The wait is almost over folks. No - I'm not talking about the new Indiana Jones film... it's the Weekend Movie News Wrap Up that you've been waiting for. Admit it!
This week we have:
Tom Cruise - as always! More marketing from The Dark Knight, George Clooney staring at goats, The Punisher teases us and Indiana Jones 5.
Yep, you read that last bit correctly!
1. It wouldn't be a Sunday if I didn't write about Tom Cruise, this week we had confirmation that the Cruiser is indeed in negotiations to star in Phillip Noyce's thriller The 28th Amendment.
According to Moviehole:
"Cruise would play President Ben Cahill in Warners action thriller, which follows the adventures of an American President (Cruise) that discovers the United States is actually being controlled by a super secret organization (run by Denzel Washington) that terminates those that get in its way."
Sounds a bit like The Firm, which was quite an enjoyable little thriller. Also Denzel's always good value, it seems like he is in the mood for teaming up with fellow A-listers - we've had him star with Russell Crowe, he's currently filming with John Travolta - it looks like Cruise could be next!
2. Once Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released, the next film that I can't wait to see is The Dark Knight.The marketing machine has been moving along nicely on this one - and this new poster is in line with everything that has gone before it!.Click for a much larger version
Source: Batman on Film
3. George Clooney will star in Men Who Stare at Goats. The pic will be directed by Clooney's Smoke House partner Grant Heslov. The film will be based on Jon Ronson's book about the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion - a unit that was to use paranormal powers in battle. No really!
The title of the film is based on the belief that you can kill a goat - just by staring at it.
It sounds like it's prime Clooney material - but I'd bet on a title change.
4. A teaser poster for Punisher: War Zone has been released - and it looks cool, and exactly like a Punisher teaser should - skulls and bullet holes.