Weekly Ketchup: Lara Croft, He-Man returning to theaters

Plus casting news for Nicolas Cage, Daniel Craig, and Jamie Bell.

This week, after spending some time in Utah hitting the slopes and pretending to care about independent filmmaking, Hollywood got right back in the groove, doing what they do best: greenlighting prequels, sequels, remakes and reboots. Of this week's top 10 stories, only three movies don't fit into one of those categories.


#1 TOMB RAIDER: LARA CROFT RETURNS

After making two Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie, Paramount let their rights to the Eidos videogame lapse, and so Warner Bros has swept in, with plans to reboot the movie franchise (without Jolie). Tomb Raider is being shepherded by WB Producer Dan Lin, who is also the man behind Terminator Salvation, Sherlock Holmes and the recently announced Tom & Jerry. There's no writer or director signed on yet, but curiously, two days before this news hit the trades, a Spanish source broke the news that Megan Fox (Transformers) was supposedly being considered for a new Tomb Raider movie. Megan Fox's reps were quick to debunk the story, but it's still interesting that this rumor came out before anyone even knew that there even was a Tomb Raider reboot in the works.


#2 THE A-TEAM LOVES IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER

After director John Singleton left the project, it seemed like maybe The A-Team would never become a movie after all. 20th Century Fox has now, however, signed Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin' Aces) to direct, with Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down) producing. Much ado is made in the Variety piece about Fox "avoiding the series' campy tone", which seems to signal that they don't quite get that what made The A-Team an awesome TV show was the tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. The new A-Team, who get their start as soldiers in the Middle East instead of Vietnam (for obvious age reasons) haven't been cast yet, but the movie is being fast tracked to meet a June 11, 2010 release date, so we should start hearing casting news soon. Joe Carnahan is teaming with videogame voice actor Brian Bloom to polish the script by Skip Woods (Hitman, Swordfish) to "make it as emotional, real and accessible as possible without cheesing it up."


#3 SAMSON GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE

Hollywood needs to leave writers some ridiculous ideas we can use for our April Fool's Day jokes. Warner Bros has paid out an upfront seven figure deal to screenwriter Scott Silver (8 Mile, cowriter of The Mod Squad) for Samson, which retells the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah... IN THE FUTURE! The sale followed a three studio bidding war, and Warner Bros has signed Francis Lawrence, who directed their massive hit, I Am Legend (also set in the future). It's interesting to note that this is not the only wildly revisionist sci-fi project WB has in the works: last October, they announced plans to produce a version of Homer's The Odyssey set in outer space, starring Brad Pitt. As for Samson, the Hebrews described him as a legendary figure who was able to kill 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, but when Samson falls in love with the sexy Delilah, he reveals that his strength comes from his long hair. Delilah betrays Samson to the Philistines, his hair is cut, he gets weak, is blinded and enslaved, but eventually gets his revenge. So, imagine all that, but with maybe cyborgs or zombies or something.


#4 JAMES BOND AND BILLY ELLIOTT HEADLINE TINTIN

Steven Spielberg has started 3-D motion capture filming of The Adventures of TinTin: Secret of the Unicorn in Los Angeles, and with that, we now know that Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott) will be starring as Herge's young Belgian reporter in this and Peter Jackson's next TinTin movie. Also joining the cast is Daniel Craig, who will be playing Red Rackham, a 17th century pirate whose exploits were also key to the story of Red Rackham's Treasure, which suggests that might be the movie that Peter Jackson will be directing, as it is basically the second half of the story that begins in The Secret of the Unicorn. Andy Serkis, who has plenty of experience with motion capture (Gollum in Lord of the Rings and Kong in King Kong) is costarring as the gruff Captain Haddock, a frequent TinTin character who is very instrumental to both books, and Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are playing the bumbling look-alike detectives Thomson and Thompson.


