Thursday, November 09, 2006

NEWS OF THE NON-BREAKING VARIETY

Actually this is a couple days old, but seeing as how actual news is not something we often get a chance to report, we can't let these opportunities pass us by.

Boxofficemojo.com is now reporting the release date of Zodiac to be (brace yourself) March 2, 2007. I think we should all take a day of mourning. I mean, why are they doing this to us? It's just not necessary. Sort of the way this picture isn't necessary:
And yet I post it anyway...

Pic from that site with all the pictures

91 comments:

atk said...

Boy, that sucks big time.

phoebe said...

Well, I'm totally in for a day of mourning. Especially since I have to wait even longer to see it. March 16... What the hell? Why, God, WHY!?!

heddaparsons said...

I hope the real reason for the delay isn't because they think they have a bomb on their hands! We wiil unfortunately have to wait and see. Sigh.

BTW, I always loved this picture for some demented reason!!

Anonymous said...

The explanation that I have read and that seems to persist is that the studio or distributors or whoever are pouring all their money into marketing and promoting Dreamgirls and maybe one other film I can't recall and gearing up for Oscar campaign, and there isn't sufficient budget and $$$ for Zodiac and so Fincher is holding out for an 07 release.

Anonymous said...

The explanation that I have read and that seems to persist is that the studio or distributors or whoever are pouring all their money into marketing and promoting Dreamgirls and maybe one other film I can't recall and gearing up for Oscar campaign, and there isn't sufficient budget and $$$ for Zodiac and so Fincher is holding out for an 07 release.

I think Fincher is right. If the studio isn't going to give it promotion for this years Oscar, then it should get more respct and promotion for next year. As much as I want to see it now, March is a better time than the dumping ground of January, when people are still focused on Oscar movies. This will give it more chance to get word of mouth and promotion.

Although I think it should be a bit later in March because the 2nd is the week after the Oscars and people will still be focused on them. What they need to do is release the trailer, that would help.

cina said...

Hate the fact that the movie has been delayed once again.

Love the picture though. I'm sorry, but I do! He's hot whatever the fuck he's doing.

I should be ashamed of myself really.

smurfette said...

no apologies needed cina-- i think that pic is hot too! almost good enough to console me on this bit of bad news... almost

Anonymous said...

Does he have, like, two cell phones, or a cell phone and a pager. Very well-connected.

Just scroll the picture down a-ways and it provides a much nicer view.

atk said...

Don´t be ashamed, cina, I´m with you on that. He can´t do no wrong even with little flaws like picking his nose in public.

cina said...

Thank you smurfette and atk! That's comforting. :-)

Anonymous said...

Developing a trailer isn't simply a matter of the production company splicing key scenes from a film together for some kind of synopsis. It requires a lot of marketing analysis and there are special companies who's job it is to just do movie trailers specifically designed to 'grab' a certain demographic and get them excited about seeing the movie. And
it all costs a LOT of $$. Studios spend millions on trailers. All part of a cohesive course advertising campaign designed for promoting the film and placing the trailers, posters, advertising, etc. I don't see why they can't release a few discreet scenes from the film on the interent to start some buzz.Maybe part of the marketing strategy is to start the kind of buzz this lack of anything but posters is generating. It's very frustrating. I wish we'd get a little more, tho. I really do.
The one thing that consoes me is that I'm sure Jake will become more visible as awards season draws near. As a former Oscar nominee and now member of the Academy, he will probably be a presenter and he will surely be a presenter at BAFTA since he won there. Plus, if they decide to release Zodiac in the Spring, there will be magazine profiles, photo spreads and interviews culminating with the usual talk show appearances. Yay!

Wet For Went said...

This. Is. Torture. *sigh*

JoyceDavenport said...

Oooh-Bafta presenter- will have to organise a JW vigil if that happens!

Multi- tasking Jake- doncha just love him! (stole that one from Katie I believe)

Prophecy Girl said...

^^^ Yeah, I saw that over with the awards on DC and laughed and laughed and laughed. I had to put it up. :)

Anonymous said...

I've seen Jake sitting on a toilet. I've seen Jake vomit. I've seen Jake jacking off. I've seen Jake having sex on a bed, in a bed, standing up and on his hands and knees. I've seen Jake take a shower. I've seen him strut in his underwear. I've seen him naked except for a g-string. I've seen him dance practically naked. Now I've seen Jake with a finger up his nose while he talks on the phone. I've come to the conclusion that no matter what he's doing, he's hot. He's so damned hot I stare with lust-glazed eyes while he cuddles a dog, plays with a kid, hugs a friend, crosses a street shops for groceries, practices his surfing moves or simply exits a taxi...without the bother of constraining underwear. I am hopelessly addicted.
In the immortal words of Adam Levine:"Is there anyone out here cuz it's gettin' harder and harder to breath!" LOL!

