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    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-09-05 11:46   

    MACHETE KILLS---new photo of Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States. The sequel also stars Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Hudgens, Antonio Banderas, Amber Heard and Lady Gaga.

    THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED?----documentary on the Tim Burton movie SUPERMAN LIVES starring Nicolas Cage that was never made. The documentary was funded by Kickstarter campaign and will be released in the summer, 2014.

    Trailer link:

    THE LOST CITY OF Z---movie underway with Benedict Cumberbatch in negotiations to play explorer Col. Percy Fawcett who entered the Amazon jungle in 1925 to find to find the legendary city of El Dorado and was never seen again.

    POLTERGEIST---Jared Harris (MAD MEN) and Kyle Catlett (THE FOLLOWING) will co-star with Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt in the remake of the classic Tobe Hooper horror movie.

    A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND---movie underway based on the novel set in 1947 with Sherlock Holmes coming out of retirement to solve a 50-year-old case involving a beautiful woman he was infatuated with and her angry husband. Ian McKellen stars.

    THE EXPANSE---tv series underway based on the novels about the conspiracy cover-up after alien life is discovered.

    COMMUNITY---Walton Goggins (JUSTIFIED) will guest star as a man who makes a "dangerous accusation, a tantalizing offer and a devious plan that will change the group forever."

    ARROW---Cynthia Addai-Robinson (SPARTACUS) will play Amanda Waller.

    MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN---Jason Reitman movie based on the novel with Cameron Diaz, Rosemarie Dewitt, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner as candidates to star.

    [ This message was edited by: SONYESP on 2013-09-05 13:34 ]

    Ultimate Sony Reviewer
    Joined: Nov 01, 2002
    Posts: 2946
     Posted: 2013-07-22 12:27   

    MAN OF STEEL---director Zack Snyder said the sequel will include Batman who hasn't been cast yet, "Let's face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Superheroes in the world." Snyder will develop the story with David S. Goyer with Goyer writing the screenplay. Premiere is summer, 2015.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Joss Whedon confirmed the official title and said, "A lot of people, because we called it Age of Ultron and there was a book called Age of Ultron recently, assumed that was the storyline we were doing which is not the case. We're doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron. The other thing is in the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed he was going to be in the mix, but he's not because we're basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the way side. Ultron was their chief villain when I read the book. He has been THE Avengers villain for so long, I was amazed anybody was surprised it was going to be him in a movie. But we're sort of crafting our own version of it, where his origin comes more from The Avengers that we already know about it."

    THE WALKING DEAD---Season 4 premieres on October 13. Andrew Lincoln said, "When we meet them all in Season four, there is a whole new community in the prison and friction between certain characters. It makes for incredible character-driven scenes... The relationship with Carl is integral to the beginning of the season from Rick. [Carl] turning into a sociopath at the end of the season woke him up to his parenting duties. You find Rick in a completely different place this season."

    X-FORCE---writer/director Jeff Wadlow commented on the movie's status, ďI have the whole story completely worked out. Iím about 20 pages into my draft. If I wasnít promoting Kick-Ass, I would probably have a draft [already], but Kick-Ass is going to slow me down just a little.Ē Wadlow said about team leader Cable: "Hereís the thing, I love the current run of Uncanny X-Force. I love the classic run. Part of my take was addressing this idea that X-Force can be many different things, and thatís what got the studio excited. I think the fans will be excited, too.Ē

    GODZILLA---film footage from the reboot movie shows a flooded city and soldiers running around a giant multi-limbed insect monster. Then Godzilla's foot appears. Godzilla, dwarfing the insect monster, attacks it.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---OJ Simpson, who is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence, wants to appear on the Charlie Sheen sitcom. Simpson's promoter, Norman Pardo said, "O.J. would play a thinly veiled version of himself ó a famous con whoís pissed off about being unjustly incarcerated. Pardo claims an FX executive said, "ANGER MANAGEMENT with OJ Simpson? That would be a perfect fit!'"

    BONES---spoiler alert (see below).

    SHERLOCK---the Series 3 final episode is titled "His Last Vow" and is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "His Last Bow".

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Marvel studios' Kevin Feige confirmed Thanos is in the movie.

    BEVERLY HILLS COP 4---Shawn Ryan (THE SHIELD) said his BEVERLY HILLS COP tv series is dead, but it has led to another movie sequel, "Sad to report that efforts to land Beverly Hills Cop pilot at another network have failed. This iteration is dead for now. Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another #BHC movie into development."

    DREDD 3D---Karl Urban commented on a possible sequel, "It's certainly my hope that we get to make more. Clearly it has found an audience. The home video sales for Dredd 3D just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week." Urban added that he met with "Dredd 3D" writer-producer Alex Garland to discuss a sequel. Urban urged fans to contact Lionsgate, "I think the more people that campaign for it, the more people that email, Twitter and write into Lionsgate and say 'We want to see more of this,' then the more likelihood is that we'll get to see that. We certainly are doing everything we can to ensure that happens."

    CLONE---tv series underway based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD). The official storyline is "What if there were more of you? And what if you could save those versions of yourself from being killed. The showís themes of identity and nature verses nurture are intrinsic to the roller-coaster ride of a story."

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND---the spin-off series will have John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit and Naveen Andrews (LOST) will play the "genie villain".

    THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE---20th Century Fox Television bought the tv rights to the fantasy novel series.

    BONES---in Season 9, Booth and Brennan will get married, and serial killer Christopher Pelant dies.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-02-19 12:28   

    GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL---remastered edition of the original Japanese movie version will be released to celebrate Godzilla's 60th anniversary. National premiere is April 18.

    INDIANA JONES 5---the planning office for England's Pinewood Studios has a reservation for "Indiana Jones 5" to start filming before the end of 2014. However, a source said, "work on that has been mooted as a possible job as part of those long-term contracts. It's very much being described as a 'possible lead in to another Indy', but nothing more than that... Just because space has been booked well in advance doesn't mean that the film will happen of course."
    Also, for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, which will film at Pinewood Studios, Jack Reynor (TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION) has reportedly joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK---Kurt Russell commented on the remake trilogy by producer Joel Silver (DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON, PREDATOR), "There's nothing wrong with the concept of doing something. I just think that my only thing about that is, when I think of remakes ó and I've done remakes that I didn't think should have been done ó I only think remakes make sense if you take an idea that was flawed, a script that was flawed, perhaps they didn't have enough money to make it correctly, maybe a character or two was not particularly well-played or could be fixed. If it had a problem that you'd say, 'God, if you just do that, that's a great movie,' or, 'If that movie had so-and-so in it, it could be great! Imagine that with so-and-so in it. Imagine that done this way.' Then that to me makes perfect sense as to why they would do a remake."
    He said about returning as Snake Plissken in the remakes, "He's a great character. But no, I'm too old. Snake's a man in his prime. He's an American man absolutely in his prime. He's a really good character."

    AIR---sci fi movie from producer Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) in which most of Earth's atmosphere has been destroyed by nuclear fallout.Two caretakers of the only remaining liveable atmosphere are revived after being cryogenically frozen in an underground bunker. Norman Reedus (THE WALKING DEAD) and Djimon Hounsou (GLADIATOR) star.

    GOTHAM---Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, joins the Fox series cast as Fish Mooney, sadistic mob leader, nightclub owner and boss of Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin.

    ENTOURAGE---Haley Joel Osment (THE SIXTH SENSE) has joined the movie cast which is set six months after the HBO series ended.

    LINDSAY---eight-part documentary on the trials and tribulations of Lindsay Lohan will premiere on March 9 on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

    SHOWTIME---Showtime renewed SHAMELESS and HOUSE OF LIES. HBO renewed GETTING ON.

    CSI---CBS spin-off pilot underway about Avery Ryan, head of the FBI's Cyber Crime Division in Quantico, Virginia.

    SELFIE---ABC sitcom pilot starring Karen Gillan (DOCTOR WHO) as a social-networking, narcissist who must cope after a humiliating romantic breakup.

    MONSTER TRUCKS---live action/CGI movie underway with Jane Levy (EVIL DEAD) and Lucas Till (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) being the candidates to star. The script is from the KUNG FU PANDA team, and Chris Wedge (ICE AGE) is the director.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-09-03 12:21   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor claims Benedict Cumberbatch may reunite with his STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS director JJ Abrams with Cumberbatch being a candidate for a key role in EPISODE VII.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Bryan Cranston commented on the rumor he signed a six-figure deal to play Lex Luthor in the sequel, ďSix? This is all news to me. I think that maybe my name is bandied about because Iím known to be bald. ĎWhat bald guy can we get?í The reality is they can take any actor and shave his head or put a bald cap on him.Ē

    NCIS---Michael Weatherly commented on Cote de Pablo's departure and the "holding pattern" of Tony's romance with Ziva, "I think that for DiNozzo and for me as an actor, that 'holding pattern' has been incredibly fun to play - I love working with Cote, she's awesome - but also it's been eight years, and we haven't dealt with it. It will be dealt with." He said the first two episodes of Season 11 which begins on September 24, will wrap up Ziva's storyline and are "immensely satisfying. I was very surprised by the things I read in those scripts."

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---it was confirmed that Charlie Hunnam (SONS OF ANARCHY) will play Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, will play Anastasia Steele.

    THE SECRET SERVICE---a British tabloid's "source" claimed Taylor Swift was offered a role as a woman who is kidnapped and then escapes in the British spy movie starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and David Beckham. The source said Swift would need, "...martial arts training in order to convincingly kick Samuel L. Jackson's butt...It will be Taylor's biggest challenge to date but she cannot wait...She is also looking forward to working with David Beckham whom she thinks is amazing looking, but taken."

    12 MONKEYS---Terry Gilliam commented on Syfy's tv series remake of his 1996 movie that starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, "I know nothing about that. Thatís just ridiculous. It doesnít have anything to do with me and no-one has contacted me. Itís a very dumb idea. Thatís what I think. If it was going to be any good it would have to be written by David and Janet Peoples, who wrote the film, otherwise it would just be another version of TIME BANDITS."

    AMERICAN IDOL---Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. were confirmed to be the new judges.

    ONCE UPON A TIME---new photo from Season 3 which premiers on September 29 shows Rose McIver as Tinker Bell and Lana Parilla as The Evil Queen. McIver said about Tinker Bell, "Captain Hook has a history with Tink and wants to find her to help lead the team to Peter Pan's camp."

    TRANSFORMERS 4---producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed Dinobots will be in the movie, "I can not disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the joining of the Dinobots will give the audience new excitement. In addition to Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, the appearance of these classic roles changed, today the world's coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including China's vehicles whether you are a car enthusiast, you will feast your eyes and be shocked by them."

    DREAM DATE---new Fox/Ryan Seacrest reality series in which a group of women seek a date with a celebrity.

    SURVIVOR'S REMORSE---new Starz sitcom about two cousins from one of Philadelphia's toughest neighborhood who make it to stardom. LeBron James and Mike O'Malley are co-executive producers.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-05-08 12:04   

    DOC SAVAGE---Shane Black (IRON MAN 3) will direct and co-write this movie based on the 1930s pulp magazine hero for Sony Pictures. A 1975 George Pal movie DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE starred Ron Ely.

    JURASSIC PARK IV---the sequel may have been shelved. Concept artist Dean Sheriff tweeted and later removed his comment, "JP4 on hold." Digital assets manager Todd Smoyer added, "Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4."

    THE LAST SHIP---TNT ordered ten episodes of this Michael Bay series based on the novel about the crew of a Navy destroyer who are among the last survivors of mankind after a global epidemic has killed off most of the world's population. Eric Dane (GREY'S ANATOMY), Rhona Mitra (BOSTON LEGAL, THE PRACTICE) and Adam Baldwin (CHUCK, FIREFLY) star.

    SILENCE---Andrew Garfield (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Ken Watanabe (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA) star in this Martin Scorsese movie based on the novel about 17th century Jesuits trying to introduce Christianity to Japan.

    IN THE HEART OF THE SEA---Benjamin Walker (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER) is in talks to co-star with Chris Hemsworth in this Ron Howard movie based on the true story set in 1820 when the whaling ship ESSEX is sunk by a sperm whale. The survivors are stranded on the ocean for three months and resort to cannibalism to order to stay alive. The incident inspired Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

    THE REACH---Michael Douglas stars in this movie based on the novel DEATHWATCH in which a wealthy businessman and big game hunter hires a guide for a hunting trip in the desert. After he shoots and kills an innocent man, he then hunts the guide who refused to participate in a cover-up.

    THE OFFICE---the final episode on May 16 will have an additional 15 minutes, and reportedly Steve Carell will appear in it.

    THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN---Veronica Cartwright (ALIEN), Gary Cole (FATAL VISION) and Joshua Leonard (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) join the cast of the remake of the 1976 movie that starred Ben Johnson, Dawn Wells and Andrew Prine.

    THE WOLVERINE---reportedly, Patrick Stewart has a cameo as Professor Xavier who meets Logan at the airport. Also, future Marvel Studios movies include MS. MARVEL, BLADE, DOCTOR STRANGE, IRON FIST, BLACK PANTHER and THE RUNAWAYS.

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS---Warner Bros. reboot movie underway with a script by David Leslie Johnson (WRATH OF THE TITANS).

    TOM JONES---movie underway based on the novel THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING with Tom Vaughn (WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS) in talks to direct. The novel also inspired the 1963 Oscar-winning movie starring Albert Finney.

    THE BORGIAS---a Showtime tv movie is being considered as a replacement for Season 4 to wrap up the series. AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE is a new Showtime series based on the novel with Michael C. Hall (DEXTER) as the executive producer.

    THE FORGER---John Travolta stars in this movie as a forger who deals his way out of prison to see his sick son and must help the crime syndicate which arranged his release.

    ARROW---executive producer Marc Guggenheim said Green Lantern may have a cameo on the series, "If all goes according to plan, when you see the Ferris Air logo later in the season, it will be the same logo that we established in the movie. I like tips of the hat." He added Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively might appear in their respective roles from the movie, "I would never say never. It's certainly something that we've talked about."

    SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL---Carrie Underwood has replaced Faith Hill in performing the opening theme song.

    JOHN WICK---Keanu Reeves stars in this movie as an ex-hitman who pursues the man who stole his 1969 Mustang and killed his dog which was a present from his late wife. The thief's father is a New York mob leader who places a bounty on the hitman to save his son.

    CHICAGOLAND---eight-part unscripted CNN series underway about Chicago politics. Robert Redford is the executive producer.

    HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2---Adam Scott is in talks to replace John Cusack in the sequel.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-06-21 11:37   

    TERMINATOR 5---rumors claim Dwayne Johnson is being sought to co-star with Arnold Schwarzenegger. One rumor has the following plot, "One idea being considered...T5 may be a prequel set in the days of Sarah Connor's parents. Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger's remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today's standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination."

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---new photo from the filming set shows a nursing home with Hayley Atwell as an elderly Peggy Carter.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN---Sarah Gadon (COSMOPOLIS) confirmed she's joining the franchise in an undisclosed role. This led to speculation that Gadon will play Mary Jane in the third movie after Shailene Woodley recently confirmed her scenes as Mary Jane in the second movie were deleted.

    INTERSTELLAR---Casey Affleck said he's co-starring in the Christopher Nolan movie about space travel using wormholes. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain also star.

    TOMORROWLAND---the two candidates for the lead female role in the secret sci fi movie from Brad Bird (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL) are Britt Robertson (UNDER THE DOME) and Naomi Scott (TERRA NOVA). The lead female role involves a rebellious teenage girl who seeks help from the lead character played by George Clooney. Hugh Laurie also stars.

    THE LIFEBOOT---Anne Hathaway is the star/producer of this movie based on the novel set on an ocean liner that is sunk by an explosion before World War I. A woman who was among the survivors in a crowded lifeboat is on trial for murder.

    MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS---Robert Downey, Jr. has signed to co-star in the second and third Avengers movies.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY 2---the alien invasion sequel will premiere on July 3, 2015.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---reportedly, the movie will be filmed at England's Pinewood Studios. Also, the animated tv series STAR WARS REBELS will be set as the rebellion begins against the Empire which has conquered the galaxy and is hunting down the remaining Jedi Knights. Mark Hamill will guest star.

    BAD TEACHER 2---the sequel is underway at Sony Pictures although Cameron Diaz has not signed a deal yet.

    THE KILL LIST---movie underway based on the upcoming Frederick Forsythe novel involving a Marine, an Israeli agent, a teen hacker and a deadly cleric. Rupert Sanders (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN) is the director.

    IT---Stephen King commented on a possible IT sequel, "I don't think I could bear to deal with Pennywise again. Too scary, even for me." King's sequel to THE SHINING will be published in September.

    PARENTHOOD---Ray Romano has signed to appear in 12-15 episodes.

    HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS---Tobias Santelmann (KON-TIKI) will play the villain in the movie starring Dwayne Johnson.

    THE VISITORS---sci fi movie underway starring Freddie Stroma (HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE) in which a group of friends are relaxing in an isolated cabin in the woods where they are terrorized by invading aliens.

    CINDERELLA---Helena Bonham Carter will play the fairy godmother. Lily James and Cate Blanchett also star in the live-action Disney movie.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-03-26 14:00   

    INDIANA JONES---Walt Disney Studios is reportedly considering a reboot trilogy of the Indiana Jones franchise if Harrison Ford, 71, and the fifth movie don't come to fruition. According to the report, Frank Darabont (THE WALKING DEAD) has pitched a reboot concept to Disney, and the studio has Bradley Cooper as the top candidate to replace Ford.

    TERMINATOR: GENESIS---Arnold Schwarzenegger commented on the sequel, "'Terminator' deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then [there is] what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie.
    The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---photo released of the Green Goblin (Dean DeHaan).

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---poster released for the Fox miniseries which premiers on May 5.

    CAPTAIN OF THE GATE---Kevin Spacey stars in this Winston Churchill biomovie about Churchill's rise to power during the early days of World War II. The script is by Ben Kaplan (REAGAN, WWII IN HD).

    THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN---Warner Bros. bought the movie rights to the Mitch Albom novel about residents of a small town in Michigan who are getting phone calls from the deceased.

    MAD MEN---Jessica Pare includes nude photos in her photo spread in ESQUIRE's April issue.

    SEVEN DEADLY SINS---Showtime/Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) documentary series underway. Spurlock said, "...I've wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories. A series just as dark and twisted as anything fiction could imagine...With Showtime as a partner, we're going to make this as depraved as any scripted program as we dive head first into Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy & Pride. You won't believe it until you see it ... and even then, you may not believe it."

    AMC---the network has two pilots underway. GALYNTINE---survivors of a global apocalypse eschew technology which caused the apocalypse. David Zucker and Ridley Scott are co-producers with a script by Jason Cahill (FRINGE). KNIFEMAN---set in 18th century London and based on the book KNIFE MAN: BLOOD, BODY SNATCHING AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN SURGERY.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---Amy Acker (DOLLHOUSE, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS) will guest star as Agent Coulson's cellist.

    RICKY AND THE FLASH---Jonathan Demme movie underway starring Meryl Streep as a rock star who wants to reconnect with her estranged grown children whom she abandoned early in her career. The script is by Diablo Cody.

    DC COMICS---Dwayne Johnson confirmed he's been in talks with DC Comics to play a superhero, but he refused to disclose what character it is.

    TAXI BROOKLYN---NBC has bought the rights to air Season 1 of the tv series based on the Luc Besson movie TAXI.

    CAKE---Jennifer Aniston and Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep's daughter, star in this movie about a woman who belongs to a chronic pain support group and becomes interested in the suicide of a fellow member.

    VACATION FRIENDS---Anna Faris and Chris Pratt star in this comedy movie about a crazy couple who befriends a straitlaced couple while vacationing in Mexico.

    COVERT AFFAIRS---Perrey Reeves (ENTOURAGE) will have a recurring role.

    PHANTASM V: RAVAGER---the sequel is underway with members of the original casts returning to appear. David Hartman is the writer/director. The sequel will include 'Cuda and the sphere.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-03-27 13:18   

    INDIANA JONES---producer Frank Marshall commented on reports that Walt Disney Studios is considering a reboot of the franchise starring Bradley Cooper, "Due to the ridiculous rumors that keep popping up, like agents pipe dreams, I will stop commenting on our projects until I have real news." He later added, "I can only confirm that Katy Perry will NOT be the new Indiana Jones."
    A source involved with the Indiana Jones franchise denied there are plans for a reboot and that Cooper is a candidate to replace Harrison Ford.

    GAME OF THRONES---George RR Martin posted a chapter from his next novel THE WINDS OF WINTER.

    Link: ... of-winter/

    TRANSCENDENCE---photo released of Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman in the sci fi movie in which a brilliant scientist, who develops a machine which combines artificial intelligence and human emotions, is targeted by ant-technology extremists. Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Cillian Murphy also star. Premier is April 17.

    INTERSTELLAR---Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT) confirmed his new sci fi movie is about wormholes but refused to confirm rumors that time travel is involved. Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck star.

    AREA 51---AMC sci fi conspiracy series underway from Chris Carter (THE X-FILES) and Gale Anne Hurd (THE WALKING DEAD). It is based on the nonfiction book AREA 51: AN UNCENSORED HISTORY OF AMERICA'S TOP SECRET MILITARY BASE. AMC and Hurd are also developing a spin-off series to THE WALKING DEAD with Robert Kirkman and co-writer/executive producer Dave Erickson (SONS OF ANARCHY).
    Another AMC sci fi series is THE SPARROW based on the book about a Jesuit-led mission that makes first contact with alien life.

    THE DROP---photo released from James Gandolfini's last movie in which Tom Hardy plays a New York bartender/ex-con who finds a wounded dog which turns his life inside out.

    POSEIDON REX---horror movie from director Mark L. Lester (FIRESTARTER, COMMANDO) in which treasure-seeking divers awaken a hibernating bloodthirsty dinosaur that kills on land and sea. Premiere is April 18.

    COMMUNITY---sources say NBC and Sony Pictures Television are optimistic that a sixth season is in the future. Also, there are early plans for a theatrical movie with Justin Lin (FAST & FURIOUS) as director. Lin has directed some tv episodes of COMMUNITY.

    YOUNG MERLIN---Walt Disney Studios movie underway based on the books about the teenage years of Merlin. The writers are Patrick Massett and John Zinman (LAURA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER).

    VIKINGS---History Channel renewed the series for Season 3.

    STRANGERLAND---Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving star in this thriller movie about a couple whose two children disappear in the Australian desert.

    FROM DUSK UNTIL DAWN: THE SERIES---the vampire series was renewed for Season 2.

    Sony Fanatic
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-05-02 11:44   

    MILA KUNIS---Kunis was voted No. 1 in FHM magazine's annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World" poll. The top ten winners are:

    1. Mila Kunis
    2. Rihanna
    3. Helen Flanagan
    4. Michelle Keegan
    5. Kelly Brook
    6. Kaley Cuoco
    7. Pixie Lott
    8. Kate Upton
    9. Cheryl Cole
    10.Georgia Salpa

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII--JJ Abrams commented on his approach to the Star Wars franchise, "It's just about about approaching it from as authentic a place as possible, and not trying to apply what you believe or think, as much as trying to filter everything and get at it from the core of the characters. [It should be] what you deeply want to see, never what you assume the fans might like."

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Kelsey Grammer will play a villainous counter intelligence officer in the reboot movie.

    5 TO 7---movie underway about an aspiring novelist who has an affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat. Anton Yelchin (STAR TREK), Berenice Merlohe (SKYFALL), Glenn Close (FATAL ATTRACTION), Lambert Wilson (THE MATRIX RELOADED) and Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON) star.

    SONS OF ANARCHY---three new characters will be introduced in next season: Mary Jane is a sexy head madame, Armeen is a sleazy director of an underground operation and Gino is the right-hand man for an undisclosed character.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige commented on the sequel, ďWe weren't going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he's not necessarily comfortable there. And just as he's given permission to let go of the past and to focus on the modern world, a ghost comes up. With the Greatest Generation in World World II, there's a tendency to reflect on that period and say, 'Things were black and white back then, and now it's hard to know who the bad guys are.' 'We wanted to play on that a little wit Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates.Ē

    FURY---Logan Lerman (PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, 3:10 TO YUMA) is in talks to co-star with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in this movie about the crew of an M4 Sherman tank behind German lines in the last days of World War II.

    AGINCOURT---movie underway based on the novel set during the Battle of Agincourt in which an archer falls in love with a beautiful woman he saved from a lecherous priest. Michael Mann (MIAMI VICE) is the director.

    TOKYO VICE---Daniel Radcliffe stars in this movie about a US crime reporter who is in Tokyo investigating the Yakuza crime syndicate.

    JANE GOT A GUN---Bradley Cooper has left the troubled Western due to schedule problems. Cooper replaced Jude Law who replaced Michael Fassbender. Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton star.

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES---Lily Collins, daughter of Phil Collins, will star in the often-delayed zombie movie.

    A TIME TO KILL---John Grisham sequel novel titled SYCAMORE ROW is underway.

    VEEP---HBO renewed the series for Season 3.

    VALENTINE: BRAINS, BEAUTY AND BULLETS---movie underway based on the comic book about a female assassin who is addicted to danger and violence.

    PLAYING WITH THE ENEMY---movie underway based on the book about Gene Moore, a 15-year-old baseball prodigy who was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940. During World War II, he taught baseball to German POWS in a Louisiana POW camp.

    SEARCH PARTY---comedy movie underway about two friends who help their buddy who is stranded in Mexico without any clothes. TJ Miller, Adam Pally and Allison Brie star.

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     Posted: 2013-05-10 11:44   
    FRIDAY, MAY 10

    THE EQUALIZER---Chloe Moretz (KICK-A**) has been offered the female lead of a prostitute in this Denzel Washington remake of the CBS series which starred Edward Woodward as retired operative Robert McCall. Also, Michael Sloan, creator of the original series, will publish a Robert McCall novel in early 2014.

    24---Fox and producer Howard Gordon are in talks for a 24 miniseries after the movie version was canceled. Fox has reportedly canceled Kiefer Sutherland's TOUCHED tv series.

    HOMELAND---new cast members are F. Murray Abraham playing a retired black ops specialist, and Sarita Choudhury who plays Saul's ex-wife.

    NBC's new series, including the previously-announced THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW and DRACULA, are:
    1. BELIEVE---a convict is released from prison so he can protect a girl with special powers from evil forces. Kyle McLachlan, Sienna Guillory and Jamie Chung star.
    2. CRISIS---a massive conspiracy is uncovered which could affect the President of the US. Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney star.
    3. ABOUT A BOY---sitcom based on the novel.and the Hugh Grant movie.
    4. SEAN SAVES THE WORLD---Sean Hayes sitcom about a man dealing with his 14-year-old daughter and a troublesome, new boss.
    5. FAMILY GUIDE---series about a man's relationship with his blind father and his mother who is entering her second childhood. Parker Posey and JK Simmons star.
    Also, CBS renewed CRIMINAL MINDS for Season 9, and THE CW renewed NIKITA and THE CARRIE DIARIES.

    AMERICAN IDOL---Randy Jackson confirmed he's not returning for next season.

    CASTING THE RUNES---Simon Pegg (STAR TREK) stars in this supernatural movie based on the MR James ghost story. The movie involves a gossip blogger who investigates the death of an actor who jumped in front of an oncoming subway which leads to a self-help guru who is more than he claims to be. Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING) is the director. The story was also made into the 1957 movie NIGHT OF THE DEMONS starring Dana Andrews.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---Willam Fichtner (BLACK HAWK DOWN) will play a character of "iconic stature" in the reboot movie. Speculation is the character is Shredder.

    THE SIGNAL---sci fi movie underway in which three college freshmen are lured into a shack in the middle of the desert by a rival computer hacker. Laurence Fishburne stars.

    A FIELD IN ENGLAND---horror movie set in 17th century England in which soldiers are captured by an alchemist and lured to a mushroom field where they are attacked by a deadly entity.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Joe Wright (ANNA KARENINA) is reportedly the top candidate to direct the movie.

    DADDY'S HOME---Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn star in this comedy movie about a stepfather and a loser father who compete for their children's affection.

    BIG HERO 6---Disney 3D animated movie underway based on the Marvel Comic.

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     Posted: 2013-05-03 11:23   

    AMERICAN SNIPER---Steven Spielberg will direct this movie based on the memoir by former SEAL Chris Kyle who has the most sniper kills (160) in US military history. Bradley Cooper stars. Kyle was recently murdered by a veteran suffering from PTSD. Spielberg's ROBOPOCALYPSE has been delayed due to a script rewrite.

    JURASSIC PARK 4---director Colin Trevorrow posted a scouting photo which led to speculation the sequel is set on the island of Isla Nublar from the original movie.

    Nublar. #JP4
    2:17 PM - 2 May 2013

    INTERSTELLAR---Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY) is in talks to co-star with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in this Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT, BATMAN BEGINS) movie about an interstellar voyage.

    JOYLAND---movie underway based on the upcoming Stephen King novel set in a 1973 North Carolina amusement park where a college student gets a job and encounters a murder and a dying child. Tate Taylor (THE HELP) is the writer/director. The novel will be published in June.

    PASSENGERS---Reese Witherspoon is in talks to co-star with Keanu Reeves in this sci fi movie about a mechanic on a space ship carrying colonists to another planet. The mechanic's sleep pod malfunctions and awakens him from hibernation. He then awakens a beautiful woman out of hibernation for companionship.

    CANDY STORE---Robert De Niro is in negotiations to play an ex-cop in this movie about a retired special ops agent who discovers the criminal organization he fought against his entire career is in his new home of New York. He teams up with an ex-cop to continue the war against his nemesis.

    DRACULA---Sarah Gordon (COSMOPOLIS) will co-star with Luke Evans in this movie which blends the mythology of Dracula and the true story of Vlad the Impaler to show the origin of the infamous vampire.

    MIAMI---untitled HBO pilot starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg as retired athletes living in Miami.

    THE FALL---Netflix will air this BBC2 cop series starring Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES) as a detective pursuing a serial killer in Belfast. Premiere is May 28. Also, BBC America renewed ORPHAN BLACK for Season 2.

    AMERICAN IDOL---Harry Connick, Jr. confirmed he's been approached about being a judge for next season.

    SPINNING GOLD--biomovie underway starring Justin Timberlake as record producer Neil Bogart who launched the careers of Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, KISS and The Village People.

    VALKYRIES---movie underway about Norse hero Sigurd who must slay the dragon Fafnir to end a generations-long curse.

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     Posted: 2013-05-01 11:17   

    HOMELAND---synopsis for Season 3, which premiers on September 29, was released, "Season 3 opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world's most wanted terroristóNick Brody. As Carrie and Saul begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody's whereabouts."

    SINATRA---HBO four-hour documentary miniseries about Frank Sinatra underway to be written by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney (ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM).

    THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE---movie underway based on the true story of a married couple who ran the Warsaw Zoo. When most of the zoo's animals were killed by Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers during the German invasion of Poland, they use the empty cages and their home to hide Jewish refugees from the Germans. Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY) stars.

    FANTASTIC FOUR---Allison Williams (GIRLS), the daughter of NBC's Brian Williams, is reported to be on the short list of candidates to star in the reboot movie.

    TWO AND A HALF MEN---Jon Cryer received a raise to about $620,000 per episode, but Ashton Kutcher ($700,000 per episode) did not. Also, a new photo of Hillary Duff who guest stars on a future episode.

    CINDERELLA---Lily James (DOWNTON ABBEY) will star in the Disney live-action movie.

    DALLAS---TNT renewed the series for Season 3.

    MINIONS---animated spin-off to DESPICABLE ME with voices by Jon Hamm and Sandra Bullock.

    MACBETH---Natalie Portman will play Lady Macbeth with Michael Fassbender also starring in this movie.

    CHAPPIE---upcoming comedy sci fi movie which takes place in an "unusual setting" with the DISTRICT 9 team of Sharlto Copley and Neill Blomkamp.

    INHERENT VICE---movie underway based on the novel about a 1960s pot-smoking Los Angeles detective, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who is investigating a kidnapping.

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     Posted: 2013-03-15 11:08   

    JURASSIC PARK 4---Colin Trevorrow (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED) will direct the latest sequel with Steven Spielberg as co-producer.

    NAPOLEON---Steven Spielberg is developing a miniseries based on the unfilmed Stanley Kubrick biomovie script.

    VERONICA MARS--Warner Bros. has approved the movie based on the Kristen Bell tv series after over $3 million in donations was raised by fans to help finance the movie.

    FIREFLY---Joss Whedon commented on the possibility of another sequel financed by fan donations similar to the VERONICA MARS movie, "I've said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these guys, and that remains the case. It also remains the case that I'm booked up by Marvel for the next three years, and that I haven't even been able to get Dr. Horrible 2 off the ground because of that. So I don't even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won't. Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]'s no longer Castle and I'm no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then."

    THE JUDGE---Robert Duvall and Vincent D'Onofrio will co-star with Robert Downey, Jr. in this movie about a lawyer who returns to his hometown to attend his murdered mother's funeral. His estranged father, a judge, is the main suspect.

    CHILD 44---Joel Kinnaman (THE KILLING) is in talks to co-star with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in this movie based on the true story of a Soviet policeman who is investigating a series of child murders.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---co-creator Kevin Eastman commented on the Michael Bay reboot movie, ďFrom everything that I've seen in the script and the development and everything they've asked my input on specifically, it's gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid Turtles movie. It'll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.
    It's all based solidly on the Turtles foundation, but they've hit the reset button. They've taken it back to the first episode, with the Turtlesí first time above ground after many years of training with Master Splinter. They're making a Turtles origin that is firmly rooted in Turtles history, but a slight tweak here and a slight tweak there.Ē

    TYRANT---Oscar-winner Ang Lee will direct the pilot for this FX series from Howard Gordon (HOMELAND, 24) about a US family caught up in a Middle East country's turmoil. Lee is also the top candidate to direct the Warner Bros. Moses biblical epic GODS AND KINGS after Steven Spielberg passed on it.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Dave Bautista will star as Drax the Destroyer.

    THE ADVOCATES---Mandy Moore and Henry Bird will star in this CBS lawyer series pilot about an ex-district attorney and an ex-con who team up to help underdogs who were failed by the criminal justice system.

    MURDER IN THE FIRST---Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson have joined the cast of this Steven Bochco/TNT series pilot about two San Francisco police detectives who are investigating the murder of a Silicon Valley bigshot.

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     Posted: 2013-03-18 11:14   

    THE WALKING DEAD---spoiler alert (see below).

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Sylvester Stallone said the latest sequel will have more humor and commented on rumors of Steven Seagal and Jackie Chan joining the cast, "EX3 needs NEW blood and more humor...The films were always meant to be more on the humorous side with moments of drama...No S. Seagal, sorry, but maybe we get lucky with J. Chan!" Then he added the sequel will have a younger cast, "some young bloods!!! By young I mean 22 to 27. Not big bruisers but tech wizard, super brains and a young woman who is not a sex symbol but funny, tough, REAL."

    CHUCK---Zachary Levi said a fan donation campaign similar to Kirsten's Bell's VERONICA MARS movie may be upcoming for a movie version of CHUCK, "1st, congrats to @IMKristenBell & @RobThomas for helping move entertainment a little closer in the direction I've always hoped it would go...2nd, to you Chucksters, believe that this news only bolsters my faith that I can help bring you a #ChuckMovie. Be patient. Stay tuned."

    50 SHADES OF GREY---Emma Watson tweeted her comments about rumors of her starring in the movie, "Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life."

    24---director Anton Fuqua said the movie based on the tv series appears to be dead, ďYeah, thatís not happening. I donít think itís gonna happen at all, definitely not with me. I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [íTouchĎ]. I donít think he was able to get a proper [budget] agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing.Ē

    COLOSSUS---Ed Solomon (MEN IN BLACK) is rewriting the script for the remake of the 1970 sci fi movie COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT.

    TOM SIZEMORE---the actor (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, BLACK HAWK DOWN) revealed in his autobiography, titled BY SOME MIRACLE I MADE IT OUT OF HERE, that he had an affair with Elizabeth Hurley, his co-star in PASSENGER 57, while she was also seeing Hugh Grant. He moved in with Hurley but had to leave each time Grant would drop in to see her. Sizemore said he was seduced by his NATURAL BORN KILLERS co-star Juliette Lewis when she was 19 and he was 32. They were both doing drugs and Brad Pitt, her ex-boyfriend, approved of their relationship by telling her, "I'll drive you there! I want to be your agent on this one!" Sizemore said he first used cocaine with Robert Downey, Jr., but gave it up for heroin. He said Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss was a steady source for hookers and drugs. Sizemore said he's been drug-free for the last two years.

    ELIZA GRAVES---Kate Beckinsale stars in this movie based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" in which a doctor gets a job at an insane asylum, falls in love with another doctor and discovers the patients have taken over the asylum.

    DIVERGENT---movie underway starring Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet and Maggie Q based on the novel about a teenage boy and girl who rebel against a society divided into five groups: honesty, selflessness, bravery, peacefulness and intelligence.

    EXODUS---Christian Bale is in talks to play Moses in this Ridley Scott biblical movie epic.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST--director Bryan Singer said Daniel Cudmore is returning, and new cast members are BooBoo Stewart and BingBing.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY---Ryan Murphy said Season 3 will be titled AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN with witches being the villains. Kathy Bates has joined the cast as Jessica Lange's adversary.

    JEOPARDY---Alex Trebek's contract expires in 2016 and, reportedly, Sony Pictures TV has been in talks with four candidates to replace him: Matt Lauer, Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams and Dan Patrick. Supposedly, Lauer is the top candidate. Cooper "likes the idea", but another source denied he's been contacted. Trebek's representative refused to comment on the reports.

    BACKSTROM---Rainn Wilson stars in this CBS tv pilot based on the Swedish detective novels. it will be set in Portland, Oregon.

    ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE---new cop CBS series from Howard Gordon (HOMELAND, 24) starring Skeet Ulrich and Amber Tamblyn in which an FBI criminal psychiatrist and a female cop with a dark past team up to solve crimes.

    THE WALKING DEAD---in next week's episode, Rick must decide if they should give up Michonne in exchange for a truce with the Governor in order to avoid a war. Rumors are that two major characters will be killed off. Also, a question and answer session with Robert Kirkman.

    Q: Now that the Governor has Andrea, will his plans change for Michonne?
    A: "I don't really think so. He still hates Michonne just as much and he's still just as invested in the prison as he was before...The Governor is hitting a new level of his dastardliness and there's still a little bit of room to go from here."

    Q: Will the viewers see Andrea and Michonne in the Governor's rape room?
    A: "It's entirely possible. There's no limit to the lengths that this guy will go to. He's thrown all caution to the wind here in these final days leading up to the conflict. Things could get pretty terrible moving forward."

    Q: Is Milton safe in Woodbury?
    A: "He's certainly not on The Governor's good side, which is certainly not a great place to be (laughs). We've seen in this episode that Milton and the Governor definitely have a history; that could be something that the Governor takes into consideration when he decides to deal with Milton or punish Milton for what he's done. He's certainly aware of Milton acting against him to a certain extent. There's an element of friendship there that I think is very important."

    Q: Is Tyreese buying into the Governor's scare tactics?
    A: "The Governor is a very good manipulator and certainly seems convincing to me. Whether Tyreese falls for that, we have to find out in the next couple episodes.

