Tuesday, 20 April 2010

At the Future movies

With the future of MGM still uncertain, James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have suspended development on the next James Bond film previously scheduled for release in 2011/2012. "Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on Bond 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of Bond 23." Stated Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli jointly.

With Bond 22 grossing $586million dollars Worldwide the Bond franchise is definitely a crown jewel of the MGM library and who ever gains control of the studio will no doubt push forward with the next installment as soon as the ink is dry on the paperwork. The only question is will Daniel Craig still be Bond if this takes too long?
Scream 4 will go into production in May 2010 and is scheduled for a 15th of April 2011 release date. Little is known about the production except that Wes Craven is set to direct and the script was once again penned by Kevin Williamson. As regards to casting Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette are scheduled to return with rumours of Neve's character biting it at the opening of the movie like Drew Barrymore's did in the original. Other rumours have Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg being cast but with the production only a month away this would have been confirmed by now. Many may question the need for a Scream 4 but with the first Scream grossing $162 million dollars Worldwide and it's two sequels grossing $172 and $152 million dollars the franchise has always delivered the big bucks for the studio.


This is a project the Farrelly Brothers have been trying to get made for many years and it has eventually crept closer to being realized with the casting of Sean Penn as Larry and Benicio Del Toro as Moe with these two Hollywood heavy hitters attached surely it's a done deal? Well no the movie has been on hold since January and the Farrelly's have various other projects further along the development stage an example would be Hall Pass which has Owen Wilson, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer attached. I read a copy of the Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges script online about two years ago and it's a shame that it's not been put into production as it is a great script, the best they have ever written.

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