Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A glimpse into... THE FUTURE!

This funky little list gives you 28 movies that the IMDB shows as slated for release in 2007 (the only movie listed later than that is the adaptation of the Harry Potter book that hasn't been published yet, which will apparently hit screens in 2008). Among things to look forward to, if you're a huge movie geek:

Lots of Threes

The Bourne Identity, Shrek, Spiderman, and Toy Story series will all get threequels. Which means I'll be excited, DISAPPOINTED, ECSTATIC and hesitant/hopeful, respectively.

Insane Ideas for Action Movies

Like James Cameron's plan to make a half-real/half-CGI anime adaptation in Digital 3D called Battle Angel. And there's also a movie called Kung Fu Panda, which sounds awesome and cute. Oh wait, it's not an action movie, it's an animated movie. Oh wait, I don't care, because it's called Kung Fu Panda so I'm obviously seeing it.

Lots More Preaching to the Choir

Michael Moore's making a sequel! It's actually going to be called Fahrenheit 9/11 1/2. I'm not kidding. These either means he's paying homage to Fellini (which couldn't be more incongruous) or he's ripping off the Naked Gun movies. Apparently, the film will focus on our president being stupid.

An Untitled Prequel to Star Trek!

I don't care.

Abraham Lincoln movie!

Spielberg's making it, starring Liam Neeson. I think that could potentially be great. The movie still needs a title, though. Perhaps...

Honest Guy!
Five Dollar Baby
Penny Dude
Four Score?!

Weird Move for the LOTR Gang

Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who make up 2/3 of the writing team behind Lord of the Rings, are adapting The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Which is, if I'm not mistaken, that blue book that everybody read on the subway last year. I heard it wasn't all that great. At any rate, it seems like a strange move for this team. Peter Jackson's producing. And also banging Fran Walsh. They're married.


A new movie from Michael Mann called Damage Control and a movie called Shantaram starring Johnny Depp which may finally get him a statue. Not like anybody cares about winning statues anymore (though I still obsess over it for no reason).

Well, that about wraps it up for issue #1 of the Countdown to Kung Fu Panda.


Anonymous said...

Kung-Fu Panda:
"Coming Soon has the report about a Dreamworks animated project about a kung fu fighting panda bear. Master P: Kung Fu Panda is about a jungle invaded by snow leopards. The jungle animals must find the prophesied warrior to defend them. And, of course, the hero turns out to be a lazy panda that must be trained in Kung Fu."

Of course.

"A cross between Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Pandas".