Natalie Portman may be playing Indiana Jones’s daughter in Indy IV (no, no, not Fate of Atlantis, this is a movie). As if Ms. Portman wasn’t a Geek Queen enough with three Star Wars movies, V for Vendetta and the infamous SNL rap sketch.
I’m fine with it, as long as we get a follow-up trilogy of the young Ms.Jones’s adventures in the 50s and 60s. Seriously, can you imagine what the Indiana Jones movies would be like set in the swinging sixties?
Vince Vaughn playing Racer X in a big screen version he pitched to the Wachowski Brothers. Wrap your head around that for a moment. I never really warmed to the Speed Racer cartoon, but that was probably because I watched it after more sophisticated animé. However, if Vaughn keeps the somehwat campy, colourful look to the series and the Wachowskis try to make the race sequences like The Matrix: Reloaded‘s highway chase, then I’m sold.
I think there was a live action Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets) project around too. I remember that as an okay cartoon. Just get Alex Ross to do the production design like he did the DVD covers.
Wolfgang Petersen’s Batman Vs Superman didn’t happen. Roumors of the project keeps surfacing, but until then we’ll just have to be content with Magic Batman Vs Magic Wolverine.
Begin relentless salivation.
When you’re a designer with a kickass name like Duck Young Kong, you don’t waste your time designing sissy barbecues or gauche chaise-lounges. You design the most useful piece of injection-moulded plastic, like, ever.
Also by the same designer, this alarm clock.
More, please. And don’t just put ‘Islamic Art’ in it.