I think that this first bit should be considered good news. Boston Strangler, a pitch from Casey Affleck and screenwriter Chuck Maclean, has been picked up by Warner Bros. and will be produced by Kevin McCormick (Gangster Squad). Affleck is also producing and looking to star as the detective in charge of the investigation of the notorious killings.
This is bad news, as it paints Johnny Depp as more of an asshole in my eyes. Depp was attached to Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, but the normal bullshit that plagues Gilliam works took its toll and production was shut down. Now Depp has teamed with Disney to bring his own version of the Don Quixote story to the big screen, leaving Gilliam behind. Shittastically played, Depp.
I know we’ve talked about X-Men: Days Of Future Past before and who we think should reprise their roles from the original Singer films. No one has been confirmed as of yet, but Sir Ian McKellan, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Grand Duke Hugh Jackman are working on their deals. Now the rest of the original mutants are being approached to appear in the dystopian future timeline. (Halle Berry probably needs the goodwill and the money since she’s gone full domestic disputes lately.) Apparently the time commitment needed by the stars will be minimal, so even if your least favorite signs on they won’t be on-screen for the whole movie. This news is good-bad. Fair ta’ middlin’ news.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is still in the works and Dennis Haysbert has replaced the deceased Michael Clark Duncan as Manute. I’m not seeing the physicality needed for the part, but I’ll keep an open mind. Tentative good news.
The eagerly anticipated Anchorman: The Legend Continues may have found Brick Tamland’s lamp. Kristen Wiig is rumored to be playing a love interest to Steve Carell’s mentally-challenged Brick. This is very good news, as both Carell and Wiig give good idiot. The sequel is tentatively set for an October 2013 release.
Timothy Olyphant and his sweet, sweet ass have joined Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Carpenter in the horror Western Bone Tomahawk. It looks like Westerns might be the new goopy supernatural teen romance. I Approve This Good News.
Finally we have the boob news. Megan Fox and her ample cleavage are a big selling point for Judd Apatow’s This Is 40. Her boobs even have a featurette. Enjoy!