Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man," "Batman," "The Terminator," and Anna Faris?!

by | September 1, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, "Spider-Man" teases us with an upcoming trailer of the third installment, and we’ve got news of several more "Spidey" flicks on the way.

Also making headlines: The "Terminator" TV series has a new name, Christopher Nolan gives some hints about the next "Batman," and Anna Faris finally lands a worthy leading role. Read on for details:

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Early Word on a "Spider-Man 3" Trailer

Yes, some movies are so big that even the discussion of their eventual trailer is enough to get the geeks excited. And since I’m the one sharing this news with you, I guess we can all agree I’m a geek. Sue me, I dig the "Spider-Man" flicks.

Expect Several Subsequent "Spidey" Sequels

Remember that silly little buzz that used to go a little something like this? "The third Spider-Man movie will certainly be the last one." Yeah, well, forget that. New Marvel Movie-Man Kevin Feige has stepped in to replace Avi Arad, and this guy’s got some plans for the web-slinger.

Get Ready for "The Sarah Connor Chronicles"

Yep, apparently that’s what they’ll be calling the all-new "Terminator" TV series — and I’d probably be a whole lot more skeptical about this project were it not for the involvement of director David Nutter and screenwriter Josh Friedman.

Anna Faris is a Centerfold!

We’ve been waiting for funny-gal Anna Faris to get a lead role to suit her comedic skills for quite some time now — and I’m not talking about the "Scary Movie" movies. Apparently Ms. Faris was tired of waiting for the perfect concept to come along, so she went to the "Legally Blonde" screenwriters and pitched her new idea. (Hey fellas, she’ll be playing a centerfold!)

Nolan Talks (Vaguely) About "The Dark Knight"

He doesn’t give up much in the way of information, but director Christopher Nolan recently had a brief "Dark Knight" chat with ComingSoon.net’s Melissa Greenwood — and obviously when Mr. Nolan speaks, movie geeks listen.

"Sarah Connor?"

In Other News:

  • Chow Yun-Fat, Ken Watanabe, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-Ling have signed on for director John Woo’s "The Battle of Red Cliff." Set in the year 208, the film covers the finals days of the Han dynasty, and the war that established the ‘Three Kingdoms’ period, when China had three rulers.
  • Producer Trudie Styler (wife of musician Sting) has acquired the film rights to Joshua Doder’s "Grk" children’s book trilogy. The deal includes the books "A Dog Called Grk," "Grk and the Pelotti Gang" and "Grk and the Hot Dog Trail."
  • The Toronto International Film Festival will premiere the controversial "Death of a President," a British fictional drama that portrays the assassination of President Bush in documentary style.
  • Rumor has it that "The Hobbit" will make its own big screen appearance for New Line Cinema. The "Lord of the Rings" prequel would have a July 2007 start of production date (just a rumor, though).
  • Alison Lohman has joined the cast of "Things We Lost in the Fire." The drama stars Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro as a pair who cope with the loss of their husband and best friend, respectively.
  • Emily Mortimer has joined Ryan Gosling in the indie flick "Lars and the Real Girl," about a lonely young man that falls for his life size sex doll, and tries to pass it as his girlfriend. No word yet if the script is based on a true story.
  • In a move sure to irk bibliophiles everywhere, producers of "Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix" have removed the scenes of the Quidditch match from the film. The cut is a time-saving maneuver, as the 800-page "Phoenix," the longest of the "Potter" books so far, is likely to face other omissions as well.
  • Nerds have reason to smile this week, as it was announced that the original "Star Trek" series will return to television with digitally re-mastered episodes featuring new special effects and music. The episodes will appear in syndication starting this month as part of "Star Trek’s" 40th anniversary celebration.
  • And finally, Orlando Bloom has turned down an invitaion by David Hasselhoff himself to star as the The Hoff’s son in the movie version of "Knight Rider." Bloom apparently was more partial to "The A-Team" and "The Fall Guy" as a child.

Apparently, he’s too good for The Hoff

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