Trailers: One for Werner Herzog‘s unbelievable-looking doc "Grizzly Man" is here; one for Berlin’s kick-off film "Asylum" (from "Young Adam" director David MacKenzie) here; for Michael Winterbottom‘s unsimulated sex/unsimulated rock and roll junket "9 Songs" here; and one for the starring-Steve Martin adaptation of the Steve Martin novel, "Shopgirl," here (looks rather "Garden State" meets "Lost in Translation" lite).
Via the Toronto Star, TÃ©lÃ©film Canada has approved funding for a feature film based on retired Lt.-Gen. RomÃ©o Dallaire‘s book, "Shake Hands With the Devil," which has already been made into a doc of the same name. The new film will be co-written and directed by Yves Simoneau.
Brian Brooks at indieWIRE reports that Elijah Wood-runs-wild vehicle "Hooligans" has finally acquired a distributor, the newly formed Odd Lot Releasing. The film, which we thought would have been snapped up a lot faster after it premiered at SXSW this past March, has been re-titled "Green Street Hooligans," and will open in limited release September 9.
Jim Sheridan, of "My Left Foot" and "In America," who’s currently filming "Get Rich or Die Tryin’," 50 Cent‘s acting debut (and the weirdness of that pairing never gets old, or less promising), is planning to make "Emerald City," a maybe period piece about New York City’s Irish immigrant "mafia." No word on whether or not this will get made before his planned remake of "Ikiru." Via the Guardian.
Djimon Hounsou tells the BBC that there’s rumblings of a "Gladiator" sequel. And via Empire, sequels to "Road House," "Hollow Man" and "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" are all in the works over at Sony Pictures. We’ll go ahead and say it, since nobody else seems willing to: we’re sort of excited about the "Road House" sequel. Because you can’t tell us that when it’s on TV some lazy Saturday, you don’t watch that shit in its entirety.
Anyway, via Dark Horizons, there are also plans for remakes of "Sunset Boulevard" (possibly with Ewan McGregor (who seems a good fit) and Glenn Close (who doesn’t â€” we could see…maybe Faye Dunaway?)) and French horror film "MalÃ©fique," about four prisoners who escape from jail using blaaaaack maaaaagiiiiiiic.
+ Trailer: Grizzly Man (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: Asylum (Apple)
+ Trailer: 9 Songs (iFilm)
+ Trailer: Shopgirl (iFilm)
+ Telefilm approves Dallaire movie (Toronto Star)
+ SXSW Winner "Hooligans" Picked up by New Outfit, Odd Lot (indieWIRE)
+ Sheridan plans New York Irish ‘mafia’ movie (Guardian)
+ Gladiator sequel ‘in development’ (BBC)
+ Road House And Hollow Man Sequels (Empire)
+ "Sunset" & "Malefique" Remakes? (Dark Horizons)