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Kung-Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon, Madagascar Sequels On Their Way

Kung-Fu Panda,  How To Train Your Dragon, & Madagascar Tons Of Sequels Coming Empire sat down with DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg this week in London, and asked him about the future of the company. But I thought we'd particularly draw your attention to what he had to say about planned animation sequels to Kung-Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon and more. Namely, that we're looking at a total of four Madagascar films, six Pandas (which was already rumoured) and at least three Dragons . "What our movies and our franchises also share in common with Shrek is that they have a beginning, a middle and an end; they’re not open-ended. Each of the films is a chapter of a story and in every instance we knew what that journey was or could be before we even started. "So today I can tell you pretty succinctly where Madagascar goes. Ultimately they will come back to New York, and they will come to terms with that, which they will do in this next ch

80's & 90's Stars Singing "Let It Be"

So Wrong It's Right This has to be one of the weirdest videos I have ever seen. So bad that I should turn it off but you want to see who will be turning up next. Its a music video promoting a Norwegian show called Golden Times . Stars from the 80's and 90's appear. Just a werid mix of people from Roger Moore, Jason Alexander, Dolph Lundgren, Kelly McGillis (didn't age well at all) and many more. Make sure you watch it all the way threw to see all the stars. Just to funny. They all have a part in singing the classic Beatles song " Let it Be ." Watch the video and check out the list of stars after the Jump.. See if you can name all the stars. Roger Moore Huey Lewis Jason Alexander Ricki Lake Josie Biesett Alberto Tomba John Nettles George Wendt Paul Mackenna Philip Michael Thomas Glenn Close Gorden Kaye Pamela Anderson Leslie Nielsen Dolph Lundgren Kelly McGillis Sherilyn Fenn Daryl Hannah Lou Ferrigno Please Leave A Comment- Via

Ben Stiller & James Franco To Star In "While We’re Young"

While We’re Young To Star Stiller & Franco Noah Baumbach is readying a Greenberg reunion of sorts: Vulture spies tell us that the writer-director is just now setting up his next project, While We’re Young , with Ben Stiller and James Franco already attached to star, and the project on offer to Greta Gerwig and to Cate Blanchett . Longtime Baumbach producer Scott Rudin (Greenberg, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Margot at the Wedding) will again produce. The script is being kept under tight security, but we’re told that it’s about a free-spirited Brooklynite twentysomething couple (Franco — and, possibly, Gerwig) who inspire an uptight documentarian (Stiller) and his wife (possibly Blanchett, pending the resolution of some scheduling issues) to loosen up — with comedic consequences. We’re told the role on offer to Blanchett was likely originally intended for Baumbach’s Greenberg co-writer and spouse, Jennifer Jason Leigh , but since she just filed for divorce from the director la

The Social Network Best Film Of 2010

NBR Names "The Social Network" Best Film Of The Year The Social Network has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review , which announced its year-end awards today. The New York-based group also hailed the film’s David Fincher as best director , Jesse Eisenberg as best actor and Aaron Sorkin for best adapted screenplay . [For the full list of winners, click here .] “We believe the film portrays a dramatic story that will stand up over time and appeal to many generations,” said NBR president Annie Schulhof, said. Made up of academics, film professionals and fans, the NBR will hand out its awards on Jan. 11 at Cipriani’s 42nd St. in New York City. While the NBR has chosen a couple of eventual Oscar winners like No Country for Old Men and Slumdog Millionaire as its best picture winners in the past, its choices don’t usually point to final Oscar wins. Last year, for example, the NBR cast its lot with Up in the Air . In other categories, the N

Three New Black Swan Featurette's

Oscar Buzz Here We Come Fox Searchlight has delivered three more new featurette's for their upcoming film Black Swan, which stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel . The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler & upcoming Wolverine film.) Watch the clips after the Jump.. A New York City ballet company is producing Swan Lake, and director Thomas Leroy ( Cassel ) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre ( Ryder ) with ballerina Nina ( Portman ). Nina lives with Erica ( Hershey ), her overbearing mother and a former ballerina. Nina finds competition in new dancer Lily ( Kunis ). Swan Lake requires a ballerina who can play the innocent White Swan, which fits Nina, and the sensual Black Swan, which fits Lily. The dancers' rivalry changes into a bizarre friendship, and Nina begins exploring a dark side of herself. Please Leave A Comment-

The Walking Dead Let's Go Of Writers

Major Changes Upcoming For The Walking Dead Season 2 Just when you thought there was nothing that could stand in the way of " The Walking Dead " comes word that some major changes are coming to the smash hit AMC series. Deadline reports that writer, executive producer and director Frank Darabont has let go of the entire writing staff on "The Walking Dead," which has already been renewed for a 13-episode second season. The decision extends beyond season one, however, as Darabont reportedly doesn't want a writing staff for season two — instead, he's considering assigning scripts to freelance writers . AMC representatives informed Deadline that no final decisions regarding the show's production team for season two have been made at this time. The reasons for the writing staff changes are currently unknown, though they're certainly surprising given the massive critical and commercial success that "The Walking Dead" has enjoyed since pre

