Clints Bits – 17/6


I think it’s pretty safe to say we’ve reached the edge of the U.S Summer Movie season. Everything in my inbox has something to do with either "Hulk", "Terminator 3" or "Charlies Angels 2" at the moment, and most of the work I have outside the site [yes I’ve actually got a 9-5 job!] has something to do with the tentpole flicks too. Well whether the flicks good, bad or flat-out horrible…I’m sure the studios will still be smelling the crisp blend of greenbacks..

  • “American Idol” Ruben Studdard recently filmed a cameo in "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. Thanks to ‘Brenda’

  • The official “Tremors” site reports that “The Tremors Prequel is still in production and the studio has set a US release date in December”.

  • Creature-Corner have scored a cool pic of the new Leatherface from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake here

  • IGN FIlmforce have got their hands on a slew of individual character posters from the upcoming “league of extraordinary gentlemen” here

  • Bruce-Campbell.Com reports that Bruce’s role in “Spider-Man 2” is again, pretty miniscule. “"I play the ‘Snooty Usher,’ another pivotal role where I deny Tobey Maguire access to see Kirsten Dunst in her first big play. Sorry, no Lizard for me…I’m not a reptile guy”, says the man himself.

  • Coming Soon received a scoop on “Tron 2.0”, in which the game’s lead designer Frank Rooke, from Monolith Productions, hinted that a couple of screenplays were floating about and one may form the basis of a movie eventually.

  • The wonderful Hume Cronyn has sadly passed away. Cronyn’s many film roles included “Cocoon”, “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and half a dozen movies with his wife, Jessica Tandy. Our condolences go out to his family.

  • Cinescape reports that the characters of ‘Beast’, ‘Angel’ and ‘The Sentinels’ are under consideration to be part of the “X-Men 3” line up.

  • According to the official site, Ron Perlman [“Hellboy”] is expected to take a role in del Toro’s “Wind in the Willows”.

  • Regular reviewer Gareth checked in to tells us his take on Marvel’s latest. “Just got back from "Hulk" and I must say that it was awful”. Ouch!

  • Upcoming Movies reports that Sylvester Stallone’s latest movie “Shade” [which actually got some good reviews] is heading direct to video.

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin and Danny Huston are set to join the cast of “The Aviator”. Huston is slated to play TWA president Jack Frye, while Baldwin would star as Juan Tripp, the head of Pan American Airlines.

  • Jolene Blalock [“Enterprise”] will play the lead role in "Slow Burn" for writer-helmer Wayne Beach, says The Hollywood Reporter. The thriller also stars Ray Liotta and James Todd Smith — aka rapper LL Cool J — in the story of a politically ambitious district attorney (Liotta) who enters a 24-hour showdown with a powerful gang leader only to find he is being manipulated by a beautiful assistant district attorney (Blalock) and an enigmatic stranger (Smith).

  • John Malkovich has signed to star in the comedy "Color Me Kubrick," the true story of a man who conned his way into London’s high life by pretending to be reclusive director Stanley Kubrick, says The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Kristin from E Online was asked what she’d think of the mooted “Roswell” movie should it ever happen. “Hmmm…you know I’d love it, but I’m not so sure those who need to love it would love it. Capisce, mon papa frit? (Okay, so I’m not trilingual. Sue me!)”