Bebop Keanu is Dead! Bebop Keanu is Dead! All Hail the Death of Bebop Keanu!
This first item goes out to one of our favorite readers, Twig, who will be so very heartened to learn that, according to Keanu Reeves, Cowboy Bepop is all but dead, as the script that was turned in would’ve cost a half a billion dollars, and no studio is going to pay $500 million for a American version of an anime film starring Keanu Reeves. It’s the small successes that get us through the days. (Collider)
Peter Morgan, who wrote Frost/Nixon, is now writing a biopic on the rock band Queen. Sacha Baron Cohen, appropriately, has been tapped to play Freddie Mercury. He’s kind of perfect for it. (Fun coincidence: Peter Morgan also wrote The Queen). I hope they call it Scaramush. (Deadline)
October 30, 2010. Washington, D.C. Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show’s” Rally to Restore Sanity. Be there.
Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) and Shaun Cassidy (yes, that one) are developing a show for ABC about a fictional vice president, which will focus on the mundanities of his position. Like photo ops and funerals. Could be interesting. (I love that probably half the people under 25 thought, Which one? Who is Shaun Cassidy?) (Variety)
Not that anyone needed to be told this, but Casey Affleck came out and admitted yesterday that I’m Still Here was indeed a hoax. He says, in fact, that he never had any intention of tricking anyone into believing it was. But he did “want you to believe what is happening is real.” So why the hell does he admit this before the film has even opened in most parts of the country? Yes. We know it’s a hoax. But, some of us would at least like to go into the movie still believing that Affleck and Phoenix want us to believe it is real. I guess my only question is: Was Letterman in on it? Or were they fucking with him, too? (NYTimes)
Emma Stone, who is very, very pretty, is set to host “Saturday Night Live,” on October 23rd. Even if she’s horrible, she’ll still be very, very pretty. (Splitsider)
Here are the five weirdest game show contestants ever, a list I love because I totally remember watching the “Press Your Luck,” guy rack up a fortune. (Movieline)
“If critics and fanboys weren’t suckers for simplistic nihilism and high-pressure marketing, [Resident Evil:] Afterlife would be universally acclaimed as a visionary feat, superior to Inception and Avatar on every level.” Guess which critic wrote that? (FilmDrunk)
Matt Damon will be reprising his role in “30 Rock” this season. (Reuters)
Carl Ellsworth will be doing the screenwriting honors on the big-screen Goosebumps adaptation. (THR)