Rapid Roundup of Hollywood News



There’s so much movie news coming out of H’wood this morning, that we’re bringing back the Rapid Roundup of Hollywood News.  Some of it is clearly in the rumor category, while other entries are confirmed fact – we’ll leave it up to you to decide which is fact, and which is fan boy fantasy.

Check it out, Rob Liefeld is really excited about breaking the fourth wall in the upcoming Deadpool movie!

DreamWorks, and the magnificent writers behind the latest Star Trek movie and Transformers 2 (Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci) are hot on snagging the rights to Xombie, a zombie story about an undead policeman.

“Xombie” is based on a Devil’s Due comic book by James Farr, itself based on his online animated series. Farr’s creation centers on a zombie cop named Dirge who attempts to saves humanity’s remnants, particularly a young girl named Zoe, from evil zombies.

Sounds like an interesting concept in a day and age where zombie flicks are starting to lose some luster.  Or course I can’t let this one go by without pointing out that Orci and Kurtzman are also working on the View-Master movie.

via THR

Did the writer of script for the Cowboy Bebop movie do too good of a job?  According to Keanu Reeves who is tapped to play Spike Spiegel – yes.

“There’s a draft of the script, but the writer did such a great job [that] in order to make the movie, you would need half a billion dollars.”

via Ain’t It Cool News

On the Thor front, Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore have been signed for the Kenneth Branagh directed Marvel flick.  Alexander is signed to play Sif, a warrior of Asgard, and love interest of Thor.  This should make for interesting times, as Natalie Portman has also been cast a Thor love, which will either lead to a cool love triangle or a girl on girl smack down.

The movie’s story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

via THR

Word of a Highlander remake made the rounds over a year ago, now the rumor is circulating that Neil Mortiz and Justin LIn are involved.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, if the movie works then leave it alone, and for my money, Christopher Lambert is the only highlander for me.

via Ain’t It Cool News

Now it’s your turn.  Use the comment section below to shout out your nerd rage, rain down your enthusiasm, or generally comment on the state of the H’wood world.