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The Weekly Ketchup: Writers On Strike; Indy 4 Official Site; Hasbro Message To G.I. Joe Fans

Timothy Olyphant on the Hitman director, Golden Compass author disses other books.

by | November 9, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, screenwriters everywhere drop the pen and march for the cause, a new official site for Indy 4 is unveiled, and Hasbro addresses some G.I. Joe rumors. Also, Timothy Olyphant clears up some Hitman rumors, and Golden Compass writer Philip Pullman doesn’t think so highly of some other prominent fantasy novels.

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As Hollywood Strike Begins, Celebs Join Writers on Picket Lines
Writers, pitch those sign slogans! The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has officially begun, and today’s picketers came out with guns blazing.

New Indy 4 Video, Official Site
Principal photography on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has wrapped, and to celebrate, the filmmakers have unveiled an expanded official site for the film!

Hasbro Issues Message to G.I. Joe Fans
There have been a lot of rumors regarding the Paramount/Hasbro-produced live-action G.I Joe movie, and we’ve had fun discussing many of them — but Hasbro, apparently, hasn’t been enjoying the gossip as much as the rest of us.

Timothy Olyphant Addresses Hitman Rumors
About a month ago, we discussed a rumor regarding 20th Century Fox’s supposed sacking of Hitman director Xavier Gens — and the studio’s rumored desire for a PG-13 film. Fox later refuted the rumor…but doth the studio protest too much?

Golden Compass Author Doesn’t Care for Narnia, Lord of the Rings

It won’t reach theaters until December 7, but The Golden Compass — which adapts the first installment in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy — already has some people up in arms, and the author doesn’t seem to mind one bit.

The director may have been one of his victims.

In Other News:

His new gridiron film won’t be a Radio sequel.

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