In the last couple years, Alexander Skarsgård has taken on roles ranging from controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier's Melancholia to Peter Berg's Battleship, but now it looks like the 6' 4" heartthrob may be heading to the dense foliage of the tropics. more »
And I mean "amazing" — like the Hindenberg disaster or those nature-documentary Serengeti footraces that you like to watch when you're high and that always end in some poor gazelle's evisceration and you wish you could share the mindblowing experience with all your coworkers the next day but they'll never understand and anyway it's better to be discreet about these kinds of things though that doesn't make it any less amazing. But I digress: Kellan Lutz is going to play Tarzan in a performance-capture 3-D updating of the Edgar Rice Burroughs legend.
Craig Brewer knows that some of you are skeptical about his remake of Footloose, the 1984 Kevin Bacon teen classic about lusty high-schoolers who kick off their Sunday shoes, strain against their small town conservative parents, and "angry dance" their way to prom. But the director, who helped bring rap music to the Academy's attention in his Oscar-winning Hustle & Flow (and next chained Christina Ricci to a radiator in Black Snake Moan, another tale set in the Southern region where Brewer was raised), comes at it with a fan's devotion and with an awareness of how religion, morality and politics still overlap in the lives of teenagers today. And, as he watched Kevin Bacon do when he was a kid watching Footloose on the big screen, Brewer admits to indulging in his fair share of "angry dancing."