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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harry Potter and the Forbidden First Look

Harry Potter and the Forbidden First Look

Above and Below we have the first pictures inside the new Universal Studios Orlando theme park section The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will open on June 18th 2010.
 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey draws you into the excitement and chaos of Harry’s life. As you venture through Hogwarts castle, you meet Harry, Ron and Hermione who convince you to skip a planned lecture and follow them. Upon taking their advice, you travel by Floo powder, and begin the adventure as you soar over Hogwarts, narrowly escape a dragon attack, have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow, get pulled into a Quidditch match and more.

You journey through iconic locations taken from the films and take in the extraordinary detail of each scene. They include: Dumbledore’s office: Here, you meet the Headmaster as he welcomes you to Hogwarts, Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom: Where you first meet Harry, Ron and Hermione, Gryffindor common room: You meet three additional characters who prepare you for your journey, Room of Requirement: Here, with hundreds of floating candles above, you take your seat on an enchanted bench and begin the Forbidden Journey, Other locations: In addition, guests will pass through the Dungeon passageway and hallways of Hogwarts where they will have the chance to see hundreds of wizard portraits from the films, including several magical talking portraits created exclusively for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including the four founders of Hogwarts. Guests will even get a glimpse of the Sorting Hat.

GRAND OPENING OF THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT SET FOR JUNE 18

Universal Orlando Also Unveils Details for the Highly Anticipated New Attraction::: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 25, 2010) – One of the most widely anticipated theme park entertainment experiences ever created – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort – is set for a public grand opening on June 18.

Today, Universal Orlando Resort also revealed details about what is expected to be one the most exciting theme park experiences ever created: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It will be one of three themed attractions within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including Flight of the Hippogriff and Dragon Challenge.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This all new adventure combines a powerful storyline with spectacular new technology so effectively that guests will be completely immersed in the experience.

And as they live their adventure, guests will feel things no one has ever felt inside a theme park attraction, move in ways no one has ever moved, experience film like no one else ever has, explore vast sets punctuated by amazing special effects – and have an adventure only possible in Harry Potter’s world.

The new attraction lies deep within Hogwarts castle, a majestic structure that towers over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - the only place in the world where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potterbooks and films comes to life.

The Adventure

Imagine…

…meeting Harry, Ron and Hermione as if they were in person

…soaring over Hogwarts castle with Harry

…being swept into a Quidditch match

…feeling the chilling effect of a Dementor

…exploring your favorite places inside Hogwarts castle

…living adventures you’ve only been able to imagine – until now.

The Story

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey draws you into the excitement and chaos of Harry’s life. As you venture through Hogwarts castle, you meet Harry, Ron and Hermione who convince you to skip a planned lecture and follow them. Upon taking their advice, you travel by Floo powder, and begin the adventure as you soar over Hogwarts, narrowly escape a dragon attack, have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow, get pulled into a Quidditch match and more.

“Guests will experience firsthand a completely new adventure featuring the iconic characters, amazing creatures and recognizable locations they’ve only read in the books or seen in the films,” said Thierry Coup, creative director for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Location

The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey experience starts as soon as you walk through the gates of Hogwarts. Within the towering Hogwarts castle, you explore a truly magical place. You journey through iconic locations taken from the films and take in the extraordinary detail of each scene. They include:

· Dumbledore’s office: Here, you meet the Headmaster as he welcomes you to Hogwarts

· Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom: Where you first meet Harry, Ron and Hermione

· Gryffindor common room: You meet three additional characters who prepare you for your journey

· Room of Requirement: Here, with hundreds of floating candles above, you take your seat on an enchanted bench and begin the Forbidden Journey

· Other locations: In addition, guests will pass through the Dungeon passageway and hallways of Hogwarts where they will have the chance to see hundreds of wizard portraits from the films, including several magical talking portraits created exclusively for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including the four founders of Hogwarts. Guests will even get a glimpse of the Sorting Hat.

