Rapid Roundup of Hollywood Rumor News

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Here’s the latest roundup of rumors, tid-bits, and bric-a-brac out of H’Wood.  Some might be true, some might be way off base, but all of them should stir a little something in that head of yours.

Indiana Jones 5: Consider the source, but Shia LaBeouf claims Steven Spielberg is well underway on the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, only this time there will be no special effects.

Three Stooges: Sean Penn’s year off announcement has The Three Stooges project in limbo.  What a shame.  I would like to have seen what he, Jim Carrey, and Benicio del Toro would have cooked up.  Oh well, there’s always those Major Spoilers Podcast boys.

James Bond: Look for Blofeld to return in the next James Bond flick, and is going to be played by Michael Sheen.  If that falls through, I want H’wood to remember that I’ve been shaving my head on a regular basis, and I do enjoy the Tootsie Pops, so I just might throw my hat into the ring – oh wait, that’s Oddjob.

RoboCop: The movie is getting a production delay, thanks to Natalie Portman.  Director Darren Aronofsky is taking time to work on Black Swan, a ballerina flick starring Portman, which means RoboCop is probably going to get pushed back, back, way back past 2011 before it begins production.

Wanted 2: Electric Boogaloo: Don’t ask how it is going to happen, but apparently Angelina Jolie is signed for the sequel for the action movie.  So is this going to be a sequel, a prequel, or a series of flashbacks?

Ghostbusters 3: Dan Akroyd is surprisingly talkative about the third installment of the ghost comedy.  Most recently he spilled the beans, that indeed a new group of Ghostbusters will take over the franchise, but likens it more to the latest Star Trek reboot than a total remake.

We3: Still in the works, the latest word is the animals will have monotone computer voices instead of stunt casting.

Red Dawn: Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have been cast in the remake of the cold war film about a small town invaded by the Chinese and Russian armies, and the team of teenagers who join up to fight back.  All I can say is WOOOOLLLLLVERINES!!!!  Man, how cool would it be if the production company was able to snag appearances by C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thomspon and Charlie Sheen to bring the 1984 film full circle?  Yeah, okay, the producers can also throw in Jennifer Grey if they really have to.