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Tom Movie Rumor!!!!

Thanks to VickiLCVM over at K-Site for finding this:

UPDATE:  Apparently the director has been quoted as saying that Dean Cain was taking the role, and DC is listed on the imdb page for this.  Could this be a case of someone getting their "Superman's" mixed up?  Very possibly.  :(


Oh Please Be True!!  Because watching Tom play a drug addicted banker with a stripper girlfriend in a cheesetastic horror film sounds like WIN! to me (and damned fun)



http://www.fangoria.com/home/news/9-film-news/3220-richard-stanley-to-take-his-vacationwith-superman.html

Richard Stanley to take his vacation with Superman

A couple of years ago, it was announced that Richard Stanley (pictured), director of HARDWARE (coming soon on DVD, as we first reported here) and DUST DEVIL, was planning to make his big-screen comeback with an apocalyptic thriller called VACATION, to star Bruce Campbell. Then the news well on that one went dry—but Fango hears that the project is back on track again, with a new star.

Tom Welling, who plays Clark Kent/Superman on TV’s SMALLVILLE and also starred in the remake of THE FOG, is said to be taking over for Campbell in the story of a coke-addicted banker who travels with his stripper girlfriend to a seedy Middle Eastern resort. Their own personal problems soon pale before the disaster that strikes in the form of freak solar storms that eradicate all means of communication, leaving them stranded in an extremely hostile environment. Stanley wrote the screenplay with Maggie Moor, with whom he also created the short film THE SEA OF PERDITION, which you can see along with more info on what Stanley’s up to at the filmmaker’s MySpace page. Keep your eyes here for further updates on VACATION.

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chatchien
Jul. 14th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Why can't Tom Welling be the the Stripper Boyfriend who travels with his coke addicted banker girlfriend? And that "freak solar storm" better eradicate all forms of clothing along with communication. And that "hostile environment" better include a lot of sunshine and light---No Shadows to Hide in!

Ok, I'm in. Thanks for the info.
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Well, if the stripper girlfriend can manage to get the clothes off him, then close enough! I do like the idea of the freak solar system rendering all forms of clothing.

I don't know, sounds like fun to me.
christina_kat
Jul. 14th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
OMG! please be true!
I would love to see him in something totally different!and a coke-addict sounds good to me lol
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
I would love to see him do something totally different as well. And I've been saying for a while that I'd love to see him take on the role of a shifty/sleazy guy. This could be it *fingers crossed*
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jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I'd be happy about seeing him in anything that wasn't SV. Anything!
tasabian
Jul. 14th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds fantastic! Give Tom a chance to do some dark humour, which he is very good at.

I guess it starts filming spring 2010?
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge Bruce Campbell fan, and I very much doubt that BC would have even been attached to this project if it didn't have humor. So, I'm hoping.
tasabian
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking - maybe Tom is a BC fanboy as well?!

This sounds like a cool departure for him; a nice, twisty adult role.

Edited at 2009-07-14 11:21 pm (UTC)
chrisluvstommy
Jul. 14th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
You know I am ALL over that hahahahahah

But when are they starting filming? I mean he won't be done with SV til late April 2010?
canadabear
Jul. 14th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
According to the director's MySpace page, "this winter". I can't see Tom having time to film this kind of movie over winter hiatus, nor do I think TPTB would let him take on a stunt laden project like this with half a season of Smallville to film.
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know about the filming schedule, or anything like that. But something to keep in mind is that Tom did just sign a new contract. Might that contract have provided him "outs" to do another project? Its possible. He wouldn't be the first TV actor who negotiated such a thing.
canadabear
Jul. 14th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to wait on actual confirmation before I attempt to care. Frankly, it sounds horrid and I'm leaning toward wanting it to not be true, despite wanting to see Tom do something different than SV.

That and I find it hard to believe that after likely turning down movie roles for years, this is what he'd choose to start back up with.
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
Well, I did post that it was a rumor, but its nice to have hope that I might get a chance to see Tom in a project outside of SV. I think the movie sounds fun, but I tend to like horror movies, especially ones with dark humor and odd premises. Thats just up my alley, and I'd love to see Tom really branch out and take on a character like this.

And I do think Tom might be intrigued by something really different from what he's been doing. Though honestly, none of us really have any clue what makes him tick, or what sort of project would excite him. I know he's said that Christopher Walken was a huge idol of his, and lets be honest, that guy has taken on a lot of strange roles. Its very possible that something safe, like a romantic comedy for instance, just doesn't hold much appeal for Tom. Who really knows?
canadabear
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I have nothing against horror movies or odd roles. Were this a, say, Quentin Tarantino project I'd be far more enthusiastic. It's the whole "director no one's ever heard of who's most recent project is direct-to-DVD and Tom would be taking a role written for Bruce Campbell who is way past his shelf life" stuff I'm cringing at.
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love Bruce Campbell to death. The guy is awesome. Even his direct to DVD movies are a total hoot. He's doing a panel at Comic Con for Burn Notice that I'm hoping to catch.
tasabian
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Bruce Campbell is a LEGEND! And the possibility that Tom is a BC fanboy makes me lust after him even more.

In fact, Bruce and Tom could play father & son at a stretch...wouldn't that be awesome?
kelvintage
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
I wholeheartedly agree.

While I think a coke-addict is the way to go for someone who has played Clark Kent, Valerie made it sound like it would be a comedy. There's two ways to go with this, actually make it incredibly cheesy and thus Tom can show his dark humour skills or make it a straight thriller so he can be taken 'seriously'.

Somehow, being a coke addict doesn't sound too funny to me. And I think very little of horror, it's like the least respected genre along with comedy and action in the real world. It's a springboard to meatier roles...and I think it's the cockroach of movies if romantic comedies are cheese or roses or whatnot.

