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Nicolas Cage will (most likely) ride again as the Ghost Rider! According to Variety, Columbia Pictures pictures is moving forward with a sequel to Mark Steven Johnson’s 2007 comic book adaptation, while leaving Johnson in the dust.

Columbia has picked up an old Ghost Rider script from David Goyer, and is hoping to rewrite it into a sequel. I’m cool with Goyer writing the film, but I hope he doesn’t direct it.  I was looking forward to both Blade: Trinity and The Invisible, but neither delivered.  Not all writers make good directors. I hope they find someone new, with a fresh perspective and a cool dark style.  Ghost Rider could make an awesome thriller, mixing the darkness of Hellraiser with the action adventure of Spider-Man. We’ll see.

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The best ongoing comic series currently on the market, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, could be making the jump to television screens from Frank Darabont and AMC.  In the series, a young police officer and family man, Rick Grimes, wakes up from a coma in a hospital to discover that the world has been overrun by zombies.  Not knowing how long he was out cold, he must regain his strength and fight through hordes of the undead to find and protect his family.

As I mentioned above, The Walking Dead is easily the best ongoing comic series. It is the one book that I wait for and it is the first thing I read every Wednesday that it hits stores. And as a huge fan, I have to say that I see no need for this to make the jump to TV. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see a zombie TV series (and I’m even producing my own Zombie Webseries), but The Walking Dead is perfect as it is. Being adapted into television will not add anything new or expand the universe in any way. I just don’t see a need for it.

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New Lara Croft Tomb Raider Actress

With how fast news travels, it is already old news that Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to the Lara Croft Tomb Raider video game franchise.  The WB has confirmed that their plans will ignore the past two Angelina Jolie Croft films and they will relaunch and completely overhaul the franchise’s film series. Personally I think this is awesome news. Even though Jolie was perfect for the artifact-collecting beauty, the films were sub-par at best. A fresh approach and series is just what they need. And that is going to start with a new actress.

E! Online is reporting that Megan Fox (Transformers) is a front runner for the role, while Ain’t It Cool News is pushing for Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) to take over for Jolie.  Megan Fox is a fan favorite and the role could push her into superstar status (not that she isn’t seen that way already by teenage boys world wide).  Mitra would be an interesting choice for the role. AICN reports that she was the original inspiration for the video game version of Lara, which means she fits the part physically and with Doomsday and an Underworld sequel under her belt, she has shown that she can handle the action.

Personally, neither Fox or Mitra would be my number one choice for the role. I’d much rather see Mila Kunis as Lara Croft. Kunis has the right amount of attitude and hotness for Croft, and she has also proven her place in the video game action genre (Max Payne).

What do you think? Who would you like to see take over as Lara Croft?

Street Fighter movie poster

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li has an all new poster, and thankfully it is a lot better than the last one. It has a cool look and vibe to it. The trailer for the film is okay, but still leaves a lot to be desired. Continue reading to check it out…

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John Grisham’s new novel, The Associate, hits stores in late January (you can pre-order it by clicking the above picture), but you can read the first two chapters now. EW has posted the first two chapters (click here for chapter 1 and here for chapter 2), and will be posting two more chapters over the next two weeks before the novel comes out.

The novel, which is Grisham’s 22nd novel, is already being adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures with Shia LaBeouf attached to star. Continue reading for the novel’s official plot description.

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According to Empire Magazine, Walt Disney Studios has announced that they will not be co-producing and co-financing the third film Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Based on the fifth book in CS Lewis’ Narnia universe, Dawn Treader follows Edmund, Lucy and Eustace as they are unexpectedly drawn into Narnia through a painting of a ship. They land in the ocean near King Caspian’s ship, the Dawn Treader and join him on a quest to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia.

Ben Barnes (Caspian), Skandar Keynes (Edmund), and Georgie Henley (Lucy) were all expected to return for the new film. Now, with the status of the film in question, it is unknown if they will be back. Empire goes on to mention that Fox might be a likely new partner for Walden Media, the company behind the series. Walden has worked with Fox on some of their other productions, including Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Nim’s Island, and City of Ember. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was expected to be released in 2010 with another sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair coming out in 2011.

Six new scenes from Revolutionary Road have been released on Yahoo! video. The film, which has been nominated for four Golden Globes (including best picture, best director, and best leading actor and actress), stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in their first pairing since Titanic. You can check out one of the new scenes above, and the rest of them here. The film comes out on January 15th, 2009.

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