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The Walking Dead Getting Budget Cut. Will It Hurt The Show?

You're a cable TV network, and you suddenly have the biggest hit in the channel's history on your hands. So what do you do next? Take an ax to the show's budget, of course.

Okay, that hasn't happened yet. But in a roundtable interview with TV showrunners sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter, The Walking Dead head honcho Frank Darabont expressed his concern that AMC might slash the show's budget for its second season—despite the show being the biggest original series success ever for the network.

Darabont said,

"Creatively I have no complaints thus far. But I believe if they do move ahead with what they're talking about, it will affect the show creatively ... in a negative way. Which just strikes me as odd. If you have an asset, why would you punish it?"
Darabont wasn't alone in his fears, with Boardwalk Empire producer Terence Winter saying that his hit HBO series was also looking at budget cuts.

The video of the discussion is below. Production is n…

Eliza Dushku To Star In Torchwood Spinoff

Remember how Jane Espenson teased us a couple of weeks ago with some cryptic tweets hinting that Eliza Dushku might star in a Torchwood spinoff? Well, the mystery has become a reality.

Espenson had tweeted (among other things) that she had "faith in Torchwood: Web of Lies," which we all hoped would mean what we all thought it meant—that Dushku, the actress who'd brought the character of Faith to life on Buffy the Vamppre Slayer, would be starring in a new Torchwood series. And James Hibberd over at EW just broke the news ... that she will!

According to Hibberd:

Dushku has been signed to star in an online animated "motion comic" series based on Starz upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, Dushku will be front and center in the short-form story, which will also have voice appearances by Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper. Jane Espenson, who has worked on Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, …

Fear Factor Returns To NBC

When NBC revived Fear Factor this week, the network gave executive producer Matt Kunitz specific marching orders. “They only wanted it if they were going to get bigger and better than before,”  For a reality competition series that last aired original episodes in 2006, fulfilling those instructions won’t be difficult considering how far technology has evolved in that time.

'Fear Factor' Lives Again at NBC

Here are five things to know about the new Fear Factor.

It will be bigger and better. A good jumping off point for Fear Factor 2.0 will be the show’s final stunt that involved contestants dangling from helicopter unscrewing grenades off a moving Army truck heading off an aircraft carrier. “It’s been six years since we shot Fear Factor and in that time technology has come a long way,” Kunitz says. “Our ability to fling, drop and shoot people is much greater.” The falls, for example, stand to be dramatically different. “With the new technology like accelerators and all the diff…

Easter Eggs For X-Men: First Class. Did You Spot Them?

"X-Men: First Class" hits theaters this weekend, and like all good comic book movies, it's packed full of nods to its comic book source material and the existing X-Men movie universe. Via splashpage.

If you have seen the movie were you able to spot the Easter eggs? Did you SPOT THAT MUTANT? Or See the two Cameos in the film?


I gotdetails on a few Easter eggs you don't want to get left out on.




WILLIAM STRYKER, SR.
In 2003's "X2," Brian Cox played William Stryker, a government agent on a quest to eradicate all mutants. In "X-Men: First Class," we're introduced to his father, William Stryker, Sr. Playing the role is actor Don Creech, and there's a mention of the younger William Stryker during a pivotal scene in the film.

SPOT THAT MUTANT!
When Charles Xavier tries out Cerebro for the first time, he scans the world for mutants to make contact with. At one point, his search pauses on a dark-skinned girl with bright white hair. Could it be the…

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance To Ride Into Comic-Con 2011

I wouldn't really call this news but for the folks that are excited for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. We got some news for you.

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, known together professionally as Neveldine/Taylor tweeted some interesting and expected news. If they want this film to have any chance the need to bring it BIG.

I for one will have to be blown away for me to even step into the theater to see this film.

GRSOV update:

"this movie is fucking badass" "can't wait to reveal the evolved GR...... comicon seems like a year away" "not sure where the last one came from, but this GR comes from nightmares"
Set several years after the first film finds Johnny Blaze in self-imposed exile from the world. Blaze has become a tormented soul, convinced that his powers are a curse. Former stuntman Blaze is then approached by Moreau, a member of the monastic order of Michael, the warrior angel. Moreau seeks a protector for a mother and son duo who are being p…

Bobby Glickert & Justin Lin To Produce Sci-Fi Film For Universal

Universal has acquired an untitled sci-fi crime thriller project from Bobby Glickert, a former assistant turned burgeoning filmmaker. Scott Stuber and Fast Five helmer Justin Lin are producing.

