Things are getting fairly productive with Universal’s shared universe reboot of their classic monster properties. In addition to their reboot of The Mummy, the studio is also developing new films based on The Wolf Man, Van Helsing and Bride of Frankenstein. As recently rumored, Universal is after Angelina Jolie to play the titular role, and while we wait to see whether or not she’ll accept their proposal (ahem), the studio has tapped Spider-Man scribe David Koepp to work on a suitable screenplay.
Though 'The Lone Ranger' is still in theaters, with a less than $50 million five-day opening, the film is already in contention for one of the year's biggest misfires, if not outright failures. That Johnny Depp is currently lining up a new project means one of two things: He's rethinking what roles he should play or he taking big paydays while they're still around. That next project? 'Mortdecai.'
The sweaty world of bike messengering is the tableau for David Koepp's latest film 'Premium Rush.' In it, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is given a hot package that's contents that have ramifications above his pay grade. There's a new trailer for the long-delayed film, so check it out.
The problem with obsessively tracking movie news is that sometimes, the Powers That Be want you, the humble movie fan, to know as little as possible until the project is on firm ground. That's a good thing for the creative process but a bad thing for greedy, need-to-know film buffs like us! Anyway, the latest movie that has us intrigued despite knowing next to nothing is a science fiction film called 'The Wind.'