By: Henry J. Fromage -
You may have heard this, but producer and remake machine Neal Moritz is continuing his jaunt through Paul Verhoeven’s catalog (he’s also producing the Total Recall remake with Colin Farrell taking over for Ahnold) with a Starship Troopers remake. The screenwriters he hired have also been very much in demand- Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz- but that’s what happens when you write two of the summer’s biggest hits (Thor and X-Men: First Class).
Also, Agent Cody Banks. Let’s not forget about that one.
After finally failing to make 100 million (almost certainly) with Jack and Jill (the first time in a long while with Adam Sandler starring), Happy Madison is now scrabbling like inbred rats trying to gain purchase on the storm-slicked decks of a sinking ship. They’re turning to their first sequel, to the inexplicably successful Grown Ups, instead of taking the image I just painted there, making them talking rats voiced by Rob Schneider and Kevin James, and sprinkling liberally with fart jokes. Now that I’d watch.
Look, he’s pointing at a Friday’s
Well, I have another update to make on previously reported news. I hate that, particularly when the news was good. It looks like Benicio Del Toro is dropping out of the new Star Trek, allegedly over money, and J.J. Abrams is moving on to a shortlist of Latin actors to play the villain whose front runner is Edgar Ramirez, who got some good exposure last year after tearing it up in the much-lauded miniseries Carlos. Considering the ethnic demographic he’s targeting, which also includes Ricardo Montalban, it’s really, really hard not to expect the villain to be a younger Khan, of Khan!!!!!! fame. Abrams’ lips are sealed so far, though. On the plus side, there’s a “supporting villain” role as well, and considering Peter Weller just got cast as a shadowy “CEO” character, there’s a good chance it’s him. If you don’t know who Peter Weller is, then shame on you.
Yes, Robocop is going to be in the new Star Trek. Make that a Fuck Yes.