Glickert wrote the outline for the pitch and will direct. He'll also be a producer. The studio will search for a writer to pen the screenplay.

The pick-up brings additional heat to Glickert, who was a P.A. on Transformers and Iron Man, then acted as an assistant to Lin on Fast & Furious. In between, he directed a couple of short films: the action-tinged The Descendent and the horror tale Road to Moloch.

Glickert jumped up several rungs last July when he, with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners attached as producers, set up a spec sci-fi project at Paramount. That untitled project is still in development.
The new project’s details are being kept secret but speaking to Heat Vision, Lin said: “Taking a step back, as a viewer, the tone and the gritty approach to the sci-fi genre ta…

New Captain America T.V. Spot

Here is a new TV spot Captain America: The First Avenger, we  get to see some footage not shown before. Short and sweet & to the point.

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Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain…

New Green Lantern Images

Warner Bros. Has delviered a ton of new images from their upcoming film Green Lantern. With less then two weeks away from opening in theaters it's time for the Hype of the film.

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Release Date For James Bond Film

We all knew that 007's new outing would be hitting cinema screens in late 2012. But Sony have today confirmed that Bond 23 - the intriguing working title for, erm, Bond 23 - will be released on October 26 of next year, and not November, the traditional slot for Bond.

It's good to see that Daniel Craig's Bond is keeping the British end up - In Europe they will see the film two weeks before it is releases in the USA. The films opens in the US on November 9th.

Oh, and we sincerely hope that Bond 23 is the actual title of the film. How ballsy would that be?

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Brandon Routh To Star In Crooked Arrows

"Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh is set to topline "Crooked Arrows," an underdog sports pic set in the world of lacrosse.

Steve Rash ("Can't Buy Me Love") is directing from a script by Todd Baird.

Story follows a rag-tag Native American high school lacrosse team that is forced to join the local prep school league, which is comprised of better trained and equipped rivals.

Routh will play the tribal chairman's part-Native American entrepreneurial son who is tasked with coaching the reservation's motley lacrosse team in the hopes that he'll reconnect with his fellow tribe members. An unlikely and uplifting journey to the prep league's championship game ensues.

J. Todd Harris and Mitchell Peck are producing, while Sports Studio ("Miracle") will co-produce with a focus on authentic athletic casting, outfitting and choreography. Reebok is the film's first athletic corporate sponsor. Production is scheduled to start this Ju…

Spider-Man To Swing Into Comic-Com 2011

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™” SWINGS INTO COMIC-CON® –

AND YOU CAN GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT

SPIDER-MAN FANS EVERYWHERE

BY BECOMING THE FACE OF THE FAN®

The Amazing Spider-Man” Face of the Fan Contest Begins Today

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 2, 2011 – In anticipation of the July 3, 2012 worldwide release of The Amazing Spider-Man™ in 3D, the cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie for the first time as they address the fans at Comic-Con® San Diego. One fan can be a part of the action by proving he or she is the ultimate Spider-Man fan in The Amazing Spider-Man Face of the Fan® contest. The contest winner will be the “face of the fan” at Comic-Con, and have the opportunity to meet the talent and filmmakers and conduct an interview with them…

US residents 18 years of age and older can go to www.faceofthefan.com/TheAmazingSpider-Man to enter the contest, which begins today and runs through June 27, 2011. To enter the contest, users submit a sixty-second video of themselves answering…

PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

20th Century Fox has delivered the second trailer for the upcoming film RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.


The film stars James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton. James Franco plays a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's by testing on apes. When test subject Caesar suddenly begins to mutate rapidly, the scientist takes him home to remove him from the cruel lab doctors.

The film is a prequel/reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise.


Watch the trailer after the Jump...



In the film’s story, a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. It stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis as Caesar. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing for Chernin Entertainment under its pact with Fox. Rupert Wyatt is directing from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, who are also producing.

RISE OF THE PLANET …

Tron: Legacy Mural Being Painted By A Graffiti Artist

Time-lapse video of the talented graffiti artist Jim Vision creating a 65-foot Tron: Legacy mural in London.

