Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Variety of News

If there is one source movie fans should keep tabs on, besides for naturally this blog, it's Variety. They get more scoops than Rosie O'Donnell at a Coldstone.

First off, Variety reports on two Greek mythology-themed action-epics ("300" ripple-effect, anyone?) which have begun casting. A remake of the '81 cult classic "Clash of the Titans" is in the works, with Sam Worthington to step into Harry Hamlin's sandals as Perseus. The remake, directed by "Incredible Hulk" and "Transporter" helmer Louis Leterrier, is mapped for a 2010 release.

In other news, "War of the Gods," which is clearly not the exact same thing, is looking at "Tudors" actor Henry Cavill to play Theseus.

Both films will be filmed "300"-style, largely in front of green screens, and are TOTALLY not the exact same thing.

In other neat casting news, Sylvester Stallone is signed to direct and star in "The Expendables," from a script he wrote. Jason Statham is signed to co-star, and Jet Li is in final talks.

The film, which has the most generic plot synopsis in the history of synopses, will follow a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator.

And apparently one of them will be old as hell.

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