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Friday, January 11, 2008

Simply Benazir

Hot off the presses, kids, here is the weekly update I receive from a Wave-o resource. I read these every week and it all goes in the great energy field of my mind for later reference but today my eyes stopped - on - SIMPLY BENAZIR - and my reaction is not printable. I mean, this is good - she was an interesting, controversial and powerful woman but a) what a dumb title and b) she's been dead approximately 34 days. And this is in development. Wow. So without further adieu, here is the Wave-o Hot List:


Ranger’s Apprentice
United Artists Films
W: John Flanagan (source material)
Based on the series of children's novels about the adventures of Will, an orphan who becomes an apprentice Ranger striving to keep the mythical Kingdom of Araluen safe from invaders, traitors and threats.

Simply Benazir
Vox Vision, Sum Films Ltd.
P: Zaid Aziz, Henna Rai
Biopic based on the life of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007 in a suicide bombing attack.

Speed Freaks
TV Pilot
Comedy Central
W: Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles
Hoping to put the competition out of business, a couple of marijuana dealers burn down their rivals' meth lab. When things do not go as planned, the two find themselves on the run.

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover
TV Pilot; ordered to series
Bravo, Reveille Prods.
EP: Mark Koops, Sarah Jane Cohen
Reality spin-off of Bravo’s “Shear Genius,” following former contestant Tabatha Coffey as she attempts to make-over beauty shops that are in trouble.


The Best a Man Can Get
Paramount Pictures
Based on the novel, The Best a Man Can Get, written by John O'Farrell and published by Broadway Books in 2002. Karey Kirkpatrick directs.

Bleak History
New Regency Productions, 20th Century Fox
Based on the upcoming novel, Bleak History, written by John Shirley and to be published by Simon and Schuster.

Vicky the Viking
Rat Pack Filmproduktion, herbXfilm, Constantin Film
Based on the 1970s Japanese-German animated television series, "Vicky the Viking," based on the eponymous children's book by Runer Jonsson; published by World Publishing Company in 1968.



The Lonely Maiden
wrap - 1/10/2008
A Yari Film Group crime comedy about three museum security guards who concoct a plan to steal artwork pieces they have grown attached to over the years. Starring Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.

wrap - 01/03/2008
Screen Gems’ English-language remake of the 2007 Spanish horror film “Rec,” about a deadly strain of rabies that breaks out in an apartment complex.

Cheetah Girls: One World
start - 1/12/2008
The Cheetah Girls head to India to star in a Bollywood movie in this Disney Channel telefilm directed by Nisha Ganatra.

The Tenth Circle
start - 1/02/2008
Lifetime's adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel. Kelly Preston and Ron Eldard star as a couple whose lives are thrown into turmoil after their daughter accuses her boyfriend of rape and he then commits suicide.
ShowHype: hype it up!

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