Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's a Wrap - Where Have All The Ideas Gone?

It’s a Wrap – reboots, reboots, reboots and reboots (with a sprinkling of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus for good measure) in our round-up of recent movie news from the world-wide-web.

We've been a little behind at FlickeringMyth with the daily updates lately due to other commitments, but we'll continue adding content as often as possible and should be back on track in the next few weeks. In the meantime, it's also been quite a while since our last news round-up so let's take a look at some interesting titbits coming out of Movieland...

First up is the report from Bloody-Disgusting that 20th Century Fox are lining up a reboot of the Alien franchise, with Ridley and Tony Scott attached as producers on behalf of Scott Free Productions. The spy reporter - who also broke the news that Robert Rodriguez was working with Fox on the recently confirmed Predator reboot - claims that music video director Carl Rinsch will helm the remake, and that the plan is to follow a similar concept to that of the original film. No doubt Fox are already conjuring up plans for an Alien vs Predator reboot to kill both franchises once again.

Continuing with the reboot theme, Terminator Salvation and Sherlock Holmes producer Dan Lin has been talking about his plans for the next installment in the Tomb Raider movie series, which just so happens to be a prequel. "It's a great origin story that we're going to tell", says Lin, "a very character-orientated story... more realistic than the past Lara Croft movies."

As with just about every other upcoming female role, Megan Fox has been linked to the part despite shooting the rumour down in an interview with Times Online, along with those linking her to Wonder Woman. To be fair, unless the Tomb Raider origin story deals with a pre-pubescent Lara then I'm not particularly sure that Fox has the erm... ability to pull off such a physically demanding role.

But - if you just can't get enough of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star - be sure to check out the latest publicity shots from the upcoming Michael Bay blockbuster courtesy of IGN.

And just to prove once and for all that the well of ideas is truly dry, Joblo have got their hands on some exclusive set pictures from the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which also includes our first (albeit slight) glimpse of Watchmen star Jackie Earle Haley as child killer Freddy Krueger.

Meanwhile, Empire Online recently unveiled the international poster for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which also happens to feature our first official look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander (top right).

The Stephen Sommers action-figure adaptation - which also stars Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans and Christopher Eccleston - is released on August 7th, most likely to considerable fan backlash. You can view the trailer for G.I. Joe (and Transformers 2) right here.

Finally, Joblo have a collected a few videos from Terry Gilliam's newest movie The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, which recently debuted at Cannes and features Heath Ledger's final screen performance. Check out the embed below and be sure to head over to the site for more!

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