The Weekly Ketchup: Possible New "Terminator," "AVP 2" Update, "Iron Man" Tidbits, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, another European has surfaced as a possibile star for the third "Terminator" sequel, "Alien vs. Predator 2" gets a 'horrific' makeover, and we get an inside look at "Iron Man."

Also, an update about the "X-Men" spinoff films, and some "Dark Knight" IMAX action. Read on.

This Week's Most Popular News:

Schwarzenegger vs. Schenkenberg in "Terminator 4"?

Ladies and gentlemen, do we have a new "Terminator"?

"Alien vs. Predator 2" is a "Horror Movie"

It's been a while since we've done anything on "Alien vs. Predator 2," so let's talk about that one for a few minutes.

Lots of New "Iron Man" Stuff!

Entertainment Tonight hit the "Iron Man" set and came back with some video footage, plus we found another spy pic from the scene.

Update on the "X-Men" Spinoffs

Wondering what's up with the "Wolverine" and "Magneto" movies? So were the guys at the "X-Men" Films blog, so they got in touch with producer Tom Rothman...

Four 'Dark Knight' Sequences to Be Shot in IMAX

As if you needed one more reason to go see the "Batman Begins" sequel: Four of the scenes, including the introduction of The Joker, will be shot in the IMAX format.

More teasers on the way.

In Other News:
  • Helen Mirren will star in the drama "Gaza," about a Jewish woman in the strife-torn Gaza Strip.
  • Chris and Paul Weitz are planning to adapt Michael Moorcock's fantasy saga "Elric" into a possible feature film series.
  • Darnell Martin will direct the period drama "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG's film division.
  • Dennis Iliadis will direct "The Last House on the Left," a remake of Wes Craven's first film, with Craven serving as producer.
  • Dane Cook is in talks to star in the comedy "Bachelor No. 2," with Howard Deutch in talks to direct for Lionsgate.
  • Random House pictures and Rogue Films has acquired Scott Sigler's thriller novel "Infested" for a feature film adaptation.
  • Miramax Films has signed the team behind "Half Nelson" to adapt the Marisha Pessl novel "Special Topics in Calamity Physics" into a feature film. Ryan Fleck will serve as director with Anna Boden producing.

More projects for this guy.


Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

That's sweet that Deschanel has joined the cast of Shyamalan's new film.

Jun 2 - 12:40 PM


Jane Holt

I thought we were finished with the Terminator franchise. Arnold Schwarzenegger is done, so that means the series is done. Seriously, they need to let it go.

I doesn't matter whether or not Alien vs. Predator 2 is a horror film, what matters is if it has a good story and tension. Alien and Aliens was a horror film and an action film, respectively, and both were fantastic. If Andrew Li thinks that changing the genre of the sequel is going to rectify all of the problems with its predecessor, then he is in for a rude awakening.

What can I say about Iron Man? It's looking good, and I'm excited.

The Wolverine spinoff might be a good idea. After all, he was the main protagonist in all three of the X-Men films, and as a result the other characters seemed stuffed in with no real significance, so a film that just focuses on him might be a good way to clear away all the superfluous nonsense that plagued the third installment. I'm not sure about the Magneto spinoff, though. Does he really need an origin story, and more importantly, do most people even care?

I trust the judgement of Chris Nolan. He took a lot of creative risks in Batman Begins, and most of them paid off beautifully. If he believes that shooting these scenes in the IMAX format is the best way to view them, then I'll trust him. The Dark Knight seems to be going in the right direction, anyway, so 2008 can't get here soon enough.

Jun 4 - 08:22 AM

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