Matchflickers in the News Denise Du
Vernay, long-time Matchflicker and fellow columnist, branched
recently and posted an article on SideSplitter.comm. Her
Day Twitter Gave Birth to Bart Simpson, is a in-depth
analysis on one of the most controversial dscussions facing
our Modern Pop Culture today:
When was Bart Simpson born?
The article was written in rebuttal to an errorneous Twitter post
regarding Bart Simpson's birthday. It's a must-read
for any Simpsonologist, as Du
refers to her loyal readers.
Denise, as most of us know,is the co-author of The
Simpsons in the Classroom: Embiggening the Learning Experience with the
Wisdom of Springfield. For tweets about The Simpsons,
To find out what she had for breakfast and what she's watching, follow @duve.
Oscar Winners 2011: Your Complete
List of Academy Award Winners!
The most coveted event in the
entertainment industry took place last night and we have all the
details on the lucky winners at last night's annual Academy Awards.
While there were many talented actors, actresses, directors and
producers, only the best of the best will forever be known as Academy
So who took home gold at
the 2011 Oscars?
Find your complete list of winners below! Tell us, did the
right people win last night?
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
BEST SOUND EDITING
BEST SOUND MIXING
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST ART DIRECTION
King's Speech Colin Firth, The
King's Speech Natalie Portman, Black
Hooper, The King's Speech
"We Belong Together," Toy
Story 3, Randy
The Social Network,
Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter Inception,
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew
Lockley and Peter Bebb
Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey
of Love, Luke Matheny
Strangers No More,
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon Alice
in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood The
Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey Inception,
Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick The
Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Bale, The Fighter
In a Better World
King's Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler The
Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron
Sorkin Toy Story 3 The Lost Thing,
Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Wally Pfister Alice
in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara
Jane Russell Passes Away at 89
Iconic actress Jane Russell
died Monday in her Santa Maria home due to respiratory problems. She
was 89 at the time of her passing.
came to prominence in the late 40s and early 50s, reigning as one of
America's most popular sex symbols of that time. She appeared in such
hit movies as GENTLEMEN
PREFER BLONDES, DOUBLE DYNAMITE, and MONTANA BELLE.
Her last performance onscreen was in the television show "Hunter." She
had continued singing and working for various causes in the weeks
leading up to her death.
During her film career, Jane
Russell founded WAIF, the Women's Adoption International
Fund to facilitate U.S. adoptions of foreign orphans.
is survived by three grown children, a son-in-law and a
daughter-in-law. She also had six grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren at the time of her death.
A service will be held to honor Jane
Russell at Pacific Christian Church in Santa Maria, on
March 23 at 11:00 a.m. A reception is scheduled to follow at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking the public to donate to:
Care Net Pregnancy & Resource Center
121 West Battles
Santa Maria, CA 93458
CASA of Santa Barbara County
120 East Jones Street, Ste. 130
Santa Maria, CA 93454
LOST BOYS 4 and TV Series Coming
Warner Premiere is close to
announcing LOST BOYS 4, the latest adventure in the on-going
saga of The Frog
Brothers (Corey Feldman
A TV series featuring The
Frog Brothers is also in development, although plot
details for both the upcoming sequel and this weekly show have not been
divulged. Since these projects are very close to being officially
announced, expect full details in the near future.
LOST BOYS 4 will be a follow-up to last year's LOST BOYS: The
THIRST, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD October 12, 2010. We
spoke with Corey Feldman
back in October about the potential for LOST BOYS 4, and
here's what he had to say.
"It wasn't everything
that I wanted but as a creative piece of the puzzle, there were
certainly things that I fought for and I got a few of those in. There
are a few moments that I didn't get in but I think that we will have
another opportunity if we do it again. Next time around hopefully we
can incorporate even more stuff that I was looking to get in. I
definitely don't want to be going backwards so I want to make sure that
each time we do it, if we are going to do it again, its got to be
bigger and better than the last one."
New PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN
Trailer Contains Lots Of Swashing And Buckling
Much as nobody seemed all
that interested in a fourth PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN movie when it
first went into production last summer, the more we get a look at the
movie it actually looks promising. The Super Bowl trailer showed off a
lot of swashbuckling and not too much self-aware silliness, and now a
longer trailer for the UK has shown up online that gives us a lot of
the same. The framework is the direct camera address from Jack Sparrow that's
been around at least since the summer, but cut in the middle is what
looks like a lot of new footage. Honestly, it's kind of hard to tell
what's new and what's not, but we definitely get good looks at the
"zombies, cutthroats and mermaids" that Jack promises he'll
encounter on his quest for the Fountain of Youth.
Check out the new video below, and let me know what you see in there
that looks particularly new and exciting. PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN: On
STRANGER TIDES hits theaters on May 20, and against all odds, I'm
actually jazzed to see it.
Movie News March 2 Nicholas Hoult To Play A Zombie
In WARM BODIES
If you don't already know the
it won't be long until you do. After starring on the hit UK show
"Skins," the actor caught many people's attention with his role in Tom Ford'sA SINGLE
MAN in 2009. Since then he's been cast in the role of Hank McCoy/Beast in
FIRST CLASS and, most recently, landed the coveted title role
Singer's JACK the GIANT KILLER. He's certainly not done yet,
though, as he's just been cast in another role.
A press release has been sent out announcing that Nicholas Hoult will
now star in WARM BODIES, a film adaptation of the book by Isaac Marion.
In the movie the actor will play R, a "existentially tormented zombie"
who befriends the girlfriend of one of his victims. The relationship
then begins to change the character and leads to a chain reaction that
could affect the entire zombie world. Jonathan Levine,
director of The
WACKNESS, will write and direct the film.
this and the in-development BREATHERS: A ZOMBIE'S LAMENT, it would seem
that the reanimated corpses falling in love is the new "it" thing for
2011. God forbid we ever get a version of TWILIGHT with zombies.
Quentin Tarantino's Next is a
Western About Slavery
has already completed the script. Unlike BASTERDS and KILL BILL, which
took a long time to come together, this one just flowed out of him. The
plan is to deliver something to The Weinstein Company within two months
and then immediately begin working toward a production start.
Looking back at old Tarantino
quotes, there's a good chance that his new film will revolve around
slavery. "I'd like to
do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery
times," he said a year ago. "Do it as an adventure. A
spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call
it A Southern."
The year before that, Tarantino
told Charlie Rose
that he wants to make a biopic about revolutionary abolitionist John Brown. "He's my favorite American who
ever lived," he said.
"He basically single-handedly started the road to end slavery and the
fact that he killed people to do it. He decided, 'If we start spilling
white blood, then they're going to start getting the idea.'"
Channing Tatum Plotting PETER PAN
is one of the unlikely names said to involved with a pitch
entitled PETER PAN BEGINS.
The film, currently looking for a studio buyer, is said to be an origin
story for J.M. Barrie's
fantastical sprite, though specifics are, at this point, unknown. If Tatum's involvement
is in an acting capacity, it is unlikely that he would play Pan himself without
a significant departure from the source material.
The story of Peter Pan
has been adapted on quite a few occasions, including, most famously, a
1953 Disney animated version. Alternate takes on the Barrie story have
been offered in cases like Steven
Spielberg's 1991 film HOOK,
a sequel of sorts to the original tale. The literal origin of Peter Pan was also
detailed on film in the 2004 biopic of Barrie, FINDING
NEVERLAND, starring Johnny Depp
in the lead.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK of the
MOON Spoilers Revealed!
new photos from TRANSFORMERS: DARK of the MOON appeared in the
pages of Empire Magazine, offering a first look at Sentinel Prime and
the newly updated Optimus
Prime. Inside the magazine, Michael Bay
revealed some of the finer plot details, even lifting the veil on
potential spoilers. One Transformers
fan was nice enough to send in some of this information.
So beware! Below is a list of SPOILERS
that might ruin some of the fun come opening day. Read at your own
risk. Here is what Michael
Bay promises from the upcoming third chapter of this
* There will be no sand.
* There will be no dorky humor ("We
wanted to make the movie much more serious, more adult.")
* When a robot dies, it will actually
die. And that death will be shown onscreen.
* The robots will be given more 'weight' in the story ("They were
missed in movie two. We've given them a strong back-story and pathos.")
Prime is "A big brother and mentor to Optimus Prime".
* The Ferrari is a Decepticon
will have new companions. "The scale on one of them is jaw dropping" -
"It will be 'what the Hell was that thing?"
* The Apollo 11 'incident' show in the
teaser is a big government secret.
* There will be no army. Chicago is left
in the hands of the Autobots
(but some heroes sneak in through the back-door so to speak).
* The human gliders are used because
they slip under the Decepticons'
radar - as do humans - so they'll be the people who can hammer it to
and create an opening for the Autobots.
Second Trailer For Kate Hudson
Rom-Com SOMETHING BORROWED
quickly grab their thinking caps, it's time for a pop quiz (don't
worry, you won't graded and it's only one question). Ready? Here it is:
when was the last time that Kate Hudson
made a film that was given overwhelmingly positive reviews? If you
answered 2000's ALMOST
FAMOUS then you are right on the money. In the eleven years
hasn't made a film that has received more than 2 1/2 stars on
Matchflick. Does this mean that SOMETHING BORROWED is absolutely
guaranteed to be terrible? Absolutely not. But the look of the new
trailer isn't helping any.
We've posted the second look at the rom-com, which appears to be as
cookie-cutter as they come. In the movie Ginnifer
Goodwin plays a young woman who misses out on her chance to
be with the man of her dreams (Colin
Egglesfield) and watches him become involved with her best
But as Egglesfield
are about to get married, Goodwin
makes out with him and everything goes nuts.
BLADE RUNNER Reboot Close To
Becoming A Reality
This was inevitable.
Previously there had been vague talks of a BLADE RUNNER sequel
which director Ridley
Scott seemingly wanted nothing to do with. Now, Alcon
Entertainment is working towards buying rights to the sci-fi classic in
order to line up a reboot.
Yorkin has the rights to the property in his back pocket, but
Alcon is very close to acquiring the rights from him. Yorkin, who was an
executive producer on Scott's
1982 opus, intends to ditch the rights, but also will be sticking
around as producer when the reboot finds its way to production. His
will co-produce the film.
It's never good news to hear that one of your favorite films could
potentially be shamed by a bad remake, but there is a silver lining.
Alcon may just be blowing smoke to quell the masses, but they've
released a statement to ease everyone's nerves.
This is a major acquisition for our
company, and a personal favorite film for both of us. We recognize the
responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with
any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the
franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting
ourselves to one medium only.
BLADE RUNNER isn't a film that needs to be modernized, but a
film that was that visually progressive in 1982 could potentially push
the limits of film making today. Instead of bitching about "ruining a
classic" sound off in the comments about who you'd like to see take the
helm for this piece. Should it be someone who can really handle sci-fi
Blomkamp? Or someone more over the top visually like Gaspar Noe?
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen Re-Team
for JUNGLE CRUISE TOY STORY 3
broke the $1 billion mark in theaters. But while Disney is deciding
whether it's a good idea to develop a fourth installment, the studio
has attached Tom
Hanks and Tim
Allen to JUNGLE CRUISE, the live-action film
inspired by the Magic Kingdom theme park ride.
Disney has already hired Roger S.H.
BOOK 2) to write the script. The project has been in the
works for years, but now that Hanks and Allen are in talks, the plan is
to make the film a priority.
A director has yet to be hired, but JUNGLE CRUISE will be
produced by David
Hoberman and Todd
Lieberman, who were just nominated for a Best Picture
Oscar for The
Will Catwoman And Batman Team Up
To Fight The League Of
Shadows In DARK KNIGHT RISES?
The brain trust that
Nolan as he prepares The DARK KNIGHT RISES is
complex and impenetrable as ever. We've gotten a few shreds of
information from the inside. They're hearing a few things from one
reliable source, including that by the end of the movie Anne Hathaway'sCatwoman
will become one of Batman's
allies, and that the two of them will be teaming up to fight the League of Shadows.
If that is in fact what the ending of the film will be, it's bringing
the entire Nolan-directed
trilogy full circle-- the League
of Shadows is the organization fronted by Ra's al Ghul, that
trained Bruce Wayne
out in the wilderness before he became Batman and
eventually came to Gotham City to take their revenge on him and all the
overprivileged citizens. With Marion
Cotillard probably playing Talia al Ghul, it
makes sense for her to be coming back with the whole team of assassins.
Gordon-Levitt's character, still under wraps, will be part of
Now remember, any time you start thinking you know what's going on in a
it's entirely possible that it will change, or even that it's fake
information deliberately leaked by the crew. There's no knowing
anything for sure, but that said, this sounds pretty convincing.
FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Gets Alison
"Community" and "Mad Men"
actress Alison Brie
will star in the Universal Pictures comedy FIVE-YEAR
ENGAGEMENT for producer Judd Apatow.
will play the sister of Emily Blunt's
character in the comedy. Jason Segel
will play Emily Blunt's
longtime fiancee. The movie will follow the highs and lows of a
long-term engagement. It is also said that Alison Brie will
speak in a British accent for the project.
Production is scheduled to start towards the end of April, although it
is unclear where filming will take place.
FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, and Alison Brie. The
film is directed by Nick
Sony Launches PRIEST Trailer
Sony Pictures has launched a
Trailer Challenge on the Sony
Facebook page today, providing fans an easy-to-use editing
tool and challenging them to create their own version of
the PRIEST trailer. They can then enter their trailer for a
chance to win a trip to the premiere in Hollywood, along with other
The tool allows fans to create their own trailer
using movie content including video clips, sound effects, music, and
video transitions. In phase 1 of the challenge, users are invited to
create and enter their videos, or browse others' creations. In phase 2,
ten finalists are selected and the Facebook community is invited to
vote on the #1 trailer. The winner and a guest gets a trip to the
Priest premiere, the remaining finalists receive Sony Bloggie Touch
plus four movie tickets, and just for voting, 10 lucky people from
amongst the voters will be randomly selected to win a Sony Cyber-shot
You can check out the feature here and you can watch an intro by Maggie Q
using the player below! PRIEST hits 3D and 2D theaters on May 13.
RESIDENT EVIL 5 comes
to theaters September 14, 2012 and stars Milla Jovovich.
I know - I usually put a logo or a poster for the headline graphic,
but, hey - it's Milla!
