Here is a jumble of interesting movie news for you.
We have got another Halloween movie in the works. The director for this edition? Rob F. Zombie. Well, this should be interesting. I have not seen The Devil’s Rejects, but House of a 1,000 Corpses was not very good. It did have that old Texas Chainsaw Massacre grainy, home video look about it, but it did just not do anything for me. Zombie went to John Carpenter to get “permission” to take the helm on this movie. Carpenter said go for it. Zombie said that his version would be a bit of “a prequel and a remake, combined.” It is going to focus on the origin of Michael Myers and how and why he became the killer he is. Should be interesting.
I saw some info on the X-Men yesterday on G4. In the scroller running across the screen, it said that there are other X-Men characters besides Wolverine who will be getting their own stand alone movies. One character is Magneto. I am not sure what they would do because Magneto is basically a “bad guy,” but I guess they could make it interesting enough. I do not see a clamoring from fans for Magneto to have his own story.
I also saw that another character will be getting his own spinoff movie. This character has not even appeared in the X-Men movies. One of my all time favs, Gambit. Gambit can turn anything into an explosive and has a trademark of using playing cards as explosives. I saw that the producers were in talks with Josh Holloway, you may know him as Sawyer on Lost. Not sure about that, but I guess it could work. I have always wondered, out of all the X-Men characters added throughout the sequels, why Gambit has never appeared. He is definitely a favorite. I would be more interested in a Gambit movie than a Magneto movie. Get it done!!!