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May 14th
05:55 pm
This is another one of those...  
"May or may not really have anything to do with Zac" stories.

Apparently comic book writer B. Clay Moore mentioned Zac in very loose (very very very loose) connection with a role in the adaptation of his comic book, The Leading Man. It is about a world-famous actor, Nick Walker, who becomes a spy.

Excerpt from the article:

Of course, Moore says, such a blockbuster would call for a suitable lead.

“I think it would be great to see a legitimately hot young actor play Nick Walker,” explained Moore, “Art imitating life and all that. Whether that’s Shia LeBeouf or Zac Efron, I don’t know.”


Obviously very tenuous connection but even a mention is pretty awesome.

The world’s greatest actor may soon become the world’s greatest spy — at least if writer B. Clay Moore and artist Jeremy Haun have their way. Oni Press’ “The Leading Man” is currently in the pipeline at Universal, and while there’s still plenty that needs to happen before the cameras roll, given Oni’s relative Hollywood renaissance of late with Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” and Greg Rucka’s “Whiteout,” the odds for adaptation could look a whole lot worse — especially considering how quickly Moore’s “Billy Smoke” is currently climbing the ranks in Tinsel Town.

“Universal renewed ['The Leading Man'] option last year, and there is talent being recruited as we speak,” Moore told MTV News. “Universal has kept a lid on some of the details, but things look promising as of now. Obviously, you never know how things are going to pan out, but the process is at least headed forward.”

While Universal hasn’t officially announced a production team or cast, the first steps toward realizing a final product are underway. And according to Moore, the studio may just top the comic in terms of concept and content.

“I think in the case of the Leading Man, the basic premise is strong enough to take successfully in any number of directions. I know they’ve already bolstered the cast of the story in their treatment/script, and, frankly, I think what they’ve done might be stronger than what we did in the book,” said Moore. “It’s a springboard that allows for a lot of fun twists and chances for commentary on Hollywood.”

Unlike some of Moore’s other comics that take place in specific time periods (”Hawaiian Dick,” “‘76″), he says “The Leading Man’s” contemporary setting may be one of its greatest strengths as a film.

“The Leading Man is contemporary, and I think it will work best with a modern approach to the gadgetry and action sequences,” said Moore. “I don’t think my comics are always intended for the broadest audiences (in comics that means mainstream superhero fans), but ‘Leading Man’ is definitely a project that calls for an appeal to the masses.”

Of course, Moore says, such a blockbuster would call for a suitable lead.

“I think it would be great to see a legitimately hot young actor play Nick Walker,” explained Moore, “Art imitating life and all that. Whether that’s Shia LeBeouf or Zac Efron, I don’t know.”

“If the movie comes together as planned, I’ll be the happiest guy in the room,” said Moore.

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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 15th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
japan news
Zac pics from an interview with Cinema Flash http://gws.st/cinema/17again/interview1.html (I think it's a mobile (cellphone) site.




^ He said he got the shirt from a fan yesterday. It reads, "Samurai".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loB4v2o0WQQ <- nice press conference footage. (embed disabled)




^ MEZEMASHI tv break. (his prom tux story is cute)
Zac says he knows Mezemashi tv (true, hes been on it twice prior) says, he watched it this morning... (the announcer goes "Reaaally?" as they weren't on the air that morning. (haha, in his defense all japanese tv programs look like mezemashi) ;)

lets get all are giggles out of the way at Zac saying, "It's getting harder..."

"I just wanna get to like ten minutes and then we can quit" he's so effin' cute!!


zaccy23zaccy23 on May 15th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Thank u for that clip!!! I'm trying to set the world record here. LOL. And the last part when he's spinning the ball and looking around and he pretends to fall asleep. Priceless!!!
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 15th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
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welcome!
Shruti: Zef's The Hottie Superbombcalcified on May 15th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
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AH, THAT SHIRT! Darling.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 15th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
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ikr.

i love it cause one of my favorite japanese shows right now has 'samurai' in the title. and I love that a fan would give him a shirt, and i love that he would wea ritthenext day. I just love him.
Shruti: Who Watches The Watchmencalcified on May 15th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
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OK, the ridiculous ambient music at the beginning of this press conference video is so wonderfully lame.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
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omg there are so many comments and i am reading them out of order but yes that music is fucking hysterical.
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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 15th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
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lol. ikr. at firts i thought. oh god is this what the entire clip is?

but that is terribly typicla in japanese media... its either ambient music or a song in english that is completely irrelevant and absurd... but since moist wont understand the lyrics... it, in a way is also ambient music. haha.

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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
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"It's getting harder..." That's what she said...

I think that will be the title of the next japan ontd post (in which this video will be). lol.

omg ilu zachary with your mad basketball skillz.
Shruticalcified on May 15th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
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"I just wanna get to like ten minutes and then we can quit"...hopefully that's not what he or she said.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators): lolehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
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ROFL
It's Audrey not Aubrey: AiW 2audrey_za on May 16th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
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Aw, thanks for all the updates! (No lie, I'm relying on you for all updates- I'm not even trying to pretend I know when anything is on/premieres/names of programs). ;)
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 16th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
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hahahaha

where are you updating to?
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on May 16th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
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Le zefron.com ;)
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 16th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
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ohhh duh!

I notified kathryn that my virus protection locates a trojan on her main page.. so shes looking in to it.
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