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Scream 4, David Arquette and Courtney Cox Return

It is official, David Arquette and Courtney Cox-Arquette will be reprising their roles of Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers in Scream 4. Kevin Williamson is currently penning the script, while Wes Craven has kept the door open for a possible return to the director’s chair.

Not much is known about Scream 4‘s plot, but Kevin Williamson has said that it would be the start to a new trilogy of films, and that he originally intended to bring back Dewey, Gale, and Sidney. Sadly, Neve Campbell has said no to returning as Sidney Prescott. Maybe she’ll have a change of heart before they start shooting, or at least could still return for Scream 5 or 6 if they actually get made.

Now for some speculation.  Williamson was originally planning to bring Scream full circle and return to Woodsboro in Scream 3, before he dropped out of the project and new writer Ehren Kruger moved the setting to Hollywood. Could he use the idea in the new film? Focus on a new class at Woodsboro High School with Dewey as a consultant to the Sheriff’s office. This could allow for the return of some familiar faces, like Joseph Whipp’s Sheriff Burke, Wes Craven’s Fred the janitor, or Randy’s lovable but goofy sister Martha portrayed by Heather Matarazzo.  How awesome would it be to see her have a flashback to when she was younger and Randy used to talk about horror sequels with his pal Stuart Macher? That scene alone would make a new Scream trilogy worth it.

Sound off, what direction do you want to see a new Scream take? Should they even make one?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Cover Issue One

I briefly mentioned this new series in the last Pit, BOOM! Studios has put together a very interesting 24 issue series adapting Philip K. Dick’s classic book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, into a comic. The book of course inspired Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, but this is its first telling in comic form in my knowledge.  In fact, I don’t know any other comics that have adapted a book by combining panels and actual text. It is so faithful, that they are giving sole writing credit to Philip K. Dick. The issue hits stands tomorrow.

BOOM! Studios is becoming a comic publisher to look out for. They were completely off my radar until very recently, but between this series, new ongoing books for Pixar’s library of films (including  The Incredibles), and Mark Waid’s Irredeemable, about a Superman like hero who becomes the world’s most powerful villain, they putting out some new and very interesting comics.

What else is worth getting this week?

  • Marvel: X-Factor #46 – Siryn vs Monet. Madrox and Layla vs Sentinels in the future. ’nuff said.
  • DC: Blackest Night #1 – Another DC Comics crossover sucks me back in. Hey, I’m a sucker for heroes returning from the dead.
  • IDW: Doctor Who #1 – It is about time that the good Doctor got an ongoing series. In the first issue, he travels to Hollywood in the 1920s, where he befriends Charlie Chaplin and uncovers an alien plot. Aweome.

With Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hitting theaters tomorrow, what better way should we prepare for it than to watch a rap battle between Harry and Voldemort. Who has the better rhymes?

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It is that time again, sit back, relax and enjoy your weekly Pit!

  • The 2009 San Diego Comic-Con’s Wednesday Preview night will include sneak peek screenings of the pilots for Human Target, V, and The Vampire Diaries. While The Vampire Diaries looks like it is taking all of the horrible things about Twilight and making it into a TV series, the comic adaptation Human Target and the remake of the alien invasion V actually look really interesting.
  • Fox has hired Kyle Ward to pen a script for Hitman 2, a sequel to the studio’s abomination that they tried to pass off as an adaptation of the hit game. Variety describes the plot of the sequel as a time that “catches title character, Agent 47, at a low point.” Funny enough, the first Hitman movie was the title character’s low point!
  • With the casting of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, Warner Brothers and DC Comics better get their act together with their other superhero properties. The Marc Guggenheim penned GL script features a cameo by Clark Kent. Will the WB use this to tie together a movie DC Universe? Will they continue forward with Brandon Routh as Clark Kent? Tom Welling? Or start fresh again.  Would it be very jarring to cast a new Clark Kent who we don’t know before a new Superman film has even had any development? For once, I really wish the WB and DC could take a page from Marvel Studio’s book .
  • While on the subject of Marvel, their comic side has posted a new free issue online, Captain America Reborn: Prelude. As the title says, it is a prelude to their currently running Captain America Reborn limited series which showcases the return of the classic Captian, Steve Rogers.  Check it out at Marvel’s website.
  • I guess I’m going to keep this week’s Pit completely geektaskic. TheWB.com has posted all 13 episodes of the Blade TV spin-off. I missed it in its original run, so I’m excited to be able to watch it whenever I want online, for free. With all this recent talk about a possible Blade movie prequel and Ryan Reynolds getting another comic book role, I’ve been back in the mood for the vampire hunter.
  • Previewing this week’s comic preview… BOOM! Studios is releasing the first issue of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a straight book to comic adaptation of the classic Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Blade Runner. The series will run for 24 issues.

Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

Earlier tonight, Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ryan Reynolds would be slipping on the most powerful weapon in the universe and would now have the burden of protecting Sector 2814. That’s right, Ryan Reynolds will become Hal Jordan (aka the Green Lantern) for DC Comics, Warner Brothers, and director Martin Campbell.

I love Reynolds, but I am completely shocked at this casting. I had completely ignored the news a few days back that the WB narrowed the casting of Hal Jordan to three (Bradly Cooper, Justin Timberlake, and Reynolds of course). I dismissed it because Reynolds had just signed on the dotted line to bring a more faithful Deadpool to life in a spin-off film from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and in the past he co-starred in Marvel’s third Blade movie as Hannibal King, a vampire hunter. Add to that the fact that he has been DC Comic’s (and fans) top choice to star as Wally West (aka the Flash) for years.

Before he turned into the Green Lantern, Hal Jordan was a man without fear. Originally he was a test pilot, but in alternate versions he has also been portrayed as a United States Air Force pilot. I’d expect them to go with the Air Force pilot version for the film. Do we even have test pilots anymore?

Reynolds is a strong actor with a lot of faces, and without a doubt he has the built and look for Jordan/Green Lantern. This dude is huge, he looks like a superhero.  I just hope and pray that he doesn’t portray a comical or annoying Hal Jordan.  He should be a larger than life superhero. More of a strong, silent type.

Casting Reynolds is a small step in the right direction for this flick, but Martin Campbell still has a lot to do to prove that he is the right man to helm this project.  I want an epic Green Lantern film, not a forgettable action movie.

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Landline TV put together this awesome Terminator spoof that takes a look at what happens after a Terminator completes the mission he was sent back in time for. It is a very revealing and intimate look at the unseen life of these killing machines.

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Batman 688

Not a lot of things came out this past week that caught my attention. I picked up Superman: World of New Krypton #5 and  X-Men Legacy #226 (I really wish they’d revert the name back to just X-Men), but overall it was a slow week.  DC Comics is gearing up for “Blackest Night” and I’m sorta interested in that, but it is not quite here yet. While I haven’t followed Batman since Gotham was ravaged by an Earthquake and declared a “No Man’s Land”, a lot of people have been recommending that I take a look at “Batman: Reborn”.  With Bruce MIA and thought to be dead, Dick Grayson has finally taken over as the Dark Knight.  In Batman #688, which hit stores on Wednesday, both Two-Face and the Penguin make their move against the new Batman.

What else is worth your time? This week was as slim as summer television.

  • Marvel: Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1 – a lighter look at one of my favorite teams of X-Men.
  • Dark Horse: B.P.R.D.: 1947 #1 – a vampire hunting down survivors of the Third Reich? Sounds interesting.
  • IDW: A few G.I. Joe titles and an an adaptation of Angel‘s final episode. I’ll pass.
  • Image: Eh…

Posted on July 10th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (3)
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