Cobain Continues Redone: A Kurt Cobain Survives Timeline

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  1. Toxic34 Well-Known Member

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    May 27, 2008-Nirvana announces that it will be doing a series of charity shows in June to benefit the likes of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Feeding America, cancer benefits, and a fund for rape victims.
     
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    May 30, 2008-Springbok announces that a film adaptation of the musical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's Whistle Down the Wind is coming down the pike. Whistle lasted only three months on Broadway last year, especially due to the critics's moving to drive a stake through the production over its plot. "Andrew and Jim were really disappointed in how the show went down in the States," Leonard Soloway states. "The North American tour was going well, even with mixed reviews, but the New York run was absolutely trashed like you wouldn't believe, and I know Andrew cried over it. But he wants it to live on somewhere here, and Jim especially wants it, because he's proud of the lyrics he wrote for that. In fact, the production was originally going to be a movie, before someone said it was a stage piece. So, we've made a deal that we'll make a film of it, in exchange for massive rewrites of Love Never Dies to create a story that actually suits the score."
     
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    June 5th, 2008: Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes an unfortunate gaffe when he says: "We're fighting for the hard-working Americans who understand that welfare is simply no solution to ending poverty."
     
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    June 7, 2008-Death Note is officially scheduled for a Christmastime release, though there are rumors it may be pushed back because of scheduling conflicts with Springbok's other projects.

    June 10, 2008-Springbok announces that a prequel to the original Alien is coming, though it will "contain strands of the film's DNA, but also be its own story, its own mythology." Damon Lindelhof, writer for the ABC series Lost, is hired to pen the script, with Ridley Scott directing the film.
     
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    (Will Death Note be released Christmastime ultimately?)
     
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    (Whenever you feel it will work best for a release date. After all, The Dark Knight comes in July, Mommie Dearest in September, oh, and Death Note might have to work either earlier or later, because Benjamin Button comes out on Christmas Day.)
     
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    (How about around Thanksgiving?)
     
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    (That can definitely work out. Also, I did once have a film project listed as Misplaced, as a comedy. That concept is being transferred to the non-Springbok Dumb and Dumber To, and the title be for Springbok's Georgia Tann film later on)
     
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    (I guess Death Note can come out on November 28th)
     
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    (That works, but they can definitely put it down as exhibitors' excitement and demand)
     
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    June 13th, 2008: The Incredible Hulk is released to generally favorable reviews, with praise directed toward Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of the titular character. However, it's compared unfavorably to Iron Man.
     
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    June 16, 2008-The economy slowly continues on its descent, with Bear Stearns expected to default on obligations to its creditors.
     
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    (Should we cover anything else for June or move on into July?)
     
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    (Moving over would be nice, especially since we have to move to Bear's bailout, and the crisis at Lehman Brothers)
     
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    (Don't forget The Dark Knight. Let's move into July)
     
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    July 5, 2008-The Dark Knight opens to rave reviews and massive box office. It is considered far superior to the original film, and much praise is singled out for Adam Driver's portrayal of the Joker, "a furious tour de force of menace."
     
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    July 12, 2008-Work begins to shoot the music videos for the four singles from Whisper, once again directed by Samuel Bayer. On the same day, it is announced that Chris Farley and David Spade are being cast to play supporting roles in Dumb and Dumber To, especially after work finished on a long-gestating Matt Foley movie produced by Springbok, originally set to premiere last year, but which has been unexpectedly tied up in litigation concerning the film's director, Bo Welch, saying he deserves a bigger cut of the planned profits.
     
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    July 14, 2008-An earlier loan of $25 billion to Bear Stearns by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and purchase of the company by JPMorganChase officially take effect, after four months of hemming and hawing, and certain outrage from stockholders and anti-corporate screeds by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone. In addition, the federal government is openly mulling a takeover the Federal National Mortgage Association (also known as Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporate (Freddie Mac) due to the precariousness of their situation as the housing crisis continues to spill over and their stock is sinking like a rock.
     
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    July 17, 2008-Death Note is moved up in its premiere schedule to November 20th, with New Line Cinema citing "exhibitors' demand and enthusiasm."
     
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    July 20, 2008-Enima announces that it has secured a deal to tackle several highly popular anime/manga series. First off, it has made a deal for the series Sailor Moon, which includes creating a brand new English dub of the original anime to supersede the earlier dub from the '90s, and which will now air through first-run syndication, primarily via Tribune Broadcasting, which carried Andromeda and Mutant X (as well as a recent upcoming new series, Legend of the Seeker, by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, as a return to the halcyon days of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Jack of All Trades and Cleopatra 2525, but this one is surprisingly also made with Disney-ABC Domestic Television), as well as Fremantle Media, known as the syndicators for Baywatch/Baywatch Nights. A planned two-part live action film is also in the works, with a distribution deal already made with DreamWorks Pictures, but actual distribution and marketing handled by Disney/Touchstone, as a proof of concept for a proposed deal Steven Spielberg is trying to reach regarding capitalization for DreamWorks, and additional production by Amblin Entertainment. Enima has also secured rights to do a two or three-film series of Inuyasha, which will be done in assiociation with Valhalla Entertainment with Gale Anne Hurd producing, and working on the script with her husband, screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh, as well as original series creator Rumiko Takahashi, and with Paramount handling North American distribution, and 20th Century Fox in charge of international rights. Enima has also secured rights to a recently published manga series, Black Butler, and its plans are somewhat less developed. No release dates for these projects are given, nor is any further information regarding casting, scripts and direction.
     
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