Ryan Reynolds Goes Underground. Literally.

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· If you're Ryan Reynolds, how do you follow up your surprise summer romcom hit The Proposal? How else? Sign on for Buried, a mini-budget indie about a civilian contractor in Iraq who's kidnapped and buried alive with nothing but a cell phone, a candle and a knife. Thank goodness for those -- digging out of that box would get awfully boring without an occasional game of Bedazzled to break up the monotony. [Variety]

Antichrist gets a release date, The Runaways replace Lita Ford, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.

· Antichrist, everyone's favorite existential-horror/genital-mutilation fever dream from Cannes, is officially set for an Oct. 23 release in New York and Los Angeles. Outside those areas, if you don't mind seeing a slightly altered version of Lars von Trier's original cut, you can have a glimpse on VOD starting Oct. 21. I'll pretend I didn't just see you throw up in your mouth a little in anticipation. [Variety]

· The Dark Knight took the top prize at this year's Saturn Awards, the annual celebration of the best in genre cinema. Look for considerable changes next year, however, when the Saturns' expansion to 10 Best Film nominees opens the field to deserving challengers like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. [THR]

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· So wait a second: A couple weeks ago, Alessandra Torresani was telling us and anyone else who would listen that she would portray Lita Ford in the girl-rock biopic The Runaways, currently in production in L.A. Now we're hearing that Scout Taylor-Compton (left) has the Ford role, starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Stella Maeve. Next thing you know, Torresani will probably be bragging she's got half a spaceship built for her upcoming turn as Barbarella. Fishy! [Variety]

· In case the original theatrical cut of Watchmen didn't quite fulfill your Lugubrious Bloat Quota™ for 2009, you're in luck: Warner Bros. will release Zack Snyder's three-hour-plus director's cut next month in New York, L.A., Minneapolis and Dallas. Elsewhere, you can tune into a one-off screening broadcast online from Comic-Con, with Snyder commenting live and even taking your ever-constructive questions between gulps of Pepto-Bismol and Jameson. [THR]

· Speaking of Comic-Con, this year's festival will feature its first-ever event aired on TV: A Star Wars special including unseen footage and a table read of a new Clone Wars script. Amazing. Rumor has it this might also be the first Comic-Con panel ever staged behind a shielding length of chicken wire. [Variety]



Comments

  • JudgeFudge says:

    The cell phone, candle and knife are great, but they don' t hold a candle (or cell phone, or knife for that matter) to Ryan's abs.

  • Furious D says:

    1. The trick is that he's buried in the same hole where the Weinstein Company dumps its films.
    2. I'm holding out for Antichrist getting the 10th best picture slot. Dare to dream, dare to dream.
    3. Damn, I know there's a way to get a joke involving the planet Uranus, but I can't think of it.
    4. I guess she was hoping to convince the producers to hire her through the power of her own delusion.
    5. I think I'll hold out until the DVD release. I don't make any commitments to anything more than 2 hours without a pause button.
    6. The twist is that they'll be reading the Clone Wars Xmas Special, and they'll be installing bullet proof glass.

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