In this week’s Ketchup, casting rumors abound, involving both Star Trek XI (eleven?!) and Justice League of America, with multiple JLA plot spoilers surfacing as well. Also, sequels for two big sci-fi action epics are tentatively scheduled for Summer 2009. Read on.
This Week’s Most Popular News:
New Kirk and Scotty Chosen for Star Trek XI?
It’s been a while since we took a look at any of the casting rumors swirling around J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek XI, but we’re making up for lost time today — here’s a triple shot of Trek buzz from around the Web!
Justice League of America Spoilers!
George Miller’s Justice League of America is on Warner Bros.’ production fast track — and so, apparently, is the film’s rumor mill.
Transformers 2 Coming in Summer 2009?
Want more Transformers? According to Slashfilm, DreamWorks is making sure you get your wish — and sooner rather than later.
Terminator 4 in 2009?
Ready for Terminator 4? How about Terminator 5 and Terminator 6?
Jessica Biel Nabs Wonder Woman Role in Justice League of America?
Now that we know George Miller’s live-action Justice League of America film is on the fast track at Warner Bros., how about some casting news?
More of these coming soon.
In Other News:
- Sam Weisman will direct and produce The Miracle of St. Anthony, a year in the life of high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr.
- Russell Mulcahy will direct Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires, based on the Steven-Elliot Altman novel.
- Jennifer Aniston is set to star with Aaron Eckhart in the drama Traveling, with Brandon Camp making his directing debut.
- Kevin James will write, produce and star in the comedy Mall Cop for Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison Productions.
- Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) will direct a remake of 1993 Italian thriller La Scorta with Peter Craig writing the screenplay for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
- AnnaSophia Robb will star opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in director Andy Fickman‘s Witch Mountain remake at Disney.
- Miramax and producer Scott Rudin have acquired rights to the Junot Diaz’s debut novel The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for a feature film adaptation.
- New Regency has acquired rights to Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s graphic novel Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, with David Goyer set to direct.
- Mick Garris plans to remake Thirst, the 1979 Australian vampire thriller directed by Rod Hardy.
- Drew Heriot will make his feature debut directing The Aquarian Gospel, a chronicle of Jesus Christ’s “missing years” from ages 13 to 30.
More Disney pictures on the way.