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Troll Hunter Remake On The Way

Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures has partnered with CJ Entertainment & Media to acquire remake rights to the 2010 Andre Ovredal-directed Norwegian film Troll Hunter. Marc Haimes is set to write the script. Deal comes just as Magnolia opens the original Troll Hunter in the US and on VOD.

The documentary-style film is about a group of students whose investigation into a series of mysterious bear killings leads to something sinister. They wind up following and documenting a mystery man who turns out to be a troll hunter. Columbus will produce with 1492 partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe, and CJ Entertainment. Filmkameratene AS’s John M. Jacobsen (who produced the original) will also be a producer along with his partner Sveinung Golimo.

"Troll Hunter was a visceral, thrilling, cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie. Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an international audience to this amazing mov…

Jeremy Renner To Star In "Slingshot"

Because he clearly doesn’t already have enough on his plate, Jeremy Renner seems intent on keeping the work flowing by setting up Slingshot, a rally racing sports drama at Paramount that he’ll star in and produce.

Slingshot will be based on the true story of Bill Caswell, who ditched a lucrative job as a finance banker, bought a $500 BMW car from Craigslist, souped it up for rally competition and went up against professional teams in the World Rally Championships in Mexico in 1991. Given the enormous challenges ahead of him, he won great acclaim by placing third in the final race.

Don Handfield, Renner’s partner in his new production company, has written the script, which doesn’t yet have a director attached. It’s the second project announced by the pair, who already have a Renner-headed Steve McQueen biopic in development with James Gray writing the screenplay.

You’ve got to give the man some credit for striking while the iron of his career is white hot. Renner’s got Mission: Impossib…

Elodie Yung In Talks To Play Jinx In G.I. Joe Sequel

French actress Elodie Yung is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum in Paramount's new G.I. Joe movie.


Yung will play a ninja member of the Joe squad named Jinx.

Jon Chu is directing the movie while Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the action movie, which is rebuilding mode. A host of characters not seen in the first movie are being introduced, with martial arists Jinx being one.

Johnson is in negotiations to play Roadblock while Tatum returns as Duke. Yung has already displayed considerable ninja-like prowess in District 13: Ultimatum, the parkour action movie whose highlight included a sequence in which she took on corrupt cops with a knife in her ponytail.

Yung, repped by Gersh and Caliber Media and UK-based Hamilton Hodell, will be seen playing the lesbian girlfriend of Rooney Mara in David Fincher¹s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Al Pacino Joins The Humbling

Before Al Pacino and director Barry Levinson re-team for Gotti: Three Generations, the duo will first reunite on an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Humbling, which has been set for a fall start and will be financed by Avi Lerner's Millennium Films/Nu Image. It is just the latest in a period of extreme productivity for Levinson, some of it directly attributable to the acclaim he got for directing Pacino's Emmy-winning turn as Jack Kevorkian in HBO's You Don't Know Jack.

The Humbling revolves around Simon Axler (Pacino), a famous stage actor in decline who is revived when he retires to his upstate New York farmhouse and takes up with a much younger woman. It has a script by Buck Henry, Michal Zebede and Levinson. Levinson will be looking to quickly cast the young female lead, the actor's agent, and several other eccentric characters you would expect in a Roth novel. Levinson committed to this movie after completing production on the low-budget eco-horror film…

Fast Times At Ridgemont High Reunion

Spike TV‘s Guys Choice Awards will be airing this Friday night and they pay tribute to one of the greatest comedy ever made. Fast times at Ridgemont High. Spicoli and cast show up to receive the award.

Be on the look out for a classic line that we all can recite.

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Danny Glover Joins Fox's "Touch" Kiefer Sutherland

Danny Glover has been cast in Touch, Fox’s likely midseason drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

From Heroes creator Tim Kring, the drama pilot revolves around a father (Sutherland) and his autistic and mute son (David Mazouz) who can predict events before they happen.

As first reported by TV Line, Glover will play Arthur DeWitt, a professor who works with gifted children.

The drama marks Kring’s first series since Heroes and Sutherland’s first since 24. Production on Touch will begin soon now that Sutherland has completed his run on Broadway in the revival of Jason Miller’s That Championship Season.

Kring penned the script and is executive producing with Sutherland, Katherine Pope and Peter Chernin for 20th Television and Chernin Entertainment.

Glover’s most recent TV credits include episodes of Human Target, My Name Is Earl and an arc on Brothers & Sisters.

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Sacha Baron Cohen As The Dictator

Paramount Pictures has released the first images of Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator.

The film, due out May 11, 2012, tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed, the studio said earlier this year.

It is inspired by the novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein.

Producing alongside Baron Cohen are Scott Rudin, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel.

