Hey friends, Shep here with a quick look at some random new happenings sure to affect our experiences on the silver screen.
First, and most interestingly (maybe I should’ve saved it for last), “Weird Al” Yankovic will have a cameo in Rob Zombie’s upcoming sequel to his remake of Halloween, titled H2. According to ShockTillYouDrop, Weird Al will be featured playing himself on a talk show titled “The Newman Hour,” where Dr. Loomis (Malcom McDowell) will be promoting his book The Devil Walks Among Us. I’m intrigued. Maybe they’ll work in some way to show Weird Al getting killed! Not that I want to specifically see Weird Al getting killed, but come on! As an American citizen, it is my duty to want to see any random celebrity get impaled by a kitchen knife. If it was a Reese Witherspoon cameo, I’d feel the same way, dammit!
Also, Variety reports that Matthew McConaughey will play a lawyer–and not a 40-year-old man-child who still mooches off his parents and finds love–in The Lincoln Lawyer. The film is based on the 2005 bestselling novel by Michael Connolly about a defense attorney who handles a client with ties to a murder case that he had previously dealt with. Sounds like he’s revisiting A Time to Kill territory. Hmm. I didn’t like A Time to Kill. Just thought I’d share that with you.
And, I’ll be damned, someone else is giving David O. Russell a chance! Good for him. According to Variety, the notoriously difficult and whiny (albeit very talented) filmmaker is attached to direct The Silver Linings Playbook, for which he has already written the script. He is helming the film, about a high school teacher recently released from a mental institution, for the Weinstein Co. His last venture, the yet-to-be-released Nailed, ran into a whole buncha problems along the way. Fingers crossed that this one goes smoothly.
And finally a quick word about the upcoming Ghostbusters 3, from Mr. Harold Ramis, as told to MTV. He says, “We’re all (the original cast) going to be in it in different kinds of roles. We’re going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters.” Not sure how I feel about this, but with Judd Apatow on board as a producer, it’s very likely that the casting ought to be really cool.
That’s it for now. Have a terrific Monday!