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The Weekly Ketchup: New Bond Title, Golden Brad Bird, Del Toro To Direct Hobbits

Also: Another role for Shia, new pic of Will Smith as Hancock.

by | February 1, 2008 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, Bond 22 has a flashy new title, Brad Bird gets his just desserts for directing the highest rated film of 2007, and Shia LaBeouf is set to star as the last man on Earth. Also, Guillermo Del Toro is the number one choice to direct the Hobbit films, and we get a peek of Will Smith in his upcoming superhero movie.

This Week’s Top News:

Bond 22 No More: New 007 Movie Gets a Title

It’s going to take a little getting used to, what with months of referring to it simply as Bond 22 and all, but the next 007 caper has an official title.

Brad Bird Gets a Golden Tomato
It’s no secret that Ratatouille has been hailed by critics and movie-goers alike as one of the top movies of 2007. Writer/director Brad Bird, who took on the same duties for The Incredibles, tackled the familiar, yet ever-daunting task of trying to continue Pixar’s seemingly infallible Certified Fresh winning streak.

Is Shia LaBeouf The Last Man?
Those of you who had “Shia LaBeouf walking around a post-plague landscape with a monkey” on the list of things you wanted to see before you died may soon have your dreams come true.

Guillermo Del Toro in Talks to Direct Back-to-Back Hobbit Films
After the past few weeks’ spate of bad news (and weather), have we got some silver lining for you: our preciousss is in motion to return to the big screen. Now that Peter Jackson has kissed and made up with the studios, New Line and MGM are in talks with Guillermo del Toro to direct two, simultaneously shot installments of The Hobbit!

New Pictures of Will Smith as Hancock
You’ve seen the trailer — now you can get a look at Will Smith in full-on Hancock garb, thanks to a pair of new stills released by Sony.

Craig ponders his solace.

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