Wednesday movie news tidbits: suing Disney over ‘Pirates,’ the ‘Descent’ one-sheet, more
• And now for something completely different: the inevitable Pirates of the Caribbean lawsuit.
Royce says the screenplay contained a blacksmith/swordsman named Will Turner, an eccentric pirate captain and a unique cursed crew whose curse was revealed only in the moonlight. Royce claims the daughter of a British governor named Elizabeth falls in love with Will Turner. In “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Orlando Bloom plays Will Turner and Keira Knightley plays Elizabeth Swann, who falls in love with Will Turner.
• David Poland totally hearts the new Descent one-sheet.
I came upon this one-sheet for The Descent at the corner of Fairfax and Beverly and stood there, staring at it like I was in a museum. It is rather shocking from a distance, but is also very complex and interesting close up. I know some people are mocking it, but I think it is the most brilliant one-sheet I have seen in a long time. It demands that the observer, no matter how casual, pay attention.
• Fascinating flick combines Hollywood, Bollywood, and something else entirely.
The optimistically titled Don’t Stop Dreaming features two Indian A-listers, an ever-changing roster of British actors and a baffling plot….
Junior Simpson, a black man who plays an Indian, is dressed in hues of Dairy Milk purple. He is wearing a turban. He looks fetching, if confused. “Think Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Bhajis. They tell me what to do and I keep nodding and smiling. I’ve no idea what’s going on. It’s a good film, different to what I’ve done before. Bollywood for me is all saris, waterfalls and dancing round trees. You feel a bit detached. I’ve never worked with an Indian film crew. They make their films like they run their restaurants. Everyone is involved.”
• Daily cartoon Savage Chickens confronts the dread/anticipation we’re all suffering waiting for Indiana Jones 4.
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