Comic Book Movie has this story that says that Beyoncé Knowles is in negotiations to take the title role in the script from Stuart Beattie and David Elliot and John Moore direct. The studio has moved the project from Joel Silver's control and hope to do signing in time for production to begin by mid-2010 for a late 2011 release. No one is definite, no one is signed.
IGN has this report on the problems with the production. Charles Roven, a producer who has left the 2011 project, told them: "I was involved at one point with The Flash and Warner Bros. came to me and said, 'The work that you've been doing hasn't yet resulted in something that any of us, including the filmmaking team, feel could be greenlit as a movie. We're trying to accomplish something that takes into account the entire, rich DC character world, and we'd like to pull it back. That doesn't mean that you aren't going to be a part of it. We just want to take a different kind of approach. Do you mind if we try that?' If we had something that was really working. They had something that was more or less working for them on Green Lantern, and now you have Martin Campbell directing it…But we didn't. The David Goyer screenplay, that didn't work. Goyer left the project. We then embarked with David Dobkin, trying to come up with another approach. We hadn't even hired a writer at that point. So for us, we completely understood. I've been making movies with Warner Bros. for 15 years, so that was fine, but I hope one day there's a way for me to get re-involved in the project." Screenwriter Dan Mazeau told IGN: "The Flash has not been hobbled. Everything is moving forward as planned. I'm still writing the script. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern and - in my opinion - lots to be excited about."
We Are Movie Geeks says here that while "The Hobbit" is safe at MGM, the studio's financial problems may send the franchise over to Fox. The film, no matter the studio, is not due until 2011.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "The Simpsons" (Season 20) here, "The Rich Little Show" (Best of . . .) here, "Andromeda" (2 Failed Pilots) here, "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye" (Season 1) here, "Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures" (Complete Series) here, "Eleventh Hour" (Complete Series) here.
Showgirls: The Story of Hope
Cinematical says here that the sequel to "Showgirls" is actually going to happen. Something like a Labor Day car accident, it's going to happen. They have a NSFW official web site.
Die Hard 5
The Sun says here that Bruce Willis is interested in yet another John McClane outing. Willis said: "I would love to do another one but they better get it done soon, what with the march of time and all that I'm not getting any younger." How about John McClane meets Indiana Jones?
Film Drunk reports here on the remake, including a trailer. The film opens on February 26, 2010.
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Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Days Missing #2,
The Incredibles #1,
Kill Audio #1,
Farscape Vol. 2: Strange Detractors,
Muppet Robin Hood,
& Walt Disney Comics and Stories #699