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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Colin Farrell Offered Lead In Total Recall Remake

Colin Farrell To Play Quaid

Sony has offered Colin Farrell the lead role in Columbia Pictures' "Total Recall" remake.

Farrell received the offer last week and has since been in negotiations with Sony. He would play a man tortured by recurring dreams of a trip to Mars, a role that was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original 1990 pic.

Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender also had been considered for the role.

The "Total Recall" reboot, to be directed by Len Wiseman from a script by Kurt Wimmer, will contemporize author Philip K. Dick's source story, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." Farrell's casting would help contemporize the pic, offering a stark contrast to Schwarzenegger's persona.

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Footage From The Green Lantern

Are You Ready?

Entertainment Tonight will be premiering the teaser trailer for The Green Lantern on November 16,2010. We get our first taste of what we can expect from the upcoming film.

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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Campbell directs “Green Lantern” from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.

The film also stars Blake Lively (upcoming “The Town,” TV’s “Gossip Girl”) as the spirited Carol Ferris, a test pilot and the heir apparent to her father’s aviation company; Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education,” “Flightplan”) as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) as Sinestro, Jordan’s powerful mentor in the Green Lantern Corps; Jay O. Sanders (“Revolutionary Road”) as Carl Ferris, Carol’s aircraft designer dad; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars” Episodes II and III) as Abin Sur, Jordan’s alien predecessor; Taika Waititi (TV’s “The Flight of the Conchords”) as flight navigator Tom Kalmaku, Hal’s good friend and confidante; Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as enigmatic government scientist Amanda Waller; and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) as Hector’s influential father, Senator Robert Hammond.

The film is being produced by Donald De Line (“The Italian Job”) and Greg Berlanti (upcoming “Life As We Know It”). Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. Geoff Johns and Lucienne Papon are co-producing.

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Natalie Portman Shopping "BYO"

Natalie Portman Is A Dirty Girl

Natalie Portman goes sapphic with Mila Kunis in the upcoming "Black Swan." Now she's getting her racy on in a different way.

For the past few weeks, Portman and college friend Laura Moses have been shopping to Hollywood studios a ribald comedy that they have written, said two studio executives who've read the script.

The project, called "BYO" (for Bring Your Own), concerns two very different twentysomething women who, after finding themselves unlucky in love, decide to throw a party to which each female attendee brings an eligible bachelor. The executives who've read the script describe it as a female-themed "Superbad."

Portman would star as one of the female leads and produce the movie, and the studio executives said they'd been told Anne Hathaway has expressed interest in the second lead role.

The project, which has been passed on by several Hollywood studios, could still get made via either a studio or, more likely, via independent financing. Representatives for Hathaway and Portman could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Todd McFarlane's Spawn Geared For Adults

Todd McFarlane's Spawn Geared For Adults

Todd McFarlane's plans to bring "Spawn" back to the animated world are still materializing, as the comic book creator recently told us that the project is undergoing various animation and technology tests through different studios.

But even as certain aspects of the "Spawn" series are getting ironed out, there's one thing that McFarlane says the fans can count on: just like the last animated series that aired on HBO, this latest "Spawn" adaptation will absolutely retain its edgy status as a mature audience series.

"Absolutely," McFarlane told MTV News when asked whether or not the new series would preserve the old show's dark tone. "We're gong to a cable network, and that's their bread and butter."

"They want stuff that isn't what you can find on ABC, NBC and CBS," he added. "They've covered that field. We have now an area where we can actually do shows that get a little grittier, a little darker, a little more risque."

Between "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad" on AMC to shows like "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX, cable networks have absolutely tested the limits of what's appropriate for TV audiences. But that's not the only reason McFarlane says that the "Spawn" show will continue to be for adult viewers.

"To some extent, if it ain't broke, don't fix it," he said. "The three years [that 'Spawn'] was on HBO, it won an Emmy -- two of 'em -- for various reasons. They're going, 'Just give us what you're doing. You know what you're doing, just bring it over here and don't put it on their channel, put it on my channel.' So I don't think it's going to be an issue once we get down to it."

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Battle: Los Angeles Teaser Trailer

Battle: Los Angeles Teaser Trailer

Columbia Pictures has released a teaser trailer, Battle: Los Angeles, also known as World Invasion: Battle LA outside the U.S., is an upcoming science fiction film directed by South African filmmaker Jonathan Liebesman, and starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, and Bridget Moynahan. The film premise is inspired from the Battle of Los Angeles incident.

