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If the idea of a Taxi Driver 2 sounds stupid to you, know that Paul Schrader agrees. As a matter of fact, he thinks the concept pitched to him by Robert De Niro in the ’90s was “the dumbest idea that I’ve ever heard.” Also after the jump:

  • Keanu Reeves offers a small Bill & Ted 3 update
  • Sean Young calls for a Blade Runner 2 boycott
  • James Cameron is finalizing multiple Avatar scripts
  • Bravo kills development on their Heathers TV show
  • Bruce Willis was too expensive for Expendables 3
  • 300: Rise of an Empire gets rated R by the MPAA
  • See an early version of the Fast & Furious 7 poster

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Is your pop culture art collection cluttered with too many huge movie posters? Do you have a full stack of 27 x 40 inch paper laying around and not enough wall space to display? Are you looking for something smaller, more tasteful but still as awesome and exciting? Mike Mitchell is here to help.

Mitchell is one of the most popular artists out there today. He first gained national attention with his “I’m With Coco” poster for Conan O’Brien and has continued to do beautiful work putting a unique spin on popular culture. Last year, his Just Like Us exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles started a collectors craze and now he’s back for his second show. This one takes popular, and some not-so-popular, movie characters and provides them each with a detailed, classy portrait.

The exhibit opens Friday April 26 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and, after the jump, you can see about half the images in the show. Read More »

‘Heathers’ to be Reborn as TV Series

There are two ways to reboot classic film properties: when its something that could move a lot of merchandizing or somehow attract a broad audience, go for theatrical. With something that has a more focused appeal (or recognizance) — say, to audiences over 30 — go for television.

And so we have a Heathers TV show in development at Bravo, based on the 1988 cult fave film that helped launch the careers of Christian Slater and Shannon Doherty, and cemented the popularity (har!) of Wynona Ryder. Slater plays a James Dean wannabe whose messed-up home life has led to a certain sociopathic nature; he and Ryder meet in high school, fall for each other, and proceed to kill off all the popular kids. As one does.

The movie wasn’t a runaway success, but it turned into a big deal for audiences outside the mainstream, and had a nice little counterculture impact, skewering as it did many of the social conventions of the mid-’80s. (Or at least the media depiction of those conventions; I’m not sure how many high schools were exactly like the one in Heathers.) So what shape does the story take as a TV show now? Read More »

Heathers: The Television Show?!

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What is your damage, Hollywood? The good news is that Hollywood is not remaking Heathers for the big screen, although they did consider it. The bad news is that Fox and Sony are re-imagining the 1989 high school dark comedy into a television series.
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Every time Winona Ryder does something that interests the movie press (something that doesn’t involve getting arrested) she talks about a Heathers sequel. Listening to Ryder, you’d think there was a packaged project all ready to go, waiting in a studio exective’s office with a white sheet thrown over it, just waiting to be revealed like a classy sculpture. Not so, said original director Michael Lehmann when interviewed by Movieline. Read More »

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Talking to Empire magazine for their new, 201st issue, Winona Ryder has once again jumped onto the topic of a Heathers sequel. For years she’s been promising one, but for years Michael Lehman and Daniel Waters, the director and writer of the original, have been hemming and hawing. While not calling her crazy, sending out the message that, actually, this sequel is probably never going to happen. But Ms. Ryder maintains that Heathers 2 is not only coming, but that it is actively being developed. Judge her comments for yourself with the quote barrage after the jump.

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Gallery 1988: LA will be holding Crazy 4 Cult 2 on Friday, August 22nd from 7-11pm. Basically, it’s a pop culture-infused art show hosted by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. The first show featured anything from Jay and Silent Bob to oil paintings of the guys from Shuan of the Dead playing with toys. Andrew Wilson put in over 130 man hours to create this awesome poster for the event. Andrew is a 1988 frequent contributer, and artist at Rockstar Games San Diego. Gallery1988 provided /Film with an exclusive look at the high resolution print. You MUST click on the image above to see all the fantastic detail.

The print measures 39 1/2 x 12 inches and will be available for only $35 at the event and eventually on Crazy4cult.com.

Discuss: How many movie characters can you recognize?

Crazy 4 Cult 2 will feature art from over 100 artists. For more info go to Crazy4Cult.com. Check back to /Film in the coming weeks as we will also have an exclusive preview of some of the coolest new art at this exhibition. But here are two teasers that have been floating around the interwebs. Kathie Olivas’s take on The Shining and Ken Keirns’s Heathers.

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