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Summit sniffing around Jodie Foster's BEAVER?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Sorry for the incredibly inappropriate headline, but I was already toying with "Summit making a deal for Jodie Foster's BEAVER" as my non-funny headline and I figured that was just as insulting, so I went the extra giant leap over the line of decency. In all seriousness, I'm absolutely dying to see what this movie turns out like. It sounds insane. Jodie Foster directs this story of a crazy bastard who walks around with a beaver hand-puppet that he speaks through... and said crazy bastard is played by Mel Gibson. I've heard the script by Kyle Killen is outstanding, dark and hilarious. I'm just happy to see Gibson back on the screen again, and playing up some of his comedic chops to boot. Variety has a story about Summit being close to locking up a deal to distribute the movie. Summit perplexes me a bit as a studio. They get some truly great little movies, but seem to have a really hard time selling them, like with BROTHERS BLOOM or even SEX DRIVE, a surprisingly funny teen comedy. I even heard BANDSLAM was a real movie and not the shitty feature version of a Nickelodeon kids show-looking movie they advertised. I guess releasing these quirky gems is enough for me. As long as that Twilight money keeps rolling in and they keep spending it on movies like THE BEAVER I won't complain. Thoughts? -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by scaryskeleton


  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Not with Summit!!!

    by RenoNevada2000

    They can't successfully market anything that isn't TWILIGHT.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Best headline ever.

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Keep 'em coming. And now, for your talkback enjoyment, please cue the Mel Gibson Jew Hater joke parade. And...ACTION!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Leave it to Beaver

    by Lashlarue

    Since most women shave nowadays, should we still really call it beaver?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I want beaver.

    by pencil-man

    -and I want to stick my penis into Jodie Foster's rodent sized vagina.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Not this bullshit again!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Bring back Ben Lyons talkback!!!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Jodie Foster's Beaver...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Only if I didn't like my display name so much.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Sounds like someone LOVED Lars and the real girl

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    so much, they decided to make it again....except a dumbassed version with two fallnig stars.Mel, seriously dude...make something good and violent again(please?)

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Welllll, Wynona got herself a big brown one

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    That was more than a dozen years ago, so I think the public is ready.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I WANT BEAVER!!!!!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't mind seeing a...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    4th Mad Max. Other than that, he's a dead fucking bigot hack job to me.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Is the beaver a homophobic jew-hating paranoid misogynist freak?

    by V'Shael

    Or are we into type casting territory here?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    It's funny

    by chewyou812

    It's fuuny because nobody, especially on AICN, had used such a pun involving this project before. Or am I just a sarcastic prick?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Summit Entertainment acquires Foster's beaver.

    by palewook

    or <p> Entertainment Executes are willing to pay money for Foster's beaver... <p> etc..

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I get the feeling Foster's beaver is a dry and rocky place...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...where your seed will find no purchase...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Jodie Foster's Beaver to Light Up the Silver Screen

    by Sonny_Williams

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    i feel dirty joking about jody...

    by iwasredempted

    she is an incredibly intelligent woman. but i wonder, in her personal life is she crude in a humerous way or is she a stick in the mud. if not then i would like to enroll in beaver college if she's the dean.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Jodie Foster's Beaver Attracts Summit

    by StevenScorsese

    where it has been officially declared a no-penis zone

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    So this is Mr. Garrison the movie?

    by Series7

    Why not just have Matt and Trey direct this instead. At least then it would be funny.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Did Summit ever have a hit

    by Series7

    Until Twilight? I wonder how many people got fired from bigger companies for not getting the rights to that.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Mel's "comedic chops" Jews beating up Jesus.

    by BadMrWonka

    that was fucking HILARIOUS...<p>Fuck Mel up his retarded, drunk, homophobic, anti-semitic ass...<p>go ahead talkbackers, defend him...I love to hear it. he's a fucking joke at this point...tell me why anyone should still go to his movies, besides wanting to promote extreme right wing asshole fundraising...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Jodie Foster's Beaver to be shot this fall...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    And released to the general public late 2010. Early 2011 at the latest.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Movie sounds like it could be funny

    by Buzz_Aldrin

    But you don't, Quint. Stop it with your shitty jokes already please. With this and the Avatar shit you are quickly descending to Beaks like levels of asshole.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Jodie Foster goes to work on Beaver!

    by SeXX ED

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Is this the sequel to Snatch?

    by Nice Marmot

    Yaaaaawwwwnnn . . . .

  • Aug. 19, 2009, noon CST

    CALL it... "DA BEAVE"

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Aug. 19, 2009, noon CST

    it aint EASY being BEAVEY

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    Talkbackers have almost as much humor as Quint here. But i still don't understand which one of the headlines he refers to as the "non-funny" one. They're both!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I myself cannot...

