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Published on June 18th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne


Darren’s Movie News 18/06/09

Culch.ie has been a busy place this last week or so. In fact, yesterday was our busiest day so  far, traffic wise. But that’s no excuse for me to be so far behind on the Movie News. And there’s been plenty going on:

  • Firstly, check out 200 seconds of the best 100 lines from the movies:

  • Michael Bay's Much Ado About NothingAfter the dismal reviews we gave Transformers 2 yesterday, Michael Bay has announced that he is to quit the robotic franchise in favour of something with less explosions. Perhaps he could give us his interpretation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing? No?
  • Right, look, here, I loved the original set of Indiana Jones movies – loved them – and last year’s Crystal Skulls was so very very disappointing that I swore I’d never watch any of them again. However, I’ll admit that Shia LaBeoff’s slip that another Indiana Jones movie is nearing script stage has got me excited. Drop the aliens, the poor CG and the cutesy animals and we could even have a decent film. What do you think?
  • It’s the story of love, beauty, creation, downfall and destruction. It’s the story of betrayal. It’s the story of a Hollywood star. It’s the story of the birth of an icon and the death of a legend. It’s the story of The DeLorean. Brett Ratner is working on a biopic of the infamous car.

The Delorean

  • District 9 launches its new website along with the latest trailer.. This is probably the most I’ve looked forward to a film in…well…weeks. D9 goes on release on August 19th.
  • Can directors be typecast? Marcus Nispel is out to find out if he can become The Remaker. After bringing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday 13th back to the big screen, he has now set his sights on bringing back Conan the Barbarian. I think it’s a fair assumption that Arnie will not cameo.
  • It seems Tom Cruise and JJ Abrahms have been talking about MI:4 for release in 2011. In Abrahm’s big screen directorial debut he revived Cruises flailing franchise. Can he do the same with Tom’s career?
  • The Bride of FrankensteinTo follow this year’s Wolfman remake, Universal have set plans in motion to bring The Bride of Frankenstein back to the big screen. Pointless? Yes, but what have we come to expect. On the bright side, it looks as though The Birds remake has been scuppered. 🙂 If you haven’t seen Hitchcock’s original, go rent it or buy it now.
  • I was a big fan of Wanted 2 and now there’s plans afoot for a sequel with Angelina to return too. Could be good, could be awful.
  • Bond 23 is under starters orders. Peter Morgan (The Queen and Frost/Nixon) has been brought in to script. Frankly, I was so disappointed with the previous two outings, I’m delighted to hear there will be a new writer.

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4 Responses to Darren’s Movie News 18/06/09

  1. Peter says:

    Transformers 2 – Have yet to see it

    New Indiana Jones? nah just leave it.

    The story of The DeLorean. – Has it got a flux capacitor?

    District 9 – Great viral marketing. Looking forward to this one.

    Conan the Barbarian remake – As a fan of the original books it would be nice to see them done some justice.

    MI:4 – never really into the films. Just didnt do it for me.

    The Bride of Frankenstein – Lads please come up with some original ideas!! Don’t mess with classics.

    The Birds remake? See above!

    Wanted 2: Eh didnt Angelina die in the last one?

    Bond 23: Bond Started and ended with Connery for me.

  2. Peter says:

    I need to get meslef a better picture

  3. Darren Byrne says:


    Don’t bother.

    You’re probably right.

    It comes as standard.

    Oh yes, me too.

    Really? Conan?

    The third was a spectacle, but the first was the best of them. Worth seeing.

    Yeah, let the poor woman rest in pieces.

    Well The Birds isn’t going ahead, but it seems the Rosemary’s Baby remake is.

    Yup – sure, when did that ever stop Hollywood?

    I’ll admit to being a Brosnan fan.

    And yes, you do – http://www.gravatar.com

  4. Wanted 2 is getting a sequel? Cool…..hey since you’ve seen it before the rest of us, mind sharing the secret of how they brought Angelina Jolie back?

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