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Friday, November 6, 2009

Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica Movie In Pre-Production?


Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica Movie In Pre-Production

The Reboot of Battlestar Galactica the series aired on the Sci-Fi Channel (it's SyFy these days) for 4 seasons (2004-2009), and was re-imagined by Ronald D. Moore and David Erick. The series won several Emmy's over the years , a Peabody Award, and TV Critics Choice award.

Now it seems that director/producer Bryan Singer is teaming up with Larson to make a Battlestar Galactica movie for the big screen, ditching and dissing the fan favorite Ronald Moore version. It seems that Larson was not a big fan of the Moore reboot, and wants to develop the original version of Galactica, keeping the original premise and storyline, making it more action oriented, geared for adults. Singer had originally intended to remake the original series for the small screen back in 2000, but the director was distracted by other endeavors and the project stalled. That's when Moore took over.

Now that pre-production has started, any rumors that Singer's next project was going to be "X" related (as in X-Men) has been put to rest, along with any shot he had of helming another Superman flick. There's been no word if Moore will be involved in the re-reboot, yet given the rumored "rocky" relationship between Larson and Moore, it seems unlikely.

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Risk Board Game Making It's Way To Theaters


Risk Board Game Making It's Way To Theaters

Sony Pictures have picked up the rights to Risk, Hasbro's strategy game in which players vie for global hegemony by destroying each other's armies and generally hanging around in Greenland.

Risk is one adaptation that's come out of leftfield, even considering Hollywood's recent rush to transform everything dice-related into movie properties. Unlike Candyland and Monopoly, the game has no obvious universe or characters, aside from little plastic men with cannon, although it does offer a globally-recognised brand Sony are no doubt keen to exploit.

A 'risky' business then? Tssk, says Columbia president Doug Belgrad. "The strategic thinking and the tactical gambles that players must take in the game are what make Risk a classic, thoroughly engaging game. Those elements translated into an action-packed, thrilling story are what will make this a uniquely exciting movie."

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Isla Fisher To Star In "Desperados"


Isla Fisher To Star In "Desperados"

Universal Pictures has picked up "Desperados," a comedy spec from Ellen Rapoport that will act as a potential starring vehicle for Isla Fisher.

The story is set in motion when a woman sends an indignant e-mail to her new beau, who's gone silent after they have sex. When she discovers he's comatose in a Mexican hospital, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the e-mail before he recovers. The project has been described as a female-oriented "Hangover."

Mark Gordon, whose "2012" opens next Friday, and Jason Blum, one of the producers behind the surprise horror hit "Paranormal Activity," are producing the project.


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Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Pirates 4


Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Pirates 4

Collider got their hand on Jerry Bruckheimer and asked him three important questions about Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

I asked what’s up with the script, when are they going to shoot the film, and did the regime change cause any problems.

He told me they’ve gotten the script, the management change will not affect the production, and he believes they’ll be filming next year. Of course things change along the way, but the way he spoke to me about the project, I believe the Black Pearl is going to be looking for the Fountain of Youth quite soon.

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Twilight Saga-Eclipse Teaser Poster


Twilight Saga-Eclipse Teaser Poster


Here's are first look at a teaser poster for Twilight Saga- Eclipse.

Eclipse is currently filming in Vancouver, under the direction of David Slade. The Director of Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night.

David is saying that The first one was very focused on this love story and really sweet and it was beautiful, but it didn’t have a lot of stuff that guys would go, ‘Yeah, I want to go see that.’ There’s going to be a lot more focus on [action], and the fight scene will have more emphasis on it. I definitely think it will be a little more guy-friendly.

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

First Look At The "Kick-Ass" Posters



First Look At The "Kick-Ass" Posters

Thanks to IGN for these Premiere "Kick-Ass" Posters.

The plot of Kick-Ass concerns a lonely teenage boy called Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic-books. He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloƫ Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron, Frank D'Amico(Mark Strong).



