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The Morning Roundup: Fourth Bourne Film, New Posters, 300 and Kung Fu Panda Sequels Planned

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThis morning we’ve got news related to a planned fourth film in the Jason Bourne series, casting in Polanski’s next project, new posters for Death Race and Quarantine, Sienna Miller talking about her inadequate cup size (wait, what?), and more!

Nic Cage and Pierce Brosnan have joined Roman Polanski's next project, The Ghost, about a ghost writer (Cage) hired to finish the memoirs of a British Prime Minister (Brosnan) who uncovers a scandal that puts them both in jeopardy.

In the good news/good news department, not only are Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon both set to return for a fourth Jason Bourne film, but they’re completely disregarding the fourth Bourne novel in favor of an original storyline, which looks to be set (at least in part) in South America

Evidently Sienna Miller under went some temporary, ahem, augmentation for her role as Baroness in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.  According to SFGate Miller said,

“(I wear a) tight black leather outfit. And much bigger boobs… They gave me these things that looked like chicken fillets. The director said, 'I'm gonna be honest, I like girls with big boobs,' and I don't have them so we made them bigger… At least he's honest. But I was mildly offended."

In sequel news, if you enjoyed either 300 or Kung Fu Panda (or like me, both) you might be happy to know you can expect sequels to both films.  Though the 300 sequel might actually be a prequel, which would sort of make sense since 299 of them died at the end.

Hey!  We can expect the first teaser trailer for the next Bond film, Quantum of Solace, to debut online next Monday!  If at all possible we’ll have it for your viewing pleasure here on CC2k!

Wow.  Is Paramount skipping ComicCon this year?  With four big properties to hype – G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Star Trek XI, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and The Last Airbender – that seems like a bad move, but /Film is reporting a Paramount spokesperson informed them: “The timing was off this year.”  Ouch. 

Also you can check out new posters for Death Race and Quarantine below.  Click on the thumbnails to enlarge!


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It’s a bit overdue, as the awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, but here’s a rundown of the winners of the 34th Annual Saturn Awards:

Best Science Fiction Film: Cloverfield

Best Fantasy Film: Enchanted

Best Horror Film: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.

Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: 300

Best Actor: Will Smith (I Am Legend)

Best Actress: Amy Adams (Enchanted)

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)

Best Supporting Actress: Marcia Gay Harden (The Mist)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Freddie Highmore (August Rush)

Best Direction: Zack Snyder (300)

Best Writing: Brad Bird (Ratatouille)

Best Music: Alan Menken (Enchanted)

Best Costume: Colleen Atwood (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.)

Best Make-Up: Ve Neill, Martin Samuel (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)

Best Special Effects: Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl, John Frazier (Transformers)

Best Animated Film: Ratatouille

Best International Film: Eastern Promises

Best Network Television Series: Lost

Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series: Dexter

Best Presentation on Television: Family Guy: Blue Harvest

Best Actor on Television: Matthew Fox (Lost)

Best Actress on Television: Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer)

Best Supporting Actor on Television: Michael Emerson (Lost)

Best Supporting Actress on Television: (TIE) Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah  Connor Chronicles)/ Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)

Best DVD Release: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (remix)

Best DVD Special Edition Release: Blade Runner (5 Disc Ultimate Edition)

Best DVD Classic Film Release: The Monster Squad

Best DVD Collection: Mario Bava (Box Sets 1 & 2)

Best Television Series Release on DVD: Heroes (Season 1)

Best Retro Television Series Release on DVD: Twin Peaks (Definitive Gold Box Ed.)

The Life Career Award: Robert Halmi, Sr.

The George Pal Memorial Award: Guillermo del Toro

The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Matt Reeves

The Special Achievement Award: Tim & Donna Lucas

The Service Award: Fred Barton