Giveaway: Revisit The 80s With
Our TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT Prize Pack
This weekend moviegoers are
getting a chance to return to the 80s, as TAKE ME HOME
TONIGHT hits theaters crammed with nostalgia for the final
days of the Greed Decade. The movie stars Topher Grace
as a recent college graduate who realizes he has a chance to change his
life when his high school crush (Teresa Palmer)
invites him to the biggest party of the summer.
To celebrate the film's release and get you in on all the nostalgia
yourself, we're giving away a TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT prize pack,
including a T-shirt, a mini-poster (just like the one you see below),
and a toiletry kit-- including toiletries!-- so you can get your 80s
look down pat.
How do you enter? Log in to your Facebook account and "Like" our Facebook
Fan Page and then simply leave a comment on this contest
post. Entries will be accepted until 12 pm EST on Monday, March 7.
You're welcome to share your favorite memories of the 80s, or what they
would have been if you could remember the decade. And while you're at
Facebook you can also check out TAKE
ME HOME TONIGHT's official
Facebook page, or also check out the movie on Twitter.
The winner will be notified via Facebook direct message and asked to
provide their mailing addresses (no P.O. boxes please). Prize packs
will be mailed directly to the winner. No purchase necessary. Failure
to comply with the rules will in disqualification and subsequent
mockery. Good luck!
New Photo of Red Skull From
CAPTAIN AMERICA Paramount Pictures
and Marvel Studios have debuted a new photo of Hugo Weaving
as Red Skull
AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER at Entertainment Weekly,
which talked with director Joe Johnston
as well. You can check out the photo below and interview there.
Just click on the photo to the left for a larger image.
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the 3D
theatrical launch of STAR WARS: EPISODE I: The PHANTOM MENACE now has
an official release date – February 10, 2012! Set against the thrilling
and exotic backdrop of a "galaxy far, far away," STAR WARS is perfectly
suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and EPISODE I
delivers some of the Saga's most stunning and spectacular sequences –
from the Naboo
invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle
between Darth Maul
and the Jedi.
Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous
conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material,
and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic
Comic Book MILFs: Ma Kent AND Wonder Woman
If you like sexy older women,
you should officially put yourself on MILF alert. Elizabeth
Hurley will be filling the role of a villain in the future Wonder Woman TV
has been cast as Ma Kent
in the upcoming SUPERMAN movie.
The next SUPERMAN
movie is currently untitled ... as is the character that Elizabeth Hurley
will play in Wonder
of Ma Kent has
traditionally been played by a
silver-haired oldster, and Diane
Lane is neither. In fact, she's the
youngest woman ever to play the role; SFX was quick to point out "she's
even younger than Annette O'Toole was when she started out in the
on 'Smallville.'" But director Zack Snyder
is confident she can portray
"wisdom" and "wonder" in the woman who's raising the Man of Steel.
According to Twitter, Hurley
wrote, "Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot "Wonder Woman." I'll be
playing the evil villain. Can't wait." It was suggested she will be
playing Veronica Cale,
a mad scientist described as an analogue of Lex Luthor.
It will be months before we see Hurley
strut her evil stuff, and almost two years before we see Lane playing mom to
an alien foundling. We'll be waiting ... and the ones who are crushing
on them will be waiting more eagerly than others.
First Trailer For British Alien
Invasion Flick ATTACK the BLOCK
Later this month sees the
release of two alien invasion movies. The first is BATTLE: LOS ANGELES,
a heavy action film that is basically a war movie where the enemy
happens to be extraterrestrials. The very next week, PAUL arrives in
theaters, a funny buddy comedy involving an alien and a road trip. Now
we have the first trailer for the British made ATTACK th BLOCK and it
looks like it's somewhere in between.
We've posted first look at the film, which stars Nick Frost,
Whittaker, Luke Treadaway,
and newcomers John Boyega,
and Alex Esmail.
Set in South London, a group of teenagers find themselves right in the
middle of an alien invasion and take it upon themselves to fight back,
no matter how scary it may be.
G.I. JOE 2 And HUGO CABRET
It was only last week that
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner
told MTV that while a "great idea" exists for G.I. JOE 2, they're in no
hurry to get the film made as it isn't "really great" enough. Since
that day, Paramount began talks with Jon M. Chu
to direct the movie and Rachel Nichols,
who played Scarlett
in the first film, said that only Duke,
and Storm Shadow
will be returning for the sequel. Not moving fast enough for you? Now
the movie has a release date.
The studio has officially announced that G.I. JOE 2 - it's unclear if
that will be the sequels final title - will be released on August 10,
2012. The report also seems to confirm comments made by Nichols that some
characters won't be returning, saying that the movie "will likely undergo extensive
casting changes." The same report also announced that Martin
Scorsese's new film, the 3D adaptation of HUGO
CABRET, will hit theaters on November 23, 2011 where it will compete
with ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, The MUPPETS, The TODD PHILLIPS PRODUCED PROJECT
X and RISE of the APES.
While the G.I. JOE sequel is the first to be announced for that week in
August 2012, this Thanksgiving's schedule is looking seriously crowded.
Expect one or more of those titles to move between now and November.
Kenneth Branagh To Direct Period
Rowing Drama The BOYS In The BOAT
When it was announced that Kenneth Branagh
would be the man to direct the comic book movie THOR,
the world did a collective double take. After all, we're talking about
a guy whose previous directorial efforts include mostly Shakespeare
adaptations like HENRY
LABOUR'S LOST, and MUCH ADO ABOUT
NOTHING. Though we're still waiting to see how his venture
into the world of comics turns out, his next project seems to be much
more his speed.
The Weinstein Company has purchased the rights to Daniel James
Brown's The BOYS In The BOAT and have signed Branagh to direct
the film adaptation. The book is about the U of Washington rowing team
in the 1930s and is described as "a cross between SEABISCUIT
of FIRE." Speaking about his plans for the project, Branagh said,
"The BOYS In The BOAT is
an epic. I was completely captivated by the characters, the era, and
the dreams of a generation unfolding beautifully and dramatically."
To be perfectly frank, what I'm really hoping for from this project is
that it is simply a two hour version of the Henley Regatta
sequence from David
Social Network. If they do that, I see 15 Oscars in their
CONTEST: Win Prizes from the USA
Network's Character Approved Awards
The USA Network is airing the
"Character Approved" Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at 11 PM ET, a ceremony
which honors 12 pioneers in Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Film,
Food, Giving, Music, New Media, Theatre and Writing. We have a new
contest lined up for this special telecast where we're giving away a
multitude of prizes including the Waiting for Superman DVD, Waste Land
DVD and a number of books, plays, a t-shirt and a $75 gift card for a
pair of TOMS Shoes. These prizes will go incredibly fast, so enter this
Win Prizes from the USA Network's Character Approved Awards
* Pictures of architect Walter Hood's and
fashion designer Prabal
Gurung's work on an Aaxa Junior Pocket Projector
SUPERMAN on DVD
Krauss' book "Great House"
* A $75 gift card for a pair of Blake Mycoskie's
* A copy of the play "Lily Rabe"
recently starred in "The Merchant of Venice"
* A copy of WASTE LAND
on DVD, an exploration of the work of Vik Muniz
* Designer Emily Pilloton's
book "Design Revolution"
Monae's album "ArchAndroid"
* FourSquare T-Shirt
* A cookbook from chef Grant Achatz's
will play Molly
in this remake of the 1987 TV series "21 Jump Street." There wasn't a
character named Molly
on the original show, so it isn't known yet if she will play one of the
detectives or a love interest to one of the characters. Jonah Hill,
Tatum, and Ice Cube
have already signed onto star.
Miller will direct 21 JUMP STREET, from a script by Jonah Hill, Michael Bacall,
and Joe Gazzam.
The story centers on a group of Los Angeles detectives who go
undercover and go back to high school.
It isn't clear when production will start on 21 JUMP STREET.
21 JUMP STREET comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. The film
is directed by Phil Lord,
and Chris Miller.
SUPER Trailer is Here!
IFC Films has unveiled the
trailer for their upcoming SUPER dark comedy, starring Rainn Wilson,
Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and
Bacon. Check it out below.
is an average guy who transforms himself into superhero The Crimson Bolt
after his wife Sarah
hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Bacon). What Frank lacks in
superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on
crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Page), a cute
psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming
up with Frank
to take Jacques down.
The new film is directed by James Gunn
and has already appeared at the Toronto Film Festival to great reviews.
It is now set to get a limited theatrical release on April 1st.
Prepare Your Scuba gear: AVATAR 2
Will Be Set Underwater
Rodriguez's tough-cookie pilot character may have died
in AVATAR, but that didn't stop the actress from revealing
where the second film would take place—namely underwater. And if the
movie's 3-D is as convincing as the first film's, maybe we should all
get our scuba gear ready. Just in case.
Promoting her new film BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, which is about an alien
invasion, the 33-year-old actress revealed that James Cameron's
highly anticipated follow-up to AVATAR would take place underwater,
taking viewers under the oceans, and that it will be "extraordinarily
However, the actress is unsure whether Cameron will bring
her character back from the dead in any capacity for the follow-up to
the highest-grossing movie in history, though he apparently did say
that he would bring back those who had survived the first film in some
form. There had been previous hints from Cameron
that AVATAR 2 could perhaps take place on another planet from
the same solar system as Pandora.
There was also the possibility of taking the story into the oceans of Pandora, and
this—according to Rodriguez—is the route the director seems to have
Filming underwater is a speciality of Cameron, who brought
the Titanic documentary GHOSTS of the
ABYSS and most recently the underwater cave adventure SANCTUM
Kristen Stewart Confirmed for
SNOW WHITE and the HUNTSMAN
As reported last month, Kristen Stewart
is up for the role of Snow
White in the fantasy adventure SNOW WHITE and the
HUNTSMAN, where she will star opposite Viggo Mortensen
as the Huntsman.
Screenwriter and co-producer of the movie Palak Patel took to
his own personal Twitter account earlier today to announce that Kristen Stewart is
in fact confirmed for the role, and it will be formally announced next
week when the deal is officially closed.
As it is bad form to confirm something on Twitter before it is made
quickly deleted his statements. But Kristen
Stewart fans made sure to screen-grab them before they
were gone, and you can check them out below.
conformation coming next week. But we are in final negotiations."
"KStew is officially playing Snow
White and her deal is in final negotiations and will close
In the film Morgan
stars as a detective transplanted from New York while Worthington portrays
a local investigator probing a series of unsolved murders in industrial
wastelands surrounding Gulf Coast refineries, where as many as 70
bodies have turned up over the past two decades. Together they wage a
war against the unknown assailants.
The FIELDS is directed by Ami
Canaan Mann, daughter of Michael Mann
It is written by former DEA agent Donald
F. Ferrarone and is set to hit theaters on July 16th.
Julianne Moore Joins The Cast Of
ANOTHER NIGHT With Paul Dano And Robert De Niro
For me, one of the biggest
mysteries of this past year's Oscars was
Bening was nominated for her part in The KIDS ARE
ALL RIGHT over Julianne Moore,
who I felt put on the more important and better performance.
has never been an actress that has needed tons of awards to keep her
career going (her high talent level does that for her) and no she's
landed yet another part.
Moore is set
to play in Paul
Weitz's ANOTHER NIGHT alongside Robert De Niro,
Thirlby. Based on the memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck
City" by Nick Flynn,
the film is about the relationship between an estranged father and son,
played by De Niro
who interact while the son is working at a homeless shelter in Boston. Moore will play Dano's mother and
will only be seen in flashback sequences.
involvement alone is enough to make me think that this may be the first
great movie De Niro
has done in years. Weitz
doesn't have the greatest track record - he was responsible for LITTLE FOCKERS
- but with this cast and the Boston setting, it sounds like it will be
hard to argue against.
Trailer For CAT RUN Looks Like
Five Different Movies
If anyone is getting
impatient waiting for PIRATES 4
to satisfy their Penelope
Cruz urges, Paz Vega
might be able to hold you over and the release date of her next movie,
CAT RUN, is right around the corner.
as an escort, a high class escort obviously, who steals a security
camera hard drive from a client and goes on the run with evidence of
some sort of scandal. She meets two quirky private investigators whom
she hires to protect her from baddie Christopher
McDonald, eternally known as Shooter McGavin to
my generation, and an assassin on his payroll.
The trailer has to be misleading. At first it's serious, then it's
funny, then it's a heist movie, then it's serious again, and at the end
it's funny. Ultimately it seems like it's going to be a pretty fun
movie, but the trailer is a little out of sorts. Check it out for
yourself below or in glorious HD over at Apple.
The Only Movie Site on the
Internet that Showcases It's Members as They
Work on Movies!
to the First Issue of a Very Unique Magazine
proudly unveils its boldest project -
Matchflick Movie Makers Magazine!
content with just talking about movies, Matchflick is introducing an online
magazine dedicated to our Matchflickers who are actually
DOING movies. It is tentatively scheduled for every other
Tuesday, and it is planned to follow the journey of our resident movie
makers, recording each unique and specific adventure in the workings of
making a movie. We're all very excited. To our
knowledge, there is no other venue like this for any movie site on the
Exclusive from the Set of PIRANHACONDA!
your kids, hide your wife, the island of Kauai has been
invaded by the cast and crew of PIRANHACONDA! Kauai has
welcomed many films, from TROPIC THUNDER to PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN:
On STRANGER TIDES and even DINOCROC vs SUPERGATOR. Executive Producer Roger
Corman and Director Jim Wynorski have
been busy taking aerial tours of Kauai by helicopter to scout new and
exciting locations for the project.
Producer Forest King was on hand to welcome PIRANHACONDA cast
members Michael Madsen as Dr. Lovegrove
and Rachel Hunter as Thalia.
King confirms that Madsen,
a Quentin Tarantino favorite, is a stand up
gentleman and truly a humble guy. He adds, "When you meet him,
there is a calm he projects. You can feel there's something beneath the
surface, an underlying depth in his character that makes you want to
stay on his good side!" That intensity definitely
translates to the big screen in Madsen's
King continues, "Rachel
Hunter is known worldwide for her beauty, outside and in.
The supermodel has traveled world wide a vocal advocate and
champion of animal rights." Fans of Rachel Hunter
will be excited to see her play a very different role than the usual
"good girls" she portrays. Executive Producer Roger Corman,
who has always displayed an unrivaled eye for talent over years, has
worked closely with screenwriter Mike MacLean to
craft a very special role just for Hunter.
