Mid-Week Movie News Wrap Up – Jan. 22, 2009

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In this weeks Mid Week Movie News Wrap Up features:

The Ghost just got very curious; 2012 is a long way away; Josh Whedon has A Cabin In The Woods and Tom and Jerry…well you guess the rest!

1. If you’re looking forward to 2012 - the film, not the year, then you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. Sony Pictures have moved the release from July 10 to November 13.

The Roland Emmerich disaster epic stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet and a wealth of others. The studio states that the reason for the change was a crowded market place.

Source: Variety

2. Roman Polanski’s forthcoming Pierce Brosnan starrer The Ghost just went from interesting to curious. Tom Wilkinson and 80′s favorite James Belushi have joined the line up that includes Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall and Olivia William’s.

The political thriller starts shooting in Berlin on February 4th.

Source: Variety

3. Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins will star in a Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard scripted horror titled The Cabin In The Woods. Not much is known about the movie.

Goddard said:

“It’s really just your basic typecasting: When you need two actors to run through the woods in low-cut nighties, you immediately think of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. They’re the first proof that though The Cabin in the Woods is a classic horror film, it isn’t one you’ve seen before.”

Funny guy.

The Cabin In The Woods opens in February 2010

4. Well, it had to happen sooner or later! Warner Bros. are developing a live action/CGI movie of Tom and Jerry.

I really can’t bring myself to say more – but if you went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks then you are partially to blame.

Source: Variety

That’s it for now. See you at the movies!

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  1. Well I saw Alvin and others and thought it was cute … for what it was. But in order to do a live action Tom and Jerry it will have to rated R with the beatings Tom takes.

  2. C’mon..stop comparing this to ALvin and the Chipmunks…these old cartoon shorts of Tom & Jerry are classics and very violent and they are the inspiration for Itchy & Scratchy from the Simpsons. They can in no way be compared to the chipmunks…I think it should be completely CGI like Horton Hears A Who and keep the original gags and violence that made these toons as great as the Looney Tunes shorts from the same era.. (The live action/animated version of that one didn’t work out so well)

  3. as far as as Tom and Jerry goes,
    Why not?