May 4, 2012
Weekly Ketchup: Tom Cruise Signed to Van Helsing Reboot
This week's Ketchup covered a week almost entirely comprised of reboots of old familiar concepts. Included in the mix are titles like The Jungle Book (this time in live action), Little Shop of Horrors (a third time), The Dukes of Hazzard (maybe), Tarzan (this time in 3D), and Van Helsing (yes, really). All that, and there's an animated sequel for The Wizard of Oz, too.
July 7, 2008
RT on DVD: Dark Knight, Mummy 3 Sneak Peeks
This week, we dispense with the news and cut to the chase to bring you two huge new gift sets timed perfectly for this summer's Bat-mania. What will earn you more geek cred: whipping out the Batman flash drive or watching the Dark Knight prologue in high definition, awash in the glory of Blu-ray?
April 18, 2007
Kate Beckinsale as "Barbarella"?
This word arrives by way of a British gossip column, so you know what to do with it, but here's the dirt: Kate Beckinsale is apparently being considered for the lead role in Dino De Laurentiis' "Barbarella" remake. And you won't hear any complaints from me.
December 6, 2005
Sommers Collides (again) with "Worlds"
He was on the job once before, left for a better gig, quit that one, and then returned. Filmmaker Stephen Sommers is back on the case to write and direct a remake of "When Worlds Collide" for Paramount Pictures and producer Steven Spielberg.
April 11, 2005
Stephen Sommers to Help "Worlds Collide"
Variety reports that filmmaker Stephen Sommers ("The Mummy," "Van Helsing") has been signed by Paramount to write and direct a remake of "When Worlds Collide." The 1951 science-fiction film was directed by Rudolph Maté and based upon the novel by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie, and details what happens when "scientists discover that another planet is veering dangerously close to Earth, and they make plans for a small group of humans to leave the planet before the inevitable deadly collision."
March 30, 2005
Code Entertainment Goes "Gravedancing"
Variety brings news of the inaugural production from Code Entertainment: it's a horror flick called "The Gravedancers," and it's just about to wrap production in North Carolina. Director Mike Mendez ("The Convent," "Killers") will be behind the camera, and on the screen you'll get Dominic Purcell ("Blade: Trinity"), Josie Maran ("Van Helsing"), Marcus Thomas ("Ring of Fire") and Tcheky Karyo ("Kiss of the Dragon").
February 9, 2005
?Harry Potter? Leads Saturn Awards Noms
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" leads the 2005 Saturn Awards with nine nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writer. "Kill Bill Vol. 2" and "Spider-Man 2" follow closely with seven nominations each. "Collateral" and "House of Flying Daggers" each received four noms, while "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow," and "Van Helsing" received one each.