Quick News – November 23, 2010

GHOSTBUSTERS 3 CASTING!

Auditions are about to begin in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York on – yes, it’s happening! Join me in a jig, will ya!? – the long-awaited “Ghostbusters 3″. Set to shoot early next year, the flick has Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson reprising their roles from the first two films. Casting agents are on the hunt for a few young actors to play the new ‘recruits’ in the film (Yep, one of those ‘passing the torch’ movies that’s all the trend over there in development hell) but already there’s rumours that Anna Faris, Bill Hader and Will Forte may be involved – as Ghostbusters? Suppose so.

SUPERMAN GOING TO AFRICA!

An early synopsis for Zack Snyder’s “Superman Returns” has been revealed. Says Hollywood Insider, “Man of Steel will be set in Smallville, Metropolis.. and West Africa. Though the film will feature the ‘red/blue blur’, Clark Kent will be the central focus of the story.
In the Christopher Nolan produced reboot, Kent’s “a young journalist, traveling for the globe, who would rather solve problems and help people without resorting to using his special powers.”
A character breakdown issued to casting agencies this week says that the plot involves Clark getting involved in some sort of battle between two tribes in West Africa.
“When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, Clark returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be”.”

UNDERWORLD 4 : WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE?

The Kate Beckinsale starring “Underworld : New Dawn” has a plot (shocker!, I know!?) : “After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.” (More…)

BERNAL, PACINO DOING BOXING MOVIE

Gael Garcia Bernal (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) is onboard and Al Pacino is in talks to do “Hands of Stone”, the story of boxing champ Roberto Duran. Pacino would play Ray Arecel in the biopic. (More…)

PAN SOUNDS LIKE IT’LL HOOK US

Ben Hibon, who shot the great animated sequences in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, will direct “Pan”, a crime thriller that transfers the J.M Barrie story to the streets of modern-day America, with Pan a cop and Hook a childlike kidnapper. (More…)

THE IRS KILLS NEW JACK CITY, MASTER DADDY

When Wesley Snipes goes to Jail, what films will be affected? Seems a shit load! Everything from “Master Daddy”, which Snipes had been prepping all month, “Arizona Heat” and “New Jack City 2″ (Yep, we were about to see the return of Nino Brown! Damn you IRS!) are now either indefinitely postponed or canceled (More…)

EGGSELLENT POSTER

The first look at Russell Brand in the new CGI Easter Bunny movie “Hop” is here. They sure as shit better be serving up sugar free chocolate easter eggs at the media screening!

CHRISTIAN BALE QUITS BATMAN

Paging Val Kilmer! Christian Bale says the next “Batman” film is his last. No more Caped Crusader for him after “Dark Knight Rises”. (More…)

HERE’S THE MEAN GIRLS 2 TRAILER

The sequel to Lindsay Lohan laffer “Mean Girls” – and fortunately, without the original lead! Name another time that’s ever been a good thing, hey!? – has surfaced. The flick, produced by Paramount Famous, is going direct-to-DVD early in the new year.
Enjoy!