Monday Mini-Rushes – Who, Knox, JJ, Burlesque

Posted by September 20, 2010 Comment

Here’s a short survey of some of the film world’s recent comings and goings. Though, having said that, I want to start with a couple of TV stories.

The BBC have confirmed that there will be more Doctor Who adventure games next year, again developed with Sumo Digital. There’s still one more of the first sequence to be published. Here’s the man from Auntie on the success of the games so far:

It’s not just about the numbers; the feedback we’ve had has been overwhelmingly positive. Our audience has been introduced to a new form of drama – and, for many, these have been the first computer games they have downloaded. We’ve set new standards in audience participation – and we think we’ve really helped push the concept of families actively playing together.

Fair enough. Next time, at least meet basic standards in gameplay too.

JJ is working on another TV show. This one is to be called Odd Jobs and star Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson as a pair of black ops… er… operatives. Maybe they’ll wear deadly hats…? According to Entertainment Weekly, three networks are competing for broadcast rights.

This “Old Man Gang” status report comes courtesy of Movieweb: Sylvester Stallone is wondering if Mike Tyson would fit in The Expendables 2 (The Expended?). Or how about Ryan Seacrest? But it looks like John Travolta won’t be signing on. Shame?

Hayden Panettiere has been cast in The Amanda Knox Story. I saw this first at Metro, though the source appears to be a press release.

What the world needs now is a musical Broadway version of Catch Me If You Can like I need a hole in my head*. Unfortunately, the New York Times are warning that one will kick off next March. The show is not new – it played in Seattle last year.

Bloody Disgusting have lots of casting details for The Tall Man. It’s the next film by Pascal Laugier, director of the tremendous Martyrs. Honestly – Martyrs is a must see. Anyway – here’s what they reported :

Teach Grant, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris and a grown up Jodelle Ferland will all be joining Jessica Biel in The Tall Man, a long time dream project for Martyrs director Pascal Laugier.

Look – they repeated half of what I said. Makes me look repetitive. Tsk.

Wired have run a series of pictures, some of them NSFW, from a Star Trek vs. Star Wars burlesque show. Here’s a clean one, featuring a woman with the Enterprise on her head.

Odd woman.

And that will do for this mini-Rushes. I’m looking for a Rushes apprentice or three. Want to apply? E-mail me. Position: unpaid.

*And I like musical theatre.

(Last Updated September 20, 2010 4:52 pm )

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