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The Rock-itt : October 2009
- 'Where the Wild Things Are' one of the greatest children's books of all time, has now been turned into a film and will open in Australia on December 3, and if early reports are anything to go by, this will be one not to miss. Directed by Spike Jonze, and voiced by Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whittaker, and James Gandolfini, the film will follow Max, a young boy sent to his room where he creates his own world inhabited by wild creatures that crown Max their ruler. -It was announced this month that Disney has bought Marvel Entertainment (which deal with the Spiderman, X-Men, Ironman, Incredible Hulk franchises) for 4 billion dollars. Marvel movies that were planned to be made by other studios before the announcement, such as Thor, starring Australia's Chris Hemsworth, will still go ahead. - Disney's popular Pirates of the Caribbean series is set to continue with the 4th instalment's title being released as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, but the resignation of Disney's chairman, Dick Cook, has cast doubts over whether the film will go ahead with some stars voicing concern over his departure. - First there was the news that some board games will turn into feature films, and now it looks as though toys will get the same treatment. Action figures: He-Man, Action Man, Max Steel, and Major Matt Mason will get their own feature films along with Hot Wheels and your little sister's favourite, Barbie. - Although it doesn't come out in Australia until Boxing Day, Warner's movie studio is so confident that the Guy Ritchie directed 'Sherlock Holmes' starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams will be a success, a sequel is already in the works, which is rumoured to include Brad Pitt who will play Holmes arch nemesis Professor Moriarty. Giving the green light to a sequel can be a risky thing to do, but encouraging news for the movie studio is the last film that OK'd a sequel before the release of the first was 'The Hangover' which has grossed nearly 300 million dollars. - Due to the rise of the Australia dollar, The Green Lantern, which is scheduled to start filming in Sydney later this year, is potentially not going to happen, and it's believed they are seeking concessions from the NSW government. Although, if the film does not happen on our shores a replacement may have already been found with XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, starring Vin Diesel ,which also looks as though it will film at Sydney's Fox Studios.