Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Daily Express has posted the rumors here that Tom Cruise had gotten the blessing of Paul Newman before the star's death, to go ahead with a remake of the original. Cruise is said to be shopping around for a writer and has spoken to John Travolta about joining him in the title roles. A source close to the star said: "It has been a pet project of his that has been on the back-burner for years. But now he's ready to go, and will most likely happily eschew the enormous salary that he normally commands. Butch and Sundance is a labour of love for Tom. He was eight years old when he saw the original and it made an impression that has stayed with him all his life. He can't wait to get to work."
Sci Fi Wire reports here that the makers of the remake that they used very little of the original. Writer Jason Filardi said: "There's not much of a story to it so we contemporized it. Steve [Martin]'s character is a big marriage counselor." Director Adam Shankman said: "It was [my favorite movie], except I watched it recently, and it's terrible. My memory of the movie is so amazing, and then the actual movie is just nothing." The film is set for a 2010 release, but I don't think I'll be there. I'll be watching the original on DVD.
Latino Review tells us here that the big screen version will have an "R" rating. Writer Dave Kajganich promises that the film will be truer to the book than the TV version, also stating: "The remake will be set in the mid-1980s and in the present almost equally. [It] means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these characters endure." They will only be making one film, so Kajganich says he will be forced to "kill a few darlings to make that happen."
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Father Knows Best" (Season 3) here, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (Vol. XV) here, "Petticoat Junction" (Season 2) here, "Matlock" (Season 3) here, "Lost" (Season 5) here, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (Season 2) here.
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Marsters' Favorite Films
After finding out the high number of this page's readers who are gaga about Mr. "I am so much more than Spike" James Marsters, I thought they might like to see this article at Rotten Tomatoes about the man's picks for fav flicks. They are:
3. "Blade Runner"
4. "The Milagro-Beanfield War"
And remember, no one who loves movies should ever have to make a list of only five favorites. I couldn't stop at less than 100.
MTV Splashpage says here that Justin Chatwin has told them that, even though the film has yet to open (it will do that on April 10th in the US & April 8th in the UK), the script for the sequel is already been penned. Chatwin (who admits he hasn't read the scrpt) said: "I know they've written a second one and it's pretty far out there. The second one really goes to some different places that I've never seen in any comic book adaptation."
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Wolverine: The Anniversary,
Black Panther #4,
Last Reign: Kings of War #5,
The Infinite Horizon #4,
The Mice Templar Sketchbook #1,
& Archie & Friends #130