Poor Brandon Routh: At this rate, he'll never get to eat another French fry. According to Variety, Bryan Singer has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. to direct a sequel to Superman Returns. Read Daniel Manu's new Seeing Is Believing blog entry for more.... The Hollywood Reporter says Universal has coughed up nearly $50 million for Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat follow-up, Bruno, about another of the funnyman's alter egos, a flamboyant fashion plate.
Tobey Maguire and Samuel Jackson
The lines were longer than ever at this year's Comic-Con International, the annual celebration of all things geeky. Just ask the thousands of Battlestar Galactica fans who waited en masse outside of Ballroom 20 to see their favorite Cylons and colonials in the flesh. Meanwhile, the queue for New Line's special Snakes on a Plane presentation snaked (ha ha ha) out the door and down the side of the massive convention center. There are only two possible explanations for the sheer number of people who invaded San Diego for that weekend: 1) Nerds have learned how to clone themselves or 2) Geek culture is now mainstream culture. Either way, Comic-Con '06 was one for the ages. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the four-day extravaganza.
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Superman Returns director Bryan Singer apparently is spending money faster than a speeding bullet. A well-placed source tells the New York Post that the already big-budget film, due for a June release, has proven to be "a money pit," and that the final tab "will end up being close to $300 million" — a third of which has gone solely toward visual effects. The resulting on-screen product, says the insider, is "Superman meets The Matrix." A rep for the film told the Post the budget quote "is absolutely absurd," then shouted for "Miss Teschmacher!"
Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell and Bruce Davison in The Triangle
Starting tonight at 9 pm/ET, Sci Fi Channel will explore The Triangle — as in the inexplicable Bermuda phenomenon — over the course of a three-part, six-hour miniseries event. (Take an extended look behind the scenes of The Triangle in this special video.) The premise: Sam Neill's shipping magnate, fed up with losing carriers and cargo to the deep blue sea, recruits a ragtag group of experts — Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Bruce Davison and Michael Rodgers included — to make some sense of the oceanic mystery of the Triangle once and for all. At the helm, so to speak, are producers D
It was 6 o’clock in the morning in Sydney, Australia, when Bryan Singer called from the land Down Under to chat about the many hats he wears. The 39-year-old executive producer of Fox’s House was sitting in his car sipping coffee before getting to work on his current directing project, Superman Returns, next summer’s Man of Steel blockbuster-to-be. Singer, who also directed The Usual Suspects and the first two X-Men movies, was only too happy to talk about the cranky Dr. House and the unlikely sex symbol who plays him.TV Guide: What can we expect in Season 2 of House?Bryan Singer: There is going to be a lot more sex
Crazy-long lines, cries of "Woo-hoo!" and the aroma of flop sweat hanging heavily in the air. Such are the trademarks of Comic-Con International, the geek extravaganza that invades the San Diego Convention Center every year. Last weekend's 2005 Con sported big-name cameos, hot-ticket sneak peeks and lots and lots of free merchandise (hooray for swag!). Here are some of the highlights — and lowlights — from the front lines.Biggest slip-up: Bryan Singer, director of 2006's blockbuster-to-beat Superman Returns, didn't endear himself to many when he errantly referred to Kal-El (aka Clark Kent aka Superman) as Jor-El (aka Man of Steel's papa). Fortunately, Singer made up for his error just a few moments later by unveiling...Best teaser: Superman Returns might actually give Batman Begins a run for its money. Yes, Kate Bosworth is too young to play Lois, and