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The Random – Ghostbusters 3, Daredevil reboot, 24 film, Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Terminator rights sold, Hanna, 127 Hours, Jane Eyre, The Fields, Thomas Crown Affair 2

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

– Bill Murray has sort of confirmed the rumour started by Sigourney Weaver a while back, “I’ll come back in Ghostbusters III only if I get to be a ghost,” said Murray in a new interview “I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.’ So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.” I just think he is taking the piss.

– Marvel’s Daredevil will get another chance on the big screen as David Scarpa, the man who wrote the recent remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is writing a new DD script….doesn’t fill me with much hope that the character will get the treatment he deserves. The main reason for the reboot is that Fox’s rights to the character would revert back to Marvel if they didn’t make it.Will Jason Statham be Matt Murdock?

– Jack Bauer may be heading to the big screen for a 24 film. Still early days, but Kiefer Sutherland is up for it and Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Breach) has pitched the studios about it. Would be set in Europe, but I have to say what’s the point of taking a series that is set over a day and condensing it into a 2 hour action film?

– Steven Soderbergh has another film in the works called Contagion. According to The Playlist, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Jude Law have all started negotiations to star in the film, which is written by The Informant! screenwriter Scott Z Burns. It’ll follow multiple plotlines across four continents as a virus begins to spread, and terrifying events follow.

– Sony Pictures and Lionsgate bid on the rights for the Terminator franchise. However, according to Deadline, Halcyon Holding Corp accepted the $29.5 million bid from the debtholder which pushed it into bankruptcy, Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor. (This is the same Pacificor whom Halcyon accused in a lawsuit of extortion, bribery, and fraud and demanded $30M in damages.)

– Cate Blanchett will join Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana in Hanna. The Joe Wright-directed Focus Features drama that casts Ronan as a 14-year old assassin.

– Amber Tamblyn will play the female lead opposite James Franco in 127 Hours. The Danny Boyle film about Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who cut off his arm with a dull knife to save his life after being unable to free the limb from under a boulder. Tamblyn will play his girlfriend, with their relationship played out in flashbacks that keep him going.

– Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) has landed the title role of Jane Eyre, the Cary Fukunaga (sin Nombre) directed adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel.

– Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) has signed on to star in Ami Canaan Mann’s very dark thriller The Fields reports Production Weekly. Based on a true story, Worthington would play a homicide detective from Texas investigating a strong of unsolved murders amidst the oil refineries in the state’s south-east with the help of a peer from New York.

– On the progress of the Thomas Crown Affair sequel, actor Pierce Brosnan said this week that “We’ve got the fourth script in and this is the closest we’ve gotten in structure to making sense. It’s very very hard. Now we have the character, it’s not really fleshed out, so we have to work on him, Mr. Crown, and her, Miss Moore, another affair, more art, but it has to be an unexpected surprise”

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on August 5, 2008

Going to whack a load of stories in the Random to cover the past few days.

Morgan Freeman, 71 has been in a bad motor crash. He has a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage. He is expected to make a good recovery. Last year it was announced the actor would play former South African president Nelson Mandela in forthcoming film The Human Factor.

“Casualty” star Gregory Foreman will play Mick Jagger in a new film about The Rolling Stones. Foreman revealed his new role to a journalist while queueing up to see “The Dark Knight” in London.

Woody Allen’s next film, starring Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood, will be entitled “Whatever Works”.

Jim Hill Media explains how the clip for the Tron sequel came about.

Pierce Brosnan has confirmed that only “a sliver” of 1964’s Topkapi will be used in his “Thomas Crown Affair” sequel which has the billionaire thief after a rare diamond. Angelina Jolie is in the running for the female lead.

Samuel L. Jackson is super keen to play Nick Fury in a larger role than his “Iron Man” cameo, saying that he may cameo in other upcoming Marvel films including “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America“.

Pictures are out of the various characters in Disney/Pixar’s “Up” over at PixarBlog

Dragonball” film character photos at DB The Movie

Keanu Reeves is being rumored for the lead role of Spike in the Cowboy Bebop live-action movie. The big-budget film version of the anime classic is being put on a fast track for 2010.

Judd Apatow says that Russell Brand will reprise his “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” rock star character in “Get Him to the Greek“. ‘Sarah Marshall’ director Nicholas Stoller has written and will be directing.

Nearly a year ago The Rock pledged he’d be playing Black Adam in the upcoming “Shazam” movie, then last weekend he talked about where the movie and role stand right now.

Richard Dean Anderson talks a little bit about the possibility of a MacGyver movie. He says “I have heard something actually. I guess it might be happening.”

Pixar have floated around a couple of ideas for a “Monsters, Inc.” sequel

Official sites are up for Race to Witch Mountain and Friday the 13th.

Discuss in the forum.

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