December 7, 2009

NEWS/RUMORS (Dec 7th-8th)

Movieline is reporting some possible casting and story details from Spider-Man 4. They say that John Malkovich is in negotiations to play the Vulture. Also Anne Hathaway is still involved but apparently Sam Raimi's version of Felicia Hardy will have her becoming a new villain the Vulturess. This seems a little too similar to the Osbourne family storyline. There had been rumors that Felicia would be involved with Parker when her father buys the Daily Bugle.

CHUD is reporting an interesting rumor that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick could be scripting Deadpool. The writers are best known for the hit Zombieland and have also been hired to write the Venom spin-off. While CHUD is considering this a "strong" rumor nothing is official yet. Their source is saying that there could be an official announcement in the trades in the next couple of days. This would definitely show producers and 20th Century Fox are committed to making a faithful film.

In yet another installment from his MTV interview Ryan Reynolds spoke about the progress of Deadpool. Of course this doesn't tell us much but it's interesting and I've been dying to her any sort of updates on the project. It was stated before that November would be the month they would be meeting with potential writers.

You think directors for a movie like this and you immediately picture [Quentin] Tarantino or somebody like that.....Obviously Tarantino is a guy that likes to direct his own material, so there's a good chance he wouldn't be the guy. We all have our lists of dream directors.

I think at this point everyone's just focused on getting the right script and the right tone and the right writer involved and I think from there, the world's your oyster....If you get that right, you're going to get an amazing director.....There's been a lot of meetings and we've met with a bunch of different writers, all of which had amazing and slightly disparate takes from one another. So we're figuring that out right now. Hopefully soon.

It looks like they might be casting for The Hobbit this week. One rumored person seems to be actor/musician Tom Waits. Most might recognize his unusual voice which could make him the perfect person to voice Smaug the dragon. Of course there are many roles he could end up playing.

Joel Silver/Dark Castle's Unknown White Male is shooting in January. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax) will helm the film and actor Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon, The Box) has joined the film.

Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan is in production and set images featuring Natalie Portman have appeared online.

Dark Shadows has been confirmed as Tim Burton's next project. With Johnny Depp still attached to star in the film. It's estimated the project will start filming Fall 2010.

ShockTillYouDrop is reporting that Resident Evil: Afterlife will be pushed back to January 14th 2011. The reason is that the film will need more time for post production. Although Milla the star and wife of the writer/director of the film insists they're still aiming for an August release. I mean if anyone should know it would be her.

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