When not drinking expensive wine and reading cheap books, I am overwhelming friends and acquaintances with my unbound enthusiasm for upcoming X-Men: First Class. But all the previous films have been stunningly mediocre! I hear you cry. At which I smugly point out that Matthew Vaughn, comic-book-adaptor extraordinaire, is at the helm. Here is my (not at all biased) Cheat Sheet on the British talent.
We’re not totally sure we can get our heads around this, so bear with us. R&B princess Rihanna has announced that she will star in an adaptation of the board game Battleships, opposite Alexander Skarsgaard of True Blood. And you think that’s weird enough? You aint heard nothing yet…
Yippie Kay Yay, action fans, 20th Century Fox is talking to writer Skip Woods about penning the fifth Die Hard movie. Elderly action star Bruce Willis hinted in February that he could be back as John McClane in a sequel to 2007’s Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free and Die Hard to all you Americans out there) and since that movie made $378 million worldwide, you can’t blame Fox for wanting to milk a bit more money from the Die Hard cash-cow. Moo!
Following hot on the heels of the news that family favourite Monopoly is to be immortalised in movie form, we can report that Taylor Kitsch has been recruited to star in the film version of the Hasbro board game Battleship. Universal are the ones responsible for the the Battleship movie (as it is referred to in the bestforfilm towers), with Peter Berg manning the directorial helm.