    Q: Is the Governor's creepy whistling a nod to Alfred Hitchcock?
    A: "It's hard to do a horror show without having some kind of nod to Alfred Hitchcock at some point during the show. There's definitely an element to that."

    Q: Why was he whistling into the tape recorder, and does he record the events in the rape room?
    A: "He's a mysterious guy who does mysterious things. I wouldn't want to ruin an upcoming storyline revealing what's going on there. He could have possibly been testing his recorder for later use. That's certainly a possibility."

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     Posted: 2013-03-19 10:53   

    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK---another remake attempt of the classic 1981 John Carpenter/Kurt Russell movie is underway by producer Joel Silver (DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON, THE MATRIX, PREDATOR). Silver hopes it will be the first of a trilogy. Previous remakes involving directors Len Wiseman and Breck Eisner were abandoned.

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the Guy Ritchie movie remake of the spy tv series that ran on NBC from 1964-1968 which starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.

    MAD MEN---spoiler alert (see below).

    VERONICA MARS---creator Rob Thomas said about the movie based on his tv series, "It's fan funded, and because of that, I'm going to keep it very much like the series. In other words, we're not going to be Spinal Tap playing 'Jazz Odyssey'. We're gonna play 'Big Bottoms,' 'Sex Farm Woman,' all the hits." As for Veronica 10 years after high school, Thomas said, "The important thing to know is that Veronica left Neptune and quit her work as a P.I. shortly after our final episode aired. This movie will be about Veronica returning to her roots." He added, "I hope to have all your favorites in there...It's why I'm building it around the high school reunion. But Kristen and I were the only people locked into the movie before we launched the Kickstarter drive, so I can only promise Kristen and I are doing the movie. That said, I've talked to all the actors. Everyone wants to do it. We want everyone. We just need to get actors into deals so we can promise them."
    Thomas commented on a possible on a second VERONICA MARS tv series, "We couldn't relaunch a TV series off of the money we're raising on Kickstarter. TV series cost a lot. Also, Kristen is already in a series and networks don't usually let the stars of their shows do multiple series." But he added, Trust me, though, if Netflix is reading this, and they want to do a VERONICA MARS series, I'd do anything to make it happen."

    BUNKER HILL: A CITY, A SIEGE, A REVOLUTION---Ben Affleck is interested in directing the Warner Bros. movie based on the nonfiction book about the famous Revolutionary War battle.

    GODZILLA---Ken Watanabe (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, INCEPTION) has joined the cast of the reboot movie which includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen and David Strathairn.

    HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS---the sequel is underway although it's not known if Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arteton are returning.

    THE COLONY---movie starring Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers which is set in the future after a second ice age has frozen Earth. Survivors live in two underground colonies. One colony sends out a team to rescue members of the other colony who have been attacked by cannibalistic survivors from above ground.

    TORCHWOOD---John Barrowman was pessimistic about the series returning, "It's in limbo in a sense," Barrowman recently told a British radio show. "Something could be done in five years, something could be done in 10 years. But if I'd have sat around and waited for the last two years, I would have been bankrupt and unemployed, so I've moved on." He is currently appearing on ARROW.

    SIX YEARS---Hugh Jackman will star in the movie based on the latest novel by Harlan Coben in which a college professor loses Natalie, the love of his life, to another man. Six years later, he attends the man's funeral but the widow is not Natalie. He attempts to solve the mystery of who and where Natalie is.

    A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST---Sarah Silverman is in talks to play a hooker in this Seth McFarlane comedy Western movie.

    MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE---director Jon M. Chu wants Dolph Lundgren for a cameo in the reboot movie.

    TAKE DOWN---movie underway about a school for the rebellious children of billionaires that is taken over by a gang of sophisticated criminals. The students band together to battle the criminals.

    THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO---the latest movie based on the Alexandre Dumas novel will be directed by David Goyer (BATMAN BEGINS).

    CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR---erotic thriller movie underway about a man who has an affair with the wife of a prominent investment banker only to become a suspect when the banker is murdered. Nick Jonas and Isabelle Lucas star.

    MAD MEN---the two-hour premiere on April 7 will answer the question about Don possibly cheating on Megan, will have two deaths, a wedding and Betty's dramatic physical transformation.

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     Posted: 2013-03-25 11:33   

    WORLD WAR Z---new trailer and poster released for the Brad Pitt zombie movie based on the Max Brooks novel. Premiere is June 21.

    Trailer link:

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Robert Redford is in talks to co-star as an older member of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    HOT IN CLEVELAND---a reunion show of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW with Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper (who is suffering from brain cancer), Cloris Leachman, Betty White and Georgia Engel will air in August. It is the first time the five stars have appeared together since the series finale in 1977.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---the Michael Bay live-action/CGI reboot movie will have Alan Ritchson (SMALLVILLE, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE)as Raphael and Megan Fox as reporter April O'Neil.

    DALLAS---Lee Majors will guest star as Sue Ellen's ex-boyfriend for three episodes beginning tonight.

    DEATH WISH---Gerardo Naranjo (MISS BALA) is in negotiations to replace the departed Joe Carnahan to direct the remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie.

    GIRL MEETS WORLD---William Daniels is joining Brad Savage and Daniele Fishel in this BOY MEETS WORLD spin-off pilot.

    ZOMBIELAND---Amazon Studios approved the Sony Pictures TV pilot based on the zombie movie.

    LADIES NIGHT---Charlize Theron is the star/producer of this movie about a woman and her friends on a final night out on the town before she moves to New York because her boyfriend refuses to make a commitment. Fred Savage (THE WINDER YEARS) is in talks to direct.

    SEEKER---Sony Pictures movie trilogy underway based on the novel about a girl who is trained to be an assassin

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     Posted: 2013-03-20 11:01   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Harrison Ford commented on reports he's returning for the latest movie, "I'm looking forward to it. It's not in the bag yet, but I think it's happening." Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are also in talks to return.

    THE WALKING DEAD---new photos from the next episode were released.

    ENLIGHTENED---HBO canceled the Laura Dern comedy series.

    RAKE---Greg Kinnear is the star and Sam Raimi is the director of this Fox/Sony Pictures TV pilot remake of an Australian series about a rambunctious and successful criminal defense lawyer.

    DOUBT---Steve Coogan stars in this ABC pilot as an ex-cop lawyer.

    ONCE UPON A TIME---spin-off series about Alice in Wonderland is underway with writers Jane Espenson (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, TORCHWOOD) and Zack Estrin (PRISON BREAK).

    GANG RELATED---Terry O'Quinn (LOST) stars in this Fox pilot as a chief of police who directs an anti-gang task force. Jeff Fahey, another LOST star, will play a cop on UNDER THE DOME, the CBS series based on the Stephen King novel.

    RAY DONOVAN---James Woods will co-star with Liev Schreiber in this Showtime series about a problem-solver for Hollywood's rich and famous.

    JAMES BOND---MGM ceo Gary Barber said about the next Bond movie, "We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released."

    THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Jean-Claude Van Damme commented on appearing in the reboot movie, ďI read that Chris Hemsworth would like me to co-star in The Avengers 2. It would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again. By the way, I am a big fan of Marvel's superhero Silver Surfer and also another heroic fictional character known as Doc Savage - the Man of Bronze!"

    PETE'S DRAGON---remake is underway of the 1977 Disney animated movie.

    GOOSEBUMPS---Rob Letterman (MONSTERS VS. ALIENS) is in talks to direct the movie based on the book series.

    EX MACHINA---movie underway in which a billionaire computer programer has one of his male employees spend a week in his mansion alone with a new female robot. Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER, DREDD) is the director.

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     Posted: 2013-03-21 10:35   

    FOX---the network has two "event series" underway.
    1. SHOGUN---based on the James Clavell novel which was a 1980 NBC miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain.
    2. THE RUN OF HIS LIFE: THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON---based on the best-selling book about the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

    THE TONIGHT SHOW---The NEW YORK TIMES reports Jay Leno's much-publicized jokes ridiculing NBC management are motivated by NBC's plan to have Jimmy Fallon replace Leno no later than the fall, 2014 and move the show from Burbank to New York.

    VACATION---Christina Applegate is in talks to co-star with Ed Helms in the reboot of the NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION franchise. Applegate would play the wife of the adult Rusty Griswold who is played by Helms.

    TRANSFORMERS 4---an early synopsis of the sequel set four years after the third movie, "As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control Ė all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs."

    POMPEII---Keifer Sutherland will play the villain in this movie about a slave who is in love with his master's daughter who has been promised to a corrupt Roman senator as Mount Vesuvius erupts. Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Jared Harris also star.

    VERONICA MARS---creator Rob Thomas gave more details on the movie based on his tv series. Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried) is not returning, it will be set at Mars' 10th high school reunion in Neptune and will have a PG-13 rating, "I want to make the movie accessible for people who havenít watched Veronica Mars before. All you need to know is that Veronica was a teenage private eye and sheís given it up. And there will be a moment early in the movie that will bring her back to Neptune and make her give being a private detective one more shot.Ē

    EMMA WATSON---the Harry Potter star will appear nude in the environmental book NATURAL BEAUTY along with other celebrities including Elle MacPherson, Christy Turlington and Brooke Shields.

    CSI---CBS renewed the series for Season 14 with Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue and George Eads returning.

    HERCULES---Rufus Sewell will co-star with Dwayne Johnson in this Brett Ratner movie about the mythological strongman.

    ANNIE---Justin Timberlake is in talks to play Daddy Warbucks in this Sony Pictures movie produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.

    HOT IN CLEVELAND---TV Land renewed the series for Season 5.

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    THE EQUALIZER---Anton Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) is in talks to direct the Denzel Washington remake movie based on the CBS tv series that starred Edward Woodward.

    CHILD 44---Gary Oldman joins Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in this movie based on the novel about a Soviet police detective seeking to catch a serial child killer that the government refuses to admit even exists.

    DOCTOR WHO---a British tabloid reports that Matt Smith is leaving the series after the 2013 Christmas special. His contract expires in November, and the tabloid claims Smith has said he won't renew it. The BBC replied to the report, "Sorry folks but even we donít know whatís going to happen at Christmas. Itís not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday." The same tabloid reported six months ago that Smith was returning to the series.

    GAME OF THRONES---George RR Martin commented on his latest novel and the tv series, "Well, Iím writing book 6, THE WINDS OF WINTER. Iím starting to worry because everybody keeps asking me, ďWhat are you going to do, if [executive producers] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]and the show catches up to you?,Ē and I didnít think it was a problem before, but theyíre moving faster than I am and itís beginning to scare me.
    I have not failed to notice this. I feel sometimes as if Iím laying track for a railroad and I can hear the locomotive coming up behind me. Itís building speed and I see the smoke and I hear the whistle coming, and I better keep laying that track pretty fast Ďcause Iíll get squashed, if the locomotive comes.
    But, I still have a pretty considerable lead, or at least thatís what Iím telling myself. Season 3 is only the first half of book 3. Season 4 will be the second half of book 3. And then, I have book 4 and book 5, and those are gigantic books which have to be recombined because theyíre actually parallel. Iím hoping those will be at least two seasons, maybe three.
    That will give me some time to finish book 6. By the time theyíre doing that season, Iíll be writing book 7. Thatís my story, and Iím sticking to it."
    Martin added he is working on possible prequels to the tv series, "I have been writing for a number of years a series of novellas set in the same world, the world of Westeros, but a hundred years earlier, about two characters called 'Dunk and Egg'. I published three of those novellas, 'The Hedge Knight', 'The Sworn Sword' and 'The Mystery Knight', and I have in mind about nine or 10 more novellas about the adventures of 'Dunk and Egg'.
    So we have been playing with the idea of doing those as prequels. They would be prequels, in a sense, they're a hundred years earlier but in the same world. They're somewhat lighter in tone than the main series, a little more adventurous. But my fans love them and I love the two characters too, and it all ties into Westeros history. So maybe that will be what we'll do."

    PACIFIC RIM---photo from the Guillermo del Toro movie showing a huge pile of excrement from a Kaiju monster. Charlie Hunnam (SONS OF ANARCHY) stars.

    HERCULES---Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson will co-star with Dwayne Johnson in the Brett Ratner Greek mythology movie. Johnson said he may also star in a spin-off of FAST & FURIOUS.

    REBECCA---movie underway based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel which was made into the 1940 Oscar-winning Alfred Hitchcock movie that starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.

    DIVERGENT---Kate Winslet joins Shailene Woodley, Aaron Eckhart and Ray Stevenson in this sci fi movie about two teens who rebel against a society comprised of five classes.

    THE INTERVIEW---James Franco may star with Seth Rogen in this Sony Pictures comedy movie about a talk show host and his producer who get involved in a plot to assassinate North Korea's prime minister.

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    CRIMSON PEAK---Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY) joins the cast of Charlie Hunnam, Emma Stone and Benedict Cumberbatch in this Guillermo del Toro haunted house movie.

    BONE WARS---HBO comedy tv movie underway based on the true story of two prominent post-Civil War paleontologists who race each other to discover dinosaur fossils known as "The Great Dinosaur Rush". Steve Carell and James Gandolfini star.

    STAR TREK---the Phaser Rifle used by William Shatner in the second pilot titled "Where No Man has Gone Before" sold for $231,000 at auction. It was expected to sell for only $70,000. The $231,000 was the second highest auction price paid for a prop from the original series with the top price being $304,750 paid for Capt. Kirk's bridge chair in 2008. A special effects model of the ENTERPRISE-D from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION sold for $576,000 in 2006.

    ABSCAM---Robert De Niro joins Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper in this untitled movie based on the true story of the infamous scandal involving politicians, mobsters and con men.

    VIKINGS---The History Channel renewed the series for Season 2. It has been averaging an impressive 5 million viewers per episode.

    HANNIBAL---the series premier drew disappointing ratings with an AC Nielsen 1.6 rating/4 share. However, this was NBC's biggest rating in the same timeslot in over a year.

    AVATAR---producer Jon Landau said the sequels will have underwater performance capture scenes, ďWe could simulate water [in computer graphics], but we can't simulate the actor's experience, so we are going to capture performance in a tank.Ē He added the sequels will, "wrap up the story arc of our two main characters."

    GRAVY---comedy horror movie underway about three friends enter a Mexican cantina on Halloween night in search of the perfect meal. James Roday (PSYCH) is the director.

    JANE GOT A GUN---Bradley Cooper replaces the departed Jude Law in this Western movie starring Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton.

    PORGY AND BESS---movie underway with a contemporary setting The 1959 Otto Preminger version starred Sydney Poitier.

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     Posted: 2013-03-26 12:15   

    ENDER'S GAME---poster released for the moving starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Hailee Steinfeld which premiers on November 1.

    GAME OF THRONES---Natalie Dormer said about the new season which premiers on March 31, "[It's] the season of the rise and fall; reversal of fortunes. The people who start off with nothing suddenly get dealt an incredible hand and powers shift considerably and vice versa. There are some really traumatic losses within the show."

    REVOLUTION---spoiler alert (see below).

    JAMES BOND---producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said they want SKYFALL director Sam Mendes back for another Bond movie after he said earlier he wasn't interested in returning. Broccoli said, "We havenít given up hope... Maybe not for the next oneÖ but we will get him back again." Wilson added, "We are working on him. We hope that maybe he will have gotten inspired to come back."

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---Lindsay Lohan will film a second bedroom scene with Charlie Sheen on the sitcom following their first scene in SCARY MOVIE 5. Lohan plays a patient who is attracted to her therapist played by Sheen. Also, James Franco commented on reports he refused advances from Lohan, "She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend. I've met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don't want to do that. He added, "Let's say I'm dating. I'm getting older. I would like a long-term relationship."

    KAREN BLACK---the star of FIVE EASY PIECES and EASY RIDER is raising money to fund cancer treatments in Europe after she was diagnosed with cancer. Her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, said, "We have nothing left...And the European treatment is not covered by insurance." Black weighs only 96 pounds compared to 156 pounds before the cancer was diagnosed. Their webpage is

    THE AMAZING RACE---CBS apologized for the recent episode in Hanoi in which a sign saying, "Amazing Race Double-U-Turn" was placed in front of the wreckage of a B-52 bomber that was shot down during the Vietnam War. Also, contestants had to learn a propaganda song performed by Vietnamese children standing in front of a portrait of Ho Chi Minh. The lyric subtitles were, "Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory."

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---UFC champ Georges St-Pierre will play villain Batroc the Leaper.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---Jeremy Howard (GALAXY QUEST) will play Donatello, Pete Ploszek (PARKS AND RECREATION) will play Leonardo and Noel Fisher (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 2) will play Michelangelo.

    BURTON AND TAYLOR---Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter will play Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when they starred in the failed 1983 play PRIVATE LIVES in this tv movie from BBC4 and BBC America.

    COUGAR TOWN---TBS renewed the series.

    REVOLUTION---in the April 1 episode, Danny is killed off, the explanation for why the global loss of power is revealed and Rachel claims she can restore the electricity if a power source can be found.

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    INDEPENDENCE DAY---director Roland Emmerich said the sequel will be two movies titled ID FOREVER PART I and PART II. He added, ĒThe humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us thatís 20 or 25 years. Itís a changed world. Itís like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We donít know how to duplicate it because itís organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane.Ē Emmerich said Bill Pullman is returning, but Will Smith has not signed to return as Capt. Steven Hillyer. Instead, the sequels will focus on Hillyer's stepson, Dylan, and other younger characters, "It's still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it's a little bit like the sons take over. The first
    one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens]." The sequel scripts by Emerrich and Dean Devlin are being rewritten by James Vanderbilt (WHITE HOUSE DOWN).

    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK---Tom Hardy and Jason Statham are reported to be the candidates to play Snake Plissken in the remake of the 1981 John Carpenter/Kurt Russell movie. A source said, "Studio Canal wants to make sure they get one of the two men before the summer." Joel Silver (DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON, THE MATRIX) intends the remake to be an origin movie and the first of a trilogy.

    SENSE8---new Netflix sci fi series from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski (BABYLON 5) will premiere in late 2014. No plot details were announced.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---photo released of Lindsay Lohan in bed with her therapist played by Charlie Sheen.

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Nicola Peltz (BATES MOTEL, THE LAST AIRBENDER) was confirmed as the female lead for the reboot movie.

    PUSHING DAISIES---a fan-donation campaign similar to the VERONICA MARS movie is being considered for a movie based on the canceled Bryan Fuller series. Fuller cautioned that it would require $10 million-$15 million. A FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS movie is also a possibility for a fan-donation campaign.

    ATLANTIS---new BBC ONE 13-part series from the creators of MERLIN about the mythological city and a "new generation". Mark Addy and Juliet Stephenson star.

    EDEN---new sci fi movie underway by Olatunde Osunsanmi (THE FOURTH KIND) in which mankind has been enslaved by aliens and survivors escape via a freedom path.

    PRETTY LITTLE LIARS---was renewed by ABC Family, and a spin-off titled RAVENSWOOD is underway.

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     Posted: 2013-03-28 11:35   

    THE WALKING DEAD--spoiler alert (see below).

    JUSTIFIED---FX renewed the series for Season 5 and announced it's developing a new network, Fxx, for the 18-34 age group.

    PROMETHEUS---writer Damon Lindelof denied reports there is friction between him, Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox over the sequel,
    ďAs to whether Ridley and Fox are Ďfreaking outí about me not working on a sequel, well thatís news to me. I retain awesome relationships with both. More importantly, the idea that there arenít many, MANY writers out there capable of taking the reins is sort of ridiculous. I did not map out a trilogy and then walk when the going got tough. Anyone who says otherwise doesnít know me and doesnít know the truth.Ē

    GODZILLA---Akira Takarada, who starred in the original 1954 movie, will have a cameo in the reboot movie which is currently filming.

    SECRET SERVICE---20th Century Fox bought the movie rights to the comic book. Matthew Vaughn is the director/co-writer.

    THE VIRGINIAN---Ron Perlman and Trace Adkins will star in the movie which is the latest Hollywood version of the Western novel by Owen Wister.

    DREDD--producer Adi Shanker denied reports of a sequel, "Itís because the movie totally bombed & R-rated movies are a tough sell to begin with. If DREDD becomes a cult hit it will be awesome. Last September was a terrible month: DREDD bombed and then LOOPER became a massive hit a week later!" He added that he is working on a short film version of DREDD.

    TOMB RAIDER---MGM confirmed it is developing a reboot movie based on the video game.

    OSCAR PISTORIUS---biomovie underway of the South African paralympian who is accused of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Ryan Gosling and Charlize Theron are rumored to be candidates to star.

    SOUTHERN REACH---first movie From Paramount Pictures in a planned trilogy based on the novel ANNIHILATION in which a secret government agency has sent expeditions for thirty years to investigate a deadly region known as Area X that has been sealed off. Some of the expeditions never returned and others report nothing unusual.

    HEMLOCK GROVE---new Netflix supernatural series about two young men who investigate a gruesome death in their small town. Premiere is April 19.

    LAGGIES---Anne Hathaway, Sam Rockwell and Chloe Moretz are attached to this movie about a young woman who gets a surprise marriage proposal from her boyfriend and decides to spend time with her younger sister

    THE WALKING DEAD---Laurie Holden said about the next episode, "There will be more death." When asked if that included her character, Andrea, she replied, "I'll tell you one thing, Andrea is a fighter, and she's not ever going to be a victim." David Morrissey, the Governor, added, "It's a spectacular finale. There's a real conclusion to some stories. But in the real tradition of the show, it's full of surprises. When we read the episode, we were all, ĎHow are we going to shoot this?' It's big. It's massive. It's a big ole movie, actually. It's got everything you want from a WALKING DEAD episode."

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    STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME---a new video ad reunites William Shatner and the alien Gorn from the "Arena" episode to promote the new STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME which will be released on April 23.

    Video link:

    INTERSTELLAR---Christopher Nolan has offered the starring role in his new sci fi movie to Matthew McConaughey. No plot details were disclosed, but it is reportedly based on physicist Kip Thorne's theory of using wormholes for time travel. Jonathan Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT) wrote the script.

    ZOMBIELAND---poster released for the Amazon Studios tv series based on the movie.

    FARGO---new FX tv series underway based on the 1996 movie and will involve a new murder and new characters. A new FX/Charlie Kaufman sitcom titled HOW AND WHY is about a nuclear reactor expert who is naive about life. FX's spin-off network, FXX, will premiere on September 2 and will get IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, THE LEAGUE and LEGIT from FX.

    GANGS OF NEW YORK---tv series underway by Martin Scorsese based on his movie which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. The tv series will focus on the birth of organized crime in New York, Chicago and New Orleans at the turn of the century.

    NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION---Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are in talks for cameo roles in the reboot movie starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---BJ Novak (THE OFFICE) was confirmed to co-star in the sequel in an undisclosed role, possibly as an Oscorp Industries employee.

    THE VIEW---Barbara Walters will reportedly retire in May, 2014.

    AMERICA'S MOST WANTED---was canceled by Lifetime. The network is developing a replacement pilot series titled JOHN WALSH INVESTIGATES.

    ONCE: WONDERLAND---the spin-off of ONCE UPON A TIME involves Alice in Wonderland with Australian Sophie Lowe playing Alice.

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     Posted: 2013-03-30 17:20   

    STAR TREK---sources claim Paramount Pictures is considering a new Trek tv series. If Paramount does decide to develop a new series, it would take five years for it to be ready. Previously, many thought thought that CBS Television owned the tv rights and Paramount owned the movie rights, but some claim that CBS owns the rights only to the previously-produced Trek tv series, and Paramount owns the rights to any new Trek tv projects. Paramount is developing a new BEVERLY HILLS COP tv series and is considering a new Trek series as another of its tv ventures.

    JERSEY BOYS---Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct the movie based on the Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Eastwood's A STAR IS BORN has been delayed due to casting problems after Beyonce withdrew from the remake.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Robert Redford commented on co-starring in the superhero sequel, "I'm doing this film because it's different. It's a new thing for me. I think these films are really powerful. I think they're great. This is the kind of film I would have loved to see as a kid. I like the idea of stepping into new territory. I'm excited by it. I also think it's a good bunch of people who really know what they're doing."

    DOCTOR WHO---David Tennant and Billie Piper were confirmed to be returning for the 50th Anniversary special.

    THE KILLING---will premiere on AMC on June 2.

    SYFY---two import series canceled by other networks will air on June 8. PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD starring Niall Matter (EUREKA) as a software genius, and SINBAD.

    DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---Judy Greer will play female chimp Cornelia.

    RICHARD PRYOR: IS IT SOMETHING I SAID?---Forest Whitaker will direct the biomovie.

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     Posted: 2013-04-01 11:44   

    JAMES BOND---producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced that JJ Abrams will direct the 24th James Bond movie after Sam Mendes (SKYFALL) declined their offer to return. Broccoli said Abrams' track record with the Star Trek and Star Wars film franchises was the crucial factor in their decision to pick Abrams. In order to tap even more into the lucrative US market, the producers and Abrams have agreed that a US actor will replace Daniel Craig as Bond. Inside sources say George Clooney is the top candidate to be the next 007. The sources said this not a precedent because John Gavin signed to play Bond in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER until Sean Connery returned, and that other prominent US actors such as Burt Reynolds came close to playing Bond. Another "Yankification" of the Bond movies involves Eon Productions signing a huge product placement deal with General Motors which will pay to have the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as Bond's car replacing his traditional Aston Martin.

    ALIEN VS. GLADIATOR---Ridley Scott confirmed the eagerly-anticipated sequel in his ALIEN/PROMETHEUS series will combine two of his most successful movies, ALIEN and GLADIATOR. Russell Crowe is in negotiations to return as Maximus Decimus Meridius. The sequel has Maximus only being wounded by Commodus in the Coliseum gladiator scene. Maximus then is beamed aboard an Alien spacecraft which takes him to its home planet. The Aliens chose Maximus because of his superior gladiator talents and pit him against Aliens and other species in their intergalactic coliseum in which creatures from throughout the galaxy are spectators.

    STAR TREK: EPISODE VII---Sir Alec Guinness said he is reuniting with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in the latest Star Wars movie. Guinness had signed to reprise his Oscar-winning role as Lt. Col. Nicholson in the sequel to BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI which would answer the question if Nicholson had intentionally blown up The Bridge, but Guinness left the sequel for the Star Wars movie. He explained, "A chance to win a second Oscar as Nicholson and answer the age-old question about The Bridge's destruction in the sequel to a classic movie is nothing compared to having the opportunity to work with the brilliant genius of JJ Abrams."

    HAMONSTER---new Syfy tv movie stars Lorenzo Lamas and Denise Richards. The plot involves a secret underground lab in Siberia where genetic experiments on a hamster result in a 100-foot tall, blood-thirsty "Hamonster" which kills all the scientists and escapes across the Bering Strait to Alaska. Lamas plays a former Delta Force operative who lives in the remote wilds of Alaska to escape the memories of the violence he saw in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is called out of retirement to team up with his former lover played by Richards, Dr. Alexandria "Alex" Kendrick, the MIT-trained, world's leading expert on giant, mutated, Russian killer hamsters. They and their team of Special Forces soldiers must stop Hamonster before it destroys the massive Prudhoe Bay Oil Field which would wreck the US economy. They are hindered by the greedy head of the oil field who refuses to shut down the drilling and warn workers about the Mamonster because it will reduce profits.

    TOM THUMB---Tom Cruise stars as tiny Tom Thumb in this remake of the 1958 movie that starred Russ Tamblyn, Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas. Inside sources said Cruise took the role after scathing fan criticism of him playing the 6' 5" title character in JACK REACHER.

    ACME---Tim Burton animated movie underway based on the popular Warner Bros. Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons. Johnny Depp will provide the voice for Wile E. Coyote, and Seth Rogen will voice the Roadrunner. Acme is the company that produces the contraptions used by Coyote to snare Roadrunner.

    VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA---NBC tv series remake of the 1960s movie and ABC tv series is underway at JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (STAR TREK) are the showrunners. Mary McDonnell (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) will play Admiral Harriette Nelson, and Jason O'Mara (TERRA NOVA) will play Captain Lee Crane. The plot has the submarine SEAVIEW investigating a large disturbance on the ocean floor near Hawaii. The disturbance is a time warp which sends the SEAVIEW back in time to December 6, 1941, the day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Nelson and Captain Crane must decide if they should torpedo the Japanese fleet to prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor and change history forever or let the attack occur. Orci said the movie will include a fantastic scene in which the SEAVIEW's Flying Sub has a dogfight with Japanese Zero fighters.

    THE TIME MACHINE---the second remake of the 1960 Rod Taylor movie is underway in which a government special ops assassin in the future is sent back in time to 1865 England to kill the mother of HG Wells so Wells is never born which will prevent him from writing THE TIME MACHINE which will prevent Hollywood's never-ending deluge of movies and tv series about time travel. The dilemma is the assassin is the great-great-geat-grandson of Wells, so if he prevents Wells from being born, the assassin will never be born. Cate Blanchett plays the mother of Wells, and Brad Pitt plays the assassin.

    THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE: THE NEXT WAVE---second sequel underway to the Oscar-winning Irwin Allen disaster movie. The plot has Carnival Cruise Line's unsinkable flagship SS POSEIDON on its maiden voyage. Once at sea, all the passengers and crew are stricken with severe diarrhea after a disgruntled waiter spits in the soup. The extremely ill captain of the POSEIDON is faced with the seemingly impossible task of leaving the restroom long enough to go to the deserted bridge and steer the ship away from a massive tidal wave caused by a killer typhoon.

    DANCES WITH WOLVES: THE SERIES---new CBS dance competition series in which the descendants of the US Cavalry and Indian tribes compete against each other for the grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to the luxurious Pechanga Resort and Casino in California which is owned by the Pechanga Tribe. The celebrity descendant for the Cavalry team is actor Larry Storch. The celebrity descendant for the Indian team is Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

    I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF---Emma Watson stars in this remake of the 1957 horror movie which starred Michael Landon. The plot has Watson playing a nerdy high school student who is constantly bullied by the school's Mean Girls. Watson's anger and frustration release long-repressed genes from her family's werewolf lineage in Victorian England, and she seeks revenge on her tormentors.

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     Posted: 2013-04-04 12:04   

    THE WALKING DEAD---spoiler alert (see below).

    WORLD WAR Z---new poster for the Brad Pitt zombie movie which premiers on June 21.

    FURY---Brad Pitt is in negotiations to star in this movie about the crew of a US tank named "Fury" battling a desperate German division in the last days of World War II. Writer David Ayers said his script is intended, ďto bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.Ē Producer Bill Block added, ďFURY is not your fatherís WWII movie, it digs deep into the complexities of battlefield heroism.Ē

    INTERSTELLAR---Matthew McConaughey confirmed he will play the lead role in the sci fi movie from Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION) about an interstellar voyage involving wormholes.

    CINDERELLA---three finalists for the live-action movie directed by Kenneth Branagh are Margot Robbie (PAN AM), Bella Heathcote (DARK SHADOWS) and Lily James (WRATH OF THE TITANS).

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Zoe Saldana (STAR TREK) is in negotiations to play Gamora.

    THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN---Addison Tomlinson (CALIFORNICATION) has joined the cast of the remake of the 1976 horror movie that starred Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine and Dawn Wells.

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT---the Netflix premiere of 15 episodes is on May 26.

    USA NETWORK---premier dates are: BURN NOTICE and GRACELAND on June 6, ROYAL PAINS and NECESSARY ROUGHNESS on June 12, COVERT AFFAIRS and SUITS on July 16.

    QUARRY---new Cinemax series underway based on the novels by Max Allan Collins (ROAD TO PERDITION) about a disillusioned Marine sniper who returns from the Vietnam War and becomes a contract killer.

    THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU---Shawn Levy comedy movie based on the novel with Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Spencer and Jane Fonda starring.

    THE RAVEN---Liam Hemsworth (THE HUNGER GAMES) is talks to star in this sci fi conspiracy movie about a man who is the target of assassination after he discovers a power that could change society.

    THE AGE OF MIRACLES---movie underway based on the novel about the Earth facing disaster because of a slowing orbit as seen through the eyes of a young girl.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Robert Kirkman comments on next season.

    "Moving into next season, weíre going to see a very different Rick, but one of his main goals is to manage this situation with Carl and see if he can bring him back from this darkness thatís crept into him. Whether or not heís able to do that, weíll have to see. But this is a big change in the character of Carl, but itís something thatís going to be weighing heavily on Rick next season."
    He said about the Governor, "Thatís certainly not the last that weíll see of him. When we see him again and where we see him again, thatís the big question. Itís not going to be like it was in Season 3; itís not going to be Rick and the Governor on a collision course with a conflict between them. Heíll be used in very different ways next season."
    Kirkman said Season 4 will bring changes, "Iíll say that there are a lot of familiar elements that are remaining. Michonne is still around, Rick and his group are still in the prison, the Governorís still out thereÖ so there are a lot of things that are carrying over from Season 3 to Season 4, but I canít stress how different things are going to be. There are going to be some radical changes to those elements that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling. While [Season 4] does seem somewhat familiar, itís going to be vastly different from Season 3."
    Also, Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) have been promoted to regular cast members.

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                            WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

    JUSTIFIED---spoiler alert (see below).

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Robert Redford confirmed he's co-starring in the sequel and disclosed his role, ďWell, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D...Ē

    BIG EYES---Tim Burton biomovie of Margaret Keane, the artist known for her 1950s big-eyed children paintings, and her lawsuit against her husband who took credit for the artwork. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star.

    MAD MEN---new photos released for the two-hour premiere on April 7.

    VERONICA MARS---Jason Dohring was confirmed to be returning for the movie starring Kristen Bell.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---Will Arnett will co-star with Megan Fox and Alan Ritchson in the Michael Bay reboot movie.

    DOCTOR WHO---the BBC confirmed that the Zygons will appear in the 50th anniversary show.

    GAME OF THRONES---was renewed for Season 4.

    PLANES---Disney animated movie underway with the voices of TOP GUN stars Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer in which a crop dusting plane wants to join an around-the-world air race.

    TWO AND HALF MEN---Hillary Duff tweeted that she will guest star as a love interest for Ashton Kutcher's character, "So excited to be joining the cast of @TwoHalfMen_CBS this week! I get to play a crazy drunk girl, funnnn!!!" He also falls for her grandmother who is played by Marilu Henner.

    ELIZA GRAVES---Jim Sturgess (CLOUD ATLAS) will co-star with Kate Beckinsale in this movie based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story in which a doctor takes a job in an insane asylum and discovers the patients have taken over.

    THE INFINITY PRINCIPLE---movie underway in which a scientist discovers the secret of time travel which causes the fabric of the universe to break apart.

    FX---series titled CONQUISTADORS underway about the Spanish Conquistadors conquest of the Inca Empire. A six-part miniseries titled THEY MARCHED INTO SUNLIGHT involves two events during the Vietnam War: the 1967 ambush of the Black Lion Battalion and the University of Wisconsin student protest against Down Chemical and its napalm.

    THE BRAND---movie underway about US Attorney Gregory Jessner's prosecution of leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang.

    JUSTIFIED---question and answer session with Graham Yost.

    Q: Will you repeat the mystery theme used in the current season?
    A: "One is would we do it again? Probably not, but only because we've already done it."

    Q: Is Ava returning?
    A: "We plan on seeing her a lot next season."

    Q: Where's Johnny?
    A: "Johnny has opened a little bed and breakfast in Corben. No, we got stuck at the end of 12, and there was only so much real estate in the final episode, and we really wanted to focus on Raylan and Boyd. We did let Johnny dangle. He's out there in the's a good thing to have dangling in the wind. I don't know how, where or when he'll be used, but there's obviously a big X on his back, and on Moonie and Lee Paxton's backs, too."

    Q: Is Patton Oswalt returning as Constable Bob?
    A: "Yeah, Constable Bob still has his job. We just have to see. It's always our fear with these characters everybody loves: we're just terrified of wearing out the welcome. How much we see of Bob next season, I can't say. But I know that Bob is a big part of the show going forward."

    Q: You've had Gerald McRaney and Jim Beaver from DEADWOOD, so is Ian McShane next?
    A: "(laughs) With me, it's usually "DEADWOOD, BOOMTOWN or THE PACIFIC".

    Q: There's a race between you and Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) for DEADWOOD stars, so will you win by getting McShane?
    A: "We'll see. We've talked about it. It's just trying to talk about the right thing for him, and again subject to availability. Believe me, if we got a call from Ian McShane saying he wanted to be on the show, then maybe we would try to focus on that and find something for him. A little bit of that happened with Gerald: interest was expressed, and Tim's known him for years, and we thought this character might be a good fit for him."

    Q: If you had your druthers, how long will the series continue?
    A: "Druthers, really, six years. Two more seasons. It's difficult. Tim and I will both say that it's the best job we've ever had in many respects. And Tim would say he'd happily play Raylan for the rest of his life, but then it's finding the stories that really intrigue us. And in terms of this world, a big part is the Raylan and Boyd relationship. How many more moves do we have of that? That almost becomes a bigger concern. And just the Kentucky of it. if we were to move the show outside of Kentucky, it would be a very different show that we couldn't put under the JUSTIFIED banner anymore. JUSTIFIED is Kentucky."

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     Posted: 2013-04-02 11:47   

    THE WALKING DEAD---the Season 3 finale drew a record 12.4 million viewers. Also, David Morrissey was confirmed to be returning as the Governor for Season 4.

    GAME OF THRONES--the premiere episode drew 4.4 million viewers.

    DOCTOR WHO---Matt Smith confirmed he's returning for at least one more season.

    DRAFT DAY---Jennifer Garner is in talks to co-star with Kevin Costner in this Ivan Reitman comedy movie about the general manager of the Cleveland Browns who will do anything to get his #1 pick on draft day.

    DARK UNIVERSE---Guillermo del Toro commented on his tv series about second tier DC Comics superheroes, ďThe route weíre going is [John] Constantine is our lead. Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot. We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have the Floronic Man. We have stuff that those who love the darker side of the DC Universe are going to appreciate, and weíre trying to be true to the origins of the characters.Ē He's finished the outline for the tv series and is looking for a writer to write a script.

    GI JOE 3---the second sequel is being considered.

    DARK PLACES---Chloe Moretz is in talks to co-star with Charlize Theron in the movie based on the novel.

    EVIL DEAD---director Fede Alvarez wants to do a sequel and have it crossover with ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 which is being developed by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

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     Posted: 2013-04-05 11:32   

    JURASSIC PARK IV---the sequel will feature a new dinosaur villain said paleontologist Jack Horner, the sequel's technical advisor, "I can't actually tell you who that will be. But you'll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie." Speculation based on the "lights" comment is the new dinosaur is the chameleon-like Carnotaurus which was in Michael Crichton's JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD novel and in early draft of the movie script. Lights scare the Carnotaurus off and expose its color-changing camouflage.

    THE BLACK HOLE---remake underway of the 1979 sci fi movie which starred Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Ernest Borgnine and Yvette Mimieux. The remake director is Joseph Kosinski (TRON: LEGACY, OBLIVION). The script is being rewritten by Jon Spaihts (PROMETHEUS).

    OBLIVION---poster released for the Tom Cruise sci fi movie.

    CRIMSON PEAK---Benedict Cumberbatch will co-star with Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam is this haunted house movie from Guillermo del Toro.

    HERCULES 3D---Kellan Lutz will star in this movie directed by Renny Harlin (DIE HARD 2, CLIFFHANGER).

    ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES---Nicole Kidman has a cameo in the sequel.

    DOCTOR WHO---the BBC America premiere had an impressive audience of over 2 million viewers.

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND---Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) will provide the voice for the White Rabbit in this Alice in Wonderland spin-off of ONCE UPON A TIME. Barbara Hershey may return in the spin-off.

    GORBACHEV---HBO Studios biomovie underway with Mikhail Gorbachev as a consultant and Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks as co-producers.

    BRAND NEW-U---movie underway in which a man is pursued by copies of himself while he seeks his long-lost love. Lachlan Nieboer (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Nora-Jane Noone (THE DESCENT) star.

    FAST AND FURIOUS 7--director Justin Lin is not returning for the sequel.

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     Posted: 2013-04-09 11:32   

    DOCTOR WHO---Waris Hussein, who directed the first episode in 1963, complained that sex has started to enter the series, "There is an element now -- and I know we're living in a different era -- of sexuality that has crept in. The intriguing thing about the original person was that you never quite knew about him, and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him. Now we've just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined us, a companion, [and] she actually snogged him."

    HANDS OF STONE---biomovie underway about boxer Roberto Duran starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

    DRACULA---Luke Evans stars in this movie about the origin of Dracula.

    ATLANTIS: REVELATION---movie trilogy underway about the lost city of Atlantis. Julian Fellowes (DOWNTON ABBEY) is the executive producer.

    THE GREAT WAR---BBC One five-part miniseries about World War I as seen through the eyes of two young men who enlist in the army. It will premier during Armistice week, 2014, the 100th anniversary of World War I.

    BATES MOTEL---was renewed for Season 2.

    CHEECH & CHONG'S ANIMATED MOVIE---premiers on April 20.

    A HAUNTED HOUSE---sequel underway to the Marlon Wayans comedy movie.

    OMEGA POINT---movie underway about a man who discovers a crashed UFO in the forest containing a god-like artificial intelligence who wants to escape from Earth.

    KILL COMMAND---sci fi movie underway about soldiers who test a killer robot on a remote island.

    THE GATES OF MORGAINE---movie trilogy underway based on the novel series.

    TAXI BROOKLYN SOUTH---sitcom underway from Olivier Megaton (TAKEN 2) based on Luc Besson's TAXI movies.

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     Posted: 2013-04-12 12:20   

    THE SHINING---Glenn Mazzara, ex-showrunner of THE WALKING DEAD, is in negotiations to write the script for the prequel to Stephen King's THE SHINING which tells what happened at the Overlook hotel before Jack Torrance and his family arrived.

    ELIZA GRAVES---Oscar-winners Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess in this movie in which a recent medical school graduate gets a job in an insane asylum and discovers the patients have taken over. It is based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story.

    THE 10 MOST F***KABLE CELEBRITIES---DETAILS magazine's reader poll named Mila Kunis and Ryan Gosling as the top celebrities they would like to have sex with. Kunis was followed by Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba and Megan Fox. Gosling was followed by Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.

    HEAT---remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie about a Las Vegas bodyguard stars Jason Statham, Sophia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Milo Ventimiglia and Cedric the Entertainer.

    DC COMICS---Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov commented on how Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL fit into the studio's DC Comics movie plan, "Setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, MAN OF STEEL is definitely a first step. I think youíll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world." Robinov added, "Weíll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies weíre going to be making." He denied that Warner Bros. is seeking Nolan and Christian Bale to return for JUSTICE LEAGUE.

    FRINGE---the Science Channel will have a two-day FRINGE marathon from April 13-14.

    HOMELAND---David Marciano (Virgil) will no longer be a regular cast member next season but will return as a guest star.

    WEAPONS SATELLITE---untitled Cameron Crowe (JERRY MAGUIRE) romantic comedy movie in which a defense contractor and the female fighter pilot he's in love with team up to scuttle the launch of a weapons satellite. Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to co-star.

    MILLION DOLLAR ARM---Jon Hamm and Alan Arkin star in this movie about sports agent JB Bernstein who discovered pro baseball players Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel on an Indian reality show.

    THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN---Robert Redford stars in this movie based on the true story of a 78-year-old man who is a professional bank robber.

    TRANSCENDENCE---Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to co-star with Johnny Depp in this movie about a man who develops a computer program with awareness.

    NEW WORLD---US remake from Sony Pictures of the South Korean movie in which an undercover cop becomes a mobster leader's right-hand man. When the mobster dies in a car accident, the cop is a candidate to replace him.

    TROLLS---DreamWorks Animation movie underway based on the popular 1960s troll dolls.

    DAVID LYNCH---Lynch said he's thinking about returning to television but it won't involve his TWIN PEAKS series, "Iím thinking about it...Television allows you to tell a story over time, something cinema doesnít. For me, the two formats will always exist, itís like painting in a square or rectangular."

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     Posted: 2013-04-10 11:23   

    INTERSTELLAR---Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to co-star with Matthew McConaughey in this Christopher Nolan movie about a space journey using wormholes.

    OBLIVION---new photos from the Tom Cruise sci fi movie co-starring Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) which premiers on April 19.

    BREAKING BAD---creator Vince Gilligan, AMC and Sony Pictures Television are considering a comedy spin-off series about sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman.

    THOSE WHO KILL---AMC has ordered 10 episodes of this US remake of the Danish crime series. Chloe Sevigny and Tom D'Arcy star as a female police detective and a forensic psychiatrist who pursue serial killers. The pilot script is by Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES), and is directed by Joe Carnahan (THE GREY).

    GHOSTS OF THE PACIFIC---movie underway based on the true story of three Navy aviators whose torpedo bomber crashes into the Pacific and spend 34 days on a 4' by 8' life raft with no food or water. Garret Dillahunt (DEADWOOD), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER) and Jake Abel (THE HOST) star.

    BEWARE THE NIGHT---Eric Bana, Olivia Munn and Edgar Ramirez star in this Jerry Bruckheimer movie about a New York cop and a renegade priest who team up to solve a demonic crime.

    DRAFT DAY---Denis Leary will play the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in this Ivan Reitman comedy movie about the team's general manager played by Kevin Costner who will do anything to get his number one draft pick.

    ELEMENTARY---Natalie Dormer (GAME OF THRONES) will guest star as Sherlock Holmes' former lover, Irene Adler, in three episodes which conclude with the season finale on May 9.

    KUNG FU PANDA 3---Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelson and Rebel Wilson provide voices for the sequel which returns Jack Black and Angelina Jolie.

    GREGG ALLMAN---biomovie underway based on his memoir titled MY CROSS TO BEAR.

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     Posted: 2013-04-11 12:01   

    MAN OF STEEL---new photos from the Superman movie starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. Premiere is June 14.

    DEXTER---Yvonne Strahovski (CHUCK) returns in her serial killer role for several episodes in Season 8.

    SYFY---is developing two miniseries. CHILDHOOD'S END by Arthur C. Clarke involves a friendly invasion of Earth by aliens which results in a utopian society. Stanley Kubrick almost filmed CHILDHOOD'S END, but chose 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY instead. RINGWORLD is based on the Larry Niven novel in which explorers travel to an artificial habitat in space where they encounter primitive and advanced civilizations.

    HIGHWAYMEN---Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson may star in this movie about legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and his pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde.

    THE BROTHERHOOD---movie underway based on the true story of two rogue policemen who were hitmen for the Luchese and Gambino crime families. Jose Padilha (ROBOCOP remake) is interested in directing the movie.

    LEN DEIGHTON---18-part tv series underway based on Deighton's Bernard Samson spy novels. Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) is the writer.

    HOUDINI---The History Channel miniseries is being considered about famed magician Harry Houdini with Adrien Brody possibly starring.

    WAYWARD SONS: LEGENDS---movie underway based on the comic book in which warring aliens invaded Earth thousands of years ago and inspired Greek mythology, fairy tales, vampires, dragons and other popular lore.

    UNITAS WE STAND---biomovie underway about legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas starring Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Joe Unitas, son of the quarterback, is the co-writer and co-producer. The NFL Films movie is based on the book JOHNNY U: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHNNY UNITAS.

    POINT BREAK---remake of the 1991 movie which starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Ericson Core (INVINCIBLE) is the director.

    MICHAEL MANN---untitled cyber-thriller movie from Mann in which a US agent and a Chinese agent team up to stop a hacker who is operating in Southeast Asia.

    OPEN---HBO pilot from Ryan Murphy (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) about sexuality and relationships involving five people.

    JANE GOT A GUN---Noah Emmerich (THE AMERICANS) will co-star in this Western starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Bradley Cooper.

    TARZAN---the David Yates (HARRY POTTER) movie starring Alexander Skarsgard has been shelved by Warner Bros. due to budget problems.

    FAST & FURIOUS 7---James Wan (SAW) is in talks to replace departed director Justin Lin.

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    THE SHINING---Stephen King commented on the remake movie underway, "Iím not saying I would put a stop to the project, because Iím sort of a nice guy. When I was a kid, my mother said, ĎStephen if you were a girl, youíd always be pregnant.í I have a tendency to let people develop things. Iím always curious to see what will happen. But you know what? I would be just as happy if it didnít happen."

    CUJO---Sunn Classic Pictures announced it is developing a remake of its 1983 movie based on the Stephen King novel for 2013 which is the 30th anniversary of the movie.

    HELL ON WHEELS---the Western returns to AMC on August 3. Showrunner John Wirth said, "[Season 3] will be a western about work ó the building of the railroad, the binding of the nation after the Civil War, and the rehabilitation of the men who lived and fought their way through those exploits. This season weíre placing Cullen Bohannon at the center of the show, and taking him away from the revenge motive which propelled him into the series."

    SYFY---three pilots are underway. HIGH MOON is from Bryan Fuller (PUSHING DAISIES, HANNIBAL) and is based on the novel THE LOTUS CAVES in which men colonizing the Moon discover a new life form. CLANDESTINE is from Gale Anne Hurd (THE WALKING DEAD, THE TERMINATOR) in which space bandits are left for dead by Coalition forces. They take over a derelict Coalition spaceship and pose as Coalition members. SOJOURN involves a murder on a spaceship which is part of a conspiracy connected to its launch 50 years before.

    28 DAYS LATER---Danny Boyle commented on if he's planning a sequel, "I donít like zombie movies. I never did. We took a genre and f****d with it. Zombie aficionados, theyíre quite precious with all their rules. Like with running: 'They donít do that!'
    Of course there are so many manifestations of zombies now, the rule book has gone out the window. I saw one episode of THE WALKING DEAD and it was very gripping. But the zombies were stumbling around again, which I hate.
    Given what weíve just been talking about, itís very difficult to know whether zombies are overexposed now as a concept. So itís 40/60 whether it happens or not. But we did have an idea of where to set it and what it might be about. Asked if he would reveal the idea, he laughingly replied "No, because theyíll end up in THE WALKING DEAD."

    CRASH BANDITS---Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) replaces director John McTiernan (DIE HARD, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, PREDATOR) on this movie about two rival treasure seekers who salvage wrecked airplanes and are racing each other to find the ultimate treasure in the Amazon jungle.

    VERONICA MARS---the Kickstarter fund-raising movie campaign officially ended with $5.7 million raised from 91,585 backers. The original goal was $2 million. The amount raised broke several Kickstarter records.

    THE INSIDE OUTSIDE MAN---World War II movie underway based on the true story of Frank Foley who worked in England's Berlin embassy and violated orders by helping anti-Nazi groups.

    CHILDREN OF THE LAMP---Paramount Pictures movie underway based on the children's book.

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     Posted: 2013-04-17 01:24   

    YUKIKAZE---Tom Cruise will star in this movie based on the Japanese sci fi novels which involve Earth space forces retaliating against a planet which had invaded Earth.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---photo of Jamie Foxx as Electro while filming in New York.

    THE OTHER WOMAN---supermodel Kate Upton and Taylor Kinney are in talks to co-star with Cameron Diaz and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in this movie about a man's wife and girlfriend who unite to seek revenge against him.

    BRILLIANCE---David Koepp (JURASSIC PARK) will write the script for the movie based on the novel in which 1% of the world's population are "brilliants" who are born with super powers. A brilliant federal agent who uses his powers to combat terrorists must stop an evil brilliant who plots to start a civil war.

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Stanley Tucci has joined the cast of the Michael Bay reboot movie in an undisclosed role. In another Bay reboot movie, Danny Woodburn (SEINFELD) will play Master Splinter in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Wesley Snipes is joining the cast. Stallone and Snipes starred in THE DEMOLITION MAN.

    SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL---Faith Hill announced she will no longer sing the game's theme song after six years.

    DEAD SNOW: WAR OF THE DEAD---filming has started on the sequel to DEAD SNOW. The sequel plot "follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of Zombies with the help of a professional gang of American zombie killers who call themselves the Zombie Squad."

    TRANSCENDENCE---Cillian Murphy will reunite with Christopher Nolan in this sci fi movie starring Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall.

    THE BANSHEE CHAPTER---Ted Levine (MONK) and Katia Winter (DEXTER) star in this movie about a female journalist who is searching for a missing friend who was involved in a secret, government-developed mind-altering drug.

    JAMES BOND---the next Bond novel will be titled SOLO. Author William Boyd said, "It's what happens to Bond in Africa that generates his urge to 'go solo' and take matters into his own hands in the USA."

    CALIFORNICATION---Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Heather Graham (THE HANGOVER) will guest star in multiple episodes.

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     Posted: 2013-04-17 11:20   

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Michael Rooker (THE WALKING DEAD) will play Yondu.

    20 MOST HATED CELEBRITIES---results of STAR magazine's annual poll for the "20 Most Hated Celebrities in Hollywood".

    1. Gwyneth Paltrow
    2. Kristen Stewart
    3. Jennifer Lopez
    4. John Mayer
    5. Katherine Heigl
    6. Matt Lauer
    7. Madonna
    8. Justin Bieber
    9. Anne Hathaway
    10. Kris Jenner
    11. Kim Kardashian
    12. LeAnn Rimes
    13. Ashton Kutcher
    14. Jay Leno
    15. Angelina Jolie
    16. Lindsay Lohan
    17. Shia LaBeouf
    18. Taylor Swift
    19. Jesse James
    20. Chris Brown

    THE EXORCIST---director William Friedkin commented on the sequels to his classic horror movie, "Well, there isn't one sequel to THE EXORCIST that's worth a bucket of warm spit. THE EXORCIST 2 is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It's terrible. I find it worse than terrible; I find it disgusting."

    HELIX---Syfy ordered 13 episodes of this series from Ron Moore (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) in which a CDC team travels to the Arctic to investigate a possible outbreak at a high tech laboratory and discover a danger which could devastate mankind. Also, Syfy's premiere of DEFIANCE drew 2.7 million viewers which was its biggest audience since the premiere of WAREHOUSE 13 in 2009.

    REVOLUTION---the season finale will air on June 3 instead of May 27 after the series was preempted by coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    NIGHT FILM---Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) will direct this movie based on the upcoming novel about an investigative journalist who probes the suicide of the beautiful daughter of a cult horror movie director and discovers it was really a revenge murder.

    A FIGHTING MAN---movie underway about two boxing rivals stars James Caan,
    Louis Gossett, Jr., Famke Janssen, Michael Ironside and Dominic Purcell.

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     Posted: 2013-04-18 11:08   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Disney said the movie will premiere in the summer, 2015 and there will be a Star Wars every summer for the next five years after that. This will involve a Star Wars episode movie alternating with a spin-off standalone movie during that period.

    TORSO---movie underway based on the graphic novel about Eliot Ness attempting to solve the Cleveland Torso Murderer serial killer who terrorized the city from 1934-1938. David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS) is the writer/director. Director David Fincher and Matt Damon had been connected to the movie earlier.

    BREAKING BAD---returns on August 11.

    RACHEL RISING---tv series underway based on the comic book which, "centers on a woman named Rachel who wakes up dead in a shallow grave. She begins to unravel the mystery of her death while crossing paths with not only friends but also a mysterious blonde woman who is tracking her and a horrific little girl named Zoe, out on a killing spree. Also figuring into the mix is the history of the local town, magic and witchcraft."

    HEROES---MSN is in talks with NBC to resurrect the tv series for Xbox and would involve "new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original seriesí cast."

    21 JUMP STREET---the sequel is underway at Sony Pictures with a 2014 premiere.

    DA VINCI'S DEMONS---was renewed by Starz for Season 2.

    BALLISTIC CITY---AMC series pilot inspired by BLADERUNNER and CHINATOWN underway in which "a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational spaceship destined for an unknown world." The script is by Travis Beacham (PACIFIC RIM). Joseph Kosinski (OBLIVION) is the director.

    FOCUS---Will Smith is in talks to star in this movie about a con man who falls in love with his beautiful protege. Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart have left the project.

    DOCTOR STRANGE---Justin Theroux is reportedly being sought for the starring role.

    CAPA---Tim Hiddleston and Gemma Arterton star in this movie about the romance between famed war photographer Robert Capa and fellow photographer Gerda Taro.

    THE CROODS---the sequel is underway at DreamWorks Animation.

    LOVE & MERCY---John Cusack is in negotiations to play Brian Wilson in this biomovie about the frontman for the Beach Boys.

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     Posted: 2013-04-19 11:51   

    WEIRD SCIENCE---R-rated remake underway of the 1985 movie that starred Kelly LeBrock and Anthony Michael Hall. Joel Silver (DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON) returns as the producer.

    TODAY---Ann Curry was constantly humiliated and forced out by her fellow TODAY staffers according to NEW YORK TIMES reporter Brian Stelter in his upcoming book TOP OF THE MORNING: INSIDE THE CUTTHROAT WORLD OF MORNING TV. Stelter said executive producer Jim Bell, who blamed Curry for TODAY's declining ratings, started "Operation Bambi" to get rid of her after one staffer said firing Curry would be like "killing Bambi". Also, "several boxes of Curry's belongings ended up in a coat closet, as if she had already been booted off the premises." Matt Lauer supposedly said, "I can't believe I'm sitting next to this woman." Staffers ridiculed her choice of outfits by photoshopping a photo of her in a yellow dress with Big Bird and captioning it, "Who wore it best?" Stelter wrote, "Some mornings, she cried as she read e-mail and Twitter messages from fans...She told friends that her final months were a form of professional torture." He added that she was "profoundly hurt and humiliated" by her firing and the way the her TODAY co-workers treated her.

    DEXTER---Showtime confirmed the upcoming Season 8 will be the last season.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---director James Gunn commented on how the talking Rocket Racoon will be portrayed in the movie, "Iíve done a lot of studying with real racoons, and we had real racoons come in. Weíve done photography with them, Iíve played with racoons, and fed racoons, and dealt a lot with real racoons to get some of the behavior down, because itís really, really important to me that Rocket Racoon, who is the heart of the movie, is not a cartoon character, itís not Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers, itís a real, little, somewhat mangled beast thatís alone...heís been created by these guys to be a mean-a** fighting machine."

    CAPTAIN AMERICA---Hayley Atwell said fans want her character, Peggy Carter, back in the film franchise, "There's been an online campaign for Peggy to be featured. People really liked her. So Marvel have made sure that as part of Comicon there will be a little kind of snapshot as to what Peggy's actually really capable of, which was finished here and which was great fun. Hopefully, it will lead to other things."

    SEX TAPE---Cameron Diaz is in negotiations to star with Jason Segel in this Sony Pictures comedy movie about a married couple who make a sex tape to spice up their sex life. When the tape disappears, they have to retrieve it.

    PASSENGERS---Keanu Reeves stars in this sci fi movie as a passenger on a spaceship during a 120-year-long voyage to colonize another planet. His hibernation pod malfunctions and awakens him 100 years early. To cure his loneliness, he awakens a beautiful woman for companionship.

    UNDERNEATH---horror movie underway about newlyweds trapped in an underground cave system. The husband is injured and as the wife attempts to find help, they discover they are being hunted by an evil presence.

    TAG BROTHERS---Will Ferrell and Jack Black may star in this comedy movie based on a WALL STREET JOURNAL article about two ex-classmates in their 40s who maintain a long-running game of Tag.

    SAINT GEORGE---new FX sitcom starring George Lopez as a divorced man with a young son, overbearing mother living with him and a part-time teaching job in night school.

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     Posted: 2013-04-22 11:36   

    WAREHOUSE 13---showrunner Jack Kenny said about Season 4 which premieres on April 29, "We culminate in a huge, cliffhanging finale where Claudia is rising to her destiny a little bit at the Warehouse, and we start to see a big life-changing event that happens to Myka. She and Pete are very much involved in the last two or three episodes, which I don't want to give away. But that plays really heavily into how the season finale plays out." Guest stars include Jaime Murray returning as HG Wells, Anthony Stewart Head (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, MERLIN), Polly Walker (CAPRICA), Joel Grey (CABARET), Missi Pyle (GALAXY QUEST), Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS, GALAXY QUEST), Charlie Weber (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) and Cynthia Watros (LOST).

    THOR: THE DARK WORLD---new photo from the sequel which has Thor in a love triangle with Jane Foster and Sif as he seeks help from his imprisoned brother Loki in battling the Dark Elf Malekith.

    THE CROW---Tim Hiddleston (THOR, WAR HORSE) is in talks to star in the remake of the 1994 Brandon Lee movie.

    COPPERHEAD---Civil War movie from Ron Maxwell (GETTYSBURG, GODS AND GENERALS) based on the novel about Northerners who don't think the war can be won and seek a negotiated peace with the Confederacy. Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda and Angus Macfayden star. Premiere is June 28.

    TOMORROWLAND--Disney sci fi movie underway about a bitter inventor who searches for aliens on Earth. George Clooney and Hugh Laurie star.

    MAPS TO THE STARS---David Cronenberg movie underway involving a ghost story, two former child stars and celebrity-obsessed Los Angeles. Roger Pattinson, Julianne Moore and John Cusack star.

    SILENCE---Martin Scorsese movie underway based on the novel about 17th century Jesuits bringing Christianity to Japan.

    BLACK FRIDAY---movie underway about a man trying to rescue his kidnapped fiancee at a mega-mall on the busiest shopping day of the year.

    BARELY LETHAL---Haille Steinfeld (TRUE GRIT) stars in this comedy movie as a 16-year-old assassin who seeks a normal life by faking her death and enrolling in a suburban high school.

    READY FOR LOVE---NBC cancelled the Eva Longoria reality series. Also, Fox cancelled THE CLEVELAND SHOW and renewed GLEE.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-04-24 11:08   

    FLYING TIGERS---director John Woo (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2, WINDTALKERS, BROKEN ARROW) said he will direct a six-hour tv miniseries about the famed US volunteer fighter squadron that flew for China during World War II. It will be released as a two-part movie in China. When Woo announced the project several years ago, he said he wanted Liam Neeson to play Claire Chennault, the leader of the Flying Tigers. Tom Cruise also announced a Flying Tigers movie at about the same time, but there have been no updates on its status.

    FURY---Shia LaBeouf is in talks to co-star with Brad Pitt in this movie about the crew of an M4 Sherman tank named "Fury" while on a mission behind German lines during the last days of World War II.

    DOCTOR WHO---the season finale is titled "The Name of the Doctor" with a promotional poster stating "His Secret Revealed". Showrunner Steven Moffat said, "There's going to be a big revelation. I'm not teasing you, you're about to learn something about The Doctor you never learned before. And I think you're in for a shock." The episode features River Song (Alex Kingston) and airs on May 18.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Lee Pace (PUSHING DAISIES) is in talks to play an undisclosed villain.

    VACATION---the Warner Bros. reboot of the National Lampoon movie franchise starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate has been "delayed indefinitely due to creative differences." Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo were in talks for cameo roles in the reboot.

    ARMAGEDDON---Michael Bay denied he apologized about ARMAGEDDON and issued the following clarification, ďOne press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. Iím not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?
    What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifically the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, Iím proud of the movie. Enough said."

    DAREDEVIL---the movie rights have reverted back to Marvel Studios from 20th Century Fox. Marvel is expected to start a reboot movie after Fox's 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck was a disappointment.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---director Bryan Singer confirmed Bishop and Warpath are in the movie.

    ST. VINCENT DE VAN NUYS---Naomi Watts is in talks to play a Russian hooker in this movie starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in which a cantankerous man takes care of a nice little boy while his single mother has to work.

    ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO---Mike Nichols is in talks to direct this movie based on the novel about a man who refuses emergency heart surgery in order to reconnect with his ex-wife, who is remarrying, and his pregnant daughter. Nichols has talked to Daniel Craig about the lead role.

    WISH I WAS HERE---Zach Braff started a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign similar to the VERONICA MARS fund-raiser to help finance his movie about a struggling actor who seeks the meaning of his life while he fantasizes about playing the Space-Knight superhero.

    THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ---new NBC 24/7 competition reality series is underway which contestants participate for 12 consecutive days and nights.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-04-23 12:01   

    THE BIBLE---a three-hour theatrical movie is being developed from the History Channel's 7-1/2 hour miniseries by producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Burnett said, "We're cutting a movie version right now, a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally". He added that there may be tv sequels to the miniseries in the future.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST--director Bryan Singer released a photo of Halle Berry's new haircut and costume.

    ARMAGEDDON---Michael Bay apologized for his 1998 movie which starred Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton and Will Patton, ďI will apologize for ARMAGEDDON. We had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ĎWhat do you do when youíre doing all the effects yourself?í But the movie did fine.Ē

    DODGEBALL---sequel underway with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller's characters teaming up to battle a bigger competitor.

    SPY'S KID---Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf are in talks to star in this movie based on a series of articles in the Portland OREGONIAN about a CIA agent imprisoned for being a double agent who persuaded his son to continue his traitorous ways. DJ Caruso (DISTURBIA) is in negotiations to direct.

    THE SALVATION---CASINO ROYALE stars Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green reunite for this Western movie in which a settler avenges the murder of his family which leads to more bloodshed. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jonathan Pryce co-star.

    WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL---Jim Caviezal, Laura Dern and Michael Chiklis star in this movie based on the book about a California high school football coach who took a mediocre program and achieved a record 151 consecutive wins from 1992-2003.

    THE SHACK---movie underway based on the novel about a man whose daughter was apparently abducted and killed who later receives a note inviting him to The Shack to meet God.

    THE VOICES---Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton star in this thriller movie about a bathtub factory worker who begins an affair with a woman in accounting which leads to tragedy and him hearing voices from his evil cat and friendly dog.

    THE GIRL WHO CONNED THE IVY LEAGUE---Amanda Seyfried and the co-directors of LOVELACE reunite for this movie based on the true story of a con artist who conned her way into being accepted at Columbia University.

    GANG STORY---US remake of the French movie LES LYNONNAIS in which two childhood friends become criminals. One reforms and leaves the profession and is later revisited by his ex-partner who remained a criminal. Liam Neeson is attached to star. Daniel Espinosa (SAFE HOUSE) is in negotiations to direct.

    GLEN CAMPBELL---announced he will no longer tour due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He will release a new album SEE YOU THERE on July 30 which includes new versions of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman" and "Rhinestone Cowboy".

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---English actress Ophelia Lovibond joins the movie in an undisclosed role, and The Collector will be one of the characters.

    REVENGE---creator Mike Kelley left the series in a mutual agreement with ABC Studios. Also, FUTURAMA was cancelled by Comedy Central.

    RATCHET & CLANK---an animated movie will premiere in 2015.

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     Posted: 2013-04-25 10:11   

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---Armie Hammer will co-star with Tom Cruise in this movie remake of the 1960s NBC spy series. Cruise will play Napoleon Solo, and Hammer will play Illya Kuryakin, although the name may change. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum were the original stars.

    MONSTER---new HBO series underway based on the manga about a doctor who saves the life of young boy and then must stop him when he becomes a genocidal killer. Guillermo del Toro is the director and will co-write with Steven Thompson (DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK).

    THE AVENGERS 2---Joss Whedon commented on the status of the sequel, "I have finished a draft, and I'm redoing it now...I've got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act. They're in the movie." Speculation is the characters are Quicksilver an Scarlet Witch.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE---Zack Snyder is reported the top candidate to direct the movie but an offer depends on the success of his MAN OF STEEL.

    SELFLESS---Ryan Reynolds and director Tarsem Singh (IMMORTALS) are talks for this movie about a dying man who puts himself in a younger body and is then pursued by a company that wants to silence him about the origin of the body.

    ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD, DAY---Jennifer Garner is in talks to co-star with Steve Carell in this movie based on the children's book.

    GUYS AND DOLLS---Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum are being sought to star in the remake of the movie that starred Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-04-26 11:33   

    L. A. CONFIDENTIAL---James Ellroy is developing a tv series based on his movie/novel.

    THE STRAIN---FX/Guillermo del Toro tv series based on the graphic novel in which a CDC scientist and his team must stop a vampire plague in New York. Corey Stoll (HOUSE OF CARDS, THE BOURNE LEGACY) stars.

    LUCY---Scarlett Johansson is in negotiations to star in this Luc Besson (TAKEN, LA FEMME NIKITA) movie in which a woman is forced to become a drug mule. When the drugs accidentally enter her blood stream, she develops superhuman powers.

    SCREAM---MTV tv series pilot underway based on the movie series with Wes Craven in talks to direct.

    MURDER MYSTERY---whodunit comedy movie underway about a US couple honeymooning in Europe who are implicated in a murder they witnessed. Charlize Theron, Colin Firth, Adam Sandler and Emily Blunt star.

    A DELICATE TRUTH---Oscar-winner William Monahan is in talks to write the script for this movie based on the John le Carre spy novel.

    BLACK SEA---movie underway starring Jude Law as an unemployed submarine captain who is hired by a mysterious sponsor to locate a sunken submarine with its gold cargo at the bottom of the Black Sea. Kevin McDonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) is the director.

    NIGHT CRAWLER---Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo star in this movie about a novice crime reporter investigates the criminal nightlife of Los Angeles.

    OUT OF THE DARK---horror movie underway starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rhea in which a US family moves to Colombia and discovers their new house is haunted.

    CHEF---comedy movie underway about a Los Angeles chef. Jon Favreau is the star/writer/director.

    CORONADO HIGH---movie underway from the ARGO team of George Clooney and Grant Heslov about an upcoming article by Joshua Bearma, who also wrote the article that inspired ARGO, on a teen drug smuggling ring in wealthy Coronado, California

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-04-29 10:53   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---when Carrie Fisher was asked if she really is appearing in the movie, she replied, ďI like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before. Iím glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So Iím really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything.Ē

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Michael Bay commented on the status of the reboot movies beginning with a clarification of reports of alien TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, "There was that quote saying that weíre making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We're not. Itís the ooze! Itís from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic...When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great." On TRANSFORMERS 4, he said, "I would do my designs of the robots and theyíre like, 'What if you just add a little bit more ears to Optimus?' But theyíre really hands off. Weíve redesigned them in 'Transformers 4,' and thereís some really cool s-t in it. Iím literally redesigning every character, top to bottom..."

    AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---a reported explanation was given for Agent Coulson's return in the tv series after being killed off in THE AVENGERS, "In the pilot, itís revealed Nick Fury faked Agent Coulsonís death on purpose to motivate The Avengers. Some S.H.I.E.L.D. members were in on it, but The Avengers were not. Their security clearance wasnít high enough. Coulson was forced to hold his breath as part of the ruse and thatís a point of contention among his colleagues. After the fact, Fury moved him to a remote location until things died down, and then he was reinserted into duty at the time of the show."

    11/22/63---miniseries or tv series underway by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. based on the Stephen King novel about a teacher who enters a time portal back to 1958 to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.

    NBC---renewed GRIMM, CHICAGO FIRE, PARENTHOOD, LAW & ORDER: SVU and REVOLUTION. Rockne S. O'Bannon (FARSCAPE, DEFIANCE) joins REVOLUTION as executive producer. CBS renewed TWO AND A HALF MEN with Angus T. Jones reportedly in negotiations to return in a recurring role.

    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION---the Blu-ray edition of Season 4 will be done by Modern Video which also did the Blu-ray editions of THE WALKING DEAD and SONS OF ANARCHY. Modern Video replaces HTV after its disappointing Blu-ray edition of Season 2. CBS Digital, which did Season 1 and 2, will assist Modern Video, "[CBS Digital is] remaining close at hand to help Modern reach a more balanced and consistent look." This includes CBS-Digital's Max Gabl to help in all the planetary shots from Season 4.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Larry Gilliard (THE WIRE) joins the cast as ex-Army medic Bob Stookey.

    EVE---tv series underway based on the sci fi video game from director Baltasar Kormakur (CONTRABAND). The tv series is described as, "an original concept set 20,000 in the future within the interstellar EVE Online universe in which rival societies are trapped in the same space by a collapsed wormhole and characters from five warring factions battle it out in space ships."

    WAREHOUSE 13---a website,, was set up by fans to lobby Syfy and ensure the series is renewed.

    SECRET SERVICE---Colin Firth is in talks to co-star with Vince Vaughn in this comedy movie about a veteran spy and his protege who investigate a murder and a secret involving Mount Everest.

    INTO THE WOODS---Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are in talks to star in the Disney movie based on the Broadway play.

    DEEP WATER---Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION, FLASHDANCE) will direct this movie about a young married couple who play mind games with each other which leads to the deaths of people around them.

    BRIDGET JONES' BABY---Colin Firth commented on the sequel's status, "I wouldn't say that it's completely dead in the water, but the way it's going you might be seeing Bridget Jones' granddaughter's story being told by the time we get there."

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     Posted: 2013-04-30 11:59   

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---new photos of Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannson on the Los Angeles set in which Captain America and Black Widow confront S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell.

    THE CROW---the studio has reportedly withdrawn its offer to Tim Hiddleston, and now wants Alexander Skarsgard to star in the remake of the 1994 Brandon Lee movie.

    THE AVENGERS 2---Joss Whedon said don't expect villain Thanos to be in the sequel.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Gabourney Sidbe (PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE) has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

    THE SPOILS OF BABYLON---Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig will star in the six-part miniseries based on the best-selling novel. Will Ferrell is co-producer.

    VAMPIRE ACADEMY---Olga Kurylenko (OBLIVION, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) will play the academy's headmistress in this movie based on the vampire novel series.

    I ORIGINS---movie underway based on the sci fi novel in which a scientist and his associate travel to India to find a young girl who could be the proof to his revolutionary scientific theory.

    SUGAR BANDITS---Joe Carnahan (THE GREY, THE A-TEAM) is in negotiations to direct this movie about Iraq War veterans with dead-end jobs who conspire to rob drug dealers, destroy the drugs and keep the drug money for themselves.

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH---Hammer Films sequel is underway set four decades after the original movie during World War II in which evacuated children are relocated to the possessed Eel Marsh House.

    DEFIANCE---co-creator Michael Taylor (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, THE DEAD ZONE) has left the series for undisclosed reasons.

    RODHAM---biomovie underway about Hillary Rodham Clinton set during the Watergate scandal as a lawyer with the House Judiciary Committee and its effort to impeach Richard Nixon. The film focuses on her political ambitions and her relationship with then-boyfriend Bill Clinton.

    THE KEEPING ROOM---Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington and Brit Marling star bin this movie about two Southern sisters and their female slave who must defend themselves from renegade Union soldiers in the last days of the Civil War.

    CAPSULE---20th Century Fox sci fi movie underway in which a man receives mysterious metal capsules from his future self.

    GEARS OF WAR---Scott Stuber (TED, BATTLESHIP) will produce the movie based on the video game.

    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA---miniseries on TE Lawrence underway from Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY).

    THE BROTHERS LIONHEART---movie underway from Tomas Alfredson (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY) based on the children's fantasy book.

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT--John Krasinski will have a cameo on a future episode.

    BLACK AND WHITE---Kevin Costner stars in this movie about a man whose daughter dies giving birth to a biracial baby and then must fight the baby's black paternal grandmother over who keeps the baby.

    MACBETH---Michael Fassbender stars in this movie based on Shakespeare's tragedy.

    ANNIE---Jamie Foxx is in negotiations to play a Daddy Warbucks-like character in this remake movie from Will Smith.


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     Posted: 2013-05-06 11:42   

    MAN OF STEEL---new photos of Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane from the Superman movie which also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne. Premiere is June 14.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---new photos of Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx from the sequel. Stone is wearing the same outfit Gwen wore in her death in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #121 comic book which led to speculation Gwen will die in the sequel.

    STAR TREK---writer Damon Lindelof commented on the third movie in the series and the possibility of Klingons, Benedict Cumberbatch and characters from THE NEXT GENERATION in the new sequel, "You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we've given the audience a little taste, but there's also a promise that there's a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see." He said about Cumberbatch, "To answer that question would be to determine whether or not he actually survives this movie. But if he survives this movie, I think that we would be incredibly stupid to not use him again." Lindelof said about THE NEXT GENERATION characters in the third movie, "You can't talk about Trek and not talk about the Borg, and certainly about Q. Very iconic adversaries from The Next Generation which is, outside of the original cast films, was my entry way into Star Trek, so I wouldn't mind getting - towards the end of our run on Star Trek, maybe baby Picard could be born. There has to be some sort of crossover we're not thinking of."
    Also, THE NEW YORK TIMES reported JJ Abrams may not return for the third Trek movie, "He [Abrams] said it was unlikely that Paramount would wait another four years for such a film, in which case his 'Star Wars' schedule would likely conflict with it."

    INTERSTELLAR---Michael Caine reunites with Christopher Nolan in this outer space movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

    SURVIVOR---Katherine Heigl and Clive Owen star in this movie in which the lone State Department survivor of a bombing of the US embassy in London flees after she is suspected of being involved in the bombing conspiracy.

    THE CROW---Luke Evans has signed to star in the remake of the 1994 Brandon Lee movie.

    MEN IN BLACK 4---Sony Pictures hired Oren Uziel (MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH) to write the sequel script. He also will write the sequel for 21 JUMP STREET.

    EX MACHINA---Alicia Vikander (ANNA KARENINA) is in negotiations to star as an advanced female robot in this sci fi movie written and directed by Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER).

    JOE DIRT---a digital sequel to the 2001 David Spade movie is underway.

    MICHAEL JACKSON---former British actor Mark Lester (OLIVER) said he donated the sperm for his friend Michael Jackson's children.

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     Posted: 2013-05-07 11:58   

    ICE STATION ZEBRA---remake underway of the 1968 John Sturges movie based on the Alistair McLean novel. Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKYRIE, JACK REACHER) is the writer/director. The original movie starred Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine and Jim Brown.

    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5---Tom Cruise signed for the latest sequel. Christopher McQuarrie is reported to be the writer/director. McQuarrie also wrote the script for the upcoming movie WITHOUT REMORSE based on the Tom Clancy novel.


    JANE GOT A GUN---Ewan McGregor has replaced Bradley Cooper who replaced Jude Law who replaced Michael Fassbender in this Western movie starring Natalie Portman.

    THE OFFICE---Steve Carell will reportedly appear in the final episode despite repeated denials.

    HEAT---Jason Alexander (SEINFELD) has joined the cast of the remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie. Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara and Stanley Tucci star in the remake.

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Sophia Myles will play a scientist in the reboot movie.

    SKIPTRACE---movie underway starring Jackie Chan and Fan Bingbing in which a Hong Kong detective and a US gambler team up to take down Hong Kong's most notorious criminal.

    COPS---the canceled Fox series was picked up by Spike TV and will premiere in September.

