Robert Pattinson Will Use His Teeth to Deliver the Breaking Dawn Baby, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today
Also in this Tuesday edition of The Broadsheet: Brad Pitt's World War Z may be dead... two epically funny men plan a trip to The Office... movie ticket prices could get more confusing, frustrating... and more ahead.
· As health class taught everyone, butter-colored sex leads to vampire-assisted cesarean deliveries and demon babies. Speaking with Total Film, Twilight star Robert Pattinson confirmed that the controversial Breaking Dawn birth scene has been filmed. "Yeah, I've done it. I've chewed it, spat it out!" The "it" in this case is Baby Renesmee's placenta, because that's how Stephenie Meyer rolls. RPatz says the new film is more like a horror movie. "Just some of the source material makes it inevitably more different. It's completely nuts, the book." Apparently, the movie is too. [Total Film]
· If you were excited about World War Z, the adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie oral history starring Brad Pitt, you can calm down now. Vulture reports that Paramount is looking for a co-financier to offset some of the film's $125 million budget; if the studio can't find a partner, Z will likely end up deader than a zombie. [Vulture]
· Maybe Ricky Gervais wasn't just shooting from the hip when he said that Will Arnett would make a perfect replacement for Steve Carell on The Office. Arnett will guest star on the season finale, though that doesn't mean he's going to replace Carell in the fall. Also guest starring on the finale? Gervais himself, who will once again reprise his role as David Brent. Oh, and Will Ferrell is going to be on, too. Normal. [EW]
· Here's some nonsense. With box office figures down, the Los Angeles Times floats the idea of variable pricing for tickets. What does that mean? Well, if you purchased your tickets closer to showtime, it would be more expensive; if you wanted to see the most popular film in release, it would be more expensive; if too many people wanted to see the less-popular films in release, it would be more expensive. So, yeah: everything would be more expensive. Sounds like the perfect way to get people who aren't going to the movies to go to the movies. [LAT/24 Frames]
· Speaking of nonsense. Jimmy Buffett has applied for a trademark that, if accepted, will allow him to use Tiger Blood as the name for his vodka and energy drink. This sounds all kinds of bad. [Time]
· When did Ian McShane become the go-to actor for big-budget spectacles. The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star will appear in Jack the Giant Killer. [Variety]