Role Of Jack Sparrow Was Written For Hugh Jackman Not Johnny Depp

Jack Sparrow Role Was Written For Hugh Jackman As we all eagerly await the fourth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and the return of Johnny Depp morphing into Captain Jack Sparrow , we learned that Depp was actually not the person originally planned to play the odd pirate. “I initially wrote that character with Hugh Jackman in mind,” screenwriter Stuart Beattie told Pop Tarts at the Advance Lounge Chair series in Los Angeles. “ Hence the name Captain JACK Sparrow .” At the time, Jackman was a prominent actor in Beattie’s homeland of Australia, but was not yet a big on the international scene, prompting the folks at Disney to dismiss Beattie’s casting contribution and instead hunt down Johnny Depp for the role. Please Leave A Comment- Source- FoxNews

The Dark Knight Rises Heath Ledger Rumor

Joker Will Not Appear In "The Dark Knight Rises" Heath Ledger will not appear in The Dark Knight Rises . And we heard it from director Christopher Nolan himself. At an awards season party last night for Inception, we asked the filmmaker about a report on a New Zealand website saying that Nolan and Warner Bros. were thinking of inserting unused footage of Ledger as the Joker into the movie. As with anything connected to Batman and Nolan, the rumor quickly spread around the globe. But Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas both swatted down the rumor to Heat Vision in a chat last night. “I heard the rumor,” said Thomas. “We’re not doing that.” Nolan also denied that Ledger would show up in the new film. The script isn’t even completed yet, he said, and Nolan believes that Ledger’s performance as the Joker should be contained to the 2008 movie. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

A Christmas Story: The Musical! Ralphie To Produce

Ralphie Parker Returns To The Stage Had to make sure I put up this article for our hard working reporter HAMMER. Christmas Story is one of his all time favorite movies. He goes on and on about how great this film is. Well this news should give a pep in his step. Peter Billingsley ­-- star of 1983’s A Christmas Story­­ -- has signed on to executive produce the musical adaptation of the film. “A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally,” says Billingsley, who played 9-year-old Ralphie Parker . “I’m excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals.” With previews beginning Wednesday at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre (and running Dec. 9-30), A Christmas Story: The Musical! will remain loyal to the film adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s short stories and includes an original score from Broadway composing duo Benj Paske and Justin Paul. After gaining household recognition as the Red Ryder BB Gun-see

Star Trek Screenwriters Talk About The Sequel

Sequel To Follow The lines Of “The Empire Strikes Back The 2009 reboot of “ Star Trek ” was a shining moment for fans of sci-fi and spectacle films and the sequel, due in 2012, may well follow the box-office trajectory of the Christopher Nolan Gotham City films — “Batman Begins” earned the credibility with fans old and new and then “The Dark Knight” delivered the billion-dollar payoff. “ Star Trek ” writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci , the tandem that also penned “ Transformers ” and next summer’s “ Cowboys & Aliens ” and also created the Fox sci-fi series “ Fringe ,” are back to script the sequel. The LATimes caught up with the screenwriters, who talked about the challenges ahead and also shared a playful aspiration — an on-screen showdown between Captain Kirk and Darth Vader . LT: It’s early days on the “Star Trek” sequel, but is there anything you can tell us about the story direction, tone or even the types of challenges you’re anticipating with this next-step projec

Jeff Bridges Talks Playing Duel Roles In Tron: Legacy

Bridges Talks Playing Duel Roles Today is Tron Tuesday and you know I got something for you. We have a clip where Jeff Bridges talks about playing dual roles in the film. He stars as Flynn and Clu his digital avatar in the film. Watch the clip after the Jump.. 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 univer

Chloe Moretz & Jackie Earle Haley Join Dance Of The Mirlitons

Hit-Girl And  Freddy Join Bell In The Dance Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley and Bailee Madison are attached to star alongside Kristen Bell in indie black comedy Dance of the Mirlitons . Evan Greenberg wrote the script and is directing with Daniel Dubiecki and Joel Michaely producing. Joe Kline will also be involved in some producing capacity. The story centers on an ambitious, slightly overweight ballerina with an overbearing mother ( Bell ) who will stop at nothing to become a star. The girl enters a Mean Girls-type environment when she has to prove her worth in class. Greenberg and the producers spent months trying to cast the lead for the role, which has the potential for a breakout in the way Billy Elliot and Little Miss Sunshine proved a launching point for actors Jamie Bell and Abigail Breslin. Madison, who appears in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It as well as the Guillermo del Toro -produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark , has nabbed the role o

