Film Junk Weekend Wrap-Up: March 2, 2008


Well it was nice to see that this year’s Academy Awards went off without a hitch, but despite the telecast being relatively efficient and straightforward it was still the lowest rated Oscar broadcast in history. Go figure. Fans were buzzing this week about the possibility of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon returning for a fourth installment in the Bourne series, while Leonardo DiCaprio was in the news again with a rumoured role in an upcoming remake of the recent documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are is said to be heading for major reshoots, and the first trailer for Mike Myers’ new movie Love Guru generally failed to impress. In other news, New Line Cinema has officially folded and become a part of Warner Brothers, and the direct to DVD anime collection Batman: Gotham Knight finally got a release date.

Top Headlines
2008 Academy Award Winners Announced
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Back for More Bourne
Where The Wild Things Are Pushed Back to 2009 for Massive Reshoots
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in Cocaine Cowboys Remake?
The Last Starfighter Sequel In The Works
Two People Stabbed at Screening of The Signal
Cantankerous Podcast #2

New Trailers
Step Brothers
Love Guru
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
The Onion Movie
The Fall

Some Stories We Didn’t Cover
This Year’s Oscars Deliver Lowest TV Ratings Ever
New Line Cinema Merges with Warner Brothers
Batman: Gotham Knight Anime Out on DVD July 8th
Jonathan Mostow to Direct The Megas
Brett Morgen Approached by Courtney Love to Direct Kurt Cobain Documentary
Neil Marshall and Lionsgate Will Not Be Directly Involved in The De2cent
Ellen Page Drops Out of Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell
Indiana Jones 4 May Premiere at Cannes
Freddie Highmore to Voice Imagi’s Astroboy