If you read here in Wizard Magazine director Sam Raimi admits: "I was so exhausted at the end of 'Spider-Man 3' I can't tell you. My love for the characters and my passion for the stories are the same, but I was just a shell of the person that I was after all of those movies . . . I don't know if I'll be directing the picture or not, but I'd like to say that it would be somebody that was the best gift I could give to Spider-Man -- someone who understands him and loves him and could bring his passion and love to the character. A character director probably; no one else."
Poltergeist: In the Shadows
Bloody Disgusting reports that "Poltergeist" will be remade by Mandate Pictures. The remake will be for MGM but won't come about until post-strike, so don't expect anything until 2009. BTW: Mandrake is also listing a film titled "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" (2008) among their upcoming projects.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Daniel Boone" (6th Season) here, "Newhart" (1st Season) here, "Family Affair" (Season 5) here, "Punky Brewster" (Season 4) here, "Stingray" (Complete Series) here, "Barney Miller" (Season 2) here, "The Fugitive" (Season 1, Vol. 2) here, and "The Love Boat" (Season 1) here.
The U.K.'s The Guardian says here that Stephen Chow is producing a live action version of "Dragonball." Chow will begin production later this year, eyeing an August 2008 release. Justin Chatwin will play Goku, with James Marsters will play his enemy, Piccolo. The story tells of Goku's efforts to protect Earth from evil forces trying to take over Earth and control the mystical objects of its title.
IESB.net has published SPOILERS that they say are script details of the upcoming Star Trek sequel. They say the screenplay explains how the old Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy and the new Spock, played by Zachary Quinto meet. Attributed to two unnamed sources, the long article indicates that the movie is based on an original Star Trek episode originally aired on April 6, 1967 in which the crew of the Enterprise discovers a portal through space and time. Paramount declined to confirm the information. BTW: Slice of Sci Fi has posted the first pictures of Quinto as Spock right here.
Mike Fright: Stand Up!
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Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #3,
Terminator 2: Infinity #4,
& X-Men #205