ARCHIVES WEEK 42 2004
No More James Bond for Brosnan:
Pierce Brosnan confirmed that he won't return for a new James Bond film:
"It's over, it's over, it's absolutely over. It's very hard to find the truth in that town (Hollywood) or in this business at times. But it was their (the producers) prerogative to change their minds. They can do it!"
The producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson are looking for a younger actor to play the lead... and I think they're right!
Source: Toronto Sun
A new King Kong setdiary is online! Director Peter Jackson talks about previsualization shots. Click here for more!
A creepy teaser trailer for The Ring 2 is now online. The movie stars Naomi Watts, Sissy Spacek and Elizabeth Perkins. Hideo Nakata directs the horror film, he also helmed the original Ringu and Ringu 2 films.
Robert Luketic is in talks to direct the big screen version of the TV show Dallas. Robert Harling (Steel Magnolias) wrote the screenplay, Luketic previously directed Legally Blonde. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Colin Farrell (Alexander) is being considered to play Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice. Jamie Foxx is already in talks to play Ricardo Tubbs, Michael Man is in talks to write, produce and direct the film. Source: Variety
Alex Proyas (I, Robot) is being mentioned as a possible director for X-men 3. Joss Whedon is also in the running for the job. Source: Filmforce
New posters for Blade: Trinity appeared online. The movie is directed by David Goyer and stars Wesley Snipers, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel.
Click on the pic for a bigger version.
© newline 2004
Bryan Singer talks Superman!:
Director Bryan Singer talked to AICN about the
AICN: Where do you stand right with casting SUPERMAN? Is it really going to be called SUPERMAN RETURNS?
That's strictly a working title. But it is a return story. It puts the first films in a kind of vague history. So what it doesn't do is tread over the 1978 Richard Donner film, it doesn't tread over "Smallville." It elaborates on the existence of Superman in the world in a history. He's out of the culture and then he returns.
AICN: Will you be using footage from the other films?
(Long pause) It's possible. There's an introduction sequence that may or may not involve something like that, but not in the way you might be thinking.
I had a very strong vision for the next X-MEN picture. But SUPERMAN has always been a dream of mine. Things weren't moving as quickly as...it was difficult, and I love those actors and I have a strong relationship with the X-Men universe. I'm still taking over the writing of Ultimate X-Men for a year, so I'm by no means out of that universe. But I've had an idea for a SUPERMAN movie for many years, so for me the fact that it was available and Warner Bros. was willing to take everything it had spent 11 years developing with three other directors and throw it completely out and let me start from scratch at an accelerated level of time...once they showed the willingness, the desire and excitement to do that after my pitch, it became an obvious choice for me, but a difficult one.
I'm very much a fan of the 1978 Donner film. That film, particularly it's first act, was a complete, day-to-day inspiration to the first X-MEN film for all of us. It's very exciting to do it. As for Dick, I'm a huge fan of his, to be able to try to protect some semblance of this character and not mess around with it.
Bryan Singer also confirmed that James Caviezel will not play the Man of Steel. Singer is committed to casting an unknown.
Revenge of the Sith update:
The Force.net posted a description for the teaser trailer of Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith! Here's a clip:
The monologue ends with "Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force" about 40 seconds into the trailer do we see the face of Anakin. He is partly covered with dark hood, looking positively evil.
This is followed by the shot of erupting volcanoes, then some sort of volcanic field with crab-like creatures and then darkness, all accompanied by Vader breathing. Then the following is heard:
Sidious: "Lord Vader..."
Cool, huh, I'm getting goosebumps, click here to read the full description, beware of spoilers though.
IESB posted a bunch of great pics of Revenge of the Sith, you can check them
out by clicking on the pic.
© lucasfilm 2004
Great new Fat Albert trailer is now online!
screenwriter Bruce Feirstein will write the script for the big screen version of The A-Team. The new feature film will be updated from the Vietnam era and the tone of the film will be less cartoony and more serious, in the vein of the Die Hard and Lethal Weapon series. Bruce Feirstein also wrote the scripts for Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough. Source Variety
Sam Raimi doesn't want to see Ash in a Freddy vs. Jason sequel because he plans to make another Evil Dead film!: "I would actually love to and one day I hope to. I hope sooner rather than later. I really had a lot of fun with them, and I think the audience may now want to see one. Maybe when I'm done with the Spider-Man movie I can get to work on one." Source Filmforce
Man, I just can't find the right words to write this article. Christopher Reeve fell into a coma Saturday after going into cardiac arrest
and died on Sunday, he was 52.
Christopher Reeve was my hero, I really believed a man could fly after seeing Superman. That movie changed my life and made me want to
become an artist. Christopher Reeve was a superhero not only on the big screen but also in real life, I'll miss him.
