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New X-Men Origins: Wolverine TV Spot March 25, 2009 3:12 pm

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IGN has posted a brand new TV spot for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  The spot also features an advertisement for X-MenOrigins.com/TimeWarrior, where you can play a new game based on the film.  Watch the TV spot after the jump.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 1, 2009. (more…)

Transformers’ Megan Fox on the Cover of Empire March 25, 2009 3:06 pm

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meganfoxempirecover-032509Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) is featured on the cover of the new issue of Empire Magazine. The issue hits stores on Thursday, March 26th.  Click the image above to head on over to Empire for more on what’s covered in the issue.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.

Seth Rogen Talks Green Hornet March 25, 2009 2:58 pm

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sethrogen-032509During a press event for his upcoming comedy Observe and Report, actor Seth Rogen talked about the upcoming superhero film The Green Hornet.  Rogen once again confirmed that the film has a “tentative start date” for the end of June.  Rogen also talked a bit about Stephen Chow’s invovlement:

He’s kind of our mascot. (laughs) He may be Kato. I’m not 100% sure if that’s the case, but it’s a very likely possibility. I’m not sure. Honestly, we’re kind of in the very early phases right now. We’re just putting those elements in place so I’m being honest. I honestly don’t know yet.

Similarly to what he told SCI FI Wire, the character will be Lone Ranger’s grandnephew:

He’s actually the Lone Ranger’s grandnephew. The Lone Ranger is owned by Jerry Bruckheimer so that probably limits the amount of involvement we can actually have in that movie. We were inspired by the original. We kind of took what we thought was good and left what we didn’t. Honestly, we didn’t feel any real obligation living up to the original because the radio plays totally different than the TV show which is different than the comic book. There is no real set way.

Source: Superhero Hype!

New Astro Boy Trailer March 25, 2009 2:07 pm

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astroboyvideo-032509Summit Entertainment has released a second teaser trailer for the upcoming computer-animated film Astro Boy.  Watch it after the jump.

Astro Boy hits theaters on October 23, 2009. (more…)

New Star Trek TV Spot March 24, 2009 1:50 am

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startrek-032409Paramount has released a brand new 30-second TV spot (#3) for Star Trek.  The new spot recycles some of what we’ve already seen in past trailers/spots, but also includes some new scenes.  Watch it embedded after the jump. (more…)

Casting Bites: Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Tom Selleck, Peter Krause and More March 24, 2009 12:52 am

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amandaseyfried-032409Here’s a round up of the latest casting related news for television and film.

  • Amanda Seyfried won’t be able to take on the lead role in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch because HBO won’t release her from her contract on Big Love. Snyder’s film begins shooting this fall, which would conflict with scheduled shooting on the fourth season of Big Love. [EW]
  • Actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have all signed on to star as members of the wolf pack in Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon. [STYD]
  • Anne Hathaway has signed on to star as Judy Garland in the film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke’s biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. [Weinstein Co.]
  • Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Hunter S. Thompson’s adaptation of The Rum Diary from Warner Independent. Ribisi will play a carousing journalist in the film, which stars Johnny Depp.  [Variety]
  • Amanda Bynes has landed the starring role in the ABC pilot Canned.  The actress will play Sarabeth, a naive Midwesterner who’s being exploited by her boss – and doesn’t realize it. [Variety]
  • Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Mull have all joined the cast of Five Killers, a Lionsgate action comedy that also stars Ashton Kutcher (as a retiring hitman) and Katherine Heigl (his computer tech girlfriend).  Selleck and O’Hara are playing Heigl’s overprotective father and doring mother, while Mull is playing Holbrook, Kutcher’s handler. Robert Luketic is directing the film which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2010 release. [THR]

More casting bites after the jump. (more…)

New Astro Boy Poster March 23, 2009 5:44 pm

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astroyboy-032309MTV has gotten their hands on a brand new promotional poster for Summit Entertainment’s Astro Boy.  Click the image above to see the poster in full.

Astro Boy hits theaters on October 23, 2009.

Twilight DVD Sells 3 Million Copies March 23, 2009 5:40 pm

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twilight-032309Summit Entertainment has announced that the DVD release of Twilight sold an impressive 3 million copies in just its first day of release, placing the title in the top 5 of first day releases in the past two years.

Twilight grossed $191.4 million domestically and an impressive 373.4M worldwide.

