This is just a little update on what you can expect to see movie wise in the coming year... info sourced mainly from Coming Attractions
For all you Austin Powers fans out there Austin Powers 3: Goldmember
is set for release in July 2002 with the return of Heather Graham, Mike Myers and Rob Lowe, with a possibility of Beyonce from Destiny's Child pitching in. The film is rumoured to be a prequel to the first one... focusing on Dr. Evil and Austin's school days together.
Remaking some of the classics also appears to be popular at the moment with Wonder Woman
looking to be made into a movie.. more from the perspective of the Marvel comic than the TV series. Who cares anyway... the only comic adaptation that got turned into a movie which was any good was Batman... everything else has sucked the donkey. Willy Wonka
is still looking likely to be made.. although the rumours about Marilyn Manson starring in the role previously played by Gene Wilder are unsubstantiated. Tim Burton
was the original man asked to direct but it's still not confirmed whether he's in or not. If there's one way to make this remake work, it's to have Burton as director, this film has Burton written all over it IMO.
For all of you that enjoyed Unbreakable
and The Sixth Sense
, director M. Night Shyamalan
is directing Signs
. A film about crop circles... not sure if he can make that one as interesting as the last two but you never know... rumour has it he's being paid an 8 figure sum for writing Signs and another project for Disney, that should be enough incentive for anyone. It's due for release in Autumn 2002 and stars Mel Gibson and the sassy Joaquin Phoenix
, so it already has some redeeming features.
's next project is Gangs of New York
due for release in July 2002. Staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz in "a sweeping tale of Irish gangsters in New York, beginning in the Tammany Hall era and moving into the 20th century.
" Sounds a bit like a cross between The Godfather and The Age of Innocence to me. After that, his next project is Dino
, "The life and adventures of Dean Martin during the years he hung out with the 'Rat Pack' members.
" It's written by Paul Schrader and Nicholas Pileggi so that alone almost guarantees it to be worthy in my book.
Lastly you lucky Coen fans out there get to see the new Coen Brothers movie The Man Who Wasn't There
from the end of this month... It's released on October 25th both Brit side and States side. It's a bit of a move away from their usual casting, with no John Turturro or John Goodman in sight. But there's the usual cameo from Ted Raimi and Billy Bob Thornton takes the lead in this crime and comedy thriller of a barber
who decides to blackmail his adulterous wife's lover. Francis Macdormand stars and it looks to be a cross between Body Double and Miller's Crossing (for you Coen fans who know their stuff)... this is a MUST see.
Their next project is a WWII war movie called To The White Sea
not due out till the autumn of 2002.
Thats all for now... feel free to ask any questions about any of the movies mentioned or about any other up and coming movies you have queries about.