Scarlett Gets the Spirit

“The Spirit,” is Frank Miller’s film noir adaptation of the classic Will Eisner comic strip series and actress Scarlett Johansson is currently closing out negotiations to play the curvey and dangerously beautiful Silk N. Floss. The “Spirit” comic wasn’t the least bit shy about showing its women as sexy and voluptuous and Miller intends to […]

Fanning Gets A Push

Dakota Fanning is set to star in the new SF thriller “Push” which begins filming in September on location in Hong Kong, according to Variety. Film co-stars “Fantastic Four” actor Chris Evans, with Camilla Belle (“Winged Creatures”) and “Blood Diamond” star Djimon Hounsou. Paul McGuigan (“Lucky Number Slevin”) will direct the feature film about a […]

Emmerich Takes Us On a Fantastic Voyage

Roland Emmerich, best known for directing such box office winners as “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Independence Day” and penning Kurt Russell’s “Stargate,” will next tackle the redo of another classic sci-fi flick that was way ahead of its time when it debuted over 40 years ago — “Fantastic Voyage.” The original film starred Rachel Welch, […]

Weekend Box Office Final — August 10-12, 2007

All figures are U.S. Box Office only. Genre & related films are in bold. 1. Rush Hour 3……………………$49,100,158 Engagements:3,778 Cume: $49,100,158 2. The Bourne Ultimatum…$32,879,125 Engagements:3,686 Cume: $131,552,425 3. The Simpsons Movie…$11,269,651 Engagements:3,552 Cume: $152,381,993 4. Stardust…$9,169,779 Engagements:2,540 Cume: $9,169,779 5. Hairspray…$6,396,666 Engagements:2,805 Cume: $92,139,670 6. Underdog…$6,352,377 Engagements:3,013 Cume: $24,643,289 7. I Now Pronounce You […]

Conan Is Back!

Conan the Barbarian will be returning to the big screen with a whole series of new films. At least that is what Millennium films is shooting for after paying somewhere in the seven-figures range to acquire all the film rights to the iconic comic character. The first successful Conan films starred now Governor Arnold Swartzenegger. […]

Rush Hour 3 Mows Down Competition

While the movie is, for the most part, being trashed by critics, the fans of the Rush Hour franchise are showing they still can’t get enough of the teaming up of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Their first two Rush Hour ventures together were overwhelming box office successes and this third film looks like it […]

Cooper’s Book Series Should Be a Theatrical Hit

Story Submitted by: Tim Low (SoSF Contributing Fan) One of the more intriguing films to be brought to my attention is something called “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising.” Originally titled “The Dark Is Rising” and adapted from the Susan Cooper series of books, this Newbery award winner follows the story of an eleven year […]

Cruise/Pike Update

As expected, Arnold Robinson, the publicist for actor Tom Cruise has issued a statement saying that all this talk about Tom appearing for a cameo as Captain Christopher Pike in the next Star Trek film simply “is not true”. When we reported the story ourselves we ended it by reminding fans to take it with […]

Chekov Role Cast

Story Submitted by: Kreg Steppe (SoSF Contributing Fan) According to The Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams has cast Russian-born Anton Yelchin (“Alpha Dog”) as Pavel Chekov in Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek.” As every Trek fans knows, Chekov is the Russian-born navigator of the USS Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk. Yelchin joins earlier named […]

Kidman Turns From Sci-Fi to Horror

Nicole Kidman may just be turning into the new genre-goddess. She will premiere her new sci-fi film “The Invasion” this month (August 17th), a retelling of the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” tale with a 21st Century twist and now Universal has hired her to do an English-speaking remake of the successful Columbian horror flick […]