SPIKE LEE PRAISES GODS OF EGYPT ALL WHITE CASTING

HOLLYWOOD – Spike Lee congratulates Gods of Egypt for not casting black actors.

The historical/fantasy romp Gods of Egypt hit the Box Office with all the impact of a neutrino hitting a truck windshield this week as both critics and public agreed that the film was not worth their time. ‘Starring’ Gerard Butler and Nicolas Coster-Waldau, the Alex Proyas film tells the story of the myth of Osiris and has been roundly criticized for casting almost exclusively white actors as Egyptians. The film however has found an unlikely champion in Maclolm X and future Enter the Dragon director Spike Lee, who spoke to the Studio Exec earlier today:

At first I was mad about the casting controversy concerning Gods of Egypt. It was Ridley Scott and Exodus all over again as far as I could see. A systematic white washing of history and the world for the benefit of the dollar and dumb prejudice audiences who aren’t interested in watching anything which isn’t exactly like them.

So what changed your opinion?

I saw the film.

Ah!

Yeah, exactly. And I realized. Goddamn it, what if Denzel had been in this or Will Smith, or Oprah I mean Whoopi Goldberg.  It could have set the movement back decades. Normally I’d say I’m against segregation, but I do want to be segregated from your bullshit CGIed up the ass fantasy movies with second string Game of Thrones actors. That’s some shit I can get behind.

Gods of Egypt is on release.

HIGHLANDER REBOOT TO BE DIRECTED BY THE 2ND UNIT EFFECTS SUPERVISOR OF THAT SNOW WHITE FILM WITHOUT JULIA ROBERTS

EDINBURGH – Celebrations broke out on the street of every major Scottish city and in the glens the wild cry of the women could be heard as the news was announced that the Highlander reboot was to be directed by the second unit effects supervisor of the Snow White film that didn’t star Julia Roberts. 

There were many names in the bag including Justin Lin but producers decided (wisely): There Can Be Only One: and that one was Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. He was delighted to have the job, although to prove it he had to pretend that he thought Russell Mulcahy was a great director, ‘one of my heroes’. The story looks set to retread much the same narrative path of the original, which has since inspired its own religion (for more on that click HERE). However, there will be some changes. Nicolas-Troyan clarified:

In the original, a Frenchman played a Scot and a Scot played a Spaniard. So I’m thinking of having Javier Bardem play McCloud, Jean Reno play Ramirez and Russell Crowe play the Kurgan. Of course, none of this is decided. I’m just spit-balling here.

Highlander: There Can Be Only Several is due for release in 2015.