Dark Crystal and Die Hard Get Sequels and What's Up With That Creepy Ad, Dude?
I know! There’s a creepy dead dude staring at you on the home page. Go ahead and throw things at me. I expect a lot of “I know you gotta pay the bills, but … ” comments and emails today. The explanation is in that ellipsis. Tips for the squeamish: It’s only on the home page and takes a few seconds to load, so you can find your desired post and click on it before the creepy dead guys come out and stare at you. (Also, tunnel vision is helpful.) Tips for the non-squeamish: You can actually change the circle of hell. There are nine to choose from. I like treachery. Now go buy the video game!
Nov. 18, 2011. Breaking Dawn. Twihards and creepy old dudes who like to loiter around theaters around the time Twilight movies are released: Mark your calendars. (Deadline)
Peter and Michael Spierig are now attached to direct the unnecessary Dark Crystal sequel. And it will unnecessarily be in 3D. Here’s the logline for the sequel:
Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.
For those of you who like to know all the minutia of the Marvel Universe, Jon Favreau revealed that Howard Stark — Tony Stark’s father (Iron Man) — will be making an appearance in Captain America.. He likely will not, however, be played by John Slattery. (MTV)
Skip Woods, the writer partially responsible for Hitman and Swordfish, as well as the script for the upcoming A-Team movie, is in talks to write Die Hard 5, which means that there will probably be a Die Hard 5. Dammit. (THR)
For those following the ups and downs of X-Men: The First Class, Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) is now officially the director, replacing Bryan Singer. A release date has been set for June 2011.
Edgar Wright would like you all to know that, despite an isolated report to the contrary, everything is going superbly with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the three days of reshoots are perfectly normal. (Slashfilm)
If you’re into the machinations of the currently dead/stalled Bourne 4, the Playlist reckons that Brian Koppelman and David Levien would have written it had it come to fruition. (The Playlist)