31 August 2009 1320 Views

Fused Film News: Last Week in Review

by FusedFilm.com

The Big Stuff

A better week in the land of film news and some TV, first off, Fused Film has a new Associate Editor, Will Melton, joins the family (read More on him here). Secondly, sorry this post is a little late from us, it has been a hectic weekend and I have been ill. Anyway, as mentioned there was some juicy stories from all around ranging from casting news, to the remake station opening up again. These 3 below were our favorite from the whole week:

Todd McFarlane Updates New Spawn Film?

Todd McFarlane, via his Twitter recently announced that he is currently writing a new Spawn film. He says:

“I’ve officially begun writing the Spawn screenplay. The story has been in my head for 7 or 8 years. Will continue to update. The movie idea is neither a recap or continuation. It is a stand alone story that will be R-rated. Creepy and scary. The tone of this Spawn movie will be for an older audience. Like the film Departed.”

This movie will mark the second live-action adaptation of this highly influential Image comic. McFarlane is the creator of the Image comic character. He produced the 1997 film that starred Michael Jai White. [Read Full Article Here]

Third Batman Film to be Completely Shot in IMAX

Batman is always big news so this one made the list. So there still seems to be talk about the sequel to the Dark Knight, especially as buzz for Nolan’s Inception is beginning to build and that’s where the guys over at AICN say that Nolan and the WB are already making plans on the style of the next film.

Ain’t It Cool News has reportedly heard a rumor that Nolan and Warner Bros. are going to follow-up The Dark Knight with a third film and that it will be shot entirely in IMAX format.
[Read Full Article Here]

UFC’s Quinton Jackson to play B. A. Baracus in A-Team Movie?

Best rumor in a while. Thing is it was debunked a few days later. I actually liked the casting pick.

There has been much deliberation on who will be cast as B.A. Baracus in Joe Carnahan’s A-Team remake for the big screen. The only official casting announcements so far is Liam Neeson who will be playing John “Hannibal” Smith and The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper, who will be playing Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck. [Read Full Article Here]

Minor Stories to Read

Besides the Big 3, there was a massive amount of good minor stuff throughout the week.

Does A New Line of Jurassic Park Toys Mean Anything for Its Film Future?

I mean think about it. They are already rebooting everything else why not? Or continue where we left off. There is a lot of stories you could tell.

Hancock 2 Secures Writers for Sequel

Just a week after Peter Berg mentioned he’d like to make a sequel for Hancock, some more developments have come out and this time its 2 writers set to pen the picture for Columbia. Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to pen Hancock 2, the sequel to the Will Smith anti-hero, superhero flick, which grossed $624 million worldwide [Read Full Article Here]

Spielberg to Adapt Another Crichton Novel Called Pirate Latitudes

Just days after I wrote about how there should be some consideration on bringing back Jurassic Park there lands some news on Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton.
According to USA Today, Spielberg is currently putting together a film based on the novel Pirate Latitudes from the late author, Michael Crichton. Back in April it was annouced that Crichton had [Read Full Article Here]

Reviews from the Week

Read our thoughts on Sundance’s Big Pick – Max Mayer’s ADAM

DVD Review – Adventureland

Trailers of the Week

The long-awaited teaser for Inception showed up on Monday and we caouldn’t get more excited about this little mind bending tale from Chris Nolan which will have its fair share of viral marketing, no doubt.

A great trailer surfaced for Men Who Stare At Goats the acclaimed film from this year’s Cannes Film Festival starring George Clooney.

A Great analysis of the leaked trailer for Halloween 2 and how it tells a different tale then the one used by the studio

So that is basically it on all this week’s main news, videos, trailers, WTF moments and everything else you should be aware of from our front. As always check our site out at www.fusedfilm.com and follow us on Twitter @fusedfilm.


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