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Wednesday
Jul072010

Weinstein Company orders a rewrite of Fraggle Rock script to "connect with an older, more sophisticated audience"

Well, I think I'm on the Weinstein's side of the argument now. Here's the story: about three weeks ago, Cory Edwards--who is under contract to write and direct a new Fraggle Rock movie--went rogue and wrote a long blog post accusing the Weinstein Co. (they have the cash) of conspiring against him and trying to ruin the beloved children's series by making it "edgy." I discussed the whole thing, at length, here.

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Wednesday
Jun302010

Cancel the LEGO movie! It's a terrible idea

So the news is out, the Warner Bros. Lego movie has a pair of directors. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team responsible for last year's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (review), will write and direct the still unnamed Lego movie. If you think a Lego movie is a bad idea, like I do, you'll be livid when you hear this.

The plot is being kept under wraps, but it will be an adventure in the Lego world mixing live action and animation.

Are these people insane?! The only way Legos could work in a movie is if they were a part of Toy Story. On its own, the classic Lego brand hasn't done well outside of the physical toy market. Making a feature film in the category of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Garfield is like letting your girlfriend live after she's been bitten by a zombie, then making out with her. Not only are you putting your life in danger, you're clearly suicidal.

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Saturday
Jun262010

Sam Raimi speaks up about Warcraft movie

With Spider-Man 4 canceled (it's being rebooted), the Warcraft movie may be next on Sam Raimi's plate. Collider caught up with him at the Saturn Awards this week. The film is still in the script stage, but he did confirm that it will entirely take place in the fictional Warcraft world of Azeroth; the film won't take a Masters of the Universe or Smurfs angle and have Elfs and Taurens roaming New York City. This is highly reassuring, as I wouldn't see a fantasy movie to check out NYC. Fantasy films used to do this out of necessity, but CGI and New Zealand have ended the relevance of such techniques.

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