Geeky movie news
It's ultra-slow today, friends and neighbors, so here's updates on stuff you may or may not like.
• Ridley Scott is working on yet another version of Blade Runner, Reuters reports, adding and extending scenes of the 1982 dystopian sci-fi flick for brief run in L.A. and New York before its Dec. 18 DVD release (in three-, four- and five-disc format, no less). Scott must have been hanging out with George Lucas too much.
• George A. Romero’s latest zombie film, Diary of the Dead, will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the Hollywood Reporter says. Surprisingly, the movie is not about Anna Nicole Smith.
• Billy Crudup has signed on to play Dr. Manhattan in the movie adaptation of Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 comic series Watchmen, E! Online reports. He joins Malin Akerman as the Silk Spectre, Patrick Wilson as Nite-Owl, Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Comedian and Matthew Goode as Ozymandias. This could either be Spider-Man good or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen bad.
• And finally, the trailer for Beowulf is up and running, showing off for the first time how processes called performance capture and electro oculography make actors like Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover and yes, Angelina Jolie look like they’re in the movie when they really aren’t, Ain’t It Cool News reports. Confused? Click here and see the animated troupe for yourself.