The Weekly Ketchup: George Lucas And Mark Hamill Re-team, "Alien Vs. Predator 2" Pics, "Spider-Man 3" Breaks The Bank, And More!

by | April 27, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, George Lucas and Mark Hamill are re-teaming for another "Star Wars" project, the first "Alien Vs. Predator 2" pictures appeared, and "Spider-Man 3" cost a LOT of money.

Also, Will Smith’s "I Am Legend" spent a ton on a single scene, and a spy pic of Heath Ledger in Joker attire hit the net (only to later be proven a hoax). Read on.

This Week’s Most Popular News:
Lucas and Hamill Back Again For New "Star Wars"
Prepare yourself for ludicrous speed! George Lucas and Mark Hamill are re-teaming for a new "Star Wars" project, in a spoofy collaboration for Adult Swim’s "Robot Chicken."

First Pics from "Alien vs. Predator 2"
Just in time for the release of Fox’s "Alien vs. Predator 2" will arrive a new book over-stuffed with creature-laden production art. Unfortunately we have to wait until December for both the movie and the book. But…

"Spider-Man 3" — The Most Expensive Film Ever Made?
Is "Spider-Man 3" the most expensive movie ever made? Radar alleges so, after adding production and marketing costs into a half-billion dollar estimated price tag.

"I Am Legend" Spends $5M… On One Scene
Get ready for what must be one helluva flashback scene in Will Smith’s sci-fi actioner, "I Am Legend" — reports say a single scene has cost at least (and possibly more than) $5 million to shoot.

Spy Pics of Ledger in "Joker" Attire?
In a post a few days ago, I mentioned how the "Dark Knight" producers were going to share some Joker artwork this summer, in an effort to prevent against "spy pics" from hitting the net. Whoops, too late.


"This conversation’s going to cost $80,000."

In Other News:
"Pan’s Labyrinth" actress Ivana Baquero will star in her first English-language role in the horror-thriller "The New Daughter."

Rainn Wilson will star in the comedy "Girlfriend Experience," playing a lonely geek who hires a prostitute to portray his girlfriend.

Robin Williams and Kelly Preston have joined John Travolta in the buddy comedy "Old Dogs," which also will include Ella Travolta, daughter of Preston and Travolta.

Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson will produce the action-thriller zombie film "Condition Dead."

Jim Sheridan is in talks to direct a remake of the the 2004 Danish war drama "Brothers."

Julia Stiles will produce and star in "The Bell Jar," based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath.

Val Kilmer, Wilmer Valderrama, and Marg Helgenberger will star in "Columbus Day," a crime drama from Kevin Spacey‘s production company.

Universal Pictures has acquired rights to "Too Far From Home," based on the Chris Jones book about three astronauts who were stranded on the International Space Station for 100 days in 2003.

Jenny McCarthy has joined the cast of "Witless Protection," a comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy, in which she’ll play Larry’s girlfriend.

Marc Webb has been signed to direct the romantic comedy "500 Days of Summer," for Fox Searchlight.

Malcolm McDowell has joined the cast of "Doomsday," an action-thriller from Rogue Pictures and director Neil Marshall.

Karey Kirkpatrick has been signed to direct the Eddie Murphy comedy "NowhereLand," for Paramount Pictures.

Nicole Kidman will produce and star in the remake of the 1953 Marilyn Monroe classic "How To Marry a Millionaire," with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal") doing a complete overhaul of the original story.


Nicole Kidman: Has already married several millionaires.

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