Dave Lizewski doesn't have superpowers, isn't particularly strong or smart, and isn't extraordinary in any way… aside from his desire to be a hero. Donning a scuba suit, a ski mask, and a pair of clubs, Dave hits the underworld hard in his new persona of Kick-Ass. Though not as hard -- at first anyway -- as they hit him when he's severely beaten and hospitalized as a result of his first street fight. No one said being a hero was going to be easy…



Hit-Girl is just your ordinary, run-of-the-mill assassin who wields a sword and slices and dices drug kingpins for fun. She's also 11 years old. But as Kick-Ass soon learns, Hit-Girl isn't the only other costume-wearing weirdo running around out there.



Big Daddy is literally that -- big, and a daddy. Specifically, he's Hit-Girl's father, who has made the some-might-say dubious decision to raise his little girl as a lethal killer, working continuously on a mission of revenge against the crime boss who killed his wife and his daughter's mother. Far from a superhero himself, Big Daddy simply sees Kick-Ass as a way of furthering his own murderous plans.



The mysterious Red Mist is one of the costumed would-be adventurers who emerges in the aftermath of Kick-Ass' crime-fighting debut. The reefer-smoking Red Mist soon becomes something of a partner to Kick-Ass as their assault on the underworld intensifies, but what is this hero's true motivation?

A Kick-Ass will be released on January 26, 2010.

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Johnny Depp To Star In " Tourist"

Johnny Depp To Star In " Tourist"

Let's stop the musical chairs now. We are not in first grade anymore.

The studio better get their act together because the targeted start date of February is coming up soon.

First Tom Cruise was set to star in the film, but dropped out to star in another film. Then came "Avatar" star Sam Worthington was going to star in the film, he exited along with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, both over creative differences. Then Charlize Theron exited and Angelina Jolie entered. Tried yet?

And this is how we have come to Mr. Depp.

Johnny Depp is in talks to star with Angelina Jolie in "The Tourist," a film that is undergoing another major shift of elements as it heads toward a February production start.

Depp is negotiating to play an American tourist drawn into a web of intrigue by a female Interpol agent (Jolie) who is attempting to locate a criminal who was once her lover.

Directors including Alfonso Cuaron are already circling.

The prospect of a Depp-Jolie teaming is tantalizing in what's just the latest turn for a project that has seen some of Hollywood's top talents come and go.

Depp was brought into the mix by King, with whom he has a close relationship, most recently collaborating on "The Rum Diary" and the Gore Verbinski-directed animated pic "Rango."

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Ghost Rider 2 Going To Be A Sequel


Ghost Rider 2 Going To Be A Sequel Not A Reboot

David Goyer ("Batman Begins") is toning down a script he wrote for a friendlier PG rating tone. Goyer tells MTV News:

"It's not exactly a reboot," said Goyer, who's currently hard at work on his "FlashForward" television series. "I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker. It's definitely changing tone. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider.'"

The "Ghost Rider" sequel is planned to "roll before cameras next year," according to Goyer, who also said that Nicolas Cage is currently still attached to the lead role of Johnny Blaze.

"This story picks up eight years after the first film," said Goyer. "You don't have to have seen the first film. It doesn't contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we're pretending that our audience hasn't seen the first film. It's as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years later—he's just in a much darker, existential place."

As for where that existential place might be, Goyer wouldn't delve into specifics—mainly because he doesn't have to.

"My script is out there on the Internet," he said. "We're not changing much from it. It'll be significantly the same script."

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New Brothers Movie Trailer #2


New Brothers Movie Trailer #2

'Brothers' tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam's farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.

Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming new found responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children.

But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan's harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam's sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy's self-image is strengthening at home. And in the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are frightened and ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it.

When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? And how will the brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood--and with the woman caught between them?

The movie is due out on Dec.4,2009

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Sherlock Holmes Trailer


New Action Packed Trailer For Sherlock Holmes

The footage that is in the trailer is re-cut from trailers we have seen before. The great thing about this trailer is we get to see some new footage.

