Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Movie News for the Week of July 19, 2011

It's been a rather busy week for movie news, and Comic Con is coming up so expect even more in the coming weeks.

1. A movie about Caesar has been picked up by Warner Bros. The film will not follow the lines of Shakespeare but will instead follows Caesar as more of a war/action hero.

2. Chris Pine is the man that MGM wants to play Robocop in the new remake of the classic film. There has been no indication that Pine is interested as of yet.

3. Just in case you wanted to be more excited about Captain America this weekend, it has been announced that the first trailer for The Amazing Spiderman will precede the last pre-Avengers Marvel film. I am now officially pumped for Captain America.

4. Billy Bob Thornton has said that he would do a sequel to Bad Santa, if the studio can find a director daring enough to make a sequel to the hit comedy. It seems that the film is a long ways away but is definitely a big possibility.

5. There has a lot of talk this week about another Friday Night Lights movie. If another film were made, it would be based on and follow the characters of the TV series, rather than the characters of the first film. The show just finished its final season.

6. I don't know how many of you have seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, but rumors are that Bill and Ted may return to the big screen. The idea is being called Bill and Ted at 50. This sounds brilliant to me, and I really hope it works out.

7. Johnny Depp will star in a film about the ride of Paul Revere. This really took me by surprise, but we will see. It has not been said yet whether Depp will play Revere himself, but most think he will not.

8. Edward Norton will play the villain in the new Bourne Legacy. Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner already have their names attached to the new film that I will officially dub the Bourne-less Bourne. Matt Damon nor his character Jason Bourne will be in the film.

9. Finally, Harry Potter broke the opening weekend box office record as well as the midnight box office record this past weekend. The film brought in $168.5 million in just one weekend, passing The Dark Knight. Unfortunately for Potter fans, this record will not likely stand for long with The Dark Knight Rises due out next July.

First Teaser Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises!

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