Five things you may not have heard about this week. Very Important Things.
5. Cary Elwes Announced He’s Writing a Princess Bride Memoir.
Inspired by last year’s 25th Anniversary cast reunion, Elwes rounded up some of his favorite co-stars to “…revisit The Princess Bride and to share my fond memories of the unforgettable experience we all had.” As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride will feature a forward by director Rob Reiner, and interviews with The Princess Bride author, William Goldman and co-stars Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. Whither thou,
Saul Inigo? Patinkin must be included, or prepare to die, Elwes!
4. Syfy Bought Up Horror Series The Woods and Announced New Series Premiere Dates.
Look out Hannibal and American Horror Story, there’s a new kid coming to town; from Chuck writer and co-creator, Chris Fedak and writer Liz Phang (90210, Hung comes a story about “a young woman who returns to the mysterious wooded mansion her sister disappeared from when they were girls, only to learn that the sinister beings that took her are still there.” Meanwhile, Ron Moore’s creeptastic Helix will premiere January 10th; Bitten, based on Kelley Armstrong’s werewolf novels Women of the Otherworld, begins January 13th, and a new reality show Opposite Worlds—starting January 21st—teams living in different created worlds (one past, one future), competing against each other.
3. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Wakened DC’s Sleeper.
The actors and friends are teaming up with Warner Bros. to bring Ed Brubaker’s comic to the big screen. Sleeper revolves around covert operative Holden Carver. Carver, “fused with an alien artifact” has an interesting ability: he is unaffected by pain, and is able to store and pass pain onto others. Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers, Lie to Me) and David Wiener (The Killing) will write the script; no word yet on who will star.
2. New Images and Wolf of Wall Street Clips Were Released.
On the one hand—with economic hardship this country is going through—do we really want to sit around watching a bunch of over-bloated egos who make so much money they tape it to a woman’s boobs? On the other, it’s Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Leo; do we even try to resist? The Wolf of Wall Street hits theaters Christmas day.
1. Peter Davison and a Couple of Friends Tried to Get in on the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.
Featuring several great cameos, this faux behind-the-scenes documentary features a few faces who didn’t want to be just a number. It is seriously adorable; nearly as good as “The Day of the Doctor,” itself.