I am excited to see this film from what I have seen from the trailers.




The action-adventure mystery Sherlock Holmes is helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie, for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life, and Jude Law stars as Holmes' trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. Mark Strong stars as their mysterious new adversary, Blackwood. Kelly Reilly plays Watson's love interest, Mary.

With a screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg, screen story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson, the film is produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin and Steve Clark-Hall. Michael Tadross and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

Movie will be Released on December 25, 2009

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Scream 4 Details Revealed


Scream 4 Details Revealed

The series made box-office stars out of Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy and Skeet Ulrich as they were teamed alongside Drew Barrymore, Patrick Dempsey, Heather Graham and others in twisty, bloody plotlines. But according to Williamson, the new trilogy will only bring back three actors from the original series.

"The fourth one is an ensemble," Williamson said of his "Scream 4" script, which is being concurrently written with a fifth script as well. "It'll take place right now, 10 years later, and it's going to take place in [Sidney Prescott's hometown of] Woodsboro. We'll have our three main characters, and we'll be introducing several more."

The three characters that will be returning are Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox) and Dewey (David Arquette), Williamson confirmed, adding, "We'll also be introducing a little group, a little ensemble of new castmembers. That'll take us through the next three."

Some might say that a new "Scream" movie couldn't be as self-referential as the others, since self-aware entertainment has become so prevalent. But according to Williamson, he's been writing plenty of spoof-heavy stuff into the "Scream 4" script.

"I guess I'll just have to be very aware of the fact that we're a '4' and that we're beating a dead dog. I'm going to make that very apparent in the dialogue," laughed the writer/producer.

"Come on," he laughed. "It's the age of the remake! And 3-D and all that [other horror fad material], can you imagine what ['Scream' movie-within-a-movie] 'Stab 10' is like?"

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Trailer For "Salt" Starring Angelina Jolie


Trailer For "Salt" Starring Angelina Jolie

If you remember, Angelina Jolie replaced Tom Cruise in the lead role for this film. The person that the film is based off of is actually a guy.

What would the film had looked like if Tom Cruise had starred in the film?

Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence.

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Lone Ranger's Tonto To Be Related To Jack Sparrow


Johnny Depp To Give Lone Ranger's Tonto A Jack Sparrow Treatment


Jerry Bruckheimer is developing a new movie based on The Lone Ranger, the popular western hero from radio plays and movie serials, and Johnny Depp is attached to play the Native American sidekick, Tonto.

Bruckheimer said to expect Depp to do for Tonto what he did with Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

"[Pirates writers Ted] Elliot and [Terry] Rossio worked on that also with some other writers and with Johnny [Depp]," Bruckheimer said in a group interview last week in Santa Monica, Calif. "So they're creating something that has a kind of true-to-the-western [feel], but adding other additional elements like we did with Pirates so it won't be just a straight-ahead western."

Depp's choice to play the Native American sidekick fits the actor's quirky tastes. Bruckheimer

"We're still creating a pretty wide net and figuring it out," Bruckheimer said. "It comes down to who is available when we want to make it. We have a wish list."

The Lone Ranger is in development for a tentative 2012 release date.

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True Blood Season 3 Huge Spoilers


True Blood Season 3 Huge Spoilers

You have been warned do not read if you do not want to know what will be happening in Season 3 of True Blood.

1. Bill won't be back for a while.

Ball confirmed that the arc of Bill's kidnapping will last "about six episodes." That sounds like just enough time to put Sookie (Anna Paquin) through the wringer, but not enough to try viewers' patience. Plus, we'll probably still get to see Bill deal with his captors in episodes 1-5.

