Actually, in this case, it’s not about the audience (although it really is), but more about the shload of upcoming projects that are looking for actors and actresses who weren’t or were barely around to see Cool As Ice in theatres. Among the films mentioned are I Am Number Four, which has 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer in the title lead, an alien teen attending an American high school, as well as plenty of other roles for the wee lads and lasses. Meanwhile, Andrew Niccol is casting for I’m.mortal, in which adults and teens
look identical in a world where no one appears older than 21.
Another focus of the article is the fact that with various movies like The Hangover, big stars aren’t necessarily required for films to open big lately. While this may be, what I’m wondering is: how is this really news? Other than Niccol’s project, which this is the first I’ve heard of it, there’s little here to report on that anyone who hasn’t been in a coma or Amish wouldn’t know. Twilight, Harry Potter, High School Musical, Vampire Diaries, hell, the entire friggin’ CW. The age-challenged have been ruling for awhile now and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Newsflash indeed.