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Hollywood Round-Up 1-09

Published January 9, 2006 in Movie News
By Eric Giordmaina | Re-compiled by Ryan Parsons, Image property Unknown
Will Toale Will Toale for Aquaman
Here is a segment of small updates, rumors and reports sent in by our very own Eric Giordmaina for January 9th.

The Wild Things Are Over at The WB

Warner Bros. to adapt Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures has snatched Where the Wild Things Are out of Universal Pictures fingers.

Spike Jonze will adapt the Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, which he wrote alongside novelist Dave Eggers and is scheduled to get begin shooting later this year. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing, along with Sendak and John Carls.

Information on the film has been kept closely under wraps, but we can tell you it will be a live-action feature which will likely require a sizable CGI budget.

Legendary Pictures may also jump on board as a co-financer.

Indiana Jones 4 Updates

A short update on the Indy 4 situation...

Producer of Disney's upcoming IMAX film Roving Mars, Frank Marshall, spoke to IESB and updated them on The Bourne Ultimatum, Indiana Jones 4 and Jurassic Park 4.

Marshall mentioned that the sequel The Bourne Ultimatum will begin shooting on August 1st.

He added that Indy 4 will happen immediately after Bourne Ultimatum. He said the fourth film is indeed moving forward and "everyone is happy with what they have read."

Jurrassic Park 4 is scheduled right after Indy 4.

The WB Picks Its Aquaman!

Warner Bros. find their Aquaman in 28-year-old newcomer Will Toale.

According to Variety, newcomer Will Toale is set to star in the new series from Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, titled Aquaman. Born in Florida, Toale was (Surprise, surprise) a model before he found himself in a supporting role on Broadway's Roundabout Theater.

"In the [three month] search for Aquaman, we saw over 400 people in England, Australia, Canada and several U.S. cities," Gough said. "We saw Will's tape over Christmas, and he was the only guy we took to the network."

"We call him 'the much-maligned Aquaman,' but when we first pitched Smallville, Superman was considered cheesy," Gough said. "In the comic, Aquaman's the lost king of Atlantis, but in our version, he is Arthur Curry, this twenty something who owns a dive shop."

A pilot will be shot in March.

Stay tuned for updates.

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