CATEGORIES Comedy, Romance, Thrillers, Deals, Exhibition, Home Entertainment, Features, Movie News, CinematicalA long time passed since 10 Things I Hate About You hit the big screen. Julia Stiles got Bourne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become a powerhouse on the indie scene, and Heath Ledger ... we know what became of him. I'm guessing that his death and reminiscing moments about his work is what inspired this next piece of news: Ace Showbiz reports that ABC Family is going to make the Shakespeare-inspired film into a television series, with the film's director, Gil Junger, signed on to helm the pilot. In it, Kate and Bianca Stratford will face "their new high school environment." I don't know if that means freshman hitting the big leagues, or the girls moving to a new zip code, but I can only hope that they come up with a new love interest for Kate. There's only one Patrick Verona.
Hater has been on a long road to production, but it looks like the time is finally here. Almost a year ago, Guillermo del Toro had signed on to direct the adaptation of David Moody's novel. But then the Hobbit swept him away and left Hater director-less. Have no fear, Moody fans, the pic is back on track. Variety reports that the director of The Orphanage, Juan Antonio Bayona, will helm the feature when it kicks into gear next year. So, if you liked the one-two producer-director punch of del Toro and Bayona, this should be a treat!
Hit the jump for a few exhibition news bits for the next few months.
A group of Canadian shorts are headed for DC. Variety reports that the Academy is hosting "A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada," which will include great shorts that range from the recent Oscar winner, The Danish Poet, to the super-old Neighbours from 1952. It'll take place on October 27, and the tickets are free, so check it out if you're in the area! How can you resist awesome, award-winning shorts??
Finally, if you're a fan of Namesake director Mira Nair, and you live in the Big Apple, clear November 7 on your calendar. Variety reports that Nair will take part in a discussion with Suketu Mehta about the divide between New York and Bombay.