Saturday, December 12, 2009

Making a list and checking it twice

There's this list, see?

The Black List. Which you'd think is a list you wouldn't want to be on. But you'd be wrong.

Because the new Hollywood Black List is a list of the best — correction, "most liked," — un-produced screenplays of the year.

Personally, I would've called it Trumbo's list.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Yes, Tom, there really is...

As previously reported here, even Mr. Spielberg isn't immune to remake-itis and was planning a 21st century reboot of Harvey.

Luckily for us, Tom Hanks, in his infinite wisdom, evidently expressed concern at attempting to follow in Jimmy Stewart's Oscar-nominated footsteps and declined the role.

Atta boy, Tom! Stick to your guns — maybe someone (anyone? anyone?) will offer you an original screenplay, that mythical Hollywood beast that roams the streets, searching for a friend, a lover, an agent. Hey, the door was open. I just walked in.