Lots of projects being set up, alliances being formed, blood being shed in Hollywood. Let’s check out the most interesting parts of it.
If you really liked Fast & Furious, have no fear, as screenwriter Chris Morgan confirmed to MTV News that talks have already begun for a sequel, and the project is on the fast track. Morgan says that you can expect Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s characters to be very heavy parts of it. Well, thank God for that. Apparently, for some folks, this horse is not quite dead.
The Fast & Furious crew might run into some problems with landing Diesel though, as Variety reports that Diesel, director John Singleton, and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura are all set for a film adaptation of the video game The Wheelman, which Diesel produced and lent his voice to. Diesel will produce the film and play the lead role of an expert driver who comes out of retirement to protect a woman from his past. Oh no, Faster & Furioser is going to lose dude to a film that sounds so similar.
It seems like we have another Crank-like, Jason Statham vehicle on the horizon. Variety reported that Simon West (Con Air) will helm a remake of the 1972 revenge classic The Mechanic, where Charles Bronson played a hitman that takes the son of one of his victims under his wing. This could be cool. Statham has cut his teeth on this type of role and surely will make mincemeat of it again.
Don’t know how interesting this is, but for the Darren Bouseman fans of the world, this might be your Thanksgiving or something. The Saw 2-4 guy is going to helm Mother’s Day (which is tomorrow for all you late shoppers), a remake of the 1980 cult horror classic about a family of villains who return t0 the home of their youth and terrorize its new inhabitants, says STYD. Sounds kinda like The Last House on the Left, but since I liked the remake of that, I’m willing to concede that this film could be cool.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Check back later for more news.