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One of these Five Trade Stories is Fully Guaranteed to Piss You Off

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 1, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 1, 2010 |

Here are five dispiriting news items. At the bottom, vote for your least favorite.

  • Battlestar Gallactica’s Ron Moore is in the very early stages of developing a movie for Disney based on the Magic Kingdom. Yeah. Like, the whole place. If it’s eventually made, look for it to be like Night of the Museum. With cylons. (Variety)

  • Roland Emmerich is discussing Independence Day sequel(s), and the idea, apparently, is to pick the second movie up where the first movie left off, with the people of the world dealing with the aftermath. And guess who’s President in Emmerich’s idea for the sequel? Will Smith! That’s right — the cheesy, flag-waving speech will be passed on from Pullman to Smith, and some younger bad-ass will be left to conquer aliens with his Mac. (MTV)

  • Hunt Lowery (A Time to Kill) and Mark Johnson (Chronicles of Narnia) are teaming up with a couple of other producers to buy the right to the video game Myst, with the intention of turning it into a big-screen feature. The movie is expected to be based on the novels. (Deadline)

  • How many of you are familiar with Diane Gabaldon’s fantasy series, Outlander? If you’re a fan, you’ve probably known that a movie has been in development for a couple of years, but there’s not been much momentum. When you found out that it was being made, did you do any dream casting of Claire, the English nurse, who is transported in time from 1945 back to the 18th century? What kind of actresses did you come up with. Were any of them Katherine Heigl? Because that’s who may get the part. How much are you loving the idea of a Outlander movie now? (The Playlist)

    It’s OK to cry, you know. Just tell your co-workers that your dog died. (H/T mswas)

  • There are rumors, via Production Weekly, that the long-gestating big-screen version of The Great Gatsby, which last had Baz Lurhman at the helm, may get Leonardo DiCaprio for Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire for Nick Carraway and Amanda Seyfried for Daisy Buchanan.

    Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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