Archive for the ‘Sequels and Prequels’ category

‘Indy 4’ Ends New Haven Shoot

July 9, 2007

indy4-newhaven.gifIndiana Jones 4 seems to be moving steadily along with it’s shooting and just finished in New Haven this past week. For the movie, the town was given a face-lift in a lot of places to give the appearance of 1957 New Haven/Yale. Coming Soon has got a bunch of photos that someone took while the production was in town. The shots are mostly of some of the vintage automobiles used in the movie, but you can check them out here if you’re interested.

Besides New Haven, the production also did some shooting in Essex, CT at the Essex Steam Train. This shoot was only a one day thing, but there are some nice pictures of the train station’s new look here. One fan got to watch the shooting for that day and wrote about his experience. Apparently, the train station scene will end up playing a larger part than we might think:

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Milk Can’t Stop ‘The Man of Steel’

July 7, 2007

superman.gifJust a couple of days ago, I reported that there was news of The Man of Steel being delayed by another movie, The Mayor of Castro Street, a biopic about Harvey Milk. The news came as quite a shock, especially since Bryan Singer, set to direct both films, had already said the Superman sequel would be his next project after his current one, Valkyrie.

Well, that didn’t sit right with the folks at IESB, so they decided to contact some of Singer’s people to get a confirmation. As it turns out their hunch was right. This is what their source had to say, “That’s total horse sh**, I would say the same thing if I was producing that film but don’t you realize that most of the Superman producers are working with Bryan on Valkyrie? Gil Adler and Chris Lee both are in Germany with Bryan and I can guarantee you that there is some work being done with Superman right now.”

So there you have it Superman fans, it looks like the film is still on schedule to start in early 2008. Why would the Mayor producers make such comments though? “It’s their job as producers to keep that movie on their front burner, but really, Bryan’s deal with Warner Bros. for the Superman sequel is already done and signed and that’s the priority,” say the sources.

I’ll keep you posted if anything else comes up concerning this issue.

Bay Talks Sequel As ‘Transformers’ Grosses $65.5 Mil.

July 5, 2007

mikebay.gifAfter only two and a half days, and after setting a Tuesday box office record and coming in third for the highest-grossing Wednesday, Transformers has totaled $65.5 million in earnings.  The film has been getting some bashing from the critics but fans are eating it up.  We could see some big numbers by the end of the week.

There is also this interview with Michael Bay from Entertainment Tonight.  In the interview,  Bay was asked about a sequel and this is what he had to say:

How are you sitting with the idea of directing another Transformers movie?
Let’s see how this one does. I’ve got a lot of ideas for the next one. There’s a lot of really cool, big robot stuff that I had in my head that we didn’t do. I just want to see how this works. You might not grow as much as a director [to do a sequel]. But it’s kind of like you have your baby and you don’t want someone else to take it.

I’m not sure when this interview took place, but it seems like it might have been before the movie’s release.  I would almost guarantee he’s ready to do another after seen how well the first is doing already.

The Quick News — 7/5/07

July 5, 2007
  • bradpitt.gifSources say that Brad Pitt is set to star in a remake of the 1968classic Bullitt. The original starred Steve McQueen as a San Francisco cop looking to find the person responsible for the murder of a witness he was protecting. Pitt has been attached to the project for a while, but just recently has it been green lit.
  • Film ick has gotten word, from a usually reliable source, that Michel Gondry is in talks to take over for Tim Burton as director for the upcoming Ripley’s Believe it or Not! with Jim Carrey as the lead.
  • The New Haven Register recently interviewed Producer Frank Marshall to talk about Indiana Jones 4 and his involvement. Marshall discussed the want to shoot the new sequel in the same style as the last three films: “Steven [Spielberg] is very aware of the process and we’re not cheating with CG at all. It keeps the B movie feel.”
  • Variety reports that HBO and New Line Cinema are teaming up to bring Sex and the City to the big screen. The film is looking to start production this fall, with the original [four] leads reprising their roles. I personally, don’t care.
  • I’ve updated my blog roll, so check it out. New to the list are Asymmetric’s Movie Reviews and Laser Sharks (tech info and opinions).  Let me know if you want to be added.

Super Sequel Delayed?

July 5, 2007

singer1.gifAlthough Bryan Singer is currently working on Valkyrie, he made a point of mentioning that the Superman Returns sequel, which is being called Superman: The Man of Steel, would be his next project. Now, Rotten Tomatoes is reporting some news from some of his producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. The two have Singer lined-up to direct The Mayor of Castro Street, the story of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, within the next year.

“The next Superman, that’s a ways off,” claimed Meron, with Zadan adding. “Don’t worry about it. Trust me.”

Considering that these two have been working on the project for 15 years, I doubt they have any compassion for those interested in seeing the super sequel starting on schedule.

The Real ‘Saw IV’ Plot Synopsis

July 5, 2007

jigsaw.gifA few weeks back, a plot synopsis for Saw IV hit the net.  The director of the film, , kindly informed us that the synopsis was completely false.  Well now Lionsgate has released the official plot.  If you want to read it, click to read the rest of the article.  I won’t ruin it for you if you’d rather wait and see what it’s all about.

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New ‘RE: Extinction’ Photos

July 3, 2007

jovovich.gifResident Evil is another movie franchise I haven’t bothered to even look at.  My friends all like it, and I trust them, I just haven’t found the time or the will to take a look.  Anyway, I’m sure there are plenty of fans out there waiting for the 3rd installment Resident Evil: Extinction which is due to come out September 21.  It supposedly picks up right where the last one left off and has Alice (Milla Jovovich) off in the Nevada desert somewhere.  It’s written by the same guy who wrote the other two, Paul W.S. Anderson, and is being helmed by Russell Mulcahy.

Thats about all I know about this one, but blackfilm has some new production photos that might tide you over until I find out some more about it.  Oh and if you haven’t seen the teaser trailer yet, it’s worth a look, too.