The Weekly Ketchup: Writers On Strike; Indy 4 Official Site; Hasbro Message To G.I. Joe Fans
Timothy Olyphant on the Hitman director, Golden Compass author disses other books.Indy 4 is unveiled, and Hasbro addresses some G.I. Joe rumors. Also, Timothy Olyphant clears up some Hitman rumors, and Golden Compass writer Philip Pullman doesn't think so highly of some other prominent fantasy novels.
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As Hollywood Strike Begins, Celebs Join Writers on Picket Lines
Writers, pitch those sign slogans! The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has officially begun, and today's picketers came out with guns blazing.
New Indy 4 Video, Official Site
Principal photography on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has wrapped, and to celebrate, the filmmakers have unveiled an expanded official site for the film!
Hasbro Issues Message to G.I. Joe Fans
There have been a lot of rumors regarding the Paramount/Hasbro-produced live-action G.I Joe movie, and we've had fun discussing many of them -- but Hasbro, apparently, hasn't been enjoying the gossip as much as the rest of us.
Timothy Olyphant Addresses Hitman Rumors
About a month ago, we discussed a rumor regarding 20th Century Fox's supposed sacking of Hitman director Xavier Gens -- and the studio's rumored desire for a PG-13 film. Fox later refuted the rumor...but doth the studio protest too much?
Golden Compass Author Doesn't Care for Narnia, Lord of the Rings
It won't reach theaters until December 7, but The Golden Compass -- which adapts the first installment in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy -- already has some people up in arms, and the author doesn't seem to mind one bit.
The director may have been one of his victims.
In Other News:
- Michelle Pfeiffer and Ashton Kutcher will star in the drama Personal Effects, based on the story Mansion on the Hill by Rick Moody.
- Shawnee Smith, Erica Leerhsen and AnnaLynne McCord will star in the horror film Slaughter for Maverick Films.
- Victor Salva will return to write and direct Jeepers Creepers 3, with designs to also create a TV series based on the horror films.
- David S. Goyer is in talks to direct an untitled supernatural thriller, from the Platinum Dunes producing team of Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.
- Benderspink has acquired film rights to the comic book series Starkweather from Archaia Studios Press.
- Josh Hartnett and Sam Rockwell will star in the football drama End Zone, with George Ratliff planning to direct.
- Josh Lucas will star in the upcoming thriller Tell-Tale, the adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart from producers Ridley and Tony Scott, with Michael Cuesta directing.
- Hayden Christensen will star in Beast of Bataan, a WWII-era drama concerning the Bataan Death March, with Willem Dafoe and William Hurt in talks to join as well.
- Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel are set to star in the political satire Nailed, with David O. Russell attached to direct.
His new gridiron film won't be a Radio sequel.