What kind of trouble are we in when major media companies start lifting ideas from Entourage? The last season of the HBO hit revolved around Adrien Grenier's character's potential participation in a big-budget action retelling of DC Comic's Aquaman; now, The WB has just announced that it's planning to take Aquaman to TV instead. "We talked about seeing if we could get Adrian to play our Aquaman and really mix realities," said WB Entertainment president David Janollari. He presumably declined. The suits say the series will be appreciably different from Aquaman's recent cameo on Smallville, but will stick with that series' focus on character.
Universal is working on a feature version of comicbook The Psycho, and they've tapped Chris Morgan, the guy behind the latest incarnation of The Fast and the Furious, to write the script. The story involves a "rogue CIA agent who risks insanity and becomes a "psycho" himself in order to rescue his g.f. and expose a political conspiracy."
As I noted in yesterday's Box Office report, Pride and Prejudice opened big this weekend in limited release – booked on just 218 screens, the Austen adaptation made over $13,000 on each of them. But it wasn't the only specialty hit of the weekend – Sarah Silverman's Jesus is Magic made an astonishing $127,750 on each of its seven screens, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang doubled both its screen count and its gross from the week before.