Bringing In The Dead
When Movies That Can't Be Missed Become Movies That Can't
Universal was once on board to bring back everyone's favorite band
of mercenaries. Stephen J. Cannell brought in Richard Hatem, the
man who gave life to Under Siege 2, to update the tv series,
but so far, no one's biting. Perhaps once Dirk Benedict's comet-
like career slows down, we'll see results. Needless to say, we pity
the fool that greenlights this one.
This Middle Ages epic once sat atop the Things To Do lists of both
Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger. So, why is Arnold chasing
Satan while Verhoeven waits for Elizabeth Shue's achilles heel to
rehab before finishing shooting The Hollow Man? Originally,
the 90 million budget was to be funded by Carolco. Enough said.
THE STINKY CHEESE MAN
When they make a movie of a book, there's a lot of fat that gets
cut out. But what happens when the book is less than 100 pages.
We look forward to seeing if Nickelodeon can flesh out our favorite
by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.
SUPERMAN LIVES / REBORN
Depending on whose script they go with (Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick
and Dan Gilroy have all taken stabs at it), the return of the Man
of Steel will have to go on without Tim Burton's involvement. Burton's
absence and the arrival of script doctor William Wisher (Eraser,
The Thirteenth Warrior, Broken Arrow) does not bode
well for Superman in the race against the next Batman movie to be
the first superhero flick of the millenium to completely suck.
Matthew McConaughey is slated to be guided by Betty Thomas (Private
Parts), but we just want to see the real Evel arrive at the
premiere by jumping the camera trucks.