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MOVIES Dude, forget Freddy vs. Jason! Let's talk Batman vs. Superman. It's likely the next incarnation of the Caped Crusader will beat the long-awaited Man of Steel remake to the big screen. Christopher Nolan (Memento) will direct Warner Bros.' next Batman installment and a source says young bucks like Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Jake Gyllenhaal (The Good Girl), Christian Bale (American Psycho), Hugh Dancy (Black Hawk Down), Joshua Jackson (The Skulls), and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later) are being considered for the nippled batsuit. Don't sweat it, George Clooney -- you'll always be our favorite!... The Terminator might be back. T3 star Nick Stahl says even if Arnold Schwarzenegger beats out Gary Coleman for the California governorship, there will probably still be a T4. ''They're tossing around different ideas now because they're committed to move forward,'' Stahl tells us. ''I know they're developing ideas to do it without him if he's unavailable.'' Stahl says he would do the film with or without Arnold.... Holy tripping billies and dancing nancies -- Dave Matthews is going to star in a movie! Jeff Daniels (Trial and Error) may also join Wayne Wang's Because of Winn-Dixie, about a girl and a pooch named after the friendly chain of supermarkets.

TELEVISION CSI impresario Jerry Bruckheimer tells us he wants to package more explicit versions of Skin, his upcoming porn-industry drama, for the DVD aftermarket. That's right, real skin! The footage would exist since the shows are edited to meet broadcast standards. First, Fox (the net) and Warner Bros. (the producer) must agree. We'll keep you abreast of the situation.

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints