News Shotgun 1/7

  • Star Wars on Blu Ray Release Date: Star Wars comes to Blu Ray in September and you can get all six movies, just the prequels or just the original trilogy.
  • Stephen Sommer not directing next GI Joe movie: Maybe it will actually be good now?
  • Joe Carnahan re-teaming with Liam Neeson for “The Grey”: A-Team director Joe Carnahan will be re-teaming with Liam Neeson for the movie “The Grey”, which is about a group of oil rig workers who are flying over the tundra of Alaska and crash and have to survive both the weather and a pack of vicious wolves.
  • McG directing Ouija: Charlie’s Angels/Terminator: Salvation director McG has beaten The Crazies director Breck Eisner for the director’s chair of the movie based on the Ouija board.  Despite being a horror movie staple, the movie based on the board game is supposed to be more of an action/adventure in the vein of National Treasure or Indiana Jones.
  • Gareth Edwards directing the new Godzilla: Coming onto the scene last year with the super low budget but still pretty impressive Monsters, Gareth Edwards has been tapped to direct Legendary Pictures’ new Godzilla movie.  It’s the first American attempt at the big G since Roland Emmerich’s over hyped version in 98 and unlike that movie, Legendary has said that it’s going to be OG Godzilla, not a mutated iguana.
  • Pixar bits: Monsters Inc. 2 is possibly coming up for Pixar and it might actually be a prequel to the original movie.  Also the short before Cars 2 this summer is the Toy Story 3 based “Play-cation” and finds the gang trying to cheer up Barbie and Ken after they get left behind when Bonnie heads off to Hawaii by turning Bonnie’s room into an island getaway.

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