You'd think there wouldn't be a ton of stuff to catch you post-Turkey blokes up with, but it's the exact opposite. So here's some stuff(ing) and things to skim over today:
-- Folks are going bonkers today over news in Production Weekly that the much-anticipated (and kinda secretive) Tron sequel has changed its title to TRZ in order to trick young kids into thinking MTV has adapted their now-retired TRL for the big screen. Okay, that's not the real reason ... but do we really need to know the real reason? TRZ? Here's the snippet of plot synopsis they provided: "After being transported into the surreal landscape of a mainframe computer to destroy an intruder, a programmer finds himself allied with the leader of a rebellion against a corrupt cyber-entity." According to Disney, an official title for the Tron sequel is not set yet.
-- George Miller finally went on the record and told a talk show in Sydney that he's officially off Justice League. He's done. That's it. Over. Dark Horizons says Miller thinks the film will be recast when (and if) it happens because "the studios seem to want bigger stars in their superhero movies now." We wonder why?
-- According to Shock, a source tells them Rob Zombie will indeed return to direct Halloween 2, the follow-up to his successful (at the box office) reboot of the franchise, titled Halloween. Additionally, the site claims Halloween 2 will begin shooting as early as this March.
-- Why do all the Nazi flicks come out during the holidays? And how do you sell them?
-- Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law has been arrested for the deaths of the actress/singer's mother, brother and nephew, according to CBS News.
After the jump: First looks at Whip It and Youth in Revolt, more on Chef and a very cool short film contest.
-- Remember that so-called David Fincher/ Keanu Reeves project titled Chef? Well Slashfilm dug up a synopsis that, sadly, doesn't involve serial killers or the end of the world. "A Michelin-level chef tries to make a comeback from major personal issues. He gathers his old friends together as his 'dream team' and ends up falling in love with the newest member of the group."
-- The Berlin International Film Festival has announced its opening night film, and that honor has gone to Tom Tykwer's (Run, Lola, Run) The International, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.
-- YouTube is holding a short film contest where the winner not only gets to attend the Sundance film Festival, but also have their film screened. Check out the video below for more:
-- Film School Rejects has uncovered some set photos from both Youth in Revolt (based on one of my favorite books) and Whip It, starring Ellen Page. Check out two below and more over at FSR.
Youth in Revolt