Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve got quite a mix of comic book bits for you today, and unless you have something against crime-solving Great Danes, I’d say it’s all happy news. Guess the ides of March aren’t so scary after all.
After the jump, check out Slither director James Gunn‘s comments on Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers script, take a look at Scooby-Doo and company guest-starring on Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold, read about January Jones‘ possible future with the X-Men franchise, and find out exactly which comic book issue is special enough to be worth $150,000.
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Whether it be with ripping chest hair, unplanned pregnancy or dying comedians, Judd Apatow is always trying to get our attention. In recent months, two things that did just that were announcements that the writer/director/producer extraordinaire would be teaming up with Paul Reubens on a new Pee-Wee Herman movie and that, for his fourth directorial effort, he’d reprise two of the main characters from his film Knocked Up. Apatow has been doing the interview rounds lately and offered some updates on both projects. Read his quotes after the break. Read More »
South By Southwest have announced the 2011 SXSW Film Conference lineup, which includes two key conversations with Todd Phillips (director of The Hangover), Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), the cast and crew of Super (James Gunn, Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson) and filmmaker Duncan Jones (Source Code, Moon). Additionally, the complete schedule for the event, including screening and panel dates and times are live at: http://schedule.sxsw.com. You can read the full press release after the jump.
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HBO will premiere The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway on Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 10:00pm. They have released a teaser trailer to promote the special. Watch it now emebdded after the jump.
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Anderson Cooper and Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) guest stared in Saturday Night Live’s latest Digital Short. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Over the past few years Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, has been talking up multiple new film projects. One now has Judd Apatow on board as producer, and a script is actively being crafted. It leaps off from the bright, child-like ideas of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and is meant to be very much in the spirit of Tim Burton’s film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. The other movie was talked up as a darker, more adult Pee-Wee Herman film, but we haven’t heard anything about that in some time. Now, according to the actor, it isn’t going to happen any time soon. He also provides a brief update on the film being produced by Judd Apatow. Read More »
Briefly: Tim Burton‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, wasn’t a runaway hit when it originally opened. But in the years since, the picture has become a perennial cash cow for Disney, with a massive merchandising component and a semi-regular theatrical re-release pattern that is unusual in today’s film climate. So it is surprising that a theatrical sequel has never materialized.
Rumors have flown for years that we might see another film featuring Jack Skellington (a CGI sequel was once on the boards) and now Dread Central says that Paul Reubens mentioned that tim Burton is developing a sequel. At this point this is essentially hearsay from someone not involved in the production (Mr. Reubens mentioned the project as one that is part of Tim Burton’s busy slate by way of explaining why the two won’t work together any time soon) and we don’t have a direct link to the interview source. So don’t take this as any source of gospel just yet, but it’s something for which we’ll try to dig up more reliable info. In the meantime we’ll wonder if Reubens was mistakenly referring to the Frankenweenie feature revamp.
UPDATE: Derek Frey of Tim Burton Productions told The Playlist that “there is no truth to the rumor.”
When news broke last night that Judd Apatow is producing a new Pee-wee Herman film to be written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust, I speculated that this might be one of the two Pee-wee scripts Reubens has talked up over the past few years.
But comments from someone who saw a recent Reubens Q&A suggested that this is an all-new, third script. And now comments from Reubens confirm that the Apatow-produced movie is indeed different from the other Pee-wee projects we’ve previously known about. Read More »
If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know that I love good movie-inspired art. And the superbowl of movie art is Crazy4Cult, an art show put on every year by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. This year’s show will open on July 9th, and we have seen the first batch of artwork premiere online. For years I’ve been writing about the show, and posting and buying the art online. I’m super excited because this year I’ll be able to attend the event since I now live in Los Angeles. After the jump you will see a compilation of the artwork I have found thus far. New pieces from Eric Tan, Dave Perillo, Tom Whalen and more. We should have another preview closer to the show. Believe me, if you like movie art, hit the jump!
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