April 8, 2009
Newsbites: The quasi-biblical (or not) edition!
2. The MPAA has upheld the R rating it gave to Year One, despite an appeal from producer Judd Apatow and writer-director Harold Ramis for something more lenient. The film, a comedy about a couple of prehistoric hunter-gatherer types who wander through the Book of Genesis, received the rating for "some sexual content and language." -- Hollywood Reporter
3. Warner Brothers has acquired Methuselah, an "action adventure" named after the biblical figure who lived to be 969 years old. The film itself will concern a man who "ages at a similarly slow rate and has used all the extra time to develop an incredible set of survival skills." -- Variety