Rounding out the cast are Michael Swan
(The Bold and the Beautiful, Dinocroc vs Supergator) as Pike,
Diana Terranova (Californication, Camel Spiders) as Jamie,
Terri Ivens (All My Children) as Rose,
Shandi Finnessey (Sharktopus, Dancing with the
Stars) as Kimmy and Kurt Yaeger
(Dolphin Tale, Camel Spiders) as Gunner.
around the battle
with a creature "with razor sharp teeth and 100 feet of
constricting power. No release date has been set at this
Matchflick's Resident Superhero Director Mike O'Dea
has reported this on his
"I went to the eye doctor on
Wednesday to have my eyes examined so I can get a prescription for
contact lenses for Ghostman. I have very good vision, so I don't need
lenses to see better from. They taught me how to put demo contacts in
and I tried on some demo colored contacts too. None of them were
striking enough, so I will be getting the contacts from a
special effects company and they'll look like they do in this photo
(much like my eye on the Ghostman poster). I have to go back to the
doctor in a week for a check up and then they will give me the
measurements of my eyes to give to the SFX contacts makers. I'm
supposed to be wearing my demo contacts all week and practicing with
them. I can't believe what a big process I have to go through just to
get non-prescription contacts. Anyway, I'll have the contacts pretty
soon! When I get them, I'll show you what they look like on me."
produced a video showcasing some of the equipment he's gotten for
from the Dead
was also proud to announce that the teaser
trailer for NO TOMORROW has passed the 10,000 views mark. He
thanks all you loyal Matchflickers for your support.
Matchflick's Resident Zombie Expert and
NO TOMORROW director Frank T. Ziede has been really
busy preparing for his release date later this year, but he left this
message to another fan:
"We are currently working on
the second draft of the feature length script for the film. We are
trying to get it done in a timely fashion while at the same time making
sure we get it done right. We really want to tell the story
of the Traveler in a compelling way. Once we get the script in shape
our producer is going to go after funding this summer. That's it for
now. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted."
was also proud to announce that the teaser trailer for NO TOMORROW
has passed the 10,000 views mark. He thanks all you loyal
Matchflickers for their support.
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Movie News March 9
Exclusive Poster for Joseph
You probably best
known director Joseph
Kahn as the man behind the delightfully terrible TORQUE,
a movie even Kahn
mocks in his new picture DETENTION. The synopsis doesn't make
DETENTION, is a teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly
Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their
way is a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. It
becomes a race against time to stop the killer and save the world – if
only they can get out of detention. The Detention cuts through prom.
Most of them don't have dates anyway.
We've been sent the poster for the film and it features a drawing of a
bear with a skull for a mouth. Works for me. Click
on the poster for a larger image to check out the
poster. DETENTION premieres on Sunday, March 13 at
the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
Sylvester Stallone May Not Direct
The EXPENDABLES 2
Ever since The EXPENDABLES
became a hit at the box office last August, fans have been wondering
about the sequel, specifically who would be added to the cast. But
while we still don't know if Jean-Claude Van
Damme or Chuck
Norris will be joining the crew, one space just opened up:
the director's chair.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that after both helming and starring
in the 2010 summer blockbuster, Sylvester
Stallone has started taking meetings with other directors.
Also unlike the first film, Stallone
wasn't involved with the writing process, instead leaving it to David Agosto and Ken Kaufman
The ARMY NOW). The story comes from an unnamed source that
was "briefed on the project but was not authorized to speak about it
publicly." Millennium Films, the company behind the film, declined to
Should this story be true you can expect a lot of hands to shoot up
into the air volunteering for the gig. The first film made nearly $275
million at the global box office and the sequel, barring any major
malfunctions, stands to make even more. Any young director would love
to have The EXPENDABLES 2 on their resume.
TOMB RAIDER Reboot Coming in 2013
Producer Graham King (The TOWN,
DEPARTED) and his GK Films has acquired the feature film
rights to TOMB RAIDER with plans of rebooting the franchise
and releasing the first movie in theaters by 2013.
recently produced The TOURIST, which starred Angelina Jolie.
Many are wondering if Jolie may return to star as Lara Croft, but
sources say that King
is interested in telling Lara
Croft's origin story rather than continue where the last
installment left off.
A writer has yet to be hired.
CROFT: TOMB RAIDER hit theaters back in 2001 and
grossed $274 million worldwide on a $115 million budget. The sequel was
released two years later and grossed $156 million on a $95 million
VOLTRON: DEFENDER of the
a Bidding War
News of VOLTRON: DEFENDER of
the UNIVERSE coming to theater screens has been kicking around for
quite sometime, but now it seems the proposed live action-CGI
adaptation of the popular animated series may becoming a reality. As a
bidding war for franchise rights has begun, with Relativity Media
leading the charge.
One of the reasons VOLTRON: DEFENDER of the UNIVERSE has taken so long
to reach the big screen is because creator Peter Keefe compiled
the original show from two different Japanese anime series, editing
them together so that they would pass US broadcast standards. The show
became a huge over-night hit, but Toei Animation, who produced the two
original series from which Voltron
was edited, wanted their share of the profits.
Whenever VOLTRON: DEFENDER of the UNIVERSE got rolling at a
Hollywood studio, Toei Animation would want to be payed.
This discrepancy was only recently worked out, and World Events
Productions now has a brand-new Voltron
cartoon premiering on Nicktoons in May.
If Relativity Media acquires the rights to make the big screen version
it is not clear if they will distribute it themselves, or if they will
co-produce with Paramount Pictures, who own Nicktoons. Development on
the feature is moving along, and its likely that the film will be in
theaters by 2013 or 2014, just in time for VOLTRON: DEFENDER of the
UNIVERSE'S 30th birthday.
VOLTRON: DEFENDER of the UNIVERSE is in development .
Brand New "Fast Five" Trailer is
Universal Pictures has just
unveiled a brand new trailer for the fifth FAST and the FURIOUS
installment, called FAST FIVE, which is scheduled to hit theaters on
April 29th. Check out the trailer below.
Former cop Brian
O'Conner (Paul Walker)
partners with ex-con Dom
Toretto (Vin Diesel)
on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Jordana
Brewster) broke Dom
out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities.
Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job
in order to gain their freedom.
As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies
know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the
corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on
their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson)
never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his
strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them.
The first teaser
poster for Marcus
Nispel's upcoming reboot CONAN the BARBARIAN has
arrived, and it places star Jason Momoa atop a mountain of skulls. You
can check out the cool new image below, which is quite similar to the
motion poster that was released last week.
tale of Conan the
Momoa) and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria
on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his
Aubrey Plaza Joins The HAND JOB
Actress Aubrey Plaza
("Parks and Recreation") has signed onto star in the new comedy
project The HAND JOB. Bill Hader,
whose wife Maggie Carey
wrote and will direct the movie, revealed the casting news during a
recent interview, where he also revealed supporting cast members.
Here's what Bill Hader
had to say.
"The cast she got for it
now is amazing. There's Alia Shawkat,
that'll be a cool thing to do together."
The story centers around Aubrey
Plaza's character, a recent high-school graduate who tries
to broaden her sexual horizons before college. Here's what Bill Hader said
about the plot of this new comedy, and where the title comes from.
"It's about her (Aubrey Plaza) playing an type-A, studious
girl who graduates high school and hasn't done anything with a guy. The
summer before college she decides that she has to find out how to do
everything in order to be properly prepared, so she makes a very
serious bullet list of everything, like... hand-job, titty-job,
blow-job, fingering, and just kinda checks one off every time she does
it. She's being the aggressor and is very straight-forward about it,
like 'Okay, so I'm going to give you a hand-job now.' And the guys are
very taken aback about it, especially her straight-laced friends."
The HAND JOB comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Andy Samberg, and Bill Hader. The film
is directed by Maggie
KUNG FU PANDA 2 Posters Featuring
Lord Shen and Soothsayer DreamWorks
Animation has released four character posters from their
upcoming KUNG FU PANDA 2, which offers a look at a few new
faces making their first appearance in this sequel. Below, we have Lord Shen (Gary Oldman),
Soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh),
and the Gorillas.
Plot: In KUNG FU PANDA 2, Po
is now living his dream as The
Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside
his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five.
new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable
villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China
and destroy kung fu. He must look to his past and uncover the secrets
of his mysterious origins; only then will Po be able to
unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
CBS Films To
Distribute GAMBIT With Colin Firth
CBS Films has made five films
since January 2010, and despite trying to reach all corners of the
market they have yet to have a real solid opening. From EXTRAORDINARY
MEASURES to BEASTLY
none of their films have opened at number one on their respective
weekend and while the latter film is still in theaters, none have been
able to make more than $40 million domestically (The BACK-UP
PLAN is their most successful film with a $37 million
domestic take). Their newest acquisition, however, has something that
none of their other films have brought to the table: Oscar Power.
This movie should be a perfect litmus test for the young distributor.
Considering the incredible amount of talent on display here, it should
be easy to open this movie at number one, provided that they get the
release date right. Let's hope they can do it.
50 Cent's THINGS FALL APART
Trailer Hits The Net
Do you remember the flicks of
a 160 lb. weighing 50
Today, the unofficial trailer for the film, THINGS FALL APART,
which features the thin rapper, hit the net. Last year, 50
Cent lost 54 pounds when he filming THINGS FALL APART in
which he plays a University of Michigan football player. In the Mario Van
Peebles directed film, Barnes,
who dreams of getting drafted by the Miami Dolphins, is stricken by
cancer during his senior year in college. The drama features Ray Liotta,
Whitfield and more.
In an interview, last year, with Rap-Up Magazine, Curtis Jackson spoke
briefly on what the film means to him. "My motivation for the project
was my best friend, Charles
Pringle. He lived across the street from me; he actually
died of cancer."
Last Saturday , the film premiered at the Miami International
Film Festival. "50
Cent's physical transformation combined with Mario's vision for the
film kept the story fresh, gritty and powerful," Miami
International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante
told AllHipHop.com. "Fans
in Miami will have a unique opportunity to see the film well before the
rest of the world does."
Johnny Knoxville Is Moe InThe THREE STOOGES Johnny
Knoxville has been rumored as one of the frontrunners for the
long-gestating The THReE STOOGES movie before only to be debunked the Farrellys
themselves. And now Knoxville,
apparently, has the role.
is on the
verge of signing a deal with Fox that would have him as Moe, the lead in
The THREE STOOGES movie. Their sources claim the part was offered to
him and the Farrellys
have been sitting around for awhile waiting on him to accept. So the
question here is, were Peter
Farrelly lying or is something else going on here?
time the Farrelly's
said he wasn't involved exactly, they just said he wasn't a
frontrunner. But if Knoxville
has had this offer pending for awhile, he had to have been a leading
candidate even back then. Could this be a case of Fox pushing him into
the production over the Farrelly
Brothers objection? He does seem like a complete departure
from most of the other candidates up for the part, before the Farrelly's last
movie flopped. Previously they'd targeted the likes of Benicio del
Toro to take on the role. After the failure of their recently
released comedy, HALL
PASS, the latest in a string of Farrelly Brothers
failures, you have to wonder how much pull those two actually have left.
Knoxville does have
a talent for dishing out idiotic punishment to his friends. The entire
JACKASS franchise is basically built on it and, dishing out punishment
to his friends is kind of Moe's
role in the Stooges
trifecta. The key point here is that this movie is finally moving
again. The THREE STOOGES fell into development hell and clawed their
way back out again. Maybe it'll even be good.
For Takashi Miike's 13 ASSASSINS You don't see many samurai
films these days. Akira
Kurosawa basically built the genre in the 40's and 50's and
filmmakers are still struggling to catch up. One director about to take
a stab at it is Takashi
Miike, whose next film 13 ASSASSINS will hit VOD March 25th
and theaters April 29th.
poster for the film has appeared over at Cinematical looking more like
the cover of a graphic novel than a poster. Presumably the lone warrior
pictured is one of the 13 samurai
that band together in hopes of overthrowing an evil lord. The image
seems like a mix of traditional and modern art styles combining to
create a unique but effective look for the poster.
frequently find their way into the American horror mainstream. His
films like AUDITION,
ICHI the KILLER and GOZU are all classic films you'll probably
recognize. His films are masterfully crafted and 13 ASSASSINS looks to be no different. Scope out
below and be ready to pick up your swords when the film hits later this
Confirms Team-up with Scorsese for The IRISHMAN This will be the ninth time
pair - famous for movies including TAXI DRIVER
- will reteam for a project, with Joe Pesci
Pacino also on board for roles.
based on the novel by Charles
Brandt, De Niro
said: "It's a movie based on a book called 'I Heard You Paint Houses'.
about a guy who
is - and I believe the book - says he's now passed away, but he
confessed that he killed Hoffa
and also Joe Gallo
over here on Hester Street. And so I'm going to play that character, Joe Pesci's gonna be
in it and Al Pacino
is going to be in it and Marty's going to direct it."
De Niro will portray
a former union leader who becomes a hitman. GANGS of NEW
YORK scriptwriter Steve
Zallian has written the script, which Scorsese
said last year could shoot in 2011.
+ Del Toro +
Gaiman = $300 ,Million Epic Chinese Trilogy? Does it even matter what
they're working on, given the trio's Oscar-winning, dream-summoning,
monster-mashing resume? Well, since you asked, it's a $300 million
adaptation of a 500-year-old Chinese folk legend. Yes, that feeling is
your interest getting piqued.
has been hired by Chinese TV producer Zhang Jizhong to
write JOURNEY to the WEST, a planned film trilogy that would tell of
the Monkey King,
who traveled from China to India in search of Buddha's scrolls
and brought a monk, a pig spirit and a fish spirit along with him.
is on board in an advisory capacity—consulting with Gaiman on the story
and helping the production with the technical aspects of shooting in
3-D. As for Del
has made overtures to the director, who seems to be receptive:
shown a lot of interest but he wants to see the treatment first.
Obviously the more celebrated the director, the busier they are."
JOURNEY to the WEST will be shot in
English, using a cast of both Western and Chinese actors. Gaiman is mindful of
how precious this legend is to the people of China, but he's jazzed at
the project's potential:
"There is nothing inherently Greek about The Odyssey. These are big
stories that work with people. There are 2,000 pages filled with
adventures. The delight and the challenge is to write a story that for
1.4 billion people is in their DNA."
via Geek Tyrant)
Trailer The Blu-ray version of Dwayne
contains the trailer for QUARANTINE 2:
TERMINAL. We now have that trailer here for you, unfortunately the only
way someone could get it online is by recording it off their TV.
written and directed by John Pogue
(US MARSHALLS writer), and stars
Blair. It will head straight to
DVD/Blu-ray later this year.