    INSIDE THE MACHINE---movie underway about an undercover ATF agent who takes on an assassination gang run by a criminal mastermind in prison.


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     Posted: 2013-05-09 11:40   

    DARK INVASION---Bradley Cooper stars in this movie based on the upcoming book set in 1915 about a New York police captain's task force which seeks to stop German spies and saboteurs. The script is by Taylor Sheridan (SONS OF ANARCHY).

    FOX---new tv series include:
    1. ALMOST HUMAN (working title)---a robot-hating cop becomes the partner of a robot cop with human emotions. Karl Urban, Lili Taylor and Michael Ealy star. JJ Abrams is the executive producer.
    2. GANG RELATED---Terry O'Quinn (LOST) leads a Los Angeles Gang Task Force.
    3. RAKE---Greg Kinnear stars as a brilliant, self-destructive defense lawyer in this series from Sony Pictures Television.
    4. SLEEPY HOLLOW---modern day version of the classic tale with Ichabod Crane teaming up with a female cop to prevent the destruction of mankind. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (STAR TREK) are the writers.
    5. SURVIVING JACK---Christopher Meloni sitcom about a man and his son coming of age.
    6. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE---sitcom about a strict Brooklyn cop and his underling who doesn't take things seriously.
    7. DADS---Seth McFarlane sitcom starring Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull and Peter Riegert in which two roommates' lives are disrupted when their fathers move in.
    8. ENLISTED---sitcom about three brothers at a Florida Army base.
    9. US & THEM---Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel star in this US remake of the BBC 3 sitcom GAVIN AND STACEY about a couple and their screwed-up friends.
    Also, NBC passed on the Carlton Cuse series based on THE SIXTH GUN comic book.

    JURASSIC PARK 4---Universal Pictures confirmed the sequel has been delayed.

    GRAVITY---new poster released for the sci fi movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---Alicia Vikander (ANNA KARENINA) joins Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer in this movie remake of the 1960s NBC spy series. Vikander will play a British spy.

    LEGENDS---new TNT spy series starring Sean Bean and Ali Larter in which an FBI undercover agent can change his identity for each assignment. He questions his true identity after a mysterious stranger shows up.

    THE WOLVERINE--Famke Janssen said her Jean Grey character is in the movie, "I couldnít tell you [how much Iím in it]. Itís a flashback sequence, but thatís all I can say. Youíll just have to wait until July!"

    HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE AN ENGLISHMAN---romantic comedy movie underway starring Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba and Kristin Scott Thomas in which a Cambridge University professor gets his girlfriend's grad student stepsister pregnant.

    CINDERELLA---Richard Madden (GAME OF THRONES) will play the Prince in this Disney live-action movie starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James. Kenneth Branagh is the director.

    FAST AND FURIOUS 7---it was confirmed that Jason Statham is reuniting with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for the latest sequel.

    THE GIRLFRIEND---romantic comedy movie underway in which a man's wife gets even with her cheating husband by becoming his mistress' roommate.

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     Posted: 2013-05-13 12:01   
    MONDAY, MAY 13

    INDEPENDENCE DAY---director Roland Emmerich said he and Dean Devlin are hoping for a franchise of INDEPENDENCE DAY movies, ďThatís actually what we talked a lot about. The mythology of why did the aliens come in the first place; what is the bigger story of this whole thing? And we talked a lot about swarm intelligence. [The humans] are individual intelligence. Even though we kill each other and have wars against each other, we have something special...when you get a bigger mythology going, I think then you have the chance to do not only one or two or three but you can create a series. Thatís what we want to do.Ē They added they want Jeff Goldblum to return for the sequels.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---new photo of Paul Giamatti as Rhino.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Fox confirmed that 24 and Kiefer Sutherland return in a 12-hour miniseries which premiers in May. Also, WAYWARD PINES is a Fox/M. Night Shyamalan miniseries which stars Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent who travels to the town of Wayward Pines to investigate the mysterious disappearances of two Federal agents.

    GREMLINS---Warner Bros. remake of the 1984 Joe Dante movie is reportedly in its "early stages" with Seth Grahame-Smith (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER) as co-producer.

    EVERLY---Salma Hayek stars in this movie set in one room as a woman who is attacked by hitmen sent by her ex-boyfriend/mob boss.

    THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD---Timothy Olyphant (JUSTIFIED) stars in this movie set on a border town in which a new sheriff teams up with his predecessor to stop a Mexican drug lord's hitman from wreaking havoc on the residents after a botched drug deal.

    SQUIRRELS---horror movie underway from Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) in which a man returns to his small hometown to investigate his father's mysterious death and encounters murderous squirrels caused by a natural gas company's expansion which has disrupted the squirrels' food chain.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone join the cast of Season 3.

    BURN NOTICE---USA confirmed Season 7 will be the last season.

    SOUTH PACIFIC---Michelle Williams (MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) has been offered the starring role in the movie remake which will be faithful to the original James Michener novel.

    ORPHAN BLACK---BBC America renewed the series for season 2.

    ROB THE MOB---movie underway about a New York couple who rob mob-run social clubs and obtain a list of all the city's mob members. Andy Garcia, Ray Romano and Frank Whaley star.

    THE CHEF---Jon Favreau is the star/writer/director of this movie about a top chef who loses his job and begins all over again by driving a food truck. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sofia Vegara also star.

    PABLO ESCOBAR---untitled biomovie underway about the Colombian drug lord starring Oscar Isaac (THE BOURNE LEGACY) directed by Brad Furman (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).

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     Posted: 2013-05-21 11:54   

    MAN OF STEEL---new poster of Russell Crowe as Jor-El. The movie premiers on June 14.

    THE STRAIN---Mia Maestro (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN) will be the female lead in the FX/Guillermo del Toro series about a CDC team battling a deadly vampire plague in New York.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Sylvester Stallone tweeted he contacted Steven Seagal about co-starring in the latest sequel, "Just talked to Steven S. in Moscow...Sounds great and says he wants to be in 'EX3', if the part fits."

    THE HOBBIT---Peter Jackson posted that final filming for the last two movies of the trilogy, DESOLATION OF SMAUG and THERE AND BACK AGAIN, are underway in New Zealand, "Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It's going to be an intense few weeks, but we're looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!"

    TYRANT---Oscar-winning director Ang Lee has withdrawn from directing the FX pilot from Howard Gordon (HOMELAND, 24), "It is one of the most brilliant ideas for a series that I've seen and one about which I was very excited. However, after spending over four years making and promoting LIFE OF PI, I have recently realized that I need some rest." The plot involves a US family caught up in Middle Eastern turmoil.

    GHOSTBUSTERS 3---Dan Ackroyd gave more details on the sequel's plot, "It's based on new research that's being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University...Basically, there's research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that's being done. Ghostbusters -- new Ghostbusters -- have to come and solve the problem." Ackroyd added if Bill Murray changes his mind and wants to be in the sequel, there is a role for him, "There will be a hole for him. If Billy wants to walk in the door and be in the movie, we will find a place."

    HUNTER KILLER---McG (TERMINATOR SALVATION) will direct this movie based on the novel about a US submarine skipper who must transport a SEAL team to rescue the Russian president from a military coup which could start World War III.

    MILA KUNIS---was voted number one as the celebrity most wanted to appear in a porn movie. The poll was sponsored by porn studio Vivid Entertainment.

    SEVEN SAMURAI---US remake underway of the classic Akira Kurosawa movie. Producer Harvey Weinstein "had a conversation" with actor Donnie Yen and director/martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo Ping.

    GOTTI---Anthony Hopkins will co-star with John Travolta and Kelly Preston in this biomovie about mobster John Gotti.

    20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA---the David Fincher remake movie has been postponed by Disney to 2014 because Brad Pitt left the project.

    AURORA RISING---Liam Hemsworth (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE) stars in this movie as a surfer-turned-fighter pilot who is part of an elite unit testing high tech jet fighters as an international crisis erupts.

    HOP-FROG---Peter Dinklage (GAME OF THRONES) stars in this movie based on the Edgar Allan Poe story in which a puppeteer becomes a court jester to seek revenge against the knights who killed the love of his life and his uncle. Also, Dinklage's GAME OF THRONES co-star, Carice van Houten, will star in an untitled biomovie about Greta Garbo.

    DAWN PATROL---movie underway starring Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood) and Jeff Fahey (LOST) in which a surfer joins the Marines after killing the wrong man while trying to avenge his brother's murder.

    SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE---US remake underway of the South Korean movie.

    THE X FACTOR---Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are the new judges.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-05-15 12:18   

    THE WILD BUNCH---remake underway of the classic 1969 Sam Peckinpah Western with Will Smith in talks to be the star/producer. The remake is set in the present with DEA agents taking on a Mexican drug cartel. William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Warren Oates and Ben Johnson starred in the original movie.

    CBS---new series include:
    1. INTELLIGENCE---Josh Holloway (LOST) stars as an agent of the US Cyber Command with a microchip implanted in his brain which allows him to see the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Marg Helgenberger also stars.
    2. HOSTAGES---Jerry Bruckheimer series about a female surgeon who must operate on the President when she learns her family has been kidnapped. Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott star.
    3. MOM--sitcom starring Anna Faris as an alcoholic single mom who moves to Napa Valley to recover.
    4. THE MILLERS---sitcom about a divorced dad who must deal with his parents. Will Arnett and Beau Bridges star.
    5. THE CRAZY ONES---sitcom starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father and daughter working in the same ad agency.
    6. WE ARE MEN---sitcom starring Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell and Kal Penn in which a guy moves into a bachelor complex.

    ABC---new series include:
    1. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. which will air opposite CBS' NCIS.
    2. KILLER WOMEN---Tricia Helfer stars as a Texas Ranger.
    3. THE GOLDBERGS---sitcom about a 1980s family being videotaped by the son.
    4. TROPHY WIFE---sitcom about a trophy wife who must deal with her new husband's ex-wives and their families. Malin Akerman and Bradley Whitford star.
    5. LUCKY 7---seven New York gas station workers win the lottery.
    6. BACK IN THE GAME---a single mom/softball star moves back in with her estranged baseball player/coach father. Maggie Lawson and James Caan star.
    7. SUPER FUN NIGHT---sitcom about three girlfriends whose traditional Friday night partying is endangered when one of them gets a promotion with her law firm and meets a lawyer who is the man of her dreams.
    8. ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND---Alice in Wonderland spin-off of ONCE UPON A TIME.
    9. BETRAYAL---soap drama about an adulterous couple's families involved in a scandalous, high profile murder trial.

    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5---Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, JACK REACHER) is in talks to direct the sequel which is being written by Drew Pearce (IRON MAN 3).

    FURY---Michael Pena is in talks to co-star with Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman in this World War II movie about the crew of an M4 Sherman tank behind German lines in the last days of the war.

    DRAFT DAY---Sam Elliott and Tom Welling will co-star with Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella and Denis Leary in this Ivan Reitman comedy movie about the Cleveland Browns' general manager who must sign his number one draft pick.

    DUSK TILL DAWN---tv series underway from Robert Rodriguez based on his vampire movie written by Quentin Tarantino. It will air on Rodriguez's new El Rey cable network.

    THE CANDY STORE---Christoph Waltz will co-star with Robert De Niro and Jason Clarke in this movie about an ex-special ops agent who teams up with an ex-cop to combat an evil international organization in New York.

    BRICK MANSIONS---Luc Besson remake of his earlier movie DISTRICT B13 in which an undercover agent must recover a weapon of mass destruction in the ghetto after it was stolen by a drug dealer. Paul Walker, RZA and Catalina Denis star.

    CHEF---Scarlett Johansson will co-star in this Jon Favreau comedy movie about a star chef who loses his job and starts over by driving a food truck. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sofia Vergara co-star.

    PESTE---Abigail Breslin (SIGNS) stars in this movie about a small town stricken by a killer virus.

    STRETCH---comedy movie about a limousine driver who needs to pay off his debts by driving a billionaire around who is nothing but trouble. Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine star. Joe Carnahan is the director.

    INTO THE WOODS---Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks to co-star with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in this movie based on the Broadway musical.

    GAY---untitled HBO series underway about gay men in San Francisco starring Jonathan Groff.

    ABCs OF DEATH---sequel movie underway to the original which featured 26 short horror films.

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     Posted: 2013-05-14 12:30   

    THE TOXIC AVENGER---Arnold Schwarzenegger is in negotiations to star in the remake of the 1984 cult classic movie. The remake involves a high school student who joins an environmental club to impress a girl. While investigating a chemical company, he's accidentally thrown into a vat of toxic chemicals and is transformed into a mutant with super powers. Schwarzenegger will play "The Exterminator", an ex-black ops specialist who becomes the Toxic Avenger's mentor in their battle against environmental villains.

    FOR THE DOGS---Sam Worthington (AVATAR) and Hailee Steinfeld (TRUE GRIT) star in this movie about an ex-hitman who must protect the daughter of a criminal family that was murdered while she is touring Italy. Phillip Noyce (PATRIOT GAMES, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) is the director.

    THE WALKING DEAD---new photo released from Season 4.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---new photo released shows Beast and Wolverine in 1973.

    REAWAKENING---Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde star in this horror movie about a team of scientists who discover a serum that can revive the dead. The team's leader administers the serum to his dead daughter with horrifying results.

    BIG GAME---movie underway in which a 13-year-old boy in the forest discovers the President of the US in his escape pod after Air Force One was shot down. They team up to evade pursuing assassins. Samuel L. Jackson plays the President.

    LAWLESS---comedy movie underway possibly starring Bill Hader as the head of a high school reunion committee who travels to Hollywood to invite the class's Most Popular member, now a Hollywood star, to their 20th reunion. Also, Hader confirmed he's leaving SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

    WINTER OF DISCONTENT---Billy Crystal stars in this Sony Pictures comedy movie in which a widower moves into an active adult community to rekindle his sex life. Frank Oz is the director.

    THE LOCH---movie underway about the Loch Ness sea serpent with a script co-written by James Watkins (WOMAN IN BLACK).

    MANGLEHORN---Al Pacino stars in this movie as a man whose past crime cost him the love of his life.

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     Posted: 2013-05-16 11:57   

    BLACKBIRD---Cate Blanchett stars in this movie from David Mamet (THE UNTOUCHABLES, THE VERDICT, THE UNIT) as a woman who travels to Los Angeles to attend her grandfather's funeral. Her life is endangered when she discovers not only was he a special effects artist for Hollywood movies but also worked for US special ops during the John F. Kennedy assassination.

    DEPARTURE---movie underway from writer/director Billy Ray (THE HUNGER GAMES) in which an FAA investigator probes the disappearance of a 727 airliner over Miami which then reappeared in the exact same spot 10 minutes later. He then must investigate more mysterious incidents over Miami including one that involves his wife. The movie is inspired by Martin Caidin's nonfiction book GHOSTS OF THE AIR.

    TNT---series pilots include:
    1. PETER GUNN---remake of the 1950s Blake Edwards (THE PINK PANTHER, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S) private eye series that starred Craig Stevens, Lola Albright and Herschel Bernardi. The series is also known for Henry Mancini's classic "Peter Gunn" theme. Steven Spielberg and Julie Andrews are co-executive producers.
    2. PORTAL HOUSE--scientists investigating a haunted house discover a portal to time travel. Steven Spielberg is co-executive producer.
    3. THE LAST COP---a Los Angeles cop in a coma wakes up after 20 years. Sylvester Stallone is the executive producer.
    4. TRIBECA---sitcom about a group of brilliant eccentrics who solve crimes. Steve Carell is the co-executive producer.
    5. A BEND IN THE ROAD---based on the novel about a sheriff who investigates his wife's unsolved murder.
    6. GUILT BY ASSOCIATION---based on the novel about a deputy Los Angeles district attorney written by Marcia clark, the lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson trial.
    7. LEW ARCHER---based on the Ross McDonald private eye novels.
    8. CHEESEHEADS---unscripted series about the Green Bay Packers fans of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    THE MARTIAN---movie underway based on the upcoming novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars. Drew Goddard (THE CABIN IN THE WOODS) is in talks to direct for 20th Century Fox.

    Z FOR ZACHARIAH---movie based on the post-apocalyptic novel in which a girl on the family farm discovers she's not the only survivor of a nuclear war. Tobey Maguire, Chris Pine and Amanda Seyfried star.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Sylvester Stallone confirmed Mickey Rourke is returning for the sequel and Wesley Snipes is in talks to co-star. Stallone hinted Jackie Chan is also co-starring, "What's the plan? Ask Jackie Chan...."

    IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE---the sequel to the Finnish movie about Nazis fleeing to the Moon at the end of World War II and later invading Earth is underway.

    THE KILL LIST---movie rights were bought to the Frederick Forsyth spy novel.

    INHERENT VICE---Reese Witherspoon joins the cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Benecio Del Toro and Owen Wilson in this movie based on the novel about a 1960s Los Angeles private eye who is investigating the kidnapping of a billionaire.

    SUPERFAST---spoof movie of the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise is underway from the creators of MEET THE SPARTANS and VAMPIRES SUCK.

    EXPIRATION---Bruce Willis stars in this movie as a poisoned hitman who must find the antidote before he dies.

    HIGHER POWER---movie underway about a man who acquires god-like powers.

    NIKITA---The CW announced the upcoming season will be the last and will have six episodes.

    GUIDANCE---Seann William Scott and Leslie Bibb star in this comedy movie about a high school guidance counselor who changes the transcripts for a student who reminds him of himself so the student will get the opportunity to be accepted by a good university.

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     Posted: 2013-05-17 11:41   
    FRIDAY, MAY 17

    WAREHOUSE 13---Syfy renewed the series for Season 5 which will be the last season and have only six episodes. Showrunner Jack Kenny said they will have "[six] "fantastic episodes planned...I'm just glad they gave us a nice exit. Way better than just canceled. I think." Eddie McClintock tweeted, "Six episodes [are] definitely better than a 'get lost.' I promise we won't let you down." Syfy's Mark Stern said, "We are grateful to the loyal and passionate fan base, and know that Jack Kenny, his gifted creative team, and outstanding ensemble cast will give them an amazing finale season."

    JAMES BOND---a British newspaper reported Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION) is in early talks to direct the 24th Bond movie. Nolan has said he is a big James Bond fan and would be interested in directing a Bond movie.

    CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN DESTINY---the sequel starts filming in March, 2014 with Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh returning. has decided not to order the tv series based on the movie after the pilot received poor viewer ratings. Writer/producer Rhett Reese commented, I'll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence. Anyway, we did our best, and we're very proud of our team."

    INTO THE WOODS---Emily Blunt and Christine Baranski are in talks to co-star with Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Chris Pine in this movie based on the Broadway musical.

    THE WHITE CIRCUS---"dark fairytale" movie underway about a combat pilot who crashes his airplane. He journeys to a town where he falls in love with a cabaret singer, befriends a talking circus bear and takes on a ruling despot. Christian Friedel, Andrea Riseborough, Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz star.

    SUMMER CROSSING---Scarlett Johansson will direct this movie based on Truman Capote's first novel about a young debutante who falls in love with a Jewish parking valet.

    THE VATICAN TAPES---supernatural movie underway about a woman who behaves strangely after her cut finger becomes infected. After examinations, the Vatican believes she has been possessed by satanic forces which must be exorcised.

    THE RAVEN---Gerard Butler is in talks to star in this movie based on the short film in which a man with super powers is pursued by the government and military who want his powers for their own use.

    LAST LOVE---Michael Caine, Clemence Poesy and Gillian Anderson star in this movie based on the French novel about a lonely widower who falls in love with a younger woman in Paris.

    AUTOBAHN---movie underway about a young couple touring Europe being pursued by German drug smugglers after they discover their car is being used to smuggle drugs. Zac Efron and Amber Heard star.

    GOD'S PLANET---movie underway based on the novel about a construction worker who gets into trouble after a construction site death. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins and John Turturro star.

    ANITA---Uma Thurman stars in this biomovie about singer and ant-gay activist Anita Bryant.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-05-27 11:26   
    MONDAY, MAY 27

    THE HOBBIT---Evangeline Lilly commented on playing Elf Tauriel, "She's a very, very young elf. She's only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who's like, 1,900 years old and Thranduil who's about 3,000 years old. She doesn't have quite the wisdom and pose that those two boys do; she's a little more... gritty. A little more spontaneous, passionate perhaps. To play this character I need to have a certain amount of grace. But I'm also supposed to be an absolutely ruthless, deadly killer."

    MACHETE KILLS---Charlie Sheen will use his birth name of Carlos Estevez for the first time in his career in the sequel. Sheen/Estevez plays the President of the United States. The movie aslso stars Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba and Vanessa Hudgens. It premiers on September 13.

    BARBARELLA---director Nicolas Winding Refn commented on his remake of the cult 1968 Jane Fonda sci fi movie, "We are just writing it still. I kind of went back to the original comic, and really began to close my eyes and fantasize about women in outer space and it looked pretty good." Asked who will play the title role, he replied, "No, I havenít started casting yet." The script is being written by the former James Bond team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (DIE ANOTHER DAY, CASINO ROYALE).

    THE BIG LEBOWSKI---Joel Coen said no sequel is planned, "John Turturro, who wants it, talks to us incessantly about doing a sequel about his character Jesus. He even has the story worked out, which heís pitched to us a few times, but I canít really remember itÖ No, I donít see it in our future." Joel Coen added, "I donít think itís going to happenÖ I just donít like sequels."

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---Tom Cruise has left the remake movie due to concentrate on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5.

    THOR: THE DARK WORLD---Ray Stevenson commented on the sequel, "In the first 'Thor' Asgard had this tremendous peace among the 9 realms. They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be.
    In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles.
    The luster and shine of the city has been taken off and it all leads to a huge assault, an attack at the heart of Asgard. It could be completely wiped out, the stakes are a lot higher."

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT---Jason Bateman said there might be more of the Netflix series or a movie, "There will be more to this story. [Creator] Mitch Hurwitz's intention always was to do a movie and when he started to write the movie script, the story that he wanted to tell was too long and too big to fit in a standard movie script. So he decided to take the first act of that movie and put it these episodes. Acts two or three will either be in a movie or a longer form on Netflix. Watching these [Netflix] episodes will be fully satisfying, and it all comes to a conclusion, but there are plenty of questions that are left unanswered...which we will finish at some other time."

    SONS OF ANARCHY---CCH Pounder (THE SHIELD) joins the cast as a district attorney who gets involved with the SAMCRO biker gang.

    LAW & ORDER: SVU---Mariska Hargitay confirmed she signed a new deal and is returning for Season 15. The Season 14 cliffhanger had her character being held at gunpoint by a serial rapist.

    THE WHITE QUEEN---the BBC series premiers on Starz on August 10. THE BRIDGE, the US remake of the Scandinavian crime series, premiers on FX on July 10.

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     Posted: 2013-05-20 11:29   
    MONDAY, MAY 20

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Chinese actress Li Bingbing (RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION) has joined the reboot movie cast of Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz and Stanley Tucci.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Jonathan Rhys Meyers (THE TUDORS, DRACULA) is rumored to be in talks to co-star in the movie. Meyers appeared in JJ Abrams' MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3. Also, the new animated series STAR WARS REBELS will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2014. It is described as, "The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV -- an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."

    THE EQUALIZER---Marton Csokas (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE GREAT RAID) will be the villain in the movie based on the CBS series that starred Edward Woodward. The movie has ex-special ops agent Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) working at Home Depot and helps a young hooker (Chloe Moretz) which leads to him battling the Russian mob.

    DOCTOR WHO---the series was renewed for Season 8.

    REDS 3---the sequel is underway with Jon and Erich Hoeber returning to write the script.

    THE TRANSPORTER---a second movie trilogy is underway. It is not known if Jason Statham is returning.

    DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW---spy movie underway set in the 1950s in which a female spy falls in live with a politician. Charles Dance (GAME OF THRONES) and Olga Kurylenko (OBLIVION, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) star.

    THE TEN O'CLOCK PEOPLE---Chris Evans will reportedly star in this movie based on the Stephen King short story.

    KILLING HASSELHOFF---comedy movie underway about a man involved in a celebrity death pool who hires a hitman to kill David Hasselhoff. Hasselhoff and Jon Lovitz star.

    WITH THE OUTLAWS---Brendan Fraser stars in this comedy Western movie about British pioneers settling the Wild West.

    TURKEY SHOOT---remake underway of the 1982 movie about a prison for social deviants that starred Steve Railsback and Olivia Hussey. The remake will star the SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE team of Liam McIntyre and Viva Bianca.

    LIFE ITSELF---comedy movie underway starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton in which a New York couple get involved in a bidding war when their apartment goes on sale.

    THE 33---Antonio Banderas stars as an heroic miner in this movie about the 2010 mining accident in Chile in which 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days. Martin Sheen also stars.

    VAMPIRE ACADEMY: BLOOD SISTERS---movie underway based on the novel with Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland and Joely Richardson starring.

    LET'S BE COPS---comedy movie underway about two friends who have fun by impersonating cops and get involved with the Russian mob. Damon Wayans, Jr., Jake Johnson and Andy Garcia star.

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     Posted: 2013-05-22 11:45   

    STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS---co-writer Damon Lindelof apologized for the criticized scene of Alice Eve in her underwear, "I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress. We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies. Do not want to make light of something that some construe as misogynistic.What I'm saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future." Lindelof stated there is a specific reason why the controversial scene should be shown, but he refused to clarify the reason by commenting only that it is a "MYSTERY."

    HALO---tv series underway based on the video game with Steven Spielberg as producer.

    TRAVIS McGEE---movie underway based on the John D. MacDonald novel THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY. Leonardo DiCaprio stars with director Paul Greengrass (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) and writer Dennis Lehane (SHUTTER ISLAND).

    TRANSFORMERS 4---reportedly, the reboot movie's villains include Grimlock who "has a ship full of decommissioned Transformers, including the Dinobots, which are somehow brought back to life by a captured Optimus Prime."

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY--reportedly, Lee Pace's villain role is Ronan the Accuser who is an alien Kree and possesses the deadly "Universal Weapon".

    ENDLESS LOVE---remake of the 1984 Brooke Shields movie stars Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood and Robert Patrick. Premiere is Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014.

    HER---Spike Jonze movie underway about a lonely writer who falls in love with his computer's operating system. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde and Rooney Mara star.

    JURASSIC PARK IV---Sam Neill commented on the movie, "I'm told it's a big reboot, a total re-jig."

    GLIMMER---Dylan O'Brien (TEEN WOLF) is in talks to star in this sci fi movie about teenagers who discover a time travel portal and change the past which leads to tragedy.

    WELCOME TO ME---Kristen Wiig stars in this comedy movie as a woman who wins the lottery and uses the jackpot to start a cable tv show about herself.

    NARC---movie underway starring Zac Efron as the Big Man on Campus who is arrested for drugs and becomes a police informant.


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    Posts: 276
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     Posted: 2013-05-23 12:16   

    TIMECOP---franchise reboot underway of the 1994 Peter Hyams time-travelling cop movie. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ron Silver and Mia Sara starred in the original movie. Van Damme is not connected with the reboot.

    BAD TEACHER---CBS ordered 13 episodes of the series based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz movie. Ari Graynor (THE SOPRANOS, FRINGE) stars.

    BONNE & CLYDE---new photo from the Lifetime/History Channel miniseries starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger.

    FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA---is writing the screenplay for an untitled coming-of-age movie about an Italian-American family from the 1930s-1960s featuring a boy and girl in their late teens.

    THE WALKING DEAD---AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan said he "sees no end in sight" for the series, and it could continue indefinitely, ďWe hope that zombies live forever and weíve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like, so that weíll be sitting here at the Barclays conference in 2022 discussing the fact that Walking Dead is not over."

    MAN OF STEEL---Henry Cavill commented on the possibility of a movie featuring Superman and Batman, ďWho knows, Iím sure thereís all sorts of ideas being thrown around at Warner Bros right now.Ē

    FALLING SKIES---showrunner Remi Aubuchon left the series to write a sci fi novel and has been replaced by David Eick (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CAPRICA).

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Emma Roberts, daughter of Eric Roberts and niece of Juila Roberts, has joined the cast. Other new cast members include Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Patti Lupone.

    THE COMEDIANS---FX sitcom pilot starring Billy Crystal as a superstar comedian who works with a young, edgier comedian on a late-night show.

    DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM---movie underway based on the novel set in Victorian London about a Jack the Ripper-type serial killer named the Limehouse Golem.

    SPACESUIT---Warner Bros. movie underway based on the book about a team of Playtex bra and girdle designers who designed the lunar suits worn by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

    CAROL---movie underway based on the lesbian novella THE PRICE OF SALT. Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska star.

    WHILE WE'RE YOUNG---Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to co-star with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in this movie about a married couple who befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-05-24 12:16   
    FRIDAY, MAY 24

    NOW YOU SEE ME---Morgan Freeman fell asleep during a tv interview promoting the movie while co-star Michael Caine explained magic tricks used in the movie. Freeman commented tongue-in-cheek, "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page." The movie involves a high-tech group of magicians who pull off a heist on another continent while they're performing their magic show. An FBI agent and a magic debunker team up to catch the crooks. Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher also star.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---writer Damon Lindelof (LOST, PROMETHEUS, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) commented on his close association with JJ Abrams but not being involved with Abrams and EPISODE VII, "When the news broke that Disney was going to do it, people were already tweeting, 'Just keep Damon Lindelof away from it.'. When I saw that, I started realizing that it would be a lose-lose for me in every way shape or form....I didn't know whether or not I wanted to be involved, but I did know that no one wanted me to be involved." Lindelof incurred fan wrath for his controversial ending for LOST.
    Lindelof added he might be involved in later Star Wars movies, "The good news was it feels like Disney is going to own Star Wars for a very long time. Hopefully I'll be writing for a couple more years, if not seven, maybe eight or nine. That what I started telling myself."

    RETURN TO SENDER---Rosamund Pike (JACK REACHER, DIE ANOTHER DAY), Nick Nolte (48 HRS.) and Shiloh Fernandez (EVIL DEAD) star in this thriller movie about a nurse who goes on a blind date which changes her life forever.

    THE AVENGERS 2---Saoirse Ronan commented on rumors she will play Scarlet Witch in the sequel, "I have heard about it and yes, I would. Yeah, of course I would. I love Joss [Whedon]and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes. I think itís very different from what anyone else has done. So yeah, Iíd love to be in it.Ē

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---Evan Peters (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) will play Quicksilver.

    THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM WOMEN WHO'VE DUMPED ME---MGM movie underway based on the anthology which includes authors Steven Colbert, Andy Richter and Patton Oswalt.

    ROSEWATER---Jon Stewart will direct this movie based on the memoir of British reporter Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned by Iran for three months and brutally interrogated by a man who smelled like rosewater. Gael Garcia Bernal stars.

    QUARRY---Logan Marshall-Green (PROMETHEUS) stars in this movie based on the novel about a disillusioned Vietnam War sniper who joins an assassin network that operates along the Mississippi River.

    FULL CIRCLE---new DirecTV series about 11 people who don't know their lives are interconnected. The cast includes Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER),
    Minka Kelly (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Julian McMahon (NIP/TUCK), David Boreanz (BONES), Kate Walsh (PRIVATE PRACTICE), Robin Weigert (DEADWOOD), Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) and Ally Sheedy (WARGAMES).

    THE KNICK---new Cinemax/Steven Soderbergh medical tv series starring Clive Owen set in New York's famed Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the century.

    EXTANT---new sci fi series underway at Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV about a space-traveling couple. The wife is pregnant with a human/alien hybrid, and their other child is a human-like boy robot.

    MACGRUBER---Will Forte said the sequel script is being written.

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     Posted: 2013-05-28 11:45   

    RODHAM---Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon are reported to be the top candidates to play Hillary Rodham Clinton in this movie about the former First Lady at age 27 when she had to choose between Bill Clinton or her professional ambition. Other candidates are Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried.

    CURSE OF CHUCKY---Brad Dourif and his daughter, Fiona, star in the latest sequel.

    COMMUNITY---creator Dan Harmon is in talks with Sony Pictures Television to return to his series in an undisclosed role. Harmon was fired after his feud with Chevy Chase.

    WAYWARD PINES---Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER) will play the nurse villain in this M. Night Shyamalan/Fox series starring Matt Dillon as a Federal agent who travels to the town of Wayward Pines to investigate the disappearances of two other agents.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---John C. Reilly has been offered the role of Rhomann Dey, the liaison between the Guardians and S.H.I.E.L.D.

    OUTPOST 37---found-footage movie underway about a film crew accompanying a unit of elite Marines after an alien invasion of Earth. They travel to Outpost 37 only to discover the first invasion was a prelude to a second invasion. Joe Reegan (THE CRAZIES) and Reiley McClendon (DIRTY GIRL) star.

    BLACK LAGOON---horror movie underway about a marine biologist who investigates the mysterious deaths of marine life in a small town only to discover the town's secret of an ancient legend. Alexis Iacono stars.

    INSIDE AMY SCHUMER---was renewed by Comedy Central.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-05-29 11:06   

    JAMES BOND---Sam Mendes (SKYFALL) is reportedly in talks to return as director for the 24th James Bond movie after earlier declining an offer from Eon Productions. Other candidates mentioned include Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT), Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE), Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI), Tom Hooper (THE KING'S SPEECH), Shane Black (IRON MAN 3) and David Yates (HARRY POTTER).

    THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES---Johnny Depp will star in the Tim Burton remake of the 1971 horror movie which starred Vincent Price and Joseph Cotten. Earlier, Burton said, ďDr. Phibes was a childhood favorite of mine, a mix of pathos, horror and dark humor.Ē

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.----Henry Cavill (MAN OF STEEL) is in talks to replace Tom Cruise in the movie remake of the 1960s NBC spy series.

    BEWARE THE NIGHT---Joel McHale (COMMUNITY) will co-star with Eric Bana and Olivia Munn in this Jerry Bruckheimer movie about a New York cop and a renegade priest who team up to battle demonic forces that threaten the city.

    BIG EYES---Danny Huston will co-star with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in this movie about 1950s artist Margaret Keane, painter of the famous "big eyes" children, who sued her husband after he took claim for her work.

    KILLING KENNEDY---National Geographic tv movie underway based on the Bill O'Reilly book about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Rob Lowe plays Kennedy, Ginnifer Goodwin (ONCE UPON A TIME) plays Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) will play Marina Oswald.

    X-MEN---Hugh Jackman said he would like to do a 20th Century Fox Wolverine crossover with rival Marvel's Avengers, ďI donít know whatís happening behind the scenes, but I think itís fantastic. I actually just asked the other day, I said, ĎI donít know what the legal situation is, but why donít these companies come together? Why isnít it possible?í
    Because personally, I would love to mix it up with Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man and kick his ass. Itíd be greatÖ Consistency is incredible. Who wouldnít want to be involved with that?Ē
    Also, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST director Bryan Singer released a photo of a crewmember wearing a jacket with "Trask Industries" on it which appeared to confirm rumors that Peter Dinklage will play Bolivar Trask.

    AMAZON.COM---ordered two new series. ALPHA stars John Goodman as a US Senator living with three other senators in Washington, DC. BETAS stars Ed Begley, Jr. in which four Silicon Valley whiz kids seek fame and fortune by developing a mobile phone social networking app.

    THE FLINTSTONES---direct-to-video animated movie based on the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series is underway at WWE Studios/Warner Bros. Voices will be provided by WWE's John Cena, Vince McMahon and CM Punk.

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     Posted: 2013-06-02 17:52   

    DOCTOR WHO---Matt Smith announced he is leaving the series with his last appearance being the Christmas special, "Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. Iím incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realize all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and Iím incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years...Itís been an honor to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with Ďthe ginger, the nose and the impossible oneí. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls."

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Jackie Chan, Milla Jovovich, Nicolas Cage and Wesley Snipes are reported to be in "advanced negotiations" to co-star in the sequel. This is the first time Jovovich has been mentioned with the sequel although Sylvester Stallone had said earlier he was looking for a "young Sigourney Weaver".

    JAMES BOND---a reliable source reported Sam Mendes will definitely direct the 24th Bond movie and will "likely be back" for the 25th which added to rumors the movies are a two-parter.

    BLADE RUNNER---Michael Green (GREEN LANTERN) is in negotiations to rewrite the sequel script by Hampton Fancher who co-wrote the original movie's script.

    MICHAEL DOUGLAS---in an interview, Douglas was asked if he regretted his excessive smoking and drinking which may have caused his throat cancer, "No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus." Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 but is now cancer-free. He is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Karen Gillan (DOCTOR WHO) will play the movie's unnamed lead female villain.

    COMMUNITY---Dan Harmon confirmed he is returning as showrunner to his sitcom, "Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @joelmchale."

    SUBURGATORY---Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee won't be returning to the series due to budget cuts but could return as guest stars.

    REVENGE---Ashley Madekwe won't be returning to the series due to storyline changes.

    OUTLANDER---new Starz series from Ron Moore (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) based on the novel about a World War II nurse who travels back in time to 1743 and falls in love with a Scottish warrior.

    THE SHINING GIRLS---movie underway based on the upcoming novel about a serial killer in Depression-era Chicago who finds a house which enables him to time-travel. He can continue to travel in time by killing girls.

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     Posted: 2013-05-30 12:13   

    TERMINATOR 5---Arnold Schwarzenegger commented on the status of the latest Terminator movie and other projects, "Weíre writing it now. There are three projects being written that involve me. One is TERMINATOR 5, the other is a Conan movie that Universal is doing and thereís the sequel to TWINS, which is called TRIPLETS. Weíll all look quite different in that. The third triplet is Eddie Murphy, so figure that one out." The Conan movie is a direct sequel to the 1984 CONAN THE BARBARIAN and ignores CONAN THE DESTROYER and the 2011 CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

    ANNA NICOLE---photo released from the Lifetime biomovie about Anna Nicole Smith and her 84-year-old millionaire husband J. Howard Marshall. Agnes Bruckner, Martin Landau and Virgina Madsen star. Bruckner said, "Martin told me he met Anna Nicole through Hugh Hefner. So the first time I showed up on set, he looked at me with awe in the same way J. Howard probably looked at Anna...[they] needed each other. He made her feel special, and she took away his loneliness." Bruckner had to wear facial, neck and breast prosthetics and fat suits, "The breasts took three hours to apply. It was unbelievable how they turned out. I could dance in them, and they even survived a swim in the pool." Premiere is June 29.

    DOCTOR WHO---Roger Moore (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE SAINT) might appear on DOCTOR WHO. In a Twitter conversation between Moore and writer Mark Gattis (DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK), Gattis complimented Moore on his performance in THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF. Moore replied, "I might be equally wonderful in 'Doctor Who' or 'Sherlock' if asked." Gattis replied he would be in touch.

    JOSS WHEDON---question and answer session:

    Q: Will you be doing more FIREFLY projects?
    A: "Right now I'm happy to say everybody is working doing good jobs. There's a real fear of 'The Monkey's Paw,' you know? You bring it back to life and it isn't the same. Even if it's GREAT and it isn't the same. I'm dying to get on a ship with those guys again, but I'm also doing yet another go**amn huge ensemble movie ['The Avengers 2']. Why can't I do a movie about just one guy? So right now I can't even access that part of my brain. If all the planets align that would be great, but I'm not going to do what I did the first time and move heaven and earth to make it happen."

