REMEMBER Zowie Bowie, the whimsically named son of rock icon David Bowie? Well, now he goes by the name Duncan Jones, and has directed a sci-fi movie, titled “Moon.” It is getting great advance buzz and opens next month. “Moon” stars Sam Rockwell, who just keeps getting better all the time, and features the voice of Kevin Spacey (as Rockwell’s robot companion.) First-peekers say this is an excellent, quietly creepy film, minus all the CGI that dominates most things in movies these days. The script was written by Bowie/Duncan and another son of privilege, Nathan Parker, the offspring of director Alan Parker — of “Midnight Express,” “Fame,” “Evita” and “Angela’s Ashes” renown.
OKAY, I went online to check this info on the Internet Movie DataBase and couldn’t find a thing, so I’m just going to tell you what I heard from a source in Spain, who is a great admirer of Sharon Stone. (We get news where we can.) She will make a movie for Quentin Tarantino titled “Weekend.” It will co-star Jessica Biel, Lucy Liu, Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen and it will film in Serbia. My source says the only news item about this coming event has appeared on “Serbian and Croatian websites.” Well, I’ve always heard that Sharon has a big fan following in Croatia!
AUGUST marks the grim 40th anniversary of the murder of actress Sharon Tate, and four others at the hands of Manson Family cult members. This terrible event closed the 1960’s in a full circle — a decade that had begun with such promise. It ended in assassinations, riots, upheaval and finally mass murder in Hollywood. So far nobody has had the bad taste to make a feature movie about the Manson slayings. Television offered up two films on the killings — one back in 1970s, and another in 2004. But Oliver Stone, who goes where others won’t, is said to be in talks with Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecuting attorney on the Manson case, to put the latter’s book, “Helter Skelter” onto the bigscreen. If nothing else, it might be fascinating to see Stone turn the Manson saga into a convoluted conspiracy plot — I mean, he even did it with “Alexander.”