The Week in GIFs

By
Clarisse Loughrey

BRB, SAVING UP FOR A YEAR-PASS TO A WORLD OF QUIRKY MELANCHOLY, WES ANDERSON-STYLE.

Someone has clearly been listening to my prayers. In the foreword to long-time Wes Anderson collaborator and Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh's 'Myopia' art book, the director pens the following words: “I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh ... For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously.”

Yes, I know the guy's probably messing around, but you never know which lonely billionaire might be idly flipping through a certain coffee table book and come across the perfect investment for his loitering millions. Who doesn't want to experience the thrills of Margot's depression by hopping into a giant bathtub and be sent hurtling down a 60ft flume drop?

YOU'RE IN TROUBLE JONAH HILL, CHANNING TATUM'S GETTING IN WITH THE BIG DOGS TOO. 

It seems like Jonah Hill might be in with some friendly competition with his Hollywood bros to see who can bag a BFFship with the auteur-iest auteur. Hill's still riding off the success of The Wolf of Wall Street, in fact he's probably playing volleyball with Leo DiCaprio as we speak, Seth Rogen's been circling around Danny Boyle's Jobs biopic, and now 21 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum is in talks for a role in Quentin Tarantino's up-coming The Hateful Eight. He'll be joining the previously announced Jennifer Jason Leigh in an undisclosed role, although word is it'll be a fairly minor product of one of Tarantino's post-live reading rewrites. Still, he gets to hang with Tarantino so...

THEY'VE RESUSCITATED DAVID O' RUSSELL'S NAILED! FREAKIN' YES!

Don't you just love a pleasant surprise? Unlike all those unpleasant surprises Hollywood likes to give us and ensure I never run out of material for "in the world of your nightmares..."? Well, it turns out O' Russell's long-scrapped comedy which starred Jessica Biel as a waitress who receives a nail in the head, suddenly turns nymphomaniac, and marches on Washington to protect her rights, will finally be getting a full cinematic release. The movie was shelved after a financial fiasco saw filming halted and the director walking away from the project, yet Arrow Films have secured the rights and plan to release it to UK audiences next year. The bad news? O' Russell has zero involvement in the release and the movie's getting renamed to The Politics of Love. Agh. I guess it's better than nothing at all?

IT'S FINE, DANNY BOYLE WAS ALWAYS MORE OF A MAGNETO FAN ANYWAYS.

So even though last week we all got excited because we thought Christian Bale was going to play Steve Jobs and we'd already photoshopped our own versions of the turtleneck and glasses on the actor, turns out he's got "conflicting feelings" over the project and high-tailed it out of there. So having already courted DiCaprio and lost Bale, production has now turned to Michael Fassbender as the beacon of biopictorial hope to bring alive Aaron Sorkin's (likely Oscar nom-worthy) script. You can do it, Fassy. Make Ireland proud, babe. 

THE POSTER FOR GASPAR NOE'S NEW MOVIE WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS AFTERWARDS.

The project's currently being pitched at The American Film Market, and if the teaser poster is anything to go by, it looks like the director won't be holding anything back when it comes to shooting his ménage à trois melodrama, quoting it will give the guys "a hard-on and make girls cry". Yeesh, hopefully the girls won't be crying because of the guys' hard-ons. 

NICOLAS WINDING REFN LOVES THAT NEON SO MUCH, HE SHOULD JUST GET MARRIED TO IT.

I know it's cool for the guy to have found his aesthetic and stuck to it, he makes some beautimous movies, but maybe his love for his own visuals is getting a little intense when he goes and names his new movie after it: enter The Neon Demon. First-time screenwriter Mary Laws has paired with Refn to pen the project so far described as "a horror movie about vicious beauty", which I'm assuming will involve some demons. Who are either made out of neon, or hang out near neon. Who knows what, really, but it'll involve lots of neon. 

AND THIS WEEK IN THE WORLD OF YOUR NIGHTMARES...

a href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-chaos-reigns-as-the-trailer..." target="_blank">Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. Why hast thou forsaken us Aubrey Plaza?!?!

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