News bits, both weird and sad

by alphamonkey on March 16, 2009 · 0 comments

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ron-silverWord around the internets is that Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of 1980’s Flash Gordon producer Dino De Laurentiis (okay, he produced other movies too, including Army of Darkness, but Flash is the one I remember him mostly fondly for), wants to adapt the television show MacGyver to the big screen.

It seems Marvel has chosen an actress to play ex-Soviet kick-ass super-spy the Black Widow for Iron Man 2. Now I like Scarlett Johansson fine (hell, I even liked The Island), but is there anyway anyone out there can get me on-board with this casting? Please?

And, on a more somber note, actor Ron Silver passed away yesterday at the age of 62 from cancer. Silver’s 35-year career gave us such timeless classics as Timecop, The Arrival, Live Wire, Danger Zone, and Blue Steel. He will be missed, and not just for summing up the difference between himself and Jean-Claude Van Damme in a single sentence: “You see, I’m an ambitious Harvard-educated visionary who deserves to be the most powerful man in the world and you… you’re a fucking idiot who never figured out that the only way to make anything of himself with all that fancy kicking was on Broadway.”

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