The Weekly Ketchup: Beyonce Gets Dissed And Defended, Sam Raimi Gives Some Hints On The Next Two "Spider-Man" Movies, And More!

by | January 12, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, Beyonce’s detractors and defenders converge in perfect harmony in the RT forums, and Sam Raimi makes up for the lack of a new "Transformers" trailer by giving some spicy info about both "Spider-Man 3" and "Spider-Man 4."

Also, Rob Zombie uses an expletive to describe his excitement about the new "Halloween," and James Cameron’s filmmaking hiatus will end soon with the release of "Avatar." Read on.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Beyonce’s Getting Snubbed All Over the Place
Not only is Beyonc Knowles being (resoundingly) overshadowed by her "Dreamgirls" co-star Jennifer Hudson in the various award races, but now comes word that she wouldn’t even be a nominee on a song she helped write!

Sam Raimi Dishes Some Dirt on Venom and Sandman!
Getting new info on a "Spider-Man" sequel is sometimes a pretty tough job. Heck, we’re so pumped for this series that we’ll get talking about any old thing … like whenever Kirsten Dunst opens her mouth. But director Sam Raimi recently shared a few thoughts with WizardUniverse.com, both of which focus on the newest "Spider-Man 3" villains.

Sam Raimi Drops a Little Hint on "Spider-Man 4"
"Spider-Man 3" is still over four months away, but that hasn’t prevented the fans and filmmakers from discussing the possibility of a fourth wall-climbing adventure…

Rob Zombie Profanely Happy About New Michael Myers Look
Now here’s a small, weird, but potentially interesting piece of horror movie news: Director Rob Zombie (who’s presently hard at work on his "Halloween" remake) just got his first look at the new Michael Myers mask — and he was so excited he had to use the f-bomb to describe it.

James Cameron’s "Avatar" On Its Way!
We’ve been hearing about "James Cameron’s next movie" for what seems like twelve years, but according to a recent New York Times story, the "Titanic" director’s "Avatar" is not only the next project on his plate — it’s already in production!


Buck up, Spidey: there might be a fourth flick!

In Other News:

  • Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to a book about the mysterious death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, for Johnny Depp‘s production company to develop, with the possibility of it being a starring vehicle for Depp.
  • Veteran comedy screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are working on a rewrite of the "Pink Panther" sequel. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber co-wrote the first draft, which was rejected by the studio.
  • "Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City," the adaptation of Nick Flynn’s award-winning memoir, has been acquired by Fox 2000 with Paul Weitz
  • Kurt Wimmer’s spy-thriller "Edwin A. Salt" has been acquired by Columbia Pictures for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
  • Forest Whitaker is in talks to make his next film "Afterwards" (based on the novel "Et après…," by Guillaume Musso), with French filmmaker Gilles Bourdosserving as writer and director.
  • Sandra Bullock will produce and possibly star in a film version of Marina Palmer’s memoir "Kiss & Tango" for Fox 2000 Pictures.
  • Crime novelist Michael Connelly ("Blood Work") and Terrill Lee Lankford will write the screenplay for "The Equalizer," the big-screen remake of the popular 80s TV series for the Weinstein Company.
  • Writer/director Martin McDonagh’s suspense thriller "In Bruges" will begin filming in February, with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson headlining, and Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Renier, and Ralph Fiennes in the supporting cast.
  • Lionsgate has acquired the rights to "The Bass Master," a competitive bass fishing comedy from writers Tab Murphy and Devin Maurer.
  • Paula Abdul will serve as executive producer on "Bratz: The Movie," based on the popular toy fashion dolls, with Sean McNamara directing.

Finally, we at RT would like to remember "Scooby-Doo" creator Iwao Takamoto and Yvonne De Carlo of "The Munsters" fame. Both passed away on Monday, January 8.


"Ress in reace…"

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