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'Lone Ranger' Costs So Much Due to Native American, Presumably Hunky Werewolves, and More...


- Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos, and Rosamund Pike seem to be the three actresses up for the female lead in One Shot, the Christopher McQuarrie film that's cast Tom Cruise as a character (Jack Reacher) written as a 6'5", 250-pound dude. According to THR, all three have read for the part, so now it's all going to come down to who does best on Cruise's subway platform stress test.

- If you were wondering why Disney's The Lone Ranger--a film ostensibly about a couple guys riding on horses--was going to cost upwards of $200 million, here's your answer: Native American werewolf CGI. You obviously forgot to take into account that Twilight characters would inexplicably appear in The Lone Ranger.

- Turns out Kevin Smith's film adaptation of Warren Zevon's Hit Somebody is actually going to be two films based on Warren Zevon's Hit Somebody.

- You're going to get a final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad that will finish off the series, after which point Bryan Cranston will explode in a beacon of light and rain down little Cranston cameos in every film we make for the next decade.

- Jean-Claude Van Damme has agreed to play a retired military advisor in the British sci-fi film UFO, and I'm just going to say right now that isn't going to be a very good film. Do retired military advisors even spin kick things?

- Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark star Reeve Carney will star as Jeff Buckley in a still-untitled authorized (because there's also an authorized one that will star a Gossip Girl guy) biopic on the musician. So Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will probably kill him soon, just to be an asshole like that.

  • October 4, 2011
    - In an inspired casting decision, Werner Herzog has joined Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of One Shot and will play the central villain, a former POW known as The Zec. In less inspired casting, Tom Cruise is still playing the protagonist--Jack Reacher--a 6'5", 250-pound ex... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    - Rosamund Pike beat out Hayley Atwell and Alexa Davalos for the dubious distinction of becoming Tom Cruise's love interest in One Shot. It's just going to be hard imagining Cruise with anyone new when we all see so much fiery passion between himself and his actual wife, right?... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    - Here's a new shot of Karl Urban dressed up like Judge Dredd. Still no sign of Rob Schneider. - Remember how Tom Cruise was in talks to play a hulking, 6'5", 250-pound ex-Army cop? That still sounds fine to everyone involved, so they're going ahead with it. - After beginning... / Continue →
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