A relatively hushed week in the Showbiz world this week [everyone’s probably still hung over from Toronto] but regardless, there’s at least still some happenings to report. Today, news on the will-it-ever-fly “Superman”, “Return of the Living Dead 4”, something new for both Orlando Bloom and Jennifer Connelly, some “Star Wars” titbits and a couple of announcements for the tube. See you tomorrow.
Aint it Cool News has received word that “Superman” might be ready to film in Sydney, Australia. Seems unlikely since nothing’s been confirmed yet though.
CountingDown and the IMDB report that Matt Greenberg and David Newton [“Halloween H20”] are writing the next “Halloween” movie.
William Butler talked to Fangoria and said there might be some surprising news regarding a “Return of the living Dead 4” soon.
Coming Soon has a truckload full of images from Tim Burton’s upcoming film “Big Fish”. Which you can view here.
Columbia Pictures is readying an updated version of its 1971 high-tech heist thriller “The Anderson Tapes”, the old Sean Connery starrer.
Jennifer Connelly is set to star in a remake of “Dark Waters”, a Japanese film about a mother and daughter who encounter a ghost.
Orlando Bloom is being touted to star in Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven”, about a young blacksmith who becomes a knight and helps defend Jerusalem against the Crusaders.
Christopher Kirby did a short interview with Insomniac Cinema about his role in “Star Wars Episode III” which you can read here
Dark Horizons reports that New Line Cinema is prepping a remake of the classic Craven flick “The Hills Have Eyes”.
FilmJerk has a review up of Shane Black’s "You’ll Never Die in This Town Again." script It’s a mostly positive review of the script dated January 26, 2003, says the site.
According to Dark Horizons, Bryan Singer [“X Men”] is rumoured to be attached to the long-planned remake of “Logan’s Run”.
Bit of an update on “Die Hard 4”. Word is “John McClane takes on terrorists in a wheelchair..”. God help us all.
Pixar’s next film will be about a rat named "Ratatouille," who lives in a fancy Parisian restaurant. The film’s scheduled for release in 2006.
Cate Blanchett is returning to Australia for “Little Fish”, in which she will play a woman who struggles to escape her past in the film set in the Little Saigon district of Sydney’s western suburbs. Martin Henderson co-stars.
Superhero Hype is relaying news that "Family Guy" star Alex Borstein has joined the cast of Warner’s “Catwoman”.
Cliff Robertson talked to UGO and confirmed that Uncle Ben [somehow] returns in the “Spider-Man 2”. He’s already shot his scenes.
The Z Review has the first pics of Colin Farrell on the set of “Alexander”. The site says they’ve also got pics of Eric Bana on set. Bana in Alexander?
Good mate Chris Mulkey’s in a new film called “Radio” co-starring Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr. You can check out the trailer here
According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC is developing a drama series based on last year’s “Insomnia”. The potential series would pick up two years after the film left off.