Quick Hits: Thursday 11/9

Here are a few things to talk about over the water cooler today:


Mickey Rourke has left Tarrantino's half of the production he's working on with Robert Rodriguqez on the film Grindhouse. And in true, going-against-grain fashion that is seldom seen in Hollywood these days, Rourke is holding his tongue.

"You know what? He hasn't made any comments about it. And until he makes a comment about it, I'm not going to say anything. It just didn't work out. And I hope that's what he has to say. I'm just going to wait."
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Michael Jackson is planning a sequel to "Thriller" which may have worked before he kind of turned into a total lunatic. But sadly, Vincent Price is dead and it's a safe bet to suggest that Quincy Jones probably probably doesn't want anything to do with wacko Jacko, so our guess is that the album will suck. More Jesus Juice, anyone?

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Speaking of lunatic, in an effort to bleed his father-in-laws' corpse just a little more, Philip Hobbs, the Son-in-law to the late great Stanley Kubrik, "discovered" a treatment by novelist Jim Thompson called "Lunatic" that Kubrik had commissioned back in the 1950s' and is in the process of turning it into a film.

"I knew what it was right away, because I remember Stanley talking about 'Lunatic.' He was always saying he wished he knew where it was, because it was such a great idea."
He also added that "Stanley would have wanted me to produce it and he also would have wanted me to have an up-front salary of at least 20 million." No word on whether or not Hobbs will be using the enunciably-proficient Brian Atene for the staring role.

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The Bob Dylan musical "The Times are A Changin'" will be closing down. We're not entirely sure why, but perhaps its because it succeeds at killing anything that was good about Dylan's music. Don't believe me? Watch a clip of the performers on "The View"

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