Okay. You’ve probably heard this story: after fourteen years, Paramount has decided to sever all ties with Tom Cruise, citing his insane behavior off the set. Including, of course, his famous never-retracted bashing of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants (Scientology, Cruise’s religion, doesn’t let you take an aspirin).
In addition, some feel that the traditional “star power” in Hollywood may be waning a bit, which also warms the cockles of my heart.
But here’s the real kicker. Right after dumping Cruise, Paramount turned to “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who were involved in a rumble with Cruise and Scientology, and inked them to a two-picture (live action) movie deal.
They’re not writing either movie, however, from what I’ve read. Parker will direct and Stone will produce.
The names of the two movies are My All-American, a comedy based around a high school, and Giant Monsters Attack Japan! which will use some good ol’ “rubber suit” special effects.
Ahh, sometimes life is good.