The Fourth INDIANA JONES Movie Has A Release Date!
Coming Attractions is reporting that the OFFICIAL release date for the next INDIANA JONES movie will be July 5th, 2005. Apparently this is a very reliable source for them, and they say they “do not have any doubts” as to it’s validity.
Director/writer Frank Darabont has officially signed to pen the script for the next Indy movie.
Here’s to hoping the other three movies are out on DVD by then.
The Fourth INDIANA JONES Movie Has A Release Date!
Theron Ready to Pull THE ITALIAN JOB
Charilize Theron is in negotiations to join Mark Wahlberg for THE ITALIAN JOB, a remake of the 1969 movie of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill.
In the new version, which takes place in L.A. and Italy, Charlie’s (Wahlberg) robber gang stages a traffic jam so that they can steal back a safe of gold that was stolen from them by a double-crossing associate. Theron would play Stella, a safecracker and driver. Stella’s also Charlie’s love interest and the daughter of his mentor.
Bowie Dusts Off ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Movie
Ziggy will soon play guitar again when Cowboy Pictures begins a national reissue of the David Bowie concert film “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.”
The film will open July 10 at New York’s Film Forum, followed by a national rollout this summer and fall.
D.A. Pennebaker (“Don’t Look Back”) captured Bowie’s final live performance as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1973, filming Bowie both on stage and backstage.
Bowie’s album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars” celebrates its 30th anniversary June 6. To mark the occasion, EMI will release an enhanced version of the album containing an additional CD with outtakes and demos.
Bowie will release a new album, “Heathen,” on June 11, the first release under a new distribution deal with Columbia Records. Additionally, the Museum of Television and Radio in both New York and Los Angeles will next month begin a three-month Bowie retrospective.
“X-Men 2” Lures Cumming to Role of Nightcrawler
While Marvel’s wall crawler “Spider-Man” continues to rack up summer grosses for Sony, Fox has added a Nightcrawler to its Marvel franchise “X-Men.”
Alan Cumming has signed to join the X-Men mutant superhero roster, playing a shadowy blue-tinted superhero with a tail whose great gift is the ability to teleport from one location to another. At the same time, “Tadpole” star Aaron Stanford has been set to play Pyro, a mutant who becomes part of the junior X-Men team. He has the ability to manipulate fire.
Once again directed by Bryan Singer, “X-Men 2” will begin production in Vancouver on June 17. Returning is the original good guy cast of Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin and Famke Janssen. Also back is Ian McKellen as the villainous Magneto.
This Will Make Bruce Very, Very Happy!
An unreleased song is the highlight of a new Beach Boys collection.
Stay calm Bruce! Stay calm!
Patrick Stewart Talks STAR TREK X And X-MEN 2
He dismisses talk that Star Trek: Nemesis will mark his farewell to the 24th Century. “There’s been a lot of gossip about this being the last Next Generation film. Those conversations are only happening in the fan community. As far as the studio is concerned, and our executive producer is concerned, and indeed as far as all of us are concerned, though we all have our own opinions and feelings, there is nothing official at all about it being the last.”
“Although,” Stewart concedes, smiling, “this would be a very appropriate way to take our leave of Star Trek. Everything about the ending of this movie has a sense of closure about it, but there is also a huge opportunity for a sequel to this movie just sitting there, should it be taken up. And my feeling is that with Paramount it will totally be a matter of profits. If this film does really well, there will be another one. And that will continue, so long as they do well. The first time one does badly then, `Clang!’ We shall be put out to graze.”
Not that the passing of Jean-Luc Picard weighs too heavily on Stewart. With X-Men 2 looming, he’s in the enviable position of juggling two blockbusting fantasy franchises. “The script for X-Men 2 is very different in tone from the first one, which in any case I always felt was just an extended trailer. It was sort of `This is who the X-Men are, this is the kind of thing that they do, and that’s all we can tell you for now.’ It was an establishing movie.”
No More After GOLDMEMBER
Mindy Sterling, who plays Frau Farbissina, says in a sad tone, “I’m told this is the last Austin film, but I certainly hope there’s a four, five, six and seven. These movies are so much fun and I think we need to laugh these days.”
Sterling divulges, MINOR SPOILER ALERT, “The most hilarious new character is Goldmember who is one of Dr. Evil’s entourage. He’s a big bad guy.”
Contrary to rumors, he isn’t gold-plated. “It was definitely a huge makeup job for Mike Myers to play him. Let me just say that he dresses in gold and he’s really tan.” Many of her scenes are with Caine, who plays Austin’s swinging pop. “He gets kidnapped by Dr. Evil. It’s about Austin getting him back,” she says, adding that the babes are in for double the trouble. “Austin’s dad is also a babe magnet. Frau is actually turned on by him. I cannot say how far she goes or if it becomes a love triangle with Dr. Evil.”
Our bet is on Dr. Evil. “I love that bald, sexy look,” she says. Sterling admits that her toughest scenes were making love to Evil. “Mike Myers just looks at me in his evil, sexy way and I want to laugh until I cry, but I can’t cry or my makeup will run. It’s a horrible dilemma.”
Another UNDERCOVER BROTHER
The movie doesn’t hit theaters until Friday, but according to columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith plans are already in the works at Universal for a sequel to Eddie Griffin’s “Undercover Brother”.
Usually, says Griffin, “a studio will say, ‘If the picture does such and such, and performs in such and such a way, we’ll make a follow-up.’ But producer Brian Grazer has already talked to me about a sequel, and I’ve said, ‘Hell, yes!’ ” He says his role, spun off from the satirical series about a top operative working at a secret organization, “is one of the funniest characters I’ve ever played.”
Griffin expects to make the sequel next year and adds that he would want John Ridley back to write the script. “His sensibility is a monster on the first ‘Undercover’ movie.”
Mildred Wirt Benson, journalist and original author of Nancy Drew, the popular children’s mystery series about a young sleuth which captivated a generation of young girls, died Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio. She was 96.
Oscar-nominated actor James Woods has signed on to play former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in “Rudy!”, a two-hour cable movie to air later this year on USA Network about his tenure in office, climaxing with the September 11 terrorist attacks.