    Q: Is there another Marvel character you would like to do?
    A: "If I could get my hands on absolutely anybody it would be Batman. (audience applause) He's a Marvel character in the DC universe. And if I could 'do' any, probably Thor, because face it, those armsÖ (laughs)"

    Q: Will Quicksilver being in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST preclude him from being in AVENGERS 2?
    A: "Ö That's not something I can really talk about, but Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are going to be in the movie and they're going to be AWESOME."

    TWO AND A HALF MEN---Season 11 will add a new character: Charlie Harper's long-lost daughter appears searching for her father and in moves in with the characters played by Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Glenn Close has joined the cast as the leader of the Nova Corps police force.

    BREAKING BAD---creator Vince Gilligan commented on the rumored Saul Goodman spin-off series, "Well, you never assume lightning is going to strike twice. Having said that, I think a Saul Goodman show would be a great deal of fun, and a great challenge, and something I would look forward to doing. Itís definitely not set in stone yet, itís definitely the early days of the process, and it may happen or it may not..."

    BLACK MASS---Johnny Depp has reportedly left the biomovie about Boston mobster Whitey Bulger after his minimum salary demand of $20 million was not met. The producers had offered $10 million.

    DEPRAVITY---movie underway in which a group of roommates kill an innocent man they thought was a killer. They then try to pin the murder on one of their own. Katharine McPhee stars.

    SEVEN WONDERS---20th Century Fox/Brett Ratner action/adventure movie underway which will be the first of a trilogy about the Seven Wonders of the World.

    THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3---Eric Roberts has reportedly joined the sequel cast.

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     Posted: 2013-05-31 11:13   
    FRIDAY, MAY 31

    MACHETE KILLS---new sequel poster released showing Sofia Vergara. Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen), Jessica Alba and Vanessa Hudgens also star. Premiere is September 13.

    UNBREAKABLE---M. Night Shyamalan commented on a sequel to the 2000 movie that starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, "It's getting closer. Slowly Iím getting a story in my head that I feel like is able to tell what Iím feeling right now. It's the story of a guy who kind of wakes up with a little grey feeling in the morning. I love that character. Itís something that I feel and I want to talk more about that character." Shyamalan also said he's interested in a sequel to THE LAST AIRBENDER.

    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5---co-directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (KON-TIKI) will direct the latest sequel.

    INTO THE LOOKING GLASS---James Bobin (THE MUPPETS) is in talks to direct the sequel to Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

    BAD SANTA 2---Doug Ellin (ENTOURAGE) will rewrite the script and possibly direct the sequel starring Billy Bob Thornton.

    HANNIBAL---NBC renewed the series for Season 2.

    AMERICAN IDOL---Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj confirmed they are not returning as judges for next season.

    INHERENT VICE---Katherine Waterston, daughter of Sam Waterston, will be the female lead in this movie based on the private detective novel. Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Benecio Del Toro also star.

    PIXELS---Chris Columbus (HOME ALONE, HARRY POTTER) is in talks to direct this movie based on the short film about 1980s video game characters attacking New York.

    DEATH PACT---FX sitcom pilot starring Tracy Morgan as a loser, drug-dealing, assistant high school coach and war hero who returns to his hometown. He meets three former friends and students who are down on their luck and gets them in his self-help program.

    GRUMPY CAT---untitled movie underway starring Will Ferrell and Jack Black.

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     Posted: 2013-06-05 11:54   
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                            WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

    THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG---new photo of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, the elf warrior. Lilly said, "Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. Sheís a Sylvan Elf, which means sheís of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord of the Rings. She doesnít hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do ó sheís much more lowly. She sort of goes against the social order of the elves a little bit.
    She will definitely have a love story. I canít give away too much about it. Itís not a huge focus but it is there and it is important and it does drive Tauriel and her story and her actions."
    When asked if the love story involves Legolas (Orlando Bloom), she replied, "Taurielís relationship with Legolas is significant. Theyíve known each other since they were children, and Legolasí dad, [Elven king] Thrandruil, has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman whoís a fantastic warrior, I think itís hard not to notice her. Thatís probably as much as I can say.Ē

    LOVE, MARILYN---HBO documentary on Marilyn Monroe based on her recently-uncovered letters, diaries, journals and poems which will be read by Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, Ellen Burstyn, Lindsay Lohan, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti and Jeremy Piven. Premiere is June 23.

    JODI ARIAS: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET---Lifetime tv movie based on the Jody Arias murder trial in which she was convicted of killing her lover Travis Alexander. Tania Raymonde (LOST) stars. Premiere is June 22.

    BURTON AND TAYLOR---new photo from the BBC America tv movie about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when they starred in the Broadway play PRIVATE LIVES. Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West star.

    GODS OF EGYPT---Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (GAME OF THRONES) is in talks to star in this movie in which Horus, the Egyptian god of the sky, teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.

    FABLES---movie underway based on the DC Comic in which storybook characters are exiled into New York where they establish their own secret community called Fabletown.

    THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY---Helen Mirren will star in this movie based on the novel about the owner of an exclusive French restaurant who befriends a boy whose family owns a rival Indian restaurant one hundred feet away.

    THE LEFTOVERS---HBO pilot co-written by Damon Lindelof based on the novel about the sheriff of a small town after and its remaining residents after the Rapture. Justin Theroux stars.

    GIRLFRIEND'S DAY---comedy movie underway with Bob Odenkirk as star and writer in which a greeting card writer gets involved in a murder while working on a greeting card for the new holiday called Girlfriend's Day.

    THE IMITATION GAME---Keira Knightley is in talks to co-star with Benedict Cumberbatch in this biomovie about mathematician Alan Turing who helped break the German Enigma code during World War II and committed suicide after being prosecuted for being gay.

    SHAMELESS---Justin Chatwin will not return for the new season as his character is presumed to have been killed, but he might return as a guest star.

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     Posted: 2013-06-03 11:25   

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---new photos from the sequel.

    JAMES BOND---Penelope Cruz has reportedly been offered the Bond Girl role in the 24th Bond movie. If Cruz, 40, accepts the role, she will be the first Spanish Bond Girl and the oldest. Cruz had been offered the role before but a schedule conflict prevented her from accepting it. Her husband, Javier Bardem, starred in SKYFALL.

    DOCTOR WHO---a source said Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) is the top candidate to replace Matt Smith, ďRory has all the ≠credibility and is known in the industry as a very talented actor, but he isnít as instantly ≠recognizable as some of the other candidates.
    Playing Doctor Who is a big deal and there are some big names being talked about, but producers worry about bringing in a well-known star because viewers may struggle to see past their previous roles.
    Matt Smith proved that choosing a lesser-known talent can really work, and heís been a big hit with viewers. Itís essential to get this decision right for the future of the series.Ē
    Gaming company Ladbrokes has Kinnear as their top candidate with odds of 3/1. William Hill, a top British bookmaker, said his top favorites are Rupert Grint (HARRY POTTER) and Russell Tovey (BEING HUMAN) with 10/1 odds. He said a female Doctor Who has 8/1 odds. Gaming company Paddy Power has Ben Daniels (MERLIN) at 6/1.

    THE SOPRANOS---was chosen #1 in the 101 Best Written TV Series by the Writers Guild of America. Rounding out the top ten were: SEINFELD, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, ALL IN THE FAMILY, MASH, THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, CHEERS, THE WIRE and THE WEST WING.

    MEN IN BLACK---Will Smith commented on his future with the franchise, "I think three is enough for me. Three of anything is enough for me. We'll look at it and we'll consider it, but it feels like that it might be time to let someone else do that." He also commented on the possibility of his son Jaden replacing him, "If they were interested in that - that's not something that I'm pushing for, or I don't even know if Jaden is interested, but we're open."

    LATE PHASES---horror movie underway starring Nick Damici (MULBERRY STREET), Erin Cummings (SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND) and Ethan Embry (BROTHERHOOD) in which a man moves to a community where people are being killed by dogs which turn out to be werewolves.

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     Posted: 2013-06-04 11:40   

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---new photo shows Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier with his bionic arm.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---photo shows Richard Nixon in the Oval Office. Director Bryan Singer revealed the movie has a "pivotal meeting".

    WORLD WAR Z---Brad Pitt commented on a possible sequel to his zombie plague movie, "We gotta see if this one works first. But there's tons of information to mine from the book, certainly." His co-star, Mirelle Enos (THE KILLING) commented on how many movies in the franchise she was signed for, "Ah, three.", but she later added, "I don't know anything."

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Benicio Del Toro will play an undisclosed lead character.

    THE SPOILS OF BABYLON---miniseries parody of epic miniseries is underway starring Will Ferrell, Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer and Haley Joel Osment. The plot spans a century and involves a wealthy Texas oil baron, his daughter and adopted son and their scandals of sex, drugs, illegal arms deals and the Shah of Iran. The six 30-minute episodes will premiere on IFC in early 2014.

    THE EQUALIZER---David Meunier (JUSTIFIED, REVOLUTION) will play a Russian pimp in the movie based on the Edward Woodward/CBS series. Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz and Melissa Leo also star.

    THE AFFAIR---new Showtime series starring Dominic West as a happily married New York high school teacher who meets the love of his life.

    BLUE BLOODS---Marisa Ramirez has been promoted to series regular to replace the departed Jennifer Esposito.

    THE ANOMALY---Ian Somerhalder and Liam Hemsworth star in this movie about an ex-soldier who wakes up in a van with a kidnapped boy and has nine minutes and thirty-seven seconds to figure out how and why he got there.

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     Posted: 2013-08-08 12:37   

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---an inside source associated with the sequel said Bruce Willis left the movie after his demand for $4 million for four days of filming in Bulgaria was refused, "He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million. A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no. I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford ó a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film." The original offer to Willis was $3 million. Stallone had tweeted earlier about Willis and Ford, "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!!" and later added, "GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

    EXTANT---new CBS sci fi series from Steven Spielberg about a female astronaut who returns to Earth and is pregnant with a hybrid human/alien baby and "her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.Ē Premiere is summer, 2014. Spielberg is also producing a tv series version of the HALO video game.

    THE EXORCIST---tv series underway based on the classic 1973 William Friedkin movie. It will be a "brand new take" and is attracting interest "from broadcast and cable networks." Roy Lee (BATES MOTEL) is the executive producer. Jeremy Slater (FANTASTIC FOUR reboot) is the writer. A tv series based ROSEMARY'S BABY the novel is also underway.

    TWO AND A HALF MEN---Amber Tamblyn will play Charlie Harper's illegitimate lesbian daughter. She will appear in five episodes and may become a permanent cast member.

    FAST & FURIOUS 7---UFC champ Ronda Rousey is in talks to join the cast of Vin Diesel and Jason Statham. She has signed to co-star in THE EXPENDABLES 3.

    SINS OF YOUTH---movie underway about four teenage boys who accidentally shoot a young boy while firing assault rifles. Lucas Till (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS), Joel Courtney (SUPER and Ally Sheedy (WAR GAMES) star.

    TOO MUCH JOHNSON---a 35mm nitrate work print of the 1939 Orson Welles short film was discovered in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy. The only other known copy was destroyed in a 1970 fire in Welles's Madrid home. The restored movie will premiere in October.

    TRANSFORMERS---a new animated series is underway with executive producer Roberto Orci saying, "Itís not really a reboot, itís sort of a continuation of it [Transformers Prime] in a tonally different form. We want to make sure weíre servicing the right audiences. We got to do a very adult version of Transformers that you just saw in this cartoon, a very sophisticated one, and we also want to make sure we donít leave other kids behind, who love Transformers too and donít want to be as scared as Transformers Prime could make you, that kind of thing. So weíre going to have a good parallel series that is connected, but itís a little more friendly to the family."

    EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE---remake of the 1995 Alyssa Milano vampire movie will be a direct-to-dvd release on October 15.

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     Posted: 2013-06-06 12:13   

    THE STOPS ALONG THE WAY---miniseries underway based on Rod Serling's unproduced last screenplay by JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

    THE AVENGERS 2---Joss Whedon said about Robert Downey, Jr., "He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making AVENGERS 2 without him, nor do I think Iíll be called upon to do that.
    I donít think itís in my interest, Marvelís interest, or his interest, and I think everything will be fine. But I know that this is Hollywood and you roll with things. You have to be ready for the unexpected."

    UNDER THE DOME---new photo released of the 13-episode CBS series based on the Stephen King novel. Premiere is June 24.

    THE BORGIAS---Showtime cancelled the series with the final episode airing on June 16. Creator Neil Jordan wanted to end the series with a tv movie, ĒAs a compromise, I proposed to finish the arc of all the characters with a two-hour movie. When they [Showtime] looked at what it could cost, it was just too expensive. Sadly, thatís what happened. I would have loved to bring all the characters to a conclusion. All of the actors were heartbroken we couldnít continue, and so was I.Ē The tv movie involved the pope dying and no one wanting to hear his confession. Finally, someone is found to hear his confession, but he says to the pope, ďIím sorry, itís too late, youíre already dead and burning in hell.Ē Jordan said, ďI wanted a totally biblical ending, for the pope to burn in hell...This satisfies all moral feelings about the pope.Ē

    THE LITTLE PRINCE--animated movie underway based on the classic children's book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Voices will be by Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benecio Del Toro, Rachel McAdams, Paul Giamatti and James Franco.

    THE RULES OF INHERITANCE---Jennifer Lawrence has signed to be the star/producer of the movie based on the memoir by Claire Bidwell Smith.

    RODHAM---Carey Mulligan is the top candidate to star in this movie set during the Watergate scandal in which Hillary Rodham Clinton must choose between her political ambitions and Bill Clinton.

    CRIMSON PEAK---Mia Wasikowska is in talks to replace the departed Emma Stone in this haunted house movie from Guillermo del Toro which stars Charlie Hunnam, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain.

    BLACK MASS---Tom Cruise is the top candidate to replace Johnny Depp in this movie about Boston mobster Whitey Bulger if Depp's salary dispute can't be resolved. Depp wants his minimum of $20 million.

    THE GUNMAN---Javier Bardem will co-star with Sean Penn in this movie based on the novel about a hitman who is targeted by his mob bosses after he wants to retire.

    SUITS---Michelle Fairley (GAME OF THRONES) will have a recurring role as a British oil developer.

    LOVE & MERCY--Paul Giamatti will play Brian Wilson's therapist in this movie about the lead member of The Beach Boys. John Cusack stars as Wilson.

    SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN---movie underway based on the novel about Ingrid Bergman's affair with famed war photographer Robert Capa.

    KILL ME DEADLY---CRIMINAL MINDS stars Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangness are using the Kickstarter fund-raiser for a noir-style comedy movie based on their 2009 play which also co-starred Lesley-Anne Down.

    A PROPHET---Sony Pictures acquired the US remake rights to the French movie about a young mobster's rise to power.

    FRIDAY THE 13Th---another movie in the franchise is underway at Paramount Pictures. Paramount is also in the early stages of developing another SOUTH PARK movie.

    SPY---untitled hispanic spy series underway for the El Rey network about a superstar soccer player and playboy who moonlights as a spy for the CIA. Roberto Orci will write the plot script which will be directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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     Posted: 2013-06-07 12:23   

    SHOVEL READY---Denzel Washington is in talks to star in this movie based on the upcoming sci fi novel set in a bombed-out New York where its residents escape reality by using a virtual reality program. An assassin protects the girl, the daughter of a maniacal evangelist, he was ordered to kill.

    PACIFIC RIM---new photo of a model of a Knifehead Kaiju monster from the Guillermo del Toro movie which stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.

    THE OTHER WOMAN---Don Johnson (MIAMI VICE) is in negotiations to co-star in this comedy movie about a mistress and wife teaming up to get revenge on a cheating husband. Cameron Diaz, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton star.
    Also, a photo was released of Kate Upton during filming.

    EMERGENCE---sci fi movie underway from Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY) about an alien invasion "containing hot button science elements" similar to his DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

    THE OUTSIDER---Tom Hardy stars in this movie as an ex-POW who rises through the ranks of Japan's Yakuza mob after World War II. Takashi Miike is in negotiations to direct.

    INTERSTELLAR---Bill Irwin has joined the cast of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain in this Christopher Nolan movie about space travel using wormholes.

    HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2---Chevy Chase is returning in the sequel, and his COMMUNITY co-star Gillian Jacobs is also joining the cast.

    DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---Freida Pinto confirmed she and James Franco are not returning for the sequel, "The sequel's on, but we're not in it. Itís a whole new cast. It would have been great to [do the sequel], but I donít know how they would bring our characters back in."

    R'HA---sci fi movie underway based on the short film about the R'ha alien species defending itself from another invading alien species. STAR WARS' Rick McCallum and Steve Tzirlin are co-producers.

    ARCHIE---live-action movie based on the popular comic underway at Warner Bros. with one plot option involving a zombie apocalypse.

    INFERNO---Dan Brown wants Roberto Benigni to star in the movie based on his novel.

    THE SHANGRI-LA SUITE---Luke Grimes (TRUE BLOOD) is in talks to star in this movie set in 1974 with two lovers escaping from a mental hospital and traveling to Los Angeles to kill Elvis Presley.

    LARRIKINS---DreamWorks Animation comedy movie underway about animals in Australia's outback.

    THE TESTING---movie underway on the just-released sci fi novel.

    BOARDWALK EMPIRE---Season 4 will premiere on September 8.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---LeeAnn Rimes will guest star as a new love interest for Charlie Sheen's character.

    EASTBOUND AND DOWN---HBO announced upcoming Season 4 will be the last.

    BRAND X WITH RUSSELL BRAND---FX cancelled the series but is developing a new sitcom with Brand.

    NURSE JACKIE---was renewed for Season 6.

    THE PUPPET GAME SHOW---new sitcom/competition series from The Jim Henson Company and BBC1 with two celebrity contestants teaming with puppets to win a prize which will be donated to charity.

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     Posted: 2013-06-10 11:56   

    THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG---poster released. Premiere is December 13.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---new photos of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Lawrence standing next to a character who could be Misty Knight.

    STAR WARS---JJ Abrams commented on directing the latest Star Wars movie, "Talk about bigger than any of us. That thing is so massive and so important to so many people. I know from seeing the first film when I was 11 what that felt like. I think the key in moving forward with something like this is in honoring but not revering what came before. There's that deep feeling of infinite possibilities that I think was the ultimate thing I thought when I first saw 'Star Wars' which I would -- and probably will -- give my left arm to try and come close to again."

    MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS 2---Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the top candidate to play Quicksilver.

    RASPUTIN---Leonardo DiCaprio is the star/producer of this biomovie about the infamous monk who was the medical advisor to Tsar Nicholas II and his hemophiliac son.

    TRUE CRIME---Christoph Waltz stars in this movie based on the true story of Polish author Krystian Bala who wrote a successful novel based on his murder of a man. Police detective Jacek Wroblewski finally solved the cold case which led to Bala's conviction.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---unconfirmed reports claim Mel Gibson will co-star as a villain in the sequel.

    DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS---comedy cop movie underway starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as a female Texas cop and her prisoner who are being pursued by crooked cops.

    TOP GUN 2---producer Jerry Bruckheimer commented on the status of the sequel after director Tony Scott's death, "For 30 years weíve been trying to make a sequel and weíre not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it. What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. Itís something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully weíll get it made." He added if Johnny Depp's THE LONE RANGER is successful, a sequel would be in the works.

    THE CONGRESS---movie based on the sci fi novel THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS stars Robin Wright, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti and Harvey Keitel. Premiere is 2014.

    TERM LIFE---Vince Vaughn is the star/producer of this comedy movie in which a loser, who everyone wants dead, takes out a $1 million insurance policy on himself for his daughter and has to survive three weeks until it takes effect.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Greg Nicotero, director of the first episode of Season 4 said, "I think season four is going to be the best season yet with the first episode being "bigger than any script I've ever done before." He added, "We have some new people coming in... There's some great character turns... There's a lot of really great twists that will really delight the fans."

    SIBERIA---new NBC found-footage series in which 16 contestants of a competition reality tv show are in Tunguska, Siberia when they encounter death and mysterious events. In 1908, a comet or meteorite exploded over Tunguska which is the largest impact with Earth in recorded history and destroyed 80 million trees over 830 square miles.

    LIZZIE BORDEN---Lifetime tv movie starring Christina Ricci based on the trial of the infamous Borden who was charged with killing her father and stepmother with an axe.

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     Posted: 2013-06-11 11:24   

    GAME OF THRONES---the Season 3 finale drew 5.4 million viewers which is 28% more than Season 2's finale and second only to the May 5 episode which had 5.5 million viewers. Season 4 starts filming soon and is based on the second half of George RR Martin's A STORM OF SWORDS.

    DOCTOR WHO---Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) denied reports he is the BBC's pick to replace Matt Smith. An unconfirmed source said earlier that Kinnear "has been offered the part, and we are waiting to hear if he will accept it. He is the perfect choice." Liz Buckley, a friend of the Kinnear family, commented, "Everything in the papers about Rory Kinnear being asked to be the new Doctor is 100 percent bollocks, just so you know. He's a bit sick of it."

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Colm Feore (24, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS) will reportedly play the Vulture who, with Rhino, Electro and Green Goblin, will be part of the Sinister Six.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Karen Gillan (DOCTOR WHO) will play villain Angela, the bounty hunter who was originally in the SPAWN comics.

    MAN OF STEEL---the sequel has been fast-tracked by Warner Bros. with director Zack Snyder and writer David Goyer returning. It's not known if producer Christopher Nolan is returning.

    VERONICA MARS---Francis Capra and Christine Lakin are returning for the movie.

    STRETCH---Ed Helms and Patrick Wilson are in negotiations to star with Chris Pine in this movie about a limo driver who tries to pay off his gambling debts by driving a VIP who is trying to sell a ledger of his criminal associates to the highest bidder.

    THE PURGE 2---the sequel is underway.

    DUMB AND DUMBER 2---Warner Bros. passed on the sequel, but it's probable that another company will pick it up.

    CINDERELLA---Holliday Grainger (THE BORGIAS) will co-star with Lily James and Cate Blanchett in this Kenneth Branagh movie.

    THE LITTLE MERMAID---movie underway based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale with a script by Kelly Marcel (SAVING MR. BANKS).

    THE BOOK OF NEGROES---the controversial slavery novel will be made into a miniseries by BET and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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     Posted: 2013-06-12 12:35   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor claims EPISODE VII involves Han Solo's twins, Jacen and Jaina, taking over for their father, "The 17-year-old twins are trained by their uncle Luke Skywalker to be the greatest Jedis in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin [Jacen] turns to the dark side and [eventually becomes Darth Caedus]."

    SPLINTER CELL---Basil Iwanyk will direct the Tom Clancy movie starring Tom Hardy. This will be Iwanyk's first directing job, but he was the producer for movies including THE EXPENDABLES, THE TOWN and CLASH OF THE TITANS.

    GHOST RECON---Michael Bay will be the producer and possibly the director for the Tom Clancy movie from Warner Bros.

    ASSASSIN'S CREED---Frank Marshall (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE SIXTH SENSE) signed to produce this Michael Fassbender movie based on the video game.

    BIG EYES---Krysten Ritter (BREAKING BAD) will co-star with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in this Tim Burton biomovie of Margaret Keane, the artist known for the 1950s "Big Eyes" children paintings.

    REAWAKENING---Evan Peters (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and Donald Glover (COMMUNITY) will co-star with Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde in this horror movie about a scientific team that has developed a serum that will rejuvenate the dead. The head scientist injects the serum into his dead daughter with terrifying results.

    GI JOE 3---the sequel is underway with director Jon M. Chu in negotiations to return.

    CINDERELLA---Sophie McShera (DOWNTON ABBEY) is in negotiations to join Holliday Grainger (THE BORGIAS) as Cinderella's stepsisters. Lily James and Cate Blanchett star.

    FALLING SKIES---guest stars for Season 3 include: Doug Jones (HELLBOY) as the leader of the rebel alien troops, Gloria Reuben (ER) as one of Tom's key assistants, Robert Sean Leonard (HOUSE, MD) as the brilliant scientist who runs the local power grid, Stephen Collins (STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE) as the President of the US before the invasion, and Terry O'Quinn (LOST) who returns as Dr. Manchester.

    STARZ---two new series underway. AIRBORNE is about an army helicopter crew in the early days of the Vietnam War written by Gideon Yago (NEWSROOM). MONSTERS OF GOD is set in 1867 Texas during the Comanche Wars and involves two Cavalry officers and the troops under their command.

    VIKINGS---Linus Roache (LAW & ORDER: SVU) and Alexander Ludwig (THE HUNGER GAMES) join the series cast.

    DOWNTON ABBEY---Season 4 will have Lady Mary being pursued by "quite a few...very handsome" men. Michelle Dockery said, "Yes, there are a few potential suitors... [But] I don't even know where it's going yet."

    PORTLANDIA---was renewed for two more seasons.

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     Posted: 2013-06-13 12:19   

    BREAKING BAD---creator Vince Gilligan said the final eight episodes will be violent, "As the movie title goes, there will be blood. To my mind, that's not the most interesting thing. It's the emotional moments and the character moments. We've got some stuff that I think is going to be truly satisfying and truly shocking and jarring. It does not always center on moments of violence."
    He added these scenes will occur at "breakneck speed...I have surprised myself at how much story there was left to tell and how quickly we tell it. You need to really settle down on the couch and pay close attention because it's going to come at you fast and furious in the final eight episodes."

    A HOLOGRAM FOR A KING---Tom Hanks and director Tom Tykwer (CLOUD ATLAS) reunite for this movie based on the novel about a failed businessman who seeks a second chance in Saudi Arabia.

    KILLING KENNEDY---photo of Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy in the National Geographic tv movie based on the Bill O'Reilly book about the Kennedy assassination. Premiere is in November for the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

    TYRANT---David Yates (HARRY POTTER) has replaced the departed Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI) to direct the FX pilot from Howard Gordon (HOMELAND, 24) about a US family caught up in Middle East turbulence.

    THEORY OF EVERYTHING---Eddie Redmayne (LES MISERABLES, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) is attached to star in this biomovie about physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, his first wife.

    TOMB RAIDER---the reboot script is being rewritten by Marti Noxon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER).

    UBISOFT---three more movies based on video games are underway, FAR CRY, RABBIDS and WATCH DOGS, in addition to the previously-announced SPLINTER CELL and ASSASSIN'S CREED.

    REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS---movie underway about a New York police detective investigating a murder by the Green Dragons gang. Andrew Lau, Ray Liotta and Harry Shum, Jr., star. Martin Scorsese is the producer.

    Z WAR---zombie movie stars Fred Williamson in which a group of survivors of a global zombie plague must rescue a female member from the zombie's fortress headquarters.

    FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY---horror movie set in the final days of World War II when Soviet soldiers discover Nazi scientists have used Dr. Frankenstein's scientific journal to create an army of monster soldiers composed of body parts from their dead comrades. Premiere is July 26.

    ANNIE---Sandra bullock is in negotiations to play orphanage head Miss Hannigan in this movie remake co-produced by Will Smith.

    AMERICAN IDOL---Jennifer Lopez commented on reports she may return as a judge, "I don't know what's happening over there. I don't know. We will see. I'm always open to the infinite possibilities that the universe has to offer. So you never know." Jennifer Hudson was reported to have signed to be a new judge for next season.

    THE UNDERTAKERS---first movie underway based on the novel series about a group of teenagers with the ability to see the "Deaders" who are inter-dimensional beings who take over the bodies of the dead as a prelude to an invasion.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-06-14 12:25   

    MAN OF STEEL---writer David S. Goyer said more DC Comics superhero movie may be in the future, "It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesnít hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And Zack [Synder] has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chrisí [Nolan] Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I havenít had various conversations on set, around Ďwhat ifí and Ďmoving forwardí.
    That having been said, itís all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more MAN OF STEEL films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception.
    I think Warner Bros has seen Ė and Chris deserves the biggest credit for this Ė that we were able to revitalize Batman and put it into the first billion dollar superhero film. And theyíre hoping that Superman will be revitalized as well. And if we can do Batman and Superman, then maybe we can move on to Wonder Woman, and The Flash, and characters like that."

    TERMINATOR 5---Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed he's back for the latest movie, ďIím very happy that the studios want me to be in TERMINATOR 5 and to star as the Terminator, which we start shooting in JanuaryÖĒ He also confirmed he will be co-starring in the sequels to TWINS and THE EXPENDABLES 2.

    KILLING KENNEDY---photo of Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy from the National Geographic Channel tv movie based on the Bill O'Reilly book.

    CUT BANK---movie underway about a auto mechanic/ex-star athlete who wants out of his hometown of Cut Bank, Montana. Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Dern star. The script is by Robert Patino (SONS OF ANARCHY).

    DERMAPHORIA---movie underway based on the novel about a chemist who wakes up in jail with amnesia after an illegal drug-lab explosion. The drug dealers want the formula for a powerful new drug he memorized while he must find his missing girlfriend. Joseph Morgan (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Walter Goggins (JUSTIFIED) and Rob Perlman (SONS OF ANARCHY) star.

    HELLO GHOST---Adam Sandler stars in this US remake of the South Korean comedy movie about a man who is visited by four ghosts after his failed suicide attempt. In order to get rid of the ghosts so can be with the woman he just fell in love with, he must help each of them achieve their final wish. Chris Columbus (HOME ALONE) is the director.

    SALINGER---documentary about JD Salinger will premiere on September 6. It will discuss his love life, World War II experiences, secret novels and Mark David Chapman (the killer of John Lennon). Tom Wolfe, Danny DeVito, Edward Norton and Jack Cusack are among those interviewed.

    UNBROKEN---Jack O'Connell, Alexander Dreymon and Dane DeHaan have tested for the starring role in this movie based on the book about former Olympian Louis Zamperini who survived his B-24 bomber crashing and ordeal as a POW. Angelina Jolie is the director.

    THE EQUALIZER---Haley Bennett (MARLEY & ME) joins the cast of Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz and Melissa Leo in this movie remake of the Edward Woodward/CBS tv series. Premiere is April 11, 2014.

    VERONICA MARS---Tina Majorino has signed to co-star in the movie.

    MEASURE OF A MAN---Christina Hendricks will co-star in this movie based on the novel ONE FAT SUMMER.

    QUEEN OF THE TEARLING----Emma Watson will star in this movie based on the upcoming novel trilogy set three centuries in the future in which a 19-year-old princess must regain the throne of her deceased mother from the evil sorceress Red Queen.

    DARE ME---Natalie Portman is being sought to star in this movie based on the novel about two high school cheerleaders, their new coach and a suicide.

    TRUE BLOOD--showrunner Brian Bucker sad a major character will be killed off in Season 6, "One of our principal characters will not make it all the way through the season. We're going to stop to grieve them, and try to tell the more human side of the supernatural stories we're telling."

    OPEN---Wes Bentley (THE HUNGER GAMES, AMERICAN BEAUTY) will star in the HBO/Ryan Murphy pilot about human sexuality and relationships.

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     Posted: 2013-06-17 12:56   

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---new photo shows a stunt double wearing Captain America's new suit.

    MAN OF STEEL---the WALLSTREET JOURNAL reported a sequel has been fast-tracked for 2014, and "knowledgeable people close to the studio" said JUSTICE LEAGUE could be released "as soon as 2015."

    THE AVENGERS 2---Joss Whedon commented on the sequel, "Imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, and Loki is not there to say those terrible things."

    FLYING HORSE---Gary Oldman is the writer/director and possible co-star of this movie about film photographer Eadweard Muybridge's trial for murdering his wife's lover, theater critic Harry Larkyns. Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch are being sought for the starring roles.

    COMPULSION---movie about a twisted celebrity chef who uses her culinary talents to obtain victims including her latest, a lesbian former child star. Heather Graham, Carrie-Ann Moss, Joe Mantegna and Kevin Dillon star. Premiere is June 21.

    ANGEL BABY ---Warner Bros. movie underway based on the novel about a Mexican drug lord's wife who flees with a bundle of cash to Los Angeles to reunite with her daughter as her husband is in hot pursuit.

    BIGFOOT WAR---movie underway based on the first of the novel series about an Iraq War veteran who returns to his North Carolina hometown to seek revenge against the Bigfoot tribe that murdered his family.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---John C. Reilly was confirmed to co-star in the movie as Glenn Close's subordinate.

    A GUY'S GUIDE TO BEING A MAN'S MAN---movie underway based on the self-help book by Frank Vincent (THE SOPRANOS).

    VERONICA MARS---Krysten Ritter confirmed she's returning for the movie.

    GIRL MEETS WORLD---the Disney Channel ordered the BOY MEETS WORLD spin-off series about the daughter of Corey and Topanga.

    Y: THE LAST MAN---writer David S. Goyer said the movie based on the graphic novel should start filming in 2014.

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     Posted: 2013-06-18 12:08   

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2----Felicity Jones commented on if she will play Felicia Hardy/Black Cat in the sequel, "Uhm, Well.....possibly, I don't know. Yeah, If that happens that would be wonderful." Also, Sony Pictures announced the third and fourth movies will premiere on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---Charlie Sheen has demanded that co-star Selma Blair be fired after she complained to producers about Sheen's work ethic, or he will refuse to continue filming. A source said, "Things have gotten ugly." Production was on a temporary hiatus to find a solution to a ratings slump. Sheen is also reportedly requesting that Mila Kunis guest star for several episodes at $1 million per episode. Kunis is dating Ashton Kutcher who replaced Sheen on TWO AND A HALF MEN.

    ELIZA GRAVES---Brendan Gleeson (BRAVEHEART, HARRY POTTER) and David Thewlis (WAR HORSE, HARRY POTTER) will co-star with Kate Beckinsale, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess in this movie based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story. The plot involves a doctor taking a job at an insane asylum where he falls in love with a beautiful patient and then discovers the patients are running the asylum.

    THE STRAIN---John Hurt (ALIEN) has joined the cast of the FX/Guillermo del Toro pilot about a CDC team battling a vampire plague in New York.

    STRETCH---Brooklyn Decker (BATTLESHIP) will co-star with Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine in this movie about a limo driver who wants to pay off his gambling debt by driving a billionaire around and discovers his passenger is trying to sell a list of his criminal associates to the highest bidder.

    LUCY---Morgan Freeman will co-star with Scarlett Johansson in this Luc Besson (LEON THE PROFESSIONAL, LA FEMME NIKITA) movie about a female drug mule who develops super powers after drugs she is carrying enter her bloodstream.

    PROMETHEUS 2---the sequel script will be written by Jack Paglen (TRANSCENDENCE).

    HIGHLANDER---Ryan Reynolds has left the reboot of the 1986 movie that starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery.

    COOTIES---Elijah Wood stars in this movie about a mysterious virus that infects the students of an isolated elementary school which turns the children into crazed monsters who attack their teachers.

    THE 33---Jennifer Lopez will co-star with Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen in this movie about the 2010 Chilean mining accident in which 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days.

    BOSCH---Amazon Studios tv pilot underway based on the novel series about Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch.

    STRANDED---horror movie starring Christian Slater in which a space station is hit by a meteor which contains spores that infect a female astronaut. She gives birth to a creature in 36 hours that mutates to resemble another astronaut who begins killing the rest of the crew.

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     Posted: 2013-06-20 12:17   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---this is an unconfirmed description of the main characters in the movie:

    1. Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humor, fit.
    2. Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
    3. A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
    4. Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanor. Also doesní t need to be particularly fit.
    5. A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
    6. Forty something male, fit, military type.
    7. Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesnít need to be fit.

    POLTERGEIST---remake underway of the 1982 horror movie with a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL). Sam Raimi is the producer.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Shailene Woodley's filmed scenes as Mary Jane have been removed from the movie. The scenes would have set up the plot for the third movie. Woodley said, "Of course Iím bummed. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reasonÖBased on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film." Woodley is not expected to play Mary Jane in the third movie.

    JAMES GANDOLFINI---his death has left three unfinished projects in limbo. CRIMINAL JUSTICE is an HBO miniseries in which Gandolfini would have starred as a downtrodden lawyer seeking clients in jailhouses. BONE WARS is a comedy movie which would have starred Gandolfini and Steve Carell as rival paleontologists. TAXI-22 is a new CBS sitcom about an irreverent New York taxi driver with Gandolfini as executive producer.

    LAWYERS---FX ordered 10 episodes of this untitled sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence about two totally opposite Chicago lawyers who become law partners.

    HEMLOCK GROVE---Netflix renewed the werewolf series for Season 2.

    THE JUDGE---Sarah Lancaster (CHUCK) will co-star with Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall in this movie about a successful attorney who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral and discovers his judge father is the prime suspect in her death.

    NOVEMBER MAN---Will Patton and Caterina Scorsone will co-star with Pierce Brosnan in this movie about an ex-CIA spy who is brought out of retirement and is pursued by his former protege.

    IN THE HEART OF THE SEA---Cillian Murphy (BATMAN BEGINS) will co-star with Chris Hemsworth in this Ron Howard movie based on the book about the 1820 whaling vessel ESSEX which was sunk by a sperm whale. The survivors were at sea for three months and resorted to cannibalism. The incident was the inspiration for Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS---movie underway starring Anna Kendrick (UP IN THE AIR) and Jeremy Jordan (NEWSIES) based on the musical.

    ANNIE---Sandra Bullock will not play Miss Hannigan in the Will Smith remake movie after failing to reach a deal during negotiations.

    GHOSTMAN---movie underway about an expert who must clean up a bungled casino heist and is caught between a beautiful CIA agent and a drug lord called The Wolf.

    VERONICA MARS---Max Greenfield confirmed he's returning for the movie.

    LOCKE AND KEY---movie trilogy underway based on the comic book from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (STAR TREK).

    BAD A**ES---vigilante sequel to BAD A** starring Danny Trejo and Danny Glover will premiere in 2014.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Sam Taylor-Johnson (NOWHERE BOY) will direct the movie based on the novel.

    SUSAN COOPER---comedy movie franchise underway about a female spy from Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS).

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     Posted: 2013-06-19 12:06   

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---Selma Blair's firing from the sitcom was confirmed by Lionsgate Television after Charlie Sheen demanded her dismissal or he would walk out. Sheen's demand came after Blair supposedly complained about Sheen's work ethic to the producers.

    VERONICA MARS---first photo released as filming began on the movie. Creator Rob Thomas said, "She transferred away from Hearst college after that freshman year and went up to Stanford and finished her undergraduate degree. And then she went to Columbia Law School. She's certainly been back to Neptune from time to time to see her dad and Mac and Wallace, but she hasn't worked a PI case since the last one we all saw in the final episode of Season 3."
    "She ruined her dad's chance for re-election and she decided that that path had caused too much chaos in her life. And so she hasn't worked a PI case in nine years ... She's between having graduated and taken the bar and she's interviewing at various law firms in New York...there will be an opportunity for Veronica to do her thing again."

    LOGAN'S RUN---Ken Levine (BIOSHOCK video game) will write the script for the Warner Bros. remake of the 1976 movie which starred Michael York and Jenny Agutter.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---George Lucas commented, "I have not spoken to J.J. Heís been busy with Star Trek, and Iím sure that heíll let me know when heís got some questions. So, you know, thatís all going well. Kathy [Kennedy] tells me itís working out great."

    EPSILON---Greg Berlanti (ARROW) will direct this sci fi movie from the writers of ZOMBIELAND in which a robot rebellion has failed, and surviving robots are raising humans on a space station until one man decides to rebel.

    THE WATER DIVINER---Russell Crowe is in negotiations to direct this movie set after World War I in which an Australian father travels to Turkey to find his two missing sons after the Battle of Gallipoli.

