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Three New ‘Half-Blood Prince’ International Posters February 5, 2009 6:43 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Movie Posters, Movies, Warner Bros.
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Three new international posters for Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been released online via MyMovies.it and MSN.  I’ve included one above (click to enlarge), click through the jump to see the other two. (more…)

Sex and the City Sequel on the Way; Entire Cast Returning February 5, 2009 6:34 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, New Line Cinema, News, Sex and the City, Warner Bros.
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sexandthecity-020509New Line has confirmed that a sequel to last year’s hit release, Sex and the City, is on the way and that the entire cast will be returning.  The confirmation came from New Line Cinema spokeswoman Candice McDonough who revealed that star Sarah Jessica Parker, her three co-stars (Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon) and writer/director Michael Patrick King are all signed on for a sequel.

New Line’s parent company Warner Bros. hopes to have the sequel out in summer 2010.

Released last May on a budget of just $65 million, Sex and the City went on to gross an impressive $415.3 worldwide ($152.7 million domestically and $262.6 from foreign markets).

Source: Variety

WB Hopeful For Many More Years of Batman Films February 5, 2009 5:48 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Batman, Movies, News, Sherlock Holmes, Superman, The Dark Knight, Warner Bros.
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thedarkknightDuring Time Warner’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Jeff Bewkes said that the studio would like to ensure Batman and Superman and perhaps Sherlock Holmes become long-lasting franchises, such as what they have/had with Harry Potter:

“We look at Harry Potter. It’s fantastic to have franchises that last that long. We want to do that with Batman and Superman and perhaps Sherlock Holmes. The sequels are as good, with new characters added, as were the originals. That wasn’t the case in the years ago. Warners has more tentpoles as an on-going strategy taht very much lifts its distribution and performance. We think that’s going to hold up our slate in the 2009 – 2010 period. We’ve got four more big tentpoles coming this year.”

via /Film

New Sherlock Holmes Photo February 3, 2009 6:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Photos, Sherlock Holmes, Warner Bros.
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USA Today has published a new photo from the upcoming Warner Bros. film Sherlock Holmes from director Guy Ritchie. The photo features Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.  Click to enlarge.

Sherlock Holmes hits theaters on November 13, 2009.

Scott Derrickson to Direct Hyperion Cantos January 30, 2009 6:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hyperion Cantos, Movies, News, Warner Bros.
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hyperioncovers-013009Scott Derrickson (The Day the Earth Stood Still) has been set by Warner Bros. to direct Hyperion Cantos.  The project is based on Dan Simmons’ two sci-fi novels — Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion — with Trevor Sands (Inside) scripting the film.

According to Variety, the story is set in the distant future, as a space war threatens Hyperion, a planet known for the Time Tombs — large artifacts that can move through time and are guarded by a gruesome monster called the Shrike.

WB/Fox Settlement Details January 16, 2009 3:52 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 20th Century Fox, Movies, News, Warner Bros, Watchmen.
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watchmensmall-010809The details of the recently announced settlement between WB and Fox have leaked.  Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that WB will have to give Fox 8.5% of the gross of the film, plus some up front cash which includes “recoupment of its development costs and attorney fees”.  Additionally, Fox will have a piece of the franchise from this moment forward, so if WB decides to make a sequel or any spin-off’s — however unlikely that may be — Fox will get a take of its profits.

I’d say Fox made out really, really well, huh?

Watchmen hits theater on March 6, 2009.