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20
Jan
09

Movie News and Views January 20, 2009 Inaugural Poster Edition

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All the movie news fit to blog!

 

         Good news for Zack Snyder/ “Watchmen” fans. Warner Bros. and Fox have reached a settlement over the movie. For those who don’t know the backstory Warner Bros. gave the go-ahead to do a “Watchmen” movie. Late in the game a contract was found dating back to the Nineties which showed that Fox had distribution rights on the graphic novel. Fox threatened to halt distribution while the WB was too far into production to stop the movie (i.e. it was almost in post). The settlement is reportedly $5-$10 mil from WB upfront to Fox, then an additional 5-8% of the theatrical gross.

         A new prequel for “The Thing” will involve what happened to the Norwegian scientists (who were dead at the beginning of John Carpenter’s “The Thing.”)

         Keanu Reeves has been confirmed for the “Cowboy Bebop” movie.

         Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke will be in “Iron Man 2.”

         Joaquin Phoenix has officially left acting to be a rap star. Chronicling his adventures on video is his best friend Casey Affleck.

         J.K. Simmons will reprise his role as J.J. Jameson in “Spidey 4.”

         Reshooting on the upcoming “Wolverine” movie DOES NOT mean previous shooting went bad. Several actors’ schedules couldn’t clear until now.

         Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow”) is slated to direct Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy.

         Pioneer will stop making Laserdisc players after 3000 for the year. This is surprising since I didn’t realize the players were still being made, and a movie hasn’t been pressed on LD since 2000.

         Samuel L. Jackson may not play Nick Fury in the upcoming “Nick Fury” and “Avengers” movie. Apparently, contract negotiations have broken down due to the paycheck Jackson was requesting.

         Jackie Chan will play “Mr. Miyagi” in the “Karate Kid” remake starring Jayden Smith (Will Smith’s son).

         “Transformers 2” info: The Decepticons will use Devastator (from the Constructicons) and the Autobots will use Superion (constructed from the Aerialbots).

         Warner Bros. has put DC Comics movies on hold.

         The next Superman movie will have a new villain.

         Relative Media has purchased Rogue Pictures from Universal.

         A homeless man was cast in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” movie.

         Bollywood is set to remake “Back to the Future.”

         “The Terminator” has now been submitted for preservation in the US Film Registry.

         Jay Mohr changes his name to Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr, due to his wife Nikki Cox.

         Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges will return for the next “Tron” movie.

         VHS is done. The last movie to be released on it was “A History of Violence.”

 

 

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06
May
08

Marvel at the Box Office

 

 

 

Can I get some points for double-entendre?

 

With the release of “Iron Man,” (the first film solely financed by Marvel) having grossed over $100 million in the first weekend, the question comes: what’s next? It seems that Marvel is planning on tying all of their movies together, with the coupe de grace being an “Avengers” movie. With this summer’s “Iron Man” containing Nick Fury (agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and “Hulk” containing a scene with Tony Stark, Marvel is weaving their characters/franchises much like the comic books.

 

So what else should we be expecting? Here’s the rundown of what’s on Marvel’s plate. Please acknowledge beforehand that no release date is final, and that not all of the productions may follow through:

 

         Punisher: War Zone. Ray Stevenson is the titular hero going up against Jigsaw (Dominic West). Directed by Lexi Alexander (“Hooligans”). Release date is December 5, 2008.

         X-Men Origins: Magneto. Self-explanatory. Directed by David S. Goyer (“The Invisible,” “Blade Trinity”). Set for release in 2009.

         Spider-Man 4. No details. Set for release in 2009.

         Silver Surfer. Directed by Alex Proyas (“The Crow,” “Dark City”). Set for release in 2009.

         X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Directed by Gavin Hood (“Rendition,” “Tsotsi”). Hugh Jackman is helping to produce. Characters to include: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), Sabretooth (Live Schreiber), Beak (Dominic Monaghan), and Gambit (Taylor Kitsch). Release date is May 1, 2009.

         Luke Cage. Tyrese Gibson in the title role. Directed by John Singleton (“Four Brothers,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”). Set for release in 2009.

         Nick Fury. Samuel L. Jackson will play the titular character, which incidentally became based on him. Set for release in 2010.

         Iron Man 2. Downey said he would be back and Paltrow has signed on for 2 sequels. Aside from that, I pretty much expect just about everyone to return. No official word on what it’s about, but the release date is set for April 30, 2010.

         Thor. Based on the Norse god. It’s being directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Stardust,” “Layer Cake”). Release date is June 4, 2010.

         Captain America. Although dead in the comics, Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook,” “Alpha Dog”) is bringing him to life to exact some American justice. Set to be released on May 6, 2011.

         The Avengers. Nick Fury, Ant-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man… will they all appear? Scheduled for release sometime in July 2011.

         Ant-Man. Dr. Hank Pym is a scientist who develops an instrument that can communicate and control insects. Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”) is set to direct. No given release date.

         Iron Fist. Ray Parks is the Martial Arts superhero. Directed by Steve Carr (“Next Friday,” “Daddy Day Care”). No release date given.

         The Hands of Shang-Chi. A young Kung-Fu master finds out that his dad is World Enemy #1. Directed by Woo-Ping Yuen.

 

What do you think? Which ones will you go see? Comment back!

 

Don’t forget to check out “Hulk” in theatres on June 13, 2008!