Simon Agent 002 said...

Is anyone really surprised by this latest date?
I hope Fincher is creating some masterwork .
Maybe his computer froze under the massive work load?
Can you imagine losing a whole movie due to some computer malfunction?
(I'm joking)
I hope that billboard can hold up under 6+ mos of weathering?
Perhaps movie goers should start placing flowers under the billboard, as a sort of vigil?
Whatever at this point. LOL

Anonymous said...

Isn't it possible that he's scratching the SIDE of his nose? ;-)

cina said...

That picture just became my desktop wallpaper. It's a classic!! And it gives me a chuckle every time I see it! LOL

Nothing Really Matters said...

Dude is that in the U.S??? Why we will be lucky and it will come out the same time here in England!

Anonymous said...

There is a Jake sighting!!! Pics at IHJ Eye Candy of him with a "I just voted" sticker on!! See he heard us and voted, LOL!!! He looks great.

cina said...

Oh my God. The return of the lost son!

Suddenly I feel very happy! And yes - he looks so. very. fine!

*big sigh* LOL

Katie said...

JAKE'S BACK!!! I'm so happy.... *thud*

http://iheartjake.suddenlaunch.com/index.cgi?board=Pictures&action=display&num=1163105766

Anonymous said...

^^He has the same sticker on as Kirsten does in her pics. ;-P

amerita said...

Oh yeah and he does havve the same sticker on as I did have too ... and about every other voter yesterday duh!

Dumbo said...

Just when you think your day can't get any worse, this news.

Simon Agent 002 said...

^ this is a British blog with many European posters, and they may not be familiar with the "I voted today" sticker here in the US

Anonymous said...

10:29 PM: I noticed that too!

Anonymous said...

Dumbo and Simon, what are you talking about? What British blog?? Do you have a link?

S4M985 said...

anon 6.11. You put everything ive ever thought in to words, that was great!!!! wat a crack up!! Im kinda spewin about the dely i just hope its really good or there will be alot of disapointed ppl! And who knows when we will get it in australia, maybe 2010...

Anonymous said...

Dumbo and Simon, nevermind, I got what you both are talking about, lol.

11:44 PM

amerita said...

Simon, good point, sorry. But yes the sticker is not a big deal, everyone who votes gets one.

perfectscore_goldstar said...

*sniff*

I didn't get a sticker dammit

*sniff*

Anonymous said...

I don't even live in California. I live in the Midwestern USA and I got the exact same sticker when I voted. It's something we do here in lots of places, especially if you vote early in the day. The hope is that you will leave the sticker on your clothes and people who see you will be reminded to vote if they haven't.

I love these new pictures of Jake. He looks unbelievably delicious. Hair longer, black t-shirt, etc. etc.etc. But he doesn't look very relaxed. He looks tense and even a bit upset. I don't know if it's bcz he knows paps are around and he's being very deliberate about ignoring them, or if it's something else, like trying, unsuccessfully, to get in touch with someone on his phone. I don't expect him to walk around upbeat and smiling all the time at all. But there's just something here that seems a bit off. I will send him a comforting cyberhug. Ummm! Be sweet, Jakey! You are a very loved person!

Newport Girl said...

Anonymous 2:14 said "He doesn't look very relaxed. He looks tense and even a bit upset. But there's just something here that seems a bit off."

I agree. Everyone is saying that he looks "great" but frankly I think he looks tired (especially in the last two IHJ photos) and way, way too thin. He also seems to be lacking his usual childlike exhuberance, like something is heavy on his mind.

But maybe it has everything to do with the upcoming project...script memorization, rehearsals, the plain logistics of it all. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it (but I don't think so).

I just hope life is treating him well right now.

damaris said...

Have to agree with ANON 2:14 & Newport Girl. The poor boy looks exhausted, thin, and pensive. I think this is the first I've ever seen so many pics taken at once where he's not smiling in any of them. His slouch is back as well. :( I think someone needs to do an emergency food and good will delivery to that boy. :) ASAP!

