What’s to become of Terry Gilliam’s unfinished "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"? Christopher Plummer’s earlier interview comments on the possible CGI resurrection of star Heath Ledger have been countered with more rumors that the production has been shut down; meanwhile, a holder page website has gone up, the marketing campaign apparently chugging onward like a ghost ship into the night. Defamer turns up a leaked teaser still from the film.
James Christopher at the London Times reviews "There Will Be Blood": "The year is 1898. Women have yet to be invented."
The 79-year-old Tokyo house that caught the eye of Hayao Miyazaki and was used in photographs in his book "Totoro no Sumu Ie" (The House Where Totoro Lives) is going to be preserved and made into a park, reports the Mainichi Daily News.
David Pescovitz at Boing Boing points out a how-to video for DIY decapitation effects: "There comes a time in every filmmaker’s life when he needs to lop off a head."
Vincent Gallo is ankling Dario Argento’s "Giallo," in which he was supposed to play a hit man, because his ex Asia Argento has joined the cast. Ben Widdicombe at the New York Daily News quotes him as saying: "I’d rather not be in a movie with her. I’m not a fan. I was a fan of her father’s. I’m retiring." Or is it just that he feels his "Brown Bunny" blowjob has been shown up by her tongue-kissing a Rottweiler in "Go Go Tales"?
Will the nascent "Juno" franchise be spawning a video game? Gamespot is rumoring… yes? Maybe. You’d think this would be an easy opportunity to pour another round of "Juno" haterade, but we’re having trouble coming up with anything.
+ ‘Parnassus’ Marketing Machine Kicks Into Gear, Despite Uncertain Fate Of Film (Defamer)
+ There Will Be Blood (London Times)
+ ‘Totoro’s house’ slated for permanent preservation (Mainichi Daily News)
+ HOWTO do a movie decapitation (BoingBoing)
+ New York Minute: Gallo bails on ‘Giallo’ (New York Daily News)
+ Juno getting game treatment? (Gamespot)