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Biz Break: Kate Winslet Wants Some Sweet Franchise Money!

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 25, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 25, 2013 |

I could tell you about the five superheroes in the current draft of the Justice League script. (It’s Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern. Of course, who the hell else would be in a JL movie? Aquaman and Wonder Girl? That’s not so much news as the attempt to keep the DC hope of a hit alive.)

Instead I will tell you that the rumored Zombieland television show will probably be exclusive to Amazon and their streaming service. This is great news. You don’t have to leave behind the delightful foul-mouthed charm of the movie and you don’t have to dial down the gore. Amazon can also probably hook Tallahassee up with some Amazon-approved sellers keen to unload a few crates of Twinkies.

Leprechaun, the movie that starred Warwick Davis and Jennifer Aniston’s original nose, is getting a reboot. That’s right. After, what, fourteen sequels or such, we now have the WWE Studio starting over with Leprechaun: Origins. The star of this much-needed origin story will be wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl and WWE Studio head promises it will be darker than the original. Darker than a horror movie where a diseased-looking leprechaun that can only be defeated by a four leaf clover attacks a bunch of people who took his gold? GOOD LUCK, HA!


No one listens to me and Kate Winslet is in talks to join the cast of Divergent. At least she won’t have to date a ball-chinned guy in this movie. Winslet’s role is not specified, but I’m hoping she plays Tris’ mother.

Let’s end with an unnecessary sequel clip so you can use it as motivation to drink just one more beer this weekend. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia wants you to watch it, but you shouldn’t watch it. Chad Michael Murray is squinting his way through it and this clip has his wife or something taking a bath while wearing a nightie. Then her Mom comes in to watch and talk to her, but her Mom is dead, SO SCARY. HOLY CRAP, I AM TERRIFIED THAT THIS GOT MADE.

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.