The Innovation

This is more than just an attraction and it is unlike any theme park experience ever created. It’s a revolutionary, 360-degree theme park experience and first-ever combination of live-action, advanced robotic technology and innovative filmmaking – specially designed and developed for this brand-new adventure.

“We have created an entirely new way to place our guests into the heart of one of the most compelling stories of our time,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “What we have done will forever change the theme park attraction experience.”

The attraction’s newly created ride system envelops guests in filmed action scenes and moves those scenes with them as they travel through the ride, allowing more time in the center of the adventure and with their favorite characters. This fusion of robotic technology and filmed scenes has never been achieved until now. In some cases, technology had to be invented to achieve the highest level of guest experience. The combination of pioneering, state-of-the-art technology, innovative filmmaking and surprises around every corner make this attraction the embodiment of the Harry Potter book and film series—and the future of theme park entertainment.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Quick Facts

* Storyline: As you venture through Hogwarts, you meet Harry, Ron and Hermione, who convince you to skip a planned lecture and follow them. Upon taking their advice you travel by Floo powder, and begin your adventure as you soar over Hogwarts, narrowly escape a dragon attack, have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow, get pulled into a Quidditch match and more.
* First-ever combination of advanced robotic ride system technology with innovative, immersive filmmaking
* Award-winning composer John Williams oversaw the creation of the attraction’s score

* The queue includes the following Harry Potter book and film elements: Headmaster Dumbledore’s office, Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, Gryffindor common room, Room of Requirement, and the greenhouse; talking portraits including the Fat Lady and the never-before-seen four founders: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw; the Sorting Hat, the One-Eyed Witch statue and the Mirror of Erised

* Duration of ride: The full attraction experience, including the queue, takes about an hour
* Number of scenes in the attraction: 12
* Characters (featuring Harry Potter film talent): Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid and Draco Malfoy
o You may also catch a glimpse of Fred and George Weasley, Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom

For the latest news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.

Universal Orlando Resort

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation – but there is only one Universal Orlando Resort. It is a completely separate destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. You can be courageous, be outrageous – and be extraordinary.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

Harry Potter continues to be a global phenomenon. The series of books by author J.K. Rowling has been translated into 68 languages with more than 400 million copies sold in over 200 territories around the world. The films, produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, have grossed more than $5.4 billion at the box office worldwide, making Harry Potter the largest-grossing film franchise in history.

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Eastern Promises 2 Coming Soon

Eastern Promises 2 Coming Soon

This is a busy time for Webster. He's also lining up a sequel to Eastern Promises, with Viggo Mortensen reprising his role as the Russian Mafia hit man. David Cronenberg will direct Steve Knight’s script. The Focus Features project hopes to go this winter. First, Mortensen and Cronenberg have to work together on the Sigmund Freud picture, The Talking Cure.

This will mark the forth time that the actor and director have worked together, their pervious films are the first Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, Sigmund Freud and the sequel to Eastern Promises
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Angelina Jolie To Play Maleficent

Angelina Jolie To Play Maleficent

I recently posted the news about Disney's maybe moving forward with a Tim Burton Film called Maleficent. Woolverton's "Maleficent" movie would tell the classic fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil," offering a new take on a classic tale as she did with Lewis Carrol's "Alice."


Rumors are starting to swirl around Hollywood that Angelina Jolie could eventually end up playing the evil fairy. There is no deal in place and this is just a rumor, but according to sources she is interested by the material. I think it would be a nice twist to have her star in the film, but we all know Tim Burton don't be surprised if Helena Bonham Carter gets a shot at it.

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24 Has Officially Ended It's Day

24 Has Officially Ended It's Day

I think we all saw this one coming eventually, you have heard the news that the show might be getting shut down by Fox because of how expensive it is to produce, Fox has shopped the show to other networks and not much has come of it. NBC took a bite at it but it look like nothing has come from it. The shows director/producer Jon Cassar let the world know on his Twitter account that the show was going to get canceled.

