Afternoon Links: Mario Gets the Batman Begins Treatment
Not only does Mario get to ditch the silly “Italian” voice for this new short film, he gets a whole gritty backstory that buries the Dennis Hopper movie under so much question-mark-brick rubble. And it’s not just Mario! This clip is one of four, with Luigi as an addict and Peach and Toad forthcoming. Evan Daugherty, who penned Snow White and the Huntsman and the upcoming Divergent, wrote and directed. [h/t ComingSoon.net]
The zombie/human numbers represent a major loophole in The Walking Dead’s logic.
Tom Haverford’s Parks and Rec business schemes, ranked.
J.J. Abrams hung out with R2-D2 on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII today.
Harry Potter stamps are happening, even though the USPS took a mega-bath on some Simpsons stamps recently.
NBC’s Last Comic Standing will return for the first time since 2010.
The new teaser for IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon has some serious Haley Joel Osment happening.
Shakespeare in Love will become a stage play starting in London next summer. Sounds confusing.
Orange Is the New Black will compete as a drama rather than a comedy at the Emmys and the Golden Globes. Hmm.
This li’l bit o’ glory almost snuck by us: Anchorman director Adam McKay says “there’s a chance we might be doing a Milo and Otis, G-rated, PG, Adventures of Walter [Burgundy, Ron's son] and Baxter [bilingual dog], which would be amazing.”
AMC ordered a 13-episode fourth season of Hell on Wheels.
And Pete Holmes has a puppet doing modernized Seinfeldian material. [h/t Pop Culture Brain]
More Hollywood Prospectus
“Probably ‘Smokin Aces’, because it wasn’t my hair, and it was like, long beautiful hair that I could never grow.” … “Yeah. I take a supplement called Viviscal. And it’s supposed to help speed up your hair growth. And I really think it works, because my beard grows really fast and I have to get a haircut once a week while using it.” —Ask Jeremy Piven Anything About His Hair