Friday, April 18, 2003

Rumor Roundup: Movies

Tomb Raider 2: The new, soon to be famous 'wetsuit' poster is up on Aint It Cool News. I have to say that I don't have very high hopes for this film. Why, do you ask? Did you see the first one? I have seen the theatrical preview and, yes, I have to admit, it looks intriguing. But then so did "The Core."

Star Wars Episode 3: George Lucas has almost completed a draft of the -- yawn -- oh, sorry there, just about nodded off. What was I saying? Oh, yeah, a draft of the third Star Wars movie is almost complete. Now let's all please take a moment out of our day, hold hands, and collectively pray that it DOESN'T SUCK!

Elektra: And writers have been officially hired to draft the Elektra movie script. And because I mentioned Elektra, here's a random pic of Jennifer Garner in the bathtub. Enjoy. And work does officially continue on Daredevil 2, but I've heard nothing plotwise. Does anyone know if they signed Ben Lopez-Affleck for the sequel? I haven't heard.

LOTR-Two Towers: On the DVD front - the BBC is reporting that there will be 43 minutes of additional footage added to the "Extended Edition" due some time in November. The additional footage will include "loads more of the two hobbits and Treebeard." Rumored to be included are a scene with Treebeard reading Entish poetry, putting the hobbits to sleep, and the Ent-draught scene, both cut from the theatrical version for time reasons. MY complaint about the film all revolved around the obvious and crucial plot changes which extended the length of the story, forcing them to cut out two VERY crucial scenes at the end of the book - the Voice of Saruman and Shelob. I think the film would have been better if both storylines had ended in more of a cliffhanger fashion - for readers of the book, you know what I mean. For those of you who haven't read the books, shame on you.

LOTR-Return of the King: News and tidbits are still very sketchy, but Empire Online has some interesting words from director Peter Jackson, saying we will meet the 'Mouth of Sauron' and see Sauron himself. Fans of the book are looking forward to Shelob (forced into the third film but appearing in the second book) and the Battle of Pelennor Fields, which should 'make the Battle at Helm's Deep look like a brownie convention."

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