IESB is proflegating the rumor here that Fox is planning a "reimagining," with new cast and a new director. They say: "The franchise is looking to be 'less bubble gum' this time round following the 'Iron Man' template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero. 'Iron Man' was in no way as dark as The Dark Knight but was funny, action-y as well as a bit on the serious side." I may never forgive "Dark Knight" for convincing all the pea-brains at the studios that for a Comic Book adaptation to be a hit it must be "dark!" Wait for that dark "Power Pack" film!
Chronicles of Riddick 3
Vin Diesel is quoted here in Comingsoon.net as saying that there is a third Riddick movie (discounting the animated "Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury") coming, this one also written and directed by David Twohy. Diesel said: "Maybe we're too tight-lipped about the next 'Chronicles of Riddick' film, and I think circa the release of [the video game 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena'] that's probably when you'll start hearing more about the next 'Riddick' film. It is underway and I almost think it's a coincidence that we haven't heard anything, that there hasn't been a lot of public stuff on the 'Riddick' movie."
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "John Adams" (Mini-Series) here, "Mad Men" (Season 2) here, "Knots Landing" (Season 2) here, "Get Smart" (Season 3) here, "The Jetsons" (Season 2, Vol. 1) here, "Saving Grace" (Season 2) here.
IMPAwards reports here that the Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster (set for a September 4 release) will follow this storyline: "Two crewmen awaken from hyper-sleep aboard a spacecraft. None of their equipment is working, and their memories are incomplete. What was their mission? How much time has passed? Where are they? Who are they? As they try to piece things together, they discover they are not alone, and the ship’s new inhabitants are moving among them, intent on killing all aboard. As the space travelers unravel the frightening and deadly secrets the ship harbors, they realize the survival of mankind hinges on their actions. They must regain control of the ship before Pandorum takes over."
Screen Rant says here that Comedy Central will join with Paramount Vantage to produce the film version of the Trey Hamburger novel. Phil Johnston will write the script about two potheads and their search for both ghosts and aliens.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
X-Men Noir #4,
X-Men: Manifest Destiny -- Nightcrawler #1,
Marvel Apes: Speedball Special,
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #5,
Astonishing Tales #2,
Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #7,
& Marvel Illustrated: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #4