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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Argonauts, 1602, TV DVD News, Thor, Lethal Weapon 5, Comic Previews

The Argonauts

NBC is developing a new script by Josh and Jonas Pate for "Jason and the Argonauts." While the project is considered "in development," sources say, but NBC would have to pay a penalty if they end up letting the project pass undone. This time the show will be totally processed, and though it takes place on a ship, no one involved will go near any water.


Louis Leterrier would direct the Neil Gaiman screen play. Gaiman said here to MTV: "I think it's getting more and more likely as Marvel reclaims its film properties from all over the world. They're sort of making their own movies and putting them out through Paramount. So they're now in there with a chance."

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Tudors" (Season 2) here, "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" (Best of . . .) here, "Faerie Tale Theatre" (2 New Titles) here, "ReGenesis" (Season 1) here, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" (Season 1, Vol. 1) here, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (Season 2) here.


The theatrical website WhatsOnStage unofficially confirms here that Kenneth Branagh is to direct the 2010 film "Thor" for Marvel Studios, saying that Branagh was to direct Jude Law in a stage production of "Hamlet," but "had to withdraw because of commitments to the forthcoming feature film 'Thor,' a project he's recently undertaken."

Lethal Weapon 5

Richard Donner said here to The Los Angeles Times that the possiblity of a 2010 fifth Lethal Weapon film is dead. Donner said: "Mel [Gibson] turned it down. I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn't involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be. Joel Silver tried to ace me out of it. He tried to put it together but made sure he didn't do it until my contract was up. You know, it's typical of the man. A guy who wasn't even around at the beginning when we started on the first one. He came in late. It’s too bad, actually, because Channing Gibson, who wrote the fourth one, and Mike Riva, a designer on three of them, and myself and Derek [Hoffman] had an incredibly strong story for the fifth movie. But we weren't given the opportunity and I think maybe I could have convinced Mel to do it. But Warners chose to go with Joel Silver."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
The Age of The Sentry #2,

Captain Britain and MI13 #6,

Foolkiller: White Angels #4,

Ultimate Origins #5,

Skrulls vs. Power Pack #4,

Secret Invasion: Front Line #4,

& Punisher #63

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