The video was shot over 4 days using two Canon 5D MK 2 cameras and a 3D rig. It's pretty amazing video to watch.

Watch the video after the Jump...


Tron Legacy : Aerosol Mural from End of the line on Vimeo.

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The Hunger Games Trilogy To Be Made Into Four Films

Convinced that it has the makings of a hit franchise, Lionsgate is planning to spin the three books in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy into four feature films -- a la the extended film adaptations of the Twilight trilogy and the Harry Potter novels.

"The property is generating tremendous buzz and excitement, and it all points to a major Lionsgate franchise in the making," CEO Jon Feltheimer said during an analysts' call Wednesday.

The Hunger Games, the first film in the series, which is set in a post-apocalyptic world where teams of teens compete for their lives in an annual TV event, started production last week in North Carolina and is slated for release March 23.

Joe Drake, Lionsgate's motion picture group president, said the title was the studio's highest-selling film when it was offered for international sales at the recent Cannes Film Market.

He added that while the Hunger Games books have sold mostly in North America, they are starting to pene…

JUST GO WITH IT Interactive Games

If you can't wait until June 7th for the DVD release of the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's filmJUST GO WITH IT.


Check out these great new games for for the film.

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Jackie Robinson Film On The Way

Legendary Pictures is developing and producing a film based on Jackie Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player.

Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) will write and direct the project.

"My family and I are thrilled to have this important film on Jack produced by Legendary Pictures," she said in a statement. "We are proud of his lasting impact on our society, and we know that the legacy he left is inspiring and worth preserving."
Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, is consulting on the project, which falls under Legendary's partnership with Warner Bros.

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Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Poster & Trailer

Last week we brought you the Red-Band trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, today we have the Green-Band official trailer for the film. Another treat we have in store for you is the first international poster for the film.

he film stars Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Embeth Davidtz, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Goran Visnjic and Julian Sands.

The film is the second film based on the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The first film was the 2009 Swedish-language adaptation. The upcoming film is written by Steven Zaillian and directed by David Fincher.

The film is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2011.

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POTC:On Stranger Tides Movie Review By Jonathan Cyfer

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review By: Jonathan Cyfer
Guest blogger The Missing Manis back and this time he rolled in with the tides for his review of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. You can compare my review with his after your done.

Captain Jack is Back!
I had an extra day off after getting back from vacation, so some friends and I decided to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). Like most people (and most reviewers) after the disappointing third installment of the "Pirates" franchise, I was a little concerned that seeing "Stranger Tides" at the theatre would be a waste of my money. After all, both Thor and X-Men: First Class are also out and if I wanted to wait a couple of weeks, I could go see Green Lantern. However, Captain Jack not only beckoned me but my movie companions as well, so it was off in search of the Fountain of Youth for the lot of us.

It's hard to say that I was disappointed when I didn't…

Twilight BREAKING DAWN MTV Teaser Trailer

Here is a very quick teaser for BREAKING DAWN' EXCLUSIVE AT 2011 MTV MOVIE AWARDS! SNEAK PEEK VIDEO. If you blink you might just miss it. Jason Sudeikis Hosts the 20th Annual “2011 MTV Movie Awards”

LIVE on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm ET/8pm CT

Something to hold over Twi-hars until this weekend.

Watch the clip after the Jump...


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Spielberg & Abrams Super 8 Screening Contest In Sacramento

If you have been living on another planet somewhere the past few months, you must know that the world has been excited for Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams's Super 8 to come out.


Super 8 is a 1970s-set thrilller wherein a group of teenage filmmakers witness a devastating train crash - only to learn that there may be even more destructive forces threatening their town. It's been shrouded in secrecy to date, but just a few hints of what's in store are now beginning to emerge.


While the movie doesn't come out til June 10, 2011 in both conventional and IMAX theaters in the U.S.


Paramount Pictures has provide me with codes to randomly give-out to fans for the upcoming screening of the film in Sacramento,Ca.


The screening will take place on June 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM at Century 16 Greenback Lane, 6233 Garfield Ave.- At former site of Cinedome 9, Sacramento, CA 95841


For more information on how to win tickets after the Jump...



J.J. Abrams started the production company Bad Robot.…