The Weekly Ketchup: "Indiana Jones" Is Back, "National Treasure 2" Gets A Name, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" To TV, And More!
Also, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" heads to the small screen (again), and we've got another trailer for "Spider-Man 3" and "Transformers" (anyone sensing a pattern here?). Read on.
This Week's Most Popular News:
"Indiana Jones" Returns...Again!
Action-adventure fans rejoice! Producer George Lucas has announced that "Indiana Jones 4" (sequel #3, if you're counting) will begin filming in 2007!
"National Treasure" Sequel Gets a Title and Release Date
We know most of the crew is returning for a sequel to "National Treasure," but what's the movie going to be called?
"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" Make the Leap to the Small Screen
Director Doug Liman and screenwriter Simon Kinberg are about to bring their "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" to network television -- only I wouldn't expect Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie to reprise their roles. (Funny but true: There was a "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" series a few years ago; it starred Scott Bakula and Maria Bello, and it went nowhere fast.)
First Official TV Spot for "Spider-Man 3"
We've all watched the "Spider-Man 3" trailer about 19 times by now, so here's something new: The very first TV spot! Hey, we'll take what we can get...
Spielberg and Bay Say Konnichi-wa, Japan with New "Transformers" Trailer!
In addition to a couple of character shots not included in the US trailer, watch the Japan-only "Transformers" teaser to see Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay hurdle over the language barrier and address their Japanese audience...in Japanese!
What are the odds of getting another "Transformers" teaser next week?
In Other News:
- THINKFilm has acquired rights to "War Dance," a documentary that will premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
- Hank Azaria will make his feature directorial debut on the comedy "Outsourced," for Columbia Pictures.
- The script of the sci-fi romance "The Time Traveller's Wife" is reportedly undergoing a rewrite, with Bruce Joel Rubin ("Deep Impact," "Ghost") undertaking the project for New Line.
- The Weinstein Company has acquired North American and U.K. rights to "I'm Not There," the biographical film about legendary singer Bob Dylan.
- Corbin Bernsen is writing, directing and producing the Christmas comedy "3 Day Test" which will begin filming in February in Kipling, Saskatchewan.
- "Heroes" star Masi Oka is in negotiations to play a supporting role in Columbia Pictures' casino-thriller "21."
- New Line Cinema has acquired Les Firestein's script for a comedic take on the "Indecent Proposal" theme, in which the rich man will proposition a married man.
- Screenwriting duo Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been hired by Columbia Pictures to write the script for the remake of the 1959 Vincent Price horror film "The Tingler."
- MTV Films has acquired "Kanan Rhodes: Unkillable Servant of Justice," which will star Rainn Wilson of "The Office," with Bob Odenkirk directing.
- Patrick Wilson ("Little Children") has joined Anne Hathaway in the cast of the supernatural thriller "Passengers," with Rodrigo Garcia directing.
- Sony Pictures Classics has acquired "Sleuth," the remake of the 1972 thriller which will star Michael Caine and Jude Law with Kenneth Branagh directing.
- Hossein Amini ("The Wings of the Dove") will write the script for "The Subtle Knife," the second part of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy for New Line Cinema.
- Nicole Kidman will star in and produce "Rabbit Hole," David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway play, for Fox Searchlight.