Weekly Ketchup: "Lost" In The News, More Depp, "Superman" Returns To Top Of Box Office, Changes To "Hulk 2," And More!

by | July 7, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s news, the creators of "Lost" hope to one day transfer the show’s success to the big screen; rumors are heating up that Johnny Depp will co-star with Will Smith in "I Am Legend"; Eric Bana is reportedly out of "Hulk 2," and the sequel will adopt themes more closely related to the 1970s TV show; "Superman Returns" conquered the holiday weekend box-office to the surprise of no one; and this week’s opening movies are receiving mixed reviews.

In Other News: both "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" were shut out of the major Emmy nominations; you too can be in "Pirates of the Caribbean 3"; Dolly Parton and Dakota Fanning are among those invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the existence of one Suri Cruise is still unconfirmed; and David Hasselhoff recovered from his accident rapidly enough to get kicked out of Wimbledon. Read on for details.


Q: Why are pirate jokes funny? A: Because they just ARRRGH!

The Week’s Most Popular News

You’ll Eventually Be Able to Get "Lost" at the Movies
First we learn that "24" is planning to make the leap onto the silver screen, and now comes the (not very surprising) news that smash series "Lost" also has its sights set on life after network.

Johnny Depp, Futuristic Vampire?
Now here’s a juicy piece of casting gossip that just might be true: Johnny Depp as a (semi-)vampire, playing opposite Will Smith, in Francis Lawrence’s "I Am Legend." This, of course, is the long-awaited adaptation of Richard Matheson’s frankly awesome story.

A Few More "Hulk 2" Happenings
Some good news and bad news seems to be floating around regarding the "Hulk" sequel. Word is that Eric Bana is entirely out of the running for the follow-up, but also that the flick might harken back to the classic 1970s series that old folks like me remember fondly.

Box Office Wrapup: "Superman Returns" to Top of Charts

The Man of Steel conquered the North American box office this weekend as the super hero adventure Superman Returns claimed the number one spot over the pre-Independence Day holiday frame.

Critical Consensus: "Dead Man’s Chest" Is Overstuffed; "Scanner" Shines Darkly
This week at the movies, we’ve got pirates back for more box office bounty ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest") and a journey to the center of the mind ("A Scanner Darkly"). What do the critics have to say?

In Other News:

  • ABC executives are dumbfounded by the Emmy snubs of "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost."
  • Dolly Parton and Dakota Fanning are two of the 120 creative individuals invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • An open casting call has been announced for "Pirates of the Caribbean 3." Hunchbacks, albinos, and exotic amputees are welcome.
  • Good News Holdings, a Christian media company will make a horror film called "Dudleytown."
  • Keith Richards will make a cameo in Pirates 3 as Johnny Depp’s dad.
  • The star-studded remake of "All The King’s Men" will premiere at the Toronto film festival in September.
  • Robert Downey Jr. will write memoirs detailing his tumultuous life and career.
  • Cary Elwes has joined the cast of "Georgia Rule," a dark comedy directed by Garry Marshall. Elwes will play a character who molests his stepdaughter, played by Lindsay Lohan.
  • Ben Stiller will produce and wife Christine Taylor will star in a CBS sitcom.
  • The existence of Suri Cruise is still unconfirmed. No known photographs have been taken, and even Mr. and not-yet-Mrs. Cruise’s celebrity friends, both scientologist and non-scientologist, have yet to see the little bundle of joy.
  • And finally, David Hasselhoff, who just last week was injured in a bathroom mishap, squandered some of our RT goodwill by reportedly being kicked out of Wimbledon because he was too drunk and arguing with security, apparently pulling the "do you know who I am?" card.


SpongeBob SquarePants: Who are you? David Hasselhoff: I’m David Hasselhoff! SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star: [together] HOORAY!

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