It’s Monday, so check out this thing.
First up, the teaser for Marcus Nispel’s remake of Friday the 13th, due out next year. Nispel’s taking the franchise in a bold new direction. Instead of the same old, monolithic killer who staggers out of the woods and kills unsuspecting camp–oh… wait…
Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler will be released on December 17th. You have to give Aronofsky props. With Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, and now The Wrestler, he’s not afraid to take his movies in radically different directions. You also have to give props to Mickey Rourke. With every movie he makes, he takes his face in only one direction: ugly. Seriously, he looks like something my grandpa whittled.
Now, this next one is a delight. Next year, FOX Searchlight is releasing a film documenting the life of a famous East Coast rapper who was gunned-down in the prime of his life. Who? If you guessed Grand Master Theodore, you’re wrong, because he’s still alive, and not a rapper. The correct answer is The Notorious B.I.G. What really excites me about Notorious is how incredibly awful it’s going to be, or perhaps notoriously awful? HI-YO!