As Hollywood finds itself more and more infected with new technology, AMPAS is facing the largest Oscar category overhaul since the dawn of sound film. Most pressingly at issue: films like Sin City, wherein the director's vision is realised almost entirely by an army of pixel pushers.
Dimension (the Miramax genre arm that Bob and Harvey got to keep in the divorce) has roped Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder into a remake of the British comedySchool for Scoundrels, to be written and directed by the boys behind Old School.
Samuel L. Jackson will star in and produceAfrosamurai, adapted from the manga by Takashi Okazaki. Jackson will also lend his voice to the upcoming Spike TV comic strip of the same name.
So much for home video replacing theatrical: Blockbuster is warning investors that quarterly earnings are down, and they're blaming it on the box office slump, the theory being that the movies you didn't want to see three months ago are now the DVDs that you don't want to rent.