Mid-Week Movie News Wrap Up – Oct. 30, 2008

Published 7 years ago by , Updated July 15th, 2014 at 9:51 am,

Another week means another jammed-packed Mid Weekend Movie News Wrap Up.

This week:

Mel Gibson returns from the Edge; Iron Man goes Halloween; Jack Ryan may have two-faces; Elvis goes to hell and we bite down on some R-rated Pie.

1. Have you heard the one about the Movie Star and the Sheriff’s department? Me too.

However having said that here’s the first pic of Mel Gibson in Martin Campbell’s (Casino Royale) Edge of Darkness.

edgeofdarkness Mid Week Movie News Wrap Up   Oct. 30, 2008

Mel, it has been way too long. Give ‘em hell Mel!

Source: Moviehole

2. Here at Screen Rant the guys love Iron Man – I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t seen it yet, however now that it’s on DVD that should change. Anything Iron Man is cool here – so imagine how excited Vic and the gang got when this Halloween image hit the web:

They went Stark-raving mad!

Source (and more pictures): Pumpkin Gutter via Great White Snark

3. Now that Sam Raimi has jumped ship from the new Jack Ryan movie – word on the street is that Harvey Dent – Aaron Eckhart himself is in the running for the role that was once played by such illustrious actors as Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin.

Good choice. Beats the hell out of James Franco. I’m guessing that those people who had a fit over a blond Bond Daniel Craig will be petitioning Paramount – but guess what? They don’t know Jack…er …Ryan!

Source: Moviehole

4. Paul Giamatti has told Aint It Cool that Bruce Campbell will not be returning to Elvis’ jewel encrusted jumpsuit for Bubba Nosferatu. Don’t worry though, that other bastion of geek love; Hellboy himself Ron Perlman will play The King in the Horror comedy sequel.

Giamatti will play Colonel Parker in the film, as well as producing the Dan Cosacarelli directed sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep.

Talk about a Hunka Hunka Burning Love!

Source: AICN

5. Now that R rated comedy is all the rage it would appear that Universal Pictures want to unleash more Pie. American Pie that is. I must admit – I have a soft spot for the Pie films (please don’t take that out of context, my folks read this – sometimes). I first saw American Pie waaay back in 1999 when I first went off to University (College for you American folks) and I hold the franchise very dear to my ….er… heart.

No plot is set yet – or cast for that matter – but you can bet your ass (or any other body part) that Eugene Levy will return.

When will this new… ahem… entry come? Who knows, but like Jason Bigg’s Jim, it should be quite soon.

Source: Moviehole

That’s it for another week. See you at the movies.

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  1. Pretty soon they’ll be able to do “American Pie: The Next Generation.”


  2. Niall, you should be ashamed of yourself for not having caught Iron Man in the theaters!!! BAD, BAD, BAD movie site writer!! LOL!!

  3. Oh wow. No Bruce as Elvis, but Big Ron is in. I don’t know whether to cry or cheer!

  4. Hold on thar, partner! You write for Screen Rant and you’ve never seen Iron Man???!!

    Gunner!! Target that petaQ and program disruptors and torpedoes to fire simultaneously!!


    Never heard of these Bubba films. Are they any good?

  5. I didn’t know anything about Edge of Darkness but when I looked it up, my favorite actor, Robert Deniro, was involved….for a week. Looks like there were creative differences either between Deniro and Gibson or Deniro and the director. Too bad; having both these iconic actors on the big screen would have been grand. Isn’t this the 2nd movie in 2 years Deniro has left because of creative differences?

  6. I’m hitting the Bubba Nosferatu link and just getting a blank page, which I suppose is kind of appropriate really. Steven, was that “Big Ron” Perlman? As Elvis?? They’ll have to give him almost as much makeup as Hellboy for that one…

    John, “Bubba Nosferatu: Curse Of The She-Vampires” was a kind of joke insert at the end of the credits of Bubba Ho-Tep. Never thought it’d actually get made. You must see BH-T! It’s by Don Coscarelli, who did the Phantasm movies. No flying spheres or Angus Scrimm, but you do get Elvis in a retirement home fighting a mummy with a black guy who thinks he’s JFK. Manages to be both ridiculous and strangely moving all in one go.

  7. Yup, Big Bad Ron, to give him his full title. 😉
    Not sure how well it will work, and doubt he can be as good as Bruce, but it just appeals to me. Mind you, nothing is certain yet.

    I thought Ossie Davis was great in Ho-Tep.
    They have to have Brian Tyler doing the music again.

  8. Ron Perlman is no Elvis type…casting him to replace Bruce is like casting David Tennant as Hellboy…(*shudder!*)