How did a third Bill and Ted movie become the ’80s sequel that keeps coming up? Is there that much nostalgia for the middlebrow comedies of twenty years ago? Evidently so, as Keanu Reeves said during the Toronto Film Festival, “I’d love to play the role, I’d love to work with Alex [Winter] and [writers] Chris and Ed again, and we’ll see what they do.”

And now Alex Winter says that there is indeed an idea in play for a third film, and that a script is underway right now. Read More »

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Tobey Maguire is producing and will star in an adaptation of Isaac Adamson‘s novel Tokyo Suckerpunch. Gary Ross, who worked with Maguire on Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, is set to direct. According to screenwriter Ed Solomon, who was speaking to Sci-Fi Wire, Maguire’s love interest is going to be played by Anne Hathaway. Tobey’s character is a graphic novelist who gets caught up in noir-tinted misadventure in Japan, while unexpectedly romancing his editor and learning some tough life lessons. More details in the full quote after the break.

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Update: Tom Cruise was being courted for at least six different big Hollywood projects. Out of all the possible projects, the star has chosen the least interesting one. Cruise is in talks to join Cameron Diaz in the 20th Century Fox action-comedy Wichita. Cruise will play an undercover agent who pops in and out of the life of a woman (Diaz) who has man trouble. Cruise and Diaz have approved the script, which most recently was worked on by Scott Frank (The Lookout) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island). Directed by Walk the Line/3:10 to Yuma helmer James Mangold, Fox hopes to have the film in theaters for a Summer 2010 release.
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