Fox threatens to cancel The Simpsons
20th Century Fox is threatening to cancel The Simpsons as part of current contract negotiations regarding the show’s 24th season.
Fox want cast members to take a 45% pay cut – going from 8 million dollars to 4 million a season – and are playing dirty, knowing full well that they can continue to make plenty of d’oh… sorry, ‘dough’, from the show via syndication deals.
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Logan’s Run remake set to start production next year
The retool of cult classic Logan’s Run will begin production in 2012 according to its producer, Joel Silver.
‘We’re really excited about the potential of that movie, ” Silver told Total Film. “We’re currently working on a script and when we have that we’re all gonna try to get that made - hopefully next year.”
Silver is getting ready to release Sherlock Holmes 2 in December and reckons he knows a good cinematic duo when he sees them.
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Beetlejuice sequel on the cards
No, your head didn’t just shrink to the size of a small coconut – Warner Bros. really are making a new Beetlejuice movie!
David Katzenberg (son of DreamWorks Animation head honcho Jeffrey) and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith have signed to the studio and one of their first projects is expected to be Beetlejuice…
Christina Hendricks says she’d like to play Wonder Woman
Director Nicolas Winding Refn has been tentatively attached to a Wonder Woman movie for some time now, and he previously stated that he’d like to have his Drive actress Christina Hendricks in the lead role.
Thankfully, it appears she’d be up for the role too, as she revealed when talking to Vulture recently.
When she was asked if she would be up for starring in Wonder Woman for Winding Refn, she said, “I think he is such an extraordinary and exceptional director, that if he asked me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat.”
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Pixar’s Pizza Planet truck appearing in Brave?
There’s a $1m (in Goofy dollars) for the first person to spot the delivery vehicle in medieval Scotland…
Tony (brother of Ridley) Scott remaking The Wild Bunch
Not content to let his brother Ridley hog all the headlines with his upcoming Blade Runner follow-up, Tony Scott is making waves in Hollywood with the announcement that the Unstoppable director is planning a remake of blood-spattered western The Wild Bunch.
According to Deadline, Scott is currently in advanced talks with Warner to helm their update of Sam Peckinpah’s bruising classic…