Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer
This morning we have news of a new Star Trek comic that will lead up to the release of Abrams' reboot, several television shows picked up for full or additional seasons, trailers for Marley & Me and Push, and more!
Hollywood seemingly will never run out of targets for remakes. The producers of the Saw franchise and the horror division of RKO Pictures are planning a string of remakes of classic horror films from the 1930's and 40's that include: Five Came Back, I Walked With a Zombie, The Body Snatcher, and Bedlam.
Chuck Palahniuk's 2005 novel Haunted has been optioned for a film adaptation that Koen Mortier will direct.
Star Trek: Countdown, a four-issue comic prequel series to be released from January to April of next year has already been written by J.J. abrams and his Star Trek writing partners.
In a bit of non-news, Daniel Craig revealed in an interview that he was approached by Marvel to portray Thor, but turned them down saying:
"yes they [Marvel] did approach me but I turned it down…it would have been too much of a power trip, both Bond and Thor, and running around with long hair and a hammer."
Guillermo Del Toro has talked about some of the challenges of making The Hobbit such as:
"I believe that every single second of that movie is a challenge. The biggest of them all, the most obvious of them all would be Smaug – but that is stating the obvious. Smaug has the great advantage of having been written like – in my memory and in my view of anti-drama – it is the best Dragon ever written, so that's a great foundation already. You know the fact that he is 'The Magnificent'; he is absolutely so well fleshed out. But in terms of the design, because 'form is function' and function and form ultimately dictate conflict (to an audience). When you're watching a Dragon it's not just how cool it looks…"