Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, in a shared universe?! :-O
Alex Kurtzman has been discussing Universal’s newly announced plans for a shared universe of classic movie monsters, and has outlined how he and co-writer Chris Morgan intend to go about bringing it to life…
Edgar Wright. Quentin Tarantino. You can’t go wrong there, can you?
“This isn’t as off-the-wall as one might assume. Apparently these two have been friends or years. As Wright explains on the commentary track, Tarantino coached the director through the writing stages of ‘Hot Fuzz’ by playing him a double-feature for inspiration that consisted of Walter Matthau’s ‘The Laughing Policeman’ and an Italian cop film called ‘Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man.’ ‘One of the greatest titles of all time!’ Tarantino raves on the commentary track. Do yourself a favor and track down the ‘Hot Fuzz’ Blu-ray or 3-disc DVD set that Universal put out a few years back. At the time, Tarantino considered Fuzz to be his favorite movie of the year ‘so far.’ And yet, the two directors spend very little time actually discussing Wright’s excellent movie. Instead, they pass two hours celebrating movies in general, and the action genre specifically. In fact, here’s a comprehensive list of the 190 films mentioned in passing by Wright and Tarantino the epic ‘Hot Fuzz’ director’s commentary track.” —Sean O’Connell
Tommy Ramone, the last original member from the influential band The Ramones, has died aged 62.
The band, founded in New York in 1974, had a major influence on punk rock. Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of its original lineup. He had reportedly been undergoing treatment for cancer.