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Another couple of news items from IMBD News that I thought some of you might like. I'm sticking these under a cut though as I don;t want to dominate all of your Friends lists with my endless posts this eevning...

Doctor Who star David Tennant is keen for the cult TV show to be turned into a musical - because he loves "a song and a dance."

The Scottish actor is adamant the sci-fi programme would easily translate to the stage, but would prefer to keep a musical version on TV screens as it would be difficult to find the time for a long-running live production.

He says, "Doctor Who: The Musical has been mentioned. I would be up for it. I love a song and a dance. The thing about a musical is you have to commit for a year and a half and it's eight times a week."

Tennant was recently forced to pull out of his run in a London production of Shakespeare's Hamlet due to a back injury..

British actor Kenneth Branagh has confirmed he is to direct new comic book movie Thor.

The star - more famous for his roles onstage - has completed negotiations with Marvel bosses to helm the film, due for release in 2010.

Branagh's last big-screen directorial outing was 2007's Sleuth, starring Sir Michael Caine and Jude Law.

And he can't wait to take the challenge of directing a Hollywood blockbuster.

He says, "We're getting the story and visual effects together and all of that is very exciting."

Thor follows the tale of a disabled medical student whose alter ego is the Norse god.


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Dec. 22nd, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Kenneth Branagh doing Thor!? Really? Hmm...

Now I heard a rumour that Thor was going to be set way in the past, like it was going to be Marvel's LotR - I have to admit I was always dubious with that approach so I don't know how true it is.

I certainly heard that Captain America was looking to be all set in the past - presumably ending with him being frozen in time tobe revived for The Avengers in the following year.

Rumours, rumours. In all likelihood we won't know for sure until nearer the time or the trailers or the film itself.
Dec. 26th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'd only go for a musical if someone tied Murray Gold down and let someone else write the score. That way we might *actually* get to hear the dialogue and decide upon our own emotional responses to events on screen.
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