Archive for January 12th, 2010
Spider-Man 4 dead, franchise rebooting
by Doc on Jan.12, 2010, under Movies
After Spider-Man 4 slipped in its release schedule due to an apparent impasse over the script and characters, Sony/Columbia have decided to jettison plans, along with Raimi and the cast, and instead go with a reboot of the franchise based on a script by James Vanderbilt, and getting back to the superpowers vs. teen angst angle. But if they already have the script, how long has the studio been planning this?
Kevin Burns Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Reboot
by Doc on Jan.12, 2010, under Television
Exclusive: Update on ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ Movie
Producer Kevin Burns on the status of the Irwin Allen franchise
By Robert Falconer http://www.cinemaspy.com/article.php?id=3832
Three or four years ago, you may recall, there was some chatter online about a new Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea feature film, based upon the classic ’60s motion picture and television series created & produced by the late Irwin Allen. While there was apparently some movement towards fashioning a big screen epic, the whole thing seemed to fizzle shortly after it was announced. The runaway success of last summer’s rebooted Star Trek — and the recent news about director Matthew Gratzner’s forthcoming re-imagination of Gerry Anderson’s UFO, not to mention the whole Hollywood trend towards remakes — got us thinking once again about those other classic mid-to-late-’60s science fiction properties—which led us back to wondering what’s happening with Voyage, if anything. Might there be renewed interest in it?