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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

White Out, Oz, A Couple of Dicks, TV DVD News, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Star Trek XII, The A-Team, Comic Previews

White Out has this video interview with the cast of the film, which opens on September 11.


Josh Olson spoke here to Ain't It Cool News, to say that the 2010 "Twisted Land of Oz" version that Todd McFarlane possited to be the new project, as reported here as well as many markets, is baloney. Olson said: "Just to clarify - the Oz project I wrote wasn't 'twisted' in any way. McFarlane's involvement with the project and the fact that his line of toys live up to that epithet has led to a lot of confusion in the last couple years. The pitch I sold to Warners was entirely my own, based on events in several of the L. Frank Baum books, combined with a story of my own creation…If you want to think of it in terms of what's out there, I was going for a Harry Potter tonality… But for the record, the project we sold Warners on was in no way based on the Twisted Land of Oz figures. There was no bondage Dorothy, and no gigantic Toto monster. I've never met Todd, never heard his take, and we had one brief telephone conversation after I sold the pitch in which no details of the project were discussed. To be honest, I don't even know if he's read my script. Mine is more of a sequel that was - or was at least intended to be - a return to the magical land of Oz that would work well for both fans of the MGM classic, and fans of Baum's amazing books." Okay, Oz fans, you can breathe again.

A Couple of Dicks

MTV reports here that the Bruce Willis & Adam Brody starring - Kevin Smith directed film may have hit the rocks, at least under that title. Brody said: "I don't think it's gonna happen. We were talking about [changing the name]; you can't really advertise that before 9. If that's the case, so that really hampers [the studio]. I know he feels a little burned, because he fought really hard for Zack and Miri Make a Porno and then it didn't do that well. This time he'’s like 'F*ck the title, you can call it Cream Cheese, I don't care.' So, I'd be surprised [if he kept it]."

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Sopranos" (Complete Series) here, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Season 8) here, "Glee" (Pilot Episode, Director's Cut) here, "The Virginian" (Season 1) here, "Dawson's Creek" (Complete Series) here, "The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show" (Complete Series) here.

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Empire Online tells us here that the film has opened to vaguely good response at the Venice Film Festival. The story of the Military's experiments with "Remote Viewing" (weaponizing of psychics) will open in the U.S. on January 22, 2010.

Star Trek XII

io9 reports here that Leonard Nimoy looks to not be involved with the 2011 sequel. Nimoy said (Speaking to William Shatner at Dragon Com):"There are no plans for me to return for the second movie. I think the Spock character is very well established as portrayed by Zachary Quinto. And I think if you saw the movie Bill, you’d say the same of Chris Pine."

The A-Team

The Playlist announces here that the B.A. Baracus role will be filled by MMA fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Director Joe Carnahan begins the six week shooting schedule very soon in Vancouver, for a June 11, 2010 release.

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
Vampirella: The Second Coming #1,

Farscape: D'Argo's Trial #2,

Muppet Robin Hood #4,

Olympus #4,

G-Man: Cape Crisis #2,

Elephantmen #21,

& Descendant #3

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