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For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.

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Winnie The Pooh Trailer

Winnie The Pooh Returns After 35 Years

It took 35 years for us to get another Winnie The Pooh film in theaters. The film will be directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, who recently directed the Disney film Meet the Robinsons. John Lasseter of Pixar will serve as an executive producer along with Clark Spencer of Lilo & Stitch. The film will be released on July 15th, 2011.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there,” said Pooh. “And yours isn’t… there.” Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny.

Winnie the Pooh opens July 15th, 2011

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Little Fockers Theatrical Trailer

Are You Ready For Another Focker Film?

Universal Pictures released a new theatrical trailer for their upcoming comedy Little Fockers, which is the third film in  Meet the Parents franchise. I think they are bleeding the well dry with this film. But with the holiday season coming up and it being a family film I am sure it will do just fine at the box office.

The film stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman.

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Synopsis:

After ten years of clashing wills with his ex-CIA father-in-law Jack, Greg Focker has finally entered the man's "circle of trust." So when the entire family gets together for a birthday party for Greg's five-year-old twins, things should go smoothly, right? Wrong. Greg's concerns for his family's future have caused him to take a side job for a drug company, which sets off Jack's paranoia and escalates into another family disaster.

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RABBIT HOLE Clip And Trailer

RABBIT HOLE Starring Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart

Lionsgate has sent over the first official clip from their upcoming film RABBIT HOLE. Rabbit Hole is a 2010 drama film starringNicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. David Lindsay-Abaire adapted his 2007 Tony Award-winning play of the same name, and John Cameron Mitchell directed. Kidman produced the project via her production company, Blossom Films.

It will receive a limited US theatrical release on 17 December 2010 and expand nationwide on 14 January 2011

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The Trailer



RABBIT HOLE is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. In this clip Academy Awards winners Nicole Kidman and Dianne Wiest bring a warm sense of humor and levity to an emotional scene from the film.

Becca and Howie Corbett (NICOLE KIDMAN and AARON ECKHART) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. While Becca finds pain in the familiar, Howie finds comfort.

The shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother (DIANNE WIEST) and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (MILES TELLER); while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (SANDRA OH). Yet, as off track as they are, the couple keeps trying to find their way back to a life that still holds the potential for beauty, laughter and happiness. The resulting journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.

RABBIT HOLE is directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) from a script by acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The cast, led by Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Actress in a Leading Role, 2002) and Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart, includes two-time Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Actress in a Supporting Role, 1986; Bullets Over Broadway, Actress in a Supporting Role, 1994), Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney and Sandra Oh.

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The Eagle Trailer Starring Channing Tatum


What Would You Do?

The Eagle is a forthcoming film adaptation of the 1954 historical adventure The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. Directed by Kevin Macdonald from a script by Jeremy Brock, the film is set in the second century AD and tells of a young Roman officer's search to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father's legion in the north of Britain. The story is based on the legend of the Ninth Legion.

The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong.

Film is due out on  February 25, 2011.

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A Roman epic adventure, based on the classic novel, Eagle of the Ninth, the film is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain. In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Jamie Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

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Jon Favreau to Direct Magic Kingdom For Disney

Jon Favreau Got His Mickey Ears On

Jon Favreau is in talks to direct Magic Kingdom, the Disney film with the premise that the attractions at the venerable theme park come to life. The studio set the project up nearly two years ago and got a draft by Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore, but a new writer will be set and work on a new draft under Favreau.  Favreau will be signing a development deal, because the project will percolate while he works on other big scale studio films. He just completed Cowboys & Aliens, the DreamWorks/Universal co-production that stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Favreau will finish that film for release on July 29, 2011, and he is expected to re-team with Robert Downey Jr. for a third Iron Man. Magic Kingdom is being produced by Strike Entertainment partners Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, and while the studio has previously tapped theme park attractions for films like

Pirates of the Caribbean, this is the first time it has created a movie featuring the entire park. Magic Kingdom sounds like Disney's derivative answer to Fox's Night at the Museum franchise, but the signing of Favreau to helm continues an interesting direction that the studio is going in under Rich Ross and Sean Bailey. They are making a concerted effort to draw A-list talent to the studio.

