Let's say this for Will Smith- he can certainly bring an original twist to old stories. The superstar is planning on starring as the Biblical bad boy Cain (as in Cain and Abel). The offbeat angle is that Smith is cashing in on the recent craze for vampire films by mixing those legendary monsters in the tale. For more click here
Pacino was one of several well-known actors who might have been part of the Star Wars saga.
Did you know that Al Pacino and Kurt Russell were considered for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars? Or that Sissy Spacek auditioned for the part of Princess Leia? Click here for many other interesting facts about the early days of Star Wars.
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert denounced video games in a recent blogpost and was inundated with thousands of complaints. Ebert's opinion that video games can never be considered art caused a back-lash among gamers who got him to apologize (well, sort of.) Ebert admitted he should not have commented on video games since he is largely unfamiliar with them. He also conceded that, to fans of the format, something approaching art can be achieved. However, he says he will never be among them. Ironically, Ebert and his former At the Movies co-host Gene Siskel, would occasionally play video games on their show. For more and to view a vintage clip of Siskel and Ebert playing a video game, click here