says he wants to cast known unknowns. "It's a weird kind of in between neither place that I'm reaching for... You can go to 'Law and Order' and grab anybody from the cast and they've done five or six episodes and shit but you'd still recognize them." He also said that he's gotten some interest from big-time blockbuster stars to play the Fred Phelps-type character. "I'm talking legends and shit... huge fucking names though and each time I'm just like 'Why?! Why are you calling me. This is suspicious." But in that same interview, he also said of making Red State: "This time I'm just trying to just do it differently where I'm like 'lets kind of quietly make the movie and see what happens.' You know, let everyone know when it's done." Kevin's awfully talkative when he's being quiet. All the same, the love is returning. (Collider)

  • Skeet Ulrich Alert! The destitute man's Johnny Depp is set to star in the new "Law & Order" spin-off, "L&O: Los Angeles." He'll play a ... cop. (Deadline)

  • Here's Colin Farrel, all snazzied up for his role in Horrible Bosses. Nice combover, dude. (PopWrap)

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  • The 7th Saw film now has a title: Saw 3D: The Traps Come Alive. (Shock til You Drop)

  • There's a rumor going around that MIke Judge is working on 30 new episodes of "Beavis and Butthead" for MTV. It's a rumor. Plus, MTV doesn't show videos anymore, so I'm not sure how it would work. Still ... intriguing. (CHUD via REVIEWUniverse)

  • Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) is reportedly working on a live-action version of Hans Christain Anderson's Little Mermaid. Well, it's got to be better than remaking Splash. (THR)

  • Denzel Washington is in negotiations to play the lead in Safe House, from director Daniel Espinosa. He would play "a dangerous prisoner being escorted through menacing territory by a young CIA agent." (THR)

  • A remake of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical South Pacific is being developed. Of the remake, a producer noted, "Our movie will be a tougher, more realistic retelling of the same classic story of two very different people whose love for each other transcends their enormous cultural differences." Whatever. (Variety)

  • Ridley Scott is considering directing The Wolf of Wall Street, based on Jordan Belfort's memoir about stockbroker decadence in the '90s. Leo DiCaprio may star in the film, which was once set up with Scorsese to direct. (Deadline)

  • Hayden Christianson (yes. That one.) is suing The USA Network, claiming that the cable channel stole his and his brother's idea for "Royal Pains," in which case, I'd like to sue Christianson for coming up with the idea for a shitty show. (THR)



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