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E! News told us that the 17-year-old actor "could wind up playing an updated version of Modine's character in the still-in-development film, which counts Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment (and "Twilight" and "New Moon" fame) as producers. We hear that Robert Munic has penned a screenplay that is "very faithful" to the original film."
Apparently, Taylor already saw the script and very excited about it! One source said, "It's very much in line with his athleticism. His character is someone who's striving for greatness."
But neither a rep for Lautner or Warner Bros. respond to a request for comment from E! News.
Okay, again I ask Hollywood, why remake? Can't they just leave a movie alone? Is there no more creativity left? »
Two weeks ago Taylor Lautner’s upcoming movie slate was completely clean. Now, though, in only a short amount of time, the boy wonder has somehow managed to pick up an assortment of new projects – from films that have him rescuing hostages in Cancun to a coming-of-age romance flick that has him hooking up with an older woman. That last little blurb loosely describes the film behind this latest bit of Taylor Lautner casting news. E! is reporting that Lautner is circling a remake of the 1985 film Vision Quest, which starred a very young Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino. Based on the book by Terry Davis, Vision Quest follows a high school wrestler who’s training to take down the top wrestler in the state when he meets an older girl who shows him a few moves of...
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Now that he's a hot property outside of the fevered imaginations of Twi-hards thanks to New Moon's success, Taylor Lautner is being liked to a whole swathe of new projects, including this latest one, a remake of 1985's coming of age wrestling drama Vision Quest.The original starred Matthew Modine as a high school wrestling star who falls head over heels in lurve with the slightly older female boarder (Linda Fiorentino) who arrives to stay at his house. His relationship with her ends up interfering with his sporting dreams. Tch… Girls, eh? Always with the interfering with the sporting dreams. This new version is beg spearheaded by producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who have been part of team Twilight since the first movie and who are also developing action thriller Cancun as another possible Lautner vehicle.Perhaps they could also find a place for his current squeeze, singer Taylor Hicks - after all, »
Taylor Lautner probably wants to think of himself as the new Johnny Depp or Leonardo DiCaprio-- teen idol turned serious actor-- but is it possible he's actually the new Matthew Modine? According to E! Online, Lautner is in negotiations to start in a remake of 1985's Vision Quest, the romance that starred Modine as a high school wrestler who fell in love with an older woman staying as a boarder at his house. Lautner did karate as a kid-- seriously check this out-- and we all know there are millions of older women who would die for the chance to teach him a thing or two about love. Sounds like a pretty natural next step for Team Jacob Nation-- but we probably ought to wait until Lautner turns 18 before we start showing him, ahem, coming of age. Though that's happening next February, so Hollywood, start your engines! »
I hope Twilight fans are happy with the fast-growing monster that is Taylor Lautner. He's got two big movies in the works already (Max Steel and Cancun) and now he may star in a remake of the Matthew Modine coming of age film Vision Quest. This one would be comically appropriate, at least, as it would have Lautner as a kid who gets entangled with a slightly older woman while trying to prep for a wrestling match. But do we really need another version of Vision Quest? E! News reports that Temple Hill Entertainment, one of the companies behind Twilight and the guys pushing Lautner's Cancun movie (which balances the fact that they're also doing movies like Gears of War and Dead Space) are getting the new Vision Quest off the ground. The film, based on the novel by Terry Davis, is about a kid who decides to beat the »
- Russ Fischer
Looks like another role for Team Jacob. E! Online reports that Taylor Lautner, better known as Jacob Black from Twilight, may have scored a part in the remake of 1985's Vision Quest. The original Quest starred Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino. It was a coming of age film about a high school wrestler who wants to be more than just a average athlete. Without much help from his Dad or coach, he decides to continue for his dream anyway. Luckily for him and his hormones, Dad rents a room to a »
- Niki Stephens
Taylor Lautner is quite the wanted man (boy?) in Hollywood right now. The teenager recently signed on for another film with Summit but apparently he's still trying to bulk up his resume. The latest is that Lautner is in talks to star in a new version of Vision Quest, the 1985 film starring Matthew Modine. (Yes, the remake machine strikes again). Details on Lautner's role are still in the works, but Modine played a wrestler who fell head over heels for an artist. Hey, at least Lautner would actually get the girl this time. »
Taylor Lautner may be about to pin down another role. Seemingly seconds after he booked yet another post-Jacob job, sources tell E! News that the 17-year-old actor is in talks to put his New Moon abs to good use in a remake of the 1985 drama Vision Quest. Which is not what it sounds like—a cheesy sci-fi flick—but rather a coming-of-age romance that featured Madonna's "Crazy for You" as its theme song and starred Matthew Modine as a high school wrestling star who falls in love with an artist—a permtastic Linda Fiorentino—his dad has taken in as a boarder. Why remake? Let's just re-release that! But Taylor may have another vision. He could wind up playing an »
Born in West Germany, Schiffer was 'discovered' at the age of 17 in a Düsseldorf nightclub by the Metropolitan Model Agency, before becoming one of the world's wealthiest print and catwalk 'super models'.
