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Vampire Farrell and Plagiarizing Douchebags

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 11, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 11, 2010 |

  • The Fright Night remake is coming together much better than anyone could have ever anticipated, as Colin Farrell and Toni Collete have signed on as two of the leads, joining Anton Yelchin. Farrell will play the vampire neighbor, and Collete will play Yelchin’s mom, who falls under the neighbor’s spell. Could this be a first? A horror-movie remake that doesn’t cheap out? (Heat Vision)

  • I’ve been largely ignoring this because, well, it’s annoying to think about. But there was a douchey British video blogger who was caught plagiarizing. Not just a little, mind you. He was reading someone else’s reviews — mostly’s — on his little dog-and-pony YouTube show for months. And, after he was caught, he at first denied what was incontrovertibly evident and then, when he copped to it, claimed he was just seeing if YouTube was corruptible. Uh huh. I wouldn’t give that guy’s troubles to a monkey on a rock. Vince over at FilmDrunk has a great rundown of the events and the likely reasoning behind it. (FilmDrunk)

  • Marvel will be 3D-izing their films sometime in the future. Maybe. Or probably. You know: If there’s still money in it when their next movie rolls around. (LAT)

  • If you want abs like Jake Gyllenhaal, the Prince of Persia offers a very simple workout plan that might work up a sudsy lather for some of the ladyfolks. In their pants: “The Jake Gyllenhaal workout plan starts with growing long, long hair. Very long…gorgeous greasy locks and then washing every day….Wash, shampoo, then condition. Washing works the biceps and then the triceps by conditioning. And vigorously rubbing all of your body with soap really defines the abs and the pectoral muscles. And if you do squats while you’re bathing — that’s it!” (Movieline)

  • One or more of the dudes who haven’t mattered enough for me to notice may or may not be in the fifth installment of the Twilight franchise due to stalled contract negotiations. I don’t know who Kellan Lutz is, but if I were him and they offered me a couple of nickels and a cup of coffee to stand around shirtless and stare vacantly into the camera for a chance at worldwide exposure, I think I’d take it. (THR)

  • Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari will be starring in a comedy together. Nobody knows a goddamn thing about it, though. But Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari are apparently enough to get everyone worked up on a slow news day. (THR)

  • Finally, in case you missed it, here’s Will Ferrel’s short snippet from last Thursday’s “30 Rock.”

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