Earlier this week, Bailey landed The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock to helm Electric Boy Genius, and set Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick & Brett Reese to script Cowboy Viking Ninja. David Fincher is attached to direct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Sam Raimi to direct The Great and Powerful Oz, and Tim Burton to direct the Linda Woolverton-scripted Maleficent possibly with Angelina Jolie. Guillermo del Toro signed to produce Haunted Mansion, and Peter Hedges is directing Odd Life of Timothy Green, which just got Joel Edgerton as its star. Bailey, who stepped off producing Tron: Legacy to take the production president job, kept director Joseph Kosinski in the fold by acquiring his likely next film, Oblivion. That is now being written by The Departed scribe William Monahan.


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Channing Tatum To Join 21 Jump Street Film

Channing Tatum To Go Undercover

Channing Tatum has jumped to the top of the list for the lead of Sony Pictures's 21 Jump Street. I'm told that Tatum will soon be in negotiations to star alongside Jonah Hill.

Production will begin in the spring. Based on the 1987 Stephen J. Cannell series that was one of the Fox Network's early successes and launched Johnny Depp, the movie was scripted by Michael Bacall based on a story he hatched with Hill. The film will be directed by Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. I'm told that the studio has met with a bunch of potential leading men and that Tatum and Hill matched up well. Both look youthful, which helps since the film is about undercover officers who infiltrate schools to fight crime.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Superman Reboot Casting Rumors

Superman Casting Rumors

With Armie Hammer reportedly out of the running and the jury still out on Jon Hamm's potential, the rumored casting pool for director Zack Snyder's "Superman" relaunch is surprisingly thin -- though three new names, however unlikely, have just joined the mix.

Examiner reports that wrestling icons Dwayne Johnson and John Cena are two of the front runners to fill out Clark Kent's shoes for Snyder's upcoming film. But without any other official word, it's more than likely that these rumors are just that -- rumors.

But there's another rumor that has at least a little bit more weight: "True Blood" actor Joe Manganiello is reportedly a contender for Superman, according to a pretty reliable source... himself!

The actor supposedly spilled the beans that he's in contention for the "Superman" reboot during an appearance at EyeCon in Florida this past weekend, according to True-Blood.net. But Manganiello quickly took to his Twitter account to dispel the rumors, saying that he's not in negotiations for the part, even if his interest in the character is quite apparent.

"Just to be clear... as of today, I am not 'negotiating' to play Superman," he wrote. "But keep your fingers crossed and thanks for the wishful thinking!"

Although Manganiello might be the likeliest contender of the three most recently mentioned actors, it's still premature to consider him the frontrunner for our next Man of Steel.

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THE CHICAGO CODE Preview

THE CHICAGO CODE Series To Debut On Fox

THE CHICAGO CODE (formerly titled “Ride-Along”), the distinctive new police drama from critically acclaimed creator Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”), will make its anticipated series debut Monday, Feb. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Shot on location in Chicago, THE CHICAGO CODE follows the Windy City’s most powerful and respected cops as they navigate the city’s underbelly to fight crime and expose corruption within Chicago’s notorious political machine.

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The city of Chicago is a paradox that serves as the setting for Shawn Ryan's new drama, THE CHICAGO CODE. In this series, the audience is the passenger, taking an unpredictable ride through the streets of Chicago and navigating crime and corruption with the most respected - and notorious - cops in the city.


JAREK WYSOCKI (Jason Clarke) is a local legend and larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Like the city of Chicago, Jarek is razor blades and brass knuckles wrapped in politeness and egoless charm - a man who throws away partners the way others throw away tissues. TERESA COLVIN (Jennifer Beals) arrived at the pinnacle of the Chicago Police Department in a short period of time. She's determined to implement changes before the mud that is Chicago politics clogs her office. As a result of Teresa's difficult choices, she has made some powerful enemies along the way, including two street gangs, the police officers' union and a city alderman who proves to be a dangerous adversary.

Jarek's new partner, CALEB EVERS (Matt Lauria), is a smart young detective who desperately wants to prove himself. He is savvier and more observant than most people give him credit for, and just might make the perfect yin to Jarek's yang. Also in Jarek's charge is his niece, VONDA WYSOCKI (Devin Kelley), a rookie beat cop whose father, Jarek's brother, was killed in the line of duty when she was young. Jarek keeps close tabs on her and is less than thrilled to discover she's falling for her partner, ISAAC JOINER (Todd Williams), a charismatic cop who takes unnecessary risks on the job that land him and Vonda in some dangerous situations.