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- Michael Stevens
Matthew Modine rounds out the all-star revival, according to EW.com. »
Jennifer Morrison is Broadway-bound. A month after checking out of House, the actress has joined the forthcoming revival of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker in the role of Helen Keller's mother, Kate. The play focuses on the relationship between a young Helen (played here by Abigail Breslin) and the teacher (In Treatment's Alison Pill) who taught her to communicate. Matthew Modine rounds out the all-star revival. Morrison's participation all but rules out a return to House later this season since Miracle Worker begins previews in February and runs at least through the spring. Thoughts? Sad that this »
- Michael Ausiello
Adrian Grenier will once again host the charity:water Ball this December.
Charity:Water was established by Scott Harrison, a Manhattan party promoter, in 2006. While on a freelance photography trip in Africa, Harrison was shocked to see victims of contaminated water suffering long and painful deaths.
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DVD Playhouse—November 2009
Watchmen—The Ultimate Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Adam Goldberg: Shooting To The Music
Adam Goldberg first brought his unique brand of manic intensity to Richard Linklater’s ensemble classic Dazed and Confused in 1993 and has since been featured in such varied films as 2 Days in Paris, A Beautiful Mind, Saving Private Ryan, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Hebrew Hammer and I Love Your Work, which he also directed. An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his character for both comedic and dramatic effect, Goldberg also played recurring roles in “Friends” and “Entourage.” Goldberg's music CD, "LANDy, Eros And Omissions," hit shelves June 23 of this year from Nine Yards Records.
Goldberg’s latest film, (Untitled), is a satirical comedy that has him playing Adrian Jacobs, a brooding avant-garde composer who falls for the gorgeous owner (Marley Shelton) of a trendy New York art gallery. The quirky worlds »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Matthew Modine: Better Angels
Matthew Modine has been something of an iconoclast most of his working life. After being groomed for ‘80s teen idol status in early films such as Private School and Vision Quest, Modine was also one of the first actors of his generation, along with Sean Penn, to take on riskier projects, such as Robert Altman's Streamers, Alan Parker’s Birdy, Gillian Armstrong’s Mrs. Soffel, and Alan J. Pakula’s Orphans. It was his lead role as the cynical Marine Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam epic Full Metal Jacket that put Modine into the pantheon of young actors who were more than just pretty faces and knowing winks at the camera. This, after all, was the young man who turned down the lead in Top Gun, arguably the prototypical ‘80s blockbuster, due to its cold war politics. From the beginning, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Either I'm a sucker for pirate stories, or I owe Renny Harlin an apology. After lambasting him for his disaster of an action film 12 Rounds, I now see that as a director he was hideously robbed of the fame CutThroat Island should have brought him when the box office of its time failed to recognize the greatness inherent in pirate epics. Fast forward eight years to Disney’s vastly inferior Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and you begin to realize just how bad Mr. Harlin got hosed. Compared to PotC, CutThroat Island’s visuals have a much grander scale; its story’s plot has actual merit; and it’s not all kept afloat by a flamboyant Johnny Depp in pirate garb.
- Lex Walker
Here’s a list of some of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week we’re particularly interested in. Plus, some old favorites (and not so favorites) coming out this week for the first time on Blu-ray.
Michael Jackson: Moonwalking – The »
- Joe Gillis
DVD Playhouse—August 2009
Watchmen—Director’S Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Well, hooray! This is a brilliant film and it’s been a long time coming to these shores.
New York Int’L Children’S Film Festival Presents:
The highly anticipated new animated masterpiece from the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Triplets of Belleville
• Winner Audience Award - Annecy Animation Festival
• “Absolutely luscious to behold!” – Variety
• “Stunning! A cascade of light, color and wonder burst from the screen!” – The Irish Times
• “A visual universe of true splendor!” – Le Monde
Sat & Sun, July 18 & 19, 11:00Am
IFC Center (323 West Sixth Ave)
Tickets on sale now at
http://WWW.Gkids.TV or 212-349-0330
New York, NY, June 23, 2009 –New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival extends its reputation as one of the nation’s premiere showcases of new animation with the July 18 & 19 U.S. Premiere screenings of The Secret of Kells, the highly anticipated new »
- Todd Brown
Johnny Depp's pirate skipper Capt. Jack Sparrow has topped a new online poll of movie mariners.
The Pirates of The Caribbean rogue, which Depp based on rock star Keith Richards, beat Russell Crowe's Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Wind's Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine.
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