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    So this is about Uncle Joey from full house?

    by JettL93

    didn't he walk around for a few seasons with a beaver puppet on his hand...he also was rocking a wicked 80's mel gibson mullet, so i guess the whole thing has come full cirlce

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Will there be beaver on beaver action?

    by photoboy

    It is a Jodie Foster film after all.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I hear the editing crew had to trim that Beaver right down...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Couldn't resist.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    ...but I hear it's real tight now.

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Aaaggh! Somebody stop me!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    For the record, I really thought Maverick was really underrated. I also don't mind seeing Tom Cruise movies even though he is a nut-job, so I'll still enjoy Gibson movies even if he is a racist.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    If only The Critic was still on...

    by Yeah I Wrote That

    "Jodie Foster's Beaver. It stinks!"

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Remember boys and girls...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    when Julian Moore's red bush replaced Foster's beaver? It was like they were fuckin re-staffing the crew over at the Animal Planet channel.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I heard that beav needs a lion tamer.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    As a jew, I say Mel can hate us all he wants

    by David Cloverfield

    Until he makes movies like Apocalypto for us. That was a great flick. Everybody should chill the fuck down. He may be crazy, hateful and stupid, but he is good at what he is doing. Plus, he is hillarious in a Braveheart skirt. He's not your friend, he just makes movies for you.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Mel is an idiot because he blames all the wars on the Jews.

    by V'Shael

    And we all know it's the fault of the shape shifting lizards from the fifth dimension. <p> (And yet still not the most insane post I've ever seen in a talkback...)

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson is one of the greatest actors of any generation.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    for my money every bit as good as Oldman, DDL, Hanks, Nicholson, Penn, RDJ, Pacino, DeNiro, Stewart, Connery, C. Grant, Olivier, Bogart, Tracy, Cagney, Guinness, Hopkins, Brando, Depp ans so on... Gibson's got the total package evn if it's been a rare occasion when he's been able to fully utilise all of his strengths. <p> So strong, so versatile, so dynamic, so charming, so fierce, so frightening, so witty, so commanding, so affable, so mystifying, so empathetic, so disturbing, so dashing, so cunning, so vulnerable, so funny, so believable, so heartbreaking, so complex, so unsettling, so moving, so entertaining. So underrated. So misrepresented. So defamed. So persecuted. So sad.<p> Gibson IS responsible for THE best, most convincing, least pompous poetry recital-esque, emotionally tortured, raw, nuanced performance of Shakespeare ever put to film. Too bad he didn't direct as well, or the film it self would have been unforgettably legendary. (Al Pacino in The Merchant Of Venice is a close second.) <p> Needless to say, Gibson is also one of THE great filmmakers, even though he's directed just 4 films. Only Malick can boast the same. <p> So away with you "Thought Police", no one knows the mind and heart, fears and desires of another. This man has never hurt a soul, as far as I'm aware. The cavalier use of maligning slogans to identify people you wish to hate, under the pretense of intellectually superior liberal consciousness, has rendered those terms and your faux position of righteous idignation empty, meaningless and utterly bogus. Get off your soap box and let this great artist realise his potential without the unwarrented scorn, slander and assumptions of glib, antipathetic, spiteful, illiberal hypocrites.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by solanine

    Good to see Gibson back.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    So what if Gibson is racist..aren't we all a little bit?

    by JettL93

    I mean i'm not talking full blown KKK burning crosses type racist, but we've all told a joke involving a race and certainly laughed at a racist joke. And besides what if mel is right about the jews causing all the wars..can you honestly tell me that no war was ever started by a do we know?..exactly, so give the guy a break

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Gibson was raised by a racist

    by enderandrew

    So to an extent, it is hard to shake off your upbringing. @The_Genteel_Gentile - Gibson is a very talented actor. For my money, the best two actors working today are Gary Oldman and Ed Norton. Guys like Pacino, DeNiro, etc. have slipped quite a bit.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    This is one of those projects

    by Reckoner

    that I will be shocked will ever happen. I'll believe it when they start shooting.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    lame lame lame

    by OfficerJunior

    So, Beaver opens wide in 2010? I walked out of Beaver. I fell asleep halfway through Beaver. Homosexuals are protesting Beaver. I'll bet you've never even seen Beaver. Johah Hex licks Beaver at Box Office. I liked beaver better than a couple of dicks. anything? is this thing on?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Beaver swallows competion.

    by OfficerJunior

    Okay, I'm done

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    V'Shael beat me to it! LOL!

    by HB_Dad

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    "Jodie Foster gets into Beaver!"

    by HB_Dad

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    America Loves Beaver

    by OfficerJunior

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Last one, I swear

    by OfficerJunior

    Execs saddened when negotions for Beaver stalled.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST



    Im sorry but he is the same A-hole in every movie i've ever seen him in.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I lied

    by OfficerJunior

    Mel Gibson can't wait to be in Beaver.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    LAST BOY SCOUT already did this...