ALDERMAN RONIN GIBBONS (Delroy Lindo) is a building-magnate-turned-politician who has ruled his ward with a velvet glove for three decades. Jarek and Teresa are convinced Gibbons and his cohorts - including LIAM HENNESSEY (Billy Lush), an Irish tough guy in Gibbons' construction empire - are dirty to the core, but they've never had the evidence to prove it. When a murder investigation leads them to Gibbons, they are determined to bring him to justice and clean up Chicago - if that's even possible.

THE CHICAGO CODE is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and MiddKid Productions. The series is written by Shawn Ryan, and is executive-produced by Ryan, Tim Minear and Charles McDougall. McDougall directed the pilot episode.

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The Woman In Black Daniel Radcliffe Images

Daniel Radcliffe In "The Woman In Black"

First images of Daniel Radcliffe's post Harry Potter films Woman In Black have arrived. The Woman in Black is an upcoming 2011 supernatural film based on Susan Hill's novel The Woman in Black. It is a remake of the 1989 film of the same name and will star Daniel Radcliffe as lawyer Arthur Kipps. The film is being written by Jane Goldman for Alliance Films and Hammer Films.

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"The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

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Steve Carell To Star In "Imagine"

Steve Carell Is Left Fatherless

Steve Carell is set to star in "Imagine" for Warner Bros.

Story centers on a rocker who decides to change his life after discovering a letter written to him by John Lennon -- prompting him to track down his biological son, whom he's never met. Carell plays the rocker's son.

Dan Fogelman will make his directorial debut on the project, helming from his own script.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Darth Maul Revealed On The Big Screen

Darth Maul! From His Origins To His Fate

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Cartoon Network invite you to limited theatrical screenings and a BIG SCREEN sneak peek at an all-new Clone Wars villain - the monstrous SAVAGE OPRESS! For the first time ever, Sith training will be explored - and with it, truths about the very nature of the dark side itself!

Episode premieres January 7, 2011 on Cartoon Network

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A warrior forged by a dark sorcery as mystical and powerful as the Force, Opress will uncover shocking revelations about the galaxy's tenuous balance of power, including secrets about one of the Sith's most infamous villains -- Episode I's Darth Maul! From his origins to his fate, Maul's mysteries will at long last be uncovered...




For a list of cities where these screenings will occur, and to RSVP, follow the links below. These screenings are FREE, but we ask that all attendees bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit children in need this holiday season.

Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Phoenix, AZ
Washington, D.C.

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Final Tron: Legacy Trailer

Kevin Flynn Where Are You?

Tron Tuesday is back and they saved the best for last. The final trailer for the upcoming Disney film Tron: Legacy is Epic!! We get to see footage that has never been released to the world.

Alittle over a month to go and one of my most anticipated films will be coming out. Other then when they released the Star Wars prequel's I have never been more Excited to see a film. A little boys Dream come true.


Garrett Hedlund AKA Sam Flynn And Sandwichjohn

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Synopsis:

TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy Award®-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: LEGACY hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

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Steven Spielberg's Vision Of Harry Potter "Let’s Make It Animated"

Steven Spielberg's Vision Of Harry Potter  "Let’s Make It Animated"
 
The first part of the final films for the Harry Potter franchise will be in theaters on November 19,2010.  Now  its time to bring out the promotion hype. Like this film is going to need any help selling out the first few days. I for one will not be in line to see the film. I have never been a huge Harry Potter fan since the first film came out.

Speaking of the first movie, WB president Alan Horn revealed that he offered the first directing job to Steven Spielberg but Spielberg’s plans did not fit into what he was looking to turn the franchise into.

Heyman sent the book to his friend and fellow Brit Lionel Wigram, a production executive at Warner Bros., to gauge the studio’s interest. Wigram said some in Burbank questioned the viability of the creaky fantasy-adventure genre and viewed the tale of a magical boarding school called Hogwarts as too British for the American heartland. “Don’t spend too much on it,” was the word from the home office, Wigram recalled.

