Monsters, Remakes and Robots Oh My!
The latest feature to be added to The 405 roster is 'Film Talk'. This is the place to be to get your weekly dose of film fun and is presented to you by Krystal Sim. Krystal joined the Editorial team a few weeks ago as The 405's 'Head of Film' and will be transforming the film side of the site. We welcome you to the first ever 'Film Talk' and Krystal to the team! Angelina Jolie has signed up for the sequel to Timur Bekmambetovâs (Night Shift, Dayshift) high octane no-bra... (continued)
The latest feature to be added to The 405 roster is 'Film Talk'. This is the place to be to get your weekly dose of film fun and is presented to you by Krystal Sim. Krystal joined the Editorial team a few weeks ago as The 405's 'Head of Film' and will be transforming the film side of the site. We welcome you to the first ever 'Film Talk' and Krystal to the team! Angelina Jolie has signed up for the sequel to Timur Bekmambetovâs (Night Shift, Dayshift) high octane no-brainer Wanted. The follow up to the 2008 shoot 'em up, based (loosely) on the graphic novel by Mark Millar, is currently in development and James McAvoy is also tipped to return to the role of office drone turned bullet-bending assassin Wesley Gibson. Classic monster movies are on the up. Benicio Del Toro is due to scare the bejesus out of cinema goers everywhere when The Wolfman hits our screens in November, and sources have put Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson in the frame for the dream casting of recently-announced Bride of Frankenstein remake. (We do not mention the Sting/Jennifer Beals remake from 1985 â that never happened.) Hot on their heels comes the Invisible Man, written by Blade and Dark Knight scribe David S. Goyer, who promises a âsteam punkâ reimagining of the story picking up months after the H.G. Wells story left off. Speaking of remakes, the seemingly endless stream of green lit reboots continues with childhood favourites the Neverending Story and Teen Wolf. True to its name, the Neverending Story is set to return, no doubt to the squealing objections of 80s kids everywhere, once writers can be found for the project. Producer Frank Marshall hopes the new film will incorporate more of Michael Endeâs original novel. In teen lycanthrope news, Warner Brothers is also looking for writers for the remake of Teen Wolf. The studio bought the rights to the 1985 Michael J. Fox Back to the Future cash-in five or six years ago. Sadly only one question remains: is Zac Efron available? Prove me wrong WB, prove me wrong. And what fresh hell is this? Shia LaBeouf proved the bearer of bad news last week when he casually slipped into a conversation with BBC Entertainment that Steven Spielberg was working on Indiana Jones 5. The Transformers actor said that Spielberg had âcracked the storyâ for the next installment of the Indiana Jones series. Given Crystal Skullâs massive $786m takings, a sequel certainly looks like a bankable move. However the lukewarm reaction to Dr Henry Jones Jnrâs return means that Indy 5 is going to have a lot of work on its hands reviving goodwill for the franchise. In his latest feud with Paramount, director Michael Bay described the studioâs Stateside print campaign to promote Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen an âabject failureâ. The comments emerged from an email between Bay and Paramount, leaked to gossip site TMZ. In the email Bay complained bitterly that he had not seen the buzz for an âevent movieâ that he had expected. I suppose the massive posters and promos complete with close up shots of Megan Foxâs fun zone havenât made a dent on the publicâs imagination. In completely related news, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is currently number 1 in the UK box office charts, taking Â£8.35m in its first three days, just shy of Dark Knightâs debut weekend takings of Â£8.6m. Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is currently ruling himself out of a third Batman movie, according to reports. Batman fansite Batman on Film suggested that Nolan, who is at present working on big budget flick Inception, didnât want to continue as director of the successfully rebooted franchise. According to the site, sources close to Nolan claimed that he was still reeling from the death of Joker actor Heath Ledger last year. Other sites have said that the move is nothing more than a negotiating tactic from Nolan, angling for more cash on the back of the success of Dark Knight. Whatever reason, the pressure of following the Empire Strikes Back of the series must be weighing heavily on the British director.