Let's start with the good news. Gambit is finally going to appear in an X-Men movie. Specifically X-Men Origins: Wolverine. From the mouth of Hugh Jackman, the clawed mutant himself. It's this fellow right here, named Taylor Kitsch. I've never seen anything he's been in, so I can't tell if he'll be good in the role or not. He's pretty enough, though. Though I have to say that they get some really horrible actors for these X-Men movies.... They get some great ones too (Ian McKellin, Kelsey Grammer), but they're drowned in a sea of bad acting.
Now for some maybe news. As in maybe it's good, maybe it's horrid. Hollywood (the horrid part) is making a live action Cowboy Bebop (the possibly good part). I've always thought the show would translate well into a live action version, but I'm not so sure that I want Hollywood to touch something I hold so dear.
As terrified as I am, I do have some casting suggestions. Though to be honest, a lot of the people I think would be perfect in the roles (acting and image wise) are too old. :(
Spike - Jet Lee (stretching the age there), James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Wanted)
Faye - Milla Jovovich (Fifth Element, Resident Evil), Anne Hathaway (Get Smart, Becoming Jane)
Ed - Dakota Fanning (Uptown Girls, Charlotte's Web), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine)
Julia - Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, The Other Boleyn Girl), Claire Danes (Stardust, Romeo + Juliet)
Can't think of anyone for Jet or Vicious right off the top of my head. Edward Norton would make a good Vicious, I think, but that's pushing the age again. And Hugh Jackman would make a good Spike, but for the same reason.
And now, get ready to die a little inside.
MTV is going to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I've seen next to zero positive response to this, and I'll certainly add my own anger, frustration and disdain. It's impossible to recreate Rocky Horror. I honestly don't think it can be done. And I also think they should stay the hell away from it. I don't care if they're using the original script and songs; that just makes it worse, in my opinion. It's like saying "the original wasn't good enough, so let's redo it." Fuck. That. MTV and Fox, stay the hell away from my Rocky Horror! Maybe the fan outcry will be so bad that they'll change their mind. I can only hope.
Oh and by the way, Disney is making a sequel to Tron. I wish Hollywood could leave good things alone.