News from the 24 set, the crew has been told that 24 has come to an end. There will b no season 9. It’s been a great run, thanx all 4 watching

We all had fun with the show, been a great 8 years of drama and action, so let's hope another network picks it up to continue the run, and if not let's end it with a Bang.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Trailer

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Trailer

My mouth just dropped, I heard a lot about this film but the trailer just makes the film look Insane.  And is more then I expected.  The action in the film looks insane and the story looks like it's going to be fun to

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Plot Synopsis: Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass–and now is back in town–to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past–from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

The movie comes out on August 13th 2010.

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Encomn International Press Conference At Wonder Con

Encomn International Press Conference At Wonder Con

I thought to myself when I was planning on going to Wonder Con this year, would there be anything there that would have to do with the upcoming film Tron: Legacy. And to my shock there wasn't. Well now we got news that there will be a press conference on Friday April 2nd at 8pm in San Francisco. Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner) will take the stage at 8pm in Justin Herman Plaza on April 2 to unveil the next generation in Encom innovation.

Get ready for the Tron viral campaign to go crazy.

To find out more information check out the Encomn International




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ALAN BRADLEY TO HEADLINE MAJOR ENCOM PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT
March 24th, 2010

Newly-minted Executive Consultant Alan Bradley will introduce the latest addition to the Encom International product library on April 2 in San Francisco.

Software giant Encom ushered in the digital age with an unrivaled library of gaming titles. Now, Encom International circles the globe with advanced software systems that include communications, sports, entertainment, navigation, agricultural, health care, construction, weather, military and governmental applications on every continent.

Bradley began his career with Encom as a security systems engineer and rose through the ranks to be named CEO in the early 1990s. When he exited the executive suite, he took on a far greater role. His visionary research turned Encom into the industry leader in sustainable production and distribution methods -- methods which are now the best practices for technology companies around the world. "Whether the challenge is to establish communications in a national disaster, or keep kids engaged as they battle Recognizers, I love what I do. Encom will always be my home. "

CEO Kurt Hardington sums it up this way: "Alan's new title and role reflect his unique position as part of the Encom story. He keeps us grounded, yet he's the first to move forward when technology takes us in a new direction. That's why he's perfect to present our newest product – it's where we've come from and where we're going."

Alan Bradley will take the stage at 8pm in Justin Herman Plaza on April 2 to unveil the next generation in Encom innovation.


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Celia Melardin
Encom International
pr@EncomInternational.com

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Meet Royce From The Upcoming Predators Film

Meet Royce From The Upcoming Predators Film

Want to get to know Royce, who is played by Adrien Brody in the upcoming Predators film. I would assume this is the first of many meet and greets we get about the characters from the upcoming film. The featurette gives you some back ground on the character and a few shoots from the upcoming film.

The film also stars starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Derek Mears.




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New Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender

New Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender

A new full trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's new film The Last Airbender has been released to the world. There are a few new scenes add to this trailer, that are different then the previous trailer. I truly hope that Shyamalan can pull this film off; this is not his original material and is adapted from the hit TV show. And I am truly pumped to go see this film.

Now enjoy..


In a world where the elements, Water, Earth, Fire, and Air can be controlled by people known as "benders", the Fire Nation is waging a ruthless war to control the other great nations. The only hope for stopping the war rests on the shoulders of a young boy named Aang (Noah Ringer). The last known Airbender and survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads, Aang is the Avatar. The Avatar is the physical embodiment of the world, with the ability to control all four elements and draw upon the combined power, knowledge, and experience of the Avatar's previous incarnations. The Avatar's duty is to maintain peace between the four nations and the spirit realm, ensuring that the world remains in balance, despite the Fire Nation's war. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her warrior brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), and his forever loyal Sky Bison Appa, Aang begins a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Standing in their way is the ambitious Fire Nation Admiral, Zhao, (Aasif Mandvi) and Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), the banished prince of the Fire Nation who seeks to capture Aang to regain his honor