#5 BY THE POWER OF... PANDA

Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson will make his live action debut with a movie based upon a 1980s cartoon and toy franchise: Masters of the Universe. Joel Silver is producing for Warner Bros, and the first script draft was written by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li). Under the title of Grayskull, that script received a glowing A+ review over at Latino Review last summer. Warner Bros is aiming to make Masters of the Universe one of their big tentpole blockbuster hopefuls. Hasbro is also producing, so the emphasis in the press is mostly on the fact that the toys came first, but I think the He-Man cartoon is probably how most people remember it, and it provides this second movie (the first starred Dolph Lundgren and Frost/Nixon star Frank Langella as Skeletor) its story. Prince Adam is a bit of a fop, but when he yells "By the Power of Grayskull!", he gets all buff, rides around on a massive cat, and fights villains with very literal names.


#6 THE THING PREQUEL STRETCHES ITS CREEPY TENTACLES FORWARD

It's clobberin' time! That, anyway, is what I'd be saying if Ben Grimm was getting his own movie. But nope, today's news concerns Universal's plans to make a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, which will focus on what happened at that Norwegian camp that Kurt Russell and crew find all messed up, as victims of the monster's first assault. The John W. Campbell, Jr. short story, "Who Goes There?" and the original 1951 movie, The Thing from Another World are also cited as influential sources. Ron Moore, responsible for the beloved Sci-Fi Channel revamp of Battlestar Galactica is working on the script, and commericals director Matthijs Van Heijningen will make his feature debut. When I first heard of plans to return to John Carpenter's The Thing, I was frankly dismayed, but Ron Moore's involvement is making me consider a 180 turnaround. I'm left wondering what they're planning on doing about the fact that the crew of a Norwegian Antarctic camp probably speak... Norwegian?


#7 NICOLAS CAGE TO LIGHT HIS HEAD ON FIRE AGAIN IN GHOST RIDER 2

Bloody-Disgusting.com is reporting that Columbia Pictures is looking for writers for Ghost Rider 2, with Nicolas Cage already signed on and attached to return. Although the 2006 original, based upon the Marvel Comics character, was critically panned (28% on the Tomatometer), movie audiences didn't let that stop them from making Ghost Rider a $115 million hit.





#8 HILARY DUFF TO STAR IN THE STORY OF BONNIE AND CLYDE (YES, REALLY)

What I wrote about April Fool's Day in the Samson story applies doubly here. Lizzie Maguire star Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) will star in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, an independent movie which goes back to the true story that inspired Bonnie and Clyde, one of the best movies of the 1960s. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a pair of Depression-Era bank robbers and cop killers who traveled the Midwest and the South, in love and destined to have a lot of holes in their car. Written and directed by Tonya S. Holly (2006's When I Find the Ocean), The Story of Bonnie and Clyde is scheduled to start filming later this year in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.



#9 1066: THIS... IS... HASTINGS!

New Regency, which has a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox, has hired screenwriter William Nicholson (First Knight, cowriter of Gladiator) to write 1066, a historical epic about the strained relationship between King Harold of the Anglo-Saxons and William the Conqueror of the Normans, which led to the Battle of Hastings. The movie, which is expected to start filming on a large budget later this year with two big stars as the two leaders, will feature two massive battles and one naval battle. The year 1066 is one of those dates that you really shouldn't get out of your history classes without knowing, as the results of the Battle of Hastings are generally credited with shaping English history from that point forward. It's about time the Battle of Hastings got the sort of big budget epic movie it deserves.


#10 NEILS GAIMAN AND JORDAN TEAMING UP ON THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

The day after winning the Newberry Medal for Best Children's Book of the year for The Graveyard Book, comics writer and novelist Neil Gaiman appeared on The Today Show and announced that Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game) will be writing and directing a movie version. Inspired by The Jungle Book, The Graveyard Book is the story of an orphaned boy who is raised by the supernatural residents of a graveyard, with each chapter set a year or so apart as the boy grows up.




