The Weekly Ketchup: Prospective "Wolverine" Director, "Shreks" Four And Five Set, New Site And Poster For "Halloween," And More!

by | June 8, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, the director’s job for "Wolverine" is a two-person race, Dreamworks has plans to reap more cash in the coming years with the next two "Shrek" films, and Rob Zombie‘s "Halloween" has a poster and website up and running.

Also, "G.I. Joe" and Hasbro get their movie game on, and Bruce Willis won’t let the "Die Hard" series die. Read on.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Has Fox Chosen a "Wolverine" Director?

According to one source, the studio has the "Wolverine" director’s job down to a lead candidate … and a backup choice.

Release Dates Set for "Shrek 4" and "Shrek 5"

Well, release years anyway, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Rob Zombie’s "Halloween" Gets a New Poster and Website

The official site for Rob Zombie’s "Halloween" remake is up and running, and that’s where you can check out the trailer and just a few other gizmos.

"G.I. Joe" is Coming! Plus Some … Board Game Movies

Looks like "G.I. Joe" just took another step closer to becoming an actual movie — plus we can expect a whole bunch of Hasbro-type games to hit the screens soon!

Willis is Ready to "Die Hard" (Yet) Again!

The paint’s not even dry on the fourth "Die Hard" movie and already Bruce Willis is answering a few questions about a fifth entry. Heck, if Harrison Ford can do it…

What’s next, "Die Harder Next Time?"

In Other News:

  • Tyler Perry will next bring his stage play "Meet the Browns" to the big screen as his fifth feature film. His fourth film, "Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?" will be reased this November.
  • Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison have set Anna Faris to star and Fred Wolf to direct an untitled college campus comedy that will begin production this summer.
  • Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to "The Shannara", the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks.
  • Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson will topline Overture Films’ romantic drama "Last Chance Harvey," with shooting set to start in London in September.
  • Spike Lee will shoot an Italy-set World War II drama based on "Miracle at St. Anna," U.S. author Walter McBride’s novel about black American soldiers fighting the German army in the mountains of Tuscany.
  • Disney has entered into an exclusive multi-year first look deal with "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee and his production company POW! Entertainment to produce various forms of entertainment.
  • "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is set to make her feature film debut as the star of the indie dark romantic comedy "The Last Caller."
  • Russell Crowe has formed Fear of God Films and set up his first feature project as a producer, having optioned "Dolce’s Inferno," a spec script by Mark Staufer.
  • National Lampoon Inc. announced that its next feature will be "National Lampoon’s Ratko: The Dictator’s Son" with Savage Steve Holland signed on to direct.
  • Naomi Watts will star in "We Are All the Same," as Gail Johnson, the adoptive mother of the late South African AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson.

Putting the Fear of God in hotel clerks everywhere.

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