Plot: The story
right after the events of the previous film at LAX, as passengers board
a flight to Nashville. When a passenger becomes violently ill with a
mysterious rabies-like virus, the plane makes an emergency landing at a
large metropolitan airport. Jenny
heroic yet inexperienced
flight attendant, takes charge of the safety of her passengers.
when a swarm
of heavily equipped emergency vehicles, police units and the CDC
arrive, Jenny and the passengers soon discover that they have been
quarantined and are now trapped. Desperate to escape, Jenny enlists the
help of one of the surviving passengers, a kindergarten teacher, Henry
devise a plan to survive.
Open Auditions Being Held For
Major Role In ROCK of AGES
One former "American Idol"
Maroulis, has already moved on from that show to even
bigger fame as Drew
Boley in "Rock of Ages." Now with that Broadway show
moving over to film, it might be time for another one to do it. THR
reports that director Adam Shankman
has scheduled an open casting call for Saturday, March 26
to find the right actor for the part, a young man who falls for Julianne Hough's
to the tune of a lot of hair metal songs.
himself had admitted he wanted the movie part-- "Obviously, I feel like this is
my part and I've done all the work and I feel like I've done a lot to
bring the show to this sort of level of success"-- but
given that Maroulis
is 36 and the casting call is open to actors ages 18-25, it's likely he
was simply too old to get the part. Lucky for Shankman, there are
many, many seasons worth of "American Idol" contestants with the
required "real rock and roll voice" who fit the age requirement and
would probably be happy to fill in.
Even if you've never been part of Idol, here's the information on how
to audition if you're up for it:
New Line is
looking for a male actor between 18-25 "with a real rock 'n' roll
singing voice," the studio announced Friday.
The open casting call is taking place in Saturday, March 26 at Central
Casting in Los Angeles (220 South Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502).
Call (818) 725-7425 or go to www.rockofagesmoviecasting.com for more
PASSION PLAY Set for
Image Entertainment has just
announced that the ensemble indie thriller, PASSION PLAY
will received a limited theatrical release on May 6th in New York and
LA. Featuring an ensemble cast headlined by Bill Murray,
more), the film was originated slated to head direct to
DVD. That release is still currently planned to hit on May 31st.
The official press release for the theatrical run is as follows:
On May 6th, Image Entertainment launches PASSION PLAY, a
daring, seductive thriller that spans from film noir's shadowy depths
to the bright hope of redemption. Written and directed by Mitch Glazer
(screenwriter of The
RECRUIT and SCROOGED),
the film boasts a heavenly cast including Academy Award® nominees Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, Megan Fox, Rhys Ifans,
Lynch, and former UFC sensation, Chuck Liddell. The
film made its debut this past fall at the Toronto International Film
Festival. PASSION PLAY will begin its theatrical roll-out in
New York and Los Angeles and will follow with a platform release
Nate Poole (Rourke, The WRESTLER,
IRON MAN 2)
is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing from trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Murray, LOST In
TRANSLATION). While on the run, Nate stumbles
across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the
carnival's prized attraction, Lily
"The Bird Woman" (Fox,
is no carny fake: her wings are real. The fugitive musician falls in
love with this angelic creature, and he convinces her to leave with
him, to the anger of her ruthless employer (Ifans, NOTTING HILL).
The two flee across the desert, but towards... what? Their destruction?
Combining realism and myth, PASSION PLAY is a portrait of
humanity at its best and worst. Gritty and hard-boiled, it is also an
adult fairytale that promises hope in the most unlikely of places.
Source: Image Entertainment
And...cut! Credits Roll on Steven
Soderbergh's Career in Movies Steven
Soderbergh, one of Hollywood's best-known directors, as deft
at making blockbusters as he is small arthouse films, is to quit
The director, whose work includes the OCEAN'S ELEVEN
franchise and OUT
of SIGHT, said in a US radio interview broadcast that his
next two movies will be his last. Soderbergh
is set to work on LIBERACE, a forthcoming biopic of the flamboyant
entertainer, and MAN from U.N.C.L.E., a film version of the famous
1960s TV series, before quitting. He said the two films were, "a great
way to sort of step off".
"When you reach the
point where you're like, if I have to get into a van to do another
scout I'm just going to shoot myself, it's time to let somebody else
who's still excited about getting in the van, get the van,"
he told the weekly radio programme Studio 360. Soderbergh, 48, was
born in Georgia in 1963, and began experimenting with film equipment in
high school. His first major success came aged 26 with his directorial
debut, 1989's SEX,
LIES and VIDEOTAPE, which made him the youngest-ever winner
of the Palme D'Or at Cannes. On receiving the award he declared "it's all downhill from here."
He won praise in 2000 as the director of ERIN BROCKOVICH,
Roberts as the eponymous secretary-heroine. TRAFFIC,
a $50m (£31.2m) production released in 2000, was as ambitious as it was
critically well-received, and was shot in seven cities with over 100
speaking parts, almost a third of them in Spanish. He was nominated as
Best Director in the 2001 Oscars for both films – winning for Traffic. Soderbergh said he
planned to shelve such outings in favour of painting or photography.
"It's just time," he said. "It's just a sense of having been there
before. The making of any art is problem solving, and as you work at
it, you're able to eliminate the versions that aren't any good faster,
but at a certain point the salves sort of become the same."
The LIBERACE biopic will see Michael Douglas
play the titular pianist, while Matt Damon
will assume the role of Liberace's
companion, Scott Thorson.
Clooney is set to join the cast of MAN from U.N.C.L.E.
"When I started feeling
like I've done this shot before, I've done a scene that's about this
before, that's when I started thinking seriously about a shift," Soderbergh
concluded. "But also I don't want to leave you know, when you see those
athletes hang on one or two seasons too long, it's kind of sad."
Two-Face May Return in The DARK
Two-Face was killed at the
end of The DARK KNIGHT ... wasn't he? But if so, how come Aaron Eckhart,
who brought Harvey Dent's alter ego to life in that 2008 film, was
being so coy when pressed about it during an interview for Battle: Los
has been saying that he will not return as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
in The DARK KNIGHT RISES, but now during an interview with CBS, the
actor is hinting that there might be a role for him in the movie after
CBS asked: "Just to be
clear, we're not going to see Harvey Dent ever again, not in a
flashback, someone's imagination. You're not returning to that role,
responded coyly: "I'm
not?" When pressed further, the actor added: "I could not possibly say."
It's possible that Eckhart
is tired of answering that question and is just playing around, but
it's also possible that Christopher
Nolan may want him back.
CONAN the BARBARIAN Teaser
The first footage from
director Marcus Nispel's reboot of CONAN the BARBARIAN has
arrived, thanks to Yahoo! Movies. Check it out in the player below!
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian
warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific
monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of
saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of
ROBOCOP to get rebooted by
screenwriter of failed DUNE remake
You're supposedly one of
Hollywood's hottest screenwriters, and you get a chance to reboot DUNE.
But what happens when that fails to take off? You get a shot at writing
That's the strange case of screenwriter Josh Zetumer, who
has built a reputation as one of the best new writers in the business
without having a single full script produced for the screen yet.
According to Deadline, MGM has now hired him to write a new version of
the 1987 sci-fi classic for recently hired Brazilian director Jose Padilha.
first got onto the Hollywood radar when his script INFILTRATOR made it
onto the "Black List"—an annual roundup of the best unproduced
screenplays in Hollywood. Following that, he got a job with Paramount
to write DUNE, which was supposed to be directed by Peter Berg
(who's now doing the upcoming BATTLESHIP). Zetumer wrote
several drafts of DUNE before that project went on the back burner, and
for good measure he also wrote a fourth BOURNE movie that also went
also done rewrites on the James Bond thriller QUANTUM of
SOLACE and this summer's alien invasion film The DARKEST
HOUR, but he has yet to have an official screenplay credit show up
Now, that goes on all the time, so it doesn't necessarily mean he's not
talented or can't deliver the goods. The ROBOCOP
remake has been in development for years (Darren
Aronofsky of BLACK SWAN
fame was going to direct at one point), but MGM's cash troubles halted
the project for a while. Now it's back on track, with Padilha
on board, and hopefully we'll get to see what all the fuss is about for
the latter when this thing comes out in 2013.
Joins Cage As He Tries To Find His Daughter In MEDALLION
What do coaches tell
professional athletes in the middle of a cold streak? Think about the
fundamentals, get back to basics, we still have confidence in you. The
same message should ring true for actors with a few flops in a row.
Trying new things is great, but in times of trouble, it's always best
to steer your way out using what's worked before, and for Nicolas Cage
that's a big budget action film that's approximately forty percent too
ridiculous to actually happen. DRIVE ANGRY 3D
and that Witch one went a little too far, but this
new scaled-back project MEDALLION should do
the trick, especially now that Danny Huston
is on board.
If you, like most people, didn't see last year's WARRIOR'S WAY,
you missed out on a truly epic villain performance from Huston. Murdering,
raping and slaying ninjas, he was a true original, and with any luck
West will let him go for it in MEDALLION too.
According to IndieWire, the actor has officially boarded the thriller,
which will see West
reteam with his CON
AIR star Nic
Cage. The plot follows a criminal (Cage) as he enlists
his partner (Malin
Akerman) to find his kidnapped daughter hidden somewhere in
the trunk of a taxi cab. Asses will be kicked, heads will roll and
hopefully, people will shell out to see it.
MEDALLION is about to start shooting in New Orleans. There's
no official release date, but if it ends up being as good as it could
be, next summer is probably a good guess.
J.K. Simmons to Narrate Jason
Reitman's YOUNG ADULT
Earlier today, ComingSoon.net
had a pleasant chat with actor J.K. Simmons
about his starring role in the upcoming drama The MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
--we'll have that full interview next week--but inevitably, the
conversation got around to what else he had been working on.
just three weeks away from shooting the seventh and final season of
"The Closer," which will be extended to 21 episodes, but having
appeared in all three of Jason Reitman's
films (as well as JENNIFER'S
BODY, produced by Reitman),
we wondered if Simmons
had a chance to film anything for YOUNG ADULT, Reitman's second
film directed from a Diablo Cody
script after the Oscar-nominated JUNO.
the plum role of playing the title character's father in that one.
"Not unlike TRUE GRIT with the Coen Brothers, you will not see me
in YOUNG ADULT. but you will hear me," he told
us. "They asked me to
do the voice-over when they were in post-production and then Jason asked me to do
the voice-over in 'YOUNG ADULT, because at this point, I'm his good
luck charm. I've been in every feature he's directed."
just gotten back from New Orleans where he had an undisclosed role in Mark Wahlberg's
upcoming Universal thriller CONTRABAND by Baltasar
Kormakur, and he also appeared in his wife Michelle Schumacher's
directorial debut GEEZERS!, a raunchy independent comedy.
Look for our full interview with
J.K., including some thoughts on the SPIDER-MAN
reboot, before The MUSIC NEVER STOPPED opens in select cities
on March 18.
Source: Edward Douglas
Mark Ruffalo Gets LOW DOWN
Recent Oscar nominee and
Ruffalo will headline the biopic LOW DOWN for Epoch Films. Jeff Preiss will
make his directorial debut with the project.
LOW DOWN will focus on legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany and the
relationship he has with his eleven year old daughter, Amy Albany. Told
point of view, the story unfolds as a strung out Joe drags himself
in and out of cocktail bars and transient hotels trying to earn a
living. Amy Albany
co-wrote the screenplay, based on her own memoir.
Production on LOW DOWN will begin towards the end of the year,
after Mark Ruffalo
completes his work on the massive Marvel Studios superhero ensemble The
LOW DOWN comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Mark Ruffalo. The
film is directed by Jeff
TRON: The NEXT DAY Leaked Online!
We've been hearing that the
LEGACY Blu-ray will include a teaser trailer for TRON 3. It
turns out that the teaser is actually a 10-minute
"epilogue," entitled TRON: The NEXT DAY.
Even though TRON LEGACY won't appear in stores until April
5th, the video has already made its way online. It explains the origins
of the Flynn Lives organization and what happens with Sam at the end
of LEGACY. And it even includes a scene with Ram (Dan Shor)
and Alan Bradley
Boxleitner). Check everything out below.
Unless something changed, there should be two other videos on
the TRON LEGACY Blu-ray. The first features Quorra (Olivia Wilde)
arriving at the ENCOM building on Sam's
Ducati, telling the press that she has spoken to Kevin Flynn
The third is an interaction between Edward Dillinger
(played by David
Warner in original TRON) and his son (played by Cillian Murphy
in "Tron Legacy") about how everything is going as planned.
It was announced recently on "The Adam Carolla Show" that Bobcat Goldthwait
has found his next project, which will be produced through Darko
Pictures. The comedy is titled GOD BLESS AMERICA, and it
involves spoiled teenagers and a killing spree. About this dark road
trip that Bobcat
Goldthwait may be taking soon, the comedian stated the
"There's a middle aged guy and he's at home watching a show like "My
Super Sweet 16", you know that show?...there's always a horrible kid
who gets everything she wants..."I wanted an Escalade! You ruined
everything!" So he's sitting at home watching a show like that, and he
drives 400 miles and kills that girl - spoiler alert! - and then her
friend, well not a friend, a classmate, is going "did you kill Chloe?" and he
doesn't say anything, and she goes "awesome." So then they get in this
stolen Camaro and drive around and kill people. We're hoping for a
There are no further details about GOD BLESS AMERICA at this
time. We will make sure to update you as soon as that information
GOD BLESS AMERICA is in development . The film is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
Plot: Captain Jack Sparrow
crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz),
and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist
who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces
him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane),
himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear
or the woman from his past.
Directed by Rob
the fourth installment is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters on May
To Play Bosley In "Charlie's Angels" Revamp
Movie star Ramon Rodriguez
has confirmed he'll be portraying Bosley in the upcoming "Charlie's
Angels" TV revamp.
He explains, "I'm doing martial arts right now and he's (Bosley) also a
techie, and I'm a bit of a techie, so that's cool, but it's mostly
insists he has been preparing to play Bosley his whole
life - because he grew up with three sisters.
He adds, "They watched the show, so they got more excited than I did
when I found out I was playing Bosley.
They were freaking out."
TIM and ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR
MOVIE Lands Distributor
Now filming in Los Angeles,
TIM and ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE has secured U.S. distribution
through Magnolia Pictures.
