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FETUS: ‘Atlas Shrugged’? IIIIIIIII don’t knooooowwww, guuuuuys….

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

There’s word going around about an ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie adaption.  I’m incredulous.

Charlize Theron has been meeting with Lionsgate and some producers about starring as the main broad, thus giving the project some buzz.  Ummmm, ok.  I started to read this book many years ago, but didn’t finish.  I imagine I wasn’t the only one whose little college freshman brain was kind of blown away by ‘The Fountainhead’ and wanted to keep living in Ayn Rand’s  intriguing philoso-land (goooooo capitalism!), so then moved on to the bigger sister ‘Atlas Shrugged.’

Except, while ‘The Fountainhead’ was the beautiful, intriguing, mysterious and fleeting one, ‘Atlas’ was of the same family, twins even, but fat.  And boring.  ‘Fountainhead’ was about architecture… ‘Atlas’ – railroads.  Railroads are not sexy.  I officially gave up on the novel after Dagny and whatever dude are searching around and they get all excited about finding a magnificent … engine.

Hey, maybe it gets better, so what, I’m a quitter….

atlas_shrugged_coverRyan Reynolds would play Atlas, obv…

I’d probably watch whatever gets put out, but I really think that they (movie whomevers) should make a new ‘Fountainhead.’ It’s been done, sure, but that was a looooong time ago.  How long ago?

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Don’t you think this could use a refresher?

Who do you see as Howard Roark, Justin Timberlake or Bradley Cooper???

STALKING: Casting news for ‘The Green Lantern’ has my loins in a tizzy

Friday, July 10th, 2009
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Bradley Cooper, left, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake (Getty)

Ask me what I know about ‘The Green Lantern’ and you hear crickets.

Cast any one of these dudes and you hear my wallet emptying.

The THR story:

Along with director Martin Campbell and producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti, Warners has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.

This week, the race narrowed to Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake. The clock is ticking on the decision as the holding deal the studio had on the actors expired Monday, meaning the three are now free to accept other offers.

It goes on to mention a couple other choices, two names I don’t recognize and then…. Jared Leto.  Hear that?  It’s my wallet closing and my legs crossing.

Don’t F this up, Warner Bros.  I’m gonna go on Wikipedia right now and read all about Green Lantern and then ooh baby I’m gonna get all worked up if you don’t stay true to the material by messing with the plot and characters I hold dear and PLEASE CAST ALL THREE OF THESE GUYS.

That was an open letter of sorts.

Signed – GreenLaternFanForLifeAsOfToday