ABC Family has ordered a half-hour television pilot based on the 1999 teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, which starred Julie Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Many teenagers don’t realize that the film was actually a modern day tetelling of William Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew (hence the film’s title – 10 Things I hate About You). Gil Junger, who filmed the original 1999 film will also helm the pilot.
The series will focus more on sisters Kate and Bianca Stratford facing their new high school enviorment. Whatever that means. No word on if the series will continue to play off Shakespeare (I doubt it) or if Julie Stiles will have a cameo, or possibly a reoccurring role as a teacher or guidance councilor (not likely)? The whole thing sounds like a really bad idea. 10 Things is one of the few really good high school romantic comedies of the last ten years for a combination of different reasons, none of which will likely translate to the ABC Family television series.
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I love to hate Bill O’Reilly. According to the man, my whole city should fall into the ocean, and The Simpsons Movie is “more realistic” than The Bourne Ultimatum. Yes, he actually wrote that. In his latest column titled The Bourne Buffoonery, Reilly calls out the film for being unpatriotic.
“I knew this movie was trouble when I read the reviews. Almost all the critics liked it. The only way American movie critics would like a violent car chase film like this was if it bashed the USA, which, of course, it does,” wrote Reilly.
I was going to print a listing of all the chase movies or car chase films that made lots of money at the box office without bashing America. But I’ve decided that Reilly’s statement is so ridiculous that it isn’t really worth rebutting (which is often the case with most of O’Reilly’s statements).
“In the Bourne movie there are no shotguns to frighten Julia, but plenty of automatic weapons fired at U.S. intelligence agents, not by al Qaeda, but by American Matt Damon. As the casualty count rose, I kept thinking about all those disability payments we taxpayers would have to pick up,” writes O’Reilly. “[Paul] Greengrass has used his skills as a filmmaker to create a slick propaganda package that will make him millions of dollars. And standing between Mr. Greengrass and real life terrorists who would slit his throat are, of course, real life American intelligence people. In the end, the America-haters will love The Bourne Ultimatum and apolitical others may enjoy the action and carnage. The movie is a perfect storm of misguided ideology, silly plotting, and absurd conclusions. In other words, it’s a blockbuster.”
You can read O’Reilly’s full review at this link, or post a comment below.
The International teaser trailer for The Bourne Ultimatum (poster) is now online. While the new trailer doesn’t reveal/show much, but one can’t argue that it’s not intense.
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“This summer Jason Bourne comes home”. That’s right, the theatrical poster for The Bourne Ultimatum shows Jason Bourne looking at the New York City coast. Click on the picture for a higher resolution version.
Until now we’ve known very little about the plot for the third Bourne film. While the film is “based on Robert Ludlum’s bestselling novel of the same name,” the movie is expected to have an almost completely different plot.
Here is what we know: “Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) continues to trace his past in order to find a future. He must travel from London, Madrid, Moscow, and Paris to NYC and Tangier as he continues his quest to find the truth of his life—all the while trying to out-maneuver the scores of federal officers, Interpol agents, and police officers with him in their crosshairs.”
The co-stars include: Joan Allen, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Julia Stiles, and David Strathairn. And the film is directed (again) by Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy).
Poster photo courtesy of LatinoReview.
And check out Patrick’s photos below, from the New York City set:
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I always suspected that Julia Stiles was too smart to be just another teen actress. It turns out the Save the Last Dance and 10 Things I Hate About You star has directed a movie starring Zooey Deschanel (Elf, Almost Famous) and Bill Irwin. Check out the trailer, after the jump.
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