Movie News in 60 Seconds: Brad Pitt Postpones Retirement; Angelina Jolie’s Foreign-Language Film; Ivan Reitman Could Produce Michael Jackson

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Brad Pitt Postpones Retirement; Angelina Jolie’s Foreign-Language Film; Ivan Reitman Could Produce Michael Jackson

Nov 16, 2011

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That Didn’t Take Long: Two days ago, Brad Pitt said that he’s considering retirement in three years, when he turns 50. Now he’s backing off that timetable, telling reporters in Korea he “wasn’t putting an exact deadline on my expiration date.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Original Language Jolie: Upcoming Bosnian War drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, directed by Angelina Jolie, will be released in the native BHS language of Bosnia. Jolie shot both BHS and English-language versions; the latter may still be used in certain territories. (Deadline)

Michael Jackson Biopic: Would you believe ... the King of Pop, as brought to you by the man who made Ghostbusters? Ivan Reitman is in talks with the Michael Jackson estate to produce a film covering selected periods of his life. (Variety)

Classics to be Restored: Universal Studios President Ron Meyer, who recently got in hot water for saying that his company makes a lot of bad movies, is accentuating the positive in anticipation of Universal’s 100th anniversary in 2012. Among other things, he says the studio will have “a significant restoration commitment for some of our most beloved films.” Wonder if that includes 1999‘s American Pie? (The Wrap)

Say Goodbye to Celluloid: A new report points to 2012 as the year when digital technology will overtake 35mm. By 2015, “?35mm will be used in just 17 percent of global movie screens, relegating it to a niche projection format.” (Technolog)

Soft Porn Should Be Private: An actress in India was “shocked” to see her performance in a little-seen soft porn movie unexpectedly included in the much wider release of Rockstar, out now across India. Ashika Suryavanshi “has become the butt of all jokes in her friend circle," says a source; she’s filed a complaint against the filmmakers. (Zee News)

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