Hollywood Clip Joint: Another "Point Break" & "9/11," NC-17 by Herzog, "Wild Thing," "Porno" pic

by Eric Melin on May 15, 2008

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swayze reeves point breakSeventeen years after “Point Break” washed up in movie theaters, surf’s up for the sequel! Are they kidding? I cant imagine it will star either Keanu Reeves or Patrick Swayze. From the Hollywood Reporter: “Point Break: Indo,” with Jan de Bont aboard to direct. An Asia-based follow-up to director Kathryn Bigelow’s original, which starred Reeves as an FBI agent casing a gang of surfer bank robbers. The new film will take place 20 years after the disappearance of one of the criminal surfers (Swayze).

The Latino Review isn’t completely sure, but either Nightcrawler or Beast will be making an appearance in the upcoming X-Men origins movie “Magneto.”

Here’s some bizarro news from Variety: Werner Herzog is directing a remake of Abel Ferrara’s NC-17 “Bad Lieutenant” with Nicolas Cage in the Harvey Keitel title role. My first question is why remake a badass contemporary movie. Does it really need updating? On the other hand, it’s Herzog, so I’m intruiged. Looks like Herzog is also teaming up with David Lynch!

michael moore 9/11Couldn’t every documentary by Michael Moore be considered a sequel to the one before it? I mean, they all give us one man’s POV on current events, right? /film is reporting that a sequel to the $200 million-grossing “Fahrenheit 9/11″ is on the way. Details are being kept tightly under wraps but Vantage Paramount, who’s distributing the movie, claims it has “global appeal”. All we know is the sequel will pick up where “Fahrenheit 9/11″ left off.

“Transformers 2″ and the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson effort “tintin” are both getting 3D releases, according to Comics2Film.

where the wild things are spike jonze movieIf you read Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” book when you were a kid, then you are as pumped for Spike Jonze‘s film adaptation. Here is a peek at one of the creatures from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, courtesy Kanye West’s blog (?). 

Fantasy author J. Scott Savage quoted me in a recent blog where he tries to understand why “Speed Racer” tanked so hard at the box office. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who appreciates artists that try to break new ground. Too many people in this country can’t just sit back and laugh at audacity for audacity’s sake.

SilentBobSpeaks has released the first still from Kevin Smith‘s new movie, starring regular Jeff Anderson and Seth Rogen. (Big surprise: hockey!) I’ll let Smith himself tell you the rest:

zack and miri porno rogen andersonBeen knee-deep in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” type stuff, preparing for our first official test screening on Tuesday night (somewhere in the midwest). The flick’s current running time is 1:45, so we’ll see if putting it in front of an audience sheds light on any further possible cuts. Fingers crossed the flick plays great.

When I get back from the trip back east, I think I’ll be ready to post the first internet-only “Zack and Miri” teaser. I’ll let you know when it goes live at www.quickstopentertainment.com (home of SModcast).

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 awas1980 May 15, 2008 at 8:52 am

Abel Ferrara is a mad man as well as Herzog, but really, Nic Cage?

Pretty neat: The hockey team is the Monroeville Zombies as in the Monroeville Mall used in Dawn of the Dead.

Spike helped Kanye direct a video, and Spike’s got his fingers in everything… the only person who is “hipper” is maybe Thurston Moore. Not that hanging out with megalomaniacal Kayne is a cool badge in my book.

Speaking of Spike, what do you think about the “The Fall”?

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2 awas1980 May 15, 2008 at 8:52 am

Abel Ferrara is a mad man as well as Herzog, but really, Nic Cage?

Pretty neat: The hockey team is the Monroeville Zombies as in the Monroeville Mall used in Dawn of the Dead.

Spike helped Kanye direct a video, and Spike’s got his fingers in everything… the only person who is “hipper” is maybe Thurston Moore. Not that hanging out with megalomaniacal Kayne is a cool badge in my book.

Speaking of Spike, what do you think about the “The Fall”?

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3 Eric Melin May 15, 2008 at 10:49 am

Yeah..if only we could have the recent Nic Cage from “Adaptation” and not the one from “Ghost Rider”
Nice Romero reference!
What is “The Fall”?

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4 Eric Melin May 15, 2008 at 10:49 am

Yeah..if only we could have the recent Nic Cage from “Adaptation” and not the one from “Ghost Rider”
Nice Romero reference!
What is “The Fall”?

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5 Brian Reeves May 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm

SCREW YOU MAN, GHOST RIDER ROCKED!. A demonic biker with a flaming skull for a head fights bad CGI monsters from hell! Nic Cage doing crazy Nic Cage things, and Karen Carpenter jokes! How frickin’ metal is that? What more could you want from a popcorn movie?

Just saw Speed Racer in IMAX last night. Man you nailed it on the head. Fun movie with just crazy visuals. I really enjoyed it. Don’t know why so many people are down on it.

The Fall in the newest movie from Tarsem, the guy who did The Cell. It’s produced by David Fincher and Spike Jonze. Just saw limited release in NY and LA. Looks pretty cool. Search it and check out the trailer. Seems like this movie will certainly “bring the crazy” so to speak.

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6 Brian Reeves May 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm

SCREW YOU MAN, GHOST RIDER ROCKED!. A demonic biker with a flaming skull for a head fights bad CGI monsters from hell! Nic Cage doing crazy Nic Cage things, and Karen Carpenter jokes! How frickin’ metal is that? What more could you want from a popcorn movie?

Just saw Speed Racer in IMAX last night. Man you nailed it on the head. Fun movie with just crazy visuals. I really enjoyed it. Don’t know why so many people are down on it.

The Fall in the newest movie from Tarsem, the guy who did The Cell. It’s produced by David Fincher and Spike Jonze. Just saw limited release in NY and LA. Looks pretty cool. Search it and check out the trailer. Seems like this movie will certainly “bring the crazy” so to speak.

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