ER‘s Doctor Greg Pratt will be returning to the big screen soon, according to ComingSoon.net. Mekhi Phifer, who has played Dr. Pratt for the past six years, will star in Hunter’s Moon, the story of a father and son on a hunting trip. During the trip, the son is kidnapped and the father has to carry out the kidnapper’s wishes to get his son back.
Phifer is most likely branching out due to the impending end of ER next season. I’ve been a big fan of his work both as Doctor Pratt and in movies like O and Dawn of the Dead. I’m looking forward to seeing him in movies again.
There’s only so much information my brain can hold. Inexplicably I forgot about a little movie starring two of my favorite people – Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt. I read an article this morning on Cinema Blend about how Tim Roth vows to not even watch Funny Games because filming it was so difficult for him personally. In the movies, two crazies take Roth, Watts, and their son hostage in their own (vacation?) home and torture them as a game. Roth had trouble because the boy in the movie resembles one of his real life sons.
I had previously posted about the poster for Funny Games, but I hadn’t checked out the trailer yet. Michael Pitt looks as devious as ever, although I’m not so sure I like him having a partner in crime. It worked well for Murder By Numbers, but he was so much scarier in his guest spot on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Funny Games is set for release on March 14th, 2008.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit of an M. Night fangirl – I actually liked Lady in the Water and I count Signs as one of my Top Five movies. Needless to say, I’m psyched for his upcoming movie The Happening, but it actually looks really good. The poster was awesome. Now /Film has the trailer, which is even more awesome.
It looks like New York City starts going crazy and killing themselves. So Marky Mark becomes a hero. At least, that’s what I’m guessing. There’s going to be a twist, I’m sure – something about how everyone’s connected and it was Marky Mark’s destiny to save the world. But I’m ok with that.
And so help me, if one crazy gets on the news talking about how a movie about an insane New York reminds them of September 11th, I’m going to scream.