A quasi-spinoff of their popular television series "Tim and Eric
Awesome Show, Great Job!", the film's plot finds the pair given a
billion dollars to create their own film with complications rapidly
The official press release jokes about the film's record-setting budget:
The billion dollar price
tag is far and away the most money paid for any film, more than three
times the reported budget of AVATAR.
With 2929 Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions (run by Will Ferrell,
McKay, and Chris Henchy)
is producing through its "Funny or Die Films" adjunct banner. GSP has
produced such films as The GOODS, The FOOT FIST WAY, and the Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg
cop comedy The
Under their Abso Lutely Productions banner, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have
produced five seasons of their popular experimental comedy show "Tim
and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. In
addition to TEASGJ, they have created the television show "Tom Goes to
the Mayor" for Adult Swim, as well as the online comedy titles "Tim and
Eric Nite Live" and "Stephen and Steven" for Superdeluxe and Comedy
Central. Dave Kneebone
and Jon Mugar
will be producing for Abso Lutely Productions.
"We were initially
apprehensive of the unprecedented price tag of the film," Wagner jokes of the
"billion dollar" budget involved, "but
apparently we agreed to it after having a drink with Tim and Eric.
Actually, it's all a little bit fuzzy. Regardless, we now realize that
it would be foolhardy not to participate in what is sure to be the
grandest entertainment ever presented to mankind."
"You can't put a price on creative excellence and we didn't... maybe we
should have, but we didn't," says Ferrell.
"There are six billion people in the world," adds McKay, "so if we can
get every sixth person to see this movie, we break even. If they tell a
friend, we'll do well, quite well."
Fredrik Bond Will Direct Zac
Efron In An Action Comedy
I'm still a firm believer in
the starpower and longevity of Zac Efron,
but jeez, the guy has not made it easy lately. His last movie CHARLIE St.
CLOUD was a huge dud-- like, made less money than SCOTT PILGRIM
dud, and boring to boot-- and though he's been signing on to various
projects here and there in the meantime, the only things he's actually
shot are a starring role in a Nicholas Sparks
novel adaptation (The
LUCKY ONE and a part in the massive, bound-to-be-awful
rom-com NEW YEAR'S EVE. Listen, Zac,
I can't watch my old DVD of HAIRSPRAY
forever; eventually you're going to have to give us another reason to
Now, hopefully, he's throwing me and my kind a bone. According to a
press release from Mandate Pictures, Efron will
officially be replacing Shia LaBeouf
in an untitled romantic action film, formerly known as The NECCESARY
DEATH of CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN. Fredrik
Bond, a Swedish commercials director who at one point was
being considered to direct something called HOVERCAR 3-D, has signed on
direct the script by Matt
plays an everyday American kid who travels to Eastern Europe and falls
for a local girl, only to be challenged by her criminal ex. As the
press release describes it:
Armed with little more than his wit and naive charm, Efron endures one
bruising beat down after another in order to woo the girl he loves and
Weirdly that sounds a lot like the plot of SCOTT PILGRIM somehow--
was inspired by a fellow underachiever from summer 2010. The press
release describes the untitled project as a "priority project" for
Mandate, so hopefully by the time NEW YEAR'S EVE makes it to
theaters, we'll at least know when to look for this one as a potential
BLITZ Red Band Trailer
The second trailer for Jason Statham's
blissed-out action-extravaganza BLITZ has arrived, and this
time we are offered a brutal Red Band depiction of director Elliott Lester's
upcoming thriller. In the movie, Jason
Statham plays a whacked-out cop on the trail of a serial
killer who is targeting other members of the police force. Check out
this new unrated footage in the clip below (but only if you are over
the age of 18; if
you are any younger turn back now!)
Radha Mitchell and Sean Bean
Return for SILENT HILL Sequel The sequel
HILL, called SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS 3D is
currently shooting in Toronto and now comes word that the stars of the
first film, Radha
Bean and Deborah
Karan Unger, will return to reprise their roles. We also have
the first photo of Mitchell
from the new movie. Check it out by clicking on the image to the left.
They join the cast that's already comprised of Adelaide Clemens (X-MEN ORIGINS:
WOLVERINE) and Kit
Harington ("Game of Thrones"). REVELATIONS is
directed by Michael
Bassett (Solomon Kane).
years, Heather Mason
and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous
forces that she doesn't fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th
birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her
she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a
demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
David Slade Will Direct A
DAREDEVIL Reboot For Fox
The latest superhero to be at
the center of a reboot not even a decade after the first film will
be DAREDEVIL, and David Slade
will be the director making it happen. According to Variety Fox has
brought on the 30
DAYS OF NIGHT and The TWILIGHT
SAGA: ECLIPSE director to handle the untitled project which
is described as a "continuation" of the superhero story, but won't
refer to anything from the 2003 DAREDEVIL
With new takes on the X-MEN
coming this summer, a new SUPERMAN and SPIDER-MAN coming in the next
few years and everything from ROBOCOP to the FANTASTIC FOUR slated for
reboots sometime in the near future, it should come as no surprise
that be DAREDEVIL-- one of the few Marvel heroes not
owned by Disney as part of their Marvel partnership, and one that
likely would have reverted to Fox soon had they not made a new film--
is falling victim as well. But anyone who wanted to argue against Mark Harris's recent
claim that originality is really and truly dead in Hollywood will have
a hard time getting around this news. Despite the fact
that be DAREDEVIL was already at the center of one
unsuccessful big-budget movie, Fox is relying on the character as a
tested property, something they're far more likely to spend money on
than, say, something original or not remotely connected to a comic book.
Hopefully there are enough hardcore "Daredevil" fans out there to be
excited by this news, because from where I stand, this is just another
lame attempt to juice the superhero genre and milk money out of a
character that, not even ten years ago, audiences conclusively stated
they weren't all that interested in. Talk
me down, or join my misery, in the comments.
Tom Hanks to Star in Somali
Pirate Story Tom Hanks
is attached to star as high-seas hero Capt. Richard Phillips
in a movie about the rescue of crewmen from an American ship captured
by Somali pirates.
Columbia Pictures picked up the life rights to Phillips, as well
as his book "A Captain;s Duty," in spring 2009. The goal is to retell
the story of the captain of the trading vessel Maersk Alabama who, in
order to save his crew, surrendered to Somali pirates after his ship
The standoff, which commanded worldwide attention, tested the strength
and his crew as well as the resolve of the Navy commanders and President Barack Obama to
began shooting the Rudin-produced
adaptation of Jonathan
Safran Foer's 2005 novel, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Close." He returns to theaters in July with LARRY CROWNE.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Says ZOOLANDER 2 is Already Filming
Fans have been waiting for
a ZOOLANDER sequel for years, but Paramount Pictures never
felt comfortable investing in a follow-up to a movie that never became
a major hit. But then Justin Theroux
THUNDER) wrote a script for ZOOLANDER 2 and things
started moving forward.
Now in an interview with Closer magazine, Ben Stiller
has revealed that the sequel is already in production. "We're filming
the ZOOLANDER sequel at the moment," he said. "Derek is going to
be back bigger and better than before - no catwalk is safe!"
added that Owen
Wilson will also return to reprise his role. "It's ten years
later and most of it is set in Europe," he explained. "I don't want to
give away too much, but it's basically Derek and Hansel ten years
Wiig plays Annie, a maid of
honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Rudolph), and a
group of colorful bridesmaids (Byrne,
McCarthy, McLendon-Covey and Kemper) on a wild
ride down the road to matrimony.
life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is
engaged, she simply must serve as
Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her
way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get
it perfect, she'll show Lillian
and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.
COCKNEYS vs. ZOMBIES Gets
Michelle Ryan Michelle Ryan, Harry Treadaway,
Blackman have all joined the cast of COCKNEYS vs. ZOMBIES for
The story takes place in London, where a pair of inexperienced bank
robbers (Michelle Ryan
and Harry Treadaway)
must try and find a way to survive against a zombie infestation. It
isn't clear what role Honor
Blackman will have in this zombie comedy.
is directing from a script by James
has also written episodes of the BBC favorites "Doctor Who" and
Production will start in London on March 21.
COCKNEYS vs. ZOMBIES comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Michelle Ryan, Harry Treadaway, and
The film is directed by Matthias
SPIRIT of VENGEANCE Has Johnny Whitworth as Blackout
Whitworth was recently doing press for his new movie LIMITLESS,
where he revealed that he is playing Blackout in the
upcoming GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT of VENGEANCE. We reported back in
October that Johnny
signed on for GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT of VENGEANCE, although we
know he would play Blackout. Here's what he had to say about the
I play the villain
who, at the beginning, up until like page 70, I am, for all intents and
purposes, human. I'm not a very nice guy. I'm bad. I get turned into,
for those who read :Ghost Rider," the character Blackout. I get turned into him by the
devil to complete my job. That gives me the fortitude to fight Ghost
Rider and the
supernatural ability to compete, on some level, with that guy.
He also talked about shooting in Romania and Turkey for four months on
the high-powered sequel.
was fantastic. We went to places that were so outstanding and
beautiful, in both countries. You would more than likely not plan your
vacation to go there, because you wouldn't know about it, not because
you wouldn't want to be there. I feel very blessed to have gone on this
journey and, if it makes any sense to you, I feel like a better human
being from having done it. I learned a lot about myself, a lot about
the world, and a lot about making action movies.
The Release Dates for HAROLD
& KUMAR 3 and TED
R-rated comedies have received release dates. First up, New Line/Warner
Bros.' A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS is set to hit 3D and 2D
theaters on November 4. That is the same date PUSS In BOOTSs and Brett
Ratner's TOWER HEIST are scheduled to hit theaters.
Universal Pictures has also set a July 13, 2012 release date for Seth
MacFarlane's TED. The other film scheduled to hit theaters
that day is ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
Marking the feature directorial debut of the "Family Guy" creator, MacFarlane will also
co-star and provide the voice for the CG-generated title character. MacFarlane wrote the
script with "Family Guy's" Alec
Sulkin and Wellesley
Ribisi, and Joel McHale
In other release news, Warner Bros. has taken The APPARITION off of
September 9 and the Ashley
Greene-starrer will now hit theaters in 2012.
MOONWALKING With EINSTEIN To Be
Adapted For The Big Screen
MOONWALKING With EINSTEIN:
The ART and SCIENCE of REMEMBERING EVERYTHING is a non-fiction book
following science journalist Joshua
as he covers the U.S. Memory Championship, and eventually goes on to
learn the so-called tricks of the trade to remembering, well,
everything and compete in and win the competition himself. This doesn't
sound all that crazy, a bunch of guys remembering what's on the back of
cards, right? Nope.
These are professionals. One man, current memory champion Ben Pridemore,
can remember 1,528 digits in the order in which they appear in under an
hour, according to the Amazon description of the book. That's unreal.
Most of us know 3.14159...and then we give up. Six digits! 1,528 is
/Film has it that Columbia has picked up the rights
to MOONWALKING With EINSTEIN and will be shepherding it along
the big screen. Doug
President of Columbia Pictures made a statement in the press release
that makes this film out to be more philosophical than you might
This is a very
special book which transcends the already fascinating subject of
memory. By explaining in personal and entertaining fashion a great deal
about how our brains work, Joshua
has written a book that sheds light on how memory is connected to
or not we'll feel enlightened after we see this will be determined, but
it's definitely an intriguing idea and will probably inspire quite a
few people to start strengthening their minds rather than their Excel
databases. More on this as it comes to us.
Trailer: Vincent Gallo's
ESSENTIAL KILLING Thriller Thank to Empire, we
now have a brand new trailer for ESSENTIAL KILLING thriller,
Gallo, who recently appeared in Francis Ford
Coppola's TETRO Check out the trailer below.
Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed (Gallo)
is transported to a secret military site somewhere in the Eastern
Europe. When the armed convoy he is riding in plummets off a steep
suddenly free and on the run behind the enemy lines, among a hostile,
snow blanketed forest. Relentlessly pursued by an army that officially
does not exist, Mohammed
must constantly confront the need to kill in order to survive.
The new movie is directed by Polish helmer Jerzy
Skolimowski and has already appeared at over a dozen film
festivals. It is now set to hit UK theaters on April 1st.
Kevin Costner Will
Play Jonathan Kent In Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN Reboot Back in February, the
nearly exploded when it was reported that director Zack Snyder was
looking at Kevin Costner
to play Superman's
earthly father, Jonathan
Kent. At that time it was nothing more than speculation,
but fans largely agreed that it was inspired casting, Costner having spent
much of his career building the necessary gravitas to play that type of
character. Now it's all but 100% official.
Deadline is reporting
that a deal with Kevin
Costner to play Pa
Kent in Snyder's
SUPERMAN reboot has been closed. The actor is now the third signed on
to the film, the first being Henry
Cavill, who landed the lead role back in late January, and
who will play Costner's
wife, Martha Kent,
in the movie. Based on a screenplay by David S. Goyer and
produced by Christopher
Nolan and Emma
Thomas, the project is scheduled to go into production
this summer and is targeting a December 2012 release date.
In the month that has
passed this this rumor was first started my opinion about this casting
has not changed: I think it's fantastic. While I still believe that he
could have made a great Perry
White as well, I can already imagine Costner and Cavill sitting down
together on a porch in Smallville discussing destiny. This is a win.
Taylor Swift Will
Speak For The Trees In The Lorax Animated films that rely on
star power tend to boast the most random casts imaginable, and The
LORAX is living up to that reputation admirably. The production from
Universal's Illumination Entertainment (the people behind DESPICABLE
ME) already has Danny De
Vito on board to voice the title character, the creature
who "speaks for the trees" in the classic Dr. Seuss book.
Could you possibly even guess who will be joining him? Yeah, I know you
can't. According to Variety the cast is already rounded out by Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and Betty White, and now
has signed on to join the madness.
In a perfect storm of
tween sensations who are maybe a little past their high point, Swift and Efron will be
playing each others love interests, Efron
the "idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax" and Swift "the girl of
his dreams." My favorite casting detail of all is that Helms will be
voicing the Once-ler,
the mercenary character who in the book is responsible for the massive
amount of environmental destruction. I know it's not like Helms is getting to
stretch out and play a hardcore villain, but he'll at least be able to
translate the vocal parts of his affable appeal into something new.
The LORAX is set for
release about a year from now, on March 2, which makes me wonder if
they had someone else providing the voice for Swift's character
before bringing her in.
Second Poster For FAST
FIVE Isn't Nearly As Exciting As The First Back in February
poster for FAST FIVE debuted. Surprisingly filled with a lot of
negative space with all of the action happening at the bottom, I
thought it was a pretty cool poster, particularly because it was flashy
without being stupid and didn't contain any dumb floating heads. The
second time around they've kept the negative space idea, but removed
what was really interesting.
