It boggles the mind why anyone would make a movie about Boggle.
Los Angeles—His big screen adaptation of “Battleship” doesn’t hit theaters until May 18th, but Universal Pictures and Hasbro confirmed reports yesterday that director Peter Berg will begin production later this year on his new film, “Boggle.”
“It’s a spy thriller about the solving of puzzles and cubes with letters on them,” said the press release from the studio. The studio said the story also incorporates elements from some Agatha Christie book, the 1954 dud “Destination Unknown,” known in the US as the 1954 dud “So Many Steps to Death.”
“I’m really excited to get going on this next picture,” Berg said. “We had such a blast doing ‘Battleship,’ talking about ‘Battleship,’ even playing ‘Battleship’ between takes while filming ‘Battleship.’ That Rihanna, she’s pretty good at ‘Battleship.’” Continue reading →
The tip from the self-proclaimed psychic led investigators to a barn on the property but no library books were found. Only a modest piñata manufacturing operation.
Wharton, Texas—Shockingly, not one book was found last week at a Texas farmhouse where someone claiming to be a psychic told authorities multiple overdue library books were lying around, an easily-duped sheriff’s official said on the condition of anonymity.
The official said, lo and behold, there was no indication of books being anywhere on the rural property about 45 miles southwest of Houston.
Officials said the sheriff’s office had received two calls from a person who said dozens of overdue books would be found. Authorities actually took the tip seriously because the caller had details about the interior of the house as well as titles of the books that could only have been known by someone who’d seen them. Or possibly someone with access to a library database and the county property appraiser’s website. Continue reading →