For more Weekly Ketchup columns by Greg Dean Schmitz, check out the WK archive, and you can contact GDS through his MySpace page or via a RT forum message and Greg also blogs about the TV show Lost, at TwoLosties.Blogspot.com.

Comments

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Bad hair piece Bad acting *****ty effects= Ghost Rider 2

Jan 30 - 06:52 PM

inactive user

Jared King

"Ghost Rider" was so bad, it was good. Bad acting, bad dialouge, horrible visual effects, and stupid action. And I laughed out loud through out most of it.

Oh goodie, a "Tomb Raider", "A-Team", and "He-Man" movies. This just peachy.

Jan 30 - 07:17 PM

inactive user

Jared King

This *is* just peachy.

Jan 30 - 07:18 PM

James T.

James Treakle

I'm rather pissed off that they think they can pull off an adaption of "The A-Team" without staying consistent with the legendary TV series. It was excellent, campy fun, with awesome actors just hamming it up every week. The humor was good, the cast had chemistry, and it was just plain fun. I'm afraid all the wrong people are involved in this film; "The A-Team" needs someone who has a serious understanding of camp.

Lara Croft... well, I'm not sure it needs a reboot. I'm not sure it needs a movie. You give me a solid story, though, with a high concept, it may be worth a $9.00 ticket.

He-Man... nothing to say for that. I know the original film was crap, but I never watched any of the material. Moving on.

Ghost Rider 2... I'm going to venture a "No", just based on my ideals and taste. I never saw the original, but I'm guessing it was no masterpiece.

1066... I'm going to venture a "Yes"! It sounds like it could be excellent, as long as it strives to be as original in execution as possible.

Jan 30 - 07:49 PM

RamALamADingDong

That Guy

It looks like they're doing all the wrong things with The Thing prequel. We know everything that happened. They dug up a space ship, uncovered an alien, one guy slit his wrists, a Dog-thing got away, and the whole place blew up and burned down. There's nothing new they could really do. It's just going to be an exact copy of John Carpenter's movie with Norwegians. If anything I'd rather they adapt the game into a movie. Plus I have no confidence in a director that's only done commercials. I mean, I wouldn't trust the ooVoo guy to make a Star Trek flick or the director of the Billy Mays infomercials to do a Terminator. Everyone starts somewhere but they have to build themselves up. Make small TV/indie movies where they're going to make the mistakes they certainly will. Then when they got a grip on how it goes then try to please fans.

I'm sure plenty will disagree with me, but I thought Ghost Rider was pretty decent. I didn't care for it much in theaters but I saw the director's cut on DVD and then went out and bought it. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

Jan 30 - 08:04 PM

Random_Jake

Joshua Mills

Once again Hollywood proves that it has no worthy or original ideas.

Jan 30 - 08:43 PM

Mr. Bo Ziffer

Mr. Bo Ziffer

What a strange combination for the A-Team movie. Ridley Scott, Joe Carnahan, and Skip "Couldn't Write A Good Script To Save His Life" Woods? Scott is great, and Carnahan at least has Narc under his belt, but why is this bag of douche writing the movie. After Hitman, you would think people would pay him to stay away from a keyboard. It almost makes me anxious to see the cast.

Jan 30 - 08:44 PM

screwhead100

Ben Wellick

why wouldnt they sign jolie on for another tomb raider.......even if it sucks at least we get to see her prance around.....now i wont even bother renting it if she wont be in it........

Jan 30 - 08:48 PM

utkipp1

Anthony Kipp

Dude, megan Fox is so much hotter than Jolie.


I have some interest in the A-Team and The Thing prequel, but 1066: The Battle of hastings (my title) could be really, really good.

Jan 30 - 09:24 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I'll drink to that... the Megan Fox being hotter than Jolie. And in a crappy video game movie, being hot is all that matters. Acting, HA!

Jan 30 - 09:47 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I'll drink to that... the Megan Fox being hotter than Jolie. And in a crappy video game movie, being hot is all that matters. Acting, HA!