The FAST &
FURIOUS Facebook page has debuted the second domestic one-sheet for the
movie and while the first one one was like a still motion poster, this
one is really flat. I still find it cool that they're willing to devote
so much area to the open sky, yet fast cars and lights are replaced
with the cast just standing around aimlessly. Is it cool that Dwayne Johnson will
be playing a cop in the movie chasing down Vin Diesel and Paul Walker? Sure,
but make him actually do something.
Check out the new Fast
Five poster on the left, Click on it to see it full size.
BATMAN'S Alfred Michael Gough dies at 94 Michael Gough,
the British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's
in a series of BATMAN movies, died Thursday at age
94, his ex-wife said.
appeared in more than 150 movies and television shows, including
British science-fiction show "Doctor Who," and recently voiced
characters in Tim
Burton's ALICE in WONDERLAND and The CORPSE
BRIDE. But he remains best remembered for his role as Alfred Pennyworth
in the BATMAN franchise, opposite three different Batmans: Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
The veteran actor died at home in England, surrounded by family, his
ex-wife Anneke Wills
said through her agent.
herself starred in the "Dr. Who," said in an obituary posted on its
website: "As his body was deteriorating this week, he said that he
wanted to hang on for St. Patrick's Day. And he did, just. In the end
... there is only love."
starred in BATMAN in 1989 and BATMAN RETURNS in 1992, both directed by Burton,BATMAN
FOREVER in 1995 and BATMAN and ROBIN in 1997, both by Joel Schumacher.
Second PRIEST TV Spot Paul Bettany and
the hunt for flesh-hungry bat-like vampires in Scott Stewart's long
awaited apocalyptic thriller PRIEST. The second TV spot has arrived,
and it almost makes you want to see this Sony Screen Gems Drive-In
schlock epic. To watch Paul
Bettany craft a shuriken out of a miniature crucifix in
defense against a rampaging bloodsucker, click on the clip below.
PRIEST comes to theaters May
13th, 2011 and stars Paul
Amick, and Christopher
Plummer. The film is directed by Scott Stewart.
Guillermo Del Toro Asked to Turn
PACIFIC RIM into GODZILLA? Bloody-Disgusting has
learned from a very reliable source that Warner Bros has requested for Guillermo Del
Toro to re-write the screenplay for PACIFIC RIM to make sure
that the monsters in the movie not attack Japan.
addition, the studio has been asking the helmer to consider turning the
new film into a GODZILLA reboot since the plot of the two films is so
similar. Del Toro
is not interested in making GODZILLA, but Warners is
persistently bringing it up.
AICN claims that Del Toro
is not being asked to re-write PACIFIC RIM to remove Japan or
convert it to GODZILLA. Bloody-Disgusting
stands by their sources, stating that it's AICN's sources that are
RIM is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten
earth, so the planet must band together and use highly advanced
technology to eradicate the growing menace.
Two International Posters for THOR Two international
posters have come online for THOR,
thanks to Empire. The Kenneth Branagh-directed
fantasy action adventure opens in North American theaters on May 6th.
THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the
realm of Asgard.
At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth),
a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an
ancient war. Thor
is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins)
and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman),
has a profound effect on Thor,
as she ultimately becomes his first love. It's while here on Earth that
learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain
of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Take a look at the poster my wife picked out of the two.
Click on the photo on the left for a larger image.
Jodie Foster Already Planning To
Direct Again, This Time A Sci-Fi Project Jodie Foster's
no stranger to sci-fi as an actress, having memorably starred as an
astronaut in CONTACT
and taking another extraterrestrial role in Neill
Blomkamp's upcoming ELYSIUM. But as a director her work has
been a lot more earthly-- LITTLE MAN TATE,
and her new film The BEAVER are much more human-scaled projects, a
modesty that makes sense for a skilled actress who only directs
occasionally. But fresh off the success of The BAVER at SXSW, Foster has set her
sights on yet another directorial effort, and as she puts it, "it's
much more a genre movie" than a family drama.
Talking to The LA Times, Foster
said the project is still in very early stages, with an unnamed
screenwriter writing the script and Foster
planning to do some rewrites. But here's how she described her interest
in a sci-fi project to begin with:
like to do that 'cause that's a world I live in as an actor but I've
never really gone to as a director. I'd still have to have all the
other stuff in a film. It can't just be, 'There's a bad guy, there's a
monster.' It has to have all the other stuff too."
It's hard to figure out exactly what she means by that, but given that Foster
is incredibly thoughtful as both an actress and a director, it's safe
to assume she's making she doesn't turn in just another blow-'em-up
alien movie-- not that we'd ever expect her to do so anyway. Given that
it's been 16 years since Foster
last directed a film, it's an amazing treat to have her returning
behind the camera again so soon.
Adrianne Palicki Suits Up as Wonder Woman The suit fits!
"Wonder Woman" has a sexy new look with Adrianne
Palicki as the star of NBC's upcoming reboot of the classic
In a photo posted on Entertainment
Web site, the actress rocks the super hero's skin-tight costume, which
has been updated with shiny blue pants and boots. Still there, though,
are her bullet-proof bracelets, famous headband a golden lasso. Also,
you can't see it but she's standing in front of her invisible jet.
If you like your Wonder
Woman in Dominatrix gear you'll be happy to slobber over
the first pic of the new costume.
Looks like she'll have no problem stopping bad guys in their tracks!
If not, well, perhaps you can download you some Linda Carter
and sleep with her underneath your pillow.
Click on the image to your left for a larger image. Try not
to ruin your computer screen.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Next Film
is TRUE LIES Sequel? Tom Arnold
has been saying that Arnold
Schwarzenegger and James Cameron
are both interested in making a sequel to TRUE LIES.
Then last year we heard that there won't be a movie.
LIES will be turned into a TV series that could possibly star John Cena.
Now, in an interview with Movieweb, Tom
Arnold is once again claiming that TRUE LIES 2
may happen and it may be Schwarzenegger's next movie. On top of that,
he says that Cameron
will be producing and that there is already a finished script.
"We (Tom Arnold
and Arnold Schwarzenegger)
have both read the script," said Tom Arnold. "There is a script that James Cameron and a
guy named Jeff Eastin,
who created the TV show 'White Collar,' wrote. It is really great. Jim can't direct it.
But he can produce it. Arnold
Schwarzenegger is excited. I am excited."
an average guy who transforms himself into superhero The Crimson Bolt
after his wife Sarah
hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Bacon). What Frank
lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his
one-man war on crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Page), a cute
psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into Boltie, Libby teams up with
The new film is directed by James Gunn
and has already appeared at the Toronto Film Festival to great reviews.
It is now set to get a limited theatrical release on April 1st.
Photo: Stephen Lang as the
Villain in CONAN the BARBARIAN Remake We've known that Stephen Lang
(AVATAR) will play the villainous Khalar
Singh in the upcoming CONAN the BARBARIAN remake for over
a year, but have yet to see a clear photo of him, until now. Thanks to
Newsarama, we have the first shot of Lang. Check it out below.
quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian
warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific
monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan
realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria
from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Judd Apatow's DO GOODERS Makes
Fun of Celebrity Charities
Universal Pictures is in
negotiation to pick up a pitch for DO GOODERS comedy from Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, who
will write the script. Judd Apatow
will produce, but not direct.
The plot details are being kept a secret. Although the comedic script
is known to center on Hollywood actors who board charities with hopes
to help those in need.
Gregory and Huyck are comedy
writers, who have worked on such shows as "King of the Hill" and "The
Tracy Morgan Show," among others. The duo recently wrote and
directed A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY, a comedy whose ensemble
cast includes Jason
Sloane, and Lake Bell.
REAL STEEL Viral Site Reveals
Fighting Robots in Action! DreamWorks has
unveiled the new viral tie-in site World
Robot Boxing for their upcoming sci-fi action movie REAL
STEEL, starring Hugh
Jackman and directed by Shaun
The site gives a lot more insight into the world in which the movie
Genre Addict has already unlocked Round 1, but you can access the rest
of the site which includes the clips above and a bunch of new stills
related to the movie and a couple fake magazine covers about Tak Mashido, the Mighty Zeus'
handler, played by Karl
Yune, as well as concept art for the Mighty Zeus:
You can see a lot of these pictures over on Genre Addict who have also
provided the access codes so that you can unlock the site and check
everything out for yourself:
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Blackbeard Scowls In
New PIRATES Of The CARIBBEAN Character Poster Wrapping up a week
in which we've seen individual posters for nearly every major character
Of The CARIBBEAN: On STRANGER TIDES, the villainous Blackbeard is
taking the focus today in the new poster you can see below. In similar
style as the posters that featured Jack
Sparrow, Penelope Cruz'sAngelica
this one is the most interesting because, come on, Blackbeard is a
Played by "Deadwood" star Ian McShane,
is the major baddie of the new movie (unless you count the zombies),
captaining the Queen
Anne's Revenge when Angelica
forces her former flame Jack
Sparrow on board. As the plot description puts it, "Jack finds himself on an unexpected
adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a
mysterious past." From the looks of this poster Blackbeard is by
far the one I'd be most afraid of, but it's your call. Check out the
poster to the left and learn everything else you need to know about
PIRATES Of The CARIBBEAN: On STRANGER TIDES in our Matchflick Database.
Want to Star in TUPAC Biopic?
Director Antoine Fuqua
DAY) will begin shooting a Tupac Shakur biopic,
called TUPAC, this summer and is now searching for an actor to
play the lead.
Morgan Creek Production has now launched In SEARCH of TUPAC website
that will let anyone submit a five-minute video of themselves
performing a provided courtroom monologue and their favorite 2Pac song.
"We're looking for
someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role," said
producer David Robinson. "At this point, we're more
concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire
heart into the performance than just looks and personality."
If you think you've got what it takes to play Tupac, then send in
your video here.
Online auditions end on April 30th.
Mark Ruffalo Says Marvel Isn't
Planning Another HULK Movie
In an interview with
Ruffalo revealed that while there are plans for more The
AVENGERS installments, there have not been any talks of another The INCREDIBLE
"There will probably be
a couple more AVENGERS movies, which would be fun to do,"
he said. "I don't know
if they will ever do another HULK. How old is The Hulk meant
to be? Six years from now I will be in my 50s."
About a year ago, The INCREDIBLE HULK director Louis Leterrier
said that if the Hulk appears in The AVENGERS, that would ruin
the future of the HULK franchise. "In the world where Avengers exist, the 'HULK sequel
wouldn't make sense," he said. "Because if Hulk wreaks havoc, the Avengers
would come and stop Hulk."
The BIG BANG Poster Bathes
Antonio Banderas In Film Noir Style The first poster
for the new Antonio
Banderas film noir The BIG BANG has debuted online. Later
this week, right here on Cinema Blend, we'll have your first exclusive
look at the movie's trailer. I've already gotten a sneak peek at it,
and I can promise that not only is it completely cool, it delivers on
all the cool, noir visual style promised in this equally cool, first
Check out a small version of the poster to the left, but make sure you
click on the image for the full size version.
The BIG BANG stars Banderas
as private investigator Ned
Cruz, hired by a Russian boxer to find his missing
girlfriend and the $30 million in diamonds she's hiding. His
investigation takes him into the city's seediest corners, where he
encounters a Hollywood action star (James Van Der
Beek), a porn producer (Snoop Dogg),
and a kinky waitress with a thing for particle physics (Autumn Reeser).
C. Thomas Howell Confirms The
Lizard For AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
upcoming SPIDER-MAN redo has done a good job of keeping people
interested even though many of us became jaded with the franchise when
Sony scorned Sam
Raimi last year. But despite a rom-com director being at the
helm now, The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is shaping up to be pretty
cool, though we haven't seen any footage yet.
Today, we get a bit of news from the RetroRadio podcast (via MovieWeb) who
recently had long-time actor C. Thomas Howell
on the show. Howell
appeared in The
OUTSIDERS in his youth and went on to be a pretty busy
supporting actor in TV and film. His latest endeavor has him playing Ray Cooper in Mark Webb's SPIDEY
rehash and he let slip that we'll definitely be seeing The Lizard getting
into it with the spandexed hero.
There is not a whole lot to talk about. Sony wants us to be hush-hush
right now. I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker
who's son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from
this perilous situation. There is some payback there at the end of the
is kind of hurting. I help him when all of the other people won't. Part
of the story is, the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don't
know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid,
I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end. That is
the best way.
We've known Rhys
Ifans had taken on the role of Curt Connors, but
this confirms that he'll be more that just Peter Parker's
college professor (as the character was in Raimi's movies). Now
that the Lizard's
out in the open, odds Sony won't be far behind with more details to
whet our nerdy appetites.
20th Century Fox Wants a Comedy
Director for DEADPOOL ZOMBIELAND
writers Rhett Reese
and Paul Wernick
have apparently finished a draft of the DEADPOOL script. Just
20th Century Fox was getting serious about finding a director and
getting the project in front of the cameras.
Now comes word from David
DAYS of NIGHT) that he was considering helming the film, but
eventually decided to sign on for the studio's DAREDEVIL
reboot. He now revealed on his Twitter account that Fox is searching
for comedy directors to tackle DEADPOOL.
DEADPOOL. [i] was never engaged in the (quite fantastic) script," he
wrote. "Last I heard studio was looking at comedy directors. None of my
New HOP Trailer Reveals The
Battle For Easter: Is This A War Movie?
Having seen the first two
trailers for HOP I assumed, wrongfully it seems, that this was just
another in a long line of CGI talking animal moves in with a human
movie. See GARFIELD
and the CHIPMUNKS as reference points. The newest HOP
trailer, though, washes all of that away. What this movie really is, is
a war movie.
See this trailer mostly revolves around an evil, incredibly cute,
fluffy yellow chick plot to overthrow the bunny management who runs the
factory where Easter is produced. They do this with a wide assortment
of chocolate guns and nefarious plotting. Apparently Easter, as a
holiday, works pretty much like Christmas. Except instead of Elves
making toys at the North Pole, it's baby chicks and bunnies making
candy inside Easter Island.
This new trailer contains evil, fluffy traitors, bunny ninjas, and at
least one scene in which the movie's star CGI rabbit "EB" pulls off
some sweet MATRIX moves while dodging a saw. Oh and there's some actor
in this movie too.
