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Movie and TV Bites: Michael Cera Talks Arrested Development Movie, Whedon Not Interested in Buffy Remake, Cold Souls Poster and Trailer + more


  • Here’s our first look at Gemma Arterton from the set of Clash of the Titans.  [GemmaArtertonOnline via CinemaBlend]
  • Christopher Nolan’s original Sci-Fi project Inception will reportedly carry a $200 million budget (that figure may be in Canadian dollars).  The project will film in five different countries, including Canada as well as… [The Calgary Sun]
  • …Tokyo, Japan, where production has just now gotten underway. [/Film]
  • Overture has released the teaser trailer for Michael Moore’s latest, and still untitled, documentary which will explore the causes of the global economic crisis. Watch it below.

63 more bites — yes, I missed a LOT of news this week — including 13 more photos/posters and 12 more trailers/clips, follow after the jump.

  • HBO’s second season premiere of True Blood drew a series record 3.7 million viewers, and was the most-watched program on HBO since The Sopranos series finale two years ago. [THR]
  • Director Danny Boyle has signed a three-year producing pact with Fox Searchlight and Pathe Pictures.  Under the agreement, Searchlight and Pathe will co-finance and co-produce Boyle’s projects. [Variety]
  • The producers of the recently announced Buffy the Vampire film have reached out to Joss Whedon’s people, but Whedon doesn’t have any interest  in the project: “I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck.” [EW]
  • Warner Bros. has released five behind-the-scenes photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  Click the photo below to see the rest. [/Film]


  • Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada talked about Thor and Iron Man 2 in his latest web column Cup ‘O Joe. [CBR]
  • Here’s a new trailer, and clip for Paramount’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


  • Robert Rodriguez confirmed reports that Neil Marshall is in consideration for directing the upcoming Predators film, but Rodriguez says he’s one of seven under consideration. [Ain’t It Cool News]
  • Bloody Disgusting is reporting that director Ruairi Robinson has left WB’s live-action adaptation of Akira, effectively making the project ” dead as a doornail.”
  • 821 Entertainment is moving forward with King of the Cowboys, a film trilogy based on the iconic Roy Rogers. [Variety]
  • Edgar Wright has posted the following photo from the set of his new film, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. [Flickr]


  • Andrew Stanton’s live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs series of books John Carter of Mars will shoot this November in Utah. [KSL via /Film]
  • Warner Bros. has finally released a trailer for the upcoming sci-fi romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife which hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Watch it below

  • According to star Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez’s Machete — based on the faux-trailer featured in Grindhouse — will reportedly begin shooting in five weeks. [Gordon and the Whale via /Film]
  • Here’s an interesting bit of news surrounding the leak of the DVD-quality workprint of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch may be responsible for the leak.  Crazy huh?  Details at NY Daily News.
  • ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! have an exclusive first look at the new poster for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  Click the poster below for a higher resolution shot…


  • …The film’s studio, Paramount Pictures, additionally released five other character-based posters to the following sites: Cinematical (Ripcord), Collider (Baroness), IGN (Snake Eyes), Latino Review (Storm Shadow) and Movieweb (Duke)…
  • …And if that wasn’t enough, the studio also released a new extended TV spot which you can check out on YouTube.
  • Friday the 13th producer Andrew Form told reporters that Platinum Dunes is eying a summer 2010 release (likely Friday, August 13, 2010) for the sequel: “There’s a nice date coming up next summer that we hope everyone can see another Friday the 13th on.”…
  • …Form also revealed at least one possible scene; a snowbound Jason: “…we want to present something audiences haven’t seen before and one of the things they haven’t seen before is Jason in the snow.” [STYD]
  • Yahoo! Movies has debuted two character posters for Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes.  The two posters feature the film’s two main stars: Robert Downey Jr. (Holmes) and Jude Law (Watson).



  • The Russian news site RIA Novosti spoke to Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov and he revealed that they’ve found a way to bring back Angelina Jolie’s character. [via ComingSoon.net]
  • Fandango reports that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is outselling J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and the original Transformers. [Fandango]
  • ComingSoon.net has new photos from the set of the Tina Fey/Steve Carell comedy Date Night.  Click the photo below to see a gallery.


  • Producer Frank Marshall spoke with ComingSoon.net about several of his upcoming projects, including The Last Airbender, a new ‘Jason Bourne’ film, The Never Ending Story and more…
  • ComingSoon.net also spoke with Jerry Bruckheimer about some of his upcoming projects, including Pirates of the Carribbean 4 and The Lone Ranger.
  • Here’s the official music video for Linkin Park’s “New Divide”, filmed on the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

  • Michael Cera thinks an Arrested Development movie will happen, but not for some time: “I think it will. Yeah. I don’t see why it wouldn’t. I don’t think it will happen for awhile,” adding “I think [creator Mitch Hurwitz] should take his time. I know it means a lot to Mitch. There is no rush, really. I don’t think.” [Collider]
  • Jay Baruchel promises that Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse “will at the very least happen in the next year and a half for sure.” [MTV]
  • MGM has confirmed that Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop has been pushed back to 2011.  The film was originally expected to be released in 2010. [io9]
  • ComingSoon.net has an exclusive first look at the new poster for writer/director Boaz Yakin’s Death in Love.  Click the poster below to see it in higher resolution.


