Thursday 17 September 1998
Since filming began in 1996, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Harvey Keitel have had to pull out and the studio has found it difficult to quash rumours surrounding the film's tortuous gestation. Kubrick can count himself lucky, for instance, that one of the world's most-sought after stars, Tom Cruise, has kept his schedule free for the production - his last big-screen appearance was in Jerry Maguire and the actor was required for re-shoots earlier this year.
WITH MEL Gibson about to appear at a multiplex near you as Martin Lethal Weapon Riggs for the fourth time, news comes that Universal Pictures is gearing up for a fourth installment of the film that set the Australian on the road to Hollywood, Mad Max. Twelve years after the last of George Miller's post-apocalyptic adventures, the director has apparently been signed up to revive the franchise, according to reports in Variety.
Gibson's representatives, however, claimed not even to have been contacted about the possibility of their man sporting his Outback mullet for a fourth time. The actor has come a long way since Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and now commands a salary per film in excess of the total cost of the original trilogy. The 42-year-old has already stated that he's unlikely to line up for a Lethal Weapon 5, and if we're to believe that then a fifth Mad Max may be beyond Gibson.
BEST LEAVE the stuntwork to James Cameron and his box of CGI tricks. Police in Michigan, USA, have reported the drowning of a 25-year-old woman who allegedly decided to adopt Kate Winslet's spirit of ecstasy pose on the prow of Titanic in the film of the same name. The woman died when she lost her balance and toppled off the pleasure boat, banging her head as she did so.
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
Lucy, film review: Scarlett Johansson will blow your mind in Luc Besson's complex thriller
Miley Cyrus concert banned on morality grounds in the Dominican Republic
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
American film board gives gay film Love Is Strange R-rating despite no sex or violence
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile