Odds and ends from Monday:
- In an attempt to add a little Latin flavor to their repertoire, Disney has snatched up the family comedy, Mi Casa, Su Casa, with Alex Martinez Kondracke to make her directorial debut. Pic, which will be written by Angela Robinson and Kondracke shall focus on the various cultural differences set under one roof. Loosely based on Kondracke's own life (she's the daughter of political pundit Morton Kondracke and is currently a staff writer on The L Word). Yeah, so I imagine this one could get interesting.
- Everyone loves a story that makes you feel real good. While Basic Instinct 2 has come and gone, thankfully Stephen Herek (Life or Something Like It) has signed on to write and directEinstein's Children for Gold Circle Films. Based on Mike Kersjes' memoir, pic will tell of a special education class who, with help from their teacher (Kersjes) and NASA, were allowed to visit Space Camp. Usually reserved for gifted students, I imagine this one little visit helped inspire a group of children to understand that no matter how difficult life is, it's always possible to achieve your dreams.
- Though no official release date was ever announced, Paramount has decided to stick David Fincher'sZodiac right smack in the middle of winter (or January, to be exact). Earlier rumors had the film opening up sometime in the fall, possibly near Halloween since it's got the whole scary killer thing going. However, Paramount has given no reason for the shift and fans of Fincher (raises hand) are pretty ticked off. Seeing as the month of January exists only for crappy movies and crappy weather, I'm praying this doesn't mean what I think it means. Sigh.