If chicks with big lips and even bigger guns
rescuing lost artifacts is your thing, then you may be excited to
hear that Angela Jolie is in the final stages of negotiation to
play the part of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movie. According
to Variety, director Simon West(Con Air) and Paramount Pictures
plan to bring the physically exaggerated super girl to the big screen
in the near future
If I had to pick one big CGI project that
was bound to be a huge success with fans and critics, it wouldn't
be Dinosaur, and it wouldn't be Titan A.E., so what the hell am
I talking about? The folks at Sony and Square have been hard at
work digitally creating the world and characters of Final Fantasy
and oh boy, it looks so good it hurts.. The official
site is now up and running and it features 2 clips, as well
as some additional behind the scenes info, definetly worth a bookmark.
The Venezuelan newspaper EL NACIONAL has
revealed key elements to the plot of the upcoming Mummy 2 film.
According to the story, the sequel takes place ten years after the
first film in London, England. Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn
(Rachel Weisz) have a son who is abducted by a resurrected Ancksunamum
who believes the boy is the reincarnation of the Egyptian God Isis.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in May 2000.
SFX Online has posted a recent interview
with Dune mini-series executive producer Mitchell Galin. Asked about
the upcoming TV special, Galin replied: "I think the thing I'm most
proud of is the level that we are striving to attain. When you're
dealing with a classic such as Dune, your challenge is to reach
out and replicate the original in such a way that you are hopefully
maintaining the same level in your respective venue. Compromises
are always made when one is involved in making a film. You never
have enough time or money, but we've taken these challenges head
on and I think we're making a very special movie."
Not surprising to anyone is the announcement
that the WB network has renewed it hugely successful Buffy the Vampire
Slayer and it's spin-off series Angel for another season. Joss Whedon
and partner David Greenwalt expect to start turning out new Angel
scripts this June, followed by a turn at Buffy's new season later
this summer. Whedon says he plans to add more regular supporting
characters to Angel, which scored highest of all the WB's new shows
this season. "We're looking to build up the ensemble a little more,"
Whedon says, "but you'll see fewer stories that are peripheral to
Angel. We initially saw 'Angel' as being more of a guardian for
other characters, but we found the audience was much more emotionally
invested in Angel, so we'll be staying closer to home and exploring
American Psycho has received an R rating
after changes were made to a scene depicting "a three-way sexual
encounter between the film's star, Christian Bale, as Patrick Bateman
and two prostitutes played by award-winning British actress Cara
Seymour and Canadian actress Krista Sutton." In an official press
release, Michael Paseornek, prez of Lions Gate Film Productions
as well as executive producer of the film, says, "Though we were
reluctant to make any changes to Mary's original cut of the film,
we are pleased we were able to trim the scene only slightly yet
still maintain its integrity."
You may have heard the infamous Jet Li/Boba
Fett rumors already but according to CHUD,
Li participated in a short Q&A session during a recent LA Sci-fi
and Comic Book Convention where he addressed some of these rumors.
When asked about the possibility of his taking on the Boba Fett
role, Li is said to have announced that he had not been approached
for the part though he would love to take on the role.
In a recent online chat, Jonathan Davis
of kORN announced that he will be doing the music for Queen of the
Damned, which is a sequel to Interview with the Vampire. "I'm doing
a movie, a score for the new Anne Rice movie 'Queen of the Damned'.
I'll be singing on it, and Munky and Head will be playing guitar,
Sam Rivers from Limp Bizkit playing bass, and that's what we are
doing right now."
A couple of new pictures have surfaced from
the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons film which portrays various characters
in the film. As always click on the thumb to see a larger image.
got this tip on a forgotten biker-werewolf movie. "Bad Moon Rising"
was supposed to be a hip werewolf/biker thriller to star Skeet Ulrich
and Drew Barrymore, but, it was dropped dead in the water and Dimension
found bigger and better things . . . until last week. Reports say
that Ehren Kruger (who has just finished a polish on the latest
"Hellraiser" film and some film entitled "Firewalker") has been
tapped to re-write "Bad Moon Rising". Since Dimension gave Scream
the swan song last month they are reportedly looking for a new franchise
to satisfy the young horror audience. Drew Barrymore who is currently
shooting Charlie's Angels is still heavily interested in the project