Yes, very random--a veritable Black Hollywood stew.
First up--Spike is all over the place these days...he is making a film on the L.A. Riots. From comingsoon.net:
Spike Lee may be close to filming his movie about the 1992 Los Angeles riots with producer Brian Grazer, who tells ComingSoon.net that it might hit theaters before their sequel to “Inside Man 2.”
Grazer, the founder of Imagine Entertainment with filmmaker/partner Ron Howard, said the L.A. riots film would be a “360 degree view of what that is, an autopsy of how a riot works."
Like Spike, Grazer has been trying to get the project made for a long time.
From IW: Hopefully, Spike and Grazer won't butt heads--those are 2 massive and polar opposite egos in the room. But if Spike gains control, at least it will be from a Black perspective for once.
Question...why, why why, is Universal ready to make a "Nutty Professor Part 3"?
I'm sorry, except for Hugh Jackman, this has to be the sorriest ass Sexiest Men Alive Top 10 List in homosapian history. Pathetic! (sorry Blair)
Have you heard that Cedric The Entertainer is in talks to make a movie based on the life of Marcus Garvey? About f*cking time somebody is! It will be extremely interesting to see Ced play a dramatic role with Garvey, and he does have the look for it.
And for all of you checking out the Old Boy/Will Smith/Spielberg saga of an "Old Boy" remake (including me), here is the latest.
No one really expected that team to come through, and I was wondering what the cop-out would be--here it is; the movie will be based on the graphic novels of Old Boy, and not a remake of the Korean film. That f*cking figures. I knew they would get around actually making something truly noteworthy somehow....it kinda pisses me off, to tell the truth.
And finally can someone explain what these folks are trying to do here? This "Black Dynamite" movie seems to be a copycat blaxploitation movie with a straight face, but I can't tell. With such random folks as Arsenio Hall, Nicole Sullivan, and Jimmy Walker, are they serious, or is this a parody? Note to the filmmakers: "I'm Gonna Get U Sucka" was done 20 years ago--we still remember it!