Harvey Weinstein Really Wants To Make A Rounders 2published: 2011-06-06 15:30:32 Author: Eric Eisenberg
When Rounders was first released in 1998, it didn't make much of a splash. Grossing $22 million on a $12 million budget, the movie turned a profit, but wasn't a hit by any means. In the years since, however, in large part due to the World Series of Poker getting high ratings on ESPN, the film has reached cult status and has earned millions on home video. We've been hearing about a possible sequel for years without any real action, but Harvey Weinstein is keeping the hope alive.
THR was present at the Produced By Conference this past Saturday where the famed producer teleconferenced in and expressed his interest in revisiting the John Dahl film, which starred Matt Damon and Edward Norton. Weinstein was there to talk about the rise of video on demand and internet markets for film when the subject of the film came up. According to his figures, Rounders has made a total of $70 million in profits. Said Weinstein of the film, "The video has gotten such awareness. I never make sequels but it’s something I’d like to revisit." Back in December it was reported that in addition to a Rounders 2, Miramax and the Weinsteins (Harvey and his brother Bob) were developing follow-ups to Bad Santa, Shakespeare in Love, Swingers, Clerks, Bridget Jones' Diary and more.
In a world filled with absolutely useless sequels, I wouldn't necessarily be against a Rounders 2. The end of the film, which features Damon going to Las Vegas in order to become a professional poker player, leaves the door wide open for possibilities and while it obviously have to be set more than a decade after the events of the first movie (Damon still looks young, but not that young) it is doable. The only thing that would be a stretch is if Worm, played by Norton, is worked into the plot: that guy is such a stupid, arrogant asshole I can't imagine that he would still be alive this many years later. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Harvey-Weinstein-Really-Wants-To-Make-A-Rounders-2-25079.html
Naomie Harris Is The Next Bond Girl, Offered Bond 23published: 2011-06-06 13:14:28 Author: Josh Tyler
Hey remember when Naomie Harris was going to be a big deal? Yeah me neither but I think it was back in 2002, or something. She was in 28 Days Later, and pretty good in that. She’s worked steadily since then, but unless you count her cameo in one of those Pirates movies she hasn’t been in much you’ve ever heard of. Now though, she might show up in a Bond movie.
A rumor first circulated by British tabloid News of the World and later confirmed by Shadow and Act says Harris has been offered a role in James Bond 23. I guess that makes her the next Bond girl, though she’s being described as “Daniel Craig’s sexy sidekick”. Sidekick with benefits? This is James Bond, after all.
The thing is, there hasn’t really been much actual progress on getting Bond 23 made. The movie was stalled for awhile after MGM’s financial troubles, though more recently it’s seemed to have gotten back on track. It’s in pre-production and it even has a November 9, 2012 release date. If they’re actually making offers to Bond girls, take that as another positive sign that this thing is really happening at last.
As for Naomie Harris… she doesn’t exactly seem like the traditional sexpot Bond girl type. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, but don’t be surprised if they also cast a Halle Berry or Denise Richards typed actress to fill the hot chick role, even if Harris is in the film. It’s not that she isn’t pretty, I just don’t see potential Bond bedmate as her type. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Naomie-Harris-Is-The-Next-Bond-Girl-Offered-Bond-23-25074.html
Terminator 5 Wants Paul Walker as Kyle Reese
Paul Walker may play Kyle Reese in Terminator 5Jun 6, 2011 by Brian Gallagher
It seems Terminator 5 will be anchored by a younger male lead, with Paul Walker rumored as a potential candidate to play Kyle Reese. Terminator 5 director Justin Lin recently worked with Paul Walker on the blockbuster sequel Fast Five.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is still said to have a pivotal role in Terminator 5. It seems that producers are still planning to move forward on the project despite the actor's hiatus. There is talk the producers may lessen Arnold Schwarzenegger's screen time in Terminator 5, which may entice him to come back onto the project, since it will be less of a time commitment.
There was also a rumor in May that Terminator 5 will reunite the original cast of The Terminator. Though now it seems that original characters from The Terminator may return, but not necessarily the original actors who played them. The potential plan for Terminator 5 is likened to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, with a new crop of actors portraying these original characters.
It isn't known when production will start on Terminator 5 at this time.
Terminator 5 is in development and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is directed by Justin Lin.
Sources: What's Playinghttp://www.movieweb.com/news/terminator-5-wants-paul-walker-as-kyle-reese
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