It’s all in the execution, of course, but I’d actually watch this:
“Trainspotting novelist Irvine Welsh will direct gritty UK comedy The Magnificent Eleven, a modern-day version of the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven, reports Screen Daily. In the updated story, the Cowboys are a local amateur soccer team, the Indians run a nearby Tandoori restaurant and the bandits are a group of menacing thugs run by a maniac called Blonde Bob.
Sean Bean, Dougray Scott and Robert Vaughan, the veteran actor who is the last surviving cast member from the original “Magnificent Seven,” will star.”
Trivia fans will delight in the fact that Vaughan also starred in Battle Beyond the Stars, the ’80s sci-fi remake of Magnifiscent Seven, making this his third appearance in this basic story.
Best sentence ever? “Variety reports that Madonna is set to direct W.E., a biopic about the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson that led to the British royal abdicating from the throne to marry his divorcee lover.” Man, this has comedy classic written all over it. Sadly, Madonna will NOT play Simpson, but hopefully she takes a role somewhere to add even more magic to the proceedings.
The annouced release date for the 21 Jump Street movie adaptation will be Aug 11, 2011.
Great news. Shout Factory! will be releasing a DVD of the original Japanese cut (with English subtitles) of the first Gamera movie, in anamorphic widescreen from a new HD master. Maybe they can get the rights to the later Gameras, too. The disc is scheduled to be out in May.