Weekly Ketchup

The Weekly Ketchup: Caine's Batman Fears; Terminator 4 Title; PG-13 Hitman?

Also: Justice League of America storyline, and Warner Bros. president likes women after all.

by | October 12, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, Michael Caine lauds Heath Ledger‘s performance (as well as that of his dwarves) in The Dark Knight, the next Terminator film gets its title, and rumors that the video game adaptation Hitman may be undergoing the family-friendly makeover by Fox. Also, the Justice League of America plot is released, and Warner Bros. issues a quick denial regarding their alleged “no more female-led movies” decree.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Joker’s Dwarves Scare Michael Caine in The Dark Knight

Michael Caine has been touting the performance of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, guaranteeing he will terrify audiences with his all new Joker. The acting knight described a major Joker scene as just such an example.

Terminator 4 Gets a Shiny New Title

Apparently, those recent reports about Halcyon fast-tracking Terminator 4 were right on the money.

20th Century Fox Butchering Hitman?

A few weeks back, we discussed the news that 20th Century Fox had pushed back Hitman‘s release date, from October 17th to November 21st. Now, according to a report from Twitch, we might know what prompted the change.

Justice League of America Plot Confirmed!

We still don’t know who will be starring in it, but the storyline for George Miller’s Justice League of America movie has been revealed.

Warner Bros. Responds to “No More Female Films” Rumors

It seems that reports of Warner Bros. president of production Jeff Robinov’s misogyny were greatly exaggerated.


He’ll be putting away that gun soon.

In Other News:

  • Kelly Bowe has been hired to adapt Jill Smolinski’s sophomore novel The Next Thing on My List for Wendy Finerman Productions and New Line.
  • Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to I Am a Man, a novel currently in the works by Hampton Sides, about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Matthew Broderick and Sanaa Lathan will star the in the indie drama Wonderful World, with Matthew Leutwyler and Miranda Bailey producing.
  • Warner Bros. is developing a big screen version of Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star and George Clooney a possible director.
  • Daniel Waters has been hired to adapt Lindsay Moran’s memoir Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy for Paramount Vantage.
  • Warner Independent has acquired An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, a novel by Brock Clarke, for John Wells Productions to produce.
  • Tobe Hooper will direct the feature adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel From a Buick 8, from a script adapted by Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar.
  • Will Smith will star in Empire, a drama that Michael Mann will direct for Columbia Pictures.
  • Carice van Houten will star in Warner Bros.’ Body of Lies with Leonardo DiCaprio and Universal’s Repossession Mambo with Jude Law.
  • Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to The Tourist, an upcoming book by Olen Steinhauer, for George Clooney and Grant Heslov to produce via their Smoke House production company.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker will star in The Late Bloomer’s Revolution, based on the Amy Cohen book for HBO Films, with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino making her feature directing debut.
  • Finally, RT would like to remember Little Shop of Horrors writer Charles B. Griffith, who passed away last week at age 77.


R.I.P. Mr. Griffith.

Tag Cloud

Nickelodeon ABC Family psycho Amazon Prime ghosts hispanic First Look spy thriller sequel TCA 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Sundance Now toy story Pet Sematary cats 45 TV Writers Guild of America Marathons Action RT21 FOX Crackle Black Mirror Apple LGBT Disney Tomatazos Winners Election what to watch Schedule Pixar talk show true crime TNT El Rey AMC Mary Tyler Moore Stephen King mockumentary period drama 007 Family singing competition Teen CW Seed Nat Geo Box Office ABC Rocky Walt Disney Pictures elevated horror Photos Music political drama Syfy VH1 OWN video crime thriller Ovation NYCC PaleyFest dragons Spring TV award winner Toys harry potter comic Biopics DC streaming service streaming PBS Lifetime YouTube Premium Drama Premiere Dates CMT Disney streaming service biography BET Logo south america Fall TV ratings Opinion diversity discovery ITV Cosplay Disney Channel Television Academy crime drama doctor who Rock cars mutant ESPN Winter TV comiccon series sports Red Carpet latino adaptation Anna Paquin Comedy Central zombies Elton John game show hist CBS Bravo Grammys TBS Universal Amazon 21st Century Fox DGA Summer Quiz Tarantino Food Network Emmy Nominations book Chernobyl Pop CBS All Access space The Arrangement Captain marvel X-Men Country casting cults Cannes unscripted Women's History Month Superheroes Epix Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt revenge natural history Podcast transformers Showtime SDCC television medical drama animated spanish language 2018 American Society of Cinematographers Lucasfilm cops Creative Arts Emmys Tumblr FXX Martial Arts The Witch Mary poppins Lionsgate Kids & Family Ellie Kemper politics 24 frames theme song Paramount Network travel Sci-Fi 20th Century Fox jamie lee curtis GIFs Watching Series Star Trek police drama USA strong female leads Fox News LGBTQ BBC Trivia Polls and Games war green book Rocketman richard e. Grant Film Festival Dark Horse Comics dramedy science fiction anime crossover New York Comic Con thriller Starz Thanksgiving DirecTV SundanceTV zero dark thirty 2015 nature Trophy Talk game of thrones TLC Binge Guide TCA Valentine's Day 2017 Cartoon Network dc disaster Rom-Com Brie Larson Superheroe Sony Pictures spain Year in Review docudrama Best and Worst Spike binge movies tv talk Hulu First Reviews Masterpiece IFC Films Western Peacock HBO Animation Netflix witnail foreign Film Mudbound kids Awards social media Amazon Prime Video dceu 2019 YouTube Red Character Guide Esquire TIFF DC Universe Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Marvel Calendar Comics on TV Awards Tour TV Land 2016 Emmys TCM Star Wars Super Bowl serial killer Sundance Heroines teaser adventure Spectrum Originals Interview Pirates Sneak Peek Holidays Mystery National Geographic The CW Acorn TV Arrowverse cinemax spider-man E! Extras spinoff Trailer Christmas Mary Poppins Returns FX cooking facebook Comedy Video Games NBC boxoffice justice league quibi Certified Fresh WGN 71st Emmy Awards Columbia Pictures finale Song of Ice and Fire children's TV Reality Competition A&E Britbox Reality Mindy Kaling Paramount technology E3 psychological thriller zombie blaxploitation aliens DC Comics historical drama YA President Vudu SXSW robots supernatural Adult Swim See It Skip It HBO Max Comic Book Oscars USA Network APB GLAAD RT History Shudder Freeform Horror Warner Bros. CNN festivals Nominations Musicals VICE stand-up comedy Set visit History sitcom miniseries Fantasy vampires Musical Shondaland Infographic romance Pride Month Ghostbusters IFC TruTV GoT BBC America MCU WarnerMedia Countdown anthology MSNBC MTV crime composers golden globes based on movie