Saturday, February 03, 2007

Random Movie News

Bio Pics
  • Antonio Banderas is in talks to play Hadrian
  • Benecio Del Toro is playing 'Che' Guevara in Guerrilla, but it has been pushed back to 2008
  • Christian Bale will be one of several different actors (including Cate Blanchett) portraying Bob Dylan in I'm Not There.

Superhero Flix
  • Bale is also taking another turn as Batman, this time in The Dark Knight, where he will battle Heath Ledger's Joker. There were months of speculation and rumors before Ledger was announced.
  • Also causing tons of casting specualtion was Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman, but it looks like it's not going to happen. There might still be a movie, but Joss won't be involved.
  • Spiderman 3 releases May 4th with new villains Sandman and Venom, as well as Bryce Dallas Howard playing Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane's rival for Peter Parker's affections.

Animated TV shows being made into movies
  • The Simpsons Movie - Comes out July 27th, 2007.
  • Futurama - There are up to four direct-to-video, feature length versions of the show, set for a December 2007 release. This, in addition to the series returning to television in 2008, is very good news.
  • Transformers - With Michael Bay directing, this one has a release date of July 4th, 2007.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe written by Adam Rifkin and starring Christopher Showerman as He-Man, this one is due out in 2008

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