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Conan The Barbarian Broadway Musical

Could A Conan The Barbarian Broadway Musical Be On It's Way? According to our good friend Randy over at TheArnoldFans we just might get our hand on a Conan the Barbarian Broadway show if John Milius has his way. Milius is best known for directing the film Conan and was also instrumental during the start-up of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) organization: it was his idea to use the octagon-shaped cage, and his association with UFC helped provide interest and investors to the start-up UFC. Here is part of the interview that Randy had with the director. While speaking with the great John Milius , director of Conan the Barbarian , for nearly an hour, I learned of many interesting developments for the director/screenwriter including some goods on his new Genghis Khan script, King Conan and other projects. However, one that came as the biggest surprise was that we may someday get a Conan the Barbarian broadway musical! Lookout Spiderman the musical, "Conan the

Icons: The DC Comics And Wildstorm Art Of Jim Lee & Preview

Icons: The DC Comics And Wildstorm Art Of Jim Lee & Preview One of the most successful and popular artists to work in comics, Jim Lee is revered by fans worldwide thanks to his hyper-dynamic artwork and innovative character and costume design. Now, his work on Batman and Superman — not to mention his legion of WildStorm heroes including WildC.A.T.s, Divine Right and Deathblow — is celebrated in this beautiful hardback, which includes an exclusive interview with Jim Lee, a tour of his studio and hundreds of full-colour illustrations and pencils spanning his entire career! Plus an all-new cover by Lee and an exclusive, all-new eight-page comic strip, written by Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes) with art by Lee! Titan Books presents a spectacular hardback collection of work from a true master of comics art: ICONS: THE DC COMICS AND WILDSTORM ART OF JIM LEE. Unused cover art: Gathering together art from across the range of Lee’s finest work, ICONS presents an im

Fair Game Trailer Starring Naomi Watts & Sean Penn

"Fair Game" Trailer And Not The One Starring Cindy Crawford Here is the trailer for the upcoming spy thriller Fair Game . The film directed by Doug Liman (Swingers & The Bourne Identity) and starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn . The film is based on the true story of Valerie Plame , and is based on Plame's memoir, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House . Naomi Watts stars as Plame along with Sean Penn as Plame's husband, Joseph C. Wilson. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Official Synopsis: As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie Plame leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining

Bob Marley Biopic On It's Way

Bob Marley Biopic On It's Way Jenny Ash , the UK director who has been nominated for an Emmy for America – The Story of Us , is developing a biopic of reggae legend Bob Marley . Ash’s feature will concentrate on the year Marley spent living in London in 1977. This was a crucial year for Marley. He’d fled Jamaica after an attempt was made on his life; the year ended with him sustaining a soccer injury which eventually triggered full-blown cancer. It was the year of punk rock; in London Marley hung out with the Sex Pistols. It was also the year of his legendary Rainbow Theatre gig. Crucially, he also started an affair with Jamaican beauty queen Cindy Breakspeare, who had just been crowned Miss World. Ash tells me she sees the biopic as a love triangle between Marley, his wife Rita and Breakspeare, whom Ash has spent time with in Jamaica. “There’s never been a fiction film about Marley,” Ash tells me. “We’ve never had a sense of him as a real man, as opposed to the legend." On

John Woo To Bring The Story Of "Flying Tigers" To Imax

John Woo To Bring The Story Of  "Flying Tigers" To Imax Director John Woo will work with the Creative Artists Agency and IMAX in an effort to super-size his roughly $90 million, 1940s bilingual aerial battle epic movie “ Flying Tigers ,” due to go into pre-production in China in September. Woo, who returned to China to work on the 3rd century war picture “ Red Cliff ” after a decade making Hollywood films such as “Face/Off,” told The Hollywood Reporter that CAA will package “Flying Tigers” by hunting down U.S. studio finance and casting on both sides of the Pacific. Woo is  mulling who should play the lead role of U.S. Army Air Corp Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault -- the contentious American officer whose volunteer Flying Tigers squadron trained the first generation of Chinese fighter pilots taking on Japan in WWII. “It’s got to be a star but it’s hard to find the right one, because at that time Chennault was almost 50 years old. Ideally, I’ve been thinking of Liam Nee