    JURASSIC PARK 4---the 3D sequel will premiere in the summer of 2015. Steven Spielberg is the producer and will consult on the writing of the script.

    QUARRY---Mary Elizabeth Winstead (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) will co-star with Logan Marshall Green (PROMETHEUS) in this Cinemax pilot about a disillusioned sniper and Vietnam veteran who becomes an assassin.

    THE LEFTOVERS---Liv Tyler will co-star with Justin Theroux in this HBO/Damon Lindelof pilot about people still remaining in a small town after the Rapture.

    PENNY DREADFUL---Juan Antonio Bayona will direct the first two episodes of this Showtime psycho-sexual horror series which includes Dracula and Frankenstein's monster.

    DOLPHIN TALE 2---the sequel is underway with Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson in negotiations to return as is director Charles Martin Smith.

    SPECTRAL---supernatural movie underway at Warner Bros. in which a special ops unit battles ghosts who have invaded Manhattan.

    JULIET---movie underway in which a young woman discovers she's a direct descendant of Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.

    DUMB AND DUMBER 2---the Farrelly Brothers announced that Universal Pictures has picked up the sequel after Warner Bros. passed on it.

    COPS AND ROBOTS---comedy movie underway in which a veteran human cop is team up with the world's first robot cop.

    THE PROPHET---animated movie underway based on the best-selling book by Khalil Gibran with voices by Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and John Krasinski.

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     Posted: 2013-06-24 12:37   

    INDEPENDENCE DAY 2---director/co-writer Roland Emmerich said Will Smith won't be in the sequel, "Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much." He added some of the original cast might return, "We have like maybe half of the people that you would know from the first film, and the other half are people who are new." Earlier, Bill Pullman said his character, Thomas Whitmore, is in the sequel.

    WORLD WAR Z---the sequel is underway at Paramount Pictures with Brad Pitt returning. Also, this is a synopsis of the movie's original ending, which included a "large-scale battle" in Russia, that was later reshot:

    "The plane, bound for Moscow, safely lands. All but the healthy people are executed, those who aren't are drafted into service and Gerry's phone is taken. Months later, a now bearded Gerry has become an efficient member of Russia's zombie-clearing squad who are now tasked with clearing the capital's subway tunnels.
    Using Lobos (a zombie killing tool from the book), the team make their way through, only to emerge above ground into the "Battle of Red Square" which is described as a much larger set piece than the Israel scenes. Gerry and his new British friend Simon head back into the tunnels where Gerry figures out the zombies are having an extremely difficult time with the Russian winter.
    They try to inform the Russian command to extinguish their fires and let the undead freeze. They also meet up again with Segen who is in the clutches of a rape-friendly Russian soldier. Saving her, Gerry gets to a Russian general and is able to turn the tide of battle. As things quieten down, he calls his wife.
    Turns out the wife is stuck in a refugee camp in the Everglades where she's been forced to be the reluctant love slave of the soldier (Matthew Fox) who rescued them from the rooftop in the early scenes. He warns Gerry to start a new life, Gerry does not and sets out with Simon and Segen across eastern Russia until they find a boat and head for the Oregon coast in a fierce effort to get his wife back."

    JURASSIC PARK 4---a "reliable source" said the sequel plot is set in present day Isla Nublar where John Hammond's Jurassic Park is operating successfully as envisaged in the original movie. A Sea World-like Isla Nubar Lagoon features undersea dinosaurs who leap out of the water to feed on sharks hung up by the staff. The Tyrannosaurs and Velociraptors are "tamed" with muzzles on the Velociraptors. They will be used to combat an all-new villainous dinosaur.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Felicity Jones commented on if she is playing Black Cat, "It's TOP secret. I can tell you that she's sort of on the baddie's side, but I can't explain much more than that."

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---William Fichtner (BLACK HAWK DOWN) confirmed he'll play the Shredder in the reboot movie, "I play Shredder. It is cool. It's one of those things that came along where I thought, 'Really? Let me think about this for a minute.' [Laughs] Then I was like, 'Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey.' I'm very glad that it worked out..."

    MAGGIE---Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this horror movie as a farmer whose daughter is slowly turning into a zombie after a zombie plague spreads across the nation. Chloe Moretz also stars.

    HANNIBAL---creator Bryan Fuller commented on Will Graham's future in Season 2, "He will be incarcerated, and we will be dealing with all of the threads of that. We need to see all of the things happen that would happen in that scenario. Will Graham needs to go on trial for the murders that he may or may not have committed. Jack has to be brought before a review board for his participation in what happened to Will, and Hannibal, as Will's psychiatrist, is going to continue to try to help Will see the truth that Hannibal wants him to see. The ball is up in the air in so many ways for Jack and Hannibal and Will. The fun of Season 2 will be spiking those balls."

    DOWNTON ABBEY---Paul Giamatti will join the cast in Season 4 as the playboy brother of Countess Cora.

    JUPITER ASCENDING---sci fi movie from the Wachowskis in which Mila Kunis plays a janitorial worker who is marked for death because she has the same DNA as the ruler of the universe. Channing Tatum commented on his role, "Iím a splice, splices are essentially built in a test tube. Iím a hybrid wolf and human. And half albino, so Iím a little defective."

    OH MY GOD: IT'S FULL OF STARS: A JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF SCIENCE FICTION---four-part BBC America documentary on science fiction in movie, television and books is underway. No premiere date was announced.

    HER---Scarlett Johansson has replaced Samantha Morton as the female voice of a computer operating system in this movie about a lonely writer who falls in love with the operating system. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara star.

    INTO THE WOODS---Anna Kendrick will play Cinderella in this movie based on the Broadway musical. Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tracey Ullman also star.

    VALHALLA RISING 2---director Nicolas Winding Refn hopes to film a sequel to his viking movie with Mads Mikkelsen returning, "I had this idea of Mads going back to the origins of this character. But make the movie in Tokyo."

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     Posted: 2013-06-25 11:42   

    TAKEN 3---Liam Neeson is in final negotiations for a deal worth almost $20 million to star in the latest sequel. Reportedly, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace are also in negotiations to return.

    THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT---photo released from the found footage Renny Harlin (DIE HARD 2) horror movie about a group of US students who travel to Russia to investigate the unexplained deaths of nine skiers in the Ural Mountains in 1959.

    MAN OF STEEL 2---a source said Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder want Mark Strong (SHERLOCK HOLMES, ZERO DARK THIRTY) to play Lex Luthor in the sequel.

    AMERICAN HEIST---Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster will co-star with Hayden Christensen in this remake of the 1959 Steve McQueen heist movie THE GREAT ST. LOUIS BANK ROBBERY.

    MY A**HOLE NEIGHBOR---comedy movie underway about a peace-loving professional mediator who declares war on his new obnoxious neighbor. David Koechner and Will Sasso star.

    ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS---movie underway based on the novel about a prominent philanthropist who is accused of being a former Nazi SS officer by a mentally unstable man.

    ROCHESTER---movie underway based on the upcoming graphic novel which is a reimagined contemporary version of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 novel JANE EYRE.

    ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN---Warner Bros. is in negotiations for the movie rights to the book series about a crime-solving boy.

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     Posted: 2013-06-26 12:36   

    ENDER'S GAME--new posters released for the movie starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Hailee Steinfeld. Premiere is November 1.

    CHILD 44---Philip Seymour Hoffman will co-star with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman in this movie based on the novel about a Soviet police detective in pursuit of a serial killer who preys on children.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY 2---director/co-writer Roland Emmerich confirmed that Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will appear in the two sequels. He added a gay character is also in the movies.

    UNDER THE DOME---the CBS premiere episode had an impressive 13.1 million viewers.

    KNIGHT RIDER---the movie script based on the NBC/David Hasselhoff cop series will be written by Brad Copeland (WILD HOGS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT).

    MAKO MERMAIDS---Netflix spin-off series of the Australian series H2O: JUST ADD WATER will premiere on July 26. The spin-off has the three mermaids Lyla, Nixie and Sirena leaving the water to find a boy who fell into the magical Moon Pool and will turn into a Merman.

    THE VISITOR---Drafthouse Films HD restoration underway for the 1979 cult sci fi movie which starred Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, Glenn Ford, Franco Nero and Shelley Winters. The plot involved an alien Jesus Christ figure battling a demonic 8-year-old girl to determine the fate of the universe.

    UNFORGIVEN---US movie remake of the British miniseries will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS). The original plot involved a woman who is targeted for revenge after she is released from prison for killing two policemen.

    OUTLANDER---Starz ordered 16 episodes of this Ron Moore series based on the novels about a World War II nurse who travels back in time to 1743 where she marries a Scottish warrior.

    TOP GUN 2---Val Kilmer was asked if he would return for the sequel and replied that he hasn't been approached, but added, "Sure, it was a lot of fun." He also said he has an idea for a sequel to HEAT which also starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, "Here's my pitch. You remember Natalie Portman in it? She's Pacino's adopted daughter, so she comes home and says, 'Daddy, daddy, I want you to meet my fiancť.' And it's me. He's retired and I come to Chicago where he's retired back to and I'm going to torture him, and then I'm going to kill him."

    LEFTOVERS---Amy Brenneman will play Justin Theroux's wife in this HBO pilot abut the remaining residents of a small town after The Rapture.

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     Posted: 2013-06-27 11:34   

    MARVEL STUDIOS---Vin Diesel posted on his Facebook page, "Marvel has requested a meeting.. "No idea what for... haha, you probably know better than me..." Speculation has Diesel starring in Marvel's BLACK PANTHER or DOCTOR STRANGE.

    JAMES BOND---director Sam Mendes commented on his negotiations to return for the 24th Bond movie, "In answer to the question youíre going to ask, I donít know yet. Iím in discussion over the ĎBí word and I wonít make any decision until ['Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'] is open. Itís taken a long time to get this open and this has been my focus."

    VERONICA MARS---first photo released of the movie. Also, Ken Marino is returning for the movie.

    ANNIE---Cameron Diaz will play Miss Hannigan in the remake movie from Will Smith.

    WILLOW CREEK---found footage horror movie directed by Bobcat Goldthwait in which a Bigfoot enthusiast and his girlfriend film a documentary at the site where the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film was made.

    CURSE OF CHUCKY---first photo of the direct-to-dvd sequel which stars Brad Dourif and his daughter Fiona.

    THE LOST WORLD 4---the plot involving a Sea World-type theme park has been said to be a rejected early draft.

    ELEMENTARY---Rhys Ifans (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) will have a recurring role as Mycroft Homes in Season 2 which premiers on September 26.

    MOHICANS---FX miniseries underway based on James Fenimore Cooper's THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. The miniseries is described as, "America's beginnings as a nation as told through the eyes of Cooper's classic characters".

    STRETCH---David Hasselhoff and Ray Liotta have joined the cast of Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine and Brooklyn Decker in this movie about a limo driver whose wealthy passenger is trying to sell a list of his criminal associates to the highest bidder.

    JUG FACE---horror movie about a pregnant teen in a rural community who discovers she is the next human sacrifice to an evil entity in a pit that puts the sacrifice's facial likeness on a jug. Ashley Carter and Sean Young star.

    LOVE AND MERCY---Elizabeth Banks will play Brian Wilson's wife in this biomovie about the Beach Boy member. John Cusack and Paul Giamatti also star.

    RESIDENT EVIL 6---director Paul WS Anderson said the sixth movie begins filming in the fall.

    IMPOSSIBLE ODDS---movie underway based on the book by Jessica Buchanan who was rescued from Somali kidnappers by Navy SEALs.

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     Posted: 2013-06-28 11:55   

    TERMINATOR 5---the movie, probably starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be the first of a reboot trilogy and will premiere on June 26. 2015. Schwarzenegger recently said, "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator."

    MEAN BUSINESS ON NORTH GANSON STREET---Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx will star in this movie based on an upcoming novel in which two tough police detectives team up in a small Missouri town where the police are being murdered.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY---Julieanne Moore is in talks to play District 13 leader Alma Coin in the last two movies.

    AMERICAN DESPERADO---Mark Wahlberg will star in this movie based on the book about supercriminal Jon Roberts, the top drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---Brian Austin Green returns as a full-time cast member playing Charlie Sheen's ex-wife's boyfriend.

    HANNIBAL---creator Bryan Fuller has offered David Bowie the role of Hannibal's uncle, Count Robert Lecter.

    EDEN---movie underway in which a soccer team's airliner crashes on a remote Pacific island. The survivors form two groups. The violent group is led by an unbalanced player while the peaceful group is led by selfless player. Diego Boneta, Ethan Peck and Nate Barker star.

    SCI FI---Joel Edgerton (ZERO DARK THIRTY) is in negotiations to co-star with Michael Shannon (MAN OF STEEL) in this untitled sci fi chase movie from Jeff Nichols (MUD, TAKE SHELTER).

    OPEN---Scott Speedman (FELICITY) will co-star in this HBO/Ryan Murphy series pilot about human sexuality.

    ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK---this Netflix series will premiere on July 11 and has been renewed for Season 2.

    CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEER'S--- Sony Pictures is in negotiations for the this live-action environmental movie.

    LIZZIE BORDEN---Gregg Henry will play the district attorney in this Lifetime biomovie about the Lizzie Borden murder trial. Christina Ricci and Billy Campbell also star.

    NINJAGO---movie underway based on the LEGO series.

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     Posted: 2013-07-01 11:52   

    DOC SAVAGE---Shane Black (IRON MAN 3) said about his upcoming movie based on the 1930s pulp hero, "Weíre shooting it as though itís in the 30s, including all the Capra-esque elements of 1930s films like You Canít Take It With You. The idea of ĎWhat if Jimmy Stewart were a stone-cold killer?í basically. Itís that kind of combination which we enjoy.
    Doc Savage is a personal film to me. Itís a 1930s pulp character so it hasnít been around for 75 years or so, but people if theyíre introduced to it theyíll get to know, hopefully, what I came to love as a kid. Iíve read those series for 43 years and always wanted to figure out how to crack it."

    JACOB'S LADDER---remake of the 1990 Adriane Lyne/Tim Robbins cult movie is underway. Jeff Buhler (MIDNIGHT MEAT EXPRESS) will write the script based on an early draft for the original movie by Jake Wade Wall.

    AMERICAN GODS---six-season series underway based on the Neil Gaiman novel from HBO and Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions. Each season will have 10-12 episodes.

    AN AMERICAN MYSTERY---biomovie underway about Nicole Brown-Simpson and OJ Simpson starring Charlotte Kirk (NON-STOP) in which "Ms. Kirkís portrayal of Nicole Brown-Simpson will span the period from when she first met the famed running back as an 18 year old in 1977 to her untimely death in 1994."

    GAME OF THRONES---Pedro Pascal (THE GOOD WIFE) will join the cast as Prince Oberyn Martell/Red Viper in Season 4.

    THE VATICAN TAPES---horror movie underway in which a routine exorcism on a 27-year-old woman exposes an ancient satanic force. Michael Pena, Djimon Housou and Dougray Scott star.

    THE YOUNG WORLD---Warner Bros. movie underway based on the novel trilogy set in a post-apocalyptic New York where everyone on Earth has mysteriously died except teenagers.

    THE FIRE SERMON---DreamWorks movie underway based on the upcoming novel trilogy set in the post-apocalyptic 25th century where modern technology no longer exists and all children are born as twins. The twins are comprised of two groups---Alpha twins are the ruling class, and Omega twins are the lower class. If one twin dies, the other will also die.

    19---horror movie trilogy underway in which everyone turns into a zombie on their 19th birthday which results in a world run by teenagers under 19.

    BIG EYES---Terence Stamp will co-star in this Tim Burton biomovie about Margaret Keane, the 1950s artist known for her "Big Eyes" children's paintings, who sued her husband after he took credit for her work. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz also star.

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     Posted: 2013-07-02 12:37   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will have to lose some weight so each will get a nutritionist and fitness trainer which will ensure they will be in top shape for their cameo roles. A source said, ďMark and Carrie need to be as close to their appearance in the earlier movies as possible. Producers are keen to help out and have offered support. The budget is huge so there will be no expense spared.Ē Harrison Ford is in good shape for his role and won't need the assistance.

    THE WALKING DEAD---new poster was released for Season 4's premiere episode which is titled "30 days Without an Accident". Earlier, executive producer Gale Ann Hurd confirmed that the season premiere might be set in a time later than the preceding season's final episode, ďEvery season, yes, there will more than likely be a passage of time. [The plot is] unlikely to follow directly after the end of [the finale]."

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---rumors claim the sequel will have three villains: Black Cat (Felicity Jones), Vulture (Colm Feore) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan).

    JUSTICE LEAGUE---Christian Bale said he won't return as Batman, ďWe were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. Thatís enough. Letís not get greedy...I have no information, no knowledge about anything. Iíve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, thatís it. Itís a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.Ē

    AD: BEYOND THE BIBLE---NBC ten-part part miniseries sequel to the History Channel's THE BIBLE is underway from producers Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey. Burnett said, "It will begin in the dark days after Jesus' betrayal and death. A perfect storm brews in the Holy Land, fueled by social injustice, Roman military oppression and religious unrest. High priests and the Herod dynasty vie for power. Zealot revolutionaries turn to violence to regain what they believe is their promised land. And in the face of terrible odds and brutal persecution, the small band of Jesus' disciples stand against the combined might of Rome and their own local authorities..."

    MARVEL STUDIOS---Stan Lee commented on future Marvel movies, They're fans of the stories and are trying to think, 'What will the fans like to see next? What would we like to see next?' So they're working on Ant-Man, working on Doctor Strange; they're working on Guardians of the Galaxy; they're working on God knows what. Did I say the Black Panther also? They're the ones I know about."

    RATINGS---DEXTER's final season premiere had a premiere-record of 2.5 million viewers. RAY DONOVAN had an impressive 1.35 million viewers. Lifetime's ANNA NICOLE had 3.3 million viewers compared to the network's earlier biomovie LIZ & DICK with 3.5 million.

    UNDER THE DOME---Mare Winningham will appear in an August episode as "Agatha, a deceptively warm caretaker who welcomes Big Jim into the Chesterís Mill home sheís looking after. However, it quickly becomes apparent that her intentions are anything but pure."

    LOST MELODY---Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in this movie about a man who is married to a shrewish wife and falls in love with a prostitute. Terry Zwigoff (BAD SANTA) is the director.

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     Posted: 2013-07-03 11:25   

    MACHETE KILLS---new poster shows Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen) as the President of the United States. Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Antonio Banderas and Cuba Gooding, Jr. also star.

    SHARKNADO---Syfy movie described as, ďAfter a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, natureís deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.Ē Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and John Heard star. Premiere is July 11. Syfy vice president Thomas Vitale said, ďThese are not comedies. They have that outlandish, campy, over-the-top tone, but the people involved are real and want to survive. If you were in a situation where all of a sudden you have sharks falling from the sky, once you got over the insanity of it, youíd try to survive.Ē

    FALLING SKIES---TNT renewed the series for Season 4.

    SILVER SURFER---Stan Lee commented on a Silver Surfer movie from Marvel Studios although the movie rights are owned by 20th Century Fox, "There s no way they won't eventually do a SILVER SURFER movie. It may not be for a few years because they're thinking and working on DOCTOR STRANGE, BLACK PANTHER, ANT MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. But they'll get around to a SILVER SURFER feature because he's a wonderful character."

    THE GRAPES OF WRATH---DreamWorks is in negotiations for the remake movie rights to the John Steinbeck novel with Steven Spielberg as producer. The Oscar-winning 1940 John Ford movie starred Henry Fonda.

    THE SOUND AND THE FURY---Jon Hamm and Danny McBride will star in this movie based on the William Faulkner novel with James Franco as director, co-writer and co-star.

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     Posted: 2013-07-09 11:44   

    GRAVITY---photo released from the movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney about two surviving astronauts stranded on a space station that was struck by space debris.

    CHAPPIE---sci-fi movie underway by Neill Blomkamp (DISTRICT 9) based on his short film about a robotic police force that patrols a South African slum. Sharlto Copley stars with Dev Patel (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) in talks to co-star.

    TRASH---Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara star in this movie based on the novel about three impoverished boys in a Third World country who find a wallet in a trash dump which leads to uncovering a massive political conspiracy and corruption.

    KICKBACK---movie underway based on the true story of a Moscow police detective who investigates the murder of a female war corespondent and uncovers a conspiracy involving chemical weapons and a plot to assassinate the Russian president. Mischa Barton, Sean Astin and Michael Biehn star.

    THE LIFEGUARD---movie starring Kristen Bell and David Lambert in which a 29-year-old woman is unhappy with her life in New York and returns to her hometown where she regresses back to her high school lifestyle. After getting her old job as a lifeguard, she falls in love with a teenage boy.

    PRIVATE---two-episode tv pilot underway based on the James Patterson novel about ex-CIA agent and private detective Jack Morgan. The script is by John McLaughlin (BLACK SWAN, HITCHCOCK). Brad Furman (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) will direct the first episode.

    CINDERELLA---Stellan Skarsgard (THOR) is in talks to play the Grand Duke in the Disney live-action movie starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

    COMMUNITY---Donald Glover will appear in only five episodes in the new season so he can concentrate his music career.

    GALLOWWALKERS---Western horror movie starring Wesley Snipes as a gunman whose mother was a nun who broke her covenant with God to ensure her son's survival. He is then cursed to be hunted down by the undead gang he killed that murdered his love.

    DEAD OF NITE---found footage horror movie in which police detectives used film taken by a group of ghost hunters to solve their brutal murder in the haunted Jericho Manor. Tony Todd stars.

    PAYMON---horror movie about a female cop who is alone on the graveyard shift at an old police station that is haunted by a murderous cult leader and his psychopathic followers who committed mass suicide when they were arrested.

    THE SWORD---movie underway based on the graphic novel with a script by David Hayter (X-MEN, WATCHMEN).

    BOSTON STRONG---the writing team of Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (THE FIGHTER) bought the movie rights to the upcoming book about the April 15 terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon.

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     Posted: 2013-07-08 12:39   

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Bulgarian news sources claim Steven Seagal is in talks and Mel Gibson is in negotiations to join the cast. Mel Gibson would play the lead villain and have a fight scene with Seagal. The sources also claim Stallone is rewriting the sequel to allow each star to have more than a cameo appearance which received criticism in the second movie. Stallone, Jason Statham, Jackie Chan, Dolph Lundgren and Wesley Snipes are confirmed for the cast with Nicolas Cage unconfirmed. The movie starts filming in Bulgaria later this summer.

    DOCTOR WHO---Michael Jackson was the top candidate to star as Doctor Who in a 1980s Paramount Pictures movie that was never made according to Charles Norton's book NOW ON THE BIG SCREEN: UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO DOCTOR WHO AT THE CINEMA. Norton said Bill Cosby, who was starring in THE COSBY SHOW at the time, was Paramount's #2 candidate behind Jackson. Also, Helen Mirren denied she will replace Matt Smith on the tv series, but said her choice for the new Doctor who would be a, "gay, black female Doctor ... would be the best of all."

    LA VOCE UMANA---Sophia Loren will star in this movie directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti, based on the 1930 Jean Cocteau play.

    THE LONE RANGER---industry insiders predict Disney Pictures could lose about $150 million on the Johnny Depp movie compared to its $200 million loss for JOHN CARTER. Disney vice president Dave Hollis commented on its disappointing box office premiere, "It's very disappointing. Everything was perfect on paper, so today was incredibly frustrating."

    MAN OF STEEL---Russell Crowe tweeted his reply to fans' questions about him returning as Jor-El for the sequel, "A lot of you are asking about a KRYPTON prequel. If that's something you feel strongly about let Legendary Pictures know your thoughts. If it came up, I'd give the tights another go."

    GAME OF THRONES---Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, DOG SOLDIERS) is returning to direct Season 4's finale. Marshall directed the "Blackwater" episode in Season 2.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---"inside sources" say the movie's villain roles are: Benecio Del Toro as The Collector, Lee Pace as Kree warrior Ronan the Accuser and Karen Gillan as Nebula, Thanos' granddaughter.

    VERONICA MARS---James Franco, according to a rumor, will play himself in the movie with the plot involving, "one of several celebrities in the movie who have been victims of a hidden camera scam ... where someone hides cameras in famous people's houses and tries to sell the videos."

    BATTLE ANGEL---James Cameron said he plans to start on the long-gestating movie based on the manga in 2017 when AVATAR 3 is finished.

    UTOPIA---David Fincher is reportedly interested being the producer of HBO's remake of this British series about a group of people who try to prevent disasters predicted by a cult graphic novel and are then targeted by an organization known as The Network.

    WALTER---dramedy movie underway about a movie theater employee who thinks he's the son of God and is responsible for the destiny of everyone he encounters. Neve Campbell, Leven Ramblin, Milo Ventimiglia, William H. Macy and Virgina Madsen star.

    TOMB RAIDER---English actress Kaya Scodelario denied reports she's starring in the reboot prequel, "I know - I don't know where the f**k that's come from! Imagine having to take over from Angelina Jolie - you just couldn't, could you? My auntie rang me up and was like, 'Kaya, I've just seen on Google that ...' I'd literally not heard a whisper about that, at all." However she added, "Would I be tempted? A little bit."

    WHITE CHICKS---Marlon Wayans commented on a sequel to his 2004 movie in which two black FBI agents go undercover disguised as two white women, "Weíre thinking about it, actually seriously talking about doing it. Itís the one thing that everybody begs us to do."

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     Posted: 2013-07-10 12:14   

    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN---20th Century Fox tv pilot underway based on the comic book about Allan Quatermain, Capt. Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Mina Harker teaming up to battle villains. A 2003 movie based on the comic book starred Sean Connery in his last movie role. Alan Moore, the comic book's creator, is not involved with the tv series.

    MARVEL STUDIOS---Vin Diesel posted comments and a photo about his meeting with Marvel executives that hinted about his possible future role, "Marvel meeting today. Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed...P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen... you know I get tunnel vision with my work... and after that meeting today... wow!"

    SAVING MR. BANKS---first photo from the movie about Walt Disney's efforts to buy the movie rights to MARY POPPINS from PL Travers. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star.

    THE WALLACE AND THE BRUCE---the Discovery Channel has ordered this untitled miniseries based on THE WALLACE AND THE BRUCE book trilogy. The miniseries will be more historically accurate than the Mel Gibson movie BRAVEHEART which was also inspired by the books. Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker are the executive producers.

    MOTHER---Halle Berry is the star/producer of this comedy movie in which a woman flees her mobster fiance and hides by pretending to be the mother of a young man.

    DOCTOR WHO---Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) denied rumors that he will replace Matt Smith , "I don't where it [speculation] came from and how these things evolve. I haven't been and I am totally certain that I will not be asked to be the next Doctor Who. If I was an actor who was really longing to play Doctor Who, then this would be torturous, but it's a program I've never watched, so I don't even really know what it is."

    THE LAST DAYS ON MARS---horror movie about the first manned landing on Mars in which the astronauts discover a bacteria which turns them into zombies. Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas and Olivia Williams star. Oscar-nominated Ruari Robertson is the director.

    THE STRAIN---Sean Astin joins the cast of the FX/Guillermo del Toro pilot about a CDC team battling a vampire plague in New York.

    TWO AND HALF MEN---Charlie Harper's illegitimate daughter will be a recurring character next season who is a "sexy and gorgeous" lesbian.

    OUTLANDER---Sam Heughan will play Jamie Fraser in the Starz/Sony Pictures Television series from Ron Moore.

    SNOWFALL---sci fi movie underway set in Chicago during a storm-of-the-century blizzard in which passengers trapped on the El Train discover the blizzard is part of an alien invasion.

    THE JUNGLE BOOK---Disney Pictures live-action movie underway based on the Rudyard Kipling short story collection.

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    NCIS---Cote de Pablo is leaving the series. She decided not to renew her contract and her last appearance will be on Season 11's premiere on September 24. De Pablo said, ďIíve had eight great years with NCIS and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark [Harmon], Gary [Glasberg], Michael [Weatherly], David [McCallum], Rocky [Carroll], Pauley [Perrette], Brian [Dietzen], Sean [Murray], all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Zivaís story.Ē

    JAMES BOND---Eon Productions, Sony Pictures and MGM announced that Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes will return for the 24th James Bond movie.

    THE BLACK HOLE---director Joseph Kosinski (OBLIVION) commented on the reboot of the cult 1979 Disney movie and the sequel to his TRON: LEGACY, "Both projects are being written right now by two really talented writers. Jon Spaihts is writing Black Hole and Jesse Wigutow is writing TRON 3. Both scripts are in progress, I'm really excited about both. The fundamental ideas of both are really interesting. The TRON sequel kind of takes where we left off with 'Legacy,' that idea presented in the last few minutes of the film and really expands on it in a really exciting way." He commented on if his THE BLACK HOLE is a reboot or a remake, "I guess I would call it a reboot because the fundamental concept is there but we are taking it in our own direction."

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---new photo show Jamie Foxx as Electro and Spider-Man's new suit after fan criticism on the first reboot movie's suit.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---concept art was released. premiere is April 14, 2014.

    DAY OF THE DEAD---remake underway of George A. Romero's 1985 zombie movie which, unlike the 2008 direct-to-video remake, will honor the original movie and will feature slow-moving zombies.

    SOLACE---photo released from the movie about a psychic doctor who helps the FBI track a serial killer who is found to be psychic, too. Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Farrell, Janine Turner and Abbie Cornish star.

    MORDECAI---Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in this movie as an art dealer/rogue whoďmust traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.Ē David Koepp (JURASSIC PARK) is the writer/director.

    THE STRAIN---Robert Maillet (300, PACIFIC RIM) will play ancient vampire The Master in the FX/Guillermo del Toro pilot about a CDC team battling a vampire plague in New York.

    UNBROKEN---Jack O'Connell (SKINS) will play Olympic star and World War II POW Lou Zamperini in this movie directed by Angelina Jolie.

    ARROW---Summer Glau (FIREFLY) will have a recurring role in Season 2 as Isabel Rochev, a vice president of Stellmoor International which is attempting to take over Queen Consolidated.

    CASTLE---Lisa Edelstein (HOUSE) will have a recurring role in Season 6.

    GLEE---Adam Lambert is joining the cast for the new season.

    JODOROWSKY'S DUNE---documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to make a movie based on the Frank Herbert sci fi novel which would have starred his 12-year-old son, Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali and David Carradine. Sony Pictures acquired the documentary's North American distribution rights.

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    CHILD 44---Jason Clarke (ZERO DARK THIRTY) joins the cast of Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Philip Seymour Hoffman in this movie based on the novel about a Soviet policeman who is in pursuit of a serial killer who preys on children.

    SHARKNADO--- The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's final body count of the shark-feast-fest movie was 16.
    Also, a supposed tweet by Mia Farrow that she and author Philip Roth were watching the Syfy movie has been exposed as a hoax.

    We're watching #sharknado

      ó mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 12, 2013

    I, FRANKENSTEIN---photo released showing Aaron Eckhart as Dr. Frankenstein's monster set in the present where rival gargoyles and demons seek his secret of immortality. Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto also star.

    AGENT CARTER---poster released from the short film starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter who is pursuit of the mysterious villain Zodiac one year after CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Dominic Cooper and Bradley Whitford also star. AGENT CARTER will be included in the special features of the Blu-ray edition of IRON MAN 3.

    GONE GIRL---Ben Affleck is in negotiations to star in this movie based on the novel about a man who is the lead suspect in his wife's disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. "Sources" say Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are the three candidates for the lead female role. David Fincher is the director.

    IF I STAY---Chloe Moretz stars in this movie based on the novel about a young classical musician who is involved in a fatal car wreck with her family.

    LIFE AFTER BETH---Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza and Paul Reiser star in this comedy horror movie about a young man and his girlfriend who has been resurrected from the dead.

    X-FORCE---20th Century Fox registered the domain name "" which led to speculation that an X-Force movie is underway.

    STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS---a graphic novel miniseries titled STAR TREK: KHAN is underway about Khan's backstory. Spoiler alert (see below).

    THE FOLLOWING---Natalie Zea, who was a knife attack victim in the Season 1 finale, is returning after signing a new contract.

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT---producer Brian Grazer confirmed that Netflix is in talks to renew the sitcom.

    PARKS AND RECREATION---the HOUSE OF LIES pair of Kristen Bell and Ben Schwartz will guest star in the new season, but it's not known if they will be in the same episode.

    BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS---NBC cancelled the series.

    SUPERBOB---British comedy movie underway about a shy London mailman who develops super powers after a radioactive meteor lands nearby. A film crew tapes him on his day off when he fights crime and goes on his first date in six years. Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate and Natalia Tena star.

    STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS---STAR TREK: KHAN's creator, Mike Johnson, said, "We're traveling back in time to show Khan's rise to power and give fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars. As the series unfolds we will see the events that led to Khan leaving Earth aboard the Botany Bay, and then jump forward to witness his awakening in the future by Admiral Marcus."

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    JAMES BOND---a British tabloid said the title for the 24th Bond movie is DEVIL MAY CARE from the 2008 Sebastian Faulks 007 novel which the movie will be based on. The novel has Bond battling villain Dr. Julius Gorner who plans to flood England with cheap drugs and also launch a terrorist attack on the Soviet Union. The report has not been confirmed.

    THE WALKING DEAD---creator Robert Kirkman commented on Season 4, "There's going to be a bit of a time's only a few months, we're not nailing down the exact number of days or anything like that. The prison that we see is a very different prison and the characters that we see are very different from the last time we saw them. We go into Season 4 with characters you've known for four years and still find new things to explore with them and new aspects of their character..."
    He added, "We're telling completely different stories. While the Governor is still out there and still a threat, we're going to see him in a new light and he won't appear until we least expect it. I don't think people are really going to be able to anticipate what we do with the Governor; it's going to be radically different..."
    Kirkman said about Rick, Michonne and a new character, Bob Stookey, "Rick is doing something very different, but his goals are still the same: keep these kids safe and growing up...As we meet Michonne coming back this season, she's on a mission to hunt down the Governor. It's something she's very obsessed with. It's big part of her character this season. She did lose Andrea and she lost her because of the Governor. She's not willing to let that guy go or be out there. It's something that may possibly be to her detriment, the fact that she's so dedicated to finding this person....Bob will be someone who is familiar to the comic and novel audience but we're definitely not married to doing those stories and could do different things there." He added, "We are definitely going in some new directions and this will continue to be a different take on the material form the comics but there will possibly be some scenes that are a little bit closer to the comic than we've done in the past. Season Four probably has the most number of scenes that are adapted directly from the comic series or very close to what we did."
    Kirkman said Season 4 will have a new threat, "We are bringing in another threat, which is nature itself. I don't really want to get into specifics too much, but I will say that there is a third uncontrollable, almost undefeatable threat that is going to come in when the characters of the show are at their most vulnerable. It's really going to be something that they have a hard time dealing with." Asked if Rick will lose his hand as in the comic book, he replied, "Who knows?" Showrunner Scott Gimple added, "I may have convinced him. Possibly. We may not know that."

    DOCTOR WHO---spoiler alert (see below).

    PREDATORS---on the Facebook page for the 2010 Robert Rodriguez movie, a new image says, "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man... We're all gonna die." This led to speculation that a sequel may be underway.

    DOCTOR STRANGE---according to "sources", Marvel Studios wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the starring role, "Marvel execs internally are discussing that Levitt is who they figure would be ideal". No talks have started yet.

    COOTIES---comedy horror movie underway set in an isolated elementary school in which infected chicken nuggets turn the students into rampaging monsters attacking a group of teachers. Elijah Wood, Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson star.

    THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS---Disney sequel to Johnny Depp's ALICE IN WONDERLAND with Depp close to signing. James Bobin (THE MUPPETS) is the director.

    X-FORCE---Jeff Wadlow is attached to be the writer/director of the 20th Century Fox superhero movie.

    ANT-MAN---co-writer/director Edgar Wright said the script has been completed.

    VERONICA MARS---Leighton Meester is not returning for the movie due to a schedule conflict and has been replaced by Andrea Estella.

    THE VIEW---Jenny McCarthy will be a new co-host for next season.

    DOCTOR WHO---showrunner Steven Moffat said about the regeneration for the 12th Doctor Who, "Itíll be the traditional regeneration. You know, the eleventh will fall and the twelfth shall rise. And you'll see that in the closing moments of the show [the Christmas special]...Unless we have an insane plan, we'll announce a new Doctor within days of finalizing the new Doctor. I think we'll go public pretty fast....Iím not going to comment at all on the direction weíre going. SorryÖ There's a very big range of people who could play it and different ways you could go with it. We must get this right. One false move and the show's over."
    Also, costume designer Howard Burden commented on John Hurt's character in the 50th Anniversary Special, "There was a gap between Paul McGann playing the Doctor and Christopher Eccleston, when we didnít see a regeneration, and John Hurt will fit into that gap. He is a past Doctor, not a future Doctor."

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     Posted: 2013-07-16 12:50   

    EDGE OF TOMORROW---new photo of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt from the movie, formerly titled ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, based on the Japanese novel about a futuristic soldier who dies battling an alien invasion only to be resurrected to die in battle again and again. Bill Paxton also stars. Premiere is June 6, 2014.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---the plot is supposedly as follows: "Ellen Page returns as Kitty from 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' but this time she uses her powers to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back into the past, where he encounters the younger mutants played by James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender. However, something bad happens to Kitty during the time-travel trance, and while Wolverine is still under her spell, the other X-Men must race to find a mutant who can siphon Kitty's powers and bring their friend back to the future."

    FOCUS---Margot Robbie (PAN AM, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) has replaced Kristen Stewart in this Will Smith movie about a veteran con man who falls in love with his beautiful protege.

    INTERSTELLAR---Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy and Timothee Chalamet are in negotiations to join the cast of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck in this Christopher Nolan outer space movie.

    EVIL DEAD---director Fede Alvarez said about a sequel, ďWeíre discussing. Weíre still talking with Sam [Raimi] about it and trying to figure out what we should do. Maybe because Iím a child of the 80ís, but for me a sequel is a story that follows the previous one. Sometimes if you havenít seen the original then you donít understand the second one. Like BACK TO THE FUTURE 2. If you havenít seen the first one, youíre not going to get anything out of BACK TO THE FUTURE 2.Ē
    So thatís kind of my ideal sequel Ė a movie that continues the story, takes one character and moves on, and moves forward with that character that survived with the first one. Thatís what I want to do.Ē

    MEGA SHARK VS. MECHA SHARK---the third Syfy movie in the franchise is underway with the US military developing the giant cyborg Mecha Shark to end Mega Shark's reign of terror.

    SOLDIERS OF THE DAMNED---British horror movie set in 1944 Romania where an elite German army unit is assigned to escort a beautiful scientist behind Soviet lines to a haunted forest. She must recover an ancient relic which can give the Nazis the power to win World War II, but the German soldiers begin to disappear one by one.

    THE LAST SHOWING---Robert Englund (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) plays a movie projectionist who is demoted by new technology and seeks revenge on young theater fans at a late night horror movie.

    OFFICER DOWNE---movie underway based on the graphic novel about a Los Angeles cop who is killed and then resurrected by his superiors to fight crime again. Shawn Crahan of the rock band Slipknot is the director.

    MIDNIGHT DELIVERY---Kevin Costner is in negotiations to star in this Guillermo del Toro movie about a man who must save his estranged daughter from a Colombian drug cartel by trafficking cocaine on a midnight flight to London.

    PSYCH---Mia Sorvino joins the cast in a recurring role as the new head of detectives.

