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DAVID LYNCH: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
You’d think, by now, we would have learnt to take David Lynch’s comments from his own mouth with a giant fistful of salt. The man drinks eight cups of coffee a day, I don’t think he knows what he’s doing until it’s already been done. So really, the fact that he said he wasn’t “sure” whether the new Twin Peaks series was guaranteed due to a series of “complications” should be the opposite of news. Un-news.
Lynch fans, unsurprisingly, were upset. It’s been long enough now since his last movie that it literally feels like we’re clinging onto the promise of new work like a cat on a ceiling fan. And since the rumours started to circulate, sources of clarification have stated that Lynch is simply still in negotiations over his contract and securing his share of DVD and streaming profits. Essentially, the man has yet to tie himself down to the project. But that doesn’t mean there’s a clear sign of murky waters ahead for this third round of Agent Dale Cooper & co.
ISABELLE HUPPERT IS HAVING A KIP ON SIGMUND FREUD’S COUCH
There are scant details so far, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have enough to be excited about here: Isabelle Huppert has just signed on to star in Mia Hansen-Løve’s newest flick, L’avenir. Following in the footsteps of the director’s Eden, L’avenir will see Huppert play a philosophy teacher. So hopefully we’ll get lots of shots of Huppert in deep pensive mode, staring out of windows and stroking her invisible beard.
MAGNET: MUTANT, SUPERVILLAIN, COMPUTER SALESMAN
Oh wait. That’s actually a poster of Michael Fassbender in Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs, featuring that highly-anticipated script from Aaron Sorkin. It’s basically a reproduction of an ad for one of Jobs’ lesser known outputs, the company NeXT, which he established after getting booted out of Apple in 80s. Its actual success may have been fairly minimal but its influence still plays a role in modern interface design today, so it’ll be interesting to see how exactly this part of Sorkin’s biography will play out within the context of its central structure being divided between three of Jobs’ most critical launches: the Mac in 1984, NeXT in 1997, and the iPod 2001.
NEON DEMON IS TURNING TO THE BAD GIRLS OF HISTORY
A recent interview with the Drive director’s wife and documentarian behind the upcoming My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Liv Corfixen, has revealed a few more interesting bits-and-pieces about her husband's Neon Demon: the movie will take heavy inspiration from the life and myth of 16th century serial killer and connoisseur of virgin-blood baths, Countess Bathory, updating her tactics for a modern-day Los Angeles to produce something describe as akin to Alive meets Drop Dead Gorgeous.
It’s an interesting move from Refn; usually reserving himself to world of testosterone-pumped masculinity, Only God Forgives began to introduce the notion he may be able to develop some truly fascinating portraits of wicked women, so the new smattering of information is definitely promising stuff. Refn himself is quoted as saying: “One morning I woke up and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty. After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon. This movie is a manifestation of the strong ties between us and will lead to many more adventures."
JAMIE FOXX IS GETTING INTO THE RING
Now here’s a future heavyweight of a movie: Jamie Foxx has just recently confirmed he’ll be taking on the role of Mike Tyson for a Martin Scorsese-directed biopic. Pretty impressive stuff, considering the last-time Scorsese took on the world of boxing he made a little movie called Raging Bull. However, with rumours the production will utilise performance capture technology to mirror The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in recreating both a young and older Mike Tyson, it’ll be interesting to see exactly what moments of Tyson’s career this picture decides to highlight. His role in The Hangover Part II? His partaking in 2011’s roast of Charlie Sheen, where the night ended with him breaking Steve-O’s nose? One can only hope.
IT’S A REALLY BIG DEAL THAT JOHN WILLIAMS ISN’T DOING SOMETHING.
It was meant to be his 27th film collaborating with ol’ Steven Spielberg. Yet unfortunately a minor health issue (aka don’t freak out, he’s OK!) has prevented Williams from taking on the scoring duties for Spielberg’s upcoming picture Bridge of Spies. It’s going to be pretty hefty with or without Williams’ collaboration, with the Coen Brothers nabbing a screenwriting credit and Tom Hanks filling in the lead role, so it’s definitely a shame not to see this dream-team of collaborators at work. However, getting twelve-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman isn’t exactly a disaster of a replacement; plus Williams will be back to the usual soon and scoring Spielberg’s next movie, The B.F.G.. So only a single tear from you guys, OK?
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