Elijah Wood fans have lots to be happy about today. First up, he’s set to star in The Late Bloomer, the directorial debut of frequent Wilfred director Randall Einhorn, which tells the true story of a 30 year old man who goes through puberty in a matter of weeks. In addition, Wood has teamed up with Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller to form The Woodshed, an independent production label that’ll produce and distrubute genre films.

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Movie Trailer: Disney’s ‘Prom’

Why are we posting a trailer for a Disney movie titled Prom? Good question.

Prom is directed by Joe Nussbaum, who made a name for himself with the 1999 short film George Lucas in Love (also embedded after the jump, just in case you haven’t seen it), and has since been involved in teen and pre-teen films like Sleepover, Sydney White and the direct to DVD American Pie film American Pie Presents The Naked Mile. Prom is a movie about a group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom, of course.

Also, the movie is the next project from Justin Springer, co-producer of Tron Legacy. Yup, imagine that — going from Tron to Prom. Crazy. Or really not so crazy if you think about it — this type of film makes complete sense for Disney, especially with Rich Ross now aboard as Chairman. Ross formerly served as president of Disney Channels Worldwide from 2004-2009, where he had huge success with projects like High School Musical.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Joe Nussbaum

Remember the cute short film George Lucas in Love? It was a promising first effort. What if I told you that the guy who made that short went on to direct a few crappy pre-teen and high school films? Well it happened. Lucas in Love launched Joe Nussbaum into a career in Hollywood, and so far he’s made Sleepover, Sydney White, and a crappy direct-to-dvd American Pie sequel.

And now the trades say he’s signed on to direct B.F.F., a story of two friends, a guy and a girl, over four years of high school, four proms and one funeral as they become unlikely best friends and eventually fall in love.


Joe, please, we know you are capable of so much more than this. You showed such promise. The definition of Hack is “To work for Hire”, remember that.

And for those who are interested, you can watch George Lucas in Love after the jump.

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Sydney White Poster and Movie Trailer

Sydney White Movie PosterOkay, so I’m not as anti-remake or sequels as most critics. I’m probably the only one who was looking forward to Disturbia, D.J. Caruso’s contemporary teen thriller remake of Hitchcock’s Rear Window starring Shia LaBeouf. The teen audience certainly showed up in numbers and the movie was pretty decent to boot. But ever since the idea was first announced, I have expressed my distain for this teen romantic comedy adaptation of Snow White. Amanda Bynes headlines this debacle as Sydney White, a 20-year-old college freshman who pledges her late mother’s once-dignified sorority, but finds a new home with seven outcasts and attempts to transform the school’s misguided social hierarchy.

The movie trailer is now online, and it looks to be as horrible as possibly imagined. Does this film have any hope? Nope. But if it did, it would come in the form of director Joe Nussbaum. You may not reccognize the name, but you’ve seen his short film George Lucas in Love, which went viral on the internet before viral was a buzzword. Nussbaum disappointed many geek fanboys by going on to direct the John Hughes-esque pre-teen comedy Sleepover. 27-year-old first time feature film screenwriter Chad Creasey’s biggest credit is assisting uber-screenwriter John August on his Sundance indie film The Nines. The movie will hit theaters on September 21st 2007. Click on the poster to the right to enlarge and check out the trailer after the jump.

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