Best idea ever.

I was perusing the movie blog Cinematical just now, which is a very entertaining, large, comprehensive site that often focuses on what my blog almost never does—talking about just-announced projects that are still in the far-off, perhaps never-to-arrive future. Though I generally find it a waste of time to talk about anything until they’re actually rolling film (or preferably until there’s a confirmed, blood-oath-sworn release date, since nothing is ever for sure in Hollywood), I can’t resist saying a little prayer to the movie gods regarding this scoop. Frankly, this sounds like something Becca and I would come up with while sitting around our apartment drinking wine, at the end of a conversation that would have started out with us making fun of something on Smallville and then trying to one-up each other with things that could be more ridiculous than whatever was happening on that show.

Apparently, Steven Soderbergh is planning on making a live action, 3-D, rock and roll musical about Cleopatra starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, with Hugh Jackman as Marc Antony. With music by Guided by Voices.

That, my friends, is what we call a potential perfect storm of awesome.

It’s gotta be true if it’s in Variety, right?!

Pleeeeease let it be true. This is what the world needs now.


3 Responses to “Best idea ever.”

  1. 1 Becca October 24, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Ohmygodohmygodohmygod. Fuuuuuck.

    I’m voting for Soderbergh on Nov. 4th.

  2. 2 patty October 27, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    no, you’re not, becca.

  3. 3 Emily October 28, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    This idea has almost too many things to love: Hugh Jackman (yum), musicals, costumes, Anthony & Cleopatra (have you seen “Rome,” people????), and Steven Soderbergh (who loves Catherine Zeta Jones). I hereby declare that it will be amazing.

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