The Weekly Ketchup: "Indiana Jones" Is Back, "National Treasure 2" Gets A Name, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" To TV, And More!

by | January 5, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, The much anticipated return of "Indiana Jones" is confirmed, and the "National Treasure" sequel gets a flashy title.

Also, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" heads to the small screen (again), and we’ve got another trailer for "Spider-Man 3" and "Transformers" (anyone sensing a pattern here?). Read on.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

"Indiana Jones" Returns…Again!

Action-adventure fans rejoice! Producer George Lucas has announced that "Indiana Jones 4" (sequel #3, if you’re counting) will begin filming in 2007!

"National Treasure" Sequel Gets a Title and Release Date

We know most of the crew is returning for a sequel to "National Treasure," but what’s the movie going to be called?

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" Make the Leap to the Small Screen

Director Doug Liman and screenwriter Simon Kinberg are about to bring their "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" to network television — only I wouldn’t expect Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie to reprise their roles. (Funny but true: There was a "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" series a few years ago; it starred Scott Bakula and Maria Bello, and it went nowhere fast.)

First Official TV Spot for "Spider-Man 3"

We’ve all watched the "Spider-Man 3" trailer about 19 times by now, so here’s something new: The very first TV spot! Hey, we’ll take what we can get…

Spielberg and Bay Say Konnichi-wa, Japan with New "Transformers" Trailer!

In addition to a couple of character shots not included in the US trailer, watch the Japan-only "Transformers" teaser to see Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay hurdle over the language barrier and address their Japanese audience…in Japanese!

What are the odds of getting another "Transformers" teaser next week?

In Other News:

  • THINKFilm has acquired rights to "War Dance," a documentary that will premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Hank Azaria will make his feature directorial debut on the comedy "Outsourced," for Columbia Pictures.
  • The script of the sci-fi romance "The Time Traveller’s Wife" is reportedly undergoing a rewrite, with Bruce Joel Rubin ("Deep Impact," "Ghost") undertaking the project for New Line.
  • The Weinstein Company has acquired North American and U.K. rights to "I’m Not There," the biographical film about legendary singer Bob Dylan.
  • Corbin Bernsen is writing, directing and producing the Christmas comedy "3 Day Test" which will begin filming in February in Kipling, Saskatchewan.
  • "Heroes" star Masi Oka is in negotiations to play a supporting role in Columbia Pictures’ casino-thriller "21."
  • New Line Cinema has acquired Les Firestein’s script for a comedic take on the "Indecent Proposal" theme, in which the rich man will proposition a married man.

No word yet if his biopic will feature mostly unintelligible dialogue.

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