The film is due out on July 2nd 2010.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Clash of the Titans To Become A Trilogy

Clash of the Titans To Become A Trilogy

Good news for Sam Worthington fans and fans of "Clash of the Titans."  Like anything in Hollywood if it's a blockbuster movie you better have a sequel ready to go to keep the fans happy.    Firstshowing exclusively is bringing us this news. They learned that director Louis Letterier originally signed on to make a trilogy for Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures and has even written an entire story for all three movies!
Leterrier reveals that: "On top of that, I wrote two other movies… It was three movies. Warners came to me and said 'we'll greenlight your movie if you promise us [two more.]'" He continues, "You can tell that that story the story doesn't end at the Clash of the Titans… And I said 'thanks a lot' because I love doing that. And I had to write two stories. So Clash of the Titans is, and especially 'Titans' is, actually a bigger movie. So 'Titans' are coming." That extended story is exactly what Leterrier likes in his movie, too. "I actually love wanting more out of a movie," he says.
Now if this movie bombs which I highly doubt it will, then what do you do?  Do you go ahead and make a sequel or put it on the back burner?

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Who Is Richard Alpert From Lost?

Who Is Richard Alpert From Lost?

The story of Richard Alpert in "Ab Aeterno," certainly one of the most mysterious characters on the series, since he doesn't age and has been endlessly loyal to Jacob. (It's questions and mega answers, so spoilers ahead!)

Forget flash-sideways. This flashback-heavy story took us once again to Jacob visiting the injured Ilana in the hospital, before showing our survivor candidates Jack, Sun and Hurley discussing the candidate business around a campfire, while Illana explained that the guy who knew what to do next was indeed the disillusioned Richard Alpert. With Richard about to make a deal with the devil (or the Man in Black/Smokey/the Locke-ness Monster), we headed back in time to 1867 to find Ricardo (or Richard) in the Canary Islands desperately trying to save his sick wife, Isabella.

Ricardo accidentally kills the doctor, wifey dies, and Ricardo is sold into slavery aboard the Black Rock rather than be hanged. During a terrible storm the Black Rock smashes into the island statue, sending the ship to the middle of the island and answering a couple good questions right there. Smokey arrives to take care of the surviving crew, except for the chained-up Ricardo. Maybe Smokey likes Ricardo's eyeliner-looking eyes, or maybe somehow he senses Ricardo was brought to the island by Jacob, or even more likely he just figures he can use him. (And, yes, we know that the wonderful Nestor Carbonell, who plays Richard, doesn't really wear eyeliner; he just has unusually dark eyelashes on his lower lids.)

Despite that it's the Man in Black, the original one, played by Titus Welliver, frees Richard "out of those chains," only to send him off to kill Jacob with promises he'll see Isabella again. However, Jacob isn't so easily killed, and he explains that the island is like the cork of a bottle, keeping the evil in. Jacob offers Ricardo a deal ... he helps the people Jacob brings to the island, and Ricardo doesn't have to worry about dying.

Back to the present. Disillusioned Richard, still aching over the memory of his dead wife, is finally ready to make a deal with the Man in Black if he can see Isabella again. Then, surprise, surprise, ghost whisperer Hurley arrives just in time in the presence of dead Isabella to remind Ricardo that she's always been with him. Oh, and Hurley has one other message from her. Richard has to stop the Man in Black from leaving the island or they're all going to hell.

And for those who wonder what the frak "Ab Aeterno" means, it's Latin and, according to Wikipedia, means "from the eternal" or "from eternity," which more than fits Richard's story.

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Will Smith Which Film Will He Choose?

Will Smith Which Film Will He Choose? 

Will Smith is going to have to make a hard decision now. Will he star in Andrew Niccol, "City that Sailed" revolves around a New York street magician who is unhappily separated from his young daughter. The girl, who moves to London, finds magic candles that make her wishes comes true, with unintended consequences: The island of Manhattan separates from the continent and floats toward England, bringing her dad ever closer.

