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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Voltron's Director

Not too long ago it was revealed that a "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" movie was in the works. Well the movie seems to be diving right in to pre-production and a director has already been chosen for the film.

Director Max Makowski will be heading the project. He's mostly known for his indie flick, "Taboo," and "One Last Dance," an action/comedy/romance stacked with a strong asian cast. Kind of an odd choice for "Voltron," but hey, I would've said the same for Christopher Nolan and Batman a few years ago. Although... Does it bug anyone that he did direct episodes of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?" Hmm.

In any case, I'm far more eager to see this movie than I was when it was originally announced. Makowski seems to be a diamond in a rough, if his track record holds true.

Facebook: The ... Movie

Title says it all... Writer Aaron Sorkin ("Charlie Wilson's War" ...go figure?) created a facebook account and announced on a facebook group, in which he created, that he was going to be writing a script based on facebook's rise as an internet power.

"Wait," you say. "This could be a prank by some random person on facebook!" That's what I thought too. However, Sony did confirm to Vulture that the movie was moving forward with Aaron Sorkin writing the script and Scott Rudin producing. (To show how insane it is that this man is producing, he was also the producer for "No Country for Old Men," and "There Will Be Blood.")

Come back Jesus...

Want "Dark Knight" Sequel News?

Sadly you won't find much of it for awhile, so you'll have to find a way to stay amused by tabloid rumors of Angelina Jolie and Cher playing Catwoman.

Warner Brothers is certainly eager to green-light a third film, but, for a change, a studio is being smart and waiting for the films' creators. Currently Christopher Nolan is on a much deserved break after making "Batman Begins," "The Prestige" and "The Dark Knight" right in a row. Warner Brothers won't move forward with anything until Christopher Nolan and his brother, writer Jonathan Nolan, come back with some new ideas.

So basically nothing has happened with a Batman sequel. Warner Brothers has, rightfully, decided to wait for the Nolans to come back with something and take time with the next project. That certainly makes me feel more comfortable than how I feel about the "Iron Man" sequel, which is being fast-tracked to a 2010 release.

I love how Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Wahlberg will talk smack about "The Dark Knight" to get fan boys ranting at each other and yet everyone from the Batman crew stay quiet and humble. It seems everyone knows what was the great, standout movie of this summer.

Take as much time as you need Nolans. I'll gladly wait eight years for a great movie, than two years for a mediocre one.