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quietearth [Celluloid 07.30.10] movie news


#1: For all the Troma fans out there, we just got a press release stating that Troma just signed screenwriter Collyn McCoy to write the next Toxic Avenger flick, but unfortunately, there's no further info!

#2: We reported on the Deathdream remake over 2 years ago, and according to Fangoria it's not dead! It's still being done by Stephen Susco with Grace director Paul Solet now attached! Susco says if things go well, it might get shot by the end of the year. I know, I know, it's a remake of a brilliant cult film, but I'm looking forward to it.

#3: Duncan Jones Source Code is in post and is set for a release next year.

#4: Von Trier's disaster flick Melancholia is about to begin production with Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgaard, and Kirsten Dunst among others. It's being described as a "psychological disaster movie about two sisters and an enormous planet that evidently looms threateningly close to Earth". Whatever, hurry up! via The Playlist

#5: Just Timberlake to star in Andrew Niccol's (GATTACA!) I'm.mortal which is set to shoot early this fall. Here's a rundown: I’m.mortal depicts a future where the aging gene is turned off at age 25, but to avoid overpopulation, time has become the new currency. The lead character is a poor man from the ghetto who is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time. Amanda Seyfried has already signed on to play the beautiful rich girl he kidnaps while on the run.

#6: Alfonso Cuarón's big cgi flick Gravity will reportedly have Scarlett Johansson starring opposite Robert Downey Jr. in an "outer space survival thriller about a woman attempting to make her way back to planet Earth after a satellite crash". When's it shooting?

#7: Yet another comic adaptation coming in Freakshow. Surprised? Mark Protosevich looks to be eyeing this upcoming comic about "five young protagonists who are turned into mutants by a cataclysmic chemical explosion and must decide whether to use their newfound powers to save the city or exact revenge on those responsible after the world's only superhero is killed." Apparently it's a whole city that gets whacked by the chemicals. via Variety

#8: Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski trying to get PA comic adaptation Oblivion funded (we reported on this before but I'm doing it again). Give him the dough! Check out this synopsis: “Earth, 2015. The Odyssey travels to Mars to assemble and occupy the Red Planet’s first base station. En route, the sudden appearance of a vast White Cube in space interrupts the ship’s voyage - and the crew of the Odyssey is never heard from again. 30 years later, Earth has become an almost unrecognizable, surreal wilderness with the remains of human cities poking through vast black sand dunes and bizarre geological formations. The White Cube, from a long-dead extraterrestrial race, was to find potentially inhabitable worlds and reshape them into suitable environments for the aliens, who now will never come. It now sits high in the planet’s orbit, dominating the sky, attempting to undo the damage it has caused as well as repopulate the Earth with clones of the comatose Odyssey crew. The only clones on the surface remain those stationed in the looming Watchtowers, scattered around the planet. One such Watchtower crewmember, a clone named Jak, witnesses a burning object fall to Earth. It’s an escape pod carrying Julia Kanan, the one lone survivor of the Odyssey before its capture by the Cube, and a love from Jak’s pre-clone past. But as the authorities close in to retake Julia, Jak’s genetic memory of his love for her drives him to decisions he never would have thought possible-and which could lead to disaster for both of them.” via deadline.

Watch the trailer for Deathdream after the break!

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Jezizup (12 years ago) Reply

Ugh. Toxic Avenger?? How the hell did they make the first four?


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

Oblivion don't worry someone will fund that!


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

Kosinski has huge backing for all his Sci-Fi films there is no doubt that Oblivion won't get the same.

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