Or gives us Agent J in Men in Black 3? The "Men in Black" franchise, of course, has been a box office goldmine for Smith, and Sony. First film, released in 1997, grossed $587.8 million worldwide. The 2002 sequel earned $441.8 million globally.

Smith hasn't been in front of the cameras since his last film in 2008's Seven Pounds, he has been been hide the camera producing films via Overbrook. Each project has particular appeal for the actor.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Interrupt's ABDC

A Nightmare On Elm Street Interrupt's ABDC

Freddy just doesn't give a dam, he will interrupt anything, just like he did for the promo for the show ABDC. The network aired three new TV spots for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.  The hype machine has begun for them to air spots like this on MTV or should I call it reality TV.  Do they even play music on MTV anymore?  Want to Thank Firstshowing for the heads up on these.


MTV/Nightmare on Elm Street Interruptions by Click 3X from Connor Swegle on Vimeo.


MTV/Nightmare on Elm Street Interruptions 2 by Click 3X from Connor Swegle on Vimeo.


MTV/Nightmare on Elm Street Interruptions by Click 3X from Connor Swegle on Vimeo.

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New International Iron Man 2 Poster

New International Iron Man 2 Poster

We got the new international movie poster for the upcoming Iron Man 2 film. If you haven't seen the trailer or just want to watch it again come on down

Directed by Jon Favreau, the Iron Man sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.   Read about Olivia Munn role change click here.


The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored superhero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

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New Hot Tub Time Machine Clip

New Hot Tub Time Machine Clip

The clip shows all the guys trying to figure out what just happened and how does the time machine work. By the way the white powder around Craig Robinson is not flour.  In the clip Robinson talks about the time machine and the comparison to Terminator the film and what could have happen if they didn't send Michael Bean back in time.

The film just looks like a good old retro 80's film with great comedy and an awesome soundtrack. There is some serious buzz about this movie and it is all good. I can not wait until Friday to go check out this film.





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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Maleficent" Film Getting Closer To Reality

"Maleficent" Film Getting Closer To Reality

We reported back in January when this news broke about a big screen movie about "Maleficent" evil fairy from the 1959 animated classic "Sleeping Beauty."  This is exciting news to me for one reason I, named our first daughter after Sleeping Beauty herself, so a different take on the film would be exciting.


The film might team up Woovlerton and Tim Burton again, Now that screenwriter Linda Woolverton scored a hit with "Alice In Wonderland."


 Woolverton's "Maleficent" movie would tell the classic fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil," offering a new take on a classic tale as she did with Lewis Carrol's "Alice."


In "Beauty," Maleficent is a tall green-skinned woman with horns who can morph into several forms, including a terrifying black and purple dragon. The character, who has appeared in many Disney books and TV shows and is a popular Halloween costume, is also the most serious character in Disney's villain stable, featuring a darkness not found in other Disney characters.


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Sam Worthington Crazy Talk About A Terminator Sequel

Sam Worthington Crazy Talk About A Terminator Sequel

Sam Worthington has a crazy idea for a Terminator sequel. And it starts out with them going back in time. Doesn't that sound familiar or similar to Terminator 2?
I had an idea that we'd go back in time to when Marcus was first put in jail. They broke Linda Hamilton out of jail in [Terminator 2: Judgment Day], out of the nuthouse. In this one, they'd (John Connor) have to go back in time and break Marcus out of jail. It's the same kind of mirror image. He would be more fallible, because he's human; he's not metallic. He can get hurt. He still has the gung-ho attitude, but he can get hurt now.
I think that I might be one of the few who actually enjoyed Terminator Salvation, didn't think that it was a bad film.  Sam admits that when he told people about this idea they didn't go for it.  He would like to take the Marcus character to another leave and would like to star in another Terminator film.



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Mark Millar Talks Wanted 2 And Replacing Angelina Jolie

Mark Millar Talks Wanted 2 And Replacing Angelina Jolie

MTV spoke to "Wanted" co-creator Mark Miller at the South By Southwest Film Festival and got some insight to an "Wanted 2" film.


