Film Junk Weekend Wrap-Up: Aug. 31, 2008

This week in the world of movies, we’ve got more sequels, lawsuits and live action adaptations of 80’s cartoons, plus a Facebook movie to boot! A new trailer for the fourth installment of The Fast and The Furious series hit the web, and Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor got to know each other a little more intimately on the set of I Love You Phillip Morris. James Gunn hinted at another intriguing new project starring Nathan Fillion, and the release of Baz Luhrmann’s Australia got delayed, but no one threatened to boycott the studio! Go figure.

Top Headlines
Voltron Movie Lands a Director
Aaron Sorkin Writing Facebook Movie
Rob Zombie Not Directing Halloween 2
Warner Brothers Sue Indian Film Hari Puttar
The Dark Knight Bombs in Japan
Dragonball Movie Not Cancelled (Yet!)
Film Junk is Now on Twitter!

New Trailers
Fast and Furious
Good
Filth and Wisdom

Some Stories We Didn’t Cover
First Look at Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in I Love You Phillip Morris
Waterworld Extended Cut on the Way
Kristen Bell Joins Astro-Boy Voice Cast
Vin Diesel Making Animated Hannibal Prequel
James Gunn’s Mysterious New Project with Firefly Stars
Director Not Happy with Babylon A.D.
Woody Harrelson to Star in Zombieland
Doctor Who Movie Could Happen
Chuck Palahniuk’s Rant Optioned
Sean Astin and David Cross to Star in Demoted
Outlander Going Direct to DVD
Australia Pushed Back Two Weeks
The Office Writers Pen Bad Teacher
Ron Livingston Starring in Another Workplace Comedy
Lennon Biopic Gets a Director



  • I never would have thought I’d see Carrey go gay. McGregor doesn’t surprise me one bit though.

  • Didn’t Ewan McGregor already do a gay role in something? I can’t remember.

  • Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

  • ProjectGenesis

    Well played Jay…well played.

  • Neil M

    Jay is a miserable but funny dude.

  • it was in todd haynes’ velvet goldmine, it was sweet to see obi won make out with batan

  • it was in todd haynes’ velvet goldmine, it was sweet to see obi won make out with batman

  • Wow, that is quite the still to release right off the bat. Looks like it’s trying to attract the same hype and controversy that Brokeback did. Great casting with Carrey and McGregor … looks like it’s going to be romantic!