ARCHIVES WEEK 29 2004
Reggy's Spider-man 2 Review:
Finally, Spider-man 2 hits theatres here in Holland! I saw the webcrawler in my favorite Rembrandt cinema
in my hometown Utrecht and you can check out my amazing review by clicking on the pic!
It's a bit quiet in Hollywood for the last couple of days, no groundbreaking headlines but I did manage
to find some nice newsbits, go check it out in today's newsflash!:
Mario Kassar and Andrew Vanja are chasing director Jan de Bont (Speed) to helm Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2. De Bont worked as a cinematographer on Paul Verhoeven's original film. Source: Moviehole
New Line Cinema has bought the rights for the role-playing game Vampire: The Requiem. The studio is eyeing the videogame as a potential franchise property. Source: Variety
George Romero is ready to direct Land of the Dead. The horror movie picks up on the zombie saga he created with Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. Source: Variety
Check out the amazing new trailer for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow right here. The movie is directed by Kerry Conran and stars Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie!
This is interesting, Dreamworks could be the studio to back up Stallone's Rocky 6! Dreamworks also worked with the star on his TV reality series The Contender. Here's what Sly had to say:"It's pretty much based on what George Foreman is doing and has done with his life. So, to me, it gives it credibility. It takes it away from just about boxing. It's about a certain ideal. As you get older, you realize that life changes. Quite often you're not ready to step aside. You're not maybe ready to watch the parade go by. It's about redemption and also trying to follow one's dream to the very end. What you lack in skill you may not make up in will.
Sounds great, I'm ready for another Rocky flick! Go Rocko!!! Source: Moviehole
Jessica Alba (Honey) has won the role of The Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four movie. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Paramount Pictures is planning to bring The Ten Commandments to the big screen for the third time. The previous versions were directed by Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston played Moses in the second film. Mark Gordon is on board to produce, Charles Randolph (The Life of David Gale) is in talks to write the screenplay. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Check out the trailer for the new Police Story flick called...err New Police Story! Click here to see Jackie Chan in action.
A new poster for M. Night Shyamalan's The Village in now online! Click on the pic for a larger version.
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U.S. Box office July 09-11:
Spider-man 2 is still on top for a second week with a total gross of $257 million! The webcrawler will hit cinemas in Holland this week, I'm finally going to see it tomorrow. Will Ferrell is also doing great with his comedy Anchorman, the movie opened second with $28 million.
The battle continues this week when Will Smith's I, Robot opens.
Here's the rest of The Top Ten:
1. Spider-man 2 - $46,800,000 / $257,258,000 since opening
2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - $28,000,000 / $28,000,000
3. King Arthur - $15,155,000 / $23,585,000
4. Farenheit 9/11 - $11,000,000 / $80,090,000
5. The Notebook - $6,525,000 / $43,071,000
6. White Chicks - $6,500,000 / $57,181,000
7. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - $5,400,000 / $97,556,000
8. The Terminal - $5,000,000 / $65,288,000
9. Shrek 2 - $4,500,000 / $418,567,000
10. Sleepover - $4,200,000 / $4,200,000
New poster appeared online! From left to right, the horror flick The Grudge starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Poster looks
a bit like The Ring. Second, Vanity Fair poster starring Reese Witherspoon and
last Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. Hit the pics for larger versions.
Eastwood's & Spielberg's War Pic!!!:
Clint Eastwood & Steven Spielberg are teaming up to bring the story of The Battle of Iwo Jima to the big screen!
Spielberg's Dreamworks will distribute Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima according to Variety:
The battle, which took place in winter 1945, was a turning point in the Pacific theater. In one month, 22,000 Japanese and 26,000 Americans died, and the battle produced one of World War II's most enduring images: a photograph of six soldiers raising an American flag on the flank of Mount Suribachi, the island's commanding high point.
One of the six was Navy corpsman John Bradley. Bradley never mentioned his experiences to his family, and it was only after his death in 1994 that his son James discovered his father's heroism. James Bradley wrote the "Flags of Our Fathers" book, which was published in 2000, with Ron Powers.
Eastwood and Spielberg also worked together on The Bridges of Madison County.
Tiny Superman update:
Here's another Superman update, take it with a grain of salt though. I, Robot's Shia LaBeouf talked
to USA Today about
his role as Jimmy Olson in the Superman film! He also mentioned some other
stuff about the much delayed epic:
"I met with McG (the director) today and talked about Jimmy Olsen and who's going to be playing who. "The production's so locked down they said I can't even take the script home. I have to go to Warner Bros. (studio) to read it and then leave it there.
They're going to go with an unknown (for the role of Supers), McG is trying to lure Scarlett Johansson for Lois Lane and Johnny Depp for Lex Luthor."
Dude, you mean McG is still the director of the flick and not Michael Bay? Too bad! And it also means that Jake Gyllenhaal is
no longer in the running for the leading role.
Spider-Man 2 earned another $9.1 million on Thursday with a total gross of $211.2 million!!! The sequel has already climbed to the #51 spot on the all-time domestic blockbuster list. Go Spidey!
New site and trailer for Michael Mann's and Tom Cruise's Collateral is now online.
New international trailer for the clash of the titans flick Alien vs. Predator is now online.
Some Kind of Monster interview:
Man, I'm dying to see this movie, the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster! I'm a huge fan
of the band, saw them Live in Amsterdam last month and the word on this movie is very positive. Coming Soon
got the chance to talk to band-singer James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, here's a clip:
CS!: At what point did you realize that what you had was something far more than a promotional film?
Kirk: After the sequence of events that happened, we realized that we had more than just a promotional film, and we made the decision to keep the cameras rolling no matter what happened. We trusted Joe and Bruce as filmmakers to give them full reign.
Lars: Over the course of the next couple years, Joe and Bruce realized that they had what they considered to be a very unique film with a very strong dramatic thread going through it. The record company was sitting there, saying that they could turn this into 30-minute segments on VH1 for their version of the Osbournes. When I started hearing stuff like that, I got scared sh*tless. I talked to the rest of the band and it was decided that we had to buy this back, so we can give it to Joe and Bruce and let them fulfill their vision.
Kirk: The actual point up to James leaving to rehab was there, and that's stuff that goes a little bit deeper than your average TV reality show. At that point, we just had to trust Joe and Bruce and see where it all went. We didn't really want it to become trivialized.
DVD releases R1
The 5th Musketeer
Agent Cody Banks 2
The Bourne Identity S.E.
DVD releases R2
Along Came Polly
Ghosts Of The Abyss