One thing we found out that if the film is made Angelina Jolie will not be in the film and its fraternity of assassins will move forward without her.


"They killed off the most recognizable character, but I thought it was great to do that," Millar told MTV News. "It was so ballsy to kill off the one person you didn't expect to die."


"What they're talking about is just moving on with the story and doing it properly," he said. "Just bringing in another cool character as this world opens up with all the different fraternities out there all across the world. This could change at any moment, but the last I heard two weeks ago, was that was the plan moving forward."


With the first film diverging significantly from Millar's source material, we had to ask whether he'd like to see a more faithful sequel that goes back to the themes and storylines of the original comic.



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"The way I look at it is, Raymond Chandler has a brilliant quote about his adaptations where he said, 'No matter what they do to the movies, it doesn't change the book on my shelf,'" said Millar. "And primarily I'm a comic guy. People say, 'Oh, you're going to go off and work in Hollywood' [and] I'm like, 'Not really, no.' It's a nice little extra job, but really I'm a comic book guy."
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Zach Braff Turning In His "Scrubs" For Good

Zach Braff Turning In His "Scrubs" For Good

Zach Braff the star of the TV show "Scrubs" has let the world know that the show is done for good.


The show has been on for nine season and two networks will not be returning next year.


Posting on Facebook, Braff wrote:
"Many of you have asked, so here it is: it appears that 'New Scrubs,' 'Scrubs 2.0,' 'Scrubs with new kids,' 'Scrubbier,' 'Scrubs without JD' is no more. It was worth a try, but alas... it didn't work. zb"
Now before writing the show off, an ABC rep says the network hasn't made its official decision yet. Given the show's weak ratings during this rebooted season, a return does seem pretty unlikely, though, especially given ABC's recent comedy success with its Wednesday block led by "Modern Family." 

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Green Day's American Idiot To Become Feature Film

Green Day's American Idiot To Become Feature Film

The Green Day-fueled American Idiot doesn't bow on Broadway bow until April 20.  Already, talks are underway with Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman to turn the musical into a feature film.

The album American Idiot was a huge success for the San Francisco punk band and made them a house hold name around the world.  American Idiot uses the songs of punk band Green Day to tell the coming of age story of three small-town guys. One joins the armed forces, another moves to the city and gets mired in a drug habit, the third stays home and gets his girlfriend pregnant. There is little dialogue beyond the Green Day tunes.


The musical which first opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman producing, and it begins previews this week at the St. James Theater.





Playtone's last stage-to-screen transfer was the Abba musical Mamma Mia! Critics might not have loved it, but audiences sure did. The film grossed $610 million worldwide, becoming one of the biggest hits in Universal Pictures history.


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Olivia Munn Gets A New Role In Iron Man 2

 Olivia Munn Gets A New Role In Iron Man 2

The ever so sexy and delicious Olivia Munn is featured on the cover of "Complex" magazine's April/May issue. To view the cover and gallery pictures head over here.  But before you this news is pretty Big.  In the article Olivia talks about here new role for the upcoming Iron Man 2 film.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

You're in two gigantic movies this year. Let's talk about Iron Man 2 first because it's fucking Iron Man 2.

Olivia Munn: Actually, they just gave me another role in the film. I had to reshoot all of my scenes.

Wait, didn't they start filming like last year or something?

Olivia Munn: Yeah, but as they started to edit they realized it was becoming darker than what they'd expected and what my scenes had allowed for. My parts were lighthearted and comedic.

Yikes.

Olivia Munn: Jon Favreau called and was like, "I've got good news and bad news: This is what's happening in editing but we all really like you." Marvel and Jon had to add another character from the Marvel universe to keep me included.

I need details! Tell us anything about the old or new role.

