Haven't done this in awhile. Been rather bizzy. But there are some extremely interesting stuff to chew on.
Aliens vs Predator. BIGGEST news. I've been awaiting this flick to be a done deal, as many other geeky fans of the Alien and Predator franchises. Word is that filming begins this October in Prague. However the very, very SCARY director, Paul Anderson (Event Horizon, Resident Evil) is at the helm. I say "SCARY" in that Mister Anderson (hehehe), has a tendency to make some visually striking movies that are also VERY BORING (as in, he made zombies BORING). Here's the jest of the cast:
"Casting agents are seeking seven major human characters (NONE from the previous films in either franchise are returning), including a gorgeous female environmental researcher, her hunky Egyptologist ex-beau, a gruff Han Solo-esque American archeologist, the billionaire industrialist financier who hides his terminal disease, the English-accented Afro-Caribbean team leader, a muscle bound beefheaded Texan, and a geeky but smart scientist. Interestingly with the exception of the female lead, the other six roles are to be filled by European actors"
BATMAN: "Quote from The Daily Show recently - Guy Pearce: 'Chris Nolan seems to think I'd make a good Batman', Jon Stewart: 'When did you turn that down?', Guy Pearce: 'I haven't yet".
X3: "X2 executive Producer Tom DeSanto recently spoke with Cinescape about what other mutants we might see if a third film goes ahead: 'Angel - The funny thing about Angel is that he was in several versions of the original X-Men script until very, very late in the game...He was also in quite a few drafts of X-Men 2 and it was ultimately decided that, again, story time was better spent developing other characters like Nightcrawler. So hopefully we'll see him in X-Men 3, but it ultimately comes down to serving the story. Beast - Beast is probably the number one contender who's made it the farthest along in X-Men and X-Men 2. Sentinels - For a while, the Sentinels were in some of the thought processes behind the second movie, but again, it's trying to keep it real and do it right. If they're done, I think they should be in all their 30-foot-tall glory and not walking around human size'"
That's it for now, folks!