Screen Rant Grab Bag 12-19-07

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:53 pm,

G.I. Joe casting update: More cast members have joined the Stephen Sommers-directed film, including big-time Korean star Byeong-Heon Lee, who will be playing Cobra Commander’s bodyguard (and Snake Eyes’ brother) Storm Shadow. Scarlett O’Hara will be played by upcoming star Rachel Nichols. They join Sienna Miller (as the female lead) and Ray Park (Darth Maul, who plays Snake Eyes). The film is scheduled to open in 2009. Source: Latino Review.

USA Network cancels The Dead Zone and The 4400: Fans were disappointed to learn both The Dead Zone and The 4400 were canceled today, and the final episodes were aired in September. Looks like any dangling plot lines won’t be worked out, unless fans can rally to save the shows, a la Jericho! Source: Ain’t It Cool News.

New Cloverfield clip: Some rocking new footage, plus the one shot of the monster we’ve seen in the latest trailer and the five minute preview, seems to be a little more clear now. This is a 30-second TV spot, so look for more of these as January 18, 2008 gets closer. Source: Ain’t It Cool News.

Has the live-action Dragonball movie landed Chow Yun-Fat? Wow, I’m getting impressed with this film, but it’s way past my generation. Heck, I was about three years too old for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, when they exploded in the late 1980s/early 1990s. The film opens summer 2008 and is directed by James Wong (Final Destination, X-Files). Source: Superhero Hype!

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  1. I haven’t noticed any promotion for The 4400 in a long time. They hyped it a lot when it first came on, but I haven’t been aware that it was still on for a long time. It’s too bad that networks tend to start ignoring shows, leading to cancellations like this.

  2. Omg, a dragonball movie, I was obsessed with dragonball when i was a kid. I even still collect action figures from it. I don’t see how they could make it a movie, but I’ll have to see it no matter what. I’m guessing they won’t make it exactly like it, they will probably keep the idea and the story, but change the looks and style and everything.

  3. 4400 was basically a summer-run show.

    Cancellation is fine with me. At the end of 2007 season, I vowed to not watch it again.

    Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Deep Space Nine, Andromeda early years, The 4400 Season 1) may have intended more cohesion to the story. Early on, I sensed it was going somewhere. Thinly produced, with cheesy and seldom seen effects, the story compelled me. But the longer The 4400 ran, the further it departed from continuity.

    Fans of Lost gripe about not having enough answers. The 4400 provided the pretense of answers–ambiguous. Early mysteries were never completely resolved. Who abducted them? We only see through dreams and visions. What is Jordan Collier’s power? How did he come back to life (assuming that was not his power)? What happened to Alana?

    The notion of manipulation from the Future came to the fore, in the form of a conspiracy so convoluted that no is to be trusted, and no one is responsible for their actions. (Kyle has a wicked spirit guide. Tom is possessed by an earlobe agent from the future. Sean is mesmerized with Collier. Richard just wants his family back. Isabelle’s trying to outrun fate…or is she?)

    In the end, Everyone Had a Super Power, No One Could Be Trusted, and most offensive to me–the show was fixated on what one website called a “Jesus-y” messiah (with a “Bible!”).

    Cancel away.