My best friend since middle school, Andrew, and I have never really fought. I mean, yes there was a disagreement about my athletic ability to jump out of a pool and a minor kerfuffle over whether or not there were actual lions or supernatural ones in a certain Val Kilmer movie, but those things didn’t lead to body blows or gunfire. But we’re men. Marginally so, one would argue given our various interests and dispositions, but biologically we have proof. So every once and awhile, when there are competing movie projects, he and I back a horse in the race arbitrarily and put our entire energy into that conflict with the other. There was the Volcano vs Dante’s Inferno battle, the Antz vs Bug’s Life war, and of course the bloody Deep Impact vs Armageddon conflict. Sadly, in almost every instance, each of us liked the other’s assigned film better. But we may get another shot at this thing, as we have an upcoming cinematic battle fit for kings! We have Snow White and the Huntsman versus The Brothers Grimm’s Snow White. Yes, we will have a duel of manly men, a verbal sparring match over which Snow White-based film is superior. Bow before our collective machismo.

And there is casting news afoot that would see two notable ladies square off too. While the former will be more action oriented, the latter will be directed by Tarsem, so both are attracting interesting lasses…not for the Snow White role, but for the Evil Queen. The Huntsman may feature….

Not to be outdone, the Tarsem project may land…

Holy casting conundrum, Batman! I don’t even know what project I hope I am forced to back? I mean, Theron did that great interview on “Between Two Ferns,” but Roberts has a better body…of work! Roberts has an Oscar, and Theron once dated a guy named Oscar! Theron is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood, and Roberts lives in Hollywood! Roberts hasn’t made a movie worth watching in ages, while Theron has…okay they’re even there.

If both projects survive to the point of creation, Andrew and I will wage war once more. One of us will be Team Blondie, the other Team Redhead. Neither of us actually caring about the stakes. It’s huge, folks. Get ready.

Follow me on Twitter or I’ll back the project that’s competing with YOU.


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