  • Warner Bros. is reportedly in the early stages of development on a remake of the 80’s cult hit Teen Wolf. [Moviehole]
  • Here’s the British promotional trailer for Jon Amiel’s Creation, based on the book Annie’s Box from Randal Keynes. The film doesn’t yet have  a U.S. distributor, but it hits U.K. theaters on September 25, 2009. [The Telegraph via /Film]

  • TriStar Pictures has opened the official website for District 9, check it out at http://district9movie.com.
  • Ryan Reynolds has Fox’s ear when it comes to the upcoming spinoff Deadpool and they’ve already got some ideas locked down: “He’s going to be the Merc with the Mouth, [we’re going to give] all those answers that everyone wants. He’s going to have the scarred-up face, he’s going to be in the suit — and, it’s going to be incredible.” [MTV]
  • Here’s the final movie poster for Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2.  Click the poster to see it in higher resolution. [Rob Zombie via STYD]


  • A red-band trailer for writer/director Bob Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad.  The film, which stars Robin Williams, hits theaters on August 21, 2009.

  • Christine Jeffs (Sunshine Cleaning) has been tapped by Castle Rock Entertainment to direct Wonderful Tonight.  Written by J. Mills Goodloe, the film chronicles the relationship between a confirmed bachelor and a young woman, after their one-nighter leads to an unplanned pregnancy and a surprising love affair. [Variety]
  • Kevin Smith’s new comedy A Couple of Dicks, starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan and Sean Willaim Scott, is filming in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York City, and some photos have surfaced.  Click the one below to check out a gallery. [ComingSoon.net]


  • Warner Bros. has begun airing two new TV spots for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  Watch them below.

  • Green Lantern writer Marc Guggenheim provided an update for the Martin Campbell-directed comic book adaptation: “In fact, I’m … delivering another draft today,” adding, “So it continues to move forward.” [SCI FI Wire]
  • Paramount Pictures has picked up an untitled project from Brian Koppelman and David Levien about the world of Costa Rica-based online casinos.  Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star. [THR]
  • Columbia Pictures has brought writer Steven Conrad on board to work on the reboot of the 80’s film The Karate Kid. [Risky Biz Blog]
  • Both the poster and movie trailer for Cold Souls have been released.  Here’s the poster… [Cinematical]


  • …and here’s the trailer.

  • Paramount Pictures has launched a new viral website for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, WeAreAutobots.com.  Check out a video demo of the site below.

  • Stuart Beattie will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of the the young-adult novel Tomorrow, When the War Began.  Beattie also wrote the film’s screenplay. [THR]
  • Lost star Matthew Fox (Jack Shepard) talked with E! Online’s Kristin about how season six will begin and how the show will close out its run. [E! Online]
  • The new E! series Kendra, a spinoff from the successful Girls Next Door, debuted with 2.6 million viewers, the best debut since The Anna Nicole Show in 2002.  It did well among key E! demos W18-49 (2.6 rating), A18-49 (1.8 rating). [TV Week]
  • Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new trailer for MGM’s upcoming remake, Fame.  Watch it below.
  • Focus Features has launched a new viral website for Shane Acker’s 9.  The site, 9Experiment.com, is based on the label of the scientist who created the characters and will be focused on telling the story of the characters leading up to the film’s release on September 9th of this year. [Focus Features]
  • Batman Begins/The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has yet to to commit to a third Batman film. [Batman-On-Film]
  • Michael Cera has no interest in Ghostbusters III: “No. I don’t think so. ‘Ghostbusters’ is too important for me to try and be one. I would feel like a phony. I would feel like an impostor,” his Year One co-star Jack Black seems open, however: “Could I see myself in it? Yeah, I can bust some ghosts! I ain’t afraid of no ghosts! Buster. [Laughs]” [Moviefone]
  • Overture Films has released a new poster for the sci-fi horror film Pandorum.  Click for a higher resolution version. [IMPAwards]


  • The trailer for Ruben Fleischer’s horror comedy Zombieland is now online.  Watch it below.

  • Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are in talks with Neil Burger to write and direct the long in development remake of their 1935 monster movie Bride of Frankenstein. [Risky Biz Blog]
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan says that he still has interest in a sequel to his 2000 thriller Unbreakable. [MTV]
  • 20th Century Fox is reportedly moving forward with a third entry in the Donnie Darko franchise.  The sequel, S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale, hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 12th. [Bloody-Disgusting]
  • Some more photos from the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Robin Hood project have been released online.  Click the photo below to see a gallery of the set photos. [ComingSoon.net]


  • Producer Frank Marshall wrote on his Twitter account that the plan is for M. Night Shyamalan to write and direct all three films in the big-screen Avatar franchise.  The first film, The Last Airbender, hits theaters on July 2, 2010. [Frank Marshall]
  • Steven Spielberg and Will Smith’s proposed adaptation of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy may not move forward due to a lawsuit filed by Japanese publisher Futabasga. [ANN via /Film]
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