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Friday, September 25, 2009

The Fly, Ghost Rider 2, Barbie, TV DVD News, Highlander, Titanic, Jack the Giant Killer, Comic Previews

The Fly

Sci-Fi Wire has this article about the remake of the remake of his own film that David Cronenberg is planning. No, it's not a sequel, it is another reboot of the 1958 original. Ah, well.

Ghost Rider 2

Comic Book Resources reports here that David Goyer is in negotiation to adapt the sequel. Nicholas Cage is expected to be back for the 2011 film.


Reuters reports here that Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to do a live action feature film based on the 50 year old (yes, this is her anniversary) Mattel figure. Laurence Mark will produce. Marc Shmuger, Universal's chairman, said: "So many representations of Barbie frequent pop culture, but never before has she been brought to life in a motion picture. We're grateful to Mattel for entrusting us with this extraordinary opportunity."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Lost" (Season 5) here, "Weeds" (Season 5) here, "Huckleberry Finn and His Friends" (Complete Series) here, "Better Off Ted" (Season 1) here, "Star Trek" (Season 3, Blu-ray) here & here, "Rescue Me" (Season 5, Vol 2) here.


Summit Entertainment tells us here that Justin Lin will be directing Art Marcum and Matt Holloway's script for the 2010 reboot. Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairman of Summit, said: "We are privileged to have this amazing opportunity to reinvent one of the great franchises."


The Hollywood Reporter says here that James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment has long-term plans to re-release the film, as well as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" in 3-D versions. No target dates for either film have been given.

Jack the Giant Killer

The Hollywood Reporter also tells us here that Bryan Singer will be directing the script by Mark Bomback, with an eye toward a 2011 release. Here is the synopsis: "Jack the Giant Killer is a film about a world where people and giants maintain a tenuous truce - that is until a princess gets kidnapped and the giants are fingered as the culprits. Our hero, Jack, a young farmer, leads a team on a rescue quest to bring back the princess." This sounds like, but not exactly like the 1962 stop-motion version.

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Atomika #11,

Amazing Spider-Man #606,

Wasteland #26,

Detective Comics #857,

Doctor Who: Black Death / White Life,

G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #1,

& Star Trek: Spock: Reflections #3

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