Every once in a while I get attached to all the news that comes out about a certain film project, especially if it's a remake or based on a book I have read or may star a certain performer who I really like. 'The Hunger Games' is such a film project that is currently in development.
Thanks to Dez over at Hollywood Spy for the news that Haileee Steinfeld (my first choice for 'The Hunger Games) has been cast as 'Sleeping Beauty' in an upcoming film. She has the kind of timeless beauty to play historical fantasy like Mia Sara did in 'Legend'. I was hoping she would get cast in 'The Hunger Games' since I read that book imagining her as the lead.
Unfortunately for Hailee but not for the role, the lead in 'Hunger Games' will go to Jennifer Lawrence who recently competed for an Oscar for her performance in 'Winter' Bone'. I think she will do an equally good job in the role as Katniss.
It's nice to see that casting for this great franchise is suffering from an embarrassment of riches with many fine actresses around who have proven track records for excellence.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.