Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Tucker Rich & Aquaman Stale!

Chris Tucker Cashes It In!
Chris Who?
20 Million Reasons He Could Care Less If You Knew Him!
This is just shockingly funny.  My hat goes off to Mr. Tucker for getting someone to pay him that much when he hasn't done a film since 2001.  Everyone thinks he's dead.  I thought he'd been locked up in Chris Rock's dungeon along with Dave Chapelle. (We Miss you Dave!!)  I truly feel that New Line is over anticipating the level of fervor this world can stir up over a "Rush Hour 3."  Unless Spider-man and Harry Potter are in it too or it's some kind of Karate Porno, Co-Starring JLO and Julia Roberts and Dick Cheney (I wouldn't go, but you would, you pervert!) I can't imagine anyone seeing the trailer and thinking anything but "I'll rent it later."  For twenty Million, they should make him open the film eating some kind of "Fear Factor " sandwich, with hundred dollar bills stuffed in his pockets, while parachuting into a crowd of Ex-MC Hammer Entourage Members.  Damn.....I need to talk to his agent.
Hey folks, Harry here... Wow. I enjoy the RUSH HOUR movies. But I've never really thought of them as being the sort of films that a studio would treat like the crown jewels. In Variety today - Michael Fleming is reporting that New Line is paying Chris Tucker twenty million againt 20% of the gross, Jackie Chan fifteen million against 15% of the gross and Brett Ratner will get five million against 5% of the gross. That's Forty Million and 40% of the movie. Wow. But the number that kinda blows my mind is that New Line is going to drop somewhere over a hundred million to a hundred and twenty million on Rush Hour 3.

The kicker is... it's probably a really safe bet. And that just kinda blows my mind. That Tucker has been thrown into the twenty million club... well think of it. What's the last film you saw Chris Tucker star in? He's been incredibly picky. Seems he's quite aware of the whole concept of staying fresh for an audience without over-exposing himself. He literally hasn't done anything cinematic since RUSH HOUR 2. I'm just amazed this film came together. In some ways the deal reminds me of what happened on LETHAL WEAPON 4, only without the desperate urgency that made that film's production schedule insane. They won't start shooting on this film till next summer - for release the following summer. That's 2007. This time it looks like the story will take them to France, since it will shoot in the U.S. and France... taking Jackie and Chris both out of their natural waters.

Now - if Ratner just delivers an amazing third X-MEN film - and Jeff Nathanson has set Indiana Jones on the right adventure - then the pedigree for this rush, will be something to really be excited about. As it is - it's probably a no-brainer... The RUSH HOUR films are fantastic mindless entertainments that just make ya have a lot of fun. This is one Ratner flick I'm really looking forward to.
I liked it better the first Time 
Another Remake:
'The Prisoner' set for TV return
I Think _________________________________________________________!!
(Add your own "This is wrong, because it is a cult classic and should not be remade, the entertainment industry is disgusting, that show was pretty weird, all the writers were high all the time" comment here.)

Cult classic The Prisoner is set to return almost 40 years after it first hit TV screens.

Sky One is in talks to bring back the adventure series, which starred Patrick McGoohan as Prisoner Number 6. The series, which made its debut 1967, is today credited by its fans as being ahead of its time.  Featuring McGoohan as a former secret agent trapped in an isolated seaside village, it was shown in more than 60 countries. 

The new version will not be placed in the original setting, the north Wales village of Portmeirion, or have the arty, "pop" feel of the original, according to the magazine Broadcast.  Damien Timmer, who has been lined up to executive produce the show, told the television and radio industry magazine that the new series "takes liberties with the original".  He said: "Although it will be a radical reinvention, it will still be a heightened show with themes such as paranoia, conspiracy and identity crisis."

The original show, which ran on ITV for 17 episodes, has been the subject of university courses.  American-born McGoohan, who was also its co-creator, denied that it contained any hidden meanings.  The new version will be remade by Granada and is currently being written by Bill Gallagher, the writer of Conviction.  Sky One is in talks about an initial eight-part series next year.  European and US networks could also be involved in a co-production deal.