Jan 30 - 09:47 PM

isotonic

Isotonic ****off

"pretending to care about independent filmmaking"... "imagine all that, but with maybe cyborgs or zombies or something".

lol great stuff!

It just occurred to me that He-Man ("By the Power of Grayskull!") is really just a big rip-off of Shazam!/Captain Marvel.

Megan Fox is younger - I guess that equals hotter.

Jan 30 - 09:51 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

LOL I disagree. I would totally choose Jolie over Fox. The fact that Jolie is older even turns me on (sorry to those be disgusted), I mean I am younger and the idea of getting with an older woman is awesome. Also whats the big deal with Megan Fox, she is only big because she is hot. Like she has been in Transformers, thats it. Do we even know she is a good actor, she just had to play hot in Transformers which comes easy to her. I would totally choose Jolie, she is a classic beauty babe.

Jan 30 - 10:22 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Well Jolie is still hot. I just prefer Megan Fox. I still think older women are a little sexier. I find Helen Miren and Karen Allen hot... I need help.

Jan 31 - 05:04 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

LOL, ledawg! Sure Karen Allen is cute for her age but she's in her 50's! I won't even get into asking you why you think Helen Mirren is hot. Those are some pretty old birds, ledawg if you don't mind me asking what age group are you. Just so I can take into consideration if I think you are sick or just a little off.

Jan 31 - 08:51 PM

inactive user

Jared King

LOL It dosen't matter how old I am. Either I'm thinking dirty about Megan Fox, in which case I might be too old, or I'm a young man thinking about the way too old Helen Miren and Karen Allen. When you see as many chicks as I do, you find telephone polls attractive.

Jan 31 - 09:22 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

lol If your old and you think Megan Fox you are by no means dirty! Now if you are say under 25 and you think Helen Mirren is hot then yes you are a very dirty young man. Just say it! I won't bash u for Karren Allen because she is good looking and its ok to have a crush on her... but Helen Mirren now thats a different story.

Jan 31 - 10:13 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Okay, I'm a dirty young man. But Helen Miren's got class, and class is sexy.

Anyway, as far as "Star Trek" and "Transformers 2" go, you say I hope they have a better story this time. And I still have no idea why anyone would expect a good plot from a movie adapted from a comic book, adapted from a animated series, based on action figures. I had a lot of fun with the first, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I found Shia LeBeouf's character likable and a lot more relatable than the evil summer dork *cough Peter Parker cough*. I plan on seeing th second hopefully it's opening night.
And "Star Trek" looks good, I'm a huge fan of the "Star Trek" franshice in general. I've even seen that elusive animated series. (Yes, there was a cartoon show.) I doubt the new film will be as good as "Wrath of Khan" or "First Contact", but it dosen't have to be. I say it should be about as good as "Search for Spock", and I'd be satisfied. I doubt this summer will be as good as 2008's, but it should be better than 2007's.

Feb 1 - 05:52 AM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

I found Shia really relatable in the first 2 hours, then I didn't find him relatable at all in the last 30 minutes when he becomes an action hero. Also that I probably wont have a problem with in the sequel because we already know he is an action hero. I also wont have a problem with Megan Fox playing a high school junior, that made me puzzled during Transformers. Also there is great mythology to comic books and hell even animated series, so I think its easy to have a good story. I like the story of the new Star Trek but I just hope it doesn't get dumbed down with all the explosions, but I dont think JJ will allow that to happen. For Transformers 2 I like the ad a lot actually and it looks bigger and better to Transformers. I like the plot, it sounds like a cool story. GI Joe, yes I expect to be incredibly dumb but fun like the first Transformers. Yeah I don't think this summer will be as good as '08 because that had movies with brains and there were so many memorable movies- TDK, WALL-e, HB II, Tropic Thunder, Iron Man. '07 sucked- Die Hard 4= ok but disappointing, S3= we all know how it turned out, Pirates 3= not good. Superbad was the only really good movie of summer of '07 also Sunshine and Rescue Dawn but nobody saw those that summer. Wolverine looks ok, Star Trek looks good, T4 I think will be pretty good if McG actually knows what he is doing, Up will be great, Transformers 2 I think will be better then the first, Public Enemies will be great, GI JOE will be dumb fun at the most. So there may be a few really good movies but I doubt it, I think Up and Public Enemies are the real shoe ins to be great. Man I just went on a long rant.

