The Choose Your Own Adventure books were a sensation in the days when video games were still limited by their graphic presentation, an empire spanning over 180 books and selling millions to eager pre-teens and teens thrilled to be taking an interactive approach to literature. And because everything must be a movie these days, Choose Your Own Adventure is being revived for the big screen.
Hell Baby marks the co-directing debut of Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, who memorably created Reno 911! . Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies) and Leslie Bibb (A Good Old Fashioned Orgy) star as a happily married couple with a baby on the way. The pair are positively ecstatic to move into their newly acquired home in New Orleans, and even finding out the place's colorful nickname is "the house of blood" can't kill their enthusiasm. That is, until weird things start happening.
A movie based on the long-running series Baywatch has been in development for years now, the most recent update coming last September when Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan said that he had completed a draft of a screenplay that he had turned into Paramount Pictures for development. Now, over a year later, it looks as though the studio is finally ready to actually do something with it.
A few months ago, right around the time that A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas came out, I had the chance to sit down with writer/actor Tom Lennon and at one point in the interview asked him if he ever had any interest in directing. "Directing doesn't appeal to me that much," Lennon said. "I don't know what it is, it's just not really in my make-up. There's some people that have that sort of thing where they want to be in charge of stuff...
Jessabelle centers on a young woman who discovers the mysterious circumstances of her birth after a horrid auto accident forces her to move back in with her father. There, in his Louisiana home, she attempts to cope with her crippling injuries that have left her legs immobile, when a furious spirit begins to torment her. Snook will tackle the part of the terrorized paraplegic, and Webber will play a childhood friend who helps her uncover some shocking family secrets
Nicolas Cage is a huge comic book nerd. In fact his stage name (he was born Nicolas Coppola) comes from the Marvel comics character Luke Cage a.k.a. Power Man. Cage even once owned a copy of Action Comics #1 - the first comic book to feature the character of Superman - and it was eventually recovered, at one point the comic was actually stolen.
Since coming back from bankruptcy, MGM has largely been busy not making films of their own, but helping other people get their films made. First a co-financing deal was reached with Warner Bros. to get Peter Jackson's The Hobbit made and then a deal was struck with Sony to get both Bond 23 and Bond 24 made.