WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/8/2010

A look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.

Another extremely disappointing week for weird movies. The summer can’t get over fast enough, though there is hopefully relief on the horizon thanks to Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

IN THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):

Predators: Reboot of the Ahh-nald sci-fi/action series, sans the Governator.  The movie’s not of interest in itself; we mention it sadly, to show that Hollywood has swallowed up another promising directorial talent (Nimród Antal, of Kontroll).  Come back to us, Nimród!

IN DEVELOPMENT:

Dali & I: The Surreal Story (planned for 2011): Upcoming Salvador Dali biopic, with Andre (The Truman Show) Niccol mentioned as director, Cillian (Peacock) Murphy attached as “I” (an unscrupulous art dealer), and—here’s the kicker—Al Pacino as the Surrealist painter. I’d expect something along the lines of Little Ashes, but even more salacious: the author of the memoir the screenplay is based on describes as an expose of how ” the artist authorized forgeries of his own work as a means of funding his so-called ‘sex circus’ of surreal orgies with young actresses.” You can read more about this project, which may or may not be completed, at the book author’s site.

NEW ON DVD:

God of Vampires (2010): There’s no truly weird DVD releases this week, but you might take a chance on this gory action/horror/comedy/would-be-cult-film hybrid about Chinese vampires in America.  This low-budget independent film was six years in the making.  Buy God of Vampires.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

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