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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

John Carter of Mars, Muppet Movie Coming, TV DVD News, Fuller and Form Projects, G.I. Joe, Comic Previews

John Carter of Mars and the Pixar Blog together have confirmed that Andrew Stanton is writing a live-action film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars." The film is slated for a 2009 release. More as it becomes available.

Muppet Movie Coming

IESB reported here that Jason Segel and Nick Stoller were putting together a Walt Disney Pictures project for the Muppets. He said: "I actually just turned in my first draft of the Muppets and I'm really excited about it. I think we're bringing them back. Sam the Eagle is definitely in it. Statler and Waldorf - the whole gang! All I can say is that we are trying to bring it back to the early '80s movies where it's not Muppets in the Sahara or Muppets Underwater. It's the Muppets getting back together to put on a show, to save the studio."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Pushing Daisies" (Season 1, Blue-Ray) here, "The New Animated Adventures of Flash Gordon" (Vol. 2) here, "The Red Green Show" (2000 Season) here, "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour" (Vol. 6) here, "Everybody Hates Chris" (Season 3) here, "Eli Stone" (Season 1) here, and "My Three Sons" (Season 1, Vol. 1) here.

Fuller and Form Projects

Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have announced status updates on their upcoming horror films, including "The Horsemen," "The Unborn" and a remake of "Rosemary's Baby." Fuller said: "What happened on Horsemen is we made the movie, and then we had to do a couple of days of reshoots, and then, unfortunately, [star] Dennis Quaid had this horrible thing happen with his kids. And so that put us way behind on that. So we literally just finished that movie a couple of weeks ago, and we're going out to distributors on that now. That is a very challenging movie, simply because the subject matter is so dark. But it's a really good movie. It's just really dark. So we're figuring out that as we speak." About "The Unborn," Form said: "That was a fantastic experience, that movie. Working with Gary Oldman was amazing, David Goyer, who was so prepared. It sounds like bulls--t, but we were really impressed with that. That whole production was a great experience for us."And, about his "Rosemary's Baby" Fuller said: "Because if we don't do Rosemary's Baby, somebody else [will]. They're not going to pass on it. And, like I said, being horror fans like we are, we would want to take the opportunity and take a shot at it, rather than read about someone else doing it. So all the s--t we get for doing these things--it really just comes out of being huge fans and wanting to take a shot, you know? There are two or three competing writers who we are talking to. If you would say that Rosemary's Baby is a ... supernatural story, ... one of our takes is supernatural. And then there's another that's not supernatural, that kind of takes that story and roots it in reality. And that's a decision we are going to have to make as soon as we wrap [Friday the 13th] and go back to L.A. and start sitting down with Paramount: What kind of story do they want us to tell for them, and what's the smartest way to tell that story? So I don't know if it's going to be supernatural. It might, it might not be, and it might be called Rosemary's Baby and it might not be, but at least ... Paramount was gracious enough to give us the jumping-off point of taking a classic film and seeing what we can do with it." Form and Fuller are also planning remakes of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and New Line's "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

G.I. Joe

Sienna Miller said here in The Telegraph: "I'm aware of what a film of this magnitude will bring. An interviewer said this thing to me that was a huge part of my decision. He said, 'As far as I'm concerned you can act, but the people that read Heat will never see the films you're making, and they are the non-believers. You have to make something commercial in order to be seen as more than a fashionista or tabloid fodder."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
X-Force: Ain't No Dog,

Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?,

New Exiles #7,

Moon Knight #19,

Genext #2,

Clandestine #5,

& Captain Britain and MI: 13 #2

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