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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Movie News Bitlets

It's finally official!

The big sequel to Fantastic Four is called....

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

According to the official plot description, Silver Surfer shows up on Earth, starts wreaking havoc, and it's up to the Fantastic Four to stop him! And then, Dr. Doom shows up, hell bent on stealing the Surfer's power.

The whole cast is coming back. Doug Jones, best remembered as Abe Sapien in Hellboy, is in final negotiations to play the Surfer.

Tim Story is once again directing. They start filming really, really soon, in order to hit their projected release date of June 15, 2007.

Hey! And one of my favourite directors, Tim Burton, has finally announced his next project.

Burton will be directing a movie version of the classic Broadway musical Sweeny Todd. That's the one about the psycho barber who murders people, and the restaurant downstairs cooks up the bodies and serves them to people!

Johnny Depp will, of course, be playing the titular murderer, Sweeny Todd. It just wouldn't be a Tim Burton movie without Johnny Depp!

They begin doing rehersals in November, filming starts in February, and they're aiming for a November 2007 release.

Oh, and Depp will be doing his own singing.

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