Since our posts yesterday concerning the imminent demise of Pop Critics, we have seen a tremendous outpouring of support. With that support has come an almost unanimous wish that Pop Critics could continue.
Way, way back in the latter days of February, 2008, Mike and I started Pop Critics as a site where we could dish out news and opinions on the world of pop culture and entertainment. We teamed up because we had both been running similar sites on our own,
Producers Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler have acquired the Pete Takeda book An Eye at the Top of the World and plan to mine the nonfiction book for a fictional drama.
Universal Pictures has given the greenlight to Couples Retreat, a film written by Jon Favreau. Favreau will also star and will be reteamed with his Swingers and Made co-star, Vince Vaughn, in the comedy that will also feature Jason Bateman and Faizon Love.
After some heated bidding, a spec script by Blade filmmaker David S. Goyer and Star Trek veteran Brannon Braga is close to landing at ABC. ABC is hoping the series, Flash Forward, could be a worthy companion to Lost. Based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel, Flash Forward chronicles
In what sounds like an incredibly bone-headed move from a business point of view, Universal Pictures has pulled out of the Tintin adaptation. They have declined to exercise an option to co-finance Tintin, which is already set up as a trilogy to be produced and directed by Steven Spielberg