It hasn’t even been released yet, but Dark Horizons reports that QT is interested in doing a re-make of the Dutch horror film ‘Dead End’. I’m wondering if something hasn’t been lost in the translation here and QT’s actual intent lies closer to bringing the film to the USA under his ‘Quentin Tarantino Presents…’ banner.
With Mickey Rourke flaking out of his deal to star in Tarantino’s portion of Grind House, QT went and picked up Kurt Russell to fill the void. I was fine with the Rourke casting, but this is definately an upgrade.
Ain’t It Cool News has some photos of promo posters for Death Proof and Planet Terror taken at Comic-Con. The Death Proof poster is basically the same thing that we saw previously on the script cover back in April. [Thanks to Brendan for the heads up]
Its being reported everywhere (with the Grind House forum as the primary source) that Mickey Rourke no-showed for his leading role in Tarantino’s Death Proof. Not a good move for his career, but I’m sure Tarantino will be able to find somebody to replace him pretty easily.
Thanks to Danny for giving me the heads up on this. I’ve been traveling alot so I’m not as on top of breaking news as usual.
UPDATE: The Grind House forum folks say they never specifically said Rourke no-showed. Looking at the thread again, some other commenter mentioned the no-show but was not corrected. I just read it wrong.
David DVD is reporting that LionsGate is going to release a 15th anniversary edition of Reservoir Dogs on DVD. Considering we already have a 10th anniversary edition, I’m not sure whey they would do this other than if they think that the upcoming Reservoir Dogs video game is going to be introducing the film to a whole new audience and they want a new DVD ready for them.