In what must be great news for lazy students who hate watching black and white movies but don't want to read a book, Steven Spielberg is looking to produce a new adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel 'The Grapes of Wrath.' And it turns out he's not the only one interested in updating this classic.
It seems the Michael Bay 'Transformers' movies go through two rounds of casting: One for the human performers and another for the cars that will appear in the film. Bumblebee, who's been a sidekick to Shia LaBeouf's character in the previous three films, will return for 'Transformers 4' with a brand new look.
When 'The Dark Knight Rises' came out -- even though the film left the door open for a spin-off or sequel -- Christian Bale was consistent in saying that he would only come back if Christopher Nolan was at the helm. And though Warner Brothers is trying to get 'Justice League' going and would love to have him back, Bale has just said he will not be returning to play Batman.
'Jacob's Ladder,' the 1990 film by Adrian Lyne that starred Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Pena, is the latest film to get dusted off and prepped for a new version. The remake is being financed by LD Entertainment ('The Grey'), and they've already got a writer attached.
'Captain Planet and the Planeteers' was a mildly popular, environmentally-friendly cartoon that ran from 1990 through 1996. And like so many childhood favorites it is being shopped around as a possible new movie franchise. Sony has taken the bait, and are working on turning the cartoon into a feature length film.
'Knight Rider' was a popular TV show (albeit briefly) that ran from 1982 through 1986. In it, David Hasselhoff's crime-fighting Michael Knight was partnered with a talking car named KITT. And now it's ready to become a movie.
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