ARCHIVES WEEK 39 2004
No big headlines this week but I did find some interesting casting developments:
Adrien Brody (The Village) will star in the George Reeves' biopic Truth, Justice and the American Way. Source: Variety
Actor/singer Harry Connick Jr. will play in the drama/comedy Boomerang Deal, with Phillip Marzella attached as director. Source: Production Weekly
50 Cents will make his feature film debut in Locked and Loaded. The semi-autobiographical flick tells the story of a drug dealer who wants to start a new career in the music industry. Source: Billboard
Milla Jovovich will star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Fade Out. The movie is being described as a Hitchcockian thriller. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Flight of the Phoenix poster:
Great new poster for Flight of the Phoenix appeared online! The story revolves around a group of plane-crash survivors, stranded in the
Mongolian desert, who must build a new plane from the wreckage. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi and Tyrese Gibson.
Click on the pic, which looks a bit like the poster for Con Air, for a larger version!
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George Lucas talks Star Wars and Indy:
George Lucas talked to Empire Online about the
status of Revenge Of The Sith:
"It's going very well, I just finished shooting in London for two weeks, so the last shot of Star Wars has been shot, and now I have to cut that all in. I'm really happy with it. It's very dark, obviously, because everyone gets killed in the end. But it will make the whole six movies make sense."
Lucas also gave an update on the delayed Indiana Jones IV film:
"We are working on the next script. Another writer has started working on it. We're just not going to make it unless it's really good. One of the reasons I'm able to work with Steven so well is because every time we come to a disagreement we'll yield to the other one, which means we'll come up with a compromise that considers both sides, and one person isn't determined to have his way. It's what's best for the movie."
He also comfirmed that their will be no Star Wars episodes 7, 8 and 9.
Movie Art update:
Hi guys, I've received a lot of e-mails about the Movie Art section and when you'll see some
new artwork. Well, I've been kind a busy with several other projects but I did manage to make some new incredible paintings
for the website. So I'm planning to scan and upload it within a few weeks. I'm also workig on a little comic, just want
to try something out, you can see a preview by clicking on the pic! Once again, thanks for the compliments and the feedback,
stay tuned for new art!
Naked Gun director David Zucker will write and direct Superhero, the comedy will tackle all the popular superhero flicks. He's also been hired to write-direct Scary Movie 4. Source: Variety|
USA Today posted the first pic of The Fantastic Four! Check out the beautiful Jessica Alba as Sue Storm. The blue suit looks amazing. Rest of the cast includes Michael Chiklis as Thing, Chris Evans as Human Torch, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards and Julian McMahon as the villain Dr. Doom. Barbershop's Tim Story directs the superhero flick: "Part of the appeal of the Fantastic Four is they don't use secret identities or wear masks. They walk amongst New Yorkers who accept them and go to the grocery store to buy milk, just regular people dealing with life who happen to have extraordinary abilities. They don't always like each other, but they do love each other."
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U.S. Box Office Sept 17-19:
Sky Captain entered the top spot last weekend, earning 16 million bucks!!! The live-action-CGI flick stars Jude Law,
Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. Other newcomer Mr. 3000, starring Bernie Mac, did okay with the second position. Here's the rest of the Top Ten:
1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - $16,200,000
2. Mr. 3000 - $9,200,000
3. Resident Evil: Apocalypse - $9,000,000 / $37,375,000 since opening
4. Wimbledon - $7,780,000
5. Cellular - $6,875,000 / $19,789,000
6. Without a Paddle - $3,715,000 / $50,409,000
7. Hero - $2,956,000 / $46,210,000
8. Napoleon Dynamite - $2,400,000 / $33,457,000
9. Collateral - $2,300,000 / $96,005,000
10. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement - $2,000,000 / $91,940,000
Nicolas Cage talks Ghost Rider:
Empire online had an
exclusive interview with Nicolas Cage who revealed some interesting details about his upcoming superhero flick
Superma... I mean, Ghost Rider!!! The story revolves around the stuntman Johnny Blaze who makes
a pact with the devil. Here's what Cage had to say:
"What I love about this idea for a comic book is that, if you think about it, it's really complex. Obviously the movie should be fun and it has to have humour but if you think about a superhero who's using the powers of hell for good… I mean, that is a very profound, complicated concept for a superhero. Hellboy is a later character. Ghost Rider's been cursed by the devil but he's not going to let the devil win. He sold his soul out of love, he was trying to save his father's life, and then he got tricked by the trickster. But because he did it out of love the devil can't get him. He can outfox the devil and use his powers for love and good, which is interesting."
Nicolas Cage explained a bit about how the look of Ghost Rider's burning skull will be changed for the movie:
"Well I won't be THAT face, but it's important to the filmmaker that there's still moments in the CGI of the face where you can still see my own expressions, so I can work that out with them. It's hard to have a skull make facial expressions.
Ghost Rider is one of the original American Marvel comic icons. He was sort of the icon for motorcyclists that the silver surfer was for surfers. Imagine Evel Knievel with a flaming skull for a head. It should be fun."
Can't wait to see this one, Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil) will direct the movie.
Trailers, trailers, trailers!!!:
I've got some great new trailers for you today, starting with the action packed Blade: Trinity, followed by
the hilarious The Incredibles (be
sure to check this one out) and last but absolutely not least a jaw-dropping clip of Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.
Katie Holmes talks Batman Begins:
Katie Holmes talked about her role as Bruce Wayne's love interest in the upcoming Batman Begins:
"It's more of a talky role, I'm not into stunts. Not one of those girls. I like it real easy. I actually find it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie because a lot of the things aren't there, so you have to trust the director. You react to nothing. And with this particular project, the cast is very intimidating. And Chris Nolan is amazing, but I was just so thrilled to be with these people that I was like, 'I have to do this so right and perfect.' So I think if I get to be in another one, maybe I'll relax a bit."
Source: Latino Review
The Phantom of the Opera poster:
The poster for Andrew Lloyd Webber's remake The Phantom of the Opera is now online. The musical
stars Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Minnie Driver and Joel Schumacher directs. Click on the Phantom for a larger
© wb 2004
Leatherface prequel details:
Producer Brad Fuller talked to Zap2it
about the upcoming prequel for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The story will explain more about
Leatherface's background and family:
"It won't have any of the young actors from the first (like Jessica Biel), this is a prequel. But there will be a group of teen and young adults in their 20s who make an unfortunate decision to end up in this town. The old man had no legs, we hope to answer questions about that. We hope that you'd eventually be able to watch the two movies together and it will explain a lot of questions that were unanswered.
I hope that R. Lee Ermey, who played Sheriff Hoyt, will return. He elevated that movie in much the same way as Philip Baker Hall does with Amityville."
DVD releases R1
Star Wars Trilogy
State of Mind
DVD releases R2
Flesh & Blood
Lost In La Mancha
Star Wars Trilogy
Scary Movie 3
People I Know