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In brief: Myers to cameo in Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards

Plus: Superfly's McLovin in talks for Matthew Vaughn's Kick Ass, and Kiefer Sutherland bemoans lack of decent sequel to The Lost Boys

Mike Myers is to take a small role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming second world war romp Inglorious Bastards, according to fan site The Quentin Tarantino archives. Myers, who's coming off the back of a huge flop in the shape of his first live action starring role for five years, The Love Guru, is likely to play a British military commander named General Ed Fenech, a homage to the great Edwige Fenech, according to Variety. Tarantino's latest venture centres on a platoon of American Jews parachuted behind enemy lines in Vichy-era France to kick some Nazi butt. An apparently authentic script leaked online has left German critics in uproar.

Matthew Vaughn is in talks with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka Superfly's McLovin', to play the angry son of a gangster in his independently financed comic book adaptation, Kick Ass, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Mark Millar's original work focuses on a 15-year-old high school geek who attempts to reinvent himself as a superhero, despite having no powers or any of the stereotypical reasons for choosing to fight crime. That role has not yet been cast, but Mintz-Plasse will play the Red Mist, who tries to uncover Kick Ass's identity, with Chloe Moretz starring as a ferocious, potty-mouthed 11-year-old who chops down crime thugs with a ninja sword. The project's focus on violent children has caused the major studios to give it a wide birth, but Vaughn has managed to raise the $30m budget himself.

Kiefer Sutherland has bemoaned the lack of a decent sequel to his 80s hit The Lost Boys in an interview with ShockTillYouDrop. A straight-to-DVD feature, Lost Boys: The Tribe starring Sutherland's little-known half brother Angus and original cast member Corey Feldman was released earlier this year but Kiefer was not involved, and apparently was not asked to be involved. "Lost Boys was a massive part of my life, it still is. You can't crap on that," said Sutherland, adding that original director Joel Schumacher had had an idea for a prequel which would have allowed him to reprise his original role, playing vampire David before his transition to an undead state returned him to a youthful appearance. "The prequel was always going to follow David when he was mortal before he got sucked into the earthquake and got turned," says Sutherland. "That was Joel's idea and I thought that was really cool. But apparently Joel was really busy, Warner Bros was really busy and it didn't happen."


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