Check out all the candy-coated violence in this eye-opening
new Battle for
Easter themed HOP trailer:
WORLD WAR Z Seeking Financial
Partner to Survive
We haven't heard much about
WORLD WAR Z project, an adaptation of Max Brooks' novel.
It seems that the project could collapse indefinitely unless another
financier is found.
WORLD WAR Z is currently budgeted at $125 million and the
studio has reportedly reached out to producer/financier David Ellison to
front part of the budget. Brad Pitt
will star and produce with Marc Forster
still attached to direct World War Z from an adapted script by Matthew
Michael Carnahan. Here's what Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman had to
say about World War Z.
"We're really committed
to making a big, kick-ass giant movie with Marc Forster and Brad Pitt."
However, when asked if Paramount would ditch the project if another
financier could not be found, Adam
Goodman would not comment further.
Max Brooks'World War Z novel
chronicles a zombie outbreak that spirals into a worldwide epidemic.
The book features testimonials from the survivors as they fight to stay
WORLD WAR Z is in development and stars Brad Pitt.
Based on Dashiell
Hammett's detective novel, the Academy Award-nominated
1934 movie starring William
Powell and Myrna Loy
spawned five sequels. It's described as follows:
Nick and Nora Charles
cordially invite you to bring your own alibi
to The THIN MAN, the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the
champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks
with beloved dog Asta
or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they
combined screwball romance with mystery.
produce with his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski. Kevin McCormick is
producing via his studio-based Langley Park.
SOURCE CODE Infographic SOURCE CODE, Duncan Jones'
followup to his hit indie debut MOON,
hits theaters next week and, as you will read in our review,
we're fans here at Matchflick.com.
Today, Summit Entertainment has released the image to the
left, depicting the quantum mechanics of the film's subsequent creation
of parallel realities in infographic form. Just click on the image for
a larger picture. Please be aware, overanalysis of the image
could result in major spoilers, but it's certainly something to return
to after the film hits theaters on April 1st.
Plot: An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body
of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the
bomber of a Chicago commuter train.
Alan Rickman Will Be Colin
Firth's Mark In The Caper Comedy GAMBIT
As Colin Firth's
follow-up to his Oscar-winning The KING'S
SPEECH role and a caper comedy written by the Coen Brothers,
GAMBIT is sneakily becoming one of my more anticipated movies of the
next year or so. A remake of the 60s comedy
that starred Michael
Caine and Shirley
MacLaine as an unlikely pair of con artists, GAMBIT
will co-star Cameron
Diaz and will be directed by Michael Hoffman,
who last made The
LAST STATION. Now the thieving duo of Firth and Diaz have found
their mark-- according to Coming Soon, Alan Rickman
has signed on to play Lord
Shahbandar, the richest man in England
who is at the center of the planned con.
Additionally English actor Tom Courtenay,
whose screen credits go all the way back to 1965's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO,
has signed on to play The
Major, a role I can't quite place based on the information
I can dig up about the original film. Regardless, the man has been
knighted, and along with Rickman
makes for a serious dose of talent in a movie that already included
plenty of it. Diaz
is the wild card here, of course, the American woman without nearly the
solid track record of the rest of the cast, and a recent caper comedy
behind her--that'd be KNIGHT and DAY--
that didn't work out so well. But with this summer's BAD TEACHER
actually looking really promising, I'm putting faith in Diaz's comedic chops
and hoping she has what it takes to fill Shirley MacLaine's
massive shoes. If nothing else, she'll have a lot of talent backing her
up if she stumbles.
Ryan Phillippe's The
BANG BANG CLUB Trailer Today we have the
official trailer for The BANG BANG CLUB, which is based on a
book by Greg Marinovich
and Joao Silva (two of the photographers in the movie), and stars Ryan Phillippe,
Check out the trailer below.
real life story of a group of four young combat photographers bonded by
friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risked
their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the
brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post
Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period
brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but
cost them a heavy price.
The new movie is directed by South African filmmaker Steven Silver, who
is known for his award-winning documentaries. It already premiered at
the Toronto Film Festival and is now set to hit theaters on April 22nd,
in limited release.
decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington)
— the demigod son of Zeus
Neeson) — is attempting to live a quieter life as a village
fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.
Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the
Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods
are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader,
father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus,
Hades (Ralph Fiennes)
The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving
him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep
within the cavernous underworld.
cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez),
switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans'
strength grows stronger as Zeus'
remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.
Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen
Andromeda (Rosamund Pike),
demigod son, Argenor
Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus
bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the
Titans and save mankind.
DOROTHY Of OZ Poster The first poster
has been released for DOROTHY Of OZ, which doesn't have a
release date set at this time. Take a look at the one-sheet for the new
animated adventure, which features the voices of Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd,
Belushi, and Kelsey Grammer.
Summoned by Glinda,
to the land of Oz. Joined by her old friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the
Lion, Dorothy sets out on
a perilous journey to stop the Jester
from using the power of the Wicked
Witch of the West's wand to turn the people of Oz into
DOROTHY of OZ comes to theaters May 2012 and stars Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Martin Short,
and Lea Michele.
The film is directed by Dan
Tyler Perry's Madea Joins The Cast Of JERSEY SHORE I get the feeling
character may not have been all that different from Snooki in her
younger days. So I guess it makes sense that in their latest
promotional effort, Tyler
Perry has gone ahead and turned Madea into the
Jersey Shore's second most famous person/criminal/character.
Here's a new poster for MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY in which Madea has big happy
hair and now seems to be starring in a reality show called "Georgia
Shore." I guess this makes Michael Jai
Situation? Poor Michael
In case you missed them, you can see all the previous Madea parody
posters in which she's inserted into The BRADY BUNCH, The GODFATHER,
BLACK SWAN, TRUE GRIT, and The KING'S SPEECH (for reasons we may never
fully understand) right here.
hasn't appear in a movie since The FLINTSTONES
back in 1994, her Hollywood career has spanned five decades, starting
with her first acting role in THERE'S ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE at the age
Since retiring in 2001, Taylor
has devoted herself to fund-raising and activism to fight AIDS and her
family asks that instead of flowers, contributions can be made to
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
The story will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Evans) volunteers to
participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known
as Captain America.
His first mission is to stop the Nazi agent called Red Skull.
Tom Hooper Will Direct The LES MISERABLES Movie Musical
dutifully spent nearly six months promoting The KING'S
SPEECH, turning the film from a festival darling into a Best
Picture winner, and nabbing his own Best Director trophy in the
process. Since February's Oscar ceremony Hooper has been keeping quiet
and weighing his next move-- he wasn't attached to any new film before
The KING'S SPEECH was released, but according to Deadline he may have
finally figured out what he wants to do next.
rumored back in February, around the same time he turned down the job
of directing IRON MAN 3, Hooper
is making a deal at Universal to direct LES MISERABLES, an adaptation
of the gigantic Broadway musical based on Victor Hugo's novel.
There's no promise that it will definitely be his next film, but with
production aiming to start before the year is over and a huge amount of
pre-production required for a film this large, it kind of seems like
the only choice.
MISERABLES was only a take on the original Hugo story, which
would make Hooper's
film the first movie adaptation of the musical that's been running
seemingly continuously worldwide since it opened in 1985. The epic
story revolves around the French Revolution, focusing on the convict Jean Valjean--
arrested for stealing a loaf of bread-- and the dogged inspector, Javert, who wants
him brought back to jail after breaking parole. Full of rousing
speeches, plaintive ballads-- "On My Own," "Castle on a Cloud"-- and a
showstopper attack on the Bastille, it's classic 1980s Broadway cheese,
and yet, a story so large it kind of demands to be seen on the big
Hooper has only two
films behind him, the earlier one being The DAMNED
UNITED, and has no serious professional background in musical
theater. But hey, the guy has an Oscar speaking to his talents, and
nobody ever wants to invest in giant musicals anymore. If this is the
next gamble Universal wants to take on an artist, I'll be happily
singing along in the audience when it hits theaters.
AMERICAN PIE 4 Story Details
It was recently announced
that Universal Pictures is developing a fourth big
screen AMERICAN PIE movie, with most of the original cast
returning to reprise their roles. What's Playing website has now
learned a few story details.
* The whole gang are returning to East Great Falls for their ten-year
high school reunion (made possible thanks to Facebook). They'll come
near and far to remember the good times - only to be faced with the
frightening realization that they're no longer young teenagers.
* Oz (Chris Klein)
has hit the big time as a contestant on a "Dancing with the Stars"-type
show. He also lives in a pricey Malibu mansion. He returns home a
* Stifler (Seann William
Scott) isn't doing well - he's working as a temp for a rude
boss that refers to him as "his b*tch." He's also not having a lot of
luck with the ladies. Still, he's excited to get back home and do some
* Jim's (Jason Biggs)
next-door neighbor Kara,
now all grown-up, develops a crush on the married man. Can Jim resist her? Can
he keep his marriage to Michelle
Hannigan) in one piece?
wants to kill Jim.
He's been dating Kara
for quite a while but now his woman only has eyes for Jim.
* Upon returning home, Stifler
scores with Laurie,
a former hottie now 80 pounds heavier. Thoughtful as ever, Stifler lets her
know he'll be turning the lights off for their lovemaking session.
* Jim is
sensation these days - everyone knows his little performance piece from
the '90s with Nadia.
- seemingly with him for his money only - decides to join him at the
reunion. Meanwhile, Oz's
ex-Heather (Mena Suvari)
brings with her to town her new boyfriend, a forty-something surgeon,
who tries to act younger.
is supposed to be working on the weekend of the reunion and attempts to
keep up the ruse that he still is.
went to bandcamp with Michelle.
She is now a hottie bartender - one whom 'international traveler' Finch (Eddie Kaye
Thomas) will score with (though Stifler's Mom will
also make a reappearance).
Disney Making PETER PAN Prequel
Disney chief Bob Iger revealed
that the studio is considering bringing PETER and the STARCATCHERS, a
prequel to PETER PAN, to the big screen.
PETER and the STARCATCHERS is a best-selling children's novel
written by Dave
Barry and Ridley
Pearson. It was published by Disney's Hyperion books in
"We considered making [it] a movie," said Iger, noting they
went as far as hiring a screenwriter to adapt the book. "[But] we
haven't made a decision on that yet."
Help Crown the King of Syfy's
Monsters with March
Monster Madness Sure, you loved MANSQUITO
and swam with SHARKTOPUS, but which of Syfy's Saturday night original
movies had the most monstrous monster of them all? In honor of SCREAM
of the BANSHEE, Syfy's 200th (yes, 200th!) original movie, YOU get to
Help crown the king of SyFy's monsters with March
Starting today, 32 wild and crazy creatures—from MANSQUITO to
SHARKTOPUS, MEGA SHARK to GATOROID, and ROCK MONSTER to BASILISK—will
battle for supremacy, with users voting to determine the winner of each
round and, ultimately, the champion of the Syfy creature kingdom.
You'll be able to see custom trading cards featuring your favorite
monsters, watch highlight videos of the monsters' best attacks, and
So start voting NOW. You wouldn't want your favorite monster to end up
a loser, would you? You can click on the chart to go to the
Monster Madness Site.
The original UPTOWN
SATURDAY NIGHT was released in 1974 and starred Bill Cosby
Poitier. The story centers on two friends who lose their
wallets at a nightclub. The next morning, they learn that one of the
wallets contained a winning lottery ticket, and they both seek out to
find it. It is believed the original story will be altered for this new
take, although it isn't clear what direction they're taking. The film
was also used for the basis of ALL ABOUT the
BENJAMINS, which starred Ice Cube
The project has been in development since 2002, originating from a
script by COP
OUT writers Robb
Cullen and Mark
No production schedule was revealed for UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT comes to theaters in 2014. The film is directed
by David Dobkin.
Matchflick Exclusive! -
GENE-FUSION Set for May Premiere MTI Home Video, the
premier studio for independent filmmakers, will release their first
animated film; the sci-fi fantasy hit GENE-FUSION, on DVD, VOD and
Digital Download May 10, 2011. The film is based on
("Red Warrior") phenomenally successful comic book and the comic book
mini-series written by Ivan
Brandon ("Doc Savage", "Viking"), illustrated by Neil Vokes ("Dr.
Strange: From The Marvel Vault"), and inked by Jay Geldhof
In the year 2310, a new sport, Gene-Fusion, is all
the rage! In this exciting game, specially trained athletes, called Fusers, design
their own super-creature by combining three forms of animal DNA... Four
teens, seemingly plucked from obscurity, are trained to be Fusers. They become
instant celebrities as they perform before sold out crowds. But what
they don't know is that each of them has a role to play in an alien
conspiracy to take over the world. Only through learning to work
together as a team can these four, young heroes take on this alien
threat and save the planet from destruction!
GENE-FUSION was directed by François Brisson
(CINAR'S LES EXPLOITS D'ARSENE LUPIN), written by Gabriel Benson (The
BALLAD of SLEEPING BEAUTY, FADE FROM GRACE) and produced by Shaun McLaughlin
(BATMAN BEYOND, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED). The film stars Nicolas Canuel,
Mark William Hauser,
Kaniehtiio Horn, and Alison
You can check out the trailer here:
DVD features include: Closed
Captioned, 16:9 widescreen format, 5.1 Dolby digital surround
sound, trailers, and optional Spanish subtitles.
CHILD'S PLAY Reboot Coming In 2012
must admit to being kind of impressed by the CHILD'S PLAY
paper the concept of a killer doll is absolutely ridiculous, but they
actually managed to make one fairly scary movie. But then the sequels
came and ruined everything. Ever since the franchise fizzled out in the
mid-aughts, we've heard word of a remake, but now apparently they are
making an honest try at it.
MovieWeb is reporting that with MGM
pulling itself out of bankruptcy and looking to fill up their slate,
a CHILD'S PLAY reboot is now on the way. The biggest obstacle
the project has been a dispute between MGM and Universal, the first
studio holding the rights to the original and the latter retaining
those for the sequels. Apparently a deal has been struck, however, and
now the project is moving forward with a script written by Don Mancini
- who wrote all of the other films - and Brad Dourif
attached to star. Said to be much darker and less comedic than the last
few movies, production will begin later this year and the movie will be
released in 2012.
Considering how they drove the franchise into the ground I'm not sure
that even the most devout Chucky
fans will be too upset about this one, particularly because Mancini and Dourif are still
involved. Let your word be heard in the comments section below.
Official: Will Sasso Is Curly in THREE
Remember when we reported
Knoxville was all but signed as Curly in the
upcoming THREE STOOGES movie?
has officially been cast as Curly
in the Farrelly Brothers'
THREE STOOGES, from 20th Century Fox.
