The trailer for Gus Van Sant's (Good Will Hunting) new film "MILK" recently released and I have to admit, it looks pretty amazing. I'm no fan of Sean Penn, but it seems Van Sant has managed to wean a remarkable performance from the actor.
But perhaps most exciting, a biopic on the life of Charles Darwin is moving forward and already has some big names attached. On the one hand, I'm saddened because I feel like I've been usurped and my idea stolen (I practiced a Darwin biopic pitch at Misher films!). On the other hand, I'm just happy to see such an important and dramatic story coming to fruition.
It's not all good news, though. Darwin can't even get a break in Hollywood. The project was originally titled, "Origin," a rather befitting name. The title has since been changed to "Creation." I'm pretty sure it's an attempt to shove the movie in creationists' faces with an ironic title, but it just doesn't come off as clever or appropriate.