The Round Up

The pick of this week’s internet rumors, rumblings and total fabrications. More remakes and reboots, no Arnie for Predator, Johnny Depp may have signed up to play Tonto, and are the wheels completely falling off the GI Joe movie?

Comingsoon.net has an interview with Harold Ramis detailing all the latest on the Ghostbuster 3 movie. Looks like writing is underway, and a first draft might be complete soon. Nothing concrete, but plenty of optimism.

The Arnie casting rumor for the Predator reboot looks like it was a red herring, with Aint It Cool News pouring water on it with the direct word from Robert Rodriguez.

Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper are both rumored to be starters in the upcoming A-Team remake. Both are coming off big box office hits (Taken and The Hangover) and would be big pick ups for a film that still has a long way to go before proving to many fans that the whole idea isn’t a complete fiasco.

Comingsoon.net has an interview with Jerry Bruckheimer regarding some upcoming projects – the long hyped Pirates of the Carribean 4 of course, but first there is going to be a Lone Ranger film with Johnny Depp attached to play Tonto

GI Joe – Rise of the Cobra hasn’t even got out of post production yet, and already it may be coming apart at the seams. Slashfilm has the lowdown on a disastrous test screening, and the latest on the rumor that the films director Stephen Sommers may have been let go.

Nikki Finke continues to track Transformers 2’s attempt at breaking box office records, with news that with two weeks still to go before release, 21% of all online tickets have already been sold. Unsurprisingly, the film looks to be huge with the under 25 crowd. And what about the story that Michael Bay could pull in over $75million for the effort?

Finally, for those who aren’t looking for a film based on action figures – a name and release date for Clint Eastwood’s Nelson Mandela biopic, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The film is titled Invictus and is adapted from the novel Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation, by John Carlin.

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2 Responses to “The Round Up”

  1. The Pissed Off Tree Rat Says:

    Any recent word on the on/off again Gears of War adaption?

    • Cinerambler Says:

      Nothing real new – so far as I know it is still on with Director Len Wiseman (the guy who did Underworld) attached and early reports suggest that if nothing else, at least the gamer community will be pleased. (http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Gears-of-War-Movie-Will-Please-Gamers-110850.shtml).

      They are still at the first draft and budgeting stage from what I can tell though, so plenty of opportunities for the wheels to fall off again. It would be nice to see a decent movie come out of a video game though, so let’s hope they can get the job done here.

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