The film will chronicle two friends over their 40-year ride in the music business. The Long Play will also highlight the rise and fall of musical genres along the way, touching on everything from the salad days of R&B to rock and up through contemporary hip-hop.
Darren Lynn Bousman, of "Saw II," "Saw III" and, soon, "Saw IV," will, unless the angry deities of fanboy cinema strike him down with lightning first, be directing a remake of David Cronenberg‘s "Scanners." [Via Variety.]
The 54-storey cylindrical Ponte Tower in Johannesburg, South Africa, was considered one of the city’s most desirable addresses and a powerful symbol of white affluence under apartheid when it was built in 1975. Local papers even dubbed it "heaven on earth."
But despite breathtaking views the hulking urban landmark disintegrated into a wind-ravaged hellhole infected by gangs, guns and drugs likened by some to the Tower of Babel. [Via Variety.]
And J.J. Abrams, creator of "Lost" and "Alias," will as rumored by directing the 11th "Star Trek" film. Now is it the odd or the even installments that suck? The film is due out late next year. [Via AFP.]
+ Trailers: Penelope (Apple)
+ Trailer: Jindabyne (Apple)
+ Scorsese Departs on Post-Oscar Project (E! Online)
+ ‘Scanners’ moves to new dimension (Variety)
+ Boyle unleashes ‘Tower’ power (Variety)
+ ‘Lost’ creator to direct next ‘Star Trek’ flick (AFP)