Anonymous said...

anon 2:14 here. As I said, I really don't expect him to wander around smiling all the time, it's just that he doesn't look relaxed. Pensive is a good word. And maybe sort of tensed up. Since I don't think there's been a single photo of him since what, Oct. 22nd, and I know I'm just being silly here, but every once in a while I just want to know he still "in the world." Foolish I maybe, but I find it reassuring.Having said that, gotta say: He looks SO damned sexy. Wouldn't want to see him get any thinner, but OMG he is a beauty! (sigh.)

Newport Girl said...

Sorry, but I don't find "exhausted, thin, pensive and tensed-up" sexy at all. I feel more empathetic towards the person than attracted to the symbol.

Damaris, I probably live the closest to the boy, so I should volunteer for the emergency food and good will delivery. I could bring him a spicy wanton roll with sum yung chik.

damaris said...

Newport Girl... :)

I'm 59 miles away.
How close are you? ;) hehehe

damaris said...

Maybe we could carpool and deliver the "good will" part together. ;)

Newport Girl said...

I think Newport Beach to LA is about 30 or 40 miles, about a half hour at this time of night!

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damaris said...

^ ROFLMAO !!!!!!!

Okay, Newport, you win.
Don't think I can compete with your logic. ;) hehehe!!!

SquallCloud said...

I'm sure there is a sound reason for all this delay but all I see is my Jakey Movie slipping further and further away and it's making me quite cross with David Fincher, irrational or not. Humph!

Newport Girl said...

Damaris, are you and I the only ones from the West Coast on this site? It seems like the others are in Great Britain, and all in bed by the time we get to yak.

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damaris said...

Newport, I was wondering about that. lol I'm thinking we may be the only two in SO. CAL, at the very least. ;) I've noticed that we're always chatting at the same time. hehehe

Hi Squall!! I think I've seen you posting cool comments on the fanfic on the other site...I started reading some a few weeks ago, and now OMG, I don't get nearly enough work done, cuz I'm always wanting to read more of that stuff. ;)
(Shades of Gray is KILLING me) ;)
(In a very, very good way) ;)

damaris said...

^ ...coughing... Newport...did you say "sweet" reputation. ;) Just checkin' ;)

Anonymous said...

Remeber the scene in Jarhead when Swoff is sitting in that chair after Troy stops the video about that guy's wife cheating on him?
And all these "pissed off" kind of expressions cross Soff's face when Troy asks him, "what are you doing?" And he says "I'm waiting for you to leave so I can watch it again?" Anyway. There's something about Jake's expression in that photo when he's crossing the street with his phone to his ear and it reminded me of that scene.
Like he's hearing something he's not real happy about. Oh, hell! Who knows! I just hope he gets started working real soon and even that he lands another project, too!

dani said...

Much as I hate having to wait one day longer than I already have to see Jake again on the big screen, I also want the film released at the best possible time to ensure a big audience - besides us Jake Lovers - and that it will be around for more than a week or two so that I can see it multiple times!

BTW, that nose picking picture is what made me realize that this thing I feel for Jake is the real deal because, like others have said here, he absolutely can do no wrong. I am completely mesmerized by every bodily function I have seen him perform!


Hey, I'm a California Girl, too. I live 60 miles east of LA!

damaris said...

DANI!!! Me too!!

I think you must be living in my backyard! Little south, mostly east of L.A.- about 60 miles.
Now wouldn't that be funny if we're neighbors?! ;) I guess technically, we are. hehehe

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damaris said...

Newport Girl, you are too funny. ;) You always get me laughing. (Weren't you the one talking about an "elaborate" halloween costume, or am I confusing you with someone else with that one?) ;)


Hey Dani, Care to fess up. Tell me where you are, and I'll tell you where I am. ;)

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damaris said...

hehehe I'm printing out submissions right now, but keep going back and forth to chat with you. ;)

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Anonymous said...

At least he's not picking his friend's nose.

PICK A WINNER JAKE!! Still hot picking boogers...seriously ...he's still very hot.

damaris said...

ROFLMAO YET AGAIN!!!!

Yes, I have incriminated myself. ;)
That was me. hehehe
Although, I was a mysterious "ANON" when I was kidding with you. ;) I wondered what happened to the post though. I noticed it disappeared. lol I'm glad you did that yourself. I was wondering if BPB got mad at it and deleted it.

It was a fun post. hehehe ;)

damaris said...

