Scoop This: Spy Hunter, Green Day and '300' in 3D

Spy HunterSpy Hunter Movie is Back On

Awhile back there was going to be a movie based on the classic Spy Hunter video game starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Well, that eventually crashed and burned, but now Variety tells us that Warner Bros. has picked up Universal's leftovers, and they've commissioned Chad St. John (the upcoming Sgt. Rock) to write the script. They claim the story will follow "a highly trained spy hunter whose job it is to eliminate rogue spies when they become liabilities to their governments." Sounds kinda cool, and if it's based on the old school game, then you know there will have to be at least one nasty car chase where one car shoots missiles at another before sliding across an oil slick and into a really long red truck. Oh wait, the red truck is a good guy, right?

Did you ever play Spy Hunter? Are you down for a James Bond-esque big-screen adventure?
Green Day's 'American Idiot' Musical to Become a Movie?
While I'm a huge fan of Green Day's American Idiot album, the move to bring it to Broadway as an ensemble musical made me die a little inside. At first it sounded cool, but then you realized that Green Day kicks ass … and a bunch of wannabe toughs belting out their tunes just doesn't cut it. But that's not stopping Tom Hanks and his Playtone production company from seeing potential in the musical, since they're in talks to bring the whole party to the big screen – much in the same way they adapted Mamma Mia!.
Mamma Mia! worked, but that was more because the musical already had its legions of fans. This Green Day musical has barely started its Broadway run, and if it turns out to be a complete bust, then what do you do? I say wait a little while to see how audiences react before jumping the movie musical gun.
What say you? A Green Day movie musical? Does that even make any sense to you?
300'300' in 3D?
So not only is Zack Snyder in the preliminary stages of working on a follow-up to the very successful 300, but now there's talk of re-releasing the original in 3D. Snyder told Superhero Hype that they've already converted a ten-minute section of the film, and they're now talking about whether they should convert the whole thing. There's no word on what Warner Bros. would do with the film at that time, but we imagine they could try to time it out to be re-released in theaters a year or so prior to the 300 sequel arriving.
On that front, Snyder says he's still waiting for Frank Miller to deliver the sequel in graphic novel form, and at that time he'll take it and turn it into a big-screen feature. He says, "I'll take it and I'll adapt it and make it into a movie and I'll write a screenplay, but I want him to do whatever he thinks. I'm not going to say I'm 100%, like that's it, but on the other hand, I'm pretty confident it's going to be awesome."

What do you think? Would you go back to the theater to watch 300 in 3D? Or would you rather they just make the sequel in 3D and skip the re-release?

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