Sci-fi, The Matrix, Groundhog's Day oh my! This is the follow-up to Duncan Jones tragically under the radar film Moon and it looks equally awesome. I'm a bit bias as I read and loved an early copy of the script but the trailer does nothing to dim said excitement, even with the inclusion of Jake Gyllenhaal. Personally I was hoping for a bit of a Sam Rockwell/Duncan Jones love affair a la Scorcese/DiCaprio but what can you do.
I've seen this one before
Guy gets framed then flees, returns
Cue obvious twist
Super powers fine
But why no super monsters
Try to keep it real?
Gyllenhaal not great
The sands of time go real slow
And nowhere really
No need for sequel
Story is boring and old
Too soon to reboot?
So apparently they are making a Joe Namath biopic, with the totally believable casting of Jake Gyllenhaal to play the legendary quarterback. I'm assuming there is some sort of misunderstanding between the pieces involved, presumably over the nickname Broadway Joe. It seems pretty clear Gyllenhaal would love to star in a movie about an ordinary Joe becoming a Broadway sensation with tons of flashy musical numbers and costumes, but NFL quarterback? Seriously?
The story is that Gyllenhaal was attached to the project a few years ago, based on a script by David Hollander. There had been no movement on the project for some time, but now Pajiba is reporting that Walk The Line director James Mangold is now attached as well. Considering that Mangold also has a Dusty Springfield film in the works it is safe to say the man enjoys dealing with the biopics. His newest film is the ridiculous looking actioner Knight & Day with Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise.
Here is the new guest heavy music video for Vampire Weekend's Giving Up The Gun off their awesome album [amazon B002JN74WI]. There's a lot of tennis being played and some guest spots from Wu Tang's RZA, Lil Jon, Joe Jonas, and Jake Gyllenhaal, who apparently gets really drunk. Not sure they needed all the big names for the video because the song is so good, but I'm sure it doesn't hurt considering I got the youtube version of the video from a user named FanaticForJonasB.
As for the video frontman Ezra Koenig explains
"'Giving Up the Gun' just means turning your back on aggression and selfishness," Koenig explains of the song's concept. "The heroine of the video isn't an amazing tennis player, but she has heart. She stays calm despite the unfairness of it all." [via spinner]
Oh, how cute, there is meaning and stuff. Of course this isn't the first track from Contra to receive the video treatment as they also made that Cousins video.
Don't tell all the guys at the gym but I am pretty pumped to see this. I hadn't really read much into the film as it sounded like the typical war torn family tragedy with a twist, but the trailer certainly makes me expect top notch performances, gut wrenching reality, and strong awards considerations. I think Tobey Maguire's haircut might be a little much though.