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Drew Barrymore A Candidate to Direct ‘Eclipse’? February 26, 2009 10:27 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, Rumors, Summit Entertainment.
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drewbarrymore-022609Here’s another wild rumor.  EW.com is reporting that Summit Entertainment is talking to a select group of directors, including actress-turned-helmer Drew Barrymore, to direct the third installment in the Twilight franchise, ‘Eclipse’. Barrymore recently finished her directorial debut, Whip It! starring Ellen Page.

Film Synopsis
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.

The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse is scheduled to hit theaters on June 30, 2010.


Green Lantern Casting Rumor February 26, 2009 10:20 pm

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greenlanternmovie-020509Here’s an odd casting rumor for the title character of WB’s Green Lantern project.  According to Latino Review, Sam Worthington was unavailable due to his role in Clash of Titans, Ryan Goslin passed on the role and Emile Hirsch also just passed:

So the producers are looking at every young up and coming actor in Hollywood” INCLUDING a name I at first found peculiar, but it grew on me and I wanted to share it with you guys.

Anton Yelchin.

Yelchin has certainly landed some high profile roles recently — Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation and Chekov in Star Trek — but I can’t quite picture him in the role of Hal Jordan/Green Lantern.

Green Lantern hits theaters on December 17, 2010.

Ghostbusters 3 To Start Filming This Fall? February 23, 2009 8:03 pm

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ghostbusters-022309Dan Aykroyd was in Boston to celebrate the opening of a new House of Blues and was asked by someone about the status of Ghostbusters 3.  According to the Boston Globe, Aykroyd revealed that production may begin by late fall 2009:

“Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009.”

via AICN

Shrek Goes Fourth Plot Revealed? February 23, 2009 7:41 pm

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shrek-022309Lackluster Emporium have discovered a Copyright record that reveals the plot synopsis for DreamWorks Animations’ Shrek Goes Fourth.  Check out the synopsis below.

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumplestiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

The film is scheduled to hit conventional and IMAX theaters on May 21, 2010.

1978 Battlestar Galactica Headed to the Big Screen? February 23, 2009 5:29 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Rumors, Television.
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battlestargalactica-022309IGN Movies is reporting that Universal Pictures is planning to turn the TV series Battlestar Galactica into a feature film with original series creator Glen A. Larson lined up to script and produce it.  The project, which Universal Pictures initially declined to comment on before ultimately denying it, would actually be based on the original BSG series that aired in 1978-1979, and NOT the currently running reboot on the SCI FI channel headed by Ron Moore.

Despite the Universal denial, IGN insists to expect an official announcement on the project in the coming weeks.

Wachowski Brothers Taking on Superman Reboot? February 11, 2009 8:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Rumors, Superman.
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supermanreturnssmall-424Check out this very, very interesting rumor.  AICN was sent in a scoop from a reader who had seen an interview with V for Vendetta director James McTeigue on a Berlin telvision station, and the director revealed that the Wachowski brothers’ next project, Plastic Man (of which he was scheduled to do some 2nd-unit shooting) has been put on hold at Warner Bros.

The bigger news, however, has to do with what the scooper has to say about the Superman franchise:

Bryan Singer has refused to undertake a re-boot of the Superman franchise and has left the Executives at WB with no choice but to takea fresh creative direction.

He stated the Wachowski Brothers had been approached to re-boot the franchise as a trilogy and they are currently reviewing their options as its like being asked to take the final play in a superbowl final. Says if they do agree, he will likely either succumb to providing second unit support on the movie or will champion the directorship of Plastic Man – He started to giggle as he stated its like a young child for the Brothers and they wont give that up easily.

Adam Sandler In The Green Hornet? January 28, 2009 3:30 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, Rumors, The Green Hornet.
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thegreenhornetlogo-121908Here’s a bit more news on Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet.  The LA Times Hero Complex blog reports that Adam Sandler has a “brief but key role in the movie as a certain surprise superhero…I heard which one, too, but I don’t want to ruin it.”

Sandler and Rogen are working together on another project, an untitled comedy from Judd Apatow, so the possibility of Sandler making a cameo appearance in The Green Hornet isn’t all that far-fetched.

The Green Hornet is scheduled for a June 25, 2010 release.

Dakota Fanning In New Moon? January 22, 2009 12:51 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, New Moon, News, Rumors.
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dakotafanning-012209E! Online is reporting a rumor that Dakota Fanning is in talks to play Jane in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to the successful first installment Twilight.

New Moon, directed by Chris Weitz, hits theaters on November 20, 2009.

McG Wants Will Smith for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea + Talks Possible Arnold Cameo in Terminator January 14, 2009 3:11 pm

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mcg-010709LatinoReview got the opportunity to speak with director McG, and the topic of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, for which he was recently announced to helm, came up.

“How do you go from Terminator to the Captain Nemo story?”

McG talked a bit about his idea and frankly I was getting my jacket to get out of there when all of a sudden I heard him say, “The character Nemo in this film is more about obsession, he is obsessed and people tend to forget that when you become so obsessed you end up being the villain.”

AND THEN THE KILLER ANSWER!! (In an interesting way.)

McG continues, “’Man I’m trying to get Will Smith to do it, been trying to get a hold of him.  I’ve been wanting to work with him for a long time already. That guy’s great”

McG was also asked about whether Arnold would make a cameo appearance in Terminator Salvation, where he gave another wait and  see answer:

“What the hell. Are we seeing Arnold or not?” to which he responded with a grin saying, “You have to wait and see, can’t give that away cause we’re in the Warner Bros. building and they will shoot me if I say anything”

Rumor: James McAvoy as Bilbo Baggins? May 29, 2008 12:38 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, Rumors.
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There’s a new rumor circulating the net that has James McAvoy playing Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s The HobbitThe Daily Express reports:

“A number of names have been doing the rounds, including Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Black, but James (MCAvoy) is the one the film’s bosses really want. They’re expected to have talks soon so hopefully it could be confirmed in the not too distant future.”

Though the British source singles out McAvoy, considering the inclusion of two other names, it’s perfectly reasonable to conclude that this rumor has no basis in fact.

Expanding on this a bit.  If you missed the chat Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro participated in this past Saturday over at TheOneRing.net (click here for that article), Guillermo said that he has plans to utilize Ian Holm (who played Bilbo in the Lord of the Rings trilogy) in “some fashion for sure” and that “the difficulty of the role will be better assessed after” the screenplays are completed. Del Toro also expressed the same thoughts in an interview with Empire Magazine just last week:

“We are writing based on [Ian Holm’s performance], but other than that, we have ideas [of who could play him],” Del Toro told us. “I can tell you that it’s down to a few names that we all agree upon. And that our first choice…completely, magically, we said the same name. All of us!”

COMMENT: So assuming this rumor pans out (and we’ll have to wait awhile as Del Toro has said casting announcements are a year away) what do you think?

Sources: The Daily Express and Empire Magazine

Casting Rumors: Bruce Willis in The A-Team and Brad Pitt in Thor May 12, 2008 6:14 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, Rumors, The A-Team, Thor.
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LatinoReview has two casting scoops.  First up, the site reports that John Singleton is singling out Bruce Willis for the role of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith for the upcoming film adaptation of the TV series The A-Team.  The site is also reporting that Marvel Studios is looking at Brad Pitt as a possible choice to play Thor in the recently dated movie (June 4, 2010).

Clooney Shoots Down “E.R.” Rumor March 18, 2008 12:07 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in E.R., News, Rumors, Television.
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There were rumors of George Clooney returning one more time for E.R. next season (planned to be the show’s last), but Clooney told Extra that he has no plans to return to the NBC drama: “The truth of the matter is they wouldn’t ask, and there really would be no reason for it.”

NPG “Harold and Kumar” Spin-off? March 17, 2008 2:00 pm

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AICN asked Neil Patrick Harris about his thoughts on a potential spin-off movie featuring his character from the Harold and Kumar movies.  Continue reading to find out his thoughts.


Two More “Mummy” Sequels? March 12, 2008 6:57 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Rumors, The Mummy.
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According to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star Maria Bello, Universal Pictures has plans for two more Mummy sequels.


No new sitcom for Jerry Seinfeld March 11, 2008 4:44 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Rumors, Seinfeld, Television.
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NBC and Jerry Seinfeld have shot down rumors printed in Friday’s New York Post, that said the comic was in talks with the network to do a new sitcom in the vein of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.


Sequel to “Aliens Vs. Predator Requiem” Going Ahead? March 11, 2008 4:41 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Aliens Vs. Predator, Aliens Vs. Predator Requiem, Movies, News, Rumors.
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Shock Till You Drop is reporting that they’ve received a tip over the weekend from a source at 20th Century Fox claiming that a sequel to last December’s Aliens vs. Predator: Requim is a “certainty”. 


Sylvester Stallone to Star in “Cliffhanger 2”? February 17, 2008 5:15 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cliffhanger 2: The Dam, Movies, News, Rumors.

Here’s an interesting rumor.  According to PR Insider, Sylvester Stallone is set to revive another character from the past.  He’s planning to revisit rock climber Gabe Walker from the 1993 film Cliffhanger.


Rumored Villian Casting for “Quantum of Solace” February 17, 2008 5:08 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Quantum of Solace, Rumors.
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Ain’t It Cool News has the scoop on a casting rumor for the upcoming Bond film Quantum of Solace. Check out the details after the jump.


Butler Cast in “Wolverine”? December 7, 2007 1:02 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, Rumors, Wolverine, X-Men.
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CHUD.com is reporting that actor Gerard Buttler (300) may be cast in the upcoming X-Men spinoff Wolverine.


Is Nick Cage “Magnum P.I.”? September 5, 2007 1:34 pm

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Rumors have surfaced that suggest that Nicolas Cage could be up for the title role in the TV-to-film adaptation of the 1980s TV series Magnum P.I.


New Title for JJ Abrams Monster Movie? September 5, 2007 2:06 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 1-18-08, Cloverfield, Monstrous, Movies, News, Rumors, Wreck.

When it was first revealed, all that accompanied the film’s trailer was a date (1-18-08) and a producer credit (by J.J. Abrams). The then rumored to be titled Cloverfield, also was at one time apparently going to be named Monstrous and even Overnight. Well now we have another possible title for the film: (more…)

Kristen Bell To Get “Lost”? August 8, 2007 7:52 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Lost, News, Rumors, Television.

Could Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell be heading to the hit ABC TV series Lost?


“Pirates 4” Rumors June 20, 2007 3:46 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rumors.

A continuation of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has been rumored for quite some time, now we have some news on a potential fourth film in the franchise.


“Jericho” Close to Renewal June 5, 2007 3:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Jericho, News, Rumors, Television.

According to multiple sources, CBS is very close to bringing Jericho back for another season.


“Indiana Jones 4” Plot Details May 22, 2007 6:42 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Indiana Jones 4, Movies, News, Rumors.

CHUD has come upon some very interesting details regarding the upcoming fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise (which according to them is unofficially titled Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods).