Trailers: Twitch uncovers a subtitled trailer for "Loft," the latest from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who seems to be proving the best of the J-horror directors. Right-click to download it here. And Film Force has a trailer for Sarah Silverman‘s concert film (don’t you hate that designation for films centered around a comedic live performance?) "Jesus is Magic" (directed by Liam Lynch, also known as the alt-rock one-hit wonder responsible for "United States Of Whatever" â€” not that he hasn’t worked on many other projects, but we like to do all we can to ensure no one escapes from their embarrassing past) here.
The BBC reports that Dutch and US co-producers have plans to remake three of slain Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh‘s films: "06," which will star Steve Buscemi, "Blind Date" which will star Stanley Tucci, and "Interview," which will star Bob Balaban. Van Gogh was a controversial and outspoken figure (particularly on the subject of Islam) who was shot and stabbed to death last year by a young Muslim extremist.
Reuters reports (along with everyone else) that Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will once again work together on a dull biopic (we’re interpreting roughly there). Young Master DiCaprio will play (cough) Teddy Roosevelt on a film based on Edmund Morris’ "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt."
Via ComingSoon, Francis Lawrence, who directed "Constantine" as well as (can’t escape your past!) the Avril Lavigne "Sk8er Boi" video, will be helming "I Am Legend," an adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel that was also the basis of "The Last Man on Earth" (with Vincent Price) and "The Omega Man" (with Charlton Heston, as if you need to be told that).
Jonathan Watts at the Guardian reports that the Shaolin monks are taking control of their image (as much as they can, we suppose) by producing their own feature films. The first will start filming next year, and will be titled "The Legend of the Monk Warriors of Shaolin Temple." Watts also claims the monks have an official website, for which we Googled in vain for like, half an hour.
And…via Empire, an actress has been selected as the celluloid incarnation of Nancy Drew. "Nancy Drew: The Mystery In Hollywood Hills" will star Emma "niece of Julia" Roberts as the titular titian-haired girl detective. Picture’s here: isn’t she just an adorable little squib? Don’t you just want to squash her little nose in?
+ Trailer and slide show for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s LOFT (Twitch)
+ Trailer: Jesus is Magic (Film Force)
+ Van Gogh films ‘will be re-made’ (BBC)
+ DiCaprio sets sights on Teddy Roosevelt story (Reuters)
+ Francis Lawrence Takes on I Am Legend (ComingSoon)
+ Shaolin in film fightback (Guardian)
+ ADAM AND SCHRADER (CHUD)
+ Nancy Drew Goes To Hollywood (Empire)