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Monday's News Round-Up (March 26)
Grindhouse, Daywatch, zombies, Paisley

26 March 2007  |  Written by   

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GRINDHOUSE FIRST REACTIONS
The press junket for Grindhouse is officially over, and reports about the film have started to spring up all over the place. Predictably, reactions have been mixed, but Empire's representatives have given it the thumbs up and word has it from our persons on the ground that the thing which really brought the (Grind)house down was Edgar Wright's trailer for a non-existent Euro-horror, entitled simply "Don't!". You heard it here, and keep your eyes peeled.
 
DAYWATCH TRAILER IS ONLINE
And it kicks all kinds of bottom. To be fair, we've seen it before, but now it's in glorious hi-def quicktime, we thought we'd better let everybody know. There's more about the armies of darkness and light, and some gubbins about the 'chalk of fate' (chalk?!). But there's also a crow turning into a ninja, a bus running into that guy with a removable spine, some more of that cool red-eye effect, and car sports car driving along the face of a multi-story building. Less talk, more Watch (see what we did there?) here.
 
CORBEN BERSEN TO DIRECT ZOMBIE MOVIE
If everyone else and their dog is having a crack at the genre (first dog to direct zombie movie yet to be confirmed), why shouldn't Corbin Bernsen. Last making a proper impact in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Bersen has signed on to make Dead Air, about a radio station trying to warn the general public about an incoming pandemic of zombie-ism headed towards Los Angeles.
 
IAN PAISLEY: THE MOVIE
Granted, this broke late last week, but in case you hadn't heard, there are plans afoot to bring the life story of preacher and ultra-Unionist politician Ian Paisley. Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell is penning a screenplay about the turbulent times of the leader. Which is all fine - the part that made us laugh was someone's pondering Liam Neeson for the lead role. Come on – there's dramatic licence, but there's a line. More sensible suggestions are, according to the Guardian, Brian Blessed, Robbie Coltrane and Richard Griffiths.

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NO!
Man that film's gonna have the record for most uses of the word NO. More

Posted by zephseven at 17:24 on 27 March 2007 | Report This Post

Ian Paisley: THE MOVIE!
Brian Cox should play The Paisley! Hands Down! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 11:31 on 27 March 2007 | Report This Post

The really ironic bit!
Does anyone else think there would be a delicious irony in getting Liam Neeson to play Paisley after already playing the founder of the IRA, in Michael Collins? Surely it's worth a bit of miscasting for the comedy value of that alone! More

Posted by jaideco at 01:31 on 27 March 2007 | Report This Post

The really ironic bit!
Does anyone else think there would be a delicious irony in getting Liam Neeson to play Paisley after already playing the founder of the IRA, in Michael Collins? Surely it's worth a bit of miscasting for the comedy value of that alone! More

Posted by jaideco at 01:31 on 27 March 2007 | Report This Post

From the trailer alone, Grindhouse looks like being everything I was hoping it wouldn't. That said, I really, really want to see "Don't!" just thanks to the inspired title alone (and Edgar Wright of course)! More

Posted by shanyi at 19:49 on 26 March 2007 | Report This Post

someone should kill Paisley. then the film will have a happy ending More

Posted by Hughezy at 18:38 on 26 March 2007 | Report This Post

The bit that made me laugh more......
......was the fact that this Paisley film is apparently being made with the Paisley family as the main backers, and Paisley Jr. as executive producer, yet they claim it'll be "warts n' all". Me bollocks!!! More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 17:39 on 26 March 2007 | Report This Post

Yet another Ian Paisley movie...
... most likely flimed on location in Hawaii whereby he chases the girl, gets up to some hijinks, sings some great songs (available on the soundtrack) along the way and then finally gets the girl. Will Ian Paisley then ditch the movies and go for his 2010 Comeback Special? Oh, Ian Paisley... not Elvis Presley. Well that should be a shit film then. More

Posted by keyzersaulsie at 17:35 on 26 March 2007 | Report This Post

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