Feb 1 - 11:30 AM

inactive user

Jared King

Well, "Ratatouille" came in 2007. And I liked "Pirates 3" to be honest, I hated "Spider-Man 3", I don't think I've had such feelings of hatred since "Batman & Robin". I have no idea why I bothered to watch the undeniabley horrible "Evan Almighty". For the most part yeah, 2007 sucked. The only bad special effect in "Transformers" is that Megan Fox is allegedly a High School Student. Instead she looks like a stripper. But I liked "Ratatouille", "Pirates 3", and "Transformers", so it wasn't a total waste.

I don't know about "Public Enemies", I'll have to look into that. I'm a little worried that "Star Trek" will be too much of a CW misubderstood teens type thing, but maybe the advertisement's are misleading. I'd see "X-Men Orgins: Wolerine", "Transformers 2", "Star Trek", "Up", "Terminator Slavation", "Harry Potter 6", and "Bruno". It can easily be better than 2007.

Feb 1 - 05:07 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Yeah Ratatouille was awesome but I thought Pirates 3 made no sense. Public Enemies is the Michael Mann movie about John Dillinger and its with Johhny Depp & Christian Bale. So I actually think this Summer is going to be as good, I think there will be one or two actual great movies this summer plus some fun ones. Also I still cant decide whether Harold Raimis's Year One and Land of the Lost, I am just not sure yet. I just love how much sci fi there is next summer- Star Trek, T4, Transformers, and you can call GI Joe sci fi I think.

Feb 1 - 05:56 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I'm sold on "Public Enemies". Just forget "Land of the Lost", JUST forget it. It never happened, it never will.I think Harold Ramis has been out of the game too long, but it might be okay.

Feb 1 - 08:29 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Also I think Rose Byrne would be an awesome Lara Croft, she is hot and can act!

Jan 30 - 10:26 PM

greg_dean_schmitz

Greg Dean Schmitz

Ah, yes, and Warner Bros is also the studio that recently shuttled off the Shazam/Captain Marvel movie project. I was actually thinking of mentioning that in my piece, but... I forgot. : )

Glad you enjoy my zingers !

Jan 31 - 01:07 AM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

LOL I disagree. I would totally choose Jolie over Fox. The fact that Jolie is older even turns me on (sorry to those be disgusted), I mean I am younger and the idea of getting with an older woman is awesome. Also whats the big deal with Megan Fox, she is only big because she is hot. Like she has been in Transformers, thats it. Do we even know she is a good actor, she just had to play hot in Transformers which comes easy to her. I would totally choose Jolie, she is a classic beauty babe.

Jan 30 - 10:22 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Well Jolie is still hot. I just prefer Megan Fox. I still think older women are a little sexier. I find Helen Miren and Karen Allen hot... I need help.

Jan 31 - 05:04 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

LOL, ledawg! Sure Karen Allen is cute for her age but she's in her 50's! I won't even get into asking you why you think Helen Mirren is hot. Those are some pretty old birds, ledawg if you don't mind me asking what age group are you. Just so I can take into consideration if I think you are sick or just a little off.

Jan 31 - 08:51 PM

inactive user

Jared King

LOL It dosen't matter how old I am. Either I'm thinking dirty about Megan Fox, in which case I might be too old, or I'm a young man thinking about the way too old Helen Miren and Karen Allen. When you see as many chicks as I do, you find telephone polls attractive.

