Joan Allen said this about the remake: "As an actor you really hope that you can get a big variety, and it's hard. It's a money-driven business. It's more secure to hire actors that you know they can deliver this and they can deliver that. It's harder to take chances, understandably. ... And I love that it's a completely different genre. I love that I'm playing arguably the most evil woman on the planet. And I had a hoot every day at work. Their reality is so different, the place where they're coming from. As the movie sort of explains, prisons have turned into these corporations that are privately owned, and they're geared to make money, and she's a very high-powered sort of CEO in a lot of ways, I think of this person. And she's interested in the bottom line only, and so it's actually very fun to play somebody who's just completely evil." "Death Race" opens nationwide Aug. 22. BTW: Writer Adam Stone is racing to stop the release of the Universal film. He claims in a copyright infringement, saying that the movie is based on a script he pitched to the film's producer-director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt. He seeks a court order stopping the film's release. Universal, which is a defendant in the lawsuit, has declined comment on the lawsuit.
Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have been hired to write MGM's planned remake of "Poltergeist" (1982).
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "The Mod Squad" (Season 2, Vol. 1) here, "Happy Days" (Season 4) here, "JAG" (Season 7) here, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Season 6) here, "Night Gallery" (Season 2) here, "Fraggle Rock" (Complete Series) here and "Ultraman" (Complete Series) here.
The Hollywood Reporter says here that Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi are developing an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips comic series, with Cruise attached to star.
Mamma Mia!: The Sing Along Edition
Universal Pictures will re-release the film on August 29 in a special sing-a-long edition. A list of theaters and showtime will be posted shortly on the film's official website.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1,
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume 1
-- The Shipyards of Doom,
Casey Blue: Beyond Tomorrow #4,
StormWatch PHD #13,
The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs #4,
& Pals-N-Gals Digest #124,