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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bull Durham 2, The Evil Dead, TV DVD News, Mulan, Ronin, Comic Previews

Bull Durham 2

Writer-director Ron Shelton and actor Tim Robbins confirmed the rumors about plans for a sequel to the 1989 hit "Bull Durham."Shelton said: "For 20 years I have said no to a sequel. For the last year we've been talking about it. I used to say 'You can't do a sequel 20 years later.' Then the fact that it's 20 years later started to intrigue me."

The Evil Dead

Sam Raimi's Evil Dead may return in some form someday, but producer Rob Tapert said here to SCI FI Wire that there has been a lot of pain in the evolution. Tapert said: "There's a guy [producer Don Carmody] who wants to make a musical out of it, a 3-D musical based on the one [Evil Dead: The Musical] that ran off-Broadway. And I still think that that's the one I'd like to see greatly. Sam promises he's going to do Evil Dead IV, with Bruce Campbell starring in it [as Ash], at some point in time. I just hope Bruce is still alive. Sam and I have kicked that idea [of a remake or another sequel] around, with Sam really being the person [pushing for it] over Bruce's objections and kind of my going, 'Why?' It was a movie that nobody saw theatrically, and it was meant to be a theatrical experience. If we could get some young filmmaker to go and say, 'I can make this far better than Sam did,' we should let him go and try. Sam is the one who keeps saying, 'We should do that,' and I'm the one too busy and somewhat too reluctant and lazy to really fully enable Sam to get it done."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Meerkat Manor" (Season 4) here, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (Season 1) here, "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" (Newly Released Material) here, "Blossom" (Seasons 1 & 2) here, "The Mummy: The Animated Series" (3 Volumes) here, "Little House on the Prairie" (Country School) here.


The Hollywood Reporter says here that Xinhua Media Entertainment and China Film Group will make a $30 million live-action feature based on the life of Mulan. The feature, which covers the same legend as the Disney film, is set to start production in China in the spring.


MGM has given the green light to a TV series based on the feature film "Ronin." They will Co-produce with the BBC in London and the show will be shot in Europe with an American actor in the lead.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Weapon X: First Class #1,

Zorro #8,

Red Sonja: Vacant Shell Black and White,

Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode #1,

Spooks: Omega Team #2,

Solomon Kane #2,

& Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #1

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