    DRACULA---new NBC series starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers with executive producer Tony Krantz commenting, "In our tale, Dracula and Van Helsing are actually partners. They've partnered up to fight a bigger bad, which is called The Order of the Dragon, a secret organization. This is an order of right-wing zealots who cursed Dracula and turned him into a vampire years ago. We flash forward to today to Victorian England where Dracula has assumed the alter ego of an American inventor by the name of Alexander Grayson. He has come to England to essentially avenge the fact that he was turned into a monster years ago."
    JK ROWLING---commented on her new crime novel THE CUCKOO'S CALLING written under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, "I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer, because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name."

    CHEF---Dustin Hoffman and Bobby Cannavale join the cast of Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson in this movie about a top chef who loses his job and starts a food truck.

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    SHARKNADO 2---Syfy vice president Thomas Vitale announced the sequel, set in New York, is underway, ďEvery once in a while, there is a perfect storm Ė on television. The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that SHARKNADO 2 will be lots of fun. Weíll be announcing more details very soon. But we didnít want our fans to worry they wouldnít get their fill of more shark fin, I mean, fun next year.Ē Syfy has started a Twitter contest for fans to come up with a title for the sequel.
    For Syfy shark fans who can't wait until SHARKNADO 2 in 2014, Syfy's latest shark horror movie is GHOST SHARK which premiers on August 22 and is about "a great white shark is tortured and killed by a fisherman, then returns from the dead, exacting vengeance on all humans." Mackenzie Rosman (7TH HEAVEN) and Richard Moll (NIGHT COURT) star.
    Another upcoming Syfy movie is INVASION ROSWELL in which the US military established a secret unit of commandos to battle aliens after the infamous 1947 Roswell incident. However, the commando unit was disbanded because the aliens didn't return......until 2013. The over-the-hill former members of the unit are called back to duty to repel the alien invaders. Greg Evigan (BJ AND THE BEAR) and Denise Crosby (STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION) star. Premiere is August 8.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE---new poster released shows Katniss in her new battle costume.

    INFERNO---Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are returning for their third movie based on a Dan Brown Robert Langdon novel. David Koepp also returns to write the screenplay.

    GONE GIRL---Ben Affleck has signed to star in the movie based on the best-selling Gillian Flynn novel with Flynn writing the screenplay. A "studio source" denied reports that Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman were top candidates for the lead female role, "Charlize is not doing this movie...There's no shortage of women interested, [and it] will just come down to who [David] Fincher wants." Latest rumor is that Fincher is considering Rosamund Pike (JACK REACHER, DIE ANOTHER DAY) for the role.

    WILD---Reese Witherspoon is the star/producer of this movie based on the best-selling Cheryl Strayed memoir about her 1,000 mile hike through the Pacific Crest Trail after her marriage ended and her mother died.

    IN THE HEART OF THE SEA---Ben Whishaw (SKYFALL, CLOUD ATLAS) will play Herman Melville whose MOBY DICK was based on the true incident in which the stranded crew of a whaling boat resorted to cannibalism after a whale sank their boat. Chris Hemsworth and Brendan Gleeson also star in the Ron Howard movie.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Felicity Jones appears to confirm speculation she will play Black Cat when she said, "Itís all quite shrouded in secrecy, but Iím the Goblinís girlfriend - Iím in a relationship with him, and his accomplice. Iím on the dark side."

    DEAR MR. WATTERSON---documentary about the CALVIN AND HOBBES comic strip premieres on November 15.

    HEAVEN IS FOR REAL---movie underway on the best-selling book about a pastor's son and his near-death experience. Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church star. Randall Wallace (BRAVEHEART, WE WERE SOLDIERS) is the director/co-writer.

    DISTRICT 9---Neill Blomkamp said he has an 18-page treatment for the sequel titled DISTRICT 10 but is undecided about making it into a movie.

    RAY DONOVAN---Showtime renewed the series for Season 2.

    AMERICAN DAD---TBS picked up the cancelled Fox series for 2014.

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    THE WALKING DEAD---first photo of new character Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard, Jr.) who is a former Army medic described by showrunner Scott Gimple as, ďHis backstory is not entirely the same as in the comic and the novel. I think heís seen things go bad over and over, and winding up in this stable place doesnít shake him from his experience. He struggles with that.Ē

    GODZILLA---poster released for the reboot movie starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olson and Bryan Cranston.

    GONE GIRL---Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough have submitted audition tapes to director David Fincher for the lead female role in this movie based on the best-selling novel. Rosamund Pike is reported to be the lead candidate.

    HELIX---Billy Campbell (THE KILLING, THE 4400) has been picked for the lead role in this Ron Moore/Syfy series about a CDC team investigating a possible plague outbreak at an Arctic research lab which could destroy mankind.

    VERONICA MARS---Jerry O'Connell joins the movie cast as the sleazy Sheriff Dan Lamb, the brother of Veronica's arch rival Dan Lamb who was killed off in Season 3. Creator Rob Thomas said, "... when it came time to cast the amoral older brother of Don Lamb as the new sheriff of Balboa County, I lit up when Jerry's name was raised. I'm pleased to tell you that Jerry O'Connell has joined VERONICA MARS as Sheriff Dan Lamb, a new Lamb Brother I hope you love to hate."

    CHRONICLE 2---Max Landis said he's not returning for the sequel, "So yeah it's sad that as of right now I'm not involved in the sequel, and don't know what it's about even, but ultimately I can't complain. Chronicle 2 is still probably happening, just not with my involvement as of now. It's a bummer, but there are no real hard feelings. They hired new writers on it. I'm sure they'll announce soon." 20th Century Fox felt Landis' sequel script was too dark.

    JASON SUDEIKIS---attributed his weight loss to sex with fiancee Olivia Wilde, "The truth is, I'm not getting up an hour earlier and walking on a treadmill. I have the greatest workout partner in the world. And you don't need a gym membership for that kind of workout." Earlier, Wilde said sex with Sudeikis was, "sex like Kenyan marathon runners."

    GAME OF THRONES---Mark Gatiss (SHERLOCK) joins the cast in an undisclosed role.

    SUPERNATURAL---Jim Beaver is returning to the series and tweeted about how he returns from Heaven, "Read the script. Didn't see this one coming. Whatever you think it is -- it ain't. #Bobbysback".

    EVEREST---movie underway based on three climbing expeditions that attempted to climb Mount Everest in 1996 resulting in eight deaths. Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawks and Jason Clarke are in talks to star with Gyllenhaal withdrawing from the INTO THE WOODS movie to be in EVEREST.

    FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY---World War II horror movie in which Soviet troops answer a distress call from other Soviet troops in an abandoned town. There, they become human guinea pigs in Dr. Frankenstein's grandson's gruesome experiments to create "zombots", killer soldiers created from human and machine parts.

    ROOKIE BLUE---ABC renewed the series for Season 5.

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    DEXTER---cast comments on the final season's last episode included Yvonne Strahovski saying, "I'm coming back. I don't know when. Her revenge... I, um... Her motivation..." Jennifer Carpenter added, "I want Deb to die. I want her to go to the bottom of the abyss... instead of being in my head eight years after the show." John Lithgow said via a video, "I wish I could be with you all today but as you know, I'm dead. Ö Not a day goes by where someone doesn't recognize me as a psychopath, I thank you for that."
    Cast members were allowed to keep mementos from the last episode's filming with Michael C. Hall taking Dexter's watch, ID and "I also took a nine foot portion of the railing from outside of Dexter's apartment. I'm going to put it in my backyard."

    TOMORROWLAND---Britt Robertson (UNDER THE DOME) will play the lead role of a high school girl with an extraordinary understanding of technology in this sci fi movie from Brad Bird (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL). George Clooney and Hugh Laurie also star.

    TRIPLE NINE---Charlie Hunnam (SONS OF ANARCHY, PACIFIC RIM) stars in this movie about thieves who plan to kill a Los Angeles cop as a diversion for their heist job elsewhere in the city. Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett are in negotiations to co-star.

    CAPRICA---showrunner Kevin Murphy revealed details about what was planned for Season 2 with the beginning of the first human-Cylon war and Zoe playing a prominent role by declaring war against Clarice, who, in turn, would form an alliance with Lacy, "Once Zoe became the first skin job, we were going to go into a second season, and she was going to become a self-loathing Cylon. Zoe was going to join the Caprican Legionnaires, and her father was going to use his vast fortune to keep her a secret...We would've taken out a sort of bridge to the outbreak of the first Cylon war."

    THE X-FILES---David Duchovny commented on if there will be a sequel tv series or mini-series, "I always thought when we can do it, and come back together, we will." However, Gillian Anderson was noncommittal about returning to tv, but said another X-Files movie would be "great". Duchovny commented on if Mulder and Scully ever had sex, "Well, something happened. Because we have a child." Anderson added that a Mulder-Scully sex scene had been shot but never aired, "It's somewhere."

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Nicolas Cage denied reports he is co-starring in the sequel, "I have not had any formal discussions about [THE EXPENDABLES 3]. Iím not in KICK-ASS 2 and I donít think Iím in EXPENDABLES 3. And I like those guys [Sylvester Stallone, etc.], but I would say it would be highly unlikely that Iíd be in that movie."

    BATMAN BEYOND---rumors claim Warner Bros. is considering a live-action movie based on the animated tv series that isn't connected to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

    AVENGELYNE---Gina Carano will star in this movie based on the comic book about a female superhero who battles monsters and demons.

    TWO AND HALF MEN---Angus T. Jones has been removed from the 30-second introduction and will probably be replaced by Charlie Harper's uncast illegitimate lesbian daughter.

    KATE UPTON---the supermodel tweeted a photo captioned "Love!" showing her model friend Heidi De la Rosa groping her during a photoshoot in the Namibian desert.

    FAMILY GUY---the Simpsons will appear on the series in a fall, 2014 episode.

    ARROW---Caity Lotz (THE PACT) will play the "golden age" version of Dinah Drake/Black Canary in Season 2.

    X PLUS Y---movie underway starring Asa Butterfield (ENDER'S GAME) as a young mathematics genius who can't comprehend only one thing---love.

    ANNIE---Rose Byrne is in talks to play Daddy Warbuck's assistant in the Will Smith remake movie.

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    MAN OF STEEL 2---writer David Goyer commented on titles for the sequel, "So the next film weíre making, weíre already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015 and itísĖweíre actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but yes, itísĖthat rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and thatís happening.Ē
    Warner Bros. has registered the domain names,, and

    DOCTOR WHO---first official photos from the 50th Anniversary Special show the return of the Daleks. The Zygons will also appear in the Special with Steven Moffat saying, ďThe Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it's fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all.Ē

    THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Vin Diesel hinted at his role in a Marvel movie, "I could tell you that Marvel was excited about bringing a different kind of relationship or love story, I guess kind of inspired from the Dom-Letty relationship (from Fast & The Furious), into the Marvel universe." His comment led to speculation that he will be Ultron in the sequel. Joss Whedon said Agent Coulson will not be in the movie but will be in the tv series.

    12 MONKEYS---Syfy tv series underway based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie that starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. A 90 minute tv movie will be the series pilot.
    A Syfy reimagined WIZARD OF OZ miniseries is underway from Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED). WARRIORS OF OZ involves a present-day warrior transported to the post-apocalyptic future Oz where he teams up with three other warriors named Heartless, Brainless and Coward to battle the evil Wizard.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE---photo of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in the "sugar cube" scene from the novel.

    STAR TREK 3---the writing/producing duo of Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (THOR, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) have joined the sequel in an undisclosed role, but speculation is they will be the writers.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---director James Gunn commented on how the movie fits into the Marvel movie universe, "We're definitely connected by Thanos, and this is the first movie of the Marvel Cosmic Universe, so we're connected to the rest of the universe and how that plays out is gonna be seen as the future comes along".

    COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY---reboot of the Carl Sagan documentary series is underway from Seth McFarlane and Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and the original writer/producer. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host. It will premiere on Fox and the National Geographic Channel in 2014.

    BANKING ON MR. TOAD---Adrien Brody stars in this live-action/CGI biomovie about author Kenneth Grahame (THE WIND AND THE WILLOWS).

    CHRIS BENOIT---biomovie underway on the former WWE star.

    FREDDIE MERCURY---Sacha Baron Cohen has left the biomovie due to creative differences with the remaining members of Queen.

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     Posted: 2013-07-25 12:27   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---unconfirmed reports claim Disney wants Ryan Gosling to play Luke Skywalker's son and Zac Efron as Han Solo's son.

    CREED---Sylvester Stallone returns in this ROCKY spin-off movie which will reunite FRUITVALE STATION star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler. Jordan plays Apollo Creed's grandson who is contemplating a boxing career and seeks advice from retired Rocky Balboa.

    BLOODSPORT---remake of the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie is underway with James McTiegue (V IS FOR VENDETTA) as the director. Another Van Damme movie, KICKBOXER, is also being remade with James Fung as the director.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Milla Jovovich has signed to co-star in the sequel. Terry Crews commented, "We needed that. It was really getting to be a bit of a guy fest...[or as] they call it [sometimes], a 'sausage fest."

    SQUIRRELS TO NUTS---Tatum O'Neal, Joanna Lumley, Debbie Mazar and Will Forte have joined the cast of Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots and Cybill Shepherd in this Peter Bogdanovich comedy movie about a married Broadway director who falls in love with an actress who used to be a hooker.

    DREDD 2---official petition for the sequel has been posted at the link below.


    MAGGIE---Abigail Breslin (ZOMBIELAND) will co-star with Arnold Schwarzenegger in this movie about a young girl who is turning into a zombie and how her farm family deals with her transformation.

    TRANSFORMERS 4---Titus Welliver (LOST, DEADWOOD) has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

    MORTDECAI---Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor are in talks to co-star in this Johnny Depp movie based on the novels about an art dealer who seeks a stolen painting and lost Nazi gold.

    PARKS AND RECREATION---Heidi Klum will guest star as the mayor of a Danish town, and Henry Winkler guest stars as Jean-Ralphio's father in the season premiere which is set in London.

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE---Jason Sudeikis confirmed he's leaving the show.

    BONES---Freddie Prinze, Jr. will guest star as a CIA agent.

    BATES MOTEL---Michael Vartan (ALIAS) joins the cast as the love interest for Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga).

    99 HOMES---Andrew Garfield stars in this movie as a man who lost his home in a foreclosure, but then finds success as an associate to the sleazy real estate broker responsible for him losing his home.

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     Posted: 2013-07-24 12:47   

    JERSEY BOYS---Christopher Walken will play mobster Gyp DeCarlo in the Clint Eastwood movie version of the Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The script is by John Logan (SKYFALL).

    YUKIKAZE---Tom Cruise will star in this movie based on the Japanese sci fi novel in which a hyper-dimensional portal appears over Antarctica allowing aliens to invade Earth.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Kellan Lutz is in talks to co-star in the sequel. Mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey and boxer Victor Ortiz have signed. Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes and Milla Jovovich are reportedly in negotiations to co-star.

    STRETCH---Jessica Alba has joined the cast of Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Ed Helms, Brooklyn Decker, David Hasselhoff and Ray Liotta in this comedy movie about a Los Angeles limousine driver who pays off his gambling debt by driving a weird billionaire passenger who is selling off his list of criminal associates to the highest bidder.

    INTERSTELLAR---Topher Grace (THAT 70'S SHOW, SPIDER-MAN 3) has joined the cast of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow and Casey Affleck in this Christopher Nolan movie about space travel.

    POLTERGEIST---Rosemarie DeWitt has signed on for the lead female role in the remake of the 1982 Tobe Hooper horror movie.

    SATELLITE WEAPON---untitled Cameron Crowe movie in which a defense contractor supervisor and a female USAF pilot are convinced to stop the launch of a satellite weapon from Hawaii by the island's mystical forces and a talking computer. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Danny McBride star.

    SQUIRREL TO THE NUTS---Peter Bogdanovich comedy movie in which a married Broadway director falls in love with and helps the career of an actress who used to be a hooker. Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Cybill Shepherd and Richard Lewis star.

    WAYWARD PINES---Terrence Howard has joined the cast of Matt Dillon and Carla Gugino in this Fox miniseries about a federal agent who investigates the disappearances of two fellow agents in a small Idaho town. M. Night Shyamalan is the executive producer.

    GRAN TURISMO---Sony Pictures movie underway based on the PlayStation video game.

    FRIENDS---Lisa Kudrow denied rumors that a movie based on the tv series is underway.

    ANT-MAN---director Edgar Wright said Dr. Hank Pym is in the movie.

    WELCOME TO WILLITS---comedy horror movie underway about a Northern California marijuana grower who encounters strange creatures responsible for several abductions.

    THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7---Paul Greenhouse (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) is in talks to direct the movie about seven anti-war demonstrators on trial after the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

    THE GIRL: A LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF ROMAN POLANSKI---book by Samatha Geimer who was 13 years old in 1977 when she was drugged and raped by Polanski during a modelling photo shoot in Jack Nicholson's home. The book's cover photo was one of the photos taken by Polanski during the shoot which led to her rape. Publication is September 6.

    SHIRLEY JONES---autobiography in which Jones comments on her sex life including a threesome during her youth, her marriage to former husband Jack Cassidy, whom she described as a "sexual Svengali" and her adulterous affair with Cole Porter. She said about sex with current husband Marty Ingels, "Luckily, Marty thinks I've still got a beautiful body, even though it is old, and every now and again I take all of my clothes off in front of him and shake my [breasts] at him, and he loves it."

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     Posted: 2013-07-26 12:21   

    SHARKNADO---the Syfy sharkfest movie will be shown at midnight in 200 theaters around the US on August 2. Regal Entertainment Group's Chris Sylvia said, "You know how audiences have had fun with THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW over the years. If the internet reactions to this film are any indication, then our moviegoers are primed and ready to enjoy SHARKNADO larger than life in cinemas." The tv movie had a peak of about 5.000 tweets per minute and over 600,000 social media mentions.
    The Asylum, the studio behind Syfy's shark movies, spends only about $500,000 average on each movie with a $2 million limit. Profit margins are 20-50%.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Ryan Goslin's representatives said the report of Gosling being in negotiations to star as Luke Skywalker's son are "not true".

    GONE GIRL---Rosamund Pike (JACK REACHER, DIE ANOTHER DAY) was confirmed to play Amy Dunne in the David Fincher movie based on the novel. Ben Affleck plays Dunne's husband who is the suspect in her disappearance. Neill Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry may have supporting roles.

    BURN NOTICE---a spin-off series featuring Sam Axe and Jesse Porter is being discussed. Bruce Campbell said, "I've been talking to USA. They have a bunch of stuff they want to talk to me about." Coby Bell added, "It's definitely something Bruce and I would both be into. It makes sense. It's just a matter of lining things up." Creator Matt Nix said, "I would love to do it. Sam and Jesse certainly merit a TV movie...That would be terrific fun."

    DOMINION---Syfy tv movie pilot which will be a series sequel to the 2010 movie LEGION which starred Paul Bettany and Adrianne Palicki. The series is set 25 years after the movie and involves a soldier who discovers he is the savior of mankind.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Sarah Gordon denied rumors that she's playing Mary Jane Watson in the sequel, "My character is an artificial intelligence officer. She represents the convergence of humanity and technology - it's very Cronenberg."

    THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT---reboot underway of the 2004 Ashton Kutcher time travel movie. The script is by Eric Bress who was the co-writer/co-director of the original movie.

    INTERSTELLAR---Wes Bentley (THE HUNGER GAMES, AMERICAN BEAUTY) is in negotiations for the final role in the Christopher Nolan outer space movie. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow and Casey Affleck also star.

    THE WALKING DEAD---The Governor will have two "standalone Governor" episodes in Season 4.

    GAME OF THRONES---Indira Varma (ROME, TORCHWOOD) will play Ellaria Sand, Prince Oberyn Martell's lover and mother of "The Sand Snakes".

    CRIMINAL MINDS---Esai Morales (CAPRICA) joins the cast as the new BAU section chief.

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE---the HBO lawyer pilot starring James Gandolfini will not air due his death. HBO might pick up the series but would recast the Gandolfini role.

    THE SECRET SERVICE---movie underway starring Colin Firth and Michael Caine in which a British secret agent recruits his rebellious nephew. Emma Watson is being sought for the lead female role. Matthew Vaughn is the director/producer/co-writer.

    CONTINUUM---movie underway in which an historian and a unit of soldiers in the future are sent back in time to present day New York to prevent a nano-terrorist attack which almost wiped out all of mankind.

    FRANKENSTEIN---James McAvoy is in negotiations to play Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Daniel Radcliffe will play Igor in this sci fi movie version of Mary Shelley's novel. The script is by Max Landis (CHRONICLE).

    ONCE UPON A TIME---Rose McIver (THE LOVELY BONES) will play Tinkerbell in the new season.

    BOOGEYMEN---movie underway in which a boy teams up with the Boogeyman to investigate the paranormal. Howard Deutch (PRETTY IN PINK) is the director.

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     Posted: 2013-07-29 12:37   

    JUPITER ASCENDING---new photo of Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis filming an action scene in the sci fi movie from the Wachowskis. Tatum plays a genetically-engineered alien and former soldier who must save Kunis, a janitorial worker, from the evil Queen of the Universe. Sean Bean co-stars.

    PARKLAND---photos from the movie about the John F. Kennedy assassination show Jeremy Strong as Lee Harvey Oswald and Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder. Zac Efron, Billy BobThornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Jackie Earle Haley and Tom Welling also star. Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton are co-producers.

    JFK: THE SMOKING GUN---Reelz documentary based on the book which claims John F. Kennedy was accidentally killed by Secret Service Agent George Hickey after JFK was wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald.

    NBC---the network announced four new miniseries for next season.
    1. HILLARY---Diane Lane stars in this four-hour miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton from 1998 to the present.
    2. ROSEMARY'S BABY---based on the Ira Levin novel and is not a remake of the 1968 Roman Polanski/Mia Farrow movie.
    3. STEPHEN KING'S THE TOMMYKNOCKERS---based on the 1987 Stephen King novel. A 1993 miniseries based on the novel starred Marge Helgenberger and Jimmy Smits.
    4. PLYMOUTH---tells the story of the Pilgrims' trans-Atlantic voyage and settling Plymouth Rock. Mark Burnett (THE BIBLE) is the producer.

    SHARKNADO 2---Syfy denied reports that Tara Reid won't be returning for sequel by saying that the sequel cast hasn't been determined. Earlier, "sources" claimed that only Ian Ziering was returning for the sequel.

    STAR WARS REBELS---concept art for the animated series which will premiere in 2014 as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel which will be a prelude to the tv series on Disney XD.

    THE LEGEND OF CONAN---Paradox entertainment CEO Frederik Malmberg said a trilogy is planned for the upcoming movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "We have a great story. Everyone loves it. This is a role thatís perfect for [Arnold] and heís very involved with the whole Universal team. Itís the best team they have. Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, ĎWe gotta make a good Conan! I think if we do this right, we can do two more Conan movies right after.' I think GAME OF THRONES also shows a huge interest in fantasy. Iím psyched about it."

    BEVERLY HILLS COP 4---the movie sequel is underway with Eddie Murphy returning. The script is by the team of Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL).

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN---Stan Lee commented on Andrew Garfield's suggestion that Spider-Man should be gay, "He's becoming bisexual? Really? Who have you been talking to? I don't know ... seriously, I don't know anything about that ... I figure one sex is enough for anybody."

    JOHNNY DEPP---said he may be closing to retiring as an actor, "At a certain point you start thinking. When you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year and you realize that youíve said written words more than youíve had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking about that as an insane option for a human being...I wouldnít say Iím dropping out any second, but I would say itís probably not too far away."

    SONS OF ANARCHY---photo of Peter Weller as a crooked ex-cop from Season 6.

    UNDER THE DOME---CBS renewed the series for the Season 2 which premiers in the summer, 2014.

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT---creator Mitch Hurwitz confirmed the Netflix series is returning for Season 5.

    PARKS AND RECREATION---Sam Elliot will guest star as Ron Swanson's Eagleton doppleganger, and Kristen Bell will guest star as Leslie Knore's Eagleton doppleganger.

    BLACKSAILS---Starz renewed the pirate series for Season 2.

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN---Henry Cavill commented on Lois Lane for the sequel, "Because if we're trying to base it in reality, there's no way that Lois has these direct interactions with Superman, and then doesn't recognize Clark sitting next to her in the office. If she falls in love with Superman, and she's ignoring a guy who looks just like Superman, behaves just like him, and has the same kind of mannerisms and behavior, then what does that say about Lois? I like this relationship. She saves him just as much as he saves her."

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Denis O'Hare, who appeared in Season 1, is returning for Season 3.

    AMC---two new series are underway. TURN is about a Revolutionary War spy ring. HALT AND CATCH FIRE is about the 1980s personal computer revolution starring Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy.

    WORLD'S MOST WANTED---Vin Diesel stars in this movie about a team of specialists in pursuit of an international criminal and uncover a vast conspiracy.

    SCREAM---MTV series underway based on the movie series.

    DOLPHIN TALE 2---the sequel is underway with Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson and Ashley Judd returning.

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     Posted: 2013-07-31 12:18   

    THE FLASH---will appear in Season 2 of The CW's ARROW as a prelude to a spin-off series. Co-writer Andrew Kreisberg said, "When we first meet Barry Allen, he's just a forensic scientist Ö an ordinary man. Part of the fun for the audience Ö is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy. Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we're approaching Barry." The Flash will appear in Episodes 8 and 9 and Episode 20 will be a "backdoor pilot" for the new series.
    The CW said its Wonder Woman prequel series titled AMAZON has been put on hold, "[the] script isn't where we want it. It's better to wait and get it right."

    THE KITCHEN SINK---Denis Leary has signed and Vanessa Hudgens is in talks to co-star in this Sony Pictures movie about teenagers who team up with vampires and zombies to stop an alien invasion.

    LIVE BY NIGHT---Lindsay Lohan is reportedly "close to signing" to co-star with star/director Ben Affleck in this movie based on the novel about the wayward son of a police captain who gets involved with organized crime.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---photo of Peter Dinklage playing Bolivar Trask.

    PENNY DREADFUL---Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE) and Josh Hartnett (BLACK HAWK DOWN) will star in this Showtime horror pilot set in Victorian London featuring Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray.

    ALPHA---Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE) is in talks to direct this movie about a SEAL who leads combat dogs to rescue their handler in South America.

    OPEN---Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh will play a yoga instructor and an actress who are involved in a lesbian relationship in this HBO/Ryan Murphy pilot.

    TOMORROW AND TOMORROW---Sony Pictures sci fi movie underway in which the sole survivor of a catastrophe that destroyed Pittsburgh is involved in a digital recreation of the city and discovers a deadly conspiracy.

    BLACK FRIDAY---movie underway in which a man has to complete a series of dangerous tasks in order to free his girlfriend who was kidnapped in a giant mall on the busiest shopping day of the year.

    RABID LOVE---horror movie about a group of friends who just graduated from college that travel to a remote cabin and then people begin to disappear.

    THE DEAD 2: INDIA---sequel to the 2010 African zombie movie is set in India in which a US engineer and a street orphan journey across India during a zombie plague to find the engineer's pregnant girlfriend.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-07-30 12:39   

    HOMELAND---spoiler alert (see below).

    AMERICAN HUSTLE---photo released of Amy Adams and Christian Bale starring in David O. Russell's movie based on the 1978 FBI ABSCAM sting operation. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner also star.

    INTELLIGENCE---new photo of the CBS spy series starring Josh Holloway (LOST), Marge Helgenberger (CSI) and Meghan Ory (ONCE UPON A TIME). Holloway stars as a secret agent with a microchip implant that allows him to see the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

    THE AVENGERS 2---Aaron Taylor-Johnson confirmed he's in talks to play Quicksilver, "I feel really flattered and honored that they came to me for that role...I sat down with Joss, I think heís awesome, I sat down with the guys at Marvel and theyíre also great....Ē

    SHARKNADO 2---producer David Latt tweeted his denial that Tara Reid was not wanted for the sequel, "For the record, @TaraReid is awesome and was great to work with in #SHARKNADO. We'd be lucky to have her back for the sequel. That is all!" Reid and star Ian Ziering were paid $50,000 each for the first movie.

    UNDER THE DOME--Season 2's premiere episode will be written by Stephen King.

    SHERLOCK---Lars Mikkelsen, brother of Mads Mikkelsen, will play villain Charles Augustus Magnussen in Season 3. Magnussen is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Charles Augustus Milverton who "causes Holmes more revulsion than any of the 50-odd murderers in his career."

    BLADE RUNNER---Katy Perry said appearing in the sequel is part of her film goals, "With films, I hope to win you all over with animation and then do other films. I am really interested in comedy, and I would really love to play Rachael in BLADE RUNNER 2 if Ridley [Scott] would just call!"

    INCURSION---proposed Starz alien invasion series from Steven DeKnight (SPARTACUS) inspired by ALIENS, BAND OF BROTHERS, HALO and BLACK HAWK DOWN and described as "an epic science fiction action-thriller that follows a squad of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race. Each season the battle will be fought on a new, exotic planet as humanity punches deeper into enemy territory. Grittily realistic combat, darkly complex characters and intrigue on a cosmic scale will permeate the tale of fighting men and women facing the pressures of war and an enemy unlike any ever seen." Starz CEO Chris Albrecht commented on its status, "...very much alive...It is in a slow pause just because we can't go forward on a pilot that would not be affordable. We need to do a lot more work in the pilot phase."

    SUPERNATURAL---The CW is developing a spin-off series which "will explore the clashing hunter and monster cultures in Chicago."

    THE QUIET HOUR---sci fi movie underway starring Dakota Blue Richards (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) which involves two young siblings trapped in a farmhouse after an alien invasion.

    JOHN McAFEE---biomovie underway at Warner Bros. about the anti-virus software millionaire who was the suspect involving the killing of a man and his dogs.

    WELCOME TO ME---Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack, James Marsden and Alan Tudyk join the cast of the comedy movie starring Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins in which a woman uses her lottery winnings to start a cable access show about herself.

    THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES---Sigourney Weaver is in negotiations to star in the sequel to THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES which premieres on August 21.

    ARTEMIS FOWL---Walt Disney Studios live-action movie underway based on the first two installments of the children's series. The script is by Michael Goldenberg (HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX).

    KURT WARNER---biomovie underway at 20th Century Fox based on the NFL quarterback's autobiography ALL THINGS POSSIBLE.

    SCREW EVERYONE: HOW I SLEPT MY WAY TO MONOGAMY---movie underway based on the memoir by NPR host Ophira Eisenberg.

    THE THIRD COAST---HBO sitcom starring Annette Bening is being discussed. It would involve a New Mexico casting director.
    HOMELAND---Season 3 is set 200 days after Season 2's finale. Damien Lewis said Brody will not be in the first two episodes of Season 3, "He's disappeared into a tunnel and exfiltration system that Carrie has effected. He is the most-wanted criminal in the world at this point. ... Is he hidden away or is he lost? I hope that when you do see Brody for the first time it will be interesting."
    Claire Danes said about Carrie who is off her medication which leads to her being in isolation for "a good chunk of the season...Itís pretty bleak in the beginning.Ē She added that there will be tension between Carrie and Saul, "Both Saul and Carrie share an enormous, profound amount of guilt for this loss. So even though they are estranged from each other, they are also very deeply connected."
    Executive producer Alex Gansa commented on Saul, "We just find Saul in a very difficult spot. The man who loathed to make decisions is forced to make the most important ones in his life. Heís fearful he might be the last director of the CIA.Ē Gansa commented on fan criticism over Season 2's "credibility issues", I honestly wish the backlash hadn't happened but it didn't really influence [the new season]...our 11 Emmy nominations are a nice comeback."

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     Posted: 2013-08-01 13:06   

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D,----spoiler alert (see below).

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---the Guy Ritchie movie based on the 1960s NBC spy series stars Henry Cavill (MAN OF STEEL) as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer (THE LONE RANGER) as Illya Kuryakin. Cavill replaced Tom Cruise who withdrew due to schedule problems. The movie is intended to be the first in a franchise and starts filming in September. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum starred in the tv series.

    LONE SURVIVOR---photo from the movie based on the book about a SEAL mission to kill a high-level Taliban leader in Afghanistan that goes awry when they are ambushed. Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Ben Foster and Taylor Kitsch star.

    SCARFACE---David Yates (HARRY POTTER) is in late talks to direct the reboot movie set in the present. It is not related to the 1983 Al Pacino or 1932 movies.

    AVATAR 2---the sequel script will be written by Josh Friedman (THE BLACK DAHLIA).

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Mary Lynn Rajskub confirmed she's returning as Chloe O'Brien for the Fox miniseries, "I am thrilled to be working with Howard and the writers again - and, of course, Kiefer! There's a lot more room to grow in my character...I'm going to start sharpening my computer skills now!" It premieres in the spring, 2014.

    MONICA LEWINSKY---THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER published a transcript it claims was taken from the audio portion of a 3-1/2 minute "sex tape" made by Lewinsky when she had an affair with Bill Clinton in 1997. The tabloid said it obtained the "sex tape" from a cleaning woman who found it in Lewinsky's former apartment she had been hired to clean.

    "Since I know you will be alone tomorrow evening, I have two proposals for you, neither of which is you not seeing me. I could take my clothes off and startÖ wellÖI know you wouldn't enjoy that? I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want....In the meantime I quickly sneak over and then we can have a nice little visit for, you know, 15 minutes or half an hour. Whatever you want...You can't refuse me because I'm too cute and adorable and soon I won't be here anymore to pop over."

    THE MUMMY---Len Wiseman (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) has left the reboot movie due to a schedule conflict. The reboot movie will be the start of a new franchise, will be darker than the Stephen Sommers movies and rely on science similar to Michael Crichton's novels such as JURASSIC PARK and THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN.

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN---director Zack Snyder will consult with Frank Miller, creator of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS comic, about the sequel movie.

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER---Sarah Michelle Gellar commented on if she's interested in a Buffy Kickstarter fund-raising similar to VERONICA MARS, "Joss [Whedon] and I always talk about [a movie]. But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn't work as a film. And I mean, we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons is that the story works better over time. If there was ever the right story, we would do it. At this point, the stake would be my walker and I would be hobbling in."

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Ophelia Lovibond confirmed she's co-starring in an undisclosed role.

    CYMBELINE---Ethan Hawke stars in this movie based on the William Shakespeare play set in the 21st Century in which crooked cops battle a drug-dealing biker gang.

    THE DYING OF THE LIGHT--Nicolas Cage stars in this movie as a CIA agent on his last mission who is afflicted by blindness.

    QUASIMODO---Zhang Yimou (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) is in talks to direct the movie based on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

    ANNIHILATOR---Wang Leehom will star in the movie based on the Stan Lee superhero.

    THE FAMILYMOON---romantic comedy movie underway starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in which a couple on a blind date go to a family resort where they encounter their children from their previous marriages.

    MONSTER TRUCKS---movie underway at Paramount Animation with director Chris Wedge (ICE AGE).
    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---photo from the ABC pilot episode shows Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Cobie Smulders as Agent Hill. Smulders says Joss Whedon emailed her about appearing on the pilot, "He thought that it would be cool if Maria Hill ó and it's so true ó was able to basically tell the audience that Coulson is alive. It's the best job ever." Coulson explains how he returns after dying in THE AVENGERS by saying he thinks he died briefly and was then revived. Hill says Coulson should never know the secret about his return. This led to speculation that Coulson is a Life Model Decoy. Smulders commented on the Life Model Decoy speculation, "That's what everybody thinks. I thought about that as an option for sure. But that was also the cool thing about it ó that she's in on that serious secret. What does that mean? I don't even know, but it was so cool." Smulders also commented on if she will return for other episodes beyond the pilot, "We don't have anything scheduled or figured out yet."

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    AVATAR---James Cameron announced there will be three sequels instead of two. Josh Friedman (WAR OF THE WORLDS, SARAH CONNOR: THE TERMINATOR CHRONICLES) will help write the first sequel, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) will help write the second sequel and Shane Salerno (SAVAGES) will help write the third.

    DOCTOR WHO---Matt Smith's replacement will be announced by the BBC on Sunday. The latest rumor is the new Doctor Who is Peter Capalin who played Caecilius in 2008.

    MACHETE KILLS---the plot has the President of the US (Charlie Sheen) ordering Machete (Danny Trejo) to stop the villain (Mel Gibson) from launching a missile that will destroy Washington, DC. Gibson exclaims, "Noah had his arc, I've got mine."

    BONE TOMAHAWK---this Western movie stars Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant and Jennifer Carpenter in which a posse seeks to rescue several settlers taken by a villain and his a group of "cannibalistic Troglodytes". However co-star Peter Sarsgaard recently said the Western movie is, "ALIEN meets THE SEARCHERS" which led to speculation it is a sci fi Western.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---director Bryan Singer said about the movie, "It takes place about ten years, give or take, after X-Men 3; and in the past it takes place about ten years after First Class. I'd say it's not a sequel to one of the others. It's an inbetwequel ó thatís what I call it, for lack of a better word." Singer released photos showing himself with a Sentinel robot.

    DEXTER---Showtime President David Nevins said showrunner Scott Buck has signed a two-year contract and hinted a DEXTER spin-off may be in the works, "We announced a deal with Scott Buck today, draw your own conclusions...It's not necessarily a spinoff. All options will be explored. We're really not dealing with it at all until we're through this season and maybe for a while thereafter."

    BROADCHURCH---Fox is developing a US miniseries based on the British miniseries which stars David Tennant in which police investigate the death of a young boy in a small town. The original miniseries premiers on BBC America on August 7.

    THE SECRET SERVICE---Samuel L. Jackson will play the villain in this movie based on the graphic novel about a British spy who recruits his troublesome nephew. Colin Firth and Michael Caine also star.

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN---Armie Hammer was asked if he's interested in playing Batman in the sequel after he had the Batman role in the canceled George Miller's 2007 JUSTICE LEAGUE, "Iím not actually a big fan of superhero films. If you have a guy who is supposed to be invulnerable, then whatís the point?"

    PARKS AND RECREATION---showrunner Mike Schur confirmed Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are not returning. Their last appearances will probably be Episode 13. NBC is reportedly developing a new series for Lowe.

    CONTINUUM---Syfy renewed the series for Season 3.

    THE GREAT ESCAPE---the BBC is developing a tv series based on the 1963 John Sturges POW movie that starred Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner, James Coburn and Charles Bronson.

    AMERICAN IDOL---it was confirmed that Keith Urban is returning and an offer was made to Jennifer Lopez to return.

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     Posted: 2013-08-05 12:24   

    DOCTOR WHO---Peter Capaldi will replace Matt Smith as Doctor Who in the Christmas Special. Capaldi, 55, will be the oldest actor to play the Doctor since Jon Pertwee, who was 51 when he first appeared in the role. Capaldi appeared in a 2008 DOCTOR WHO episode as Roman merchant Caecilius.

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN---reportedly, Josh Brolin (MEN IN BLACK 3) is the top candidate out of six to play Batman in the sequel. The others are Ryan Gosling (DRIVE), Joe Manganiello (TRUE BLOOD), Richard Armitage (THE HOBBIT), Mathew Goode (WATCHMEN) and Max Martini (THE UNIT, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN).