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Doctor Who Season 6 Teaser Trailer

The very first half of Doctor Who is almost over, but today we got our hands on a teaser trailer for the second half of the season.

We can’t make the autumn come any quicker, and that means you’ve still got a wait in store for the remainder of Doctor Who series 6 to hit the tube.

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Uncut Viral Video From 'Super 8

The secret's almost out. Super 8 will open in theaters everywhere tonight and we'll finally see if it lives up to the hype. But before we can do that, Paramount has released a new viral video that gives us our first look at the supposed "villain" of the story.

To read my review of the film, hop on over HEREsave the spoilers for later if you can.

I'm sure you are well aware that Twitter and Paramount teamed up for SUPER 8 sneak previews, as the film is now being released tomorrow,

So if you live in Northern California it will be playing  at the Metreon in San Francisco, and the Century Greenback in Sacramento

The video shows a group of scientists (starting in the late 1950s) who are working on a top-secret military experiment. The footage reveals some info that's relevant to the plot, so if you don't want to be slightly spoiled, this would be the time to turn away.

Spoilers Ahead

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As you might suspect, the government gets th…

Lost's Damon Lindelof Getting Paid!

In its latest attempt to hatch a large-scale film that can play to a family audience, Disney has made a seven-figure deal with screenwriter and Lost exec producer Damon Lindelof to write and produce an original large-scale science fiction feature film. Other than the fact that the project has a working title of 1952, I couldn't pry plot details out of anybody. I'm not sure if the title connotes a period the film is set in, or if it is a Lost reference. I've also heard that this project isn't just being conceived for movies only, but that it has multiple platform aspirations.

The project came out of a series of meetings that Lindelof had with Disney's production president Sean Bailey and senior exec Brigham Taylor, and it's the first film that Lindelof is producing from the ground up. Since ending the run of Lost and serving as one of the show's architects all the way through, Lindelof has been on fire as a screenwriter. He teamed with Alex Kurtzman and Robe…

X-Men First Class Spoilers & Mistakes From The Film

Gotta start with if you haven't seen the film you might want to come back and read the post after you have seen it. There are major Spoilers in this post. 12 of them to be exact.

Another thing is that my 9 year daughter pointed out some of these facts, She's a Nerd like her father. It amazes me that people have this much time on their hands to dissect a film from beginning to end. Every movie is going to have some sort of flaw.

You have been Warned. Spoilers!

1. Hank McCoy transforms into his beast form in X-Men First Class. However, in X-Men 2 when Mystique meets the guard in the bar, Hank McCoy, without fur, is speaking on a live talk show on a TV in the background.

2. In this movie, Emma Frost is seen as an adult woman (roughly around the same age as Professor X and Magneto). But the character is also in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, set years later when Professor X and Magneto are much older, but she is much younger.

3. When Xavier freezes Levene in the hallway he has a jet of …

Lone Ranger Film Has A Release Date

Disney will release Lone Ranger on December 21, 2012, giving the studio a big holiday entry in a crowding field. The film, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Armie Hammer as the title character and Johnny Depp as Tonto, takes place in 1869. A Texas Ranger, left for dead, is saved by the Comanche Tonto, who gives his new partner the masked identity of Lone Ranger. Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio wrote the script and Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. The film begins production later this year.

The holiday corridor of 2012 is getting more competitive. Warner Bros recently set a December 14, 2012 release date for the Peter Jackson-directed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and on December 21, the Ang Lee-directed Life of Pi opens against Universal's untitled Judd Apatow film as well as Relativity Media's Hunter-Killer. Of course, date shifting is allowed.

Coming off the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, this is the second major film dated by D…

Jesse Eisenberg Set To Star In "Now You See Me"

Casting for Summit’s magic heist movie is heating up, with Jesse Eisenberg of Social Network fame in early talks to star in Now You See Me, Summit's heist movie being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Louis Leterrier is directing.

See Me, per Summit, pits a crack FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.

Jake Gyllenhaal, who just starred in the Summit techno-thriller The Source Code, is being courted for another lead role.

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Wolfman Reboot On The Way. Really Do We Need Another Film?

Moviehole is reporting that Universal were considering doing a sequel to the recent – god awful – ”The Wolfman”, which featured Benicio del Toro as the sharp-clawed Talbot – that’s no longer the case. Michael Tabb’s script is being rewritten and reworked to be an original film – almost a reboot of the classic Universal monster movie series.

If anything, this new film – they’ve yet to decide on a title though I hear “Werewolf” is popular -will share a link to the original George Waggner film (from 1941) rather than Joe Johnston’s ill-fated 2009 remake.

