Bits all over the place today…you should see the desk? Oh, here’s something about a “Dog Soldiers” sequel, an Aussie lass tipped for a role in “Anaconda 2”, Tank suing “The Matrix”, Confirmed release dates for the “Dracula” sequels and Jennifer Love Hewitt gets animated.
Creature Corner reports that a sequel to “Dog Soldiers” is happening. Called “Dog Soldiers II: Fresh Meat”, it will also be made for the big screen, whether or not the US decides its better off as a video title.
According to Dark Horizons, Phil Noyce is looking at adapting "American Pastoral" by author Philip Roth be his next project. ‘Pastoral’ follows a man whose seemingly living the American dream til his daughter becomes a terrorist bomber.
Australian actress Maria Theodorakis [Walking on Water] is tipped for a role in “Anaconda 2”, says Dark Horizons. Her publicist would neither confirm nor deny the news to Moviehole.
Gina Gershon, Stephen Root and "Stuttering" John Melendez will voice the SCI FI Channel’s first-ever animated series, “Tripping the Rift”, says SciFi Wire.
Zentertainment is reporting that Sting and Elvis Costello have recorded new songs for the soundtrack of “Cold Mountain”
”Matrix”star Marcus Chong (Tank) sued the filmmakers for allegedly reneging on a promise to recast him in the sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Chong was apparently orally and contractually offered the part in both sequels in 1998.
Miramax have announced that “Dracula 2” comes out June 17 and Dracula 3 comes out January 2004.
Cinescape have posted photos of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” wrap party here – The one where everyone turned up except Buffy herself.
According to Screen Daily, Walden Media, which is currently in production on Jackie Chan’s Around the World in 80 Days, will be making a 3-D version of Jules Verne’s "Journey To The Center Of The Earth". Thanks to Coming Soon.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Chris Kattan will voice characters for the animated adventure “Delgo”, the first independently produced computer-animated feature in the U.S, reports Coming Soon
MTVTalked to Keanu Reeves about “Constantine”. "[It's] his anger. He’s angry, but he’s got a good heart," Reeves said recently of the comic book character.
The Z Review has details on Van Damme’s next flick “After Death”, saying “The movie is about a collision between the Triads from Shanghai and Philadelphia. This film is a first for Jean Claude Van Damme as it deals with gangsters and a sixth sense type plot. Shooting will commence this July and will be shot in Liverpool and America”.
Vincent D’Onofrio and Joe Pantoliano are teaming to star in "Little Victories," the feature directorial debut of film editor Leo Trombett, says the Hollywood Reporter. The film centers on a 12-year-old boy whose world view is irrevocably altered when his gangster uncle comes to stay with him after being tossed out the house by his wife.
Sean Hayes is set to join the cast of "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!", opposite Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace and Nathan Lane, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Backstreet Boy’ Nick Carter will star in “Hollow”, a new “Sleepy Hollow” inspired film co-starring Kaley Cuoco, Nick Turturro, Judge Reinhold, Kevin Zegers, Joseph Masiello, Eileen Brennan, Stacy Keach and Melissa Schuman.