MOVIE & TV NEWS
FI Wire is reporting that Darren
Aronofsky has added a small, but key scene to the film since it's
debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego
last July. The film now contains a scene in which neuroscientist Tommy
Creo (Hugh Jackman)
utters a defining line: "Death is a disease.
There is a cure, and I'll find it." "The
Fountain" tells three parallel stories occurring
in the past, present and distant future. It follows Creo, fighting to find
a cure for his dying wife, Izzi, played by Rachel
Weisz. The early cut of the film didn't have the scene, which happens
at a funeral in the snow. Aronofsky said: "Another
filmmaker friend of mine said you never finish a film, you abandon a film.
And I think that's very true. . . . It's always going through your head.
There's one line that Hugh really wanted. In that [Comic-Con] version,
he kind of walks off into the snow. And in this version, there was a line
there that we cut out, which is he says, 'Death is a disease. There is
cure, . . . and I'll find it.' I always loved that line. I loved that performance.
But I couldn't cut it in, because I couldn't make it work with [co-star]
Ellen [Burstyn]'s performance.
And there [were] a few complications. And then, three [or] four months
ago in the middle of the night, I kind of was like, 'Oh! That's how it
should go.' I called up [editor] Jay
[Rabinowitz] and told Jay, and we sketched it out on his laptop. Jay's
my editor. And we're like, 'Oh, this works better.' And then Warner
Brothers agreed, and they let me change it. It's a slight thing. It's
something that people won't know. But, I mean, if I had another eight months
to release the film, I'm sure I would be like, 'Well, you know, I'm not
really happy with the volume of [this or] that.' There's always things
you're catching. You're just trying to make [everything] really perfect."
The Fountain opens nationwide Nov. 22.
actors have as monolithic a presence as Bruce Lee, when he died before
his time it only added to his myth. Now director Rob
Cohen, who created the biography film "Dragon:
The Bruce Lee Story," is planning to make another Bruce Lee film
called "Rage and Fury."
reports that he told them: "I am NOT using
clips from the film; I am creating an entirely photo-realistic Bruce Lee
with new, advanced digital technlogy. Digital
Domain who did 'XXX'
and 'Stealth' with me
are on it big time. We are in the vfx development stage. This will be the
first digital actor and I am very excited about the challenge. We do have
the rights to Bruce's films but the lines are all I am going to use."
Spielberg told Variety
that he has not deserted the perenial charater. They said: "As
for Tintin, Spielberg recalled that he had first acquired the rights to
that character back in 1983 and later re-established the option to do something
with the French comic character." The
whole story is here.
of the Nerds
two weeks a remake of the 1984's "Revenge
of the Nerds" has been shut down as being "too
raunchy" for Emory,
the Atlanta university hosting the production. The first effort for Fox
Atomic, there is little chance it will be resurrected. After director
Kyle Newman and
his project were kicked off the campus, they moved to neighboring Agnes
Scott College in Decatur, Ga. But the smaller college lost the
large-scale campus feel that the movie's producers felt the film needed.
While having to pay the entire production crew, it became increasingly
hard to find another suitable location. Fox spokeswoman Isabel White said:
"The whole production was standing by,
and it was unlikely we were going to be able to get anything going until
after the holidays. Given the pressures surrounding the film, it felt like
we were trying to put a square peg in a round hole. There is little chance
that this incarnation of 'Nerds'
will come to be." Peter
Rice, President of Fox Atomic, said: "Everybody
has worked really hard on 'Revenge of the Nerds,' and we're all disappointed
that we can't move forward."
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is announcing that just one month after launching the CBS
Brand Channel on YouTube, they have uploaded more than 300 clips
that have a total of 29.2 million views on YouTube, averaging 857,000 views
per day, since the service launched on October 18. Quincy Smith, President,
CBS Interactive, said: "Above all the other
good news, what's most exciting here is the extent to which CBS is learning
about its audience as never before. YouTube users are clearly being entertained
by the CBS programming they're watching as evidenced by the sheer number
of video views. Professional content seeds YouTube and allows an open dialogue
between established media players and a new set of viewers. We believe
this inflection point is the precursor to many exciting developments as
we continue to build bridges rather than construct walls."
Kevin Donahue, Vice President of Content for YouTube, said: "CBS
has done a phenomenal job at engaging and interacting with the YouTube
community and we're pleased that this has brought new viewers to their
broadcasts. It's been great watching our community respond so strongly
and positively to their entertaining content. We look forward to working
with CBS to help them promote their quality programming while bringing
timely video content to our user community."
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