BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Paranormal Drama Odd Thomas And French Road Trip Drama Our Day Will Come Finally Get U.S. Distribution
Deadline reports Image Entertainment has acquired Stephen Sommers’ paranormal drama Odd Thomas, which wrapped production in the beginning of 2012, and Oscilloscope Laboratories bought up the rights to Romain Gavras’ French drama Our Day Will Come (Notre jour viendra), which got its world premiere at TIFF in 2010.
The rap star, who has dabbled in film over the years, will join Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt in a feature-film take on Koontz’s Odd Thomas, a bestselling novel from 2003 based on a clairvoyant short-order cook who encounters the ghost of a recently-deceased girl
As diverse and, yes, a little strange as the cast may be, the weirdest thing of all about Odd Thomas is that it will be directed by Stephen Sommers, who last made G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It gives me no idea what to expect, but then again
Nico Tortorella plays what you'd have to call the Skeet Ulrich role in Scream 4, the handsome but not-quite-trustworthy ex-boyfriend of the lead virginal female (Emma Roberts) who seems to be conveniently at hand whenever the murders start going down
Long time actor and full-on BAMF Willem Dafoe is in talks to step into the role of the town’s police chief, the only person besides Stormy who knows about Thomas’s gift. This news comes just a few days after it was announced that Tim Robbins could also be joining the cast
So with the female lead role in Odd Thomas open, Variety has it that 19-year-old actress Addison Timlin has stepped in to fill the void. Unfortunately for her, the character’s name is Stormy Llewellyn and she’ll have to be referred to as such for the duration of the shoot, but starring in a Dean Koontz adaptation with Anton Yelchin in the lead will certainly get her name out there.
The novel and its subsequent sequels follow a short order cook named Odd who regularly communicates with the dead. Along with his partner Stormy, he uses this otherworldly link to solve murders, prevent disasters and hang out with Elvis and other deceased celebrities. I’d probably do the same thing
For those who are unawares, Lily Collins played Collins Tuohy in last years football dramafest The Blind Side which landed her several more rolls in releases for this and next year. You’ll be able to catch her alongside Paul Bettany in Priest
It must be a weird time for the young cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Though the first movie was a hit, the sequel has been in limbo for nearly two years now and last we've heard the script