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At This Rate, Battleship Will be Underwater Before Anyone Has a Chance to Sink It

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 27, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 27, 2010 |

  • Y’all do remember that Peter Berg is still making a movie based on the Battleship board game, right? Bless that man’s little heart: He’s brought pop-singer Rihanna into the cast. She joins Taylor Kitsch. Rihanna? This just gets better and better, folks. And by better and better, I mean: What a fucking sham. I’m just sorry that Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgård have to be involved. (Variety)

  • It’s been known for quite some time, but it’s nice to have confirmation, I suppose. Daniel Craig officially has signed on as the Blomkvist character in The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Not a bad casting choice. (Deadline)

  • “Mad Men,” certainly delivered on Sunday night, putting up 2.9 million viewers, the highest rated broadcast for AMC ever, up five percent over last year’s premiere. (The Wrap)

  • Terry Gilliam will direct the live webcast of Arcade Fire’s concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on August 5th, which is kind of cool, but also: Doesn’t Terry Gilliam have better things to do than film a live concert? Like, make that Don Quixote movie? (AP)

  • Shawn Levy is developing Judith Viorst’s children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as a live-action family film. I can’t say I really know anything about the novel, but Shawn Levy’s name (Night of the Museum) is enough for me to know that it will probably be awful. (Variety)

  • Somebody in the comments of the Inception review suggested that Christopher Nolan might be afraid of women, as evidenced by his leading female characters. Here’s another tack: Christopher Nolan is obsessed with asshole protagonists. (FSR)

  • McG’s action/comedy This Means War, which has had a round table of great actors attached at some point, including Matt Damon, RDJ, and Seth Rogen — has finally settled on Tom Hardy (Inception), who replaces Sam Worthington opposite Chris Pine in the movie about two spies who fall in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). (Vulture)

  • Here’s a preview clip from the upcoming third season of “Castle,” which looks as though it begins with Fillion’s Richard Castle being mistaken for a murderer. Hey! At least he finally gets what he’s always wanted: Handcuffed by Beckett. (THR)

  • Finally, I leave you with this fanfuckingtastic image of Rainn Wilson in James Gunn’s Super, compliments of our friend Justin. (HopeforFilm)


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