Jan 31 - 09:22 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

lol If your old and you think Megan Fox you are by no means dirty! Now if you are say under 25 and you think Helen Mirren is hot then yes you are a very dirty young man. Just say it! I won't bash u for Karren Allen because she is good looking and its ok to have a crush on her... but Helen Mirren now thats a different story.

Jan 31 - 10:13 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Okay, I'm a dirty young man. But Helen Miren's got class, and class is sexy.

Anyway, as far as "Star Trek" and "Transformers 2" go, you say I hope they have a better story this time. And I still have no idea why anyone would expect a good plot from a movie adapted from a comic book, adapted from a animated series, based on action figures. I had a lot of fun with the first, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I found Shia LeBeouf's character likable and a lot more relatable than the evil summer dork *cough Peter Parker cough*. I plan on seeing th second hopefully it's opening night.
And "Star Trek" looks good, I'm a huge fan of the "Star Trek" franshice in general. I've even seen that elusive animated series. (Yes, there was a cartoon show.) I doubt the new film will be as good as "Wrath of Khan" or "First Contact", but it dosen't have to be. I say it should be about as good as "Search for Spock", and I'd be satisfied. I doubt this summer will be as good as 2008's, but it should be better than 2007's.

Feb 1 - 05:52 AM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

I found Shia really relatable in the first 2 hours, then I didn't find him relatable at all in the last 30 minutes when he becomes an action hero. Also that I probably wont have a problem with in the sequel because we already know he is an action hero. I also wont have a problem with Megan Fox playing a high school junior, that made me puzzled during Transformers. Also there is great mythology to comic books and hell even animated series, so I think its easy to have a good story. I like the story of the new Star Trek but I just hope it doesn't get dumbed down with all the explosions, but I dont think JJ will allow that to happen. For Transformers 2 I like the ad a lot actually and it looks bigger and better to Transformers. I like the plot, it sounds like a cool story. GI Joe, yes I expect to be incredibly dumb but fun like the first Transformers. Yeah I don't think this summer will be as good as '08 because that had movies with brains and there were so many memorable movies- TDK, WALL-e, HB II, Tropic Thunder, Iron Man. '07 sucked- Die Hard 4= ok but disappointing, S3= we all know how it turned out, Pirates 3= not good. Superbad was the only really good movie of summer of '07 also Sunshine and Rescue Dawn but nobody saw those that summer. Wolverine looks ok, Star Trek looks good, T4 I think will be pretty good if McG actually knows what he is doing, Up will be great, Transformers 2 I think will be better then the first, Public Enemies will be great, GI JOE will be dumb fun at the most. So there may be a few really good movies but I doubt it, I think Up and Public Enemies are the real shoe ins to be great. Man I just went on a long rant.

Feb 1 - 11:30 AM

inactive user

Jared King

Well, "Ratatouille" came in 2007. And I liked "Pirates 3" to be honest, I hated "Spider-Man 3", I don't think I've had such feelings of hatred since "Batman & Robin". I have no idea why I bothered to watch the undeniabley horrible "Evan Almighty". For the most part yeah, 2007 sucked. The only bad special effect in "Transformers" is that Megan Fox is allegedly a High School Student. Instead she looks like a stripper. But I liked "Ratatouille", "Pirates 3", and "Transformers", so it wasn't a total waste.

I don't know about "Public Enemies", I'll have to look into that. I'm a little worried that "Star Trek" will be too much of a CW misubderstood teens type thing, but maybe the advertisement's are misleading. I'd see "X-Men Orgins: Wolerine", "Transformers 2", "Star Trek", "Up", "Terminator Slavation", "Harry Potter 6", and "Bruno". It can easily be better than 2007.