    by Six Demon Bag

    crazy bitch dauhter had a beaver...but i think it was a cat...and they hid a gun in it...<P>THAT is why shane black is awesome.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    JettL93's just upset Natalie Portman kept calling

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    him a "creepy prick" the entire time his fat father was spewing out the Star Wars prequels!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Ebert and Roeper give Jodie's Foster's Beaver two tumbs up!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    ^^ Should be "thumbs"

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Although they could give her Tums if they wanted, I guess.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    by OfficerJunior

    Audience says Jodie's Beaver is tired and worn out, Foster says "Beaver is for the ladies", A surprise to noone Ben Lyons says skip Beaver.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I love me some Last BoyScout,

    by OfficerJunior

    Should have been titled Die Hard 1.5. I just rewatched this the other day, in typical fashion the ref's didn't throw yellow during the opening scene.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Leave it to Jodie Foster's Beaver...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    An all new kind of Television classic. Surround Sound.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Putting aside the awesome Beaver gags...

    by thejacknapierproject

    I have to say that the script was *ahem* very tight. Seriously. I picked up a copy via ScriptShark a few months back, when the talk was that Steve Carrell was attached. Made for a laugh out loud (and very dark) read with Michael Scott in mind. Not so sure how Mel Gibson would carry off the role, but on paper it's a great read.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Jodie being gay?

    by V'Shael

    Just makes her even hotter, IMO. <p> Glad she's out.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    You can always trust AICN to have a little fun with a project ca

    by VicenzoV

    ..."Beaver". <p> This headline was a delight, even better than the "may stick his hand into Jodie Foster's BEAVER" one. <p> I honestly can't wait until this film is released and it's time for Jodie Foster's Beaver to fuck Harry, Quint, Capone et all's eyeballs. That's when the really cool headlines will undoubtedly emerge.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Jodie Foster is hot?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    she looks like a Pez dispenser.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    The more I hear about Jodie Foster's Beaver

    by smackfu

    The more interested I get in it.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Apologies if it's in the talkback already...

    by Jaka

    But I'm wondering how many people won't go to this because Mel is in it? How many won't go to something he directs? How many feel guilty watching either in regards to his previous work that you have always loved. Me, I've found that I can't watch Braveheart, a film I've watched at least 50 times, the same way after the incident. I do honestly believe that everyone makes mistakes and most people deserve a second chance (mess with children, kill or rape someone = fuck you forever). But I learned so much about Mel and his father's history after that mess that I find I just can't look at him the same way now.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I've thought Jody was hot off and on

    by Jaka

    Not stunning, but hot in a super-smart, normal girl kinda way.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6 p.m. CST


    by VicenzoV

    What happened?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Welcome back Mel!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    One of the last true movie stars. With strange personal behavior and all. Add to that one of the best directors around.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Sure, mel's a douchebag

    by xalener

    But his talent as an actor and a director should be kept seperate from his fucking personal life. Lookin forward to it. The premise alone was enough to interest me. But Mel's inclusion is just hilarious.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    You Otter know better Quint.

    by Sal_Bando

    Da Noive...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Does the beaver talk in the voice of

    by skimn

    Bobcat Goldthwait?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    If Mel walks around puppeting a Beaver in his hand

    by ThePilgrim

    Does Foster walk puppeting a Cock in hers? Enquiring Minds Want to know. The movies trailer needs to use the Primus Song.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    not gonna stop watching SEINFELD

    by frank cotton

    because KRAMER had a melt down. not gonna stop watching THE ROAD WARRIOR (or anything else) because of MEL's. RICKLES has at one time or another offended everyone on the earth, don't hear anyone complaining about him (altho someone should).

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Steve Carell attached to star originally?

    by bbbbeeeennnn

    Because I seem to remember a joke headline about it being a sequel to Forty Year Old virgin.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    By the way...

    by bbbbeeeennnn

    It might not be the case for this film necessarily but is anyone else getting sick of all these movies since Juno and Little Miss Sunshine that are basically tailored made for the "Quirky, yet endeering" spot at the oscars?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    ...and get back to either starring in action films or making balls-out historical epics. Dicking around with my least-favorite genre ever - the touching retard warms hearts - is not what I want to see.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST


    by mynemaborat

    yeah i agree... both were way overhyped. i mean they were good and all, but nothing extraordinary.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Headline made me laugh out loud

    by Shepard Wong

    Usually, they are groan inducing, but that was funny. Well done.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    He won't do Thunder Road, but he'll do this?!

    by venvariants

    Okay. Either he's on too many drugs or not enough. My guess is not enough...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Fury Road, I mean.

    by venvariants

    Not the Garth Brooks song. Er...and not that I'd know that.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Or was the Garth Brooks song Thunder Rolls?

    by venvariants

    Fuck - I don't know. Never mind.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I'll bet Jodie Foster's Beaver....

    by mojoman69

    Has been well munched by every dyke in Hollywierd LOL.