2. Meet the Merlottes.

Shape-shifter Sam (Sam Trammell) will find his family this year, and Tucker gets to write their characters a lot in episode two. "I'm getting to write Sam's family, which is a lot of fun, and, really, I feel really satisfying as a character arc," she said. "I really am glad that he's taking this journey and he's learning about himself. I find that interesting. They aren't the brightest people, maybe. At least they appear that way. They're fairly dysfunctional, but like anybody else, they have their good things about them and not-so-good things. They're still getting to know each other. Sam's still getting to know them, and so are we."

3. Werewolves sink their teeth into Louisiana.

Werewolves are coming to True Blood, and Ball offered a preview of what his wolf-people will look like. "They're just wolves," Ball said. "It's just people who can turn into wolves, but they're slightly bigger and much stronger. Their eyes glow orange a little bit."

4. There's even more supernatural stuff.

It's not just vampires and werewolves. Woo is most excited about the expanding world of season three. "The entire world is going to get a lot bigger," Woo said. "Not only the human world, but in Sookie's eyes, she's going to see the whole supernatural world. Luckily, since this show is through Sookie's eyes, as an audience we'll get to see a much larger supernatural world."

5. Sookie will explore her own powers.

Sookie's powers have gone from simple telepathy to some kind of hand-glowing power. Tucker confirmed that Sookie's powers continue to expand in season three. "I think that Sookie is conscious of her abilities more this season than she's been, and she's questioning them more," Tucker said. "We're going to be exploring that more this season."

6. Meet the Vampire King.

Ball said the Vampire King of Mississippi is coming in season three. He provides a contrast to Sophie-Anne, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana (Evan Rachel Wood). "He's older," Ball said. "He's much more mature. He's much more methodical and grounded. She's kind of crazy. To me, she's kind of like Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan, where she has a very short attention span and she's very, very egomaniacal and very self-obsessed and doesn't really think about her actions, whereas the Vampire King is very much an adult. He has an agenda. He has things he wants to achieve. I think he's much more formidable than she is."

7. Jason will stay out of trouble.

In two seasons, Sookie's brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten), has been accused of murder and got caught up in a cult. Season three will find him keeping a low profile. "I think Jason's path this season is actually about not getting into trouble," Tucker said. "It's about trying to stay out of trouble. I think it's going well for him."

8. Sophie-Anne might get into more trouble.

Wood is signed to return for more episodes in season three. Since her recreational activities include orchestrating the sale of vampire blood, things could go very badly for her. "Well, Sophie Anne, when last we left her, she was sort of behind this selling of V as a recreational drug on the streets, pretty much," Ball said. "That's not something a vampire authority figure should be doing. If higher-up vampire authority figures figure that out, they're not going to be happy."

9. There's a new biker gang in town.

Season three will introduce a biker gang called Coot's F--k You Crew. Tucker said the new characters are still evolving and won't be what you expect. "The one thing I will say is that they are very mysterious," Tucker said. "They're a group who's been around a lot longer than you think. I don't want to say too much about them right now, because I think that we are in the early stages of figuring that out."

10. A new character called Tommy Mickens brings the hurt.

Woo is writing the new character of Tommy Mickens, who will make a huge impact on our favorite characters. "Tommy Mickens is someone I don't want to reveal too much about, because I don't want to ruin the surprise," Woo said. "He's a completely new character, but he plays very prominently in the emotional life of at first one and then, later, several other of our characters. He'll be the first domino to push the rest."

11. Headgear plays a major role.

Helmets have become a joke in the writer's room. Tucker explained how the writers became aware they were relying too much on protective headgear. "There've been several moments that we've been pitching things and thought, 'Oh, well, maybe she could be wearing a helmet, and that would protect her. Maybe he could wear a helmet in that scene,'" Tucker recalled. "Suddenly we realized we had a whole bunch of characters wearing helmets for no particular reason. So we thought, oh, that's the theme of the season."

and last but not least

12. Sorry, ladies, Eric is still a tease.

Fans keep demanding more screen time for Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), but the writers won't indulge them. "You know, what's funny is that he's in the first two books; he's a fairly minor character in Sookie's universe," Tucker said. "There's a lot of fan pressure that they're supposed to be this big romantic thing, which actually in Charlaine [Harris]'s books doesn't happen until much, much further down. I think if we did that, we'd probably bore them all to death. I think part of the magic of Eric is some of the mystery of Eric and the inaccessibility of Eric. I think you don't want to turn them into the nice romantic love interest who's in every scene. I think his danger is important, so not just throwing him up whenever somebody wants to see his bare chest is actually a more disciplined approach."

