Wednesday, June 24, 2009
WEAVER OUT OF GHOSTBUSTERS 3, ALIEN PREQUEL: Sigourney Weaver tells Sci-Fi Squad she doesn't expect to return for the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel or Alien prequel. Regarding Ghostbusters 3, she says, "I think they're still writing it, but (laughs) I'd be very surprised ... You never know. I just did a benefit with Bill (Murray), and we love working together, but I think they're trying to create something new completely with the Ghostbusters, although I know Bill is in it. I hope my little son Oscar (from Ghostbusters II) is a Ghostbuster!" As for the Alien prequel, "Well, I don't think that Ripley could appear in an Alien prequel because she doesn't have any access to the creature until the first Alien. But Ridley (Scott) is producing it and that makes me happy. I wasn't thrilled with the whole Alien Vs. Predator thing. I never saw them, but one of the reasons I died in (Alien) 3 was to not have anything to do with those (laughs). Just because, you know, I think it just seemed so economically motivated somehow. I feel we did four good movies, and I'm content with that. I hope if they do something new, they will encompass the idea of where the alien first came from, because I think that's an interesting idea -- to find out what happened and 'how did it get to us?'"
THE RETURN OF MR. EKO?: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje tells TV Guide he hopes to return to Lost as his character Mr. Eko, who died suddenly and horribly in season 3. "To be able to give that rich character some completion would be nice," he says. I'll be curious to see if Lost's producers take him up on the offer, after they've made no secret of the fact that his abrupt departure from the show caused a lot of problems because they had big plans for Eko. But then again, I never expected they'd bring Michelle Rodriguez back for a cameo, either.
TEEN WOLF ON MTV?: Hot on the heels of the news that a Teen Wolf remake is in the works, comes the announcement in Variety that rather than going ahead as a film, the project is probably going to become a series on MTV. The really surprising thing is that it seems MTV is planning the series to be a drama, rather than a comedy. At least, that's how it looks given the talent attached. Star Trek and The 4400's Rene Echevarria will executive produce, and writers will include Prison Break's Marty Adelstein and Criminal Minds' Jeff Davis.
CAMERON PREVIEWS 24 MINUTES OF AVATAR: James Cameron showed nearly half an hour of 3D Avatar footage (some of it still in rough form) at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam, and the response from journalists was nothing short of giddy. "[I]t took my breath away," reads a report on Coming Soon. "I thought—just like you guys—that I've seen it all with Gollum, or The Hulk, but Cameron has done it again. These creatures seem so real, that within minutes you forget you're watching an enormous and very blue CGI character. Even the eyes are totally convincing. The characters have real personalities and a soul... The effects are in a league of their own. After some disappointing or even pointless 3-D movies, "Avatar" may be the first movie where 3-D is properly utilized.
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