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Filmism.net Dispatch January 24, 2010

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The big superhero news is that after the script wrangling I reported last time, Spider Man 4 is being scrapped altogether, with all the principals (Raimi, Maguire and Dunst) chucked off the project. Instead, Sony are going to go all Casino Royale on us and reboot the franchise with a younger skew. I wonder who else thinks it's funny that the guy they've hired to write it's named Webb?

Harrison Ford told an interviewer he'd be happy to do Indiana Jones 5. Cue a raft of jokes about ancient artefacts buried throughout the grounds of an old people's home, walking frame chases and the like...

Star Trek 2 and Wolverineare both set for mid 2012 releases, and might be joined by Sherlock Holmes 2 and Transformers 3. So after a single original idea with no pre-existing property recognition in recent years (Avatar), Hollywood's going back to what it does best. If you're at all excited, Vin Diesel's also talked up two more Fast & Furious sequels to be shot back to back. Even worse is the revelation that GI Joe 2 is going ahead after the colossal creative abortion that was the original.

In yet other unsurprising sequel news, Paranormal Activity 2 has started to cause rumbles of discussion, to be helmed by one of the Saw franchise directors. Personally I smell a Blair Witch: Books of Shadows-style misfire on the wind.

Halcyon Entertainment got the best news it could have in relation to its financial woes with the news that the Terminator rights might go to Lionsgate in the company's property fire sale. With excellent pedigrees in both horror and action, Lionsgate might be the best home for the franchise.

In 80s news, it's been made official that Ivan Reitman's returning to the director's chair for Ghostbusters 3. I also enjoyed the A Team trailer even though I never watched the show.

And in happy local news if you're down under, Australia enjoyed the best box office on record in 2009.

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