Developing Story: According to the LA Times:
Richard Donner, who directed and produced all four "Lethal Weapon" films but found himself excluded from the recent plans to make a fifth, now says that his old friend Mel Gibson has walked away from the franchise revival.
Well, if there's no Mel, then there's no "Lethal" franchise right?
"Mel turned it down," Donner said. "I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn't involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be."
Hhhhmmmmm. Also, Donner directed the first 2 "Superman" films (he wasn't credited for the second one, but you know) with Christopher Reeve. So what does he really think of "Superman Returns" by Bryan Singer?
Take a look at his response here.
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The Incredible Hulk has fought nearly every Marvel superhero in the comics world, but now, "Iron Man" writers are toying with the idea to make the irritable green giant the villain in "The Avengers" film coming 2011.
Hulk smash indeed! Click here to read the whole story!
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Apparently, greed is still good! Michael Douglas, not formally attached yet, may return to the role he won an Oscar for in 1988.
But 20th Century Fox is moving forward with the sequel, and the studio already tapped Allan Loeb ("21") to write the screenplay.
According to Variety,
The modern-day story will again center on Gordon Gekko, who has recently been sprung from prison and re-emerges into a much more tumultuous financial world than the one he once lorded over. The Bud Fox character, played by Charlie Sheen in the original, will not appear in the latest incarnation.
Sorry Sheen fans.
Original producer, Edward R. Pressman, is aboard.
But the big question, is Oliver Stone going to return as the director?
For now, let's relive Gekko's shining moment muttering the famous line, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."
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"Sherlock Holmes" director Guy Ritchie (left) with his main star, Robert Downey Jr. as the esteemed detective. He looks more Chaplinesque to me, don't you think? (who Downey played in 1992 and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor).
The film is currently shooting in Central London, and there are more pics! Click here to see them all!
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The adorable "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" remains the country's favorite film for the second week. The film fetched $17.5 million raising its 10-day total to $52.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The weekend's No. 2 flick is the fright film "Quarantine." Based on the Spanish film "Rec" (if you guys haven't seen this film yet, go watch it), the horror film debuted with $14.2 million.
The terrorism espionage thriller, "Body of Lies," starring Leo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe from director Ridley Scott debuted at No. 3 with $13.1 million.
Another new movie out is "The Express" - starring Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid in the story of Ernie Davis, the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy. The film debuted at No. 6 with $4.7 million.
Click Read More to see the complete list of Top Ten films for weekend of October 10th. Read More...
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