The Weekly Ketchup: "Casino Royale" Goodies, "The Dark Knight" Heads East, No Governator In "Terminator 4," And More!

by | October 27, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, we get the latest scoop on "Casino Royale," "The Dark Knight" has a possible new filming location, and because he has other obligations, Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be able to star in "Terminator 4."

Also, Rotten Tomatoes counts down the top 20 scariest films of all-time, and we were treated to the first four minutes of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Chenquieh!

This Week’s Most Popular News:

"Casino Royale" – The Review, The Song, The DVD

Looks like today’s a busy day for "Casino Royale," what with its first review hitting the ‘net, plus there’s a new music video, a DVD release date, and some now-confirmed gossip about what Scottish actor turned DOWN the role of 007.

Is "The Dark Knight" Going to China?

Big fan of location scouting? Then you’re gonna love this: Apparently the folks preparing "The Dark Knight" for its January shoot have been looking into Hong Kong as a possible location. Hey, cool. Just start making the movie already.

"Terminator 4" Will Be Ahnold-Free

Screenwriter Michael Ferris isn’t about to dole out too many spoilers regarding his "Terminator 4" script, but he recently made one thing perfectly clear: Arnold Schwarzenegger is most definitely not part of the equation.

RT’s Top 20 Halloween Movie Countdown, Part 1

Just what does Rotten Tomatoes deem the all-time scariest horror flick? Is it a gruesome slasher that results in heightened anxiety and sudden spine-tingling jolts and jumps? Or, is it a psychological thriller that plagues the subconscious for weeks to come?

Jagshemash! Enjoy the Opening Scenes of "Borat!"

Well, the first four minutes of the opening scenes, anyway. Yep, the first 240 seconds of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" can be yours for free, and all you need is an internet connection and a browser.

"If you do not like my movie, I will be executed."

In Other News:

  • Director Mark Waters has agreed to develop an adventure film about a 14-year-old who discovers that he is a descendant of the illusionist Harry Houdini.
  • Fox Animation will develop the Roald Dahl classic "Fantastic Mr. Fox" into a film that will mix several forms of animation, primarily stop-motion.
  • The American Humane Association has ordered an independent investigation into the serious injury of a horse used during filming of "3:10 to Yuma" in New Mexico. The horse had to be euthanized due to the injury.
  • Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to the cult comic book "Cobalt 60," with Zack Snyder attached to direct the adaptation, as well as produce with Debbie Snyder.
  • David Cunningham ("The Path to 9/11") will direct "The Dark Is Rising," a fantasy film that will be the first product of the co-financing alliance between Walden Media and 20th Century Fox.
  • Paramount Vantage has purchased the Brian Burns pitch "Stepfather" for Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy to produce via their Gary Sanchez Productions.
  • Warner Bros. Pictures has set "Blood Diamond" screenwriter Charles Leavitt to adapt Vanity Fair editor Doug Stumpf’s unpublished book "Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy."
  • Sacha Baron Cohen will reportedly bring his character Bruno to the bigscreen, amid an intense bidding war among Hollywood studios.
  • Will Ferrell’s next project will be the comedy "Semi-Pro," about pro basketball in the 1970s.

More projects in the works for both guys.

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