Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today we're introducing a new feature here at Monsters and Rockets. Along with the longer posts, I'll compile a few stories into bite-size newschunks for you to enjoy. So, pull up a chair for a steaming bowl of news.
RODRIGUEZ REBOOTING PREDATOR AND JETSONS: That headline tells you just about all we know for now - Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is planning big-screen reboots of The Jetsons and the Predator series. His Spy Kids pictures show that Rodriguez could probably make a fun and family-friendly picture out of The Jetsons, and I'm actually looking forward to seeing what he'll do with the Predator franchise. It hasn't been very interesting since 1980-something, so there's room for improvement, there. Rodriguez tells AICN the film will be based on a treatment he wrote many years ago, pre-Desperado.
HEROES SEASON 4 WILL ONLY BE 18 EPISODES: The good news? Heroes has finally been renewed. The bad news? There will be 6 fewer episodes than this season. Well, at least that will give the fans less to bitch about. I've gotten awfully tired of hearing that Heroes is the worst thing ever. (Click the picture above or this text link to purchase Heroes season 3 on DVD.)
DEL TORO CO-WRITING VAMPIRE NOVEL SERIES: Seriously, where is Guillermo del Toro going to find time to co-write three vampire books? He has about 17 pictures in various stages of development, including two big-deal Hobbit movies with Peter Jackson!
STRAW DOGS REMAKE COMING: Rod Lurie will film a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 classic, with X-Men's James Marsden replacing Dustin Hoffman in the lead. How can this be allowed to happen? How can we stop it? Is there a petition we can sign
DREYFUSS CAST IN PIRANHA 3D: Fear.net reports that original Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss will appear in Alex Aja's Piranha 3D. Sadly, this will probably be Dreyfuss' most high-profile role in a while.
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