Zhang Yimou may direct Josh Brolin as QUASIMODO! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.
Variety has reported that Zhang Yimou, he of HERO and HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS fame, is eyeballing the director's chair for Warner Bros.' HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME update, QUASIMODO. Josh Brolin as been attached to play the lead character for quite some time, and the PAPER MAN/SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS writing team of Michele and Kieran Mulroney have drafted the current script. Tim Burton was previously in talks to direct the picture, but I guess he couldn't figure out how to properly render Johnny Depp as a hunchbacked monstrosity, and now it looks like we got Yimou.
Review: Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Starring Matt Damon & Jodie Foster | The Playlist
With "Elysium," Blomkamp has made good on the promise of "District 9" and proven that working on a bigger canvas doesn't mean compromising on smarts or aspirations to deliver tentpole-sized stories with a thoughtful backbone. And really, it's those qualities that set "Elysium" apart from the slog of sequels, spinoffs, remakes and superhero movies. It has the audacity (at least in Hollywood terms) of aiming for something original both in concept and design, and that Blomkamp's nails it in a fashion as entertaining, thrilling and memorable as this is all the more reason you need to see it. [B+]
Who Owns Omni? - BoingBoing
But Omni seems in limbo. Even though Frommer has revealed that he physically possesses the magazine's archives, no one seems to know precisely who owns its brand and its copyrights — whatever rights the entity had in the first place. After scanned, incomplete archives of Omni appeared in the Internet Archive a few years ago, and were mentioned again on BoingBoing in April 2013, I asked myself: who owns Omni?