Weekly Ketchup: "Crocodile Hunter" Remembered; "A-Team" Rumors; Uwe Boll's New Calling!
Also, the title of the next "Pirates" movie has been confirmed, pictures from the next "Harry Potter" movie have been making the rounds, and to the delight of moviegoers everywhere, Uwe Boll may have found a new hobby to distract him from making movies (if only German tax loopholes could be found for taking on movie critics in the boxing ring). Read on for more!
This Week's Most Popular News:
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin Dead at 44
Activist, conservationist and animal-lover Steve Irwin was killed over the weekend when he was stung in the chest by a stingray. The 44-year-old leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Bruce Willis in "The A-Team"?
TV producer Stephen J. Cannell has been trying to get an "A-Team" movie off the ground for a little while now, and here comes word that he wants Bruce Willis to play the leader of the team...
"Pirates 3" Title Confirmed
There was some speculation that Disney might go in another direction, but it looks like "Pirates 3" will definitely arrive with its screenwriters' choice of titles: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End." (No apostrophe.)
More Pics from the Set of "Harry Potter 5"
I know how much you guys love that Harry Potter kid, which is why we keep sharing all these on-set photos with you ... even when the snapshots aren't all that fascinating! Click on through for the next batch of pictures from the production of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
Uwe Boll Creams Critic in Match; "BloodRayne" Still At 5%
Notorious German director Uwe Boll has taken on his first critic in the boxing ring, as promised ? and you can view the video online!
In Other News:
Loves it when a plan comes together?
- Brendan Fraser is signed to reprise role in the third installment of "The Mummy," set to begin shooting early next year. There is no confirmation, however, that co-stars Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo, and Oded Fehr have also signed on.
- Dennis Quaid, Rachel Weisz, and Thomas Haden Church will star in "Smart People," about a professor (Quaid) who turns into a recluse after his wife's death, until he falls for a former student.
- Strike Entertainment, the production company behind "Slither" and the "Dawn of the Dead" remake, is combing Hollywood for a writer (or writers) to tackle a theatrical prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter sci-fi classic "The Thing."
- Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman will star in "The Bucket List," to be directed by Rob Reiner. They will play two cancer patients who escape a cancer ward in order to make one last road trip before they die.
- National Geographic Films, which distributed last year's documentary "March of the Penguins," has reached an agreement to distribute "God Grew Tired of Us," the documentary about Sudanese refugees which won this year's Sundance Festival grand jury prize. It is expected to reach North American theaters in early 2007.
- Warner Bros. Pictures and Bryan Singer are set to produce "Trick or Treat", a new horror film from "X2" and "Superman Returns" co-writer Michael Dougherty. Dougherty will direct the film which has been described as "'Pulp Fiction' on Halloween night."
- Meg Ryan has replaced Annette Bening in the mystery-thriller "Homeland Security." George Gallo is serving as writer-director and Antonio Banderas will co-star.
- David Strathairn will star in "Hereafter," about a clothing designer who is separated from his family after the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Filming will begin on location next year.
- MGM Studios announced it's developing a raft of direct to video and TV sequels. Amongst the titles are "Legally Blonde 3", "The Cutting Edge 3", "Into the Blue 2", "War Games 2" and "Species 4." (How could I have missed "Species 3?")