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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thor, Star Trek, Thundercats, TV DVD News, Land of the Lost, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, Mike Fright, Comic Previews


Matthew Vaughn told The Guardian in this story that there is good news and bad news about his Marvel project. He said: "Marvel loves the script. The only problem is that it has been costed [sic] at $300m and they ask how I am going to reduce it by $150m. I think I prefer being asked what it's like working with De Niro."

Star Trek

Variety reports some casting for the next Star Trek film. Eric Bana will play the film villain Nero in the Paramount Pictures/JJ Abrams collaboration. He'll be joining fellow casting members Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Zachary Quinto (Young Spock), Zoe Saldana (Young Uhura) and Leonard Nimoy (Old Spock). Casting is still underway in New York and London for the other roles yet to be cast. The Hollywood Reporter says actor Chris Pine is in talks to play the role of James T. Kirk. Paramount has said that they will continue the search for a Kirk casting should the talks with Pine fall through. Production starts this November.


Contrary to some previous reports, the Thundercats movie will in fact not be a live action film but CG-animated. Not a live action film. Variety says that Jerry O'Flaherty will be making his directorial debut for Warner Bros in this adaptation. He is working with screenwriter Paul Sopocy on the script.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Masters of Horror" here, "Suspense" (Remastered 2nd Collection) here, "The Real McCoys" (Season 2) here, "Laverne & Shirley" (Season 3) here and "Make Room for Daddy" (Season 6) here, "Weird Science" (Season 2) here, "The Waltons" (Season 6) here and "Jackie Gleason Show" (Color Honeymooners) here.

Land of the Lost

Universal Pictures will produce a comedic take on the TV series "Land of the Lost," starring Will Ferrell, beginning production in March. Brad Silberling will direct the adaptation of Sid and Marty Krofft's children's show of the same name.

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins

"Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," the first in a proposed trilogy of films reinventing the cyborg saga, starts production next year looking to a 2009 release. Producer Derek Anderson told Variety the film will be "set in the future during a full-scale war." Will Arnold Schwarzenegger do a cameo? Producer Moritz Borman said: "We've left it open for him to maybe do a cameo. The final decision will be based on his desire and availability. The intention is to present a fresh new world and have this be the first of a trilogy."

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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Green Lantern Corps #16,

Black Adam: The Dark Age #3,

Jonah Hex #24,

Beowulf #1,

Streets of Glory #1,

Living with the Dead #1,

&What If? Planet Hulk

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