Peter Jackson deal to direct The Hobbit ready to go

He’s back. According to the New York Times, Peter Jackson’s deal to return to Middle Earth with The Hobbit films has been finalized. The other main issue, the financing between New Line and MGM, has apparently been fixed as well, leaving things pretty much wide open for a potential February start date. The only remaining […]

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 18:34 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Danny Boyle News: 28 Days Later Sequel and 127 Hours Feature Trailer

Danny Boyle is a busy guy. He’s received one Academy Award and is likely a lock for at least a nomination for new film 127 Hours. Now, word on the street is that he may be returning to a franchise he kickstarted. According to an exclusive at Dreadcentral, Boyle is returning to the world of […]

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 01:05 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Natalie Portman not starring in Gravity or Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Well this is just disappointing. According to Deadline and Entertainment Weekly respectively, Natalie Portman is no longer starring in either Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity or Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. The actress will stay on as producer for Zombies but has left the starring role due to likely scheduling conflicts, crushing the dreams of many a […]

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 23:59 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Marvel adds Black Widow to growing roster of films

There’s such a thing as striking when the iron is hot, and there’s such a thing as beating a dead Fin Fang Foom. This might be the latter. According to ScreenCrave, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced today, during an Iron Man 2 DVD press conference, that they were in talks with Scarlett Johansson for […]

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 22:15 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Go-Go-Gaijin: Lost In Translation, The Movie Quiz

Going to the movie rental store in Japan to find an American movie to watch can be a little aggravating. I know the English title of the movie, but often that’s not enough. I need to know the Japanese title, and it’s not always the simple matter of translating English into Japanese. When bringing movies […]

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 23:30 by Brooke Stephenson · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower coming to big and small screens

I am tempering my excitement. This has the potential to be absolutely amazing or a destructive travesty of one of modern fantasy’s epic works. In an exclusive over at Deadline, Universal has announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and will be turning the seven volume epic fantasy into a […]

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 20:38 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Sweden says 3D-films are too much for some kids

An interesting bit of news for Mr. 3D, James Cameron. According to a report at Variety, Sweden has started rating the 2D and 3D versions of some films differently. With the release of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, the film board gave the 2D version a G-rating, while the 3 dimensional film […]

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 12:46 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks set for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and a critically acclaimed novel. Who’s ready for awards season? Indiewire reports that the two have signed on to star in Stephen Daldry’s (The Reader, Billy Elliot) adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The film, to be put out jointly by Paramount and Warner Bros, tells […]

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 14:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: Black Swan and Monsters, plus Bonus Trailer!

Is Natalie Portman finally going to win an Oscar? Looks like she could, with the trailer hitting for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, in a movie that looks to be a pretty dark take on the dance film. Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company […]

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 22:49 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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David Fincher picks Rooney Mara to be his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Well that took long enough. In an exclusive at Deadline New York, it’s revealed the Rooney Mara (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network) has joined the cast of David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. The film’s shoot begins in Sweden this fall, with a […]

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 23:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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