Warner Bros. secured the rights for four “Harry Potter” novels for about $2 million. At that point, only the first book was on shelves in England and none had reached America. Warner Bros. tried to get a financial partner on the project, reaching out to studios including Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks, which passed.

Once the books became a sensation, greenlighting the first “Potter” film became a major priority at Warner Bros., where Alan Horn had recently taken over as president and Barry Meyer as chairman (replacing longtime studio chiefs Terry Semel and Bob Daly). DreamWorks circled back and proposed a partnership, but Horn wisely declined. There was one aspect of the DreamWorks talks that did intrigue him, however.

“I did think it would be worthwhile for Steven Spielberg to direct,” Horn said. “We offered it to him. But one of the notions of Dreamwork’s and Steven’s was, ‘Let’s combine a couple of the books, let’s make it animated,’ and that was because of the [visual effects and] Pixar had demonstrated that animated movies could be extremely successful. Because of the wizardry involved, they were very effects-laden. So I don’t blame them. But I did not want to combine the movie and I wanted it to be live action.”

Spielberg instead took on Warner’s 2001 sci-fi film “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence” and the Hogwarts post fell to Chris Columbus, director of “Home Alone” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” was then tapped for the job. Initially, Rowling wasn’t high on the idea.
 
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INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE Trailer

We Should All Thank ILM

What would films be like if ILM was never created? How would films be differnt? Not a question alot of films makers and film goes want answered. Encore will be premiering "INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE” on November 14, 2010. The documentary was directed by Leslie Iwerks and is narrated by my man Tom Cruise. The film will feature interviews with George Lucas of course, J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and many more.

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ENCORE PAYS VISUAL TRIBUTE TO OSCAR®-WINNING VISUAL EFFECTS GIANT ILM IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE”

Tom Cruise Narrates Doc Premiering November 14, 2010
Marathon of Five ILM-Effects Films on Encore

Beverly Hills, CA., September 14, 2010 – Since its founding 35 years ago, Industrial Light & Magic has been the movie industry’s undisputed leader in groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling audiences and making hits into blockbusters. On Sunday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (et/pt), Encore presents an original documentary celebrating that legacy. “Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible” is directed by Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director Leslie Iwerks and is narrated by Tom Cruise. Encore will also present five ILM-effects films starting at 2:00 p.m. with Jumanji, followed by Hook, Jurassic Park III, Twister and Starship Troopers.

The hour-long special has interviews with filmmakers George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Williams, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Film and television shows featured in the special include The Abyss, Avatar, Forrest Gump, Jumanji, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Robot Chicken, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Transformers, Twister, Young Sherlock Holmes and The War of the Worlds (2005), which starred narrator Cruise.

Leslie Iwerks’ documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with some of the company’s top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer generated character in a feature film to the latest advancements in visual effects for film franchises like Transformers and Iron Man, ILM has created some of the most memorable movie moments in recent history.

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. and was founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the visual effects for his space epic Star Wars. The studio originated in Van Nuys, California but moved to San Rafael, California to work on The Empire Strikes Back and is now headquartered at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio of San Francisco with a sister studio in Singapore.

ILM has worked on nearly 300 films in its 35 year history and has largely been the driving force behind the evolution of modern visual effects. From the liquid metal man in Terminator 2: Judgment Day to the lifelike digital dinosaurs in Jurassic park, ILM has created some of the most iconic moments in cinematic history.

ILM has received 15 Best Visual Effects Oscars® and 25 additional nominations. It has also received 23 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of the critical role the company’s advances in technology have played in the filmmaking process. ILM is also the only entertainment company to be recognized with the National Medal of Technology.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Teaser Trailer

Don't Stare To Long

Po and The Furious Five are back in this teaser trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2. The original cast will return Jack Black along with Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong and Jackie Chan. With new comers Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Woods and Gary Oldman joining the cast.

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Synopsis:

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s 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.

It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

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AMC The Walking Dead Renewed For 2nd Season

More Zombies Are Coming

It's not a surprise to the people who watch The Walking Dead  was going to get picked up for another season. And if you haven't seen the show yet. Shame On You! I am excited that AMC will air 13-episodes next year. With this year we are only 6-episodes.

Here's the official press release making the announcement:

AMC announced today the renewal of The Walking Dead for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, The Walking Dead has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.

Today’s announcement also includes Fox International Channels’ (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The Walking Dead was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.

