Newsbites: Ten! Dick! Hoodwinked!

Time for a few more stray items.

1. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber and several others have joined the cast of David Wain’s The Ten. The film is typically described as a spoof of The Ten Commandments (1956), but a recent entry at Cinematical — which says there will be one story for each commandment — leads me to wonder if this might be more like a spoof of Dekalog (1988-1989).

2. So many films have been based on the works of Philip K. Dick, from Blade Runner (1982) to A Scanner Darkly (2006), it was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about him. But two movies? Yup, IGN.com notes that there are two biopics in the works, one starring Bill Pullman and the other Paul Giamatti.

3. Hoodwinked director Cory Edwards has posted an item at his blog on his recent writing projects:

  1. Arthur And The Invisibles — a rewrite of a semi-animated, semi-live action children’s fantasy by Luc Besson
  2. Escape From Planet Earth — a CGI cartoon, to be directed by Tony Leech, about aliens breaking out of Area 51
  3. Hoodwinked 2: Hood Vs. Evil — the screenplay for this sequel has now gone through three drafts

The latter two projects still await the greenlight.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11340006144797496514 RC

    i imagine the discussion relating to dick’s thank you at the end of scanner darkly really encouraged the thought of that bio-pic.

    –RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

  • Thom

    Corey also had a letter in Premiere Magazine this month lamenting that they ignored Hoodwinked completely.


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