I went and saw a sneak preview of Coach Carter tonite. Very good movie. Sam Jackson did a great job. When he gets pissed I keep getting reminded of the Dave Chappelle skit... "It's my beer bitch!"
Anyway.. one of the previews they had was for a movie called "Sahara". It's based on a book by one of my favorite authors.. Clive Cussler. I've been reading his books since I was a teenager so this was exciting.. until I saw who was plaing the main characters.
Dirk Pitt - Matthew McConaughey... okay.. Dirk Pitt is like 6' 4" in the books and tough. Matthew is... well a pussy. I can live with this since it gets worse.
Al Giordino - In the books, Al is a short, stocky Italian guy with curly hair. In the movie, he's played by Steve Zahn, a goofball who's about as Italian as Chris Rock.
Admiral Sandecker - Short guy, with red hair and a vandyke beard. In the movie.. it's William H. Macy.
Needless to say, I'm excited that they're making this movie.. but at the same time, I think the cast sucks ass. Did the people who did the casting even read the books? Probably not.. no one reads these days.
Anyway, the trailer can be found here if you want to check it out: http://www.saharamovie.com/