ARCHIVES WEEK 49 2004
Rupert Wainwright (Stigmata) will direct the remake of John Carpenter's The Fog. Source: Variety
The official site of War of the Worlds is now open. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin. Setpics are also online over at Yahoo!, check out the official site by clicking on the pic (but there's nothing special to see though...)
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Walk the Line pics:
New pics are online for the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon star in the film, James Mangold (Copland) directs.
Phoenix looks pretty amazing as the country music legend, click on the pic for more.
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Some great updates to begin the day, here we go:
Nick Cassavetes (John Q, The Notebook) will direct the comic based Iron Man! No casting details are available but I'll keep you posted. Source: IGN Filmforce
Got the pic yesterday and today you can check out the trailer for Mr. and Mrs Smith right here.
Tommy Lee Jones in a girlie-comedy? Check out the trailer for Man of the House here, it's pretty funny.
Colin Farrell talks about the Miami Vice movie again, here's a clip:"I'm not trying on those jackets just yet because I haven't signed, although I'd do anything to work with director Michael Mann. The script is great. The director is great. The worst thing about the project is the title, but as a piece in and of itself it's brilliant. The script goes deep into the undercover world. It's Mann doing his heavy and tough stuff, with the kind of great dialogue you saw in Heat and Collateral."
Sounds great, sure hope we get to see Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in small roles...
Source: Sun Times
Sam Raimi talks Spider-man 3!!!:
Director Sam Raimi gives an update on his Spider-man sequel;"We've finished a 50-page document and now I'm working with my storyboard artist to work out some of the visuals. And I'm about to start working with Alvin Sargent [who received the "Screenplay by" credit on Spider-Man 2] on the first draft of the screenplay.
I'm trying to determine Peter Parker's journey as a human being, what it is that he'll be learning on this next adventure, as a kid growing up, what life lessons [he'll experience]. Once I know what that is, I'm going to try to develop obstacles in his path, like any dramatic writer would do. And out of those conflicts will come the drama. Either he'll be able to overcome these conflicts or he won't. But once I know his journey, and therefore the conflicts that are in his path, I'll choose that villain that best represents those conflicts. That's the way in which I've been approaching this, and I'm still not quite there in determining the villain."
Bet this movie will be great, Spider-man 3 is scheduled for a May 2007 release and will be the last movie of the franchise.
Source: Scifi Wire
King Kong Art:
This is awesome, Newsweek got the chance to talk to Peter Jackson about his version of King Kong.
His remake takes place in the '30s and is being shot in New Zealand. Weta Digital is building old New York on computer with a fanatical accuracy, using original blueprints and historical records.
"To live the rest of your life trying to top 'Lord of the Rings' would be a foolish and unsatisfying thing to do," said Jackson, "So you set your sights on making a thoroughly entertaining movie so that people are not disappointed."
Click on the concept art for the rest of the interview!
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U.S. Box Office Nov 26-28:
Nicolas Cage's National Treasure is still holding on to the top position during the Thanksgiving weekend, earning $46 million!
The rest of the top five movies did also great, all earning over $20 million and that's impressive!
Here's the complete Top Ten:
1. National Treasure - $46,244,000 / $87,900,000 since opening
2. The Incredibles - $33,224,000 / $214,709,000
3. Christmas with the Kranks - $32,000,000
4. The Polar Express - $27,170,000 / $82,170,000
5. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie - $23,400,000 / $58,636,000
6. Alexander - $21,630,000
7. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason - $9,072,000 / $32,495,000
8. Finding Neverland - $6,540,000 / $7,803,000
9. Ray - $5,028,000 / $64,977,000
10. After the Sunset - $4,575,000 / $24,586,000
Yahoo posted an exclusive look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both playing the lead in the action-comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
New pics for Jennifer Garner's superhero flick Elektra are also online. Click on the pics for more.
David Goyer talks Batman!:
Writer-producer-director David S. Goyer talked to Superhero Hype not only about his upcoming Blade Trinity film, but he also
revealed more about Batman Begins and other comic book movies:
Is Warner Brothers heavily involved with the plot and direction of the movie?
Goyer: No, they gave us a ton of leeway. It's the opposite of the horror stories that you hear. I think they knew that people were somewhat disappointed with the last two Batman films, for whatever reason. We had a couple of initial conversations about what their expectations were. We wanted to make sure that there were some parameters within which we could tell the story we wanted to tell, so we just asked them what are their dos and don'ts. We knew that they weren't going to let us make an R-rated film. While I was intrigued by what [Darren] Aronofsky and [Frank] Miller were trying to do, I knew that the studio would never let them do it, so to that extent, I think it was kind of folly to pursue that. They're not going to let a character that big become an R-rated film.
Is there going to be a lot of CGI in the movie?
Goyer: Some, but that's not the kind of thing [Chris] leans to. There's this great moment in the film where Batman crashes through a window of a high rise with his cape on fire onto the roof of a car. That was all done for real. There wasn't any CG. It was kind of cool. They did this movie right.
Do you have any interest in any other superhero or comic book movies besides the stuff that you already have in the works?
Goyer: I've always loved Thor on the Marvel side. On the DC side, I think an Atom movie would be fun; it would be cool to do a serious take on the shrinking man film. I think Flash would be cool. I love all those characters. Some of them are harder sells as films than others. I think there could be a cool Warlord film made if someone did it right. [Note: For those under 30, that's the Mike Grell comic book about a pilot who ends up in the lost land of Skartaris.] I could see a cool version of an Adam Strange film as well. I like what they're doing in the new comic book. But it just depends. Who would have ever thought Blade would be a cool movie? I maintain that if we can make Blade a cool movie, given the right treatment and the right person doing it, you can do almost anything.
Blade Trinity opens nationwide in December, Batman Begins will hit theatres in the Summer of 2005!
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