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Zak and the Argonauts

08.12.2008

Argo When writer (and occasional director) Zak Penn isn't dealing with superheroes (X-MEN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) or shuffling poker (THE GRAND), he's dipping into the popular myths of public domain.

Penn will peck at a new big-budget tale of THE ARGONAUTS for Fox, who want to keep the manly fantasy genre robust in the sandaled footsteps of 300.

The movie will dip into the popular Greek lore about a of band of heroic sailors on a quest for the Golden Fleece. The story was famously captured on film in the 1963 movie that featured Ray Harryhausen's animated creatures, including a memorable clash with skeleton warriors.

The new ARGONAUTS joins a boatload of other fantasy and mythology projects like WAR OF GODS, GOD OF WAR, a CLASH OF THE TITANS remake, a bunch of HERCULES movies, a sequel to 300, and another project called THE ARGONAUTS. If only someone would make that crazy script for GLADIATOR 2.

Extra Tidbit: Penn will always get the benefit of the doubt after INCIDENT AT LOCH NESS.
Source: Variety

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8:49AM on 08/14/2008
Fuck, for a moment there I thought this was gonna be Zack Snyder but then realised there was no C in the name, then it really WOULD be in the sandaled footsteps of 300. If Snyder did this it would be fucking awesome as hell but I'll settle for Penn
Fuck, for a moment there I thought this was gonna be Zack Snyder but then realised there was no C in the name, then it really WOULD be in the sandaled footsteps of 300. If Snyder did this it would be fucking awesome as hell but I'll settle for Penn
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12:31AM on 08/14/2008

I don't want to see this

Ray Harryhausen is a genius, and an old family friend (now long since departed) was in the 60's original (he was Phalerus).

It is a classic I never wish to see remade. Ever.
Ray Harryhausen is a genius, and an old family friend (now long since departed) was in the 60's original (he was Phalerus).

It is a classic I never wish to see remade. Ever.
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1:03PM on 08/13/2008
haha...well the movies are gonna be in english so accents wont make such a big difference for me....unless they really take it up a step and go for a mel gibson apocalypto approach.....wow, that would be impressive.
haha...well the movies are gonna be in english so accents wont make such a big difference for me....unless they really take it up a step and go for a mel gibson apocalypto approach.....wow, that would be impressive.
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10:42AM on 08/13/2008
Well hey, as long as it has tons of British accents for ancient Greeks, we're fine. "THUS US SPAHTAH!!!"
Well hey, as long as it has tons of British accents for ancient Greeks, we're fine. "THUS US SPAHTAH!!!"
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7:27AM on 08/13/2008

hmm..

this fantasy historical stuff is fun but not really when they distort real history....i'd rather see complete fiction such as god of war.

plus people actually start believing that's not fiction....sad but true! :)
this fantasy historical stuff is fun but not really when they distort real history....i'd rather see complete fiction such as god of war.

plus people actually start believing that's not fiction....sad but true! :)
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2:10AM on 08/13/2008

...BY THE GODS

WHO THE FUCK IS MAKING GOD OF WAR? HOPE IS NOT THAT PIECE OF SHIT BRETT RATNER
WHO THE FUCK IS MAKING GOD OF WAR? HOPE IS NOT THAT PIECE OF SHIT BRETT RATNER
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12:08AM on 08/13/2008
Hmmm. I love the original. Hopefully they don't fuck it up.
Hmmm. I love the original. Hopefully they don't fuck it up.
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