Some movies go right through you and some, like "Blindness," well they stick in your craw. When the world essentially falls into chaos after a massive unpredictable epidemic, what do you become? Yup, we're in "Lord of the Flies" territory here and you will in all likelihood be asking yourself just that question as you watch the harrowing story starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Here's Ruffalo with his take on that provocative query.
Maybe this diminishes the work of the massively talented Fernando Mereilles ("City of God" and "The Constant Gardener" make a hell of a one-two punch) but I've taken to describing "Blindness" to others as a high brow "Dawn of the Dead". It's a convenient short-hand for a haunting and harrowing film. We've gotten our hands on a couple exclusive images from the film opening wide tomorrow. Check them out.
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The week rolls on and Hollywood keeps busy as an "Idol" alum get a gig, an 80's icon returns, a boxer looks East and more, in today's Dailies.
- It's no "Dreamgirls," but "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make acting debut in indie rom-com, "The Last Caller." (Hollywood Reporter)
- "Better Off Dead" helmer Savage Steve Holland returns for pic about boy's 13th birthday party in "The Big One 3." (Hollywood Reporter)
- Lionsgate prepping "Meatballs" remake, according to rumors. (CHUD)
- "L.A. Confidential" screenwriter Brian Helgeland tapped to rewrite Ridley Scott's "Nottingham," featuring the Sheriff facing off against bad guy Robin. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Mike Tyson aims for Bollywood. The jokes write themselves. (Variety)
- New Line developing "King of Kong" adaptation, based on doc about two men battling it out for title of "Donkey Kong" champion. Read our coverage of "King of Kong" here. (Variety)
- Mark Ruffalo replaces Daniel Craig as male lead in "Blindness," about a town swept by unexplained outbreak of blindness cases. (Variety)