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· After cutting its prices, Netflix is kicking Blockbuster's ass, and won't stop its assault against competitors until every last brick-and-mortar video rental outlet is burned to the ground. [Variety]
· Hollywood Out of Ideas, Gill-Man Edition: Universal will remake Creature from the Black Lagoon, with Breck "Sure, Dad, You Might've Gotten Me My Foot In The Door, But What Have You Done For Me Lately?" Eisner to direct. [THR]
· Tony Scott, figuring that a post-hurricane New Orleans couldn't possibly be as big a mess as Domino, will return to the Big Easy to shoot the Denzel Washington vehicle Deja Vu in February. [Variety]
· NBC is reportedly in talks with Jesse Ventura to star in a sitcom, indicating yet again that the network will give serious consideration to virtually any idea, no matter how pointless or absurd. If talks stall, expect the network to spit-ball a Spanish-language Will & Grace spinoff starring Sean Hayes, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, and a talking carrot. [THR]
· The Weinstein Co. hires either former Miramax exec Michael Cole or a samurai warrior (kind of hard to tell when you're just skimming) as their LA-based co-president of production. [Variety]