As I said, the Universal project is currently undergoing a rewrite; it is likely headed before the cameras in the Fall. The studio is said to be talking to prospective directors over the next couple of weeks. Casting will begin shortly thereafter.

The original 1941 film, starring Lon Chaney in the title role, told of a a practical man who returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease…

UFC Looking For A New Home In G4 Network

Mixed martial arts producer Ultimate Fighting Championship has held talks to buy a controlling stake in NBCUniversal's G4 cable network, sources confirmed a report by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.


A source familiar with the situation said UFC has also talked to other networks ahead of the expiration of its current content deal with Viacom's Spike network. UFC also offers regular pay per view events. Talks are at an early stage, the person said.

UFC and G4 officials declined comment.

A deal for G4, which targets young men, would give UFC its own distribution outlet for its bouts. Comcast took control of NBCUniversal in late January.

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Poltergeist Remake Is On The Way

Recently freed from a crushing $4 billion debt, MGM’s new studio management in February told Hollywood’s talent agencies it was moving ahead with plans to reboot five movie franchises, including Steven Spielberg’s 1982 horror hit, Poltergeist. The word is  that the studio has offered Pulitzer-prize winning playwright cum screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) the job of reimagining the paranormal classic.

Lindsay-Abaire confirmed he’d been approached by MGM and offered the job, but emphasized that no deal had been reached and stressed that he was not yet even sure he wanted to take it. (Abaire’s latest play, Good People, starring Frances McDormand, just wrapped its limited engagement on Broadway a little over a week ago; both People and McDormand are nominated for Tony Awards.)

It’s understandable of playwrights to be wary of big studios. But MGM’s new bosses — Spyglass Entertainment principals Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber — are co-financiers who know something about reboo…

BREAKING BAD Season 3 On DVD And Blu-Ray

BREAKING BAD: SEASON 3 is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray!


Winner of two 2010 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON returns, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best show on television."



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Winner of two 2010 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON returns, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best show on television." Even though his cancer's in remission, chemistry teacher-turned-meth maker Walter White (Cranston) still can't catch a break. his wife (Anna Gunn) has filed for divorce, his DEA agent brother-in-law (Dean Norris) is out to bust him and a Mexican cartel just wants him dead. But with his family's future still at stake Walt cooks…

The Art of Getting By Sacramento Screening

Fox Searchlight and SandwichJohnFilms brings you the screening for the upcoming film "The Art of Getting By" Starring  Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs), Michael Angarano (Sky High), Rita Wilson, & Blair Underwood



THE ART OF GETTING BY is the funny coming-of-age story of George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work. He is befriended by Sally, a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.


On June 16, 2011 - 7:30 PM at Century Stadium 14, 1590 Ethan Way, Sacramento, CA 95825


All you have to do is goto http://gofobo.com/rsvp/promotion/e9528e9f4e45dc702a06acd896fdfec8 and enter this code GOFOBO Code: SANDSFJY . It's that simple.


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Teaser Poster Thomas The Tank Engine

Who saw this coming? And it isn't a joke. HIT Entertainment, rights holder to the Thomas the Tank Engine kiddie juggernaut, is moving forward with its first live action theatrical film. Shane Acker, who directed the 2009 animated film 9, will direct a film set in Sodor, the island of talking trains., where Thomas is among a litany of characters . Weta Workshop and Mattel's entertainment properties design team have joined the creative team, and the financing and distribution is being sold by Cinetic Media and the UTA Independent Film Group. the script was written by Chris Viscardi & Will McRobb. and Shrek the Third's Josh Klausner.

Created 65 years ago, Thomas the Tank Engine has been the number one preschool toy license in the UK for 11 years. It has held the top spot in the US for a decade. Since the core audience of Thomas is preschool age, the choice of Acker as director is surprising. After all, he's best known for turning his student short film 9 into a Tim Bu…

Super 8 Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

Super 8 Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

I gotta say that the movie did take me back to being a kid and watching E.T or Goonies for the first time. A group of kids on an adventure to find out the true about something. Super 8 has amazing visual effects, camera work, and the sound was just mind blowing. And I think that Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney will be getting a ton of movie offers after this film. This is going to be their break out film.


With all the mystery surrounding the film , did it help or hurt the film? The box office will answer that next week. But I thought they did a great job teasing what was in the Air Force container. And I will not spoil that for you.


From Writer- Director J.J. Abrams comes a film that will take you back to your childhood, with
all the happiness of hanging out with friends, your fears, and sadness. Executive Producer Steven Spielberg definitively had an impact on the story telling and directing of this film. You can feel his touch on the film when …

Olivia Munn Will Star In The Babymakers

Olivia Munn continues her transition from geek goddess to bigscreen player, as "The Daily Show" correspondent has landed the female lead in the indie comedy "The Babymakers."

