FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
Actor Michael Chiklis talked to MeeVee about his rocky relationship with Kerry Washington’s Alicia Masters in the Tim Story-helmed sequel. “It’s my understanding that thatÕs going to develop a lot more in the third installment,” Chiklis said. “There is some development in the second film, but apparently it goes to a different place in the third one — which they are looking at very closely, [depending on] how well this one does. And from what IÕve seen so far, the kids are going to love this movie!”
If you visit the secret site at Sector 7 and use the old password “fwiffo” you’ll find some new content and video clips, including one that has many fans buzzing (and you can judge for yourself with these screen captures at Kung Fu Rodeo) that looks a lot like a certain Dinobot causing some mayhem, plus word on a possible sighting of an Insecticon and what could have been Reflector.
Sticking in the realm of heavy metal, according to the Hollywood Reporter, producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been tasked by Warner Brothers to bring Will Magnus’ creations to celluloid life. Eric Champnella has been brought on board to write. Jack Leslie of the Donners’ Company also is producing. Geoff Johns, who was an assistant to Richard Donner before becoming one of the comic world’s renowned writers, helped develop the take and will executive produce.
You heard right — actor Tobey Maguire is quoted at Sci Fi Wire as saying that he might don the tights and play along one more time. “Well, it’s possible that we make another movie,” Maguire said. “It all depends on if there’s a story worth telling. I feel very proud of the three movies that we’ve made. I feel like the stories all deserve to be told, and, you know, if they come up with a good movie, and the whole team wants to get back together, and we feel like we can make a good movie that’s worth making, then I’m up for it.”
Kryptonsite is rumormongering that “at least one of ‘Smallville’s opening-credits cast members might not be back as a series regular for Season Seven.”
According to their official website, special effects company Rhythm + Hues will be making with the green and the gamma for the Louis Leterrier-helmed reboot.
THE DARK KNIGHT
Speaking of new behind-the-scenes reveals, Cinefex reveals that visual effects supervisor Nick Davis and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould have joined the crew for the Bat-sequel which (according to Screen East) has already started filming in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Also, special effects house Framestore CFC has noted on their website that they’re on board.
LET’S DO LUNCH
We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”
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