Movie News for Akira, PPZ, and Jumping the Broom

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Casting news, Trailers, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR?

Answer: Many things.

Akira

I’m just going to say it. Zac Efron is up for the role of Akira in the live action remake of the legendary anime.

No, I’m not just going to say it. I’m also going to complain and threaten Canadians. THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!!

It appears that Morgan Freeman may also have a role in the film. I’m giving America credit for that one.

America- 1
Canada- 0 (I should make it negative, but I already put the dash in, and it would be confusing)

Albert Hughes, the (more or less talented?) Hughes brother, co-directed Book of Eli, as well as From Hell, Menace II Society, and Dead Presidents. I don’t mind him on the film. Book of Eli was kinda cool, although it had Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. It’ll be interesting to see him not working with his brother. I remember hearing about their directing style around the time of Book of Eli, and one brother was really good with the technical stuff, while the other was great at working with actors and developing characters. For Akira, I feel you’ll really need both, and I assume Albert is the more technical brother, and sold the studio on his ability to provide great visuals.

I’m throwing credit for Hughes to Mexico. It’s a North American WAR! (note to Canada, this is an unfair war since Mexico will lay down quicker than France, and Canada sucks, mostly because of its close ties with France, and the fact that it’s essentially a toilet for Santa Claus)

Kung Fu Panda 2

A teaser trailer has recently gone online for the sequel to Kung Fu Panda. Looks… fine.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Well, the preview just went up today, and now there’s news, so EVERYTHING is different. First, as I reported a few days back, Mike White, the writer of School of Rock and Nacho Libre, has been in the running to direct for a while, and it appears that an offer has been put out for him to direct. He hasn’t accepted yet, but I’m guessing he will.

Also, it appears that Natalie Portman is now officially OFF the film, and the frontrunner to play Elizabeth Bennet is Scarlett Johansson. Bradley Cooper has remained attached, but who knows? They’ll probably cast Jack Black.

I wish they’d get the whole cast from Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley. Maybe even have Joe Wright direct. It’d be awesome. Beautiful scenery, romance, ZOMBIES. They could just shoot some additional scenes, edit, CGI in some dead people walking about, and BAM. Movie made!

Also, on the topic of Zombies, EVERYONE on earth should be watching the Walking Dead. It’s officially the best show ever.

Also, how do you like PPZ as a quicker way to reference the film. Like DBZ was for Dragonball Z? I’m so clever. Like a butcher.

Jumping the Broom

A trailer has gone up for Jumping the Broom. Looks amazing. (I’m afraid of being called a racist.)

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  1. Agree with you on The Walking Dead, it is amazing. The rest of your ramblings I’m not sure about.

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