Movie File: ‘Revenge Of The Sith,’ 50 Cent, Chris Rock, Chris Tucker & More

Details revealed about extras in 'Sith' DVD.

When “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” hits movie screens this month, fans will finally have the opportunity to comprehend the saga of Anakin Skywalker in its entirety. Series mastermind George Lucas said he hopes future generations will watch the prequels and sequels in numerical order, but reports that for now fans will have to continue to purchase each DVD individually if they want the complete set. “At some point,” is all Lucas would offer about plans to release a six-DVD box set of the “Star Wars” series. “I am not sure when. First ['Revenge of the Sith'] will probably come out around Christmastime. Then, later on, there will be a six-pack.” Before you get ready to storm the gates of Skywalker Ranch, however, you may find your dark side’s rage diminishing as you hear about some of the “Sith” disc’s bonus features. “There are five or six deleted scenes; they will all be on the DVD,” said Rick McCallum, producer of the prequels. “They were great scenes, but they just had nothing to do with getting straight and cutting to the chase of the story. They were more plot-orientated and more setting up of Coruscant, more setting up of the war and kind of understanding where all the politics were.” …

Filming is under way for the upcoming 50 Cent movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” and his co-stars report that they’re amazed by the acting talents of the tough-talking rapper. Actress Joy Bryant said she was already a fan of his music. “Well, he’s going to be my baby-daddy, so I better be,” she laughed. Discussing the plot of the film, directed by Oscar-winner Jim Sheridan, Bryant said, “It’s a fictionalized account of his life. I think he’s going to rise to the occasion. It’s going to be a great film.” Co-star Terrence Howard, meanwhile, insisted the time has come to realize that rappers can act. “50 Cent — his work ethic is unmatched, unmatched. His willingness to approach a character is really mind-blowing.” …

Chris Rock‘s a busy guy these days, with both “Madagascar” and “The Longest Yard” arriving in theaters this month. “Two movies,” the comedian laughed, “I got to rest.” Rock said he’s putting movies on hold for a while and will instead get back in touch with his stand-up roots. “I may do some club dates this summer. I will be doing some dates in Europe and Australia and stuff like that, some overseas stuff. I won’t be playing the States this year.” …

We could tell you that Chris Tucker is finally returning to the big screen, but you likely might not understand the words coming out of our mouths. Yes, the former A-list comedian, who has been living in self-imposed exile from Hollywood for a near half-decade, is in negotiations to sign a two-film, $40 million contract with New Line Cinema. The deal would put the pedal to the metal on a third “Rush Hour” film, activating a near-$20 million payday for co-star Jackie Chan, as well as $7.5 million for franchise director Brett Ratner. The successful film series, which has mismatched Tucker and Chan first in Los Angeles and then Hong Kong, transformed the bug-eyed comedian from a “Jackie Brown” and “Friday” scene-stealer into one of the highest-paid actors in the business. Despite the fact that he hasn’t made a non-”Rush Hour” film since 1998, the enigmatic Tucker will get top dollar thanks to a deal he made long ago that ensured his salary for the film. While the plot of the third “Rush Hour” is not yet known, the action comedy is expected to shoot in Los Angeles and Paris beginning this fall and will serve as the tent pole release for New Line’s summer of 2006. The film’s production would likely place several other proposed films on the backburner, including Ratner’s “Creature From the Black Lagoon” remake and Tucker’s sequel to the 1997 Ratner-directed comedy “Money Talks.” …

Paramount has set an October release date for Queen Latifah‘s next film, a dark comedy called “The Last Holiday.” The movie, which will probably be the only time you’ll ever see LL Cool J and Gerard Depardieu anywhere near each other, tells the story of a terminally ill woman who hopes to find some inspiration from a European vacation. Following on the heels of “Holiday,” which is directed by critically acclaimed “Smoke” director Wayne Wang, Latifah will shoot “Stranger Than Fiction” alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Will Farrell. …

“Fever Pitch” might not have turned out to be the blockbuster that the studio had hoped for, but that isn’t stopping Hollywood from snatching up more Nick Hornby novels for Americanization. Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to “A Long Way Down,” a darkly comic story from the British author (whose novels eventually became “Pitch,” “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy”). The film will be produced by Johnny Depp through his production company Infinitum Nihil, but the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star isn’t commenting on whether he will act in the film. “Long Way” follows four desperate people who form a bond on New Year’s Eve as they share in the similar struggles of their lives. Hornby’s book hit U.K. shelves at the beginning of the month and will be released Stateside in June. “This book is brimming with some of the finest writing and some of the most outstanding characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading,” Depp said in a statement. “The cinematic possibilities are extraordinary. I am thrilled to be involved with such a masterful work.” Depp is also working with Warner Bros. on an adaptation of the acclaimed novel “Shantaram,” for which he does plan to appear in front of the cameras. …

Public nuisances or misunderstood artists? Decide for yourself as you watch the eye-popping new trailer for the graffiti film “Bomb the System,” which you won’t find anywhere but our Trailer Park. Directed by newcomer Adam Bhala Lough, the movie follows some rebellious taggers who declare war on both the police and fellow spray-can-wielders, as well as unblemished walls everywhere. “There’s no time for second thoughts,” says the film’s main character, and it will no doubt be interesting to observe the initial “System” thoughts of real-life taggers, who often view a movie’s billboards as one giant canvas just begging for expression. …