The Morning News Bulletin is a daily roundup of film news that happened over the last couple of hours while we were fast asleep here in SA. Check the news headlines after the jump.
News is pumping throughout Hollywood again.
The Dark Horizons website said on Wednesday that filmmaker Christopher Nolan had decided not to give any creative input into a new Superman film, so that he could focus on The Dark Knight Rises, his third Batman film.
Nolan's wife and producing partner Emma Thomas said Nolan is so single minded when making a picture it's hard to get him to work on anything else. So now with Zac Snyder on board as director on the "Superman" reboot, Thomas says "we are handing it off to him".
Nolan and David Goyer had an idea they couldn't believe was not being explored by Warner Brothers so "they brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it's now Snyder's picture," Thomas said.
Hans Zimmer told NBC that he would score the Superman reboot. genius Zimmer's recent works include "Inception," "Sherlock Holmes," "Gladiator" and both of Nolan's "Batman" movies, Dark Horizons said.
In other news independent film darling, Noah Baumbach who directed the commercial flop but cult loved Greenberg with Ben Stiller and the clever Fantastic Mr. Fox has said he's nearly ready with his cast for his next project "While We’re Young", reports Vulture.
Ben Stiller will work with Baumbach again. He will be joined by the growing in popularity James Franco and offers are out to Greta Gerwig and Cate Blanchett for the female leads. Maybe Stiller and Franco are on their way to Oscar glory. Franco who starred in such cluster turds as Tristan and Isolde and Flyboys. Although he was stellar in James Dean. Ben Stiller needs no introduction.
"The story follows a free-spirited Brooklynite twenty-something couple who inspires an uptight documentarian and his wife to loosen up — with comedic consequences," Vulture says.
And here's today's humdinger - I know I've been punting Black Swan ad nauseam but it looks very fresh. And here's some "fresh" news which you canm take any which way you like:
"The film – about two ballerinas battling it out for the lead role in ‘Swan Lake’ – contains a particularly graphic scene in which Natalie’s character Nina is caught by her mother pleasuring herself, and she admits it was one of the most uncomfortable things she has ever had to film.
She told MTV News about shooting the scene, describing it as “so disgusting.”
Of her discomfort, she added: “It was akin to the experience of watching the movie with my parents sitting next to me, let me tell you!”
The movie also contains a scene where Natalie’s character Nina and her rival Lily – played by Mila Kunis – have a lesbian romp, which Mila has revealed she asked her father not to watch when they attended a screening together.
She said: “He was like, 'I don't think I should see the movie. I was like, 'See the movie. There's going to be a point; get up and leave.'
I don't think any dad should see. It's just not necessary."
But Natalie is adamant the sex scenes are not most shocking aspect of the film – which was directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Instead, she claims the ‘finger scene’ - where Nina pulls at a loose piece of skin on her finger, causing it to bleed profusely – is the most difficult to watch.
She added: “The finger moment is pretty … well it makes my blood curdle.”
And that ends today's news bulletin. Be sure to look out for tomorrow's soon.