Clints Bits – 30/6
The big day has arrived. Filming on the third and final instalment of the "Star Wars" trilogy has kicked off in Sydney. Today, news on a just announced cast member, as well as all the regular going ons.
Command Entertainment reports that Pierce Brosnan, Dame Judi Dench and Richard Kiel [Jaws] will lend their voices to the upcoming “James Bond 007 : Everything or Nothing” game. In the role of Bond’s new nemesis "Nikolai Diavolo’ is Willem "Green Goblin" Dafoe, Shannon "American Pie’ Elizabeth plays ‘cyber-girl ‘Serena St. Germaine’ and super-model Heidi Klum is the malevolent ‘Katya Nadanova’
Variety reports that Colin Farrell and Eva Mendes have joined the Robert Towne immigrant drama “Ask the Dust”
Dark Horizons reports that Artisan is rumoured to be looking into remaking the 1986 horror flick “Chopping Mall”. Why?
Cameron Diaz has won the lead female slot opposite Jim Carrey in “Fun with Dick and Jane”. Diaz previously appeared with Carrey in 1994’s “The Mask”.
John August [“Charlies Angels”] will write a new big-budget film version of “Tarzan”, reports Reuters
Liev Schrieber has signed on to star opposite Denzel Washington in “The Manchurian Candidate”, reports Variety.
Bloody Disgusting has posted the new official one-sheeter of “Freddy vs. Jason” here
Monkey Peaches has details and pictures from “Around the World in 80 days” here, as well as a description on Schwarzenegger’s cameo. “He is playing Turkish prince Hapi who falls in love with French artist Monique”.
Kristy Wright [ex-Home and Away] has joined the cast of “Star Wars Episode III”, which starts shooting at Fox Studios Sydney today.
Marcos Siega will make his feature directorial debut on Miramax Films’ "The Underclassman," starring Nick Cannon, who is also executive producing, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Screen Daily reports that “Brothers Grimm” is about to get going but without Robin Williams and Nicole Kidman. Deals couldn’t be made for the two.