ARCHIVES WEEK 40 2004
Man, what a terrible week, no groundbreaking headlines, exclusive pics or some official Superman updates. Well,
I did find a few interesting newsbits and cool trailers for today's newsflash, enjoy:
Sean Connery left Brett Ratner's heist flick Josiah's Canon. The film has already gone into production, I'm very curious who will replace him. Connery left the project because he wants to work on his autobiography... yeah right! Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Sharon Stone will star in Cougars. The story revolves around a 40ish woman who falls for a 27-year-old man. Sharon is also set to star in Basic Instict 2. Source: Variety
I was a bit shocked when I read this news, Catwoman directer Pitof will make a live-action version of the classic anime Akira. Though Pitof's work is visually stunning, I don't think he's the right man for the job. I'd rather see Stephen Norrington back on board, he was previously attached to helm the film.
Great new trailers today, first the action packed Flight of the Phoenix, starring Dennis Quaid. Second, the funny trailer for Robots, the computer-animated flick is being voiced by Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear and Robin Williams.
Paramount is in talks with most of the cast of The Italian Job for a sequel! Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Seth Green, Mos Def and Jason Statham could all be back with F. Gary Gray as director, who also helmed the remake. Source: Variety
Ice Cube talked to Blackfilm about his leading role in xXx2 (sans Diesel though):"In the first movie, Vin Diesel was the x-games type of dude, you know, extreme sports. The agency threatened to send him to jail if he didn't go to work for them. In the sequel, I play a guy who used to be in Samuel's unit, who is already locked up in a military jail for disobeying orders from the General."
I don't know how, but IESB managed to get their hands on the trailer for the spyflick Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The trailer looks pretty amazing! Hit the link to check it out.
Ouch, there seems to be a problem with the soundtrack of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD box. Scifi Wire reports that though the sound effects are correctly positioned, the music score is backwards. The glitch appears only on Episode IV, the left and right rear speakers are reversed.
Great new poster for Michael Keaton's supernatural thriller White Noise is now online over at Latino Review. Click on the pic for a larger version.
© universal 2004
Movie Art update!!!:
Yeah, as promised, the Movie Art section has been updated with new incredible paintings and some sketches!
Click on the pic to see the artwork created by the editor himself! Thanks for the great feedback, guys, enjoy:
U.S. Box Office Sept 24-26:
Joseph Ruben's thriller The Forgotten, starring Julianne Moore, punched down last week's number 1 Sky Captain and
entered the top spot earning a very impressive 22 million bucks!!! Other newcomers, Katie Holmes' First Daughter
and the zombie flick Shaun of the Dead did less than expected. Here's the rest of The Top Ten:
1. The Forgotten - $22,000,000
2. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - $6,735,000 / $25,594,000 since opening
3. Mr. 3000 - $5,000,000 / $15,380,000
4. First Daughter - $4,000,000
5. Resident Evil: Apocalypse - $4,000,000 / $43,428,000
6. Cellular - $3,650,000 / $25,061,000
7. Wimbledon - $3,400,000 / $12,182,000
8. Shaun of the Dead - $3,258,144
9. Without a Paddle - $2,380,000 / $53,510,000
10. Hero - $2,258,923 / $49,245,864
Fantastic Four pics:
Better quality pics for the superhero flick Fantastic Four are available! Check out Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Michael Chiklis as Thing,
Chris Evans as Human Torch and Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards. Click on the pic for a larger version.
© fox 2004
Check out a great teaser trailer for Zhang Yimou's martial arts epic House of Flying Daggers right here.
A very funny clip for Team America is now online over at Coming Soon. The R-rated puppet flick is created by South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Jay Hernandez will star in Carlito's Way, The Beginning. Michael Bregman wrote and will direct the prequel to Brian De Palma's gangster film with Al Pacino in the leading role. Luis Guzman is set to reprise his role in the prequel. Source: Production Weekly
John Leguizamo is set to star in George A. Romero's zombie flick Land of the Dead. Source: Variety
T3 writers John Brancato and Michael Ferris completed the script for Terminator 4. The producers want to start production in 2005 with T3's Jonathan Mostow attached as director. Rumours are that Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be back as the killing machine but maybe in a small cameo. Source: Variety
New pics for the firefighter flick Ladder 49 appeared online! Click on the pic to see more of John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix.
© touchstone 2004
DVD releases R1
Best of the Best
Children of the Corn
Easy Rider S.E.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
DVD releases R2
House Of The Dead
Scooby Doo 2
Starsky & Hutch