HOLLYWOOD – IT star Bill Skarsgard signs on to play Steve Buscemi in the biopic Young Buscemi.
After frightening folks as Pennywise, Bill Skarsgard is to pay actor Steve Buscemi in a new film documenting the early career of the Reservoir Dogs star. Skarsgard spoke to the Studio Exec about the role:
I’ve always been a huge fan of Steve’s work especially the stuff he did with the Coen Brothers. Our film will really meet Steve before he became Buscemi. In fact, the working title was Becoming Buscemi for a while.
We meet him in New York, struggling to catch a break. Then he gets a role in Tales from the Darkside. It’s all about how he prepares for the role and what his new found fame does to his life.
Do you cover his role in The Rock?
Young Buscemi will be released in 2019.
HOLLYWOOD – Dwayne the Rock Johnson and Zac Efron movie, Baywatch has turned out to be one of the biggest flops of the year.
Even mouth to mouth can’t save this turkey can’t save the gasping mess that is Baywatch. So what are the FIVE reasons that Baywatch failed to connect to audiences. We sent the Studio Exec FACT SQUAD to the beach to find out:
1 It was shit.
2 It was shit.
3 It was shit.
4 It was shit.
5 It was shit.
HOLLYWOOD – Predator remake to star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart.
Kevin Hart and Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson are to star in a remake of the 80s action classic Predator.
The official synopsis reads:
Dwight (Hart) and Toby (Johnson) are on holiday with their wives in Peru when they find a treasure map. As they search for the treasure however they get lost in the jungle. Their troubles have only just started as they realize an alien is hunting them.
Director Shane Black spoke for the first time about his vision of the film:
It’s going to be a lot lighter. After The Nice Guys, I realized that this approach could work with anything. Action and adventure mixes with comedy and gross out humor. Kevin and Dwayne work well together. They bring a magic which frankly Carl Weathers and Arnold Schwarzenegger never had.
The Predator Vacation will be released in 2018.
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HOLLYWOOD – The first image has been released from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new film, the multi-movie mash-up: Journey With Lara Croft to Jumanji Kong.
The photograph shows the cast in costume posing in the jungle on Skull Island. Dwayne Johnson plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone and Kevin Hart his dumbass sidekick Moose Finbar. Karen Gillan is seen in the role of Lara Croft and Jack Black reprises his role as Carl Denham. Jack Black spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:
You could look at the picture and say what happened to Jack Black? I mean, the guy used to star in movies and now he’s playing third fiddle to a wrestler and Kevin Hart, but that isn’t the way I look at it. I see it as the opportunity to pay tribute to three or four great movie franchises. Jumanji, Lara Croft, Journey to the Whatever and King Kong. Oh, and Central Intelligence as well I suppose. I have to say that last one or Kevin gets pissed and tells everyone not to give me food.
Journey with Lara Croft to Jumanji Kong will be released in 2017.
HOLLYWOOD – The Studio Exec have EXCLUSIVELY received a picture which looks as if it shows Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson actually fighting.
The Studio Exec has obtained an image that appears to show Fast and Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne the Rock Johnson in a physical fight. Although the picture is in close up and it is difficult to tell what is going on, it is obvious that the conflict between Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has escalated from an Instagram spat, to a full blown manly sweaty wrestling match, which The Rock has to be the favorite to win given his record. A photographic expert Kline Billious told the Studio Exec:
It’s obvious that they’re fighting. And it looks like Vin is getting his ass kicked. The Rock has him in a head lock. We can see that they have their shirts on but I think the expression of intensity in their faces, makes it highly likely that they’re both naked from the waist down. If you’ve ever seen the famous scene in Women in Love, with Alan Bates and Oliver Reed you’ll know what I’m talking about.
It is likely that the fight took place on the set of their new film with some crew members claiming that the director also ordered the cameras to roll. An anonymous gaffer told us:
‘Waste not, want not’ is a good motto and as soon as the boys went at it, we got the cameras set up. After all, we weren’t sure if either of them would be acting together again so this might be their last scene.
Although no winner has been announced, it is widely believed that The Rock bit off one of Vin Diesel’s ears and is keeping it in a jar.
Fast 8 will be released in 2017.
HOLLYWOOD – With Transformers: Age of Extinction ruling at the box office, Michael Bay took some time to talk to the Studio Exec about his planned remake of The Sorrow and the Pity.
The Bad Boys II director said:
It’s been a pet project of mine for years. I’ve been fascinated by the effect Nazism had on ordinary people and there’s always that ‘what if…?’ question that both Americans and probably the Brits too feel. As in what if we’d had to live under Nazi occupation?
The 1969 documentary by Marcel Orphuls reconstructs the occupation of a small French town Clermont-Ferrand and the collaboration of the Vichy government as well as the resistance of local anti-Nazis via a set of interviews. The four and a half hour documentary is considered one of the most valid cinematic responses to the experience of life under Nazism. The Rock director continued:
The good thing about having the Transformers gig is that it frees you up to do what you really want to. Look no one, no adult, wants to spend their life making films about over-sized toys destroying cities. But that 100 million we just took will go a long way to finance my fictionalized version of The Sorrow and the Pity. Already I made a sly nod to it with Pain and Gain, which you’ll notice had a something and something else title, just like Orphuls’ film.
Michael Bay’s The Sorrow and the Pity is due out in 2016.
Long before The Sopranos and Breaking Bad, a golden era of TV built a city of quality drama and comedy, a RETROPOLIS.
From 1981 to 1986, Glen A. Larson pioneered a brilliant TV drama that only superficially resembled the Burt Reynolds movie Hooper: The Fall Guy. Lee Majors played Colt Seavers, the unknown stuntman ‘who made Eastwood looks so fine.’He was joined by his dumb ass cousin Howie (Douglas Barr) and a girl stuntwoman Jody Banks (Heather Thomas) as he supplemented his meagre stuntman income as a bounty hunter tracking down fugitives and trapping them via stunts. Larson was a stickler for gritty realism and insisted that all the stunts looked as dangerous as possible regardless of the cost in human life. Every episode involved a large number of fatalities, until the death toll began to worry the studios.
As his fame increased, Lee Majors became an enthusiastic supporter of the show and together Larson and Majors quieted the studios fears, insisting the criticisms were simply Union troublemakers. By the final season, Larson was insisting on a ‘death quota’ so that even if the episode had been made and all the stunts completed safely without loss of life, a number of extras were taken into the back lot of the studio and summarily killed.
A proposed remake starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and directed by Martin Campbell is still stuck in development, but both star and director have promised to kill as many stuntmen as is absolutely necessary.