THR pegged the actor as the frontrunner earlier this week for the
movie, which is being divided into three vignettes telling an overall
The movie is not a biopic.
The casting of Sasso
sets the stage for snagging actors to play Larry and Moe.
was one of the stars of "MadTV" and appears on "$#*! My Dad Says,"
which already ended its season.
His feature credits include the Katherine Heigl-Josh Duhamel
romantic comedy Life AS WE KNOW IT and voice work in the upcoming
Thanksgiving animated film ARTHUR CHRISTMAS.
Michael Sheen Enters Talks For
Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS
If you haven't already been
aware of it, Tim
Burton has a habit of casting a lot of the same people in his
movies. It's the reason Johnny Depp
has been in seven of his movies and Helena Bonham
Carter has been in six. Last year Michael Sheen
took on the part of the White
Rabbit (albeit voice only) in Burton'sALICE in
WONDERLAND, and now the director has him coming back for
The Playlist has learned from unnamed sources that Sheen is now in
talks to join the cast of DARK SHADOWS, Burton's film
adaptation of the 1960s gothic soap opera. Should he sign on, he will
be part of a project that already includes the aforementioned Depp and Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle
Heathcote, and Michelle
Pfeiffer (who is working with Burton for the first
time since BATMAN
RETURNS). It's unknown what role he would be playing. The
film is scheduled to begin shooting next month and will be released in
really a joy to watch in anything, so you're not going to be hearing
any complaints from me about who he's playing, regardless of the
character. Who knows, maybe he'll strap on his Tony Blair suit
Disney Considering First
Theatrical Mickey Mouse Film?
BleedingCool had the chance
to speak to Burny
Mattinson, who served as the supervising story artist on the
upcoming WINNIE the POOH movie. When asked what he will work on next, Mattinson revealed
that he's putting together a MICKEY MOUSE feature film.
"I am working on just an idea of my own which is basically a Mickey, Donald, Goofy feature film
idea," he said. "We have to present it first to the bosses to get the
has appeared in some direct-to-video movies, he has never starred in
his own theatrical release. And there is a good reason for that. Disney
is not willing to risk putting the icon character in a movie, which may
end up hurting Mickey's
and the company's image.
The Weinstein Company Shifts
The Weinstein Company has
confirmed to ComingSoon.net it's new calendar lineup, offering dates
for two previously unscheduled films and updating two projects that
have now had their release dates shifted.
APOLLO 18, which was to open on April 22nd of this year, will now
arrive on January 6, 2012. It is currently the only release scheduled
for that day.
I DON'T KMOW HOW SHE DOES IT now has its first release scheduled for
September 16, 2011, opening opposite DRIVE, JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN and
OUR IDIOT BROTHER is set for August 26, 2011, opposite FINAL
Finally, PIRANHA 3DD moves from September 16th to November 23, 2011,
facing off against ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, HUGO CABRET, The MUPPETS and
hot-headed young D'Artagnan
along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers
(MacFadyen, Evans, Stevenson) must
unite and defeat the evil Richlieu
face off with Buckingham
the treacherous Milady
from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
The iconic memento has been
carefully preserved for more than 30 years
and is now set to be sold off at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia
Dan Levin, a
spokesman for Premier Props, the company behind the sale,
says, "This ear was kept by the prop master from the film. It was
carefully wrapped up which is important because silicone latex can
"Spock's ears are an
iconic part of "Star Trek" and fans across the world
would love to own it - we've already had lots of bids."
The auction will take place in
Los Angeles on 2 April.
Comedy's Announces Winners for
the First Annual "The Comedy Awards"
The biggest names in comedy
were on hand as the winners of the first annual "The Comedy Awards"
were announced by COMEDY CENTRAL during tonight's star studded telecast
set to air Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. "The Comedy
Awards" is the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event
dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. David Letterman,
host of Late
Show with David Letterman and a permanent fixture in the
late night comedy landscape since 1982, was awarded "The Comedy Awards"
most prestigious honor, the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic
Excellence. This award will be presented
annually in honor of the legendary comedian and talk show host to an
individual who embodies the comedic excellence of the beloved comedic
Baldwin ("30 Rock") and Kristen Wiig
("Saturday Night Live") won BEST COMEDY ACTOR and BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
in television, and Tina
NIGHT) and Zach
Galifianakis (DINNER for
SCHMUCKS) took home awards for BEST COMEDY ACTRESS and BEST
COMEDY ACTOR in film. Daniel
Tosh was chosen by fans to receive the BREAKTHROUGH
PERFORMER award. Eddie Murphy
was honored with the previously announced "Comedy Icon Award" for his
extraordinary contribution to the world of comedy.
"Modern Family" received both BEST COMEDY SERIES and COMEDY
DIRECTING-TV, and The
OTHER GUYS won BEST COMEDY FILM. Nods were also
given to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" for LATE NIGHT COMEDY
SERIES, "South Park" for ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES and TOY STORY 3
for ANIMATED COMEDY FILM. "Louis C.K.: Hilarious" won for
STAND-UP SPECIAL and "Childrens Hospital" received the award for SKETCH
COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES. "Auto-Tune the News: Bed Intruder
Song" was elected by fans as BEST VIRAL ORIGINAL.
Following is a list of the 2011 "The Comedy Awards" winners as selected
by an invitation-only voting body comprised of nearly 1,000 members
from the comedy community – including writers, producers, performers
and directors (excluding the Breakthrough Performer and Best Viral
Original categories, which were voted on by fans). The nominees were
selected by the prestigious "The Comedy Awards" Board of Directors.
Other Comedy Awards were:
COMEDY WRITING – TV
"Hot Tub Time Machine"
COMEDY DIRECTING – TV
Edgar Wright, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
For a complete list of this year's wins and nominations as well as more
information about the show and the Board of Directors, please visit thecomedyawards.com.
COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications
Hammer Cast as the Prince in SNOW
Relativity Media has closed a
deal with The Social Network star Armie Hammer to play Prince Andrew Alcott
in its upcoming untitled SNOW WHITE feature, based on the Brothers Grimm
story, directed by Tarsem
Singh (IMMORTALS, The CELL).
Hammer join Julia Roberts
who was previously announced in the role of the Queen.
Pre-production has begun, and principal photography will start in May.
The theatrical release date is set for June 29, 2012.
Relativity's SNOW WHITE, a retelling of one of the most
beloved fables of all-time, will eschew the traditional story in favor
of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. After her evil
stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, Snow White bands
together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is
Hank Azaria And James Marsden The
Frontrunners For Remaining Three Stooges Roles?
Here we go with Rumor City
With the project set to go into production in the middle of next month
and one of the dust settled in regard to their first casting selection,
we can probably assume that the rest of the actors to be in Peter
Farrelly's The THREE STOOGES will be announced fairly soon.
Now we might have an idea of who they're looking at.
Deadline reports that the two names now surfacing to play Moe Howard and Larry Fine,
respectively, are Hank
Azaria and James Marsden.
Should they be cast, they would join Will Sasso
in the film, who just a couple hours ago was announced as Curly. Where the
actors stand is highly speculative, however, as Deadline doesn't reveal
a source for the information and at one point goes as far as to say
"the name I am most often hearing..." Both Azaria and Marsden have roles
in the Universal live-action/CGI-animated Easter movie HOP, which comes
out next week.
While I find the Marsden
rumor fairly strange (the same guy who played Cyclops in the
X-MMEN movies?) I love the idea.
The guy has always been hilarious and it isn't a stretch to see a
physical resemblance - just throw a bowl cut on him.
the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone
travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain to reunite with his
estranged brother Samuel
and dying father, Richard.
However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life
becomes plagued with strange happenings, and the constant sightings of
the number 11.
Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon
realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself
but possibly to all of religion. Isolated in a foreign country with
only the support of his companion, Sadie,
realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date, it's a WARNING!
"Second only to Superman
himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is
arguably what fans have been most curious about," said Snyder.
"So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of
the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent
to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough,
funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful."
SUPERMAN: MAN of STEEL is planning to begin shooting in August in
Chicago, where the film will spend ten weeks before moving indoors in
Vancouver. The $175 million movie will be filming under the name
"Autumn Frost" and is set to hit theaters in December of 2012.
Second The HANGOVER PART II Poster Warner Bros. has
released the second poster for the comedy sequel The HANGOVER
PART II, which hits theaters across the country on May 26. Take a look
at this new image below, which features Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis,
and Ed Helms.
Plot: In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy The HANGOVER,
Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis)
and Doug (Justin Bartha)
travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's
wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no
chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However,
things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in
Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.
Only Christopher Nolan Knows The
DARK KNIGHT RISES Ending
In an interview with
Oldman talked about the level of secrecy around the script
for The DARK KNIGHT RISES that Christopher
Nolan has set up.
"To get into the production office, you have to have someone meet you
and there are keys and various doors that lock," he explained. "The
script you read in the production office, and there is no ending
tells you the ending so that it doesn't leak and get out, and people
spoil it on the internet."
mentioned that his character will have interaction with Bane, played by Tom Hardy.
"I have quite a bit to do with Tom
in this one," he said.
Disney bringing Miss Marple to big screen Agatha Christie's
elderly detective Miss
Marple is getting the big-screen treatment from Disney.
After months of negotiations, the studio has closed a deal to capture
the movie rights to the character, who first appeared in print in 1927.
Disney is not making a period movie, however, but is looking do a
contemporary version with an edge. It has commissioned a script from Mark Frost,
who is best known for co-creating the landmark TV series "Twin Peaks"
was one of Christie's
most famous creations, a sweet old lady with a deep understanding of
the dark side of human nature.
Plot: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital
for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to
confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
MIDNIGHT in PARIS is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20th, in
JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA Movie
Coming in 2013
LA Times had the chance to
speak to Warner Bros Pictures president Jeff Robinov,
who revealed that a JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA movie is now a
priority for the studio, with plans of releasing the film in 2013.
According to Robinov,
a script for JLA is in the works and so are script for FLASH and WONDER
WOMAN, which is being developed as an NBC television series. "WONDER WOMAN could be a film as
well, the same way that SUPERMAN RETURNS came out while 'Smallville'
was on," he said.
plan is to release GREEN LANTERN this summer, then The DARK KNIGHT
RISES next summer and SUPERMAN next December. JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA
will likely come next, which will then be followed
by FLASH, WONDER WOMAN and a GREEN LANTERN
how will Warners put together a JLA movie so quickly? The
has already signed Christopher
Nolan to produce their SUPERMAN
reboot and their upcoming "BATMAN reboot, so it's not impossible that Nolan is also on
board for JLA (possibly directing). And if Nolan is in, so is
The only thing remaining to figure out is how to bring Batman into a world
of superheroes, something Nolan
has been saying is impossible.
MADAGASCAR Penguins Getting a Spin-Off Movie
The penguins of
DreamWorks Animation's MADAGASCAR movies are getting
their own feature film. MEGAMIND writers Alan Schoolcraft and
Brent Simons have already been hired to pen the script.
The story will revolve around the paramilitary penguins named Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico.
They have been secondary characters in the MADAGASCAR films,
have stolen many scenes. When the first MADAGASCAR movie was
released on Blu-ray, The MADAGASCAR PENGUINS in a
CAPER was one of the animated shorts included on the disc.
characters also star in The PENGUINS of MADAGASCAR which is a
CGI-animated TV show on Nickelodeon. It ended up being the second
most-watched animated program behind "SpongeBob SquarePants" amongst
ages 2-11. The show is now in its second season.
Warner Bros to Reboot BATMAN With
Warner Bros Pictures
president Jeff Robinov
recently spoke about the BATMAN franchise and its future after
wraps up The DARK KNIGHT
RISES. It turns out that the plan is to reboot the films with Nolan on board.
"We have the third BATMAN, but then we'll have to reinvent Batman," said Robinov. "Chris Nolan and
[producing partner and wife] Emma
Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation
with them about what the next phase is."
studio obviously wants to transfer all the factors that made BATMAN
BEGINS and The DARK KNIGHT successful to their other projects.
the key factor has always been Nolan, which is why he is producing the
new SUPERMAN reboot.
Regarding who could take over the new BATMAN franchise... Zack Snyder, who is
directing SUPERMAN, has previously expressed interest in
helming The DARK KNIGHT
RISES, based on Frank
Miller's story of an older Batman who comes
out of retirement to take down Harvey
Dent and a violent gang called "The Mutants."
At one point, Darren
Aronofsky was also attached to direct a BATMAN
Bill Murray Is Franklin D.
Roosevelt in HYDE PARK on the HUDSON
confirmed Bill Murray
as Franklin D.
Roosevelt in his upcoming adaptation of the popular
British radio play "Hyde Park on the Hudson."
The story, which is being penned by Richard
Nelson from his own source material, follows the taboo
love affair between FDR
and his distant cousin Margaret
Stuckley. The setting is June 1939 in upstate New York,
when the British King
come to visit FDR at his cottage. It was the first-ever visit to
America by a member of the United Kingdom monarchy.
will produce HYDE PARK on the HUDSON, which starts shooting in
July. Bill Murray
will reportedly be in semi-serious actor mode for the part.
HYDE PARK on the HUDSON comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Bill Murray. The
film is directed by Roger
TRUE GRIT Star Hailee Steinfeld
Attached to SLEEPING BEAUTY
GRIT star Hailee
Steinfeld is now attached to star in a new re-imagining
of SLEEPING BEAUTY, written by Lindsay Devlin. The
project is being packaged in order to go out to buyers.
The new movie will not simply show Sleeping
sleeping while waiting for the prince to awaken her from a witch's
curse. The new version is told from Sleeping Beauty's
point of view as she enters the dream world and has to find her way out.
There is already a version of SLEEPING BEAUTY at Disney,
called MALEFICENT, which has Tim
Burton attached to direct and Angelina Jolie
attached to star as the witch.
Official BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES
Trailer Now Online
long last the Official Trailer for BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES is now
available here. This movie should not be confused with
LOS ANGELES with Aaron
BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES premiered with fantastic ratings on the SyFy
Channel and now you'll have a chance to see why.
Sorry it took us so long to get you a trailer, but we're really proud
of this movie and wanted a trailer worthy of the film.
Thanks to writer/director/cinematographer Mark Atkins and
trailer editor Brian
Brinkman and everyone else associated with the movie.
Go to Netflix, watch it on VOD, or if you can find a video store that's
still in business go rent it!
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