Olivia Munn: I can't talk specifics because it's Iron Man 2! But when they call, you say, "OK, I'm there. What do you need?" You don't say, "Who is this Marvel? Did you call my agent? Is FIJI Water on set?" Everyone knows who the stars are in this movie. I'm not one of them and I understand the editing process. Some things don't work out.

What if you'd stayed on the cutting room floor?

Olivia Munn: I would've started crying.

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"War of Gods" To Star Twilight's Kellan Lutz

"War of Gods" To Star Twilight's Kellan Lutz

If you live on another planet then just maybe you have no idea who Kellen Lutz is, he is one of the stars in the Twilight series and plays Emmett Cullen.  He will be playing Poseidon in the upcoming film "War Of Gods."


The film is a Greek myth fantasy film that centers on the conflict between the Greek gods and the elder gods known as the Titans, whose king, Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), is on a murderous rampage across Greece. 


Jason Keller worked on the most recent draft of the screenplay, which also was worked on by Christian Gudegast and Charley and Vlas Parlapanides.


Lutz also stars in the upcoming remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street."


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Twilight Saga: Eclipse One-Sheet

Twilight Saga: Eclipse One-Sheet

Here is the new one-sheet theatrical poster for the upcoming Twilight Sage: Eclipse. The film is due out on June 30, 2010.


This is the third movie in the based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name.


"As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire (Victoria) 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: mortal or vampire."




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Monday, March 22, 2010

Popeye CG Film Headed Our Way

Popeye CG Film Headed Our Way

To me the only film I want to see about Popeye is the film that starred Robin Williams (in his first film role) as Popeye and Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl. Popeye features hallmarks of director Robert Altman's style, including an ensemble cast, overlapping dialogue and cross-cutting to non-musical sequences during songs by Harry Nilsson.


Sony is bringing an all-CGI "Popeye" to the big screen, with the iconic sailor man's muscles set to pop in 3D.


Avi Arad, who teamed with Sony to turn Spider-Man into a powerhouse franchise, is producing. Scribe Mike Jones is in negotiations to adapt.
"Scott called me and said, 'I have something for you,'" said Arad, who grew up watching Popeye shorts in movie houses in his native Israel. "I literally started singing the famous Popeye song (after securing the rights). What always blew me away is the level of the animation. It was so beautiful and unbelievably detailed."
Project was a natural fit for Sony, which is bringing a similar project to the bigscreen with "Smurfs." Sony Pictures Digital Prod. topper Bob Osher also has long-standing relationship with Sassa, the former NBC Entertainment topper.


Created by E.C. Segar, Popeye first appeared in the already established "Thimble Theater" comicstrip in 1929. Introduced as a walk-on character, Popeye eventually became the strip's star.





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Spy Hunter Film To Become A Reality?

Spy Hunter Film To Become A Reality?

I bet you guys forgot about this little project and looks like it is back in the news again. Back in 2003 Universal Pictures was thinking of making this film and having it star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but it never happened, well looks like they are going to rev up the engines on this one again.


Warners obtained the rights when it bought Midway for $33 million in July.


The studio, which bought the title as part of its acquisition of Midway Games last year, has tapped Chad St. John to pen the script for a feature adaptation.


St. John is becoming a Warners favorite. The scribe wrote the time-travel spec "The Days Before" for Warners, which signed him to a two-pic deal. A remake of "Outland" and the action project "Motor City" followed. St. John also is writing "Sgt. Rock," featuring DC Comics' World War II soldier, for Warners and producer Joel Silver.


"Hunter" follows a highly trained spy whose job it is to eliminate rogue agents when they become liabilities to their governments. He travels in the G-6155 Interceptor, a sports car tricked out with an array of weapons that frequently is challenged by enemy vehicles.





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Get Him To The Greek Red-Band Trailer

Get Him To The Greek Red-Band Trailer

Universal Pictures has released a new red-band trailer for the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off comedy Get Him To The Greek. The film, which was also written by Stoller, is scheduled for release in June of 2010. Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, reuniting director Stoller with stars Hill and Brand. Brand reprises his character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, while Hill plays an entirely new character. The film was originally titled Get Me to the Gig.


