Quick Cuts: Terminator 4, Ninja Assassin, Hard Boiled

Moon BloodgoodAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Moon Bloodgood (of the underrated Journeyman) is going to play the female lead in McG’s upcoming Terminator sequel, previously known as Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. (Contrary to the HR report, the film is currently without a title.) She will star alongside Christian Bale in the film as a “no-nonsense and battle-hardened member of the resistance.” The film is set for release on May 22, 2009, with principal photography beginning May 5. Bloodgood also stars in the upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

Matrix and V for Vendetta producer Joel Silver gave Collider the scoop on his upcoming collaborations with the Wachowski brothers, Ninja Assassin and Speed Racer: the Wachowskis apparently have sequel ideas for both movies lined up (and Ninja Assassin hasn’t even begun shooting yet!). Ninja Assassin will feature Rain (Speed Racer) and Naome Harris (Street Kings), and will be directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta).

It was originally slated to be directed by David Fincher and star Nicolas Cage (like just about every other comic book movie). It’s been called “one of the most violent comic books ever created.” And it’s not a remake of the 1992 John Woo movie. Frank Miller’s three-issue miniseries Hard Boiled may be hitting the big screen, under the auspices of Deborah Del Prete (The Spirit) and directed by Miller himself. The comic “follows Carl Seitz, an insurance investigator who unexpectedly discovers that he’s actually a cyborg named Nixon, a psychotic assassin/tax collector who’s also heralded as the future savior of the robot race.” “I’ve got a really unusual way I want to do it,” Millers told MTV. Let’s hope that “original way” isn’t just making it look like Sin City, like he seems to have done with The Spirit.

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  1. Written by MC
    on 2008-04-22 at 22:13
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    You had me at “underrated Journeyman”

  2. Written by Caolan
    on 2008-04-22 at 22:49
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    Damn, I got all excited about the idea of another in Woo’s Hardboiled series. The last was disappointing, since it was just a video game. An incredibly entertaining one, but it’s no real sequel in my mind.

  3. Written by BlueNight
    on 2008-04-24 at 22:48
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    Angelina should talk with the Wachowskis about making Atlas Shrugged. They could do it; kick off the Rand-fest with a remake of The Fountainhead. Socialist Housing Project go boom fall down!

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