Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming adaptation of the Mark Millar comic Kick-Ass has been picked up for UK distribution by Universal – which is damn good news as far as we’re cocerned. Vaughn, who previously produced Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and directed 2004’s well-received Layer Cake, has been plagued with difficulties in finding a UK distributor for the film.
20th Century Fox have released a new featurette about the human technology that’s being employed in the hotly-anticipated Avatar. The three minute video features the usual big-upping platitudes from head honcho James Cameron, Richard Taylor from WETA and producer Jon Landau, as well as cast members Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi and Michelle Rodriguez.
Not really what you’d expect from the undisputed King Of Surrealism – David Lynch’s next project won’t include a) a monstrous, spitting foetus child; b) a topsy-turvy road trip or c) Laura Dern, topless. No, instead, the great man will be making a film in India about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the man responsible for the introduction of Transcendental Meditation to the US and Europe.
The documentary Michael Moore has called his “boldest and most ambitious work to date” has been omitted from the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary.
Jason Lee, star of debatably unfunny TV comedy My Name is Earl and not-so-debatably unfunny Alvin and the Chipmunks, has signed on to make his directorial debut next year.