Christopher McQuarrie ("Valkyrie") is set to write the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Hugh Jackman is developing the project to reprise his role as the razor-clawed super hero Logan.
McQuarrie worked on the script for the first "X-Men" film with director Bryan Singer but didn't take a credit.
The writer is setting the film in Japan and will be largely based on the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller comicbook series "The Samurai." Apparently, Logan has rich historical connection with Japan, and the sequel will show his evolution into a samurai!
I'm making a mental note to read the comicbook series soon.
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NOVEMBER 24, 2010
Celebrate your Thanksgiving next year by watching "Poltergeist" the remake!
According to ShockTillYouDrop, "House of Sand and Fog" (really? they couldn't find a commercial or music video director for the remake? they're settling for a legit helmer, that's a great sign!) director Vadim Perelman is attached to helm.
"Boogeyman" and "Knowing" scribes, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, are credited for the script.
No production start date or cast have been announced. So stay tuned...
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You can tell everyone you were one of the first to see 16 minutes of footage of James Cameron's upcoming sci-fi thriller, "Avatar."
This coming Monday, Aug. 17th, 20th Century Fox will give free tickets to see a super sneak peek of the futuristic film that will be shown in more than 100 Imax 3-D theaters around the world!
How can you get tickets? Simple, by being the first to log on to "Avatar's" official website www.avatarmovie.com
Here's the breakdown:
*** 2 screenings will be held Friday, Aug. 21 (6pm and 6:30pm)
*** You will see a special introduction from Cameron
*** New footage not shown during July's Comic-Con
The film, starring "Terminator Salvation's" Sam Worthington, opens Dec. 18th. The movie's budget is a steep $240 million! But Cameron performed miracles with "Titanic" which came with a pretty expensive price tag.
So if you want to see new footage of "Avatar," don't forget to check its website and here it is again, just point and click: www.avatarmovie.com
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A 3-D musical version of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is being planned by Elsinore Films.
The movie will be the first of six adaptations of Shakespeare's plays based on musical version by U.K. theater company Shakespeare 4 Kidz (is that the medieval spelling of kids?).
The other five films in the series are "Macbeth," "Romeo and Juliet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night" and "The Tempest."
British playwright John Godber is set to direct.
The first three films in the series will be produced back to back over 18 months.
As far as "Hamlet" is concerned, the producers want to include a ghost that hovers in front of your eyes, cannon fire that flies into the auditorium, and a sword fight with multiple angle views.
Hhhmmmmm, the best 3-D movies are the ones with less gimmicks, just keep that in mind
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"Blair Witch Project" was a phenomenon and the filmmakers, Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, were faced with a conundrum. How could they top its $250 million success?
Capitalizing on the film's worldwide buzz, the crappy "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" was released to a resounding thud!
Now, Sanchez and Myrick are planning a true sequel to the first "Blair Witch" although they admit they're still trying to figure out which direction to take.
Sanchez and Myrick revealed to BBC News:
"Ideally, each Blair Witch film would be a completely different kind of movie. We've thought about doing a film that takes place in the late 1700s and looks like a [Stanley] Kubrick movie with gritty looking people and lighting.
"But now, we're thinking about going back and and seeing what happened directly after the first film finished.
"I think it will have some kind of video element in it, but it won't be a first person hand-held movie."
As for the actors? The filmmakers revealed:
"I (Myrick) talk to Josh (Leonard) quite regularly and Mike Williams as well. Actually, he had a role in my last movie.
"Heather, I haven't seen in years. The last I heard, she had got out of the business and gone up north and is living on a ranch somewhere.
"Maybe she's still traumatised," he adds.
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