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The Round-Up

June 5, 2009

The pick of this week’s internet rumors, rumblings and total fabrications. Transformers 2 is looking at box office records, Bryan Singer may be trying to hook up with the X, Michael Douglas assures us sequels aren’t for wimps and the terrible movie ideas just keep on coming.

Transformers 2 tracking for record breaking opening

Nikki Finke is reporting that rival studios expect Paramount’s Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen to clear a staggering $175m over its June 24-28 five day opening weekend.  Nice money if you can get it.

Bryan Singer looking to return to the X Men franchise?

The legion of X-Men fans who lamented Bryan Singer’s decision not to direct the third film of the franchise may be pleased to hear that Singer himself probably feels the same. Even better, in an interview with Total Film magazine, Singer expressed an interest in returning to the franchise, possibly to take the helm of the in-development Origins story of Magneto.

Greed is good again.

Michael Douglas is putting on the Armani again to reprise his role as Gordon Gekko in the sequel to Wall Street, and Nikki Finke has the scoop on what’s happening with the plot, and all the latest from the casting couch.

From the department of unnecessary reboots and remakes…

It appears Robot Chicken writer Dan Milano has become has signed on for the remake of the 1980’s robot with a heart movie, Short Circuit. So, number five is alive…again.

Robert Rodriguez is rumoured to have approached Arnold Schwarzenegger to be involved in his reboot of the Predator movie franchise. With both Arnie and Jesse Ventura going from the Predator movie to Government, you have to figure political wannabe’s everywhere are scrambling to get in on the act as well.

And it also looks like Tony Scott’s rumored remake of the cult classic “The Warriors” may be back on the cards – the story is to be set in LA (instead of NY), but will feature the same basic premise as the original, with a gang stuck in one location, trying to get home to another. Can you dig it, sucka?

And from the department of bad ideas…

The first picture to come from the deal between Universal and game company Hasbro looks like being Stretch Armstrong. Stretch, for those who don’t know, is a stretchable doll for kids. The other games currently in development are Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue (I never liked that Professor Plum – he always seemed smug to me), and of course, Battleship.

The picture book Where’s Wally? (Or Waldo depending on what part of the world you are from) is also now set to be turned into a film. No word yet on who will play Wally, Wilma, Woof or Wizard Whitebeard. Or, you know, what happened to the credibility to the film industry.