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Twilight Saga: Meet The Volturi


Twilight Saga: Meet The Volturi

In New Moon You will be introduced to the The Volturi who enforce Vampire laws. Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning and the gang explain their characters and their powers.


The Twilight Saga: New Moon Volturi Featurette


The Volturi are the equivalent of a royal family to vampires. They operate from the city of Volterra, Italy. The Volturi have existed for at least three thousand years, if not more. They are the largest coven in existance, followed by Carlisle's family and Tanya's. However, they do not follow a "vegetarian" diet, as seen in New Moon, in which they capture and murder several humans in a carefully planned "meal". They are considered the de facto royal family of vampires, as they are the largest and most influential coven in existence . The Volturi deal swiftly and decisively with anything they consider a threat to their city, or the vampire world. They destroy anyone who attempts to overthrow them, or resist their authority and, at Caius' insistence, have hunted werewolves (true werewolves, not shape-shifters) to near extinction in Europe and Asia.

The Volturi are first introduced in New Moon.
Near the beginning of the book, Edward says to Bella that irritating them was a sure fire way to get yourself killed. When Edward thought Bella was dead, he went to Volterra to ask the Volturi to kill him. The Volturi refused, Aro in particular wanted Edward to join them, and Edward decided to force their hand by exposing himself to the humans of the city. Bella and Alice, however, were able to arrive in the city and find him before he revealed himself. Several guards brought the three of them back to Aro, Marcus, and Caius. Aro was intrigued when he saw Bella and when she was immune to all mental powers. After Edward, Alice, and Bella declined the Volturi's offer to join them, the Volturi told them that Bella, because she knew their secrets, had to either die or become a vampire, which Edward will not allow. But Alice was able to convince them to let them go when she said she saw a vision of Bella becoming a vampire in the future.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Paranormal Activity" To Get A Sequel


"Paranormal Activity" To Get A Sequel

Let's remember a little film called " The Blair Witch Project" and what a surprise film that it was and then Bam we get a sequel "Book of the Shadows: Blair Witch 2" one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

So Paramount be very careful how you go about making a sequel to such a great film and don't kill the effects the first movie had on all of us. With a horrible sequel it could kill the effects of the first film.

During Viacom's earnings call Tuesday, CEO Philippe Dauman said the movie has been one of those surprise hits that comes along only rarely, grossing $85 million in the U.S. already.

Given that a follow-up release wouldn't have the same element of surprise as "Paranormal," it will be key to craft a smart approach to a sequel, he said. "Our team will come up with the right creative and marketing approach to make sure that we benefit from a sequel," Dauman said.

Asked by an analyst if the "Paranormal" model of a low-cost, high-boxoffice film could be easily replicated with other releases, he said no, pointing to how much time passed between similar surprise hit "The Blair Witch Project" and "Paranormal."

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Katie Holmes To Star In "The Romantics"


Katie Holmes To Star In "The Romantics"

Holmes’ arrival on the movie, which starts filming this week in New York, is a further signal that her film career is go again.

Holmes will play Laura, the maid of honour at the wedding of her best friend, Lila (Anna Paquin). Only problem is, Laura has got previous with the groom (Josh Duhamel).

Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Jeremy Strong and Adam Brody complete an impressive cast of bright young things. Galt Neiderhoffer will direct, having adapted the screenplay from her own novel.

Holmes’ arrival on the movie, which starts filming this week in New York, is a further signal that her film career is go again, following her leading role in the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. Both that, and The Romantics, should come out next year.

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Chris Pine To Star Ben Afflecks "Blade Itself"


Chris Pine To Star Ben Afflecks "Blade Itself"

I had no reservations with Chris Pine playing Captain Kirk. I really enjoyed his role as Darwin Tremor in Smokin' Aces. And you know he will be tied to the Star Trek Franchise for a long while.

I feel that he is a versatile enough actor to take on a more serious role in a film. I am curious to see what he can do with this movie.

In late 2007, soon after the critical success of Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, it was announced that Affleck, along with his writing and producing partner on Gone, Sean Bailey, had adapted the rights to Marcus Sakey’s crime novel, The Blade Itself. The novel is about two childhood friends — boys who grew up committing petty crimes with one another — who are reunited and discover how different they have become as adults. One of the men will have to make a tough decision if he wants to protect the secrets of his past. The novel was set in Chicago, though with Affleck and Bailey involved, it wouldn’t be out of the question to imagine it being transplanted to Boston.

Anyway, development on this project has been strangely quiet since then, though we do know that Aaron Stockhard, who penned the screenplay for Gone Baby Gone also wrote the script for The Blade Itself.

We’ve now learned from our Hollywood insider, The Hollywood Cog, that development has quietly been moving along. In fact, Chris Pine quietly came aboard to star in The Blade Itself last May, days before J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was released. Pine has been adding movies to his post-Star Trek slate for a while — most recently, there were rumors that he’d take over the Jack Ryan franchise (our source has nothing new on the Jack Ryan rumors, except that Hossein Amini’s script was recently turned in and that, for what it’s worth, Steven Zaillian (A Civil Action) was at one time attached to direct, though he’s fallen off the project; moreover, contrary to rumored reports, Sam Raimi was a contender, but never a serious one due to scheduling conflicts).

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Sylvester Stallone Talks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis In 'Expendables'


Sylvester Stallone Talks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis In 'Expendables'

EW got an Exclusive with Sylvester Stallone and talked to him about the roles that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will be playing in the upcoming film "Expendables"

If you were in your teens in the late 80's early 90's you always thought how cool would it be to see Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in a film together kicking ass. Well your time has come.

“I was just looking at the dailies, saying, ‘Jesus, this is amazing!’ I talked about this scene with these guys for a long time, but I never thought it would come to fruition.”

Stallone said the superstar-summit scene takes place in a church, where Willis’ nasty antagonist has summoned Stallone’s macho mercenary to finally meet him face-to-face, take measure of him, and possibly hire him for a death-defying mission. But just as the meeting gets under way and smartass smalltalk is made, in walks another killer-for-hire — Stallone’s longtime rival, who Willis has also invited to this job interview: Ah-nuld.

“Bruce says ‘Well, there’s one other person I want to talk to before I hire you,” says Stallone. “And then Arnold, who plays my old rival, walks in. We have a history together. And we go back and forth and I tell him that I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance. Then it goes on from there. And here we are, the three of us trying to man up to one another, playing off of who we are, using our baggage in this one scene.”

Stallone says that big scene with Willis, Schwarzenegger, and himself would amount to more than a cameo or a stunt in the final cut of the film. “It’s probably going to be about 5 minutes of screen time.” Which, if you think about it, is kind of impressive considering that Willis and Schwarzenegger were only on the L.A. set for 6 hours. “We only had them for that one day and then Bruce had to go off to Istanbul and Arnold had to go back and do his governmental stuff. But I was impressed because they got up at 5:30 in the morning to do this.”

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Monday, November 2, 2009

“Ouija” Movie Has Found It's Writers


“Ouija” Movie Has Found It's Writers

Universal has tapped “Tron Legacy” writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to pen the board game-to-screen adaptation, which is being produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form as well as Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro.