Joss Whedon Turned Down Buffy Reboot

Joss Whedon Turned Down Chance To Be Involved The Internet exploded in anger Thursday at news that Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment are planning a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer film without Joss Whedon , maestro of the 1992 film and 1997-2003 TV series. Whedon himself fanned the flames, advising fans to "leave me to my pain" in a witty missive. But Whedon was offered a chance to be involved with the new Buffy -- and passed. According to studio insiders, he was approached last year after Buffy rightsholder Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui began developing a remake with Vertigo. After presented with the opportunity, Whedon decided he'd rather work on other projects (he's making Marvel Studios' The Avengers). Producers then began searching for a writer and late last year hired actress-turned-scribe Whit Anderson. The unknown Anderson, with only bit film appearances to her credit, came up with a take on the Buffy myth that was st

Frankie & Alice Trailer Starring Halle Berry

Will Another Oscar Be In Her Future? Freestyle Releasing released the trailer for Frankie & Alice , starring Halle Berry and directed by Geoffrey Sax. Looks like we will have to put her name on the Oscar watch list from her performance alone in this trailer. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Frankie and Alice is a 2010 drama film directed by Geoffrey Sax . It stars Halle Berry in the main role. “Frankie & Alice” is a moving psychological drama based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Halle Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles. Directed by Geoffrey Sax, and shot by by Newton Thomas Sigel (“Valkyrie,” “X-Men,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “The Usual Suspects”), the film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson . Frankie & Alice opens December 10, 2010 (NY, LA; expands: Feb. 4) Please Leave A Comment-

The Warriors Way Red Band Clip

Red Band Clip For The Warriors Way The Warriors Way opens this Friday and I will be making my way out to the theaters to see this movie. We are bringing  you a Red Band clip to show how bad ass one man can be. The film stars Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and South Korean actor Jang Dong-gun . It was written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie Osborne who also produced Lord of the Rings Watch the clip after the Jump.. Watch the trailer Here . Please make sure to stop by their Facebook page Official Facebook page- 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 ne

Faster Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

Faster Movie Review By: SandwichJohn Going into this movie I was really looking forward to seeing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson laying down the Smackdown and beating up some Jabroni's in the film. This film is Johnson return to adults films since Gridiron Gang ( I don't count The Other Guy s) and after seeing this movie he should have passed on this film. After 10 years in prison, Driver ( Dwayne Johnson ) has a singular focus—to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he's finally on his mission...but with two men on his trail—a veteran cop ( Billy Bob Thornton ) just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman ( Oliver Jackson-Cohen ) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It's a do or die race to the list's finish as the mystery surrounding his brother's murder deepens, and new d

Leslie Nielsen Passes At The Age Of 84

Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
 Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
 Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley. Leslie Nielsen , the actor best known for starring in such comedies as Airplane! and the Naked Gun film franchise, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. “We are sadden by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television," said a statement from Nielsen's family released through his rep. Nielsen died surrounded by family including his wife, Barbaree, and friends. Nielsen was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live TV dramas in New York. His acting career spanned several decades, starting with episodes of series including The

Irvin Kershner The Director Of Empire Strike Back Passes

Man Behind Empire Passes Away Irvin Kershner , who directed The Empire Strikes Back , the 1980 landmark sequel to George Lucas’ original Star Wars film, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home after a 3 1/2-year battle with lung cancer. He was 87. During his four-decade career, Kershner used his eye for photography and his ear for music to helm George C. Scott in The Flim-Flam Man (1967), Barbra Streisand in Up the Sandbox (1972), Faye Dunaway in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), Richard Harris in The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) and Sean Connery in the film that returned the actor to the James Bond role for a curtain call, Never Say Never Again (1983). “He had the most incredible spirit, an exuberance for life,” Streisand said. “Always working, always thinking, always writing, amazingly gifted and forever curious. We met doing ‘Up the Sandbox’ in 1972 and remained friends ever since. I loved him.” Kershner’s first feature was the Roger Corman-financed Stakeout on Dope Stree

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 & 2 Will Be Different Films

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 & 2 Will Be Different Films Daniel Radcliffe says Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be much different than the penultimate installment in the epic franchise, which is now in theaters. "The last movie is going to be really, really fast-paced and a load of action in it, and it is like a war film," Radcliffe told Reuters. "If we had done this book in one film, the stuff that would have got cut is most of this film." However, it's Part 1 that the actor finds more appealing because it contains the most character development. Part 1, Radcliffe added, is "so sedate compared to what the next one is going to be like. The next film, because you've had all the plot set up already, you can just kind of enjoy the insanity of all the action." Radcliffe also said that the cast and crew felt a tremendous amount of pressure to get the final two films just right. As a result, some scenes were be