Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Movie News Today

In Super Confusing/Is This Necessary? news of the day, Warner Brothers apparently plans to reboot the "Batman" franchise almost immediately following Christopher Nolan's closing chapter. Look I love Batman as much if not more than the next guy, but doesn't an immediate reboot cheapen what could be considered the best super hero series ever? I'll still see it, though, so I guess I'm partly responsible for this.

Greg Mottola ("Paul," "Adventureland") will direct the pilot for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series. EXTREMELY interesting pairing.

Paramount's Jack Ryan reboot has been postponed indefinitely and may lose star Chris Pine. As a big fan of the first three Ryan movies (particularly "Patriot Games"), I'd prefer they take the time to make sure they get it right this time around, even if it means losing Pine, and avoid another "Sum of All Fears" incident.

Pixar has officially titled their "Monsters Inc." sequel, "Monsters University." Good call in my book. Can't wait for this one, quite frankly. After "Toy Story" and "Incredibles," this is my favorite Pixar film, as strange as that might seem.

Den of Geek explores the troubled production of the "Red Dawn" remake. Excellent summary.


  1. Greg Mattola didn't direct "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." That was Edgar Wright. Mattola's credits include "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Paul."

    Just in case it comes up in Trivial Pursuit or something.

  2. Blerg, not sure why I did that. Another example of why I probably shouldn't write content at 1 in the morning. :) Thanks!


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