This time, Doug Liman, the guy who gave us "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," is in negotiations to direct "The Three Musketeers" for Warner Bros.
Summit is also working on its own "Musketeers" film with director Paul W.S. Anderson. And gasp, this is going to be in 3D and is in the casting stage right now.
The Warner Bros.' version will, of course, be in 3D and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Liman was one of several directors on the studio's shortlist. The list also includes David Frankel, the director of "The Devil Wears Prada."
I don't know about you, but I'm interested to find out how Frankel will go from a heartfelt romantic comedy to a period action piece.
But many insiders are saying Liman will get the job, and he will be directing from an adaptation by Peter Straughan, the scriptwriter of George Clooney's "The Men Who Stare at Goats."
Based on Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel, the story follows D'Artagnan who leaves home to become a guard of the musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis and how their motto of "all for one, one for all" is put to test when they encounter the villainous Cardinal Richelieu.
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Variety told us that "Greenberg" writer/director Noah Baumbach and star Ben Stiller are in talks to reunite for a big screen adaptation of "Mr. Popper's Penguins," the 1939 Newberry Award-winning children's classic written by Richard and Florence Atwater.
According to Wiki,
It tells the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper and his family, who live in the small town of Stillwater in the 1930s. The Poppers unexpectedly come into possession of twelve Adelie penguins, and something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home. This book is often included in the reading curriculum in grades 2, 3, or 4 of American elementary schools.
The script is written by Sean Anders and John Morris.
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We've been following this film's progress for a while now. And why not? Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis? Not to mention Randy Couture and Steve Austin. We're soooo there when this film opens August 13th.
Check out "The Expendables" trailer below, it's the toughest crew of the century:
Here's more info on the film (check out "The Expendables" official website right here):
A group of mercenaries is hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge -- one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.
Genres: Action/Adventure and Crime/Gangster
Release Date: August 13th, 2010 (wide)
Cast & Crew:
Sylvester Stallone -- Barney Ross
Jason Statham -- Lee Christmas
Jet Li -- Yin Yang
Terry Crews -- Hale Caesar
Randy Couture -- Toll Road
Dolph Lundgren -- Gunnar Jensen
Mickey Rourke -- Tool
Giselle Itie -- Sandra
Eric Roberts -- James Monroe
David Zayas -- General Garza
Steve Austin -- Paine
Bruce Willis -- Mr. Church
Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Trench
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone Screenplay
David Callaham Screenplay
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I love the original 1981 film starring Harry Hamlin, but I've always thought it was a great candidate for a remake! Did the new version starring Sam Worthington live up to the hype? Check out below and see me turn into Medusa!
For my written review of "Clash of the Titans," click here.
Here's more info on "Clash of the Titans" from Yahoo:
GENRES: Action/Adventure, Fantasy and Remake
IN THEATERS: April 2nd, 2010
MPAA: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality
Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth.
Cast & Crew
Sam Worthington ...... Perseus
Gemma Arterton ....... Io
Mads Mikkelsen ....... Draco
Alexa Davalos ....... Andromeda
Jason Flemyng ....... Calibos
Ralph Fiennes ........ Hades
Liam Neeson ......... Zeus
Danny Huston ......... Poseidon
Nicholas Hoult ....... Eusabios
Izabella Miko ........ Athena
Pete Postlethwaite .. Spyros
Polly Walker ......... Cassiopeia
DIRECTED BY: Louis Leterrier
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Paul Greengrass, the remarkable director of "The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Green Zone," and "United 93," is getting ready to take us on a "Fantastic Voyage."
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the director is in talks to direct Fox’s long-gestating remake of the 1966 sci-fi thriller which is being produced by James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment."
The original film directed by Richard Fleischer featured a submarine shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a nearly assassinated diplomat's blood stream. The one catch? There's a small crew inside the injected submarine. The premise is very similar to Dennis Quaid's "Innerspace" from 1987. In that Joe Dante-directed and Steven Spielberg-produced film, Quaid is injected inside Martin Short's bumbling Safeway clerk character, Jack Putter.
The new "Fantastic Voyage" will harken back to the original's plot, and yes, it will be released in 3D, surprise surprise!
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