The laffer follows a married couple who can't conceive, prompting the husband (Paul Schneider) to enlist his friends' help to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit as a young man.
Broken Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar ("Super Troopers") is set to direct the Alliance Films/IM Global presentation from a script by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow ("Ice Age: The Meltdown"). Kevin Heffernan will co-star.

Jason Blum is producing through his Blumhouse Prods. along with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones through his Automatik Entertainment, as well as Chandrasekhar and Aaron Behl. IM Global's Stuart Ford exec produces. Blumhouse's Jessica Hall and Automatik's Bailey Conway will serve as associate producers. Production on the low-budget laffer is scheduled to start this summ…

Super 8 TWEET MOVIE SNEAK PREVIEW

PARAMOUNT AND TWITTER TEAM UP FOR FIRST-EVER ‘TWEET MOVIE SNEAK PREVIEW’ OF “SUPER 8” ON JUNE 9th

MOVIE FROM J.J. ABRAMS AND STEVEN SPIELBERG SET TO PLAY ON OVER 300 IMAX® AND OTHER SELECT PREMIUM SCREENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ONE DAY AHEAD OF ITS NATIONWIDE RELEASE

I was one of the lucky few who got a chance to see the movie before the release date. You can read my review HERE.

Paramount Pictures and Twitter jointly announced today sneak preview showings of the movie SUPER 8 for 1-day only on Thursday, June 9th, in advance of the film’s scheduled nationwide release on Friday, June 10th. To promote the sneak previews, the companies have designated the hashtag#Super8Secret, which Paramount has also sponsored as a Promoted Trend, allowing Twitter’s global user base a direct link to buy tickets to the advanced previews. At select, participating theatres in the United States, Super 8 Sneak Preview moviegoers will be treated to a free popcorn (with a concession purchase) at each sneak preview…

First Screen Test From Harry Potter Gang & Epic Finale" Featurette

Watching this brings back so many memories. Just look where it all started.

Warner Bros. has uncovered the first screen test with the principal cast. We get to see baby Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. And an "Epic Finale" Featurette from Harry POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2.

Can you believe it's been over ten years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Rumor:Paul Walker To Play Kyle Reese In Terminator 5

Please remember this is strictly a RUMOR, nothing has been confirmed. whatsplaying is reporting that Paul Walker’s name keeps coming up - could he possibly be Lin’s pick for Kyle Reese?


Despite Mr Schwarzenegger’s recent scandlous issues, Megan Ellison - who recently inherited Skynet from the bankless Halcyon - is pushing on with her plan to make a new Terminator movie. As we reported exclusively in January, Justin Lin (Fast Five) has been shopping around a new Terminator movie, one that Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to be a part of, with Universal showing the most interest at the time (No studio is currently onboard).

From the sounds of things, the big guy does have a fairly substantial role in the new story - which is said to involve that original timeline being torn, again - but this Terminator would mostly be anchored by a new, younger male lead (Paul Walker’s name keeps coming up - could he possibly be Lin’s pick for Kyle Reese?). Oh, and I think that’s where the rumors of the…

Big Man Japan Film Getting Remade

Columbia Pictures has optioned remake and sequel rights to Big Man Japan, which will be developed and produced into a new feature film by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner, it was announced today by Hannah Minghella, president of production for Columbia Pictures. Big Man Japan was a breakthrough hit in Japan in 2007 and a cult hit in the United States in 2009. Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi will write the new adaptation.


Set in a world where monsters wreak havoc, there’s one man who can protect the citizenry: Big Man Japan, who runs the Department of Monster Prevention. Using electricity, he can grow to be 10 stories tall and fight off the most menacing of monsters. The problem is that he’s not very good at his job and often causes as much damage as he prevents. The people believe he’s a joke – and not nearly as good at the job as his father and grandfather were before he took over the family business.

The option for all non Japanese language rights to the film were secure…

Conan The Barbarian Character Posters

Check out 5 new epic character posters for one of the most anticipated films of the summer CONAN THE BARBARIAN. Take a look at Conan (Jason Momoa), Tamara (Rachel Nicols), Corin (Ron Pearlman), Marique (Rose McGowan), and Khalar Zym (Steven Lang) in all their glory.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN in 3D releases in theaters everywhere August 19th, 2011!

Join the Barbarian Army: http://www.facebook.com/ConanTheBarbarian

Official Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/lionsgatemovies

Official Site: http://www.ConanTheBarbarianIn3D.com


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Synopsis:

“I live. I love. I slay…I am content.”

- Conan The Barbarian

The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer. Having thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public imagination- in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in games and properties of all kinds- Conan’s exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure film.

A que…