International For Little Fockers Trailer

International For Little Fockers Trailer Here is the international for Little Fockers I was not impressed with the first trailer that I saw for this film and this new one doesn't help it's case. You be the judge. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series — “Little Fockers.” Laura Dern, Jessica Alba and Harvey Keitel join the returning all-star cast for a new chapter of the worldwide hit franchise. It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan — including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson) — descends for the twins’ b

Black Swan Intense Trailer

Black Swan Intense Trailer Starring Natalie Portman Fox Searchlight Pictures has finally released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's next film Black Swan , and the trailer looks amazing and intense from the start. The film stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis , and Vincent Cassel . Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Black Swan is an upcoming American psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky . The film stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers in a New York City production of Swan Lake. The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. Nina ( Portman ) fits for the White Swan, Lily ( Kunis ) fits for the Black Swan, and the two compete for the parts. Aronofsky and Portman first discussed the project in 2000, and after a brief attachment to Universal Pictures, Black Swan was produced in New York City in 2009 under Fox Searchlight Pictures. Notable figures from the ballet world helped with film

J.J. Abrams "7 Minutes in Heaven" Film

J.J. Abrams Developing "7 Minutes in Heaven" Film J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot shingle are developing a thriller based on the teenage makeout game of snogging in the closet. Called “ 7 Minutes in Heaven ,” the original idea comes from Jack Bender , who most recently directed the final episode of ABC’s “Lost.” A longtime Bad Robot cohort, Bender signed a feature deal with the company in early June, and the “Heaven” project is his to helm. “Heaven” is being developed internally, but it likely will be set up at Paramount, the studio home of Bad Robot. While plot details are being suppressed, it is known to focus on two teens who go into a closet as part of the titular game and find all their friends dead when they come back out. Bad Robot is looking for a writer to tackle the idea. The Abrams- and Bryan Burk-led Bad Robot factory is running strong for Paramount, with numerous projects in development. While the company keeps most of them in stealth mode, some are known

Ca$h Starring Chris Hemsworth

Win A Copy Of Ca$h Starring Chris Hemsworth Giveaway time my friends we have 2 copies of the Hit Film Ca$h and we are looking to give them away to you our loyal fans. There are a few simple steps to get entered into this giveaway. So good luck. To get a chance to enter the Contest all you have to do is: -Follow Sandwichjohnfilms On " Twitter " -Follow Sandwichjohnfilms On " Facebook " -Follow Ca$h on " Facebook " Email me here and let me know that you did two out of three and why I should give you a copy of the film. That simple. Winner will be notified on August 20, 2010 Lionsgate is proud to announce the DVD, Digital Download and On Demand release of Ca$h out this week. It's a twisted, exciting game of injustice and consequences when the power of greed takes over. Chris Hemsworth (lead actor in the upcoming Thor) stars alongside Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Victoria Profeta (P

Main Event Video George Lucas & Jon Stewart

Star Wars Celebration V Main Event Video George Lucas & Jon Stewart Last weekend in Orland, Florida Star Wars Celebration V took place, and the Main event for the entire weekend was Jon Stewart interviewing director George Lucas . I was unable to attend this year but did come across the entire interview from the event. So please enjoy. Watch the entire interview after the Jump.. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six Part Seven Part Eight Please Leave A Comment-

New Images Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1

New Images From Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 We have new images from the upcoming Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1.  You'll see for yourself below, but look forward to Harry with an owl, Harry and Ron peering out of doors and behind walls (respectively), Hermione with blood on her hands, Harry and Hermione holding a copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore and, as they say, much, much more. If you have been living on another planet and haven't seen the trailer click HERE . Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

Disney's Epic Mickey Video Game Sneak Peek

Disney's Epic Mickey Video Game Sneak Peek Mickey Mouse is back, back, back...! Not on the big screen, sure, but on your widescreen at home in the form of Disney's Epic Mickey, and we have the first half of the game's intro, exclusively, to pique your interest. Mickey hasn't seen the light of day for around about 7 years (publication-wise, mind, he's always kicking about Disneyland, the little scamp), and so it's a pretty special occasion that he's been unleashed onto the Wii this year. Disney Epic Mickey is an upcoming Mickey Mouse video game designed by Warren Spector , with 2d cinemas by Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. and developed by Junction Point Studios for the Wii console, using Emergent Game Technologies' Gamebryo Engine. Epic Mickey is part of an effort by The Walt Disney Company to re-brand the Mickey Mouse character by moving away from his current squeaky clean image and reintroducing the mischievous side of his personality. Spect