Newport,
I'm a writer, and a poet. :)
I was just printing out some work I have to mail tomorrow. Almost afraid to use the "poet" word on this site after what went down with SG. (Yikes, that was sad) And I was brand new to the site when it went down, so I was thinking wow, is it like this every week. lol
But then I went back and read a bunch of old posts and loved the humor so much I hung around. :D

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dani said...

Ok Damaris! I live in Colton a couple of miles down from Loma Linda. How about you?

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Newport Girl said...

Ah, Loma Linda -- the only place where the US Mail delivers on Sundays!!!

damaris said...

Newport,

You continue to be so funny, and now so sweet. lol
That's interesting about the writing. I do marvel at how some people express themselves on line, but to each his/her own. It's all in fun. (The funniest thing about me: I proof each post TWICE before I send it) hehehe Just habit. But I still miss things too. ;)

I'm in Riverside/San Bernardino area, and I do some editing for a company in Chino. (You mentioned Chino specifically).

Newport, are you a BBM fan, and do you ever watch the "extras" on DVDs.
I ask because I've actually written several things lately that have been inspired by Jake movies. ;) I have one I'd like to email to you. :)

damaris said...

Hey Dani,

I wrote such a long response to Newport that I missed you there for a minute. ;) But I answered you anyway, without seeing you there. ;)

damaris said...

And now I have a semi-serious question about blogging etiquette. hehehe

Are we infringing on any unwritten blogging guidelines by chatting this much? I don't want to inadvertently upset our fearless leaders. :D

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dani said...

I don't want to get in trouble here for chatting but I am happy to meet another Inland Empire Jake Lover.

damaris said...

Big hugs to both of you. This has been fun! (And I hope we don't get in trouble.) ;)

Thanks for the email address Newport.
I'm going to send you something now. ;)

(Oh, and how would I erase the messages if we have to make a clean getaway? ;) ) lol

Newport Girl said...

Dani, you are also welcome to IM or email me , too.

I'm lonely! I have a broken arm and I can't do anything!

(Now you know why it takes me so long to type, well, not that I ever could type before, anyway)

Newport Girl said...

See the little trash can icon next to your post? Click it, and it takes it away.

damaris said...

I was wondering about your arm.
How did you do that?

(Did it have anything to do with that costume? hehehe The timing seems just about right. ;-)

Newport Girl said...

Actually, the icon is under the time stamp on your post.

Newport Girl said...

I was doing a 720 on a half pike.

Just kidding, it was more like "Fun With Ladders At Mom's House"

damaris said...

^ hhhhhmmmmm.....musing....I wonder if I don't have a cute little picture of a trashcan because I sign in as "other."
( My name is in black, where as your name is in blue and "clickable." ;)

damaris said...

Doesn't sound like much fun if you ended up in a cast. lol Poor thing. How much longer do you have to wear it?

damaris said...

And Newport, if I can't delete mine, then you can't delete yours. Mine would look incredibly silly without yours there to back me up. ;)

dani said...

Thanks, Newport Girl.

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Newport Girl said...

DON'T WORRY, DAMARIS, I WON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT YOUR WILD NIGHT WITH THOSE RABID DANCING CIRCUS MIDGETS.

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kaydee said...

it is so much fun to wake up to such a discussion going on half a night on the other side of the globe...

RABID DANCING CIRCUS MIDGETS ???

and i'm going to forget about that particular jake pic. i'm going to think about the one with a vote hat instead

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Anonymous said...

Alan Arkin is joining Jake in "Rendition". http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061110/people_nm/arkin_dc

He is a great actor and was great in "Little Miss Sunshine"

Alan Arkin is in final negotiations to join Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon in the cast of the political thriller "Rendition."
Oscar-winning South African filmmaker Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi") is directing the New Line project.

Gyllenhaal plays a CIA analyst based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Witherspoon will play the pregnant American wife of the national.

Arkin will play a senator who tries to help Witherspoon in her search for her missing husband. The investigation eventually threatens the senator's position in Washington.

Arkin is riding high on buzz for his performance in the indie darling "Little Miss Sunshine," and also appears in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

damaris said...

^^^ NEWPORT!!! SSSSSSHHHHHH !!!!!!!! rofl ;-)

the queen said...

I could have gone on forever without seeing him pick his nose! However the one from BBM of Heath with his arms around Jake. . .OMG! I just don't understand homophobes. . .those two guys hugging (even tho I know it's not for real) just melts my heart. . .

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j01560403 said...

Good grief! That dear boy is not picking his nose!! He is scratching the side of it, are you all blind??

(But even if he was picking his nose, I wouldn't mind at all. Jakey can do no wrong....)