This Friday morning, we’ve got a few small things to discuss, and a whole lot of Golden Globe nominations. Those in a bit. Up first are a couple news bites that are intriguing, and a couple which are groan-worthy (not necessarily in that order.)
Apparently the new fad genre is going to be spoof-westerns. It was announced a few weeks ago that Adam Sandler is making The Ridiculous 6 for a 2014 release, but now comes the news that Seth MacFarlane is beating him to the punch with A Million Ways to Die in the West, which is planned for release in summer 2013.
Kevin Costner and Amber Heard will co-star in Three Days to Kill. Costner will play a Secret Service agent who is dying; Heard plays a woman who offers him a second chance at life through a wonder drug if he goes on a mission for her. Complication: the drug is hallucinogenic. The movie will be directed by McG (This Means War). It sounds pretty interesting, but I’d be a little more interested if storywriter Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element) directed it instead.
Some concept art of Frozen, Disney’s animated feature for next year, has been revealed; see below. The film, which at one point was canceled and then revived, is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. Kristen Bell and Idina Menzell are lending their voices to the project.
At what point can we say a franchise has reached the saturation point? Angry Birds is getting a movie, to be released in 2016. Rovio Entertainment, the producers of the game, will be developing the film themselves, with Finnish animation studio Kombo. The producer is John Cohen, who produced Despicable Me; the director, voice talent, writers, and just how they’re going to stretch that game’s barely-there concept into a 90 minute film have not been announced.
Last and certainly not least, the Golden Globe nominations are out. Click through for the full list of nominees. Continue reading