Anne Thompson reports Angelina Jolie is reading the new Wanted 2 script. Will she spark to the idea of her character’s resurrection? [Anne Thompson]
Tom Cruise apparently flew into New Zealand to take a meeting with Peter Jackson leading some to speculate whether Cruise and Jackson will be teaming for a future film. Of course, Cruise’s involvement with MGM most likely involves further production work on The Hobbit as a script is rumored to be completed with the casting of Bilbo also underway. [Sydney Morning Herald via IGN]
If you haven’t read it yet, The Onion has a fantastic satirical piece written by a faux Meryl Streep headlined “Name One Masterpiece Of Cinema That I’ve Starred In“. It’s an entertaining read.
The “Los Angeles Times” has posted an interesting piece looking at Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and asking “Do Tarantino’s ‘Basterds’ jibe with Jewish beliefs?”
Box Office Mojo reports Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet will now release on December 17, 2010 instead of the previously announced July 7, 2010 date. HitFix.com got in touch with Rogen regarding the change and it seems the move is purely a marketing strategy allowing for the film to have a Comic Con 2010 appearance. [Box Office Mojo / HitFix]
Talk of Neill Blomkamp returning for another District 9 film continues. [CHUD]
Take a good hard look at Ponyo On a Boat directly below, but beware, the language is not safe for work.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Matt Venne completed a screenplay for Mirrors 2, a sequel to 20th Century Fox’s film from director Alex Aja. [Bloody Disgusting]
After the recent talk of The Green Lantern having trouble with the rising Australian dollar there is now a rumor stating the film “will shoot in the States next year, likely in or around New Orleans. Does that mean all the work is going to happen here? Not necessarily, but it is a sign that WB at least has a contingency plan.” [Slash Film]
There’s a bunch of talk surrounding the possibility of Dakota Fanning starring in a new take of The Wizard of Oz. Apparently this is the “darker and more action-packed” take that was first discussed back in August of 2007 involving Todd McFarlane’s vision of the L. Frank Baum books. [Guardian]
Life and Style reports Megan Fox will be the first host of “Saturday Night Live’s” 35th season on September 26th. [Life and Style]
Fathom Studios is going to embarassing lengths to shill their box-office flop Delgo by issuing a press release saying they are “reviewing what legal options” they may have with regards to comparisons online websites are making between their film and James Cameron’s Avatar. I think once you begin quoting someone by the name “JoBlo” rather than actually learning the commenter’s real name you should begin hiding your face in the sand. Of course, the idea originally came from S.T. VanAirsdale’s piece at Movieline headlined “The 7 Eeriest Parallels Between Avatar and Delgo”
The Playlist has a pair of articles discussing the future of classic film releases from Criterion, which originated based on this interesting article from Macleans.ca. The first article discusses the state of DVD and the second article discusses their upcoming slate, which includes the possibility of Criterion getting their hands on the Charles Chaplin catalog, a release of John Ford’s Stagecoach and even a 25-film Akira Kurosawa box set due this holiday season.
Featured below is a fantastic clip from Mickey Rourke’s appearance on “Inside The Actor’s Studio”.
And now… seven new posters, five new images from Twilight: New Moon and if you click here I also have three new photos of the Volturi in action and at the end are two motion posters for Halloween II and Pandorum. All of the poster images can be clicked on for larger versions.