Feb 1 - 05:07 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Yeah Ratatouille was awesome but I thought Pirates 3 made no sense. Public Enemies is the Michael Mann movie about John Dillinger and its with Johhny Depp & Christian Bale. So I actually think this Summer is going to be as good, I think there will be one or two actual great movies this summer plus some fun ones. Also I still cant decide whether Harold Raimis's Year One and Land of the Lost, I am just not sure yet. I just love how much sci fi there is next summer- Star Trek, T4, Transformers, and you can call GI Joe sci fi I think.

Feb 1 - 05:56 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I'm sold on "Public Enemies". Just forget "Land of the Lost", JUST forget it. It never happened, it never will.I think Harold Ramis has been out of the game too long, but it might be okay.

Feb 1 - 08:29 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Also I think Rose Byrne would be an awesome Lara Croft, she is hot and can act!

Jan 30 - 10:26 PM

Mike_Nelson82

Brett Kochenower

They should just combine all these stories into one movie. I would love to see Samson on the A-team. Maybe the A-Team could fight Ghost Rider, and destroy the pain that he is.

Jan 30 - 11:13 PM

Trufire

Josh Hines

A Tomb Raider sequel holds promise. I could see it doing well with the right type of script and acting.

He-Man....Oh man what to say. The toys were all well and good and heck, even a kids show in the 80's is alright! But if you are going to try to make it into a serious flick, you simple can't have the name "He-Man" and be taken seriously. The first movie was complete fodder for Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and it pains me to see that it never got the riff it deserved! (Mike, if you read this, PLEASE riff it so that I may get it on rifftrax.com!) Nuff said about that movie that will be laughable at best.

A Ghost Rider 2? Eh. I don't think it could get any worse than the first one (which while by no means good) wasn't terrible. I enjoyed it for the time that I watched it but I wouldn't buy it. Just another popcorn flick to pass the time. I'd see it, but only if I can for free. :)

Jan 30 - 11:25 PM

greg_dean_schmitz

Greg Dean Schmitz

Ah, yes, and Warner Bros is also the studio that recently shuttled off the Shazam/Captain Marvel movie project. I was actually thinking of mentioning that in my piece, but... I forgot. : )

Glad you enjoy my zingers !

Jan 31 - 01:07 AM

Kai Sacco

Kai Sacco

Rebooting 'Tomb Raider', which isn't even 7 years old yet, is a bad idea.

If they are actually going to do it, I suggest casting Kate Beckinsale as Lara Croft.

Jan 31 - 06:01 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

You guys need to stop hitting the sauce, man. There's one perfect casting choice for Lara Croft and that is Rhona Mitra. Nuff said.

Jan 31 - 06:53 AM

-apocolyptic-

chris armit

Yeah I agree. She was the most recognizable Lara Croft model, maybe not the first but the one I remember best.
She would be almost perfect for it.
Kate Beckinsale probably be my second choice.
I have a third but don't remember who it is.
But they better make it alot closer to the game than they have.
Maybe use one of the plots from the game(just not Angel of Darkness), and all could be good.

Jan 31 - 09:17 AM

collex

Alex D.B.

I don't know who I want for Lara Croft, but I know who I DON'T want: Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox. Both are not that hot. And Lara Croft is the ultimate male fantasy. So get me somebody really really hot, dammit! (Megan Fox? Sure, she is sexy, for the first 15 minutes. After that? Another plain face with a hot body)

For Tintin, I higly doubt Red Rackam's Treasure will be the next movie. I think instead that the first movie will be the Secret of the Unicorn/Red Rackam Treasure story arc (I don't think you have enough for 90-120 minute movie in Secret of the Unicorn alone). Peter Jackson's movie? I'm betting the Aztec storyline (don,t know the books' names n English, sorry) or even the "Island" one, with the big gorilla. Or maybe one with Rastapopoulos (Tintin arch-nemesis, voiced by Robert DeNiro please!!!)

Jan 31 - 08:30 AM

Whipwrek

M B

Megan Fox is sex on legs. Dude, seriously?

Jan 31 - 08:55 AM

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