I don't think it'll happen either, Tom can do better in a supporting role if he wants to. Can't WB offer him something after Smallville? They are wasting him!
sparkz0r
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Sounds interesting.

I'm still holding out hope that I'll one day see him as Jesse Custer in Precher. Probably won't happen, but I think he'd kick ass in it.
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not familiar with the character.

But I suspect Tom could kick ass in many different sorts of projects. I really want him to play a dark character.
sparkz0r
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, that should be Preacher. It's one of my favourite comic book series. It's an incredibly violent/humourous/loving take on old fashioned American heroes. Jesse has a very cowboy attitude to life (his spirtiual guide is John Wayne) & I think Tom would be amazing in the role.

Jesse Custer
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'll take a look, thanks! :)
carolandtom
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
I don't really like the premise of the film and, honestly, that's not the kind of movie I'd love to see Tom in. But if the rumor ends up being true, I'd like to believe that Tom had very good reasons to choose such a project. Of course I'll watch anything Tom does!

But if it gets confirmed and Tom has to miss a few SV episodes to do the movie, then the little interest I still have in season 9 will vanish altogether. And if season 9 is SV's last season, I don't think the timing would be right. Season 9 has to be "the season" for Clark. So that contributes to my not being able to enjoy this rumor much. :(
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'd be willing to have Tom miss a few SV eps if he was doing another project. I just wouldn't watch those S9 eps without him when they aired. Its not as if SV is really giving him great material these days.
miss_tress
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
You know, I never thought I would be happy to hear about Bruce Campbell being replaced for a part in a movie.

UNTIL NOW!!!!

That would be the greatest news in the history of great news!
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I think its likely to be quickly debunked, but for just a minute there, I thought I'd get the chance to see Tom in something else *sigh*
miss_tress
Jul. 15th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Boo to the debunk!

It would make a wonderful idea for a plot bunny. *releases it into the wild for someone*
jeannev
Jul. 15th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Double Boo! :( I also think it would've been funky, in a good way.
jlvsclrk
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid to hope it's true. I'd love to see him do some off the wall projects like this.
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
I think now the conflicting info is starting to come in, and its likely not true. But I would also love to see him doing some odd parts. Just something different. Hell, JUST SOMETHING...ANYTHING!
eeyore1017
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I SO hope this is true!!! While I have a feeling it won't get an Oscar nod, it could allow Tom to really flex his acting muscles. And if he has a stripper girlfriend, you know there's got to be at least 1 sex scene!! *fingers crossed*

Edited at 2009-07-14 11:39 pm (UTC)
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Well, right now, it ain't looking good :(

And honestly, Tom has sort of taken himself out the spotlight, and he does nothing to promote himself, so I think this illusion that he's just going to get offered the top films out there is a pipe dream. Does he have the talent and charisma? Yes, I think so. But if he's unwilling to get off his ass to get his name and face out there...well, the business doesn't work like that. Quirky roles in lower budget films might be what he needs to get his foot back in the door that he let slam on him.
eeyore1017
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Well, it was fun being excited about Movie!Tom while it lasted. If it is Dean Cain in the movie instead though, I'd still like to go see it.

Maybe we'll find out eventually that when Tom re-signed his SV contract, there was some sort of movie deal involved too? A girl can hope...
jeannev
Jul. 15th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
It would be nice to think so...
carolandtom
Jul. 15th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
After reading your update, I'm sad and relieved, all at the same time! Can you believe it!

I really want to see Tom playing another role, I do!, but I wouldn't want to see him doing movies that will likely turn out not-so-good. I know it's hard to have high expectations wrt his movie career when he himself seems to do nothing to promote it, but I can't help to still dream of a very good role in a very good film for him. At this point, I too long for him to do something non SV related but... anything? I don't know. As usual when it comes to this matter, I'm torn!
jeannev
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
At this point, I'm sort of leaning towards the belief that Tom is not very high in demand. It would be nice to have a project to look forward, since SV is, more often then not, a disappointment.
sunflowercyn10
Jul. 15th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the news Valerie even if it sounds like its gone from a rumor to maybe a mix up. Personally I like that we are talking about the possibility of Tom doing a movie project *grins*. I know he works really long hours on SV and no doubt when they go on hiatus he's happy to be able to do whatever the heck he want's to do. It just would have been nice to hear that one of these summers that he would have been working on a small "indie" film. I agree that the chance of him being noticed and picked for a big budget movie is slim because of his commitments to SV (Warner) and because he's not putting himself "out there." But "indie" films would be perfect and nowadays small films have a bigger chance of getting noticed and find themselves getting critical attention.

ie..The Toronto Film Festival in September creates the buzz for the critics and small films suddenly get large studios bidding on their films so that's why most of Hollywood transplants itself here during that time. I'd luv to be going to see a small film starring Tom Welling *grins*
jeannev
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I just wish it wasn't just a rumor gone wrong, but instead was a new project we could be excited about, and talk about for a few months. Now its back to wondering how much SV can screw Clark, while Tom perfects his invisibility act.
sunflowercyn10
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I always find myself getting worried before every season begins wondering the same thing. Let's see we have Chloe, Lois, Ollie, Tess, Zod/Mason...did I miss anybody? For once can they just surprise us by having "Clark's" journey being the center of every story and everyone else supporting and embellishing his story? Not too much to ask. *rubs my lucky make-believe rabbits foot*
jeannev
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
You would think, right?

I think last season may have broken me. Because it started off so well for Clark, I thought we were finally on the right track. But then it just crashed and burned, and now I can't seem to make myself hope for anything at all aside from Tom bringing his usual pretty.
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