“The ‘Dead’ has spread!” said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. “No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as The Walking Dead. This reaffirms viewers’ hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back ‘The Walking Dead’ again, across the globe.”

Ratings Highlights for The Walking Dead - Episode 2, which premiered on AMC Sunday, 11/7:

* 10pm airing – 3.1 HH rating with over 4.7 million viewers;
* Adults 18-49 – 3.3 million viewers;
* Adults 25-54 – 2.8 million viewers;
* Men 18-49 – 2.1 million viewers.

Ratings Highlights for the The Walking Dead - Episode 1, which premiered on AMC Sunday, 10/31:

* 10pm airing - 3.7 HH rating with over 5.3 million total viewers;
* Adults 18-49 - 3.6 million viewers;
* Adults 25-54 - 3.1 million viewers;
* Men 18-49 - 2.0 million viewers.

“I wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming. “‘The Walking Dead’ is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!”

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion and Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serve as Executive Producers.

“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive.

Shot on location in Atlanta, “The Walking Dead” is led by a cast that includes Lincoln(“Teachers,” Love Actually) as Rick Grimes, Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific,” The Ghost Writer) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”) as Lori Grimes,Laurie Holden (“The Shield,” Stephen King’s The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (Stephen King’s The Mist, The Green Mile) as Dale, Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Glen, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

CASINO JACK Official Poster & 2 New Clips

CASINO JACK Official Poster & 2 New Clips

In anticipation of ATO Pictures’ release of CASINO JACK on December 17th, 2010, we are pleased to share the official poster, along with two exciting clips and six new images from the film. The new comedy about a man who resorts to awe–inspiring fraudulent antics stars two–time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey and is directed by the late George Hickenlooper.

Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime as Jack Abramoff, a man whose illegal schemes spin wildly out of control. The film also features memorable performances by Barry Pepper as Jack's cocky business partner, Jon Lovitz as an associate with a questionable past, and Kelly Preston as Jack’s wife.

Jack's Mirror Monologue



The Godfather Impersonation Clip



The Full Trailer




SYNOPSIS:

Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in CASINO JACK, a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants.

Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, CASINO JACK lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.

Directed by George Hickenlooper (FACTORY GIRL, THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS), CASINO JACK returns Spacey to the type of role that made him famous – a cool-headed, articulate snake charmer whose wild ambitions knows no limits or boundaries. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre and is produced by Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Vitetzakis from an original screenplay by Norman Snider. Executive Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino. The Associate Producer is Rick Chad.

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The Warriors Way Television Spot

The Warriors Way Television Spot

Relativity Media/Rogue Films has sent me the new 30 second television spot for their upcoming Kick-Ass Film The Warriors Way. I will be heading down to LA in a few weeks to cover the press junket for this film. And I promise to bring you all a Kick-Ass report from LA.

The Film stars  Korean actor Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, and Danny Huston.


In Theaters December 3, 2010

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The Warrior's Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar®-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle).The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Hackers).

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Camilla Belle To Join "Zebras"

Camilla Belle To Join "Zebras"

Camilla Belle (10,000 BC, Push, Maybe most famous for dating Joe Jonas) is in negotiations to star opposite Aussie thesp Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") in pic "Zebras," which is in pre-production.

Story, penned by David Williamson ("Gallipoli"), is based on the true-life tale of a music producer who discovers talented young soccer players in the ghettos of Soweto, South Africa, and forms them into a successful team dubbed the Zebras, because it brings together black and white players.

Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales on the pic and has been shopping it to buyers at AFM having already secured deals for Greece/Cyprus (Filmopolis), Israel (Forum), Turkey (Aqua Pinema), South Korea (Hwa Chun Trading), Middle East (Italia Film) and South Africa (Nu Metro).

Pic is directed by "Driving Miss Daisy" helmer Bruce Beresford and is produced by Michael Donovan, Jim McElroy, Marta McElroy and Marlow De Mardt.

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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Footage & Pictures

Calm Down You Twi-Hards -Not The End Of The World

We get our first spy photos from the upcoming film Twilight: Breaking Dawn. The shoots were taken in Rio De Janerio film set. Check out the ring. Bling Bling. Also enjoy some footage from some fans scored.

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Summit Entertainment confirmed today that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.

The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. The TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will start production in the Fall.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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