Several months ago we heard that Paul Greengrass, director of the last two Bourne films and the upcoming Green Zone, had opted out of directing a fourth Bourne film. But when recently asked if anything about that had changed, Matt Damon had this to say…
“There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one, just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it. We’ve got to get a script.”
What does it all mean? Will the Bourne franchise — arguably the kick-assiest spy franchise we’ve seen in the last ten years — go the way of Spiderman and get the reboot treatment? Will we see a young Jason Bourne, now only a timid high school student, go toe to toe with Conklin and his rambunctious group of n’er-do-wells? And what about the werewolves? Questions, questions, questions.
Make that officially official. Today Avatar crossed that line, bringing in $1,843,700,000 over Titanic’s $1,843,201,268 (almost half a million dollars!) thus making it better than any movie in the history of film, including Gone With the Wind, Casablanca and The Ten Commandments. It turns out that Bogey isn’t all that when compared to blue aliens. Especially when you’re writing volumes of porn fanfic. Ugh. I truly hate the internet.
Do you remember how excited you were when you heard that Sandman AND Venom would be in Spiderman 3? Do you also remember the movie being so incredibly bad that it gave you kidney stones? Well, take a deep breath and know that all is right with the world. Sony Pictures announced today that the planned Spider Man 4, starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi had been scrapped. Instead, the studio has decided to reboot the franchise and take Spiderman back to his roots: as an angst-ridden teenager coming to terms with strange new powers. That’s right. Emo Spidey is now a thing of the past. Wait. What?
This from Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment…
“A decade ago we set out on this journey with Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire and together we made three ‘Spider-Man’ films that set a new bar for the genre. When we began, no one ever imagined that we would make history at the box-office and now we have a rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise. Peter Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless and compelling for generations of fans. We’re very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter’s roots…”
Oh. Now I’m depressed again.
Comingsoon.net recently talked to Will Arnett, and took the opportunity to ask about the upcoming Arrested Development movie. This is what he had to say…
“I’m so glad you asked that. It’s very refreshing. We are working on the movie right now, yeah… We don’t have a completed script yet, but it’s forthcoming and we’re going to make the movie this year… We’re hoping once Jason Bateman gets out of rehab. I think that we’re going to start shooting. Oh, was I not supposed to…? Please don’t air that.”
Mitch Hurwitz told crowds at last year’s Austin Film Festival that he had already started work on the script.
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We’ve been waiting patiently for more than 20 years, and it looks like it’s finally going to pay off. Robert Zemeckis, the creative genius behind The Polar Express and The Back to the Future cartoon confirmed to MTV that the writers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? are currently working on a sequel! No details on the plot just yet, but rest assured it’ll leave us looking at Jessica Rabbit and thinking, “I’d hit that.” Also babies who smoke cigars are funny.
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This little tidbit comes from iesb.net.
Yes says the MarketSaw site most known for their AVATAR news. The site says they’ve been told by a trusted source that discussions to create a new STAR WARS trilogy in 3D are going on at the ranch.
They also say George Lucas will not be directing this time around and only producing as he did with Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The site gives Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola as potential directors.
Alright, atheists. You win. There is no God.
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It’s for Inglourious Basterds, which I love, but it gives off a Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 vibe, which I hate.
Get your fill because this might not last long.
Here’s the poster for the upcoming Where The Wild Things Are film. As previously rumored, it is NOT a sequel to the 1998 film, Wild Things, which is unfortunate for reasons we won’t go into here. Looking at the poster, I’m not sure which one is supposed to be wild. One’s a big monster, but the other… well, you know how kids are these days.
Slowly but surely, information is leaking in on the upcoming Arrested Development movie. This comes from Mitch Hurwitz, at a panel for his upcoming show, “Sit Down, Shut Up,” at this weekend’s WonderCon…
Here’s what’s going on with the movie. Everyone goes off and has careers and that kind of thing, so it’s been a little challenging to schedule everybody together, but everyone who has agreed to make this movie has agreed to make this movie, and we’re going to make the movie. I haven’t written it yet, so I’ll be accepting pitches. We’re determined to do this. It was a great joy and priviledge, all kidding aside, to do a show that took risks and with such a wonderful cast and wonderful writers. For us, it’s irresistible. Here’s an interesting thing about it. When we did the show, one of the things that really made it work is that we didn’t hold ourselves up to any standard. We got a lot of positive critical recommendations, but we even kind of ignored those and just did what was funny to us, and kind of remained the underdog in a great way. It was very clear early on that we weren’t going to be a big hit, so it really was a labor of love. Now suddenly, there is a bar to hit. I think the key to this is once we get as many pieces as we’re going to, which appears we have, we’ll just dive in and have fun and see if we can create the same thing. But we’re excited about it.
Cool, huh? Remember everyone, these next five years are going to go by quick!