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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The First Avenger: Captain America, Ghostbusters 3, TV DVD News, Evil Dead: The Musical, The Dark Knight, Comic Previews

The First Avenger: Captain America

Sometimes a rumor is so good you have to repeat it. With Marvel Studios' "The First Avenger: Captain America" set for release on May 6, 2011 release,names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey have all been mentioned. Now a new name is hot on the bloggers lips. When in this interview by MTV, actor Derek Luke said: "I heard they offered Will Smith Captain America. Just shows you how times have changed." Remember, this is a stilll only a rumor!

Ghostbusters 3

There have been a lot of rumors about this one so I've waited until I got word from somebody in the know. Harold Ramis now confirms and adds a some details about the concept for this sequel. This from an e-mail sent to the Chicago Tribune: "Yes,Columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Judd Apatow is co-producing year one and has made several other films for Sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman and I are consulting at this point, and according to Dan, Bill Murray is willing to be involved on some level. He did record his dialogue for the new Ghostbusters video game, as did Danny and I, and Ernie Hudson. The concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. Not much else to say at this point."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Deadwood" (Complete Series) here, "Get Smart" (Complete Series) here, "Quark" (Complete Series) here, "I Dream of Jeannie" (Complete Series) here, "Saturday Night Live" (Season 4) here, "Leave It to Beaver" (Complete Series) here and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (Complete Series) here.

Evil Dead: The Musical

The New York production of "Evil Dead: The Musical" managed to combine elements of the three Evil Dead films while dousing the front row with fake blood each night. Now this article in Screen Daily reports that the producers of the musical are looking to bring it to the big screen in 3D! The posting says: "Producer Don Carmody and partners are in negotiations with Spider-man director Sam Raimi to bring to the screen the musical version of the former horror meister's Evil Dead films, Evil Dead: The Musical. Conceived by George Reinblatt, Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla and Melissa Morris, the camp stage interpretation of Raimi’s cult classic horror trilogy was originally mounted in Toronto and Montreal and has since gone off-Broadway. Original directors Bond and choreographer Hinton Battle are lined up to co-direct the film version, which will be presented in 3-D. Carmody told Screen International he hopes to shoot the film in the spring of next year in Toronto with some of the original cast."

The Dark Knight

There have been a lot of rumors and rumor squelching so far as to casting for the sequel. But now, Michael Caine said this to MTV: "I was with [a Warner Brothers] executive and I said, 'Are we going to make another one?' They said yeah. I said, 'How the hell are we going to top Heath? And he says 'I'll tell you how you top Heath - Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.' I said, 'S-t, they’ve done it again!'"

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Wolverine: Saudade,

Ultimate X-Men/Fantastic Four Annual #1,

Secret Invasion: X-Men #2,

Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #3,

X-Men: Magneto -- Testament #1,

Marvel Illustrated: Three Musketeers #4,

& Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1

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