 I'm still terrified of that damn Bubble!  It's just a damn Bubble!! 
Keep it away from me!!
Aquaman Casting Details
from http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3641
Source: Beestboi November 18, 2005
I thought it might be fun to see how they go about casting for a TV shows main cast.  Below is the basic cast descriptions and details that will attract hundreds of known and thousands of unknown actors to the casting office.  I am not that familiar with Aquaman, but neither is anyone else, I mean just because a guy was on the Superfriends does not make him "one of DC comics' most popular characters" as they wrote below.  I mean he is a cool idea that may have possibilities, but who are we kidding?  This is going straight to Smallville & O.C. land, filled with passionate teen angst, unfulfilled loves and parents who just don't understand.  Thank God that Batman wasn't a whiner, Clark already whines enough for the entire "Justice Teens."  The characters seem fresh and original, if you've never seen a TV set or Movie Theater.  Take a look.

Scooper 'Beestboi' sent us this casting call with new details on the characters of The WB's upcoming untitled "Aquaman" pilot, which might turn into a series. The character list includes story spoilers:

UNTITLED MILLAR/GOUGH PILOT (These guys do the "Smallville Show")
1 Hour
Exec. Producers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough
Writers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough
Director: Greg Beeman
Start Date: TBA
Location: TBD, but will not be shot in LA
This show is a fun-packed action adventure series that reimagines the story of one of DC comics' most popular characters: Aquaman aka Arthur Curry aka A.C.(previous breakdown released 11/3)
(The "Daddy's Girl/Lois Lane/Tough But Tender, Post Feminist, Girl With a Dark Past, That Will Fall In Love With The Hero and Finally Sleep With Him In Season Five, Just Before She Leaves The Show To Do Independent Films, But Ends Up Doing Playboy and Getting a Sitcom" Type)

[RACHEL STARLING - SERIES REGULAR] 18-24 years old. Rachel is a natural beauty with a radiant face and the perfectly toned body of an athlete. She has a sharp mind and a killer sense of humor. But if you look beyond her warm smile, you'll find something haunted about her. A drowning accident as a teenager has scarred her. While enjoying a "Semester at Sea", the boat capsized and she was stuck below deck. Although she blacked out, that last thing she remembers is being pulled free by a mysterious young boy wearing a seahorse necklace. Rachel comes from a well-heeled New York family. Her father was a successful newspaper editor but he died when she was 14. She took his death very hard and decided to embark on the "Semester at Sea" as a way of getting over her grief. Her relationship with her mother, an award winning Broadway playwright, has remained strained. Her mother is an ultra liberal and doesn't approve of her joining the military. When she was selected to train at the Liberty Key West Naval Air Station, she achieved her dream of becoming a Top Gun, but she also has to face the fear of returning to the same area as her boating accident. Although there is a mutual attraction between Rachel and A.C., their relationship is complicated by the fact that Rachel is secretly engaged to another naval trainee, JESSE HICKS. Rachel finds herself torn between the safety and security that Jesse offers and the danger and mystery that seem to define A.C.
(The "Popular Guy That Has The Girl and Loses Her, Only After He Fights The Hero, Acts Like a Jerk, Cheats In The Big Race, Pours a Bucket Of Blood On Carrie and Loses All Self Respect and Prospects" Type. Usually Played by William Zabka Or Ted McGinley.)
[JESSE HICKS - SERIES REGULAR] 18-24 years old. He's an incredibly good-looking, Top Gun hot shot. Jesse grew up in suburban Texas and was a high school football star. His father is a decorated three star General who is currently serving in Iraq. Jesse never considered any other career; he always knew he was destined to fight for his country. He fell in love with Rachel the very first time he saw her. Defying the rules, they embarked on a passionate affair. Jesse proposed a few weeks before the pilot episode and Rachel accepted his offer. They have to keep their relationship secret or face possible expulsion from the Top Gun program. Highly ambitious and competitive, Jesse is the kind of guy who wins at any cost. He is also reckless and sometimes dangerously aggressive.
(The "Spirited Latin Woman Who Will Never Be The True Love Interest But Is There To Attract New Demographics And Is An Insult To Every Ethic Group" Type)
(Modern Replacement for "Agreeable, Black, Best Friend" Type and "Geek/Loser Who Is Good With Computers" Type.)
(Contemporary to "Gay Friend Who Never Dates" Type and "Fat Guy Who Never Dates" Type)

