Odds and ends to brighten/darken/muddle your Tax
- Continuing the trend of completely illogical movies making the transition to the stage, a musical version of Finding Nemo is in the works.
(And I mean really in the works. There are sets being
built.) The fact that the movie takes place almost entirely underwater will, I'm sure, not be a problem at all. And
there's no need for concern -- according to Disney representatives, the show will be a "dazzling production that
combines puppets, dancers, acrobats and animated backdrops." So there. It opens later this year at Disney's Animal
Kingdom -- get those plane tickets now. [via Luxo]
- Barrie Osborne (who produced the Lord of the Rings
series, among copious other films) is already in talks to make a movie about
the life of Korean director Shin
Sang-ok, whose death we reported last week.
While this seems to be happening obscenely fast, the real question is why it's taken this long -- I mean, the guy
was kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il, for the love of God. To make movies for him! Variety reports that Osborne got
Shin's approval to make a biopic several years ago, but the production obviously failed to movie ahead at the
- Disney has pushed black the release date for Mel
Gibson's latest obscure foreign language epic, Apocalypto, from August to December of this year. While the company
insists the change is due to some ever-popular production delays (the weather has been bad, apparently), the move
conveniently changes the film's competition from The Ant
Bully, which is likely to open big just because parents will take their kids, and potential box office bonanza
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of
Ricky Bobby to We Are Marshall (mmm ... movies
about tragic, real-life events) and The
Holiday, which I know nothing about, apart from the fact that it apparently involves Jude Law. God bless production delays.