Quick Hits & Snack Bits: Green Hornet & Logan’s Run Hit Speedbumps
So whereas our usual editions of Quick Hits typically covers movies that are about to BE made, this time we have some updates on two movies that may have been derailed in the preproduction process:
1.) Ever since Stephen Chow left as director of The Green Hornet, there have been doubts about the progress of the movie. Now, Drew McWeeny of Hitfix is reporting that, while at Sundance, there has been word from those closely involved to the project that the film may not be happening at all. Word is that Green Hornet is “highly unlikely” to even begin shooting in 2009, and the project may be shelved for the forseeable future. Shame, because once upon a time, this sounded like it could’ve been a pretty sweet movie.
2.) In an interview with the L.A. Times, director Bryan Singer puts his commitment to the remake of Logan’s Run in serious question, with the following to say:
“At the moment, I haven’t decided. I really don’t know,” Singer told Lee. “I’m taking a genuine break. The last four years have been really busy with the miniseries, the TV and the movies. I’m taking a few months to collect myself and figure out what I’m going to do in that regard. We did a lot of development on that movie and a lot of work. To start it up again, I wouldn’t start it up again without a full commitment. So I have decisions to make. Right now, that’s just hanging around.”
While I think we get enough remakes these days as it is, this was actually an upate that I was interested in seeing get made, especially with the talent involved. Let’s hope that Singer can get his slate and mind clear and give this one another crack.
That’s it for now, folks!