I have never been a huge fan of Russell Brand but I did enjoy his role is Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and if your sense of humor is like mine they I am sure you will enjoy this film.





Synopsis:


Aaron Greenberg (Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.’s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. British rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) is both a brilliant musician and walking sex. Weary of yes men and piles of money, the former front man is searching for the meaning of life. But that doesn’t mean he can’t have a few orgies while he finds it. When he learns his true love is in California, Aldous makes it his quest to win her back…right before kick-starting his world domination.

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Transformers 3 Cast Update and New Autobot

Transformers 3 Cast Update and New Autobot

We have got some new Transformers 3 news, first up Michael Bay has let us know that Frances McDormand and John Malkovich have been cast in the film. A surprise casting is Ken Jeong the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from “Hangover” and the Doctor from “Knocked Up.” Maybe he wants to add more comedy to the film, we are not sure which roles all three actors will be playing but more info to come soon.


We start shooting pre-shoots in about one month.


We also have great news for you we have a picture of the newset Autobot that will be coming to the big screen. Please Welcome Transformers: the Ferrari 458 Italia.


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Howgwarts Burns To The Ground

Howgwarts Burns To The Ground

The set of The Howgwarts for the final Harry Potter film has been destroyed in a blaze as they were filming the final battle scene.


If you have read the book then you will know the scene in which the fire happened and if you haven't stop reading now.


The set that burnt down while they were filming the scene involved a Battle of Hogwarts scenes involve Harry raising an army of students to defend the school from evil wizard Voldemort.


Explosives set light to scenery at the school of magic as cast and crew shot the Battle of Hogwarts climax for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


Fire crews battled for 40 minutes to bring the flames under control but the set was wrecked.


Six fire engines raced to Leavesden Film Studios, near Watford, Hertfordshire, in the drama on Friday evening.


"We were shooting the scenes where Hogwarts gets blown up during the battle. But fire managed to catch hold of the set and it went up in flames. It was completely out of control at one point."


It's understood that the main cast members including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) or Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) were not there at the time.


There were about 100 crew members and some cast on set and all escaped without injury. One source estimated damage at £100,000.


Warner Bros confirmed the incident and insisted production was still going ahead but it will be a setback for the schedule, with the first part of the story due out towards the end of the year.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the final installment of the franchise. It will be released in 3D, with the first part out on November 19 and the second on July 15, 2011.


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Two New Kick-Ass Clips

Two New Kick-Ass Clips

With the release date for the film approaching we are starting to see some more clips of the film to get the word out about the movie.


Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of the Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. comic-book Kick-Ass is almost here. We have a couple of new Clips for you from the film.


In the first clip, which debuted at MTV, Red Mist shows Kick-Ass all the gaits on his Mistmobile, a little like Jame Bond. And in the second clip we get a look at Kick-Ass and a few catch lines he is trying out in front of the mirror.



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Chris Evans To Play Captain America

Chris Evans To Play Captain America

The wait is over and now we have confirmation that Chris Evans will play Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America.


Sources tell us the actor has not only accepted Marvel's offer, first detailed on Friday, but that the dealmaking moved so fast it's now all about dotting the i's and crossing the t's.


Evans was offered the role in Marvel Studios' production last week, but there was some question of whether he would accept. Factoring in to the choice was the fact that Evans played Johnny Storm, the flame-covered superhero known as the Human Torch in Fox's "Fantastic Four" movies. Was he ready to play another superhero and take on the trappings that come with such a high-profile part?


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Winner Of Twilight New Moon Contest

Winner Of Twilight New Moon Contest

Sorry to be a few days late with the announcement, but has been a crazy weekend here over at SandwichJohnfilms.  First I want to thank everyone out there who entered and make sure you stick around because we will be having more contest in the very near future.


With out further ado the winner for the twitter contest is @KatSpice congratulations to you. A DM will be coming your way soon. Again thank you all who entered.

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