Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Round-up: Lex Luthor Cast, "Lost" Clone, Karate Kid Remake, Watchmen Posters, and more

• In an act of sheer desperation, the producers of "How I Met Your Mother," who cast Britney Spears for her own story arc, have booked celebutards Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, and Kim Kardashian.
Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor in the next Superman film according to a recent interview with the actor. I think he was one of the main reasons the last Superman flick was so horrible. Lex Luthor is to be feared, not laughed at.
• "Based on Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel, [the new TV series] "Flash Forward" is considered very compatible with "Lost." It chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever." Can you imagine what humans would've been capable of if they'd been given a vision of the future the day before 9/11 or Pearl Harbor or any other major event in their lives? Having the ability to change what seems completely unchangeable is a common theme in television today, and I believe it has everything to do with our current political climate.
• When you're a kid and your parents take interest in your hobbies, they buy you sports gear to try out for the baseball team or attend your recitals to watch you prance around on a stage. But when you're Will Smith's kid, your parents pay for you to do movies--not just any movies though, remakes. So while you get dropped off at band practice, Jayden Smith gets to do the Karate Kid remake. Talk about earning your allowance.
• There shall be an Unbreakable sequel. Finally! That very low-key superhero drama always intrigued me, since it went to great lengths to examine the relationship between the hero and the villain.
Sam Mendes (Jarhead) is directing the film adaptation of the comic book, Preacher. It's about a Texan preacher who is "possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence." Oooh. God + Vampires + Angels = Mind-f*ck
• The Watchmen posters are available for your viewing pleasure.

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