Thursday, February 11, 2010

Daily Movie News

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

  • Variety is reporting that New Line Cinema is looking to reboot the "Vacation" franchise and has hired John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to write the screenplay. The film will be in the tone of Planes,Trains and Automobiles, not like the sequel films. Also, the film will focus on Rusty and his family in todays world. 

  • The Losers is getting pushed back from April 9th to June 4th. This move doesn't make much sense to me because it will be released 1 week before The A-Team. I bring this up because The Losers is getting compared to The A-Team because of similarities. June will be a very big "Team" month, which isn't bad for fans of both.

  • Tyrese Gibson gave a teaser update on Transformers 3 with a Tweet stating "TRANSFORMERS 3: Is Full THrottle Full Steam Ahead..... Michael Bay gave me the start date.. And I can't share...". It sounds like everything is ready for production to start and hopefully it's better than Transformers 2.

  • There has been many rumors for a couple of months that Twilight: Breaking Dawn is to be made into 2 full length films in the nature of the last Harry Potter films. Well, Deadline Hollywood has reported that they will be split into 2 films and begin production in October, but the studio says the decision hasn't been made yet. In my opinion "who cares".

  • Vulture is reporting that the Hughes Brothers (The Book of Eli) are in talks to direct the live-action adaptation of Akira. The site also says that the studio is looking to make Akira in two parts; with the first being released next year. Yet another film being released into two movies. I kinda hate the idea of two movies.

  • Writer David Self gave updates on some of his films. RoboCop is in a holding pattern until MGM works out their troubles and it's not a sequel but a origin story, so it's another reboot. And the adaptation of Marvel's Deathlok is going nowhere for now to his knowledge. 

  • New Line Cinema's remake of Escape From New York is finally moving forward because of a well received rewrite by Allan Loeb. Vulture says "Loeb nailed the humor in Plissken without slipping into camp, and he changed Snake's rescue-mission target from a president to a female senator, thereby upping the banter quotient". This could be interesting to see if they get a real American attached to star as the Snake Plissken.

  • Paramount Pictures announced that it is making Mission: Impossible IV and it will be released on Memorial Day Weekend 2011. Tom Cruise is returning as producer and star. Producer and director J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Production are also producing it with Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are attached to pump out a script with an orginal idea by Cruise and Abrams. This could be pretty awesome or just let the series die.

Benjamin Myers
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