London Fields

If you read that headline and thought, “Wait, London Fields was adapted into a movie?”, you’re not the only one. A film version starring Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, and Jim Sturgess was released in theaters this past weekend, made only¬†$168,575, and received a rare 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. That puts it in the not-so-esteemed company of movies like Gotti, The Ridiculous 6, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.

But here’s the thing: while many directors would take umbrage at such a critical pummeling, London Fields director Mathew Cullen admits that he’s read the reviews and he agrees with them. Read more about the notoriously troubled production below. Read More »

danny trejo machette

The performance of Machete has had a good effect on Danny Trejo. He’s getting cast more often than ever right now. His latest resume addition should be Tarantula, an ‘indie biker thriller’ in which he’ll co-star with Erin Cummings. (And in this case, it’s the movie that is indie, not the bikers. Maybe an important point.)

Oley Sassone will direct (and also directed the Corman throwaway Fantastic Four, uh-oh) from a script by John Kersey. The story follows “a woman (Cummings) who breaks away from a tight-knit biker gang to start a new life but finds that escape is not so easy. Trejo plays the self-styled leader of the gang looking for the woman as well as revenge for his brother’s death.” [THR]

After the break, Jennifer Garner books a second role in two days, and many possible roles for Gemma Arterton. Read More »