The Weekly Ketchup: J.J. Abrams' Untitled Gets Title (Maybe), Superman Villains, Kate Beckinsale on Possible Roles, And More!
Also, More Dark Knight and Wolverine News
This Week's Most Popular News:
J.J. Abrams Project Title Mystery Solved?
Say what you will about his followthrough, but J.J. Abrams knows how to set up a project. He's established himself as something of a trailblazer for viral ads, littering the Web with various Lost-related content, and he's using the same tactics to create buzz for his next film production -- so much buzz, in fact, that the thing doesn't even have an official title yet, and that's news, as Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta recently learned firsthand.
Superman: Man of Steel To Have Two Villains?
On the grand continuum of movie rumors, this item falls somewhere between a conversation half-overheard at a restaurant and something a dude you know heard from this one guy, but it concerns the breathlessly debated Superman Returns sequel, so we can't very well not report it, can we?
Beckinsale On Catwoman, Wonder Woman, And Her Bond Girl Offer
One of the highlights of the super-long Whiteout panel at Comic-Con came when Kate Beckinsale popped in, fashionably late, and addressed a handful of roles she's been rumored to play.
Here Come The Dark Knight Spoilers!
You want Dark Knight rumors? We've got Dark Knight rumors! Well, technically, Slashfilm has them -- but why split hairs when we can be rolling around in all the spoilery goodness, right?
More Wolverine News Than You Can Shake a Claw At!
In the mood for a little dish on the forthcoming Wolverine movie? How about a lot? Today's your lucky day -- Wizard has posted a fat pantsload of information, speculation, and other assorted -ations, and we're here to break it down and point you in the right direction for all the Wolvie news that's fit to print.
Fit for two villains
In Other News:
- Thomas Haden Church will star opposite Eddie Murphy in NowhereLand, a comedy directed by Karey Kirkpatrick for Paramount Pictures.
- P.J. Hogan will direct Confessions of a Shopaholic, the adaptation of the Sophie Kinsella novel being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
- Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen and Renee Zellweger are set to star in the western Appaloosa, with Harris planning to direct.
- Fido director Andrew Currie will direct the comedy Space Invader starring Will Arnett for Fox Atomic.
- Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos and Tomas Arana have joined the cast of Edward Zwick's Defiance, which already stars Daniel Craig, for Paramount Vantage.
- Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer and Romany Malco have joined Mike Myers in the comedy The Love Guru, set to begin filming next month with Marco Schnabel directing.
- Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola will star in the road movie Five Dollars a Day, with Nigel Cole directing for Thinkfilm.
- Michelle Monaghan has joined Shia LaBeouf and Rosario Dawson in the cast of Eagle Eye, with D.J. Caruso directing.
- Constantin Films will produce an English-language remake of the German comedy Maybe... Maybe Not (1994) for Screen Gems.
- Colin Hanks, Beverly D'Angelo and Rachel Specter have joined the cast of the untitled Anna Faris comedy (aka House Bunny).
- Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Josh Peck, Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivia Thirlby and Method Man will star in the independent comedy The Wackness for Occupant Films.
- Patrick Swayze, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Redmayne have joined the cast of writer-director Timothy Linh Bui's Powder Blue, with Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker already on board.
- Alec Baldwin has joined Dane Cook and Kate Hudson in the comedy Bachelor No. 2, with Howard Deutch directing for Lionsgate.
She'll be starring in something called The Wackness