Film Junk Weekend Wrap-Up: July 20, 2008

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With The Dark Knight being the biggest advertising opportunity of the entire summer, it was definitely a big week for new trailers. Among the new movies teased this week were Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, Terminator 4, and Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies. Also this week we had a handful of zany rumours floating around including one about a Wachowski Brothers Plastic Man movie, and plenty of talk about the casting of Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards. We also got our first glimpse at the new Jason (who looks a lot like the old Jason), and Jay unleashed his Top 10 Comic Book Movies list on the world.

Top Headlines
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks for Inglorious Bastards
Wachowski Brothers to Direct Plastic Man?
The Monster Squad to be Remade?
Scream 4 Confirmed
Another Live Action TMNT Movie in Development?
Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible Web Series Goes Online
2008 Emmy Nominees Announced
Jay’s Top 10 Comic Book Movies of All-Time

New Trailers
Watchmen
Terminator Salvation
Body of Lies
Ghost Town
The Spirit Trailer #2
Resident Evil Degeneration

Some Stories We Didn’t Cover
First Look at the New Jason Voorhees
Will Ferrell to Star in Two Face (Not Related to Batman)
Diary of the Dead 2 Confirmed
John Woo to Direct Caliber
Crazy Love Guy Demands HBO Show His Movie
Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman Break Up
Xbox 360 To Offer Netflix Streaming Capability
Family Guy to Parody Star Trek Next
China Wants Changes to The Mummy 3
Loudermilk: Napoleon Dynamite as a Superhero?
Jackie Chan To Get His Own Museum
One Minute to Midnight Adaptation



  • Diary of the Dead 2? Wow, Romero REALLY thinks he’s onto something with this diary concept. I actually could look past the blatant problems in DiaryOTD, but a sequel? Jesus. I mean– come up with some other “of the dead” concept.

    Having said all of that– I’ll still see it, because horror fans are suckers. But Romero’s legacy has been dwindling drastically with each film he’s made in the past 10 years.

  • Friday The 13th remake should be interesting.

  • I agree that Friday the 13th shold be interesting. As long as they go Hard R and don’t pansy out like the “Prom Night” remake. Though, Platinum Dunes has never shied away from decent gore.

    Also, I thought Family Guy was going to open each of the next few seasons with a blue harvest type episode, but with each successive season parodying the next star wars film? (Empire & Return)

    I think a star trek episode would be funny, but not as appealing across the mainstream audience, especially considering the Family Guy audience is always getting younger. They may not even have a basis of reference for much of the star trek world.