The studio is looking at the project as a supernatural action-adventure movie. It is possible that certain rules of the game — never use it alone, never use it in a graveyard, always say good-bye — figure into the plot.

Ouija boards, also known as spirit or talking boards, have been used to communicate with the spirit world for more than 200 decades. The board as its known today was manufactured by William Fuld in the 1890s, then acquired by Parker Bros. in 1966. Since then, 12 million copies have been sold, according to Hasbro, which acquired Parker Bros. in 1991.


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Adrian Pasdar Let Go From NBC's 'Heroes'


Adrian Pasdar Let Go From NBC's 'Heroes'

According to Deadline.com Adrian Pasdar was let go from the NBC show Heroes. Looks like we found out which main character will not be coming back to Heroes this year, Adrian Pasdar is gone. This has not been confirmed by NBC, so maybe a rumor. I am sure we will find out in due time.

I was hooked from the first season, there wasn't a show like it on TV. Blew my mind.

Then came the second season and third, #u$king Horrible. But I did still bought the entire collection on DVD just to have them.

And now the fourth season has me hanging on by a thin thread. It is nowhere near as good as the first season.

Still, Adrian Pasdar's forced exit is surprising unless flying is no longer considered a cool enough capability. More likely is that the show keeps suffering lousy ratings because it never recovered from being interrupted during the writers strike. (Poor Tim Kring was collateral damage as well as his Heroes sequel.) Here are all the superheroes who've been axed from the series since Day One: Season 1 -- Tawny Cypress, Santiago Cabrera; Season 2 -- Noah Gray-Cabey, Dana Davis, Kristen Bell, Leonard Roberts; Season 3 -- Dania Ramirez. Given the failure of NBC network primetime these days, and Jeff Zucker's zeal to save money on shows, I wonder if the 4th season Heroes cast now will be whittled down to just people who can lift a fork from their plate to their mouth in order to save CGI costs.

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Want To Buy The Terminator Franchise?


Want To Buy The Terminator Franchise?

If you have a few million dollars laying around you might be in luck. Or have a very wealthy uncle that might be able to give you a few bucks. Go bid.

Looks like the franchise is up for Auction now.

All the big studios, with Sony leading the way, as well as Summit Entertainment and Media Rights Capital, are interested in bidding when the Terminator franchise is auctioned off this month. This news comes from the Financial Times' Matthew Garrahan who says the rights auction is for new Terminator films, TV programs and other spin-offs (Because we all know The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Fox did so well, right?) that build on the popularity of the franchise. The sale is being conducted by FTI Capital Advisors for Halcyon which bought the Terminator rights 2 years ago for $25M from Mario Kassar. Halcyon recently filed for Chapter 11 after a dispute with Pacificor, a Santa Barbara-based hedge fund that lent Halcyon the sum to buy the Terminator rights. Sheesh, I think this character/concept is played out. Then again, Terminator 4: Salvation made $380M worldwide.

So if you have 40-60 million dollars laying around take a shot at it.

I wouldn't mind seeing a smaller company like Summit get the franchise, they have done a great job with The Twilight Saga. Great marketing and have sold the shit out of the movies. But more then likely the deep pockets will win and I see Sony coming out on top.

Let's cross our fingers and see.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Trailer


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Trailer Is Here

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an upcoming 2010 film written by Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard, directed by Mike Newell, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film is based on the 2003 video game of the same name, developed and released by Ubisoft Montreal. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will be theatrically released on May 28, 2010. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan, Gemma Arterton as Tamina, Ben Kingsley as Nizam, and Alfred Molina as Sheik Amar. Currently, it is the 4th film under the Walt Disney Pictures banner to receive a PG-13 rating "for intense sequences of violence and action", after the three Pirates of the Caribbean movies.



Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a street urchin in 6th century Persia. After showing valor in battle, he is adopted by the king as his heir, so the king's two sons will not fight over the throne. He teams up with Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam (Ben Kingsley).

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