News on Fletch Won, Under and Alone, and Foreverman

NewsAskew (http://www.newsaskew.com) reports that on his official ViewAskew message board, writer/director Kevin Smith hinted that Zach Braff is the frontrunner for the role of Fletch in Fletch Won. The film will continue the Fletch franchise originally made famous by Chevy Chase. It is expected to be Smith’s next film after The Passion of the Clerks: Clerks 2.

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Antoine Fuqua will direct Mel Gibson in Under and Alone, which is based on the true story of Vietnam veteran William Queen. Ned Zeman and Daniel Barnz penned the screenplay, according to Variety.

Queen used his training with the Special Forces to do undercover work for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He eventually went on to become a member of the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols motorcycle gang.

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Robert Evans and Stan Lee are teaming up to produce Foreverman, a new superhero franchise for Paramount Pictures, according to Variety. Peter Briggs (Hellboy, Highlander: The Source) has been brought on to pen the screenplay.

The superhero will be an original character but will maintain many themes from Lee’s other superhero creations. Lee has created such Marvel characters as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men.

Credit: Cinecon.com

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