22
Oct
08

Movie News and Views October 22, 2008 Poster Edition

 

 

Thanks everyone for continuing to tune in. I just got back from vacation, so here goes:

 

         Will Ferrell has said “no” to doing any more sports movies. What a bummer… I was so hoping for a water polo-themed movie…

         Word on the street has it that Ah-nuld will lend his voice to “Terminator: Salvation” and he’s currently in talks in regards to “Predator 3.”

         “Cars 2” is being bumped up from 2012 to 2011 (or earlier). Lightning McQueen and Mater will be back. Brad Lewis will direct.

         “The Lone Ranger” (based on the TV series) will star George Clooney and Johnny Depp.

         Johnny Depp is also in talks on “Pirates” 4 & 5.

         “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is looking to be remade.

         “Lethal Weapon 5?” Even I am getting too old for this shit.

         “National Treasure 3.” Who didn’t see that happening?

         Will Smith has signed on for a prequel to “I Am Legend.” What are they going to call it?

         Russell Crowe will be playing both the Sheriff and Robin Hood in the next Ridley Scott movie, “Nottingham.”

         Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct “Thor,” previously worked on by Matthew Vaughn.

         “Fame” is looking to be remade.

         Kirsten Dunst is back for “Spidey 4.”

         Jack Black is doing a comedic version of the “Bourne” movies.

         “Angel Heart” is being remade.

         “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.” Enough said.

         “Kung Fu Panda 2” will be released June 3, 2011.

         “Yogi Bear’ will be a blend of live action and CG, and coming soon to a theatre near you.

         Lex Luthor will be back in the next Superman movie.

         Twentieth Century Fox is talking about rebooting “Daredevil.”

         “Captain America” plot: “Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the “Super-Soldier Serum” and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.”

         “28 Months Later,” the sequel to the sequel “28 Weeks Later,” will be directed by Paul Andrew Williams.

         Rose McGowan is set to star in “Deep Throat,” a biopic on Linda Lovelace.

         Ridley Scott is looking to direct “The Forever War,” based on the 1974 Joe Haldeman novel.

         Don Cheadle will be replacing Terrance Howard in “Iron Man 2.”

         Brett Ratner will direct “Conan.”

         “Big Momma’s House 3.”

         Dimension Films is greenlighting 18 direct-to-DVD movies. The list includes sequels to “Pulse,” “Feast,” “Children of the Corn,” “Hell Ride,” and “Hostel.”

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