George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have confirmed that a fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is set to begin filming this June, Variety reported. News of the long-awaited sequel film first broke on Dec. 29, as Lucas was preparing to serve as grand marshal of the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. The script by David Koepp (Spider-Man, War of the Worlds) has been finalized and Paramount is eyeing a worldwide release in 2008, the trade paper reported.
The world is falling into chaos. As he roams a crumbling city, Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul), the Highlander, remembers happier times before the love of his life left… Hopeless and alone, MacLeod finds his way to a band of immortal companions, including his mysterious friend Methos, and a mortal, Watcher Joe Dawson. Together this small group sets out on a quest to find the origin of the first Immortal and The Source of their immortality.
I saw The Good Shepherd and Night at the Museum this weekend. Both were disappointing and not worth reviewing. At least Night at the Museum was cute and funny, though a little too stupid. The Good Shepherd was way too long and boring. I thought itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be suspenseful and action-packed. Instead, it was a depressing drama.
And there was no Fantastic Four 2 trailer before Night at the Museum, as was advertised. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s online now. It looks very cool, and I now have high hopes for this second installment! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll imbed it in this message, so you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to go searching:
In Quest for the Spear, Flynn Carsen (played by Noah Wyle) is hired to be the new librarian at the New York Public Library, specifically for a mysterious room full of fantastic artifacts. His qualifications? He holds 12 bachelors, 6 masters, and 4 PhDs in various subjects. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a career student in his mid-thirties. Full of humor, action, adventure, and mystery, The Librarian is a swashbuckling comedy and somewhat a spoof of Indiana Jones.
Bob Newhart has a great role as the museum curator and FlynnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s boss. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad to see that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be in the sequel as well. Nicole Noone (played by Sonya Walger) was FlynnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bodyguard and love interest in the first movie, but it looks like sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be replaced by Gabrielle Anwar as his new lady friend. Olympia Dukakis will also be returning as FlynnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother, who nags him about settling down.
The Quest for the Spear will air again on Sunday at 1 am on TNT, for those wanting to catch the first tv movie. And Return to King SolomonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mines will air several times on Sunday night starting at 8/7 Central.
And check out the Librarian website for info on the movie, a fun look at the LibraryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s museum artifacts, and a preview of the Librarian comic.
In honor of the new Bond movie opening this weekend, I’m posting a trailer. I wasn’t crazy about their choice of leading men, but after watching the trailers I’m at least confident that I’ll like this better than the last 2 (extremely disappointing) Bond films. I now have high hopes.
Don’t disappoint me, Daniel Craig.
According to Sci Fi Wire:
The sequel to Superman Returns will likely hit theaters in 2009, executive producer Chris Lee told The Honolulu Advertiser, while the IESB.com Web site reported a rumor that the sequel’s working title will be Superman: The Man of Steel.
Singer and Peters are in Honolulu this week to celebrate Lee’s birthday and to begin planning the next Superman film, which will likely begin production in the middle of or late next year in a location yet to be determined. Superman Returns was shot in Sydney, Australia.
Singer told the newspaper that he has also been offered the fourth X-Men movie, but said he wouldn’t have time to take on another large-scale project before the next Superman gets underway. He added that he is interested, however, in seeing the script for the proposed X-Men spinoff, Wolverine.