Christopher Reeve 1952 - 2004
National Treasure website online!:
The website for the adventure film National Treasure is now online! The film is directed by Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenon) and stars
Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger and Sean Bean. The story revolves around treasure-seeker Benjamin Franklin Gates who
plans to steal a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers. Click on the poster to enter the site.
© buena vista 2004
Sam Raimi talks Spidey and Ash!:
Sam Raimi doesn't want his Evil Dead character Ash to fight against Freddy and Jason in the sequel:
"I have great respect for those franchises. I didn't want to be in a position where I was protecting Ash, the character that I want to eventually make another movie with one day, protecting him and not allowing the director to do what he felt he had to do. I didn't want to be in a weird position like that. I have a great deal or respect for Sean Cunningham. I think he's a brilliant filmmaker. He made some classics. I just didn't think it was a winning great situation for anybody."
He did speculate who would win the battle:
"I don't know, can you kill Freddy or Jason? I think Bruce Campbell woulda' kicked their asses. First I think they would have had their way with him in probably 80 minutes of punishing him which I would have enjoyed."
Sam Raimi also talked about his third Spider-man film and revealed some shocking news:
"One thing that Amy Pascal told me was that she wants to make this a proper ending to the Spider-Man saga. I'd like to keep directing Spider-Man movies but I think she's thinking that the audience feels they want to see one more and no more. They want to have a proper ending to the story now. So I think maybe she's right, and so I'm approaching it under her guidance and that's how I'm trying to think of this film as the end."
So Spider-man 3 will be the final film of the series! I think it'll be a good decision, end it while it's still a success and before the audience
are getting tired of all the superhero flicks.
Source: Latino Review
U.S. Box Office Oct 08-10:
Shark Tale ruled the Box Office for a second week, adding $31 million and bringing its total gross to $87 million!
The football flick Friday Night Lights, starring Billy Bob Thornton, debuted at number two with $20 million. Queen
Latifah's comedy Taxi, the remake of the French film, did a bit less than exected with a fourth spot.
Here's the rest of The Top Ten:
1. Shark Tale - $31,700,000 / $87,700,000 since opening
2. Friday Night Lights - $20,563,000
3. Ladder 49 - $13,270,000 / $41,190,000
4. Taxi - $12,050,000
5. The Forgotten - $7,500,000 / $48,616,000
6. Raise Your Voice - $4,600,000
7. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - $2,275,000 / $33,866,000
8. Shaun of the Dead - $1,597,000 / $9,347,000
9. The Motorcycle Diaries - $1,412,000 / $3,195,000
10. Woman, Thou Art Loosed - $1,200,000 / $4,110,000
Reggy's Quick Reviews:
Once again, The Netherlands is having problems with the releases of the Hollywood productions. Movies that were released during or even before the summer are finally hitting theatres over here, like Hellboy, to give an example. I'm trying to synchronize my reviews with the American releases but when the movies aren't being shown in Holland, then I have a problem!
But I would still like to give my opinion about some films that were released over the last few months. Just to let you know if I liked it and maybe help you decide with purchasing the DVD or watch it in the theatre.
You can find a short but a straight-to-the-point review of the following films: Hellboy, Walking Tall, Man on Fire, The Punisher, The Stepford Wives, Collateral, The Bourne Supremacy and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story right here, enjoy!
I've found new posters on the web today, first up a new poster for Jim Carrey's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Second, the final poster for Dennis Quaid's action flick Flight of the Phoenix. Click on the poster for a larger version.
Ice Age 2 update!:
Comedian Ray Romano talked about the Ice Age sequel! Here's what he had to say about the story and new characters:
"There’s a script and they’re negotiating and I think it’s going to happen. I read the script a couple months ago. What happens now is I think they're worried about everything melting. I think it starts out where they have to flee because they're about to get flooded. I know Manny gets a girlfriend in it, my character. This is how sad I am, I'm excited about that. You know how you get, when you're in a film and you're going to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, a little bit of excitement. I'm excited about my animated character having one. I wonder if I'll get a crush on her or something. She's not even going to be in the studio."
Source: Latino Review
A scooper reports that Steve Martin is in talks to play Perry White in the upcoming Superman film. Source: Latino Review
Great new trailer for The Machinist is now online. The thriller is directed by Brad Anderson and stars Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Cinescape posted a bunch of new stills for Robert Zemeckis' animated feature The Polar Express. Tom Hanks will play a few characters in the film, click on the pic for more.
© wb 2004
DVD releases R1
The Day After Tomorrow
DVD releases R2
Out Of Time
Back To Gaya
Kill Bill 2