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Monday, August 4, 2008

Random Movie News....

Okay, finally Ms. Invisible has some tidbits you might be interested in....

For my comix lovin' folkses (you know who you are):

'Djimon Hounsou has partnered with Dynamite Entertainment to star in and produce a theatrical feature based on the comic book character Thulsa Doom, an immortal sorcerer that is a central figure in the Conan The Barbarian and Kull The Conqueror comic book series. Doom was portrayed by James Earl Jones in 1982's "Conan the Barbarian."'

From IW: James Earl Jones played some comic book dude? I sure don't remember that--then again, I don't think I ever saw Conan the Barbarian. Wouldn't mind seeing Digimon in a fur loin cloth, tho....haha!

I wanted these guys to come back, but really, there must be a better way:

'Directing duo Albert and Allen Hughes are pimping an HBO drama series, "Gentlemen of Leisure." The series is a remake of their 1999 documentary "American Pimp." The series explores the world of prostitution and pimping through the eyes of a 35-year-old legendary pimp in Oakland, Calif. Allen describes it as a "film noir-style urban drama based in rich characters that will explore the human conditions across the board." '

From IW: Y'all know I love me a pimp movie, but methinks all that needed to be said was said in "American Pimp" Let's move on, people!

Speaking of moving on and elevating, I love what Spike has been up to lately. To wit:

'Spike Lee has used his own cash to acquire the rights to the book "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality," a memoir by Ronald Mallett, one of the nation's first African-Americans to earn a Ph.D in theoretical physics. '

From IW: If ultra-thrifty Spike is using his own fundage for this project, it must really be the very least is sounds like a refreshing change from BS like "Janky Producers".

Another brother doing his own producing (the third one in this post--hurray!!!):

'Blair Underwood will serve as executive producer for a 90-minute documentary about black artists in the entertainment industry. The project, which will be produced by Associated Television International, will focus on several veteran artists relating their victories and struggles within the industry. '

From IW: I really wonder who they will be talking about in this film.

And finally, one of my favorite directors, F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Negotiator, The Italian Job, Set It Off) will be directing the biopic of Marvin Gaye. Loves it.



clnmike said...

I thought Thulsa Doom was avillian?

Any way as long as they dont try to put a wig on dudes head some people are meant to be bald he and I both.

F. Gary Gray Better not mess the Marvin joint!

Wonder Man said...

Thulsa Doom? Interesting.

And the other news sounds great, it's good to see brothers doing the damn thing

sdg1844 said...

Not bad except for the Hughes Bros. Thumbs down. They already covered the pimp game. Do something different. Geez.

Bygbaby said...

That 'Djimon piece sounds cool. everything his Black ass touches turns to gold.


Invisible Woman said...

@clnmike: was he a villian? then it will be intersting to see what they do with the movie. and he most def is not made for a wig! yikes

@wonderman: i am lovin' that folks are finally stepping up to the plate and producing something that is beyond dvd worthy

@danielle: i am so disappointed in their comeback; I can't even lie.

@bygbaby: digimon has his shine on these days...

Ehav Ever said...

Thulsa Doom was a villain. The cinematic Thulsa Doom is considerably different from the literary one.

In the Conan movie he was the leader of a snake cult. There is an erie scene in Conan where he even turns into a huge snake.

In the Conan movie he and his army killed off all of Conan's people. Doom even decapitated Conan's mother in front of him.

James Earl Jones, who played Thulsa, had some tight lines in Conan. Of course Arnold didn't do much talking in the movie. In terms of the non-action scenes James Earl Jones Portrayal of Thulsa made the movie.

According to Wikipedia:
Dynamite Entertainment announced that Djimon Hounsou ("Blood Diamonds") signed to co-produce and star as Thulsa Doom in the film version of "Red Sonja." Rose McGowan ("Planet Terror") is set to star and Douglas Aarniokoski will direct the film to be a "Robert Rodriguez presents" film.

Invisible Woman said...

Thanks Ehav; I can always count on you to know what's up with the Fantasy and the comix!

madame z said...

Whatever happened to THE BRAZILIAN JOB??? I love that franchise! And I love F. Gary Gray. He's good; the boy's good. ;)

The Hughes Bros., awww come the fuck on! Can we get away from the pimping? LOL There are far more complex characters in the african american community to talk about!

Spike Lee's Time Machine, YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES! I read about this somewhere and grinned like an idiot at my desk for too long.

Invisible Woman said...

I agree wholeheartedly about the Time Machine....the Hughes bros. are a disappointment.
I heard that the Brazilian Job had been dropped, supossedly. I really didn't think it needed to be made, but that's just me....