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News Bits: High-Rise, Bond 24, Lonely, Sandman

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 7th 2014 09:25PM
News Bits: High-Rise, Bond 24, Lonely,  Sandman

High-Rise
The first photo is out of Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, cinematographer Laurie Rose, and director Ben Wheatley on the set of the film adaptation of J.G. Ballard's darkly satirical horror tale "High Rise". There's even a LEGO version of this photo out. Click here for the actual one, and here for the LEGO one.

Bond 24
"Blue is the Warmest Color" actress Lea Seydoux is rumored to be the top choice to join Daniel Craig in the still untitled 24th James Bond film.

The report comes from Schmoes Know who admit they have no idea what role she'd play be it Bond girl, villainess or a supporting character of some kind.

Lonely Island
Lonely Island, the musical comedy trio comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, has reportedly just sold an untitled comedy pitch to Universal Pictures.

Judd Apatow will produce while "Hot Rod" helmers Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct the project which is set in the world of music which means there'll be new songs from the team who came up with iconic SNL tracks like "Dick in a Box," "Motherlover," and "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" along with songs like "Jizz in My Pants" and "Everything is Awesome". [Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/andy-sambergs-lonely-island-comedy-724088">THR]

Sandman: Hope in the Abyss
A Kickstarter campaign has launched for "Hope in the Abyss," a ten-minute fan film based on Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" graphic novel series and directed by Andre Kirkman. Some solid talent is involved as well, several of the team behind the film are responsible for the effects on the likes of "Man of Steel" and "King Kong".

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