IRON MAN 2
Marvel's Joe Quesada tells MTV News, "I've actually seen a rough cut of the movie, and it's going to be good." He praises the work of Don Cheadle, taking the reigns as War Machine, but gets cagey about plot details. He goes onto say, "There are a lot of classic Iron Man stories, but being sort of an insider, saying anything would be tipping my hand a bit ... I'd rather just avoid it altogether and tell people that Iron Man is in great hands."
Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
MTV News also spoke with Jason Schwartzman about the film recently. He praises the books and creator Bryan Lee O'Malley:
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: Summer 2010
THE BOOK OF ELI
IESB visited the set of the film during the shooting of a sequence concerning "one of the last houses standing in this post-apocalyptic world" and its residents, George and Martha played by Michael Gambon and Frances de la Tou. "This mature woman, firing this AK-47 ... she starts cranking the gun and it was bizarre," says star Denzel Washington. IESB also spoke with Ray Stevensen and Gary Oldman. The appear in the film as Redridge and Carniegie, the principle bad guys of the film. Oldman calls the material "quite topical, quite timely...great characters, great story, a great premise. Two men with their own particular faith, their own particular obsession, it's great stuff."
Directed by the Hughes Brothers, release date: January 15th, 2010
Harold Ramis tells heeb.com (via Latino Review) "there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We'll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in 'Back to the Future' ... 'GB3' is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011." The "new young" Ghostbusters plot element has been kicking around for sometime. At one point, rumors surrounded the notion of Chris Farley and David Spade joining the ranks. Well, pretty much every young comedian that landed on Saturday Night Live was suggested as a "new young Ghostbuster." Latino Review points out Bill Murray is not signed to appear in the proposed film. Without him, any "Ghostbusters" sequel is just a pleasant thought.
Release date: 2011?
THE HOUSE IT BUILT IS TERRIFIC
So that cheesy movie with a New Year's Eve scene I teased on Monday? It's "Jaws: the Revenge." In a movie that features a shark swimming to the Bahamas craving vengeance and a woman with a psychic connection to said shark, one of the odder elements of the film is its Holiday setting. The film opens with Christmas preparations on Amity Island and its first death is somewhat soundtracked by a choir practicing for a pageant. The film then shifts southward, with Christmas still a few days away. A substantial amount of time is spent at a New Year's Eve party where it is unclear if Michael Caine is playing drunk or actually very intoxicated. If you can find it, get the version that teases an "alternate ending." It's explosively hilarious. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of "Jaws Begins."