This week we find new reason to live, Scorsese and Deniro reteam! Plus, a new Speed Racer cartoon, John Cusack announces his interest in a project, and Mamoru Oshii announces his next project.
- Deniro and Scorsese back together! Deniro will play a mafia hitman forced out of retirement in film based on novel.
- Frank Miller has announced yet another project. He is to direct Clive Owen for Raymond Chandlers novela Trouble Is My Business. This is a reteaming for Miller and Owen after the successful Sin City.
- Looks like the much ballyhooed game to film adaptation of Halo may be back on track.
- The Host will get at least one more sequel, although it appears the show will go on without the FX house that created the brilliant animated creature in the first film. If anyone has any info on this one, I'd like to hear about it.
- Don't call it a bat-cycle... "Batpod" is revealed.
- This is a fun one - here's an interview with director Michael Davis about the upcoming film Shoot 'Em Up.
- Aardman animation has announced it's new slate of projects including "a family-friendly Tarantino" style film.
- A new Speed Racer cartoon is scheduled to debut at same time as the new film.
- Next James Bond film has a director. Fear not, Daniel Craig will star as Bond.
- Mamoru Oshii's announces next project. It will be anime based on futuristic gladiator tale The Sky Crawlers. The geek in me has to laugh at the fact that the link lists the project as "toon" and not "anime".
- Here's a double shot of John Cusack. First up is an interview about the extraordinarily well received film 1408 and we also have him voicing continued interest in the upcoming (and much anticipated) Watchmen project.
- An interesting story about Clint Eastwood and the island namesake of film Letters from Iwo Jima.
- Samuel Jackson is shooting a cameo for Iron Man and some good commentary on it is here.
- Ridley Scott has been working quietly on a deluxe, remastered version of Blade Runner and we finally got a peek at it in a television commercial. Along with the DVD, it's rumored that they will release to theaters.
That's it for this week. If you think I've missed a big story, let me know.
Cole Drumb | Guest Contributor
Cole is a movie geek, currently working on his second feature.