Just for the sake of my own sanity and desperate need to have these written somewhere, I give you my favourite forty-two films of the past decade. There are at least fifty-six other films I would like to put onto a list, but I think I need to forcefully prevent any more decade-based listmaking as quickly as possible. So beneath is the top ten list, along with a sentence or two on each film and then thirty-two, out-of-list-order, films which I had to include.
Sasha Baron Cohen’s next project will, according to The Sun, be another mockumentary about character trying to enter the Eurovision song contest. I would love to see him walk away from that style as Borat and Bruno were too hit-and-miss for my tastes. Isn’t this well dry?
Terminator Salvation/Avatar duffer Sam Worthington is in talks to star in The Tourist, alongside Charlize Theron.
Hugh Jackman is going to star in The Greatest Showman on Earth, a biopic of PT Barnum.
Carla Gugino is to reteam with Watchmen director Zack Snyder on his Sucker Punch.
Hugh Jackman is stepping on the pedal and getting himself a number of projects lined up both for starring in and producing.
Jackman’s Seed Productions is partnering with Fox on the development of a Wolverine sequel for Jackman to headline. The story would apparently focus on the samurai storyline used in the comic series and apparently hinted at during one of the easter egg endings tagged onto the current film.
In addition to this, Jackman will also be starring in Personal Security, a spec script written by Matt Lieberman, which will focus on a tough New York detective forced into performing bodyguard duties for a spoiled teen heiress. Jackman will also produce that alongside Tapestry’s Michael Schrieber.
Also noted in the Variety round-up on the goings on in the world of Jackman is Drive, a James Sallis adaptation about a man who drives race cars by day and getaway cars by night.
Along with all this, Jackman is planning to headline the long-gestated Rogers & Hammerstein adaptation Carousel and take on the lead role in Houdini on Broadway.
I promise, truly promise, this will be the last Jackman post of the week. I really do.
Hugh Jackman, currently enjoying box-office success with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has signed up to star in and produce Ghostopolis, an upcoming graphic novel by Doug TenNapel which the author has set up with Disney. Jackman’s Seed Productions and the Gotham Group will take production duties on the film.
According to the report on The Hollywood Reporter, the story goes:
“A man who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to send ghosts who have escaped into our world back to Ghostopolis. When a living boy accidentally is sent to the other side, the agent must team with a female ghost (and former flame) to bring him back.”
HR says no director or writer have yet been attached to the project, so it’s probably some way off yet.
TenNapel is apparently something of a graphic novel superplayer-in-waiting in Hollywood with his Tommysaurus Rex, Creature Tech and Monster Zoo all set up at studios.
Not much on the project at present but it sounds like relatively reasonable action fun, if done right. Hopefully, at bare minimum, Jackman could have a shave to take on a government job.