HOLLYWOOD – Boy band of the moment One Direction are to star in a remake of The Monkees’ film Head.
One Direction (Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles,
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson) will star in the film which will also feature their greatest hits along with covers from the original Monkees soundtrack and will be directed by Morgan Spurlock, who previously directed their documentary This is Us. The original 1968 film was written by Jack Nicholson and starred Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones as the eponymous group in what was seen as a psychedelic deconstruction of their own Beatles wannabe fame.
Morgan Spurlock explained when he visited the Studio Exec bungalow earlier today:
The Monkees’ Head is one of the most subversive music films ever made. At the height of their fame the Monkees not only bit the hand that fed them, they tore it off at the shoulder. The lads and I talked about doing a film again because we enjoyed the first one so much but we all agreed we didn’t want to do another documentary or concert movie and so this film came up in our discussions and we decided it would be a perfect fit.
One Direction’s Head will be released in 2016.
HOLLYWOOD – The mythical land of Narnia – first featured in the C.S. Lewis novels and later film adaptations – has been discovered to actually exist in Wyoming.
The land of Aslan and the Ice Queen was thought to have been merely a work of the imagination, but it was discovered on Thursday just north of Laramie.
Police Chief Harmon Likewise told The Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
I love The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. I took the young uns to see them. Little did I know that it was right here on my doorstep, so to speak. Under my very own nose. Of course I thought there was supposed to be a sea and eternal winter or something, but maybe Mr. Lewis just made that bit up.
Prof. Peter Greensdale – a Levite from Cambridge University – said that the discovery was ‘historic’.
For years we believed that C.S. Lewis had based Narnia on an Italian town called Narni. But on visiting Narnia, Wyoming my doubts vanished. There are talking animals, magic mythical beasts and bewildered English school children wearing pajamas.
Narnia has been bought by Farley Hamptons who has promised that the whole area will be developed commercially.
This is an opportunity like no other. We see a theme park, shopping malls, and Mr. Tumnus’ strip club, for the dads. Of course some of the more disturbing elements are going to have to go. Everything seems to be some kind of Christian allegory and we could shed some of that. After all this Wyoming, not Utah.
Morgan Spurlock’s documentary The Lion, the Witch and Wyoming will be broadcast on the Discovery Channel this evening.
LONDON – Mogran Spurlock is to remake Spice World.
Famed documentarian and ginger Zapata-impersonator Morgan Spurlock announced this morning that he would be remaking Spice World, the 1997 ‘comedy’ which sought to give Simon Cowell’s other noxious creation The Spice Girls even more money taken directly from the pockets of impressionable children who don’t know better.
Morgan Spurlock – who is currently directing the One Direction concert film as a way of ‘getting in the mood’ – said:
All my films basically start off as terrible ideas. I have this terrible idea like eating only McDonalds for a month – Super Size Me – or catching Osama Bin Laden – Where on the Earth is Osama Bin Laden? – or going to comic-con – and then I make a movie of it. Now, what could be a worse idea than remaking Spice World, a film that was irrelevant even before it was made.
Spurlock has yet to approach any of the members of the original group or secure rights, but he says that will all be part of the finished picture. Some, however, have criticised Spurlock as a brainless chancer whose first name would be more accurate if it was shy of one M.
What do you think? Would you like to be in their gang?
Spice World will be released in 2017.