Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: Mar 2, 2008

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

Hey there guys and gals, welcome to my first Weekend Movie News Wrap Up.

This new column is to try and fill you in on various pieces of news that happened during the week that we may have missed.

We at Screen Rant are a dedicated bunch, but there are only so many hours in the day, and movie news comes in thick and fast – so to try and keep you up to speed, we will now be picking up some news stories from the past week that we missed and bring them to a computer near you!

1. It would appear that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 18 2008.

2. Kodi Smit-McPhee, the boy who was cast as the young Logan in Wolverine has had to drop out of the film due to a scheduling conflict. He will be replaced by Troye Mellet.

3. It seems that Disney is planning another Pirates of The Caribbean film, to be released in 2011. The working title is Pirates of The Caribbean: Milk That Cash Cow.

4. MTV got the lowdown on the plot of the new James Bond film – Quantum of Solace. MGM states that:

“‘Quantum of Solace‘ continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in ‘Casino Royale.’ Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal.”

There’s much more, so visit MTV at the link below for more details.

5. IBbelieveInHarveyDent.com has added an email update section that informs you that:

We Have the power to change Gotham City

Go and sign up for future emails informing you about The Dark Knight.

6. It seems that Gerard Butler will be joining the world of Watchmen after all. Butler will be lending his voice to Tales Of The Black Freighter, an animated companion piece to Watchmen that will be included on the DVD release.

7. The Remake craze continues with Bumped, a re imagining of The Breakfast Club. Only get this, it’s set in an airport, not a school! Oohhh… different.

I hope that your thirst for movie news has now been quenched, more next week!

Sources: Variety, Superherohype,Aintitcool, MTV,Ibelieveinharveydent.com, Empire, The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. The Breakfast Club should be left alone! Re-imagining or not, there was absolutely nothing wrong with that movie that needs to be “re-imagined”. Geez, get an IMAGINATION Hollywood and stop rewriting movies from 20-30 years ago! Come up with something ORIGINAL!!!

    Loved the title of that new Pirates film, Niall…

  2. I just hope no Indy spoilers make it back from Cannes.
    Also have to wonder why Spielberg is showing it at Cannes in the first place? Did he promise Harrison Ford a free vacation or what?
    Pirates of the Carribean 4 “What’s in your Wallet”.
    Leave it to Disney. I will not see this even if the cast of the Rolling Stones make cameo’s (and they prob will).
    TwoFace!!, I say to hell, with Harvey Dents viral-blog, I want to see the film (NO MORE BS HYPE).
    Please Vic, don’t give away anymore Quantum Mechanics of the Bond script.
    I sure hope they change that title.
    First off , never heard of Bumped?

    Remake the Breakfast Club, WHY! That film was so generational.
    I can just see the new detentionee’s one will have a pierced face and tats, another will be part of a Skateboard gang and well you got to have the loner shy kid that’s hooked on his PSP and of course a couple hot chicks to round out the group. Sounds like a horrible idea… So they’ll prob do it. Maybe there going on a field trip to see how airport security has changed after 9-11 and they all get caught smoking pot and the airport security holds them for a day until mom’s can pick them up?
    (There you go you heard it here first). Pre-order your tickets now on Movie-phone.
    Kodi Smit-Mcpee being replaced by Troye Mellet, my gawd what is this world comming too?
    That’s it I’m not interested in Wolverine anymore.

  3. “Pre-order your tickets now on Movie-phone”

    Movie-phone? Get with the times, now it’s Fandago. Sheesh

    “Pirates of The Caribbean: Milk That Cash Cow”
    Hahahah. Darn, I’m still waiting for them to complete the Haunted Mansion trilogy! Then Space Mountain, yeah!

    Will Johnny Depp come back? I heard Tim Burton has roles lined up for him through 2020. If he’s not, it’s straight to DVD like all of the animated sequels (Son of Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the One-Night Stand). Sorry Orlando, you’re just not the draw you thought you were.

  4. Fandango??
    Get with the times?

    Sheeeeshh. What’s it going to be called next month.
    I’m holding out for a film version of Mr Toads wild ride” or maybe “Its a small world after all”. How long before Pixar covers one of those?

  5. Fan-google?
    Just wait til Microsoft succeeds in acquiring Yahoo

    I always thought the Teacups would make a great movie. Funny thing, I almost included the “Small World” in my list too. Great minds can almost think alike!

    But seriously, all the best to Orlando Bloom and the cast of Pirates. Sale those high seas into movie history… (did I say ‘sale’? I meant SAIL, really)

  6. Hey maybe after Pirates of Caribean: milk that cash cow (XD)comes out they’ll finally create a sequel to Country Bears, as if we needed one.