According to "Variety" Sam Raimi has been signed by Dreamworks to direct a modern version of Wyat Earp, which will basically be a movie adaptation of the graphic novel "Earp: Saints for Sinners". This post-apocalyptic sf flick will be a modern re-imagining of Western hero Wyatt Earp as he fights outlaws in a ravaged society where the only boomtown left is Las Vegas. The first artwork should be revealed later this week at ComicCon. Does this mean that Raimi has given up on doing "Warcraft" movie?
Admittedly, Will Smith has never really been an original actor who stars in films with unique ideas and plots, but this time he really outdid himself: he will star in "The Legend of Cain" which will pretty much mix Bible and vampires. It will be a modern retelling of the Biblical story of Cain mixed with vampires with Smith as the title character. Oh, what would Tinseltown do without such a movie?
And some good news for all of the Trekkies: "Star Trek 2" will start shooting in January. We are waiting to hear the first news about the plot, but the sequel to the mega successful and critically acclaimed first part, should come to cinemas in summer 2012 and it will bring the amazing cast, including Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg and John Cho, on a mission again.
And I also have the first teaser from "The Wind in the Willows", the mix of live-action and animatronics in the new adaptation of the famous Kenneth Grahame's tale this time done by WETA, Peter Jackson's CGI workshop. The actual shooting of the film will start later this year but they made this very early teaser which is very dark and doesn't really reveal anything, but its ending is rather intriguing and charming, so check it out. In the film, the animals join forces to save their land from a sinister plot that threatens to destroy an uneasy truce between the peaceful animals of the Willows and what remains of Mankind.