Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin’.

Some nutcase Billionaire wants to open up a Jurassic Park styled theme park but with real Dino DNA – (Slash Film)

Dan Akyroyd has confirmed Bill Murray defintely won’t be in Ghostbusters 3 (SPR&R)

Geeks Of Doom have a great pre-order deal on exclusive vinyl Hypno Toad figures – (Geeks Of Doom)

All pro swimmers take a whizz in the pool. Male and female swimmers empty their bladders during competitions regularly – (Geek O System)

Due to the long running drought in America half of U.S counties have now been declared ‘disaster zones’ – (Yahoo News)

The Vatican could be rocked by scandal due to incriminating documents leaked by the former Head Of The Vatican Bank – (RT News)

Wedding Crashers duo Vince Vaughn and Own Wilson team up for another movie along with yet another role for Will Ferrell – (First Showing)

U.S female footballer ASlex Morgan introduced her knee to the coupon of the female New Zealand Goalkeeper. Sweet Jesus that’s going to leave a mark – (Deadspin)

Avast! Teaser Trailer For Neighborhood Watch.

Ahem! We think you’ll find that it’s actually spelt ‘neighbourhood‘, with an added ‘u‘. It’s OK America, we forgive you.

The teaser trailer above is for a new comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and the amazing Richard Ayoade, or as most people know him in the UK; Moss from The IT Crowd. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, a Saturday Night Live writer responsible for this and this, NeighboUrhood Watch rattles along like so:

A group of four friends  form a neighbourhood watch group for their suburb to allow them time to bond and escape from their families. However, when the group discovers a plot that threatens the entire world, they are forced to confront it head on.

Apparently that threat involves some kind of alien invasion, although that aspect of the plot is avoided entirely in the teaser trailer and Doug Jones, who has played all kinds of non-human roles, (Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth), will once more slip into costume and heavy make up to play the alien threat.

 

Ripe For A Remake #1: Simon & Simon.

This here’s a new feature aboard our fine Internet faring vessel, where the crew cherry pick an old movie or TV series which they think would be perfect for a remake. This week we look at the 80s classic Simon & Simon.

Starring Gerald McRaney (Jericho, One Tree Hill, the A-Team remake) and Jameson Parker, (The Bell Jar, White Dog), as two brothers, the complete polar opposite of each other, who go into business together running a private investigation firm out of San Diego.

Rick, the older Simon brother, is a stetson wearing, Vietnam veteran who loves beer, bikini clad women and his powered up pick-up truck, whereas AJ went to college, invested his money, wears suits, is well read and drives a shiny sports car. At work  AJ does everything by the book whereas Rick prefers a more unconventional approach to solving cases. Their differences even went as far as their preferred weapon of choice with Rick obviously settling for the bigger hand cannon of the two, a .44 Magnum.

Apart from having a catchy, breezy theme tune the series also had two crossover episodes with Magnum P.I.

The constant arguing and conflicting banter between the two lead characters is what really made this series a success. This premise alone merits a movie remake probably with the likes of Sam Rockwell or Timothy Oliphant in the role of the redneck Rick and Bradley Cooper or even Ryan Reynolds as the dapper AJ. We can only hope.