The Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron's New Leading Man, Jackman Likes "Wolverine," "Hellboy" Has New Enemies, And More!

by | October 20, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, James Cameron finds his man for "Avatar," Hugh Jackman digs the "Wolverine" script, and Guillermo del Toro ponders some old friends as possible foes for "Hellboy."

Also, John Woo‘s "He-Man" might not, in fact, "have the power" to make it back to the bigscreen, and Rupert Grint lets slip a rumor about Chris Columbus returning to direct another "Harry Potter." Read on for details.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Has James Cameron Found His "Avatar" Star?

The news has been confirmed in an official capacity, but according to a handful of movie sites, James Cameron has found a star for his long-awaited "Avatar." And it’s not the sort of leading man you’re probably expecting…

Hugh Jackman: "Wolverine" Prequel Script is "Fantastic"

According to producer-star Hugh Jackman, David Benioff’s script for "X-Men" spinoff "Wolverine" is good to go, and great to boot.

Hellboy vs. Dracula vs. Frankenstein vs. The Mummy??

Mad Spanish genius Guillermo del Toro recently spent some time at the New York Film Festival, because his brilliant "Pan’s Labyrinth" was playing there, and he took some time to ponder the idea of … "Hellboy" vs. some old-school Universal monsters.

John Woo’s "He-Man" Movie Goes …Nowhere

Thank the lord we have websites out there who’ll report on a specific LACK of news. This is how we know that the John Woo "He-Man" movie is stuck in neutral, and not likely to move forward anytime soon. Thrilling.

Chris Columbus Returning to Direct Another "Potter"?

There’s never a shortage of Potter-related news, is there? The latest tidbit comes from young actor Rupert Grint, who either dropped a mild surprise — or has no idea what he’s talking about. It seems that Chris Columbus might be coming back to helm his third "Harry Potter" flick.

No shredding necessary.


In Other News:

  • The Jim Henson Company has confirmed that "Fraggle Rock" will be made into a feature length movie.
  • John Milius‘ next project will be writing the script for the Korean War film "The Chosen Few."
  • Stephen Susco, the screenwriter of "The Grudge" franchise will make his directorial debut on the bigscreen adaptation of Tim Lebbon’s novel "White" for Rogue Pictures.
  • Walt Disney Pictures has acquired a comedy project from screenwriter Larry Doyle titled "Me2," with Mark Waters set to direct.
  • Capitol Films will distribute the indie thriller "Blackout." Amber Tamblyn will star with Rigoberto Castaneda directing.
  • New Line has signed Barry Mendel to produce "Inkheart," an adaptation of the first in Cornelia Funke’s fantasy trilogy.
  • Sam Shepard will star in "Descending From Heaven: The Strange and Extraordinary Tale of Claude Eatherly, A-Bomb Pilot" with Sandy Smolan directing.
  • Rachel McAdams is in talks to star in the movie version of Audrey Niffenegger’s bestseller "The Time Traveler’s Wife."
  • Finally, Adam Sandler and Kevin Misher will produce the adaptation of Dan Zevin’s comic memoir "The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up," as a possible starring vehicle for Sandler.

Reluctantly grown-up.

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