Michael O’Brien’s “Father Elijah”: A Malick Movie?

News that Brad Pitt is "in talks" to take Heath Ledger's place in Terrence Malick's Tree of Life spread quickly this morning. But the real news from Planet Malick was yet to arrive...Thanks to Steven D. Greydanus for alerting me to the most bizarre movie news of the week!Michael O'Brien's novel Father Elijah... to become a feature film?!Produced by... Ecky Malick, Terrence Malick's wife?! … [Read more...]

HobbitWatch – Report #3: Will Del Toro Direct “The Hobbit”?

Entertainment Weekly asks Guillermo Del Toro if he's been asked to direct The Hobbit. I've heard some rumblings, but nothing official. ... I tried my best to read Lord of the Rings, the trilogy. I could not. I could not. They were very dense. And then one day, I bought The Hobbit. I read it and I loved it. So it would be a privilege. … [Read more...]

HobbitWatch – Report #2: Doubts of Douthat, Suderman

Sharing some of my own concerns about Peter Jackson's Hobbit project, here are Ross Douthat and Peter Suderman. … [Read more...]


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