[EVA TORRES - SERIES REGULAR] 18-24 years old. A fiery Cuban beauty. Eva hasn't exactly had an easy life. When she was six she fled Cuba with her family on a raft, which sank a hundred miles off the Florida coast in a devastating storm. She was the sole survivor. Although she was rescued she has struggled to make a life for herself in America and was bounced from foster family to foster family. It was only when she finally turned 18 that she finally felt free. She came down to the Keys for a short break and never left. She manages a local dive shop, "The Old Man and The Sea" and counts A.C. as one of her best friends. Although they are from wildly different backgrounds they both felt an instant connection.Independent, sarcastic, strong-willed, Eva isn't afraid to express her opinion, even when no one's asking for it.

(The Wizened Sage/Master/Merlin "Reveal Your True Destiny" Type, Commonly Played By Famous Older Actors Who Have Lost Their Careers and Feel The Role Is Beneath Them.  Except for Pat Morita, Who needs work. )
[MCCAFFERY - SERIES REGULAR] Star Name preferred. It's difficult to say how old McCaffery is. If you were to look at him, you'd probably guess 60ish. But you'd be way off. That's because McCaffery is from Atlantis. Since coming to the surface world, McCaffery has led a largely reclusive life as the lighthouse keeper at Atlas Point. He has watched A.C. grow up from afar, but always knew that one day their lives would intersect. This encounter leads to a long lasting friendship. McCaffery takes A.C. under his wing and explains not only his true origin but also his destiny. He is Obi Wan to A.C.'s Luke Skywalker. He is the voice of wisdom and experience who acts as a guide and mentor to the often hotheaded A.C. McCaffery is always bailing A.C. out of trouble and is someone A.C. can turn to when it comes to all things nautical. Having grown up underwater, McCaffery knows all the myths and legends of the ocean. He's also familiar with the creatures, both known and unknown to man, that inhabit the ocean's dark waters. Highly intelligent and fiercely loyal, McCaffery possesses an acerbic wit and doesn't suffer fools lightly.
(The "Heart Throb" Dad Type. Commonly Played By Famous Middle-Aged Actors Who Have Lost Their Careers and Feel The Role Is Beneath Them.  Except They All Need The Work.)
[TOM CURRY - SERIES REGULAR] Late 30s to early 40s, A.C.'s stepfather. He was born and raised in Chicago but fell in love with Keys while he was a student at the University of Miami. He was an outstanding athlete and was a member of the gold medal winning US Water Polo team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He joined the Coast Guard in 1986 and has made a good career out of it, rising to the rank of Captain. While he was still a rookie Coast Guard his life took a dramatic turn. While out on a routine night patrol he came across three people bobbing in shark-infested waters -- a woman, a baby and an old man. There was no sign of a boat or plane and the water was mirror still. When he got them back to land he discovered they had no ID and nowhere to go. Taking pity on them, Tom took them home. Tom quickly became enchanted with the beautiful woman, ATLANNA, and her baby son ORIN. Within a year Tom and Atlanna were married and Tom adopted her baby son as his own. They renamed the boy ARTHUR. The old man, McCAFFERY, took a job as the Atlas Point Lighthouse keeper, a position he still holds to this day. As Arthur grew up, Atlanna made Tom promise not to tell him about her connection to McCaffery. He reluctantly agreed.
Where's Black Manta??  This thing Needs Black Manta!!
Stupid White Men!


Anonymous said...

Why do they need another, inferior furry blue mutant when they have the fabulous NIGHTCRAWLER?
Um, there WILL be bamfing in this movie, yes?

Stuff Daddy said...

Unfortunately, Nightcrawler was taken out of the script. They felt they had too many mutants. So, I will never see my team: Colossus, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm & Kitty Pride. I love Nightcrawler too and its a shame that he's not in this because those mentioned above, to me, ARE the X-men. By the way, you can comment directly below the story too, not just at the end of the page.