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Clocking Back In
It's been available on VHS and now DVD in the US for some time now, but at last Stanley Kubricks controversial 1970s classic A Clockwork Orange will be re-released uncut in cinemas in his native country. It'll surface in the spring after the film was granted a new 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification. In 1973 it was rated with the then adults-only certificate, X.
The BBFC said, Despite the notoriety, the board does not consider that concerns expressed at the time of the films original release about its possible influence on young people are a serious issue now. A Clockwork Orange was withdrawn in the UK by Kubrick himself. Warner Bros approached the directors family after his death in 1999 about re-issuing the film. They reportedly regard the re-release as a fitting memorial to Kubrick.
Blade writer David Goyer has reportedly been brought in to perform a final script polish on the long-gestating Freddy Vs Jason movie. Preproduction is currently set to start in February. There are also rumours of two endings to the film one in which Freddy lives and the other in which Jason is triumphant. Rather than for some test-screening process, both alternate endings will go out on release prints and audiences wont know which version theyre about to see.
The project beat a proposed new Friday the 13th film. New Line Cinema acquired the rights to the Friday franchise with the choice of either continuing the series or pitting its ceaseless hockey-masked killer Jason against Freddy in the next film.
Gaiman & Gilliam Look to
Neil Gaiman has confirmed that genre great Terry Gilliam is in line to direct a film of his novel Good Omens, which Gaiman wrote with Terry Pratchett. Gilliam will co-write the script with his new regular writing partner Tony Grisoni, who adapted Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with the film-maker.
Gaiman and Pratchett have chosen not to be involved beyond giving Gilliam their blessing. After a previous failed deal to film this apocalyptic comedy, Gaiman told the Sci-Fi Channels website, We decided this time around we would give the book to people who seemed to understand it. I think Terry Gilliam is the perfect director for Good Omens in every way.
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