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Stalked: Slap Shot remake, monster hunting in UK, and more on G.I. Joe

MarkWahlberg.jpgThere's a few general stories online today. The Paul Newman starrer Ice Hockey film Slap Shot is up for a remake, a story about drunken monster hunters in the UK is on the go, and it seems Mark Wahlberg is being eyed for the G.I. Joe film.

Paul Newman once starred in an Ice Hockey film called Slap Shot, yes it does sound like an odd mix, but he did. Now that film is set for the remake machine that is Hollywood. According to reports the film will have Stuart Blumberg as screenwriter which will tell the story of an Ice Hockey team who find new success through constantly fighting and violence. There's certainly some social commentary to be had from this film, but I thought that fighting was just an everyday part of Ice Hockey, but then I never really watch it anyway. The story comes from the very cool Moviehole.

Here's an interesting tale that shows some spark of originality, a story about a bunch of guys who head off to try and head off to discover if there are really monsters out there. The Hollywood Reporter describe the story as a cryptozoological travelogue which was written by Nick Redfern, and it tells the story of...

...how the author, a baldheaded punker, and his two friends -- a goth herpetologist who dresses like a pirate and a 6-foot-6-inch, 400-pound behemoth who wears a Sherlock Holmes cap -- set off on a six-week, alcohol-infused road trip investigating monster myths around Great Britain.

Sounds interesting, and rather bizarre, and at least it's something original.

There's more on the G.I. Joe film. According to reports over at Latino Review through IGN. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been talking about the story again and says that screenwriter Skip Woods, currently on Hitman, is on the project and he wants Mark Wahlberg to play the character of Duke. He also talks about how it will be less G.I. Joe and more of a buddy movie between G.I. Joe and Action Man...regardless, I think it has a long way to go to bring it to the big screen and be a decent, never mind, strong film.



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