HOLLYWOOD – Following his new take on Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs, the first poster for Michael Fassbender’s new version of the Kutcher classic What Happens in Vegas has hit the internet.

You have to admire his nerve. Michael Fassbender is making good on his promise to remake every Ashton Kutcher film with himself in the roles that many believed the Kutch had made definitively his own. The second remake What Happens in Vegas has already finished filming and a poster featuring Fassbender and co-star Cameron Diaz has already been released.  The 2008 was a critical and commercial smash firmly cementing Diaz and Kutcher in the minds of the cinema-going public as a new Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy of comedy. Although Fassbender has called co-star Cameron Diaz in to reprise her role of career girl Joy, who marries playboy Jack Fuller (Kutcher/Michael Fassbender) in a drunken stupor, director Michael Vaughan has been replaced by Fassbender favourite Andrea Arnold.

Fassbender came into the Studio Exec bungalow to talk about his obsession:

What Andrea brings to the project is a woman’s perspective and I thought this was very important. I love the way Cameron Diaz plays her role in the original and I didn’t want to change a thing about that. Neither do I want to diverge overly from Ashton’s masterful interpretation. HIs lightness of touch, his subtlety, the nuances, the line readings, his over the shoulder reaction shots. Look at the poster. Just the way he has that grin and he points at Cameron as if to say ‘I know, right!’ it is possibly the biggest challenge of my career to go up against that. At least with Steve Jobs I could pretend I was interested in the real Steve Jobs, but here it was undiluted Kutcher.

What do you bring that is different to the role?

Nothing at all. Jesus Christ, are you high? I want to imitate Ashton down to the smallest particular. The details. This is a loving reproduction, not a reinterpretation. How would I ever have the gall to do that?

What Happens in Vegas will be released in 2016.

Image courtesy of @ThePixelFactor.


HOLLYWOOD – Everybody wants to know who the Studio Exec is … well nobody does really. But here are the team of idiots he exploits to do all the work.

Lenny Delowitz can turn a hand to anything as long as it is felonious, or at the least verging on the amoral. His stupendous ability to metabolize alcohol is only matched by almost psychotic need for love and affection and offend all who offer it to him. He wrote the novelization of Grease 2 and comes with 16 color illustrations in the middle of him.

Chad Sternberger is an extraordinarily talented writer and filmmaker whose film credits include Bridge of Spies: The T’Pau story and Jaws: the Best Bond Villain. As a youngster, he killed a man in Reno ‘just to watch him die’ but was released on the grounds that a literal interpretation of a Johnny Cash song is worth a man’s life. He lives with his son Sue.

The Pixel Factor is an artists collective made up of only one person, due to intense problems of physical hygiene. Wanted in several countries for copyright infringement, illegal dentistry and photo-shopping pictures of Kevin Bacon so that he doesn’t look strange, The Pixel Factor first joined the Studio Exec in 1977, shortly after the release of the original Star Wars movie. He is largely responsible for the graphic content of the site and the image at the top of the page is of he. He can be found on twitter here: @ThePixelFactor.

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