Strike Entertainment, the team behind the recent Dawn of the Dead remake and currently in charge of remaking The Thing, has another possible Carpenter film on their slate of projects with Universal Pictures. HR is reporting that the studio and Strike Entertainment are in negotiations to acquire the film rights to John's 1988 cult hit They Live from rights holder Les Mougins. Strike's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce, while Shep Gordon of Les Mougins and Carpenter will serve as executive producers.
Plot Concept: The original film, part sci-fi thriller and part social satire, told the story of a down-on-his-luck construction worker (Roddy Piper) who discovers glasses that let him see aliens walking among us and controlling humanity. The man races against the clock to find a way to stop them.
Realizes that I now have nothing to look forward to since Battlestar finished
Mickey Rourke packed on the pounds to play a battered fighter in acclaimed new movie The Wrestler - and brought in an Israeli cage fighter to beat him up.
The actor spent six months weight training and guzzling protein drinks to gain more than 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) for his new role, but it was his trainer who really kicked him into shape.
He tells WENN, "I went in at 192 pounds and I had to get up to 235. I never had to gain weight before; I always had to lose weight for different sports.
"After putting 20 pounds of muscle on, it got really hard. I hired this Israeli cage fighter who was from the army and he was real strict with me. He wouldn't take any bulls**t and that's what I needed. I didn't want a trainer who I was gonna tell when I was gonna work out.
"Coming from the army, he could kick my ass and he was all about focus and discipline, mixing cardio with weightlifting. There were days where I wanted to do either cardio or weights because I was sore all the time, all day and all night.
"I never lifted big heavy iron to put on size, so I had a lot of protein, six to seven small meals throughout the day."
Rourke's regime was so tough, he longed for Saturdays - as that was the only day he had off.
He adds, "I had one night a week because my trainer was a Jewish dude, and he wasn't allowed to work on Saturdays because of Sabbath and I couldn't wait for that day to come along.
"He was very religious and I respected him a lot. I didn't want to disappoint him because he took it hard and I think I was very lucky to have this guy in my life."
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--The movie "The Wrestler" was nominated for three Golden Globe awards. Mickey Rourke is in with Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Frank Langella and Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor. Marisa Tomei is nominated for Best Supporting Actress with Amy Adams, Penelope Cruz, Vilal Davis and Kate Winslet. The musical score by Bruce Springsteen got a Best Original Song nomination. (thanks to Steve Wilson and Keith Lipinski)
Sept 22...Keroro Gunsou finally on DVD!
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