Kevin Smith tells me he’s still undecided which route to take with “Fletch Won” – as in which star to go with- but he’s moving swiflty ahead with “Ranger Danger”, even giving his ol’ pal Jay a role in it. Today news on what Smith’s up to with both of those flicks, as well as a potential new “Masters of the Universe” helmer, movement for Tim Burton’s “Big Fish”, another “Austin Powers” possibility and spoilerish details on the “Dawn of the Dead” finale.
Kevin Smith says Jason Mewes will appear in “Ranger Danger and the Danger Rangers”, but not “Fletch Won”, says WebAskew.
Aint it Cool News has a review up of the forthcoming Jason Scott Lee starring sequel to Van Damme effort “TimeCop”, called “TimeCop : Berlin Decision”, here
The gorgeous Claire Forlani [“The Medallion”] will star in “A Stroke of Genius”, opposite Jim Caviezel, the story of Golf Legend Bobby Jones.
Brad Garrett has returned to work – after being on strike from his hit TV Series “Everybody Loves Raymond” over a pay dispute.
FilmJudge reports that Tsui Hark might direct a new “Masters of the Universe” film.
Ray Liotta has replaced Matt Dillon on the film “Control”, playing a sociopath who is taken into an experimental medical program.
Rumour is “Dracula 3 : The Legacy” will be screening as part of the ‘Screamfest’ festival in L.A On October 14th.
Juliette Binoche, Laurence Fishburne, Gary Sinise and Samuel Ball will star in “Scheherazade”, to be directed by Michael Apted. Binoche will portray the unfaithful wife of a mobster who is kidnapped by his henchmen and must talk her way to freedom. Budgeted at $12 million, the film is scheduled to begin production next month in London.
Aint it Cool reports that classic Kung-Fu flick “Master of the Flying Guillotine” is about get the remake treatment – with a Hip Hop Soundtrack and a more Urban feel.
Bloody Disgusting has the cover art up for “Mimic : Sentinel, which is in stores October 14th.
Deemed "too violent," the MPAA has ordered Artisan and the filmmakers behind the “House of the Dead” website, says Fangoria.
IGN FilmForce talked to Beyonce Knowles who revealed she’d love to be a part of the rumoured “Austin Powers 4” that New Line wants to do.
Cinescape have some details on where the last act of the new “Dawn of the Dead” will take place. Read on here.
According to NewsAskew, Kevin Smith is currently working on the second draft of the "Fletch Won" script. The film will be shot in L.A.
Johnny Depp responded to the news that he’s up for “Willie Wonka” by telling E News Live he’d be honoured. He said he’d even go see the film if another contender, Marilyn Manson, gets the nod.
Anthony Hopkins is in talks to star as Gwyneth Paltrow’s father in “Proof”, a new film about a troubled genius, says the SMH. The film co-stars Hope Davis.
Dark Horizons reports that Jason Biggs is tipped to replace Robert Downey Jr on Woody Allen’s next film.
The long-awaited “Return to Sleepaway Camp” starts filming later this year. Evan Farmer [“Austin Powers in Goldmember”] stars, and will provide some of the music for the film.
The Castel Films site has a slew of pictures up from the forthcoming “Hellraiser : Deader” starring Kari Wuhrer and Jason Scott Lee.
Cinescape report that a “Friday the 13th” [heck, unrated] Box Set might be in the works from Paramount. Expect an announcement in late September.
The Hollywood Reporter says Tim Burton’s newie “Big Fish” has been pushed back from November 26 to December 18th.
Ving Rhames and rapper-actor Ja Rule will star in the indie feature "Back in the Day" for writer-director James Hunter, about a man (Ja Rule) from the right side of the tracks who does a favor for an old friend (Rhames) who is in the gang life. After doing so, he gets caught up in a situation beyond his control. Joe Morton also stars as a minister whose death sets the rest of the events into motion.