Check out the full press release after the jump. (more…)

New Photos from Where the Wild Things Are March 23, 2009 5:24 pm

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wherethewildthingsare-032309USA Today has posted several new photos from the Spike Jonze directed feature, Where the Wild Things Are.  I’ve posted one above, click here to see more.  The article also features some quotes by Jonze, and also confirms that the first trailer for the film will be attached to Monsters vs. Aliens on March 27th.

Where the Wild Things Are hits theaters on October 16, 2009.

Brief Description of Avatar Footage March 21, 2009 2:07 am

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avatar-032109The latest issue of TIME Magazine features an article about 3-D films and the reporter got to see some footage from James Cameron’s upcoming 3-D epic Avatar.  Here’s a small excerpt from the article:

I couldn’t tell what was real and what was animated–even knowing that the 9-ft.-tall blue, dappled dude couldn’t possibly be real. The scenes were so startling and absorbing that the following morning, I had the peculiar sensation of wanting to return there, as if Pandora were real.

Sign me up!  I’m really looking forward to the film.  Which reminds me, where’s the teaser trailer?

Be sure to head on over to TIME to read the entire article.  It’s a great piece on the (hopefully) re-emergence of 3-D films.  Well worth the read.

Avatar is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2009.

New Terminator Salvation Movie Poster March 21, 2009 1:49 am

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terminatorsalvationpostertease-032109IGN has unveiled a brand new poster from McG’s Terminator Salvation.  Click the tease above to check out the full poster.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Peter Segal Frontrunner for Little Fockers March 21, 2009 1:40 am

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petersegal-032109Variety is reporting that Peter Segal (Get Smart) has emerged as the front runner to direct Little Fockers, the third film in the Meet the Parents/Meet the Fockers Universal Pictures franchise.  Segal came available after Steve Carell decided to hold off on Get Smart 2, opting instead to work with Tina Fey in the Shawn Levy-directed comedy Date Night for 20th Century Fox.

Segal is still expected to direct Get Smart 2.

Casting Bites: Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Justin Long and more March 19, 2009 5:04 pm

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tommyleejones-031909Here are some of the latest casting hires for film and television.

  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) is returning to comedy, landing the starring role in the untitled Tad Quill half-hour pilot for ABC. [THR]
  • Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones have been cast in The Company Men, an independently financed drama about the impact of corporate downsizing.  They join Ben Affleck, who was cast last fall. [Variety]
  • Alexandra Daddario has landed the female lead in 20th Century Fox’s Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, a fantasy/adventure movie bieng directed by Chris Columbus. [THR]
  • Nanette Burstein’s romantic comedy Going the Distance, has landed Justin Long to play the lead role.  [Variety]

Disney/Pixar’s Up To Open Cannes March 19, 2009 4:44 pm

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up-031909Disney/Pixar’s Up will be opening the 62nd Festival de Cannes.  This is the first time that an animated film, and a 3D film, will be the opening ceremony film at the festival.

Up hits conventional and 3D theaters on May 29, 2009. The 62nd Festival de Cannes opens on May 13th and runs through Sunday May 24th.  The full press release follows after the jump. (more…)

Green Lantern Begins Shooting in September March 19, 2009 4:31 pm

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greenlantern-031909Production Weekly is reporting that Warner Bros’ Green Lantern will begin shooting mid-September.  The comic book adaptation, to be directed by Martin Campbell, is scheduled to hit theaters on December 17, 2010.

The lead role has yet to be cast.

50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) Replacing Forest Whitaker in Stallone’s The Expendables March 19, 2009 4:21 pm

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50cent-031909AICN is reporting that Forest Whitaker has had to pull out of Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming action pic The Expendables due to conflicts with other projects.  Replacing the award-winning actor will be rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson).  There’s been some backlash to the casting, which has prompted Sly himself to respond.  Here’s an excerpt via AICN:

A player is only as good as his coach. If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one.

Crank: High Voltage Movie Poster March 18, 2009 7:25 pm

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crankhighvoltagesmall-031809Lionsgate has released a brand new outdoor poster for Crank: High Voltage.  The studio released the image via their Twitter account.  By the way, if you aren’t already, you can follow me and my site on Twitter.com/YourEntNow.  Check out the full poster after the jump.

Crank: High Voltage hits theaters on April 17, 2009. (more…)

Casting Bites: Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Freddie Prinze Jr. and more March 18, 2009 6:54 pm

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natalieportman-031809Here are some of the latest casting news for television and film.

  • Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman have signed on to a film based on the new Leanne Shapton book Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry.  The film, from Paramount Pictures, will be developed as a romantic comedy, with Pitt to play Morris and Porman to play Doolan. [Variety]
  • Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) has landed a lead role on the CW’s new Melrose Place series.  Lucas will play Riley Richmond, a wealthy and beautiful 24-year-old who works as an inncer-city elementary school teacher. [THR]
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. is returning to ABC for the network’s comedy pilot No Heroics.  The pilot is about four B-list superheroes living among us.  Prinze’s character, Bradley aka Ultimatum, is the nemesis to the group’s leader Pete aka Chillout. [THR]
  • Walden Media has signed Ellen DeGeneres as Mother Nature in a currently untitled comedy that is being produced by the company.  Walden says that DeGeneres “will return to Earth for the first time since the planet’s creation.”  The film will co-star Jim Carrey.[First Showing]

Dan Harris To Write Dante’s Inferno March 18, 2009 6:31 pm

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dantesinferno-031809Variety is reporting that Dan Harris (Superman Returns, X2: X-Men United) has been tapped by Universal Pictures to write the adaptation of Dante’s Inferno, the the studio’s project based on the yet-to-be released video game from Electronic Arts.

Writer Signed for The Lost Boys 3 March 18, 2009 6:20 pm

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lostboys2-031809Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that TV writer Evan Charnov has been tapped by Warner Premiere to pen a screenplay for The Lost Boys 3, the studio’s next direct-to-video sequel of the classic 1987 vampire film.  The site also reports that Corey Feldman has come on to executive producer and will also return again as Edgar Frog, and perhaps more importantly, this film will actually focus on Feldman’s character.

In related news, Moviehole.net reporst that Jamison Newlander has also been cast.

Where the Wild Things Are Poster March 17, 2009 7:49 pm

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wherethewildthingsarepostersmall-031709The latest issue of Nick Magazine has the very first poster for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, and The Spike Jonze Fan Blog has put it up on their site. Click through the jump for a complete look.

Where the Wild Things Are hits theaters on October 16, 2009. (more…)

Transformers 3 Set for July 1, 2011 But Michael Bay Unhappy About Date + Thor Changing Dates Again March 17, 2009 7:01 pm

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transformersrevengeofthefallen-031709Last night Paramount/DreamWorks announced a July 1, 2011 release date for Transformers 3.  But apparently they forgot to inform director Michael Bay who isn’t so pleased with the early release.  Bay wrote the following post on his official message boards:

Wait a minute! I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 – they asked me on the phone – I said yes to July 4 – but for 2012 – whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots.

Paramount/DreamWorks say they wanted to get ahead of the competition in announcing an early release date, but honestly, what’s the deal with setting dates so early?

In other news, Paramount, on behalf of Marvel, is moving up the release of Thor from June 16, 2011 to May 20, 2011. (Paramount is the distributor of the film, while Marvel Entertainment is producing and financing.)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.

Linda Hamilton is In Terminator Salvation March 17, 2009 6:38 pm

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lindahamilton-031709CHUD is reporting that Linda Hamilton is officially in Terminator Salvation. The site reports that they’ve heard from a source that the actress, who played Sarah Connor in Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, has already recorded a voiceover for the film.

News of Hamilton doing a voice over first broke when director McG hinted at it back in January.  The actress herself confirmed that she was in talks for the role last month.

Not much is known about the role, other than the voice over will be relatively short and come at the very beginning of the film.  The source compared it in tone and style to her voice over in T2.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Two New Harry Potter and the Half Blood-Prince Photos March 17, 2009 6:28 pm

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harrypotterandthehalfbloodprincesmall-031709Warner Brothers has released two new photos of Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  You can check out the two photos — one is shown to the right — in high resolution after the jump.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters on July 17, 2009. (more…)

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer In Front of Monsters vs. Aliens? March 17, 2009 5:49 pm

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wherethewildthingsare-031709A scooper has written into CHUD to reveal that a full-length trailer (3-minutes in length) of     Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are will play in front of the DreamWorks 3D animated-feature, Monsters vs. Aliens on March 27, 2009.

The scooper actually saw the trailer and provided a report on it, calling it “beatiful”, “gorgeous’ and “breathtaking”.  Head on over to CHUD to read the full report.

Where the Wild Things Are hits theaters on October 16, 2009.