Gladiator 2: Screenwriter John Logan recently spoke to Cinescape about his involvement with the new Gladiator project. He isn't calling this film a sequel:
"It's in the story phase, you know, meeting with Ridley [Scott] and talking about what it should be and sort of flushing it out. It's early days, just trying to pick out a story. It does have something to do with the first one and I'm not calling it a sequel." Logan refused to elaborate, invoking a paranoid fear of homicide: "I can't even tell you because it's all so top secret that if I said anything, Ridley would come running through this door and strangle me. It's going very well, it's going to be very exciting."
Mad Max 4: Fury Road: According to Reuters, Mel Gibson may be getting a nice $25 million dollar paycheck to star in another Mad Max film, Fury Road.
The $104 million project, called "Fury Road," will start shooting in Australia next May. The project is set up at Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.'s Fox Entertainment Group Inc.
George Miller, who directed and co-wrote the first three films, will direct "Fury Road" from a script he has been crafting for the past three years, the paper said. It did not reveal plot details other than to note that "Mad" Max Rockatansky will once again roam the lawless, post-apocalyptic Australian outback.
A Nightmare On Elm Street Prequel: According to a scooper over at Dark Horizons, John Saxon is rehashing an old rumor of a proposed Elm Street sequel. Saxon, who played 'Nancy's Dad' in the first film, looks to reprise his role.
"I know someone who went to John Saxon's acting seminar recently and Saxon says he'll be reprising his role for an ELM STREET prequel. I recall he played the cop in the first one. Anyway he said its coming out after Freddy versus Jason and will have all the usuals in it"
The Ring 2:Variety has confirmed that Dreamworks has begun preparation for a sequel to The Ring. Right now, talks are being had by the studio to bring back director Gore Verbinski and screenwriter Ehren Kruger to the follow-up.
"Ratner said he's looking for tall guys to play Superman - and it'll probably be no one we have ever heard of (ok there goes that Caviezel rumor). BUT I asked him about Lex Luthor and he said he actually has been talking to Charlie Sheen about such a role, who he thinks is quote "fantastic" unquote, and worked with him on "money talks". he said he's interested in working with sheen now that he's sobered up and free of his TV Gig and says he can play a great nasty. I laughed when he said Charlie would have to have to go bald and he just smiled. Anyway he says that's one possible option at the moment and he'll know one way or the other come the new year".\