Underworld 4 Gets A Release Date And Will Be Shot In 3D

Underworld 4 Gets A Release Date And Will Be Shot In 3D. What A Surprise Sony's Screen Gems is moving ahead with a fourth film in the "Underworld" franchise and is targeting a January 2012 release. The movie will be shot in 3-D. We've received no word yet if Underworld: Rise of the Lycans stars Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy and Rhona Mitra , or former franchise stars Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman will return for the next film.  We are told Seline (Beckinsale) will "pass the torch" to one of her kindred (yes, she has not one, but two daughters at this point). Back in February, we reported that the studio was pleased with the performance of the prequel that opened on January 23. The film was made for just $35 million and earned $91.1 million worldwide, not counting DVD and Blu-ray sales. The film could star Either Kate Beckinsale or Rhona Mitra both are great eye candy to look at and the movies aren't half bad either. Please Lea

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Trailer

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Trailer Starring Brandon Routh Here's the first full trailer for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night . Starring Superman Returns star Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington, Anita Briem and Taye Diggs , The film is being produced by independent film company Platinum Films and directed by Kevin Monroe the man who directed TMNT and I am not sure I would advertise that on the trailer but they do. The film is based on the Italian comic book Dylan Dog created by Tiziano Sclavi. The trailer comes off like something you might see on a TV show. The action looks cheese and the make-up is straight from Buffy. But hey I am one guy you be the judge. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Synopsis: Meet Dylan Dog, a British detective [ed: though the film takes place in Louisiana] who is fascinated by fear, and has made it his profession. Those who turn to him for help are not the typical wronged husbands who want to have their wives shadowed-his clients are people who have had

Oliver Platt Joins The Cast Of X-Men: First Class

Oliver Platt Joins The Cast Of X-Men: First Class Add Oliver Platt to the cast of X-Men: First Class , the Matthew Vaughn -directed spinoff that 20th Century Fox puts into production next month in London. I'm told that Platt will play a role called The Man in Black , who is not a mutant. The film stars James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havoc, and Edi Gathegi as Darwin. Kevin Bacon is playing the villain and Rose Byrne will play McAvoy's love interest Moira MacTaggert. Platt stars with Laura Linney in the new Showtime series The Big C, and next stars opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in the Ed Zwick-directed Love and Other Drugs. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Deadline

Kristen Bell Dance Of the Mirlitons

Kristen Bell To Put On Her Dancing Shoes Kristen Bell is putting on her ballet slippers for " Dance of the Mirlitons ," giving the indie black comedy a second shot at the big screen. With Bell on board, Evan Greenberg, who wrote the script and is directing, and producers Daniel Dubiecki and Joel Michaely are now focusing on their a nationwide casting search for a young actress to play a precocious 10- to 12-year old. "We're looking to discover an unknown," said Greenberg, adding he hopes to go down the route of movies such as "Billy Elliot" and "Little Miss Sunshine," both of which uncovered talented youngsters ("Elliot" was the screen debut of 13-year-old Jamie Bell, while "Sunshine" made a movie star of 10-year-old Abigail Breslin, who had only worked in TV). Greenberg's script centers on an ambitious, slightly overweight ballerina with an overbearing mother (Bell) who will stop at nothing to become a star. T

The Expendables Rule The Box Office

The Expendables Rule The Box Office At a time when pricey talent is thought to yield diminishing returns for film studios, Lionsgate's star-studded "The Expendables" easily topped the weekend boxoffice with an estimated $35 million in domestic coin. The testosterone-spiked actioner outpaced an impressive $23.7 million bow by Sony's female-targeted Julia Roberts starrer " Eat Pray Love " in second place, while Universal's geek-seeking " Scott Pilgrim vs. the World " debuted with a dismal $10.5 million in fifth place. Produced by Nu Image/Millennium for more than $85 million, Sylvester Stallone-helmed "Expendables" features marquee tough guys Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke , as well as Stallone. Lionsgate paid $20 million for U.S. and U.K. distribution rights and funded pic marketing, with Nu Image further shaving its exposure via robust foreign presales. The rollicking, R-rated fight-fest drew opening a

The Next Three Days Trailer

The Next Three Days Traile r Lionsgate has released the trailer for the upcoming thriller The Next Three Days. The film stars Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson , and Olivia Wilde . The Film is directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis. The Next Three Days is a remake of the 2007 French film Pour Elle . Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everyth

Rooney Mara Lands The Lead Role In "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"

Rooney Mara Lands The Lead Role In "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Ending one of the most drawn out and closely watched casting searches for an actress in years, Sony Pictures Entertainment and director David Fincher have chosen Rooney Mara to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo , the film that begins shooting this fall in Sweden, with Daniel Craig starring. The film will be released December 21, 2011. Rooney was considered Fincher's first choice in the process: the director had just helmed her in The Social Network . Closing a deal will amount to a formality, because Mara essentially agreed to terms when she and other young actresses signed on to tests that Fincher and producer Scott Rudin have conducted over the past several weeks. Her deal includes an option for two sequels that will cover The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest , the second and third books in the Millennium Trilogy by the late author

Jason Flemyng To Play Nightcrawler's Daddy In X-Men: First Class

 Jason Flemyng To Play Nightcrawler's Daddy In X-Men: First Class We've known for some time that Jason Flemyng is director Matthew Vaughn's good luck charm, appearing in all his films to date - and sure enough, he has a role in X-Men: First Class , where he will play Nightcrawler's dad, Azazel . Today at Movie-Con he told us, "Matthew showed me my costume just the other day. Now I swore I’d never be in heavy make-up again, but this role is going to involve it. But at least they said, “Don’t worry, we’ll add the tail in post”. I am Azazel, and I can teleport by waving my arms [gestures like a cross between a flamenco dancer anda Bollywood star].” As really big X-Men fans will know, Azazel is a teleporting creature from another dimension who tried to impregnate human women in the hope that one of his children would provide him with a permanent link to this plane that he could use to come back here. And fear not: we confirmed after Flemyng left the stage that

Love And Other Drugs Movie Trailer

Love And Other Drugs Movie Trailer Love and Other Drugs is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by Edward Zwick, based on the novel Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman written by Jamie Reidy. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway . A salesman competes in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals to hawk a male performance enhancement drug. Gyllenhaal's character will play the Pfizer-pusher who meets Anne Hathaway's character during one of his sales calls. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

$200 Million Budget For "Battleship" The Movie

$200 Million Budget For "Battleship" The Movie As Universal's "Battleship" steams toward a start date this month, the pricey adaptation of the Hasbro board game is entering deep, treacherous waters. With a budget of $200 million or more and no major movie stars on board, the project is raising eyebrows among industry insiders who question whether this expensive gamble will pay off. The films star are Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch and Lil Mirkk. "It's a big bet like many, many big bets from many studios," Universal chairman Adam Fogelson acknowledged to THR. "We will be nowhere near the high point and nowhere near the low point of what people are spending." But several huge questions hover over "Battleship," which begins filming in 15 days in Hawaii, that simply didn't apply to other big-ticket movies. In "Battleship," Universal has a director, Peter Berg, with some experience in action films, but

Star Was Deleted Scene And Blu-Ray To Be Released In 2011

Star Was Deleted Scene And Blu-Ray To Be Released In 2011 Though nearly 35 years of “ Star Wars ” fandom have yielded all kinds of memorabilia inspired by George Lucas ’s outer-space epic, including light saber lookalikes and wearable replicas of Princess Leia’s slave costume, one holy grail has lately eluded fans: a video version of the “Star Wars” films that takes the fullest advantage of their top-of-the-line home theater systems. Watch the deleted scene after the Jump.. That’s a Death Star-sized void that Lucasfilm plans to fill shortly. On Saturday, the studio is to announce that it will release all six live-action “Star Wars” features on Blu-ray DVD in fall 2011. A boxed set containing the Blu-ray versions of the movies, spanning from 1977’s “Star Wars” through the final 2005 prequel, “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” will mark the first time the films have been offered in a high-definition home format, and will include documentary features and previously unse