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Jon Hamm Has "Friends With Kids"

Jon Hamm Has "Friends With Kids" Jon Hamm is starring in  “ Friends with Kids ," which was written by his long time girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt . “ Friends with Kids ” was already previewed on August 1st in a script reading at a theater festival. Now Jon and Jennifer say they’re ready to roll, and are starting to pull together what’s necessary to make “Friends” before “Mad Men” starts again. Westfeldt is an accomplished writer and director, of course. Her “ Kissing Jessica Stein ” is still considered one of the great indie films of all time. Jon Hamm had a walk on in the 2001 production. Now he’ll be the star! The couple also said they’re hopeful Anne Hathaway and Kristen Wiig will be some of the other “Friends with Kids.” Hamm is well on track to leave “ Mad Men ” and become a move star when the TV show’s run is up. His management and instincts keep pointing him in the right directions. Not only is he doing a lot of comedy– as in “Saturday Night Live” and on l

Olivia Thirlby Cast In Judge Dredd

Olivia Thirlby Cast In Judge Dredd Olivia Thirlby has been cast as Cassandra Anderson in DNA Films' 3D adaptation of " Judge Dredd ." Yes a slow day in the movie world, but hey she is cute and maybe someone is a HUGE fan of Thirlby. Thirlby, best known for playing the best friend of Ellen Page's preggo character in " Juno ," will star opposite Karl Urban's Dredd ("Star Trek," "Doom") in the futuristic action pic. She will play the telepathic rookie who shadows Dredd. Pic is helmed by "Vantage Point" and "Omagh" director Pete Travis and script is penned by "Sunshine" and "28 Days Later" scribe Alex Garland (both DNA-produced fare). It is skedded to shoot in South Africa this year. The $45 million futuristic pic is backed by India-based Reliance Big Entertainment and Stuart Ford's aggressive sales outfit IM Global through a deal with Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich's DNA Films ba

Terminator 2: The Opera

Terminator 2: The Opera Jon and Al Kaplan have created a fun new video called Terminator 2: The Opera. In the video. The video itself is quite entertaining. Please enjoy. Watch the video after the Jump.. Please Leave A Comment-

Unbreakable 2 To Be A Part Of The Night Chronicle Films

Unbreakable 2 Do You Really Care? First off I am not a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan's films. But I did enjoy the movie Unbreakable . If you have seen the film, I am sure you are just like me wanting a sequel to the film. Well we  finally got some news from the man himself. As you know these Night Chronicle films are idea's the Shyamalan comes up with but has other writers and directors come in to develop it. The upcoming film Devil is the first Night Chronicle movie. "Unbreakable 2" story will indeed hit the big screen, but as a completely different film. "I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to 'Unbreakable' for one of the 'Night Chronicles,'" revealed Shyamalan. "It was such a cool idea for a villain, and it was actually originally in the script for 'Unbreakable,' and it was too much," he said of his reasons for excising the element that was intended to become "Unbreakable 2." "There were too ma

SyFy Neverland PETER PAN

SyFy To Bring Us A PETER PAN Prequel Movie SyFy has noticed that will go into production on an upcoming four-hour Peter Pan prequel called Neverland . It's being written and directed by Nick Willing, who worked on Syfy's Tin Man and Alice, which were reimaginings of The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. Here's the full press release: SYFY JOURNEYS TO NEVERLAND IN PETER PAN PREQUEL FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR NICK WILLING STARRING RHYS IFANS, ANNA FRIEL, BOB HOSKINS, RAOUL TRUJILLO AND CHARLIE ROWE 4-HOUR MOVIE EVENT DISTRIBUTED BY RHI ENTERTAINMENT BEGINS PRODUCTION IN GENOA, ITALY AND DUBLIN, IRELAND IN SEPTEMBER NEW YORK, NY - September 1, 2010 - Syfy is re-teaming with writer/director Nick Willing to present Neverland, his original prequel to author J.M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Production is set to b

Paula Patton Lands Lead Female Role In Mission: Impossible 4

Paula Patton Lands Lead Female Role In Upcoming Film Paula Patton has landed that female lead role in the upcoming Mission: Impossible 4 film. She was testing alongside actresses Lauren German and Kristen Kreuk . I'm told that Patton will play a young operative who works with Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt character. She is mostly known for her appearances in the films Idlewild, Déjà Vu, Mirrors and Precious . Patton is married to songwriter/singer Robin Thicke. The film will not be called Mission: Impossible 4 . Cruise and JJ Abrams, who hatched the project together, always envisioned it as a franchise reboot. The film begins production in the fall with Brad Bird directing Cruise, who'll co-star with The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner in what was another hotly contested role. Paramount co-finances the $140 million film with David Ellison's Skydance banner. It marks the first film for Cruise and Paramount since he left the studio after generating over $3 billion in wo

ElecTRONica Coming To Disneyland

Tron Dance Party Coming To Disneyland As they say in the digital world of TRON , “Greetings, Programs!” Today, we’re sharing concept art that gives you a first look at the new party we’re calling ElecTRONica . I’m told it’s the greatest nighttime dance party to ever rock Disney California Adventure park. Beginning October 8, the interactive, digital world of “ TRON: Legacy ” will light up Hollywood Pictures Backlot as we gear up for the film’s release on December 17. This will be a cool opportunity to peek inside the world of this movie, and it’s available only to visitors of Disney California Adventure park. ElecTRONica Concept Art It’s an “electrifying” experience for the entire family, filled with music, lights and some of your favorite food and beverage, all set amidst the captivating world of “TRON: Legacy!” From a dazzling dance club under the stars to an authentic recreation of Flynn’s Arcade to some radical gaming, it’s like nowhere else on the grid! Each night, we’l

Sons Of Anarchy Season 3 Trailer

Sons Of Anarchy Season 3 Trailer According to series creator Kurt Sutter, FX will be picking up season three of Sons of Anarchy, and season three will deal with SAMCRO's roots.The third season is slated to premiere in September 2010.  Additionally, Sutter wants to "take [the Sons] into a world that is outside their own, where they don't have control, where they are subject to other people's laws and beliefs and parameters, Where they aren't quite the big fish in the small pond." Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Third season will begin on September 7,2010 Please Leave A Comment-

Jonathan Liebesman “Clash of the Titans” Sequel

Jonathan Liebesman Confirmed For “Clash of the Titans” Sequel Jonathan Liebesman has signed a deal to direct a sequel to “Clash of the Titans” for Warner Bros. and Legendary. Liebesman had been in contention to nab the directing gig since early June, with negotiations stretching through the summer. Money was a factor, as was the hurdle of overcoming the negative perception of this year's initial installment. The movie, a remake of the 1981 original, became a worldwide hit for Warners, grossing more than $491 million, although it garnered many negative reviews. The studio is hoping to right the wrongs, shooting it in 3D (as opposed to have it added during postproduction, as with the first movie) and tapping some of its top scribes to work on it. Greg Berlanti, one of the writers of “Green Lantern,” Dan Mazeau, who worked for Warners on “The Flash” and “Jonny Quest,” and David Leslie Johnson, writer of “Red Riding Hood,” the studio’s horror thriller starring Amanda Seyfried,

Ben Affleck's The Town Movie Clip

Ben Affleck's "The Town" Movie Clip Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new film clip from director Ben Affleck's new film The Town . This intense looking crime drama has an amazing cast that includes Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively and Chris Cooper . If you haven't seen the trailer for the film click Here .. Click here to watch the clip after the Jump... Here's the full synopsis. Doug MacRay ( Ben Affleck ) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang's latest job, when they briefly took a hostage--bank manager, Claire Keesey ( Rebecca Hall ). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name... and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassum

Black Swan & The Wrestler Were One In The Same

Black Swan & The Wrestler Were One In The Same In some strange parallel universe, one in which filmmaker Darren Aronofsky made some of his choices a little bit differently, " The Wrestler " and his upcoming follow-up "Black Swan" exist as a single film, one about the coupling of a wrestler and a ballet dancer. Bizarre? Absolutely. Aronofsky nonetheless looks at the two films -- the older of which garnered two Oscar nominations while the newer will kick off the Venice Film Festival in a couple days -- as part of a single line of thought. "I've always considered the two films companion pieces," They are really connected and people will see the connections. It's funny, because wrestling some consider the lowest art — if they would even call it art — and ballet some people consider the highest art. But what was amazing to me was how similar the performers in both of these worlds are. They both make incredible use of their bodies to express thems

Fall Movie Previews Part One With Trailers

Fall Movie Previews Part One After an amazing summer of movies, with some low points in between Hollywood is gearing up for the fall season with some amazing looking films. Films that I am looking forward to seeing The Town, , Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Buried, Waiting for Superman, The Social Network, Let Me In   and Red . What movies are heading to a theater near you? Here is our fall preview... Watch the trailers after the Jump.. SEPTEMBER “ I’m Still Here ” (Sept. 10) – Finally, the mysteries surrounding the once-hot career of Joaquin Phoenix get resolved by director Casey Affleck in this documentary. “ Never Let Me Go ” (Sept. 15) – Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan fight over Andrew Garfield in this adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel from director Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo”). “ Devil ” (Sept. 17) – M. Night Shyamalan came up with the story of this thriller about a group of people trapped in an elevator. And guess what? The devil is one of them! “

Kick-Ass 2 Comic & Film News

Kick-Ass 2 Comic & Film On It's Way If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the sequel to Mark Millar ’s hit comic book series “Kick-Ass,” this is your lucky day... and week, for that matter. Why? Because we have an exclusive sneak peek at "Kick-Ass 2" (the comic), courtesy of Millar's new monthly magazine debuting this week, “ CLiNT .” “ Kick-Ass 2 ” follows immediately after ‘ Kick-Ass ,’”  “You see how Dave has inspired people to become amateur superheroes, Red Mist has inspired people in the sequel to become amateur supervillains. So what we have is two rival gangs of super characters getting together in New York.” And what about the sequel to the mega-successful film adaptation of the comic starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz ? To paraphrase the Red Mist, wait 'til they get a load of this! “We go straight into what’s happened with Dave and Hit-Girl as well, picking up from where they left off in the last story. Hit-Girl

Tupac Shakur Biopic One Step Closer

Tupac Shakur Has Found His Writers For Upcoming Biopic Oscar-nominated screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson (Ali, Nixon) have just been hired to write the Tupac Shakur biopic, which means the Antoine Fuqua -directed film could begin shooting by mid-November. (No cast yet; Fuqua is looking for an unknown to play the late rapper.) While the writing partners are known for adapting true lives and stories — they also worked on the Moneyball script, and an upcoming Jackie Robinson story — Wilkinson tells Vulture that the key to this script is an approach that “is not in any way biopic-y.” A previous version of the script was largely documentary in style, simply laying out the facts of the slain rapper-poet-actor's brief 25-year life. But Wilkinson says that their new version will instead center on the last day of Tupac's life, flashing back to show the final four years leading up to it. Rivele admits that "I knew nothing about [Shakur]" before diving

Takers Lands A Step Ahead Of Exorcism At The Boxoffice

Takers Give A The Last Exorcism Sony's crime thriller " Takers " has overtaken Lionsgate's horror pic " The Last Exorcism " for box office bragging rights from the past weekend. Final official data released Monday show " Takers " took in $20.5 million, compared with $20.4 million conjured by " Exorcism ." That gave the competing wide openers the Nos. 1 and 2 positions, respectively, among all films playing in domestic cinemas during the weekend. The rankings were reversed from Sunday, when initial studio estimates showed "Exorcism" with $21.3 million and "Takers" posted a preliminary $21 million. "Takers" staked its weekend win largely on business from urban constituencies. "Exorcism" support skewed 54% to Latino moviegoers, keying on genre and thematic appeal. A hurricane watch in Puerto Rico delayed data collection Monday. Lionsgate execs waited with crossed fingers that "Exorcism&q

Shia LaBeouf #1 On Forbes List

Shia LaBeouf Is Money In The Bank Shia LaBeouf is money in the bank for the second year in a row. Forbes has has put out this years list. For every dollar Shia LaBeouf is paid, the movie he appears in earns an $81 in profit. I would buy his stock if they were for sale. Now I am sure it has to do with the movies that he has starred in the last two years, like " Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ," good for $787 million worldwide, and " Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ," which brought in $836 million worldwide. Anne Hathaway lcame is second, which might be a surprise to some, but with  " Alice in Wonderland " took in $1 billion  worldwide and, to an obviously lesser degree, " Bride Wars ," which brought in $115 million. Hathaway's movies generate $64 in profit for each $1 she earns. Rounding out the Top 5 were Daniel Radcliffe ($61 in profit for each $1 paid), Robert Downey Jr . ($33) and Cate Blanchett ($27).

History Of The Hobbit

History Of The Hobbit And The Headache Of Trying To Get It Made Although the film version of The Lord of the Rings was a massive worldwide success, getting J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel, The Hobbit , to the screen has proven much more difficult. With the rights finally sorted out after being tied up for years and a studio feud with Rings director Peter Jackson resolved, the project finally began moving forward in 2008—only to be stalled this year by the looming collapse of MGM, one of the two companies financing the production, should it fail to find a way out of its $4 billion debt. Click the image to view it larger As the world waits to see whether The Hobbit actually gets made into a movie, we thought it would be helpful to put together a timeline of the book's long and complicated march to the screen ... a march that is still in progress and moving one painful inch at a time. Please Leave A Comment- Source- SyFy

Ryan Reynolds & Bradley Cooper Buddy Cop Movie

Pretty Boys To Team Up In A Buddy Cop Movie Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are signing up for take-your-dads-to-work day. The busy actors are attached to star in an untitled original action-comedy written by Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”), who snagged north of seven figures for the gig. The story follows two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results. The actioner is meant to have an updated “Lethal Weapon” flavor that plays into edgier R-rated territory. Neal Moritz (“The Bounty Hunter”), Andrew Panay (“Wedding Crashers”) and Reynolds’ Dark Trick Films partner Jonathon Komack Martin (“Van Wilder”) are producing along with J.C. Spink and Chris Bender of Benderspink (“A History of Violence”). Panay and Turner first developed the pitch, then called “ Blowback ,” five years ago with Dwayne Johnson , then

Avatar: Special Edition DVD/Blu-Ray Update

Avatar: Special Edition DVD/Blu-Ray Extra 16 Minutes Of Footage Avatar: Special Edition hit theaters yesterday and over 9 minutes of extra footage. Has anybody gone out to see it again or for the first time? I would recommend going to watch it in 3D if you haven't had this experience yet. If you were like me I didn't pick up Avatar when it was released on DVD, knowing that down the road there would be a special edition re-release of the film, and now we have word on Avatar: Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray will have 16 minutes of extra footage. “Well, if you buy the box set in November, you can sit down, and in a continuous screening of the film, watch it with the Earth opening … It works very well. It just takes a long time to get the movie started. You have to be sort of predisposed to like the movie like a fan, you know what I mean? And then you can sit and you can have a great ride — a different telling of Avatar. Not inconsistent — it’s just the stuff that happen

Karate Kid Sequel On It's Way

Karate Kid Sequel On It's Way We all knew this was going to happen, a sequel to the remake of the " Karate Kid ." With the film budgeted in the $40 million range, " Karate Kid " has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. A sequel was put in motion immediately, with the writing gig becoming one of the hottest assignments in town.Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff are moving from kung fu to karate. The duo, who have story by credit on 2008's " Kung Fu Panda ," have been tapped to pen the sequel to " The Karate Kid ," Sony's surprise summer hit that Will Smith produced and starred his son Jaden Smith . Budgeted in the $40 million range, " Karate Kid " has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. A sequel was put in motion immediately, with the writing gig becoming one of the hottest assignments in town. The update deviated from the 1984 original in that the latest story was set in China; a 1986 sequel saw the action go from th