Film Junk Weekend Wrap-Up: June 1, 2008


In addition to all the continued discussion surrounding Indiana Jones and Sex and the City this week, there was no shortage of other things to talk about. Brett Ratner found himself in the headlines again, after launching a new consulting business and attaching himself to both Beverly Hills Cop 4 and a possible God of War movie. Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie is shaping up to be a pretty massive project, while Robert Rodriguez announced plans to direct a new family comedy and possibly a TV series. Michael Bay’s production company came up with the brilliant idea of making a horror movie about a ouija board, and trailers were released for new movies from Kevin Smith, The Coen Brothers and… Fred Durst?!

Top Headlines
Brett Ratner to Direct Beverly Hills Cop 4?
Brett Ratner to Direct God of War?
Robert Rodriguez to Direct Female Prison Exploitation Series?
Sydney Pollack Dies at Age 73
Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space to Get Remade
The Movie Club Podcast Episode 7: The Ice Storm and C.R.A.Z.Y.

New Trailers
Burn After Reading
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
The Longshots
He’s Just Not That Into You

Some Stories We Didn’t Cover
Michael Bay to Produce Ouija Board: The Movie
Zack Snyder’s Watchmen Nearing 3 Hours in Length
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter Animated Film Going Direct to DVD, But Will Be Included in Director’s Cut
Plot and Poster for Alex Proyas’ Knowing
Robert Rodriguez to Direct Family Comedy Shorts
Tobey Maguire Still Top Choice to Play Spider-Man
Emily The Strange Movie
James McAvoy as Bilbo Baggins?
Robocop Remake May Be in 3D
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s JCVD = Best Movie of the Year?
Composer of Star Trek Theme is Dead
Bad Lieutenant Director Not Happy About Remake
Capcom Hoping to Turn More Games into Movies
Miranda July to Direct Satisfaction
Notorious B.I.G. Biopic Cast Pics
Will Another Rocky Movie Happen?
Back to the Future 4 is a No Go
Tarantino’s Next Movie Will Be Inglorious Bastards
Harry Potter Actor Stabbed to Death
Robert Downey Jr. to Play Hugh Hefner?
Russian Communist Party Calls for Boycott of Indiana Jones
Rainn Wilson Scores Role in Transformers 2
First Pic from The Surrogates
Ronald D. Moore’s Next Sci-Fi Series: Virtuality

  • My thoughts…
    James McAvoy as Bilbo– great idea.
    Another “Rocky”– Bad idea.
    “Inglorious Bastards”– HA! I’ve heard that one before.
    No “Back the the Future” 4– Thank God.

  • so that Robocop remake is actually happening? could things get any worse?

    why can’t they just fucking re-release old movies?

    I hate CGI.

  • Ryan

    I’m with Bob the Slob. Re-releasing old movies is a win. So what if it only makes ten mil at the box office? It would cost the studio pennies on the dollar of the cost of a remake.