Clints Bits – 21/11


Couple of updates on a few sequel ideas that many are ‘hoping’ happen. Bruce Campbell dropped by to say there’s not much movement on “Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash” and that it’s still in that “nothing to talk about” category. Corey Feldman’s a bit more optimistic about “The Goonies” sequel, saying “Were pushing for it”. On a different subject altogether, checked out a couple of flicks today, Ron Howard’s newie “The Missing” which was good, but nothing stellar, and “Big Fish” which might just be considered worth enough of the aforesaid great. It was a delight. Burton fans will love it. Burton sceptics will swallow their tongues. Look out for it.

  • The IMDB reports that Jackie Chan has signed to star in “The Birth of the Pink Panther”, playing Inspector Clouseau’s hapless servant Kato.

  • Various sources are reporting that actor Jonathan Brandis [“SeaQuest DSV”] passed away on Wednesday. He was 27.

  • Not excited by the upcoming CGI “Mighty Mouse” flick that’s in the works? Check out Aint it Cool for reassurance it’s going to turn out ok.

  • Dark Horizons has a story on Marvel’s upcoming slate include “X Men 3” and “Nick Fury” here

  • ENewsZone – via Dark Horizons – reports that WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg is set to star as a killer dressed up as Santa in "Santa’s Sleigh", a new film being back by "Rush Hour" helmer Brett Ratner.

  • Paul Giamatti [“Duets”] is the first rumoured contender for the role of Dreyfus in “The Pink Panther” remake, saysDark Horizons

  • Superman-V has an interesting interview up with “Superman” art direct Bruce R.Hill

  • Writer-director James Mangold and producer Cathy Konrad are doing “Follow Me” about a mysterious woman who hires a surveillance man to follow her around with a camera.

  • Dark Horizons reports that Winona Ryder and Ben Kingsley are tipped to “Oskur Fishman” a surreal contemporary fairy tale helmed by Jonas Akerland and expected to shoot next summer in Sweden.

  • Producer Ben Barenholtz, comic book author Kurt Busiek and screenwriter Jonathan Alpers, under their newly formed Panama Leo banner, have acquired rights to develop a feature from superhuman comic book series “Astro City”.

  • Shocker! “The Matrix Revolutions” is being rushed to DVD. Jan 6th in fact. See DVD.ign.Com for the details.

  • Jessica Biel seems to be doing well for herself. The “Texas Chainsaw” babe has just won the lead female role in Rob Cohen’s “Stealth”.

  • Salma Hayek will star with Colin Farrell for DreamWorks in “Ask the Dust”, the Robert Towne-directed adaptation of John Fante’s Depression Era novel

  • Starship Troopers 2 has a new pic up “A closeup of the "Wrecked Peck" puppet built for ST2 by Ron Holthuysen.”

  • Creature Corner has a script review of “Riding the Bullet”, the latest Stephen King movie to get the big screen treatment, here, whilst IGN Filmforce has a look at Guy Ritchie’s next, “Six Shooters”, here

  • Civilian Capital Inc. an online brokerage, is underwriting an initial public offering to finance Gordon’s next movie, "Billy Dead," a dark tale of childhood violence and sexual abuse which is set to star Ethan Hawke.

  • Miramax Films has inked a deal to acquire Shona Auerbach’s directorial debut, "Dear Frankie," in a multiterritory pact that includes North and South American rights.

  • David Spade has signed on to do a multiple-episode guest shot on ABC’s "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter”.

  • According to the IMDB, John McTiernan will be directing “Die Hard 4”. Thanks to ‘Goku’

  • Chris Showerman [“George of the Jungle 2”] is shooting “Sea of Fear”, ‘a low budget thriller on a boat in the ocean’. Thanks to ‘Chris’

  • Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor are toplining “Red Dust”, which follows an anti-apartheid activist who enlists the help of a former student, now a New York City prosecutor, to help fight a case before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.