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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Speed Racer, Colossus: The Forbin Project, Star Trek, Time Traveler's Wife, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Racer X
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Matthew Fox is in final talks for the role of Racer X in the upcoming Larry and Andy Wachowski live-action film "Speed Racer." At the same time Kick Gurry is also in negotiations to play Sparky, Speed Racer's hippie mechanic. Emile Hirsch (Speed), Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman have already been cast in the film, which will shoot in the summer in Berlin with a summer 2008 debut.


Variety reports that Universal and Imagine Entertainment have plans to remake the 1970 film "Colossus: The Forbin Project." Based on a book by D.F. Jones, the word is that Ron Howard would direct, Brian Grazer would produce, while Jason Rothenberg will write the screenplay, which will be called simply "Colossus."

Star Trek are referencing J.J. Abrams and he has confirmed that James T. Kirk will be in the upcoming film, "Star Trek." They quoted Abrams in Star Trek Magazine saying: "James T. Kirk appears in the movie. The respect we all have for Star Trek canon - and for a brand-new audience - is massive. The script is done. We're now starting pre-prep, and we can't wait to start shooting! Many more details to follow!" "Star Trek" opens December 25, 2008

The Time Traveler's Wife

Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams are starring in New Line Cinema's "The Time Traveler's Wife." This story follows a librarian (Bana) who has a gene that causes him to travel back and forth in time involuntarily. He falls in love with a woman (McAdams) who doesn't time travel. Robert Schwentke will direct the adaptation of the Audrey Niffenegger novel. Shooting starts in September.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

After being rumored to be the voice of Galacticus, now it turns out that Laurence Fishburne will instead be the voice of the Silver Surfer in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," which opens June 15. The physical template for Surfer is played by Doug Jones.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Red Sonja #21,

Painkiller Jane: The Return,

New Battlestar Galactica #8,

Sonic the Hedgehog #174,

Betty #164,

& Pals-N-Gals Double Digest #111

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