    SONS OF ANARCHY---creator Kurt Sutter said that Season 7 which will be the last season, will end "in a pool of blood" and may require more than the normal 13 episodes. He said the final scene might be, I have an idea of what the final shot is, and somehow itís Otto getting out of jail. Again, I hold onto that loosely." He added there may be a prequel series and that a graphic novel is underway to bridge the gap between the two series, "There's nothing official, but I've had conversations with the network about doing a prequel, in terms of being the formation of the club, the first nine...I want to let the property rest for a year or so after Sons is over before jumping in. I donít know if it will be a series or a limited series of say 10 to 13 episodes. I donít want to do it as a movie Ė tonally, I donít see it as a movie..." The prequel would feature founding members John Teller, father of Jax, and Piney Winston, who was killed by Clay Morrow earlier in the series. Season 6 premiers on September 10.

    COP LAND---Starz tv series underway based on the 1997 movie that starred Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta. Writer/director James Mangold returns as writer/director/producer.

    FARGO---FX 10-episode series underway based on the 1996 movie with Billy Bob Thornton starring in the Lorne Malvo role which was originally played by Steve Buscemi.

    THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT---poster released from the found footage movie from Renny Harlin (DIE HARD 2, CLIFFHANGER) in which US students travel to Russia to investigate the mysterious deaths of nine Russian skiers in the Ural Mountains in 1959.

    STAR WARS---ABC Entertainment President Paule Lee said the network is considering tv series from LucasFilms, "We started conversations with them", and he's had a ďglint in his eyeĒsince the talks have begun.

    BOURNE---the new sequel will feature Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) with a script by Anthony Peckham (SHERLOCK HOLMES). Matt Damon has still shown no interest in returning to the franchise.

    DIVISION 19---Neve Campbell stars in this movie set in 2039 in which online viewers cast votes to determine the fates of prisoners to relieve crowded prisons.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---James Marsden confirmed Cyclops is not in the movie.

    CROSSFIRE--Lionsgate bought the tv rights to the romantic novel series.

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     Posted: 2013-08-09 12:12   

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN---rumors are that Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) and Mark Strong (SHERLOCK HOLMES, ZERO DARK THIRTY) are the two candidates to play Lex Luthor in the sequel. Strong replied to the rumor, "All I can say this space." It has not been confirmed that Lex Luthor is in the sequel.

    WONDER WOMAN---is rumored be Warner Bros.' next DC Comics superhero movie with Alexandra Daddario (TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D) starring. She commented on the rumor, "Whether I'm in a Wonder Woman movie or not, I would love to be. I would love to see Wonder Woman get made. I would love to see this strong, female action hero."

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---Hugh Grant will appear in the movie based on the NBC spy series as the head of British Naval Intelligence. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star.

    SHARKNADO---the sequel's official title of SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE was the winner in a Syfy Twitter title contest with over 5,000 entries. The sequel will air in July, 2014.

    CYMBELINE---Milla Jovovich will co-star with Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris in the movie set in the 21st Century with crooked cops battling a drug-dealing biker gang.

    THE ENGLISHMAN---movie underway based on the nonfiction book ONCE A PILGRIM by ex-SAS mercenary Will Scully. Set during an African coup, Scully is trapped in a hotel with thousands of civilians and must battle the villains to save the civilians. John Moore (A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD) is the director. The script is by William Wisher (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY).

    THE PANOPTICON---sci-fi movie underway in which a man receives a package from himself containing a tape telling him he will be involved in a global apocalypse and must prevent it. Tarsem Singh (IMMORTALS) is the director.

    TAXI: BROOKLYN SOUTH---12-episode tv series underway based on the Luc Besson movie series.
    The tv series has an outcast female Brooklyn police detective teaming up with a French-born taxi driver to solve crimes. Chyler Leigh, Jacky Ido and Ally Walker star.

    MERLIN---live-action movie underway at Warner Bros. based on the legendary magician.

    WIZARD OF OZ---CBS is developing a medical series set in New York that is inspired by the L. Frank Baum characters.


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     Posted: 2014-04-14 12:50   

    GAME OF THRONES---spoiler alert (see below).

    THE WALKING DEAD---four new novels written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga will be published. The first novel is titled THE WALKING DEAD: DESCENT and has Lilly Caul attempting to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's failed attack. It will be published on October 14.
    Also, Kirkman commented on Season 5, "I just turned in the second episode script for season five, and all the writers are hard at work on their individual episodes. We're pretty much halfway through the fifth season, script-wise. And we've already nailed down what our finale is, and what our overall arc of the season is. The back half of the season is taking shape very quickly, and we'll have all the scripts written by the summer."
    He added about who will play Neegan in the spin-off series, "As far as Negan casting goes, Scott and I are always talking about who we would put in that, it's definitely on our minds, and there are definitely a lot of candidates. But I wouldn't expect Negan too terribly soon, although he is definitely in the plan. It's a 99% lock that he's going to be in the show eventually, so be on the lookout for that."

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Harrison Ford was asked about the controversy of whether Han Solo or Greedo shot first, ďI don't know and I don't care.Ē When asked if Han is still in a fight with Lando Calrissian, he also jokingly replied, ďLando who?Ē
    Ford said he appeared in two sequels although he had not seen the original movies, ďI hadn't seen ANCHORMAN, it was only one day's work, and I knew that it was very popular, and I admired the talents of the people involved, so I went to do it and had a great time, I enjoyed it. I still haven't seen it though.Ē On appearing in THE EXPENDABLES 3, he said, ďI was on my way to Indonesia to do YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, and halfway around the world. And the location for EXPENDABLES was right on the way, and they asked me for a relatively short period of time, and it seemed like fun. I hadn't seen the films but I looked one of them and i thought it was kind of funny, so I thought why not?Ē
    Benedict Cumberbatch commented on rumors that he is co-starring in the sequel and might also appear in DOCTOR WHO, "I would've liked a part in JJ's [Abrams] new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly...I'm never gonna play The Doctor, & nothing to do with the Whoniverse." Last year, Cumberbatch also denied he was co-starring in another JJ Abrams movie: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.

    AVATAR---James Cameron commented on the status of the sequels, "The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They're essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks...." He commented on rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger will play a villain in the sequels, "As of right now, he and I have not discussed it, and I don't see a role as the scripts are coming together that would be appropriate for him, so I would say probably not."

    JAMES BOND---Pierce Brosnan commented on playing James Bond from 1995 to 2002, "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling...
    I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable.
    It was quite tame, and the characterization didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well."
    He added that he appreciates the opportunity to have played 007, "It's the gift that keeps on giving, that allowed me to create my own production company and make my own movies."

    THE EXPANSE---Syfy ordered ten episodes of the series based on the novel trilogy set 200 years in the future in which a detective and a rogue spaceship captain team up to find a missing girl and uncover the greatest conspiracy in history. Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby (IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN) are the writers/executive producers.

    GEOSTORM---Gerard Butler stars in this sci fi movie from Dean Devlin (INDEPENDENCE DAY) in which a satellite engineer and his estranged brother must stop a massive storm caused by malfunctioning weather satellites and a plot to assassinate the President of the United States.

    EAST OF EDEN---director Gary Ross and his HUNGER GAMES star Jennifer Lawrence plan to reunite for a remake of the 1955 Elia Kazan movie based on the John Steinbeck novel. Ross said, "The Kazan film, which is brilliant, only deals with about the last third of the novel. It deals with Cal and Aron Trask when they're already almost adults. The novel begins much earlier, just after the Civil War. Deals with a generation earlier. It's really remarkable.
    It may be two films. We may break it in half, into one generation and the next. And that's what we're talking about now..."

    KUNG FU---Baz Luhrmann (THE GREAT GATSBY, MOULIN ROUGE) is in talks to direct the movie remake of the 1970s ABC series that starred David Carradine.

    THE OPERATORS---Brad Pitt may star in this movie based on the book about the rise and fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of US and international military forces in Afghanistan. David Michod (ANIMAL KINGDOM) is the director.

    TUSK---Johnny Depp will play a French-Canadian police inspector investigating a case of a man wearing a walrus costume in this Kevin Smith monster movie. Justin Long, Michael Parks and Haley Joel Osment also star.

    THE FINAL GIRLS---Sony Pictures comedy horror movie starring Nina Dobrev (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) and Malin Akerman (WATCHMEN) in which a group of friends are mysteriously transported into a cult 1980s slasher movie that starred the deceased scream queen mother of a member of the group. They must try to avoid being the movie killer's next victims.

    GAME OF THRONES---Stephen King tweeted about the death of King Joffrey:

    King Joffrey: one glass of one too many. See you later, you sadistic little punkass.

    - Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 14, 2014

    Come on, guys, it's been in the books for 15 years or so, and the episode ran tonight.

    - Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 14, 2014

    Another spoiler: Romeo and Juliet die in Act 5.

    - Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 14, 2014

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     Posted: 2013-08-06 12:56   

    SHARKTOPUS VS. MERMANTULA---latest Syfy/Roger Coman monster movie is underway starring Casper Van Dien (STARSHIP TROOPERS) and Catherine Oxenberg (DYNASTY). The official synopsis is: "In order to take down Sharktopus, Ray Brady, a former basketball player is injected with a transformation serum that alters his genetic make-up to become part man, part piranha and part tarantula. Though, unsuccessful at his first attempt to bring down Sharktopus, Ray injects himself with a growth hormone, increasing his strength ten fold and has a final showdown with Sharktopus in a baseball stadium." The movie is directed by Kevin O'Neill who is finishing up SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA starring Robert Carradine (REVENGE OF THE NERDS). This movie has Sharktopus battling a Pterodactyl/barracuda hybrid monster.

    Trailer link:

    STAR TREK 3---reportedly, Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) is "virtually a lock" to direct the second sequel. JJ Abrams is in negotiations to return as producer, but probably not as director due his STAR WARS: EPISODE VII commitment. Writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are in negotiations to return for the next sequel, but Damon Lindelof is not returning.
    Karl Urban gave his opinion on the next Trek movie, "What I really believe we should do now is strive for originality. Because in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS we took one of the most revered and loved adversaries of the Enterprise and put him in there, and did a story that had all of these wonderful nods to films from the past, and episodes from the past.
    I really think that what we should do from here, in my personal opinion, is strive to be original. Strive to be something different and new. You know, letís not forget that Star Trek as envisioned was about space exploration. And it would be really wonderful to harness the spirit of that and apply it to the next film, so that we do something different than a revenge-based picture."

    INDIANA JONES 5---even though George Lucas said he has retired from making movies, Harrison Ford expressed an interest in returning for a fifth Indiana Jones movie, "We've seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it's perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn't necessarily have to kick as much ass. To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do."

    AMERICAN SNIPER---Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks have left the Bradley Cooper movie based on the memoir of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. due to budget problems. Warner Bros. remains involved with the project.

    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5---director Christopher McQuarrie (JACK REACHER, VALKYRIE) and Tom Cruise will reunite for the latest sequel.

    POLTERGEIST---Sam Rockwell (MOON, IRON-MAN 2) is in talks to star in the remake movie.

    THE LONE RANGER---Johnny Depp blamed the critics for the movie's failure which earned only $87 million domestically with a $250 million budget, "I think the reviews were written seven to eight months before we even released the film. I think the reviews were probably written when they heard that Gore (Verbinski) and Jerry (Bruckheimer) and I were going to do THE LONE RANGER. They had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I didn't have any expectations of that. I never do."

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---director Bryan Singer explained Xavier's return, "He transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness."

    X-FORCE---writer/director Jeff Wadlow commented on the movie, "Tonally it will fit in, quite well with all the other moviesÖ but then I think the other movies cover a wide range of tones. Itís certainly not going to be tonally similar to KICK-ASS...I hope it will have what fans of X-FORCE will expect. I think it will be a little edgier, I think youíll see some characters with different takes on what it means to be a mutant. There will be some grey areas that the movies havenít yet been explored. It wonít be as ďovert.Ē

    MAGIC CITY---Starz canceled the series due to low ratings.

    JENNIFER FALLS---Jaime Pressly (MY NAME IS EARL) stars in this TV Land sitcom pilot about a very successful career woman who loses her job and is forced to move back in with her mother and work as a waitress in her brother's bar.

    THE SECRET SERVICE---a British tabloid claims Colin Firth asked soccer star David Beckham to do a cameo in this movie about a British spy who recruits his troubled nephew, "[Beckham] was asked by Colin Firth if he'd like to be in the movie but he is yet to fully commit. He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen - but just as a one-off, not a full-time career."

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     Posted: 2013-08-07 12:49   

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Harrison Ford will co-star in the sequel, and Bruce Willis is no longer involved as confirmed by Sylvester Stallone's tweet, "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!" Stallone's later tweet apparently commented on Willis not returning, "GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE".
    Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan, Steven Seagal, Milla Jovovich and Wesley Snipes are also reported to be joining the cast.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE---latest photo released of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The sequel premiers on November 22.

    SUPERMAN/BATMAN---director Zack Snyder has reportedly talked with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, his star in WATCHMEN, to play Batman.

    THE LOST GIRLS: AN UNSOLVED AMERICAN MYSTERY---Warner Bros. movie underway based on the book about the unsolved murders of five escorts on Long Island.

    MEGALODON: THE MONSTER SHARK LIVES---the two-hour "faux documentary" was SHARK WEEK's highest rated show ever with 4.8 million viewers. However, some viewers criticized the show for its claim that the prehistoric shark is still alive even though there were three disclaimers about its "evidence" and found footage. Wil Wheaton (STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION) commented, "Discovery had a chance to get its audience thinking about what the oceans were like when megalodon roamed and hunted in them. It had a chance to even show what could possibly happen if there were something that large and predatory in the ocean today Ö but Discovery Channel did not do that. In a cynical ploy for ratings, the network deliberately lied to its audience and presented fiction as fact. Discovery Channel betrayed its audience."

    KING HARALD---biomovie underway about 11th Century Viking King Harald Hardrada. Leonardo DiCaprio is the producer and may star.

    THE GIVER---Meryl Streep is in talks to co-star with Jeff Bridges in this movie based on the sci fi novel. Streep also co-stars with Robert De Niro in THE GOOD HOUSE which is based on the best-selling romantic novel.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT---Laura Bell Bundy replaces the fired Selma Blair as the sitcom's new female lead. Bundy plays a divorced, hard-drinking psychologist. Blair was fired after complaining about Charlie Sheen's work habits.

    THE MENTALIST---Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman will leave the series after the upcoming Season 6. Reportedly, their departure is connected to the unmasking of Red John in Season 6.

    THE FOLLOWING---Sam Underwood (DEXTER) joins the cast as "Luke, a very complicated and dangerous young man who may or may not be a follower of the 'late' Joe Carroll".

    BATES MOTEL---Paloma Kwiatkowski joins the cast as Norman's love interest.

    SEE NO EVIL 2---sequel underway from WWE Studios/Lionsgate starring Kane. The plot is, "Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one."

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     Posted: 2013-08-12 14:17   

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Mel Gibson will be playing the main villain in the sequel and Antonio Banderas will appear in an undisclosed role.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---the latest rumor claims Warner Bros. wants Christian Bale to return as Batman for "a potential $50 million payday". A source said Orlando Bloom is another candidate to play Batman, "Orlando looks odds-on to get the part even before our first casting call. He would be perfect to play off Henry [Cavill] and I think US audiences would be happy with two Brits as the joint male leads."

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Vin Diesel posted a image as another hint of his role in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie while a source confirmed Diesel is in talks to provide the voice of Groot in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---after Jim Carrey was spotted on the film set, speculation began that Carrey will appear in the sequel, possibly playing Kletus Kassady.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Disney chief Alan Horn confirmed the movie will premiere in the summer, 2015.

    THE FOLLOWING---Connie Nielsen (GLADIATOR) joins the cast as Kevin Bacon's love interest, "Lily Gray, a Soho art dealer who finds herself in a bit of trouble. When Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) comes to her aid, a connection begins to form which causes even more problems for her."

    THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO---sources say Leno's final appearance will be February 6, 2014. NBC has not confirmed the report.

    TOY STORY TERROR!---the ABC Halloween special will air on October 16. Voices are by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Timothy Dalton, Carl Weathers, Don Rickles and Joan Cusack.

    THE GOOD DINOSAUR---Pixar animated 3D movie underway about how dinosaurs would have evolved if the asteroid that hit Earth 65 million years ago had never impacted. Voices by John Lithgow, Frances McDormand and Neil Patrick Harris.

    AREA 407 PART II---poster released for the sequel in which another airliner crashes in top secret Area 407. The surviving passengers encounter government-developed dinosaurs and zombie soldiers brought in to test the prehistoric creatures.

    THE LOCH---horror movie underway with Peter Mullan (HARRY POTTER) attached to star. When a very successful businessman's fortunes begin to crumble, he brings his family to Loch Ness to kill them so they won't face the humiliation. But then he must save them after they are attacked by the Loch Ness monster. James Watkins (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) is the co-writer.

    SURVIVING EVIL---horror movie starring Billy Zane (TITANIC) and Christina Cole (CASINO ROYALE) in which a tv documentary crew is filming a survival special on a remote island in the Philippines when they are attacked by the mythical monster Aswang.

    WHITE DEVIL---movie underway based on the true story of a white orphan who is adopted by a Chinese family which is part of Boston's Chinese mafia where he eventually becomes its leader. James Gray (THE IMMIGRANT) is the director.

    NOW YOU SEE ME---the sequel is underway at Lionsgate.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-08-13 12:41   

    JAWS---a rumor claims a remake is underway of Steven Spielberg's classic shark movie after a website for movie jobs posted, "We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot." Under "Duration" it states "5 months, starts Jan. 2015." Although the posting is probably a hoax, Universal Pictures has not replied to inquiries to confirm or deny the remake.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor, considered to be dubious, says the movie will have Ian McDiarmid returning as Emperor Palpatine, "The specifics of the role are unclear, but it seems likely that McDiarmid will be returning to his signature role of Palpatine. Whether as the original [Palpatine] or a clone of, we are yet to discern."

    BREAKING BAD---the premiere episode of the final season drew 5.9 million viewers which is 102% more than last season's premiere episode.

    FROM DUSK UNTIL DAWN---Robert Rodriguez/El Rey Network tv series underway based on the vampire movie that starred George Clooney. Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Salma Hayek.

    THE BORGIAS---Showtime announced the series finale will be released as an eBook titled THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, "Breaking #Borgias News! SHOWTIME and THE BORGIAS creator Neil Jordan are excited to announce the release of his new e-book, THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, based on his original script for THE BORGIAS two-hour finale. THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE will be available this week via major e-retailers. We're thrilled that the series' loyal fans will have the opportunity to read Neil's final farewell to one of history's most infamous families."

    THE HOUR OF PERIL---tv miniseries underway based on the book about private detective Allan Pinkerton and Kate Warne, the first female detective, who prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln before he is sworn in as president.

    CROSSBONES---new NBC series underway starring John Malkovich as Blackbeard the Pirate. PARADISE is an NBC pilot set in in the late 21st century Las Vegas which has become the world's largest maximum security prison. A doctor who was falsely imprisoned for murder must escape from the prison. The script is by Seth Grahame-Smith (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER).

    HIGH MOON---Syfy/Bryan Fuller pilot based on the novel THE LOTUS CAVES in which Earth miners on the Moon discover alien life in lunar caves. Chris Diamantopoulos (THE OFFICE) and Jake Sandvig (EASY A) star.

    THE STRAIN---Leslie Hope (24) joins the cast of the FX/Guillermo del Toro pilot about a CDC team battling a vampire plague in New York.

    MAD MEN---Christina Hendricks commented on her ambitions after MAD MEN ends in less than a year, "I want to be on HOMELAND because I love the suspense of it, but I also want to be on GAME OF THRONES. I want to wear pelts and horns and ride around on horseback."

    SKIN TRAFFIK---movie underway about a hitman who seeks redemption in the world of human trafficking. Mickey Rourke, Darryl Hannah, Eric Roberts, Jeff Fahey and Michael Madsen star.

    VIOLENT TALENT---movie underway about a Chicago man and his best friends who start an :honest" criminal empire in Chicago. Garret Hedlund, Ray Liotta and Linda Emond star.

    MIDNIGHT SPECIAL---movie underway in which a man and his eight-year-old son flee after his son develops special powers. Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst star.

    BUTCHER BOYS---horror movie set at a birthday party in an expensive restaurant where the party-goers encounter the cannibalistic Butcher Boys, "international predators who deal in human flesh--dead or alive".

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     Posted: 2013-08-14 12:05   

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Bryan Cranston commented on the rumor that he's a candidate to play Lex Luthor in the sequel, "Give me a call." He added, "I like Lex Luthor. I think heís misunderstood. Heís a loveable, sweet man." Cranston said his wife didn't like his bald head for BREAKING BAD which could be an obstacle to playing Lex Luthor, "She wasnít so keen on the bald head. The bald head ages a man. Itís just that she didnít know me that way. The last six years itís all of a sudden like sleeping with a stranger ó who was less exciting than her own husband. So I donít blame her for being upset."

    DOCTOR WHO---Google Maps has an Easter egg that allows viewers to see the Tardis and its interior in London for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.


    MOB CITY---is the new title for the TNT cop series from Frank Darabont (THE WALKING DEAD, THE GREEN MILE) which premiers on December 4. The plot involves the LAPD's war against mobster Mickey Cohen in 1947. Neal McDonough, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Alexa Davalos and Milo Ventimiglia star.

    EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC---William Friedkin commented on a sneak preview of the 1977 sequel to his THE EXORCIST in Pasadena, "Ten minutes into the picture, a guy stood up in the audience. He stood up and looked around and he said, 'The people who made this piece of sh*t are in this room. And somebody else said, 'Where? Where are they?' Ten or twelve people get up and he says, 'They're all back there!' The heads of the studio got up and ran out of the theater. They were chased down the street. And that was the first public reaction to THE EXORCIST II." The sequel starred Linda Blair and Richard Burton.

    EXODUS---Christian Bale plays Moses in this Ridley Scott Biblical epic with Joel Edgerton in talks to play Egyptian pharaoh Ramses.

    LEFT BEHIND---Nicolas Cage and Cassi Thompson star in the remake of the 2001 Kirk Cameron movie based on the novels about survivors of the Rapture.

    ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES---Ron Burgundy will publish a memoir titled LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! MY CLASSY LIFE AND OTHER MUSINGS on November 19, a month before the sequel movie premiers. The memoir will "share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, Baxter, and his legendary news team. Along the way, heíll also give sage advice on a variety of topics that matter most to him.Ē

    CHAPPIE---movie from Neil Blomkamp (DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM) in which two gangsters steal a robot with artificial intelligence to help them in their illegal activities.

    THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS---Syfy will air this New Zealand fantasy series in 2014 about four ordinary guys who have inherited Norse god powers.

    GREY'S ANATOMY---Sandra Oh confirmed she's leaving the series after the upcoming Season 10.

    ROAD TO PALOMA---Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES) is the star/director of this movie about a Native American who is pursued by the law after he avenges the rape and death of his mother.

    CANCER VIXEN: A TRUE STORY---HBO tv movie underway based on Marisa Acocella Marchetto's memoir about battling breast cancer. Cate Blanchett is the producer and may star. Julie Delpy is the writer.

    DELIVERANCE CREEK---Lifetime pilot from Nicholas Sparks (THE NOTEBOOK) set at the end of the Civil War in which a woman becomes an outlaw after defending her land from being seized by a corrupt bank.


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     Posted: 2013-08-20 23:45   

    THE WALKING DEAD---new photo released from Season 4 showing Michonne riding a horse. Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd explained, "With gas at a premium, with the fact that vehicles break down, I think we would return to the days of horseback riding and you can graze them as you go in a place like Georgia. You donít have to carry food for them. They feed themselves, so to speak. It goes along with the new approach this season of sustainability. With a horse, you can go through the woods. You can get around obstacles. You canít do that in a vehicle. If a tree falls and blocks the road, you canít go through the forest. Youíre not going to make it through. Itís actually much more of a useful choice. Not only that, but Michonne looks so badass on it.Ē

    ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK---sources say Laura Prepon is leaving the Netflix series and might return for guest appearances in Season 2 to wrap up her storyline. She has not signed a contract for Season 2. Prepon's representatives refused to comment on the reports, and Netflix stated, "not accurate. Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed."

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a source explained Emperor Palpatine, who was killed off in RETURN OF THE JEDI, might return as a "Force Ghost" similar to Obi-Wan Kenobe's appearances in the original movies. Palpatine was training another apprentice when he died.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly commented on the 12-part miniseries, "This is going to be set in an international setting. I have been really heartened by the amount of equity left in the show. I am stopped by fans all the time, thanking me for bringing it back." On "real time", he explained, "Weíll keep it a 24 hour story but weíll tell 7-8, 8:15-9:15, 10-11 and then skip 3 hours if we need to. I think itís going to actually make us not have to do the pretzel logic of some of the stuff."

    MACHETE KILLS---Amber Heard, Johnny Depp's girlfriend and RUM DIARIES co-star, commented on declaring her bisexuality in 2010, "I didn't want to look like I was hiding anything. I'm not, and wasn't ever, ashamed." Heard co-stars in MACHETE KILLS with Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Jessica Alba and Sofia Vergara.

    JURASSIC PARK 4---director Colin Trevorrow commented on plot rumors, ďI saw some of the rumors on the internet and I would have all kinds of red flags going off if I heard they were going to muzzle a T-Rex. So I would say donít believe everything you read, there are way more insiders on the internet than there are in real life.Ē He gave an ambiguous reply to if composer John Williams is returning to the franchise, ďDo I love John Williams and all of his music? Of course.Ē

    SOLDIERS OF THE SUN---Vin Diesel stars in this sci fi movie which is intended to be a franchise for Universal Pictures. The movie is set in the post-apocalyptic future where a team of soldiers battle alien Orcs for a legendary city of hidden gold in Mexico.

    RED SPARROW---20th Century Fox movie underway based on the spy novel in which a beautiful Russian spy is a Sparrow who is assigned to seduce a young CIA agent who the handler for Russia's top Mole double agent. Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct.

    THE MONEY---HBO pilot from David Milch (DEADWOOD) starring Brendan Gleeson as the head of a vast media empire and family who are plagued with corruption and scandal.

    KICKBACK---John Cusack is in negotiations to co-star with Mischa Barton, Sean Astin and Michael Biehn in this movie about a Moscow police detective's investigation of a female war correspondent's murder. This leads to uncovering a conspiracy involving chemical weapons and a plot to assassinate the Russian president.

    MARVEL ZOMBIES---George Romero said he's writing a new zombie comic book for Marvel, ďMax Brooks and I do these panel discussions together and he believes that humans donít stand a chance. I donít knowÖ Iím writing a comic book series right now for Marvel. I canít really say anything about the story, but Iíll just say that the zombies are advancing even a little further...Itís fifteen books, so itís long. Itís the equivalent of two and a half screenplays. Itís a novel basically and, in fact, I might novelize it.Ē It will be published in 2014.

    KAY SCARPETTA---untitled movie underway based on an upcoming novel to be published in 2014. Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler said, "One of our greatest priorities is to begin production on the film as soon as possible [2015 premiere]." The new novel is the first of two for new publisher HarperCollins Imprint William Morrow.

    SKINWALKER RANCH---sci fi found footage movie based on the infamous Sherman Ranch in Utah which is nicknamed "Skinwalker Ranch" because of scientific investigations of numerous UFO and Bigfoot sightings and cattle mutilations. Premiere is October 30.

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     Posted: 2013-08-20 23:47   

    JURASSIC PARK 4---director Colin Trevorrow confirmed rumors that the sequel will feature a new dinosaur, but he would not identify it, "We have a new one that's pretty cool. I'm not going to tell you anything about it, butÖ it's pretty badass...I think Jack Horner [paleontologist/technical adviser] said something about that tooÖ I feel like, obviously, everyone's favorite is the T-Rex and there's just something so iconic about that animal."
    Also, rumors say John Krasinski (THE OFFICE) will be in the sequel as "as one of the theme park workers in charge of 'taming' some of the dinosaurs."

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ORIGINS 3D---3D reimagining of George Romero's classic zombie movie is underway in which a group of people are under siege in an abandoned New York apartment building after a zombie plague infects the city. R. Madhavan, Tony Todd, Tom Sizemore and Sydney Tamiia Poitier star.

    DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---Keri Russell commented on the sequel plot, ďBasically, thereís been this virus outbreak and thereís very little of civilization alive. The apes that are left donít think there are any humans left and the humans left donít think there are any apes left. Through a set of circumstances, they meet up and itís really about can the two communities exist together. I play one of the existing humans in the colony and I have some medical skills, although itís not like Iím a big fancy doctorÖIím sort of Jason Clarkeís girlfriend.Ē

    WONDER WOMAN---Gina Carano said fan support for her starring in the rumored Warner Bros. movie is an,"incredible compliment" and added, "That's the ultimate superhero for a woman. No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it's something that is done correctly. I know it's there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It's just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real."

    EDGE OF TOMORROW---even though filming on the sci fi movie had finished, reshoots will add Jeremy Piven in a small role as Col. Walter Marx. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star.

    LITTLE ACCIDENTS---movie underway based on the short film about three residents of a small West Virginia coal mining town who team up to investigate the murder of a 14-year-old boy. Elizabeth Banks, Chloe Sevigny and Josh Lucas star.

    ASSASSIN'S CREED---Scott Frank (MINORITY REPORT) will re-write the original script for the Michael Fassbender movie based on the video game.

    ARROW---Bex Taylor-Klaus (THE KILLING) will play Sin who appears in Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 2.

    FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC---Lifetime tv movie remake of the 1987 movie based on the novel about four children forced to live in the attic of the grandparent's mansion. Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye star. The original movie starred Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant and Kristy Swanson.


    OLIVE KITTERIDGE---HBO miniseries underway based on the novel starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Jesse Plemons, Zoe Kazan and John Gallagher, Jr. Tom Hanks is the producer.

    THE HONOURABLE WOMAN---Sundance Channel British spy thriller miniseries underway starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer.

    YOUNGER---TV Land sitcom from Darren Star (SEX AND THE CITY) based on the novel about a woman in her 40s who reinvents herself as a woman in her 20s and gets a job with a major publishing company.


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     Posted: 2013-08-20 23:49   

    BEN-HUR---an "inside source" said Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) is in talks to direct the MGM remake of the Oscar-winning 1959 movie which starred Charlton Heston. MGM and Bekmambetov's representatives refused to comment on the report. The script is by Keith Clarke (THE WAY BACK).
    Also, Bekmambetov is the producer of the new horror movie SQUIRRELS in which a man returns to his hometown to investigate his father's mysterious death and encounters an army of flesh-eating squirrels.

    GHOST SHARK---review of Syfy's latest shark movie which stars Mackenzie Rosman (7TH HEAVEN) and Richard Moll (NIGHT COURT). It premiers on August 22.

    "We begin on a boat at night. A bunch of hillbillies who seem to have wandered over from Duck Dynasty are fishing in an attempt to win a $30,000 prize. When a great white shark kills their prize before they can reel it in, they kill it by snagging the shark with a crossbow and then plopping a grenade into its mouth. Almost immediately the shark turns into a ghost and kills everyone on the boat.
    Cut to teenagers at the beach. Ava (Mackenzie Rosman), Blaise (Dave Davis), and their friends are swimming and enjoying rides on a jet ski. The translucent ghost shark ruins the fun by biting a girl on the jet ski in half. Of course, when the teens tell the sheriff that a see-through shark is the killer, they are laughed at. He will become a believer soon enough. This shark is (apparently) out to kill the entire town and get its vengeance..."

    THE TWILIGHT ZONE---Joseph Kosinski (OBLIVION, TRON: LEGACY) will direct the movie based on the classic Rod Serling tv series.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---new photo released teasing The Sinister Six might be in the sequel, Earlier, director Marc Webb said, "I'm a fan of The Sinister Six. I'll say that. I think if you pay attention to the second movie, you'll see hints of what's to come."

    THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG---new poster released for the movie.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---first official photo of the movie was released after filming just concluded in Montreal.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Samuel L. Jackson said about Robert Redford's role in the sequel, "He's part of that World Security Council I was talking to in (THE AVENGERS), just he wasn't there. We also know each other because we've been comrades for a very long time. There's some stuff that's said that gives you an idea of how he's been part of that environment for a long time and the kind of guy he was."

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Gregg Henry (SLITHER) confirmed he will appear in the movie in an undisclosed role.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY) commented on rumors he's a candidate to play Batman by denying he's been approached and added, "I think I'd make an excellent Bruce Wayne; I think I'd make a terrible Batman."

    BREAKING BAD---video of Bryan Cranston's Preparation H tv commercial from the 1980s.


    TED 2---Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFarlane are returning for the sequel with McFarlane saying, "We're aiming for a 2015 Passover release date." It's not known if Mila Kunis is returning.

    MARVEL---Mark Millar, consultant to 20th Century Fox, said the X-Men might meet The Fantastic Four in a movie, "Without question I think you have to see some of these guys showing up in each otherís movies. I think the most exciting thing in superhero movies, until The Avengers came along, was when Nick Fury showed up in Iron Man. Even though it was a guy with an eye patch it was really cool Ė and I expect we will see more of that."

    RED BLOODED AMERICA---Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to star and produce this Lance Armstrong biomovie.

    FALLEN---movie underway based on the novel series starring Addison Timlin (CALIFORNICATION) and Jeremy Irvine (WAR HORSE).

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     Posted: 2013-08-20 23:51   

    GRAVITY---new photos released for the movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded on a space shuttle after it was hit by space debris.

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Mel Gibson will co-star as Conrad Stonebanks who co-founded The Expendables with Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone). Stonebanks later became a corrupt arms dealer and was supposedly killed by Ross. He then seeks revenge against his former cohorts.

    DEAD SNOW: RED VS. DEAD---sequel underway in which the lone survivor of a Nazi zombie attack teams up with a US team of zombie killers known as the Zombie Squad to battle a bigger army of Nazi zombies. Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas and Jocelyn DeBoer star.

    FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD---Jaime Murray (WAREHOUSE 13) stars in this direct-to-video sequel to the remake. The plot has Charlie, Ed and Amy studying abroad in Romania and discover their beautiful professor is a vampire. Charlie teams up with actor Peter Vincent, who conveniently happens to be nearby playing a vampire hunter, to save Amy from the blood-sucking professor. Release date is October 1.

    AREA 51---producer Jason Blum commented on the status of the found footage horror movie by Oren Peli (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY), "It exists! We made it! Weíre futzing with the movie in post production. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, remember, it was made about four years before it came out, so Oren likes to tinker, and heís still tinkering, but hopefully one day weíll both see the finished version!"

    THE KITCHEN SINK---Bob Odenkirk (BREAKING BAD), Patton Oswalt (JUSTIFIED) and Ian Roberts (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) join the cast of Vannesa Hudgens, Denis Leary and Mackenzie Davis in this Sony Pictures movie about a teenager who teams up with a zombie and a vampire to battle invading aliens.

    PREACHER---director DJ Caruso (DISTURBIA) commented on the status of the long-gestating movie based on the comic book, "Iím still attached to PREACHER and weíre wrestling with Sony because I got another movie at Sony called INVERTIGO, which is a big action film weíre trying to get going this summer. So PREACHER got put on the back burner, but weíre still involved with PREACHER and hopefully weíll have some good news on that soon."

    NIGHTBREED---the "Extended Director's Cut" of the Clive Barker horror movie will be released in 2014 with over 45 minutes that were cut from the theatrical version.

    DAY MEN---Universal Studios bought the movie rights to the new comic book with the following plot: "For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the "50 Families" a secret network of vampire covens engaged in timeless contests of power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer ... Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors."

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     Posted: 2013-08-21 11:47   

    THE WALKING DEAD---executive producer David Alpert commented on Season 4 which begins on October 13, "I think weíre going to see an evolution in the walkers. Thereís a whole bunch of new walkers ó and weíll see an evolution of the threat of human-on-human. Dangling the possibility of civilization will make people much more desperate and willing to do things that would have previously been unthinkable." He said the show's production office has a wall named "Our Grateful Dead" which is dedicated to former characters who were killed off. In Season 4, more names will added to the wall, "[T]hereís going to be a whole bunch of people added to the wall...The great thing about this show is that literally every character is on the table... We have no one that is untouchable."

    AMERICAN SNIPER---an unconfirmed report says Warner Bros. has picked Clint Eastwood to replace Steven Spielberg as director of the movie about SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, "[Eastwood] has gotten the nod to take over the directing assignment." Bradley Cooper will star as Kyle.

    CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN DESTINY---Ziyi Zhang is in talks to return in this sequel starring Michelle Yeoh which starts filming in March, 2014.

    POMPEII---new photo released from the Paul WS Anderson movie showing Kit Harington (GAME OF THRONES) as a Celtic gladiator who falls in love with a noblewoman just before Pompeii is destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland and Carrie-Anne Moss also star.

    SQUIRRELS---poster released for the horror movie about a man who returns to his hometown to investigate his father's mysterious death and encounters an army of carnivorous squirrels. Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) is the producer.

    DARK PLACES---Christina Hendricks joins the cast of Charlize Theron and Chloe Moretz in this movie based on the novel in which a woman helps the Kill Club, a secret society that investigates notorious murders, which is delving into her brother's conviction for murdering their family when they were children where she testified against him.

    EMPIRE RISING---Warner Bros. movie underway based on the novel set in 1930 New York in which an Irish immigrant working on the Empire State Building falls in love with a woman. She is also the mistress of the man who is the liason between Mayor Jimmy Walker and Tammany Hall and the mob. Guy Ritchie is the top candidate to direct the movie.

    HOUDINI---History Channel four-hour miniseries underway about the famous magician starring Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly. The script is by Nicolas Meyer (STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN).

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY--rumors say Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and Charlie Hunnam (SONS OF ANARCHY) are the top candidates to star in the movie.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---rumors say Elizabeth Olson is the top candidate to play the Scarlet Witch.

    CSI---Marge Helgenberger returns for the 300th episode in which she helps solve a 14-year-old cold case involving a murder in a reclusive casino mogul's house.

    HAWAII FIVE-O---Melanie Griffith will guest star as the mother of Danny Wlliams (Scott Caan).

    COMMUNITY---Jonathan Banks (BREAKING BAD) has joined the cast in a recurring role.

    THE FOLLOWING---Jessica Stroup (90210) has joined the cast in a recurring role.

    ACT OF VALOR 2---the sequel will focus on officers of an elite SWAT team.

    MACBETH---Marion Cotillard has replaced Natalie Portman in the movie which also stars Michael Fassbender.

    WATCH DOGS---Sony Pictures movie underway based on the upcoming video game set in an alternate reality Chicago where players can hack into a supercomputer that controls all of Chicago's electronic systems.

    STAR-CROSSED---CW midseason sci-fi series about an Earth girl and an alien boy who fall in love. Aimee Teegarden and Matt Lanter star.

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     Posted: 2013-08-22 11:11   

    RAMBO---a tv series based on the popular movie franchise is underway with Sylvester Stallone in negotiations to be involved on a "creative level" and possibly star.

    CINDERELLA---Hayley Atwell (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) will play Cinderella's mother in the Kenneth Branagh movie which also stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter.

    THE ZERO THEOREM---poster released for the Terry Gilliam movie about a computer hacker's efforts to find the true meaning of life are sidetracked by company management sending a beautiful teenager to distract him. Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry and Matt Damon star.

    MORTDECAI---Olivia