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."

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?

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.


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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