News from April 21, 2001

A source (sorry we won’t name names because we don’t want people losing their jobs) has informed us that the final FX schedule for AI is now running about 3 weeks behind schedule. They will be working double shifts this week to try to catch up, but failing this, Amblin may be forced to move the date of release since Mr. Spielberg rightfully will release no film before its time. We should know something certain sometime next week.

Stay tuned…


News from April 18, 2001

I was recently privy to a conversation between a group of people, where the topic of conversation turned to whether the future Scooby Doo movie will bomb because of the failure of Josie and the Pussycats. The answer is, of course, no. Scooby Doo will not bomb because Universal gave the keys to their potential riot grrrl franchise to the people who made Can’t Hardly Wait. The fact of the matter is, Scooby Doo the movie will bomb due to a lack of Scooby Doo. I’m sorry, but if you are Warner Brothers and you are going to make a movie out of Scooby Doo, you better damn well make sure Scooby spends 105 minutes on screen Scooby Dooby Doo’ing around.

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News from April 11, 2001

How times have changed.

The Hollywood Reporter announces that “O,” Tim Blake Nelson’s modern day retelling of William Shakespeare’s Othello, has been sold by Miramax to Lions Gate, who is planning a 1500 screen release in August. The film has been sitting on the shelf for two years now (not all that odd an incident for Miramax), due to the changed storyline, which now climaxes with a school shooting where several students are killed.

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