According to Quentin Tarantino himself, Kurt Russell signed a contract last night to replace the AWOL Mickey Rourke (Word on the street is that he simply failed to show up for the shoot -- that's sure to help the career, Mick.) as Stunt Man Mike in Death Proof, QT's killer-car laden half of Grind House. (While this is certainly big news, imagine the movie for a second with Russell Simmons in the role. Because that's what my brain pictured when I first saw the headline -- tell me that wouldn't kick all kinds of bizarre ass.) Tarantino, not surprisingly, is characteristically excited about the deal, telling the assembled ComicCon masses, "Snake Plissken is one of the most iconic characters in the last 20 years, it's f*ckin' balls man. I think Stunt Man Mike is one of the best characters I've ever written." Balls, man! Balls.

In further Grind House news, fans were shown a clip of Planet Terror (for the two of you hearing about this for the first time, that's the Robert Rodriguez half of the movie) featuring, and I quote, "Rose McGowan wearing a machine gun leg." Needless to say, the crowd went bonkers.