In this week’s Ketchup, the first official trailer of I Am Legend appears, there’s a good reason to see Legend on the IMAX, and Jet Li in a Mummy 3 screen shot. Also, J.K. Rowling outs one of her main characters, and Naomi Watts joins a Michael Bay production.
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Trailer Bulletin: Exclusive and Official I Am Legend Trailer!
Sure, we’ve had our post-apocalyptic movie this year (28 Weeks Later). And our annual vampire movie (30 Days of Night). But have you gotten both for the price of one ticket? Enter I Am Legend, the post-apocalyptic vampire action thriller starring Will Smith. The film opens December 17 and Rotten Tomatoes has your official exclusive trailer right here.
First Five Minutes of The Dark Knight In Front of I Am Legend?
News of the special Dark Knight preview comes not only third-hand, and translated from a German site, so don’t take it as an official announcement — but it’s quite the exciting enticement for those who might have gone for a regular old normal-sized screening, no?
Jet Li Fight Scene Mummy 3 Image Revealed!
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor director Rob Cohen has shared yet another great new image on his production blog: Jet Li in character, fighting our hero Brendan Fraser!
J.K. Rowling Outs Albus Dumbledore
Add “the sexual orientation of a fictional character” to the list of things that are apparently capable of dominating an American news cycle in the 21st century.
Naomi Watts Joins Bay’s Birds Flock
Finally, something truly terrifying has come out of Hollywood. Make sure you’re sitting down, and don’t say we didn’t warn you — this news is not for the faint of heart.
A rather fancy closet he’s exiting…
In Other News:
- Kevin Costner will star in the thriller The New Daughter marking the feature debut of Spanish director Luiso Berdejo.
- Warner Bros. has acquired an untitled comedy pitch by Todd Phillips and Jeremy Garelick for Phillips to direct and produce.
- Leslie Mann will star with Zac Efron in the teen comedy 17, with Burr Steers directing.
- Steven C. Miller has been hired to direct Area 52, an adaptation of the sci-fi comic series by Brian Haberlin.
- Goran Visnjic has joined Ashley Judd and Lauren Lee Smith in the drama Helen, the English-language debut of director Sandra Nettelbeck.
- Marley Shelton and Adam Goldberg will star in the indie drama Untitled, to be directed and written by Jonathan Parker.
- Jay Baruchel will star in the romantic comedy She’s Out of My League, with Jim Field Smith making his directorial debut for DreamWorks.
- Woody Harrelson has joined Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Michael Peña in Oliver Stone‘s Vietnam War drama Pinkville.
- Jamie Foxx will produce and star in The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights, based on the book by Prentice Earl Sanders and Bennett Cohen for DreamWorks.
- Kodi Smit-McPhee will portray the young Logan in the X-Men spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine for 20th Century Fox.
- Alfred Molina and Hope Davis will star in director David Ondaatje’s The Lodger, a modern reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1927 debut film.
- John Travolta has joined Denzel Washington in the Tony Scott-directed The Taking of Pelham 123, a Columbia Pictures remake of the 1974 crime-thriller of the same name.
- Michelle Williams will star with Gael Garcia Bernal in the drama Mammoth, Swedish director Lukas Moodysson‘s first English-language film.
Making a return to more macho fare.