Rob Zombie Wants You to Take His Blob Seriously
· Having sworn off the rebooted Halloween franchise, Rob Zombie has found another deadly horror villain to revive: The Blob, which first threatened Steve McQueen's town in 1958, was remade a little nastier in 1988, and will shoot next year with a new-and-improved title character. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie told Variety. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now." Well, Rob, it is called The Blob. Perhaps a family of homicidal, inbred redneck gelatinous masses might not be the best way to go with this one. [Variety]
Robin Williams goes back to the chapel, Daniel Craig goes back to the movies, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Robin Williams did one for himself with World's Greatest Dad, and so now he does one for them with Wedding Banned, Touchstone's romantic comedy about a divorced couple who kidnaps their daughter on her wedding day to help her avoid the same mistakes they did. Naturally, the couple's relationship blooms anew; I'm guessing the marriage goes off after all, and the whole enterprise will infuriate critics? Anyone have another idea? [THR]
· Daniel Craig will star in director Jim Sheridan's psychological thriller Dream House, in which Craig moves his family to a rural New England home that once hosted a murder. Sure, it sounds trite, but their producers Morgan Creek are reportedly counting on a "come for the mustache, stay for the movie" marketing blitz -- a fail-safe strategy if there ever was one. [Variety]
· Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo is the latest cast member to join Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Anthony Mackie in The Adjustment Bureau, shooting next month in New York. [Variety]
· Maggie Grace will play Cameron Diaz's sister in the upcoming spy flick Wichita, only to have her dream-wedding hopes threatened when elite spy Tom Cruise hauls Diaz off on a globetrotting mission to protect... a battery. This is the first I'd heard of the plot, actually; I suppose it sounds good. Who doesn't like batteries? [THR]