There aren't too many directors who have kind words for Val Kilmer. After working with him on the ill-fated Island of Dr. Moreau remake, John Frankenheimer pointed out there were only two certainties in his life: he wouldn't climb Mt. Everest and he would never work with Val Kilmer again. Yet director Joel Schumacher says he believes Kilmer was the best Batman to date. Schumacher directed him in Batman Forever, a film generally despised by fans for being overproduced and under-scripted. Schumacher blames the studio, saying he wanted to bring The Dark Knight to the screen but was vetoed by studio execs who forced him to do a Batman and Robin storyline. For more click here
The legendary recording of the Let It Be album atop Apple Studio's rooftop in London.
Plans are being made to adapt the book The Longest Cocktail Party into a big screen feature film. The movie would follow the career of the Beatles from the foundig of Apple to the recording of their final album Let It Be. One major obstacle must be overcome and it's a big one: getting the rights to the Beatles song catalog for use in the film. There might also be legal problems, as this period in the group's career was the most contentious and reasons for their breakup are still being debated today. For more click here
The forthcoming John Gotti biopic crime movie boasts a lot of talent including director Barry Levinson and stars John Travolta, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. However, behind the scenes, the scenario has been as unpleasant as it is bizarre. The producer is being sued by Pesci, who claims his role was changed at the last minute. Levinson replaced previous director Nick Cassavettes and Marty Ingels, a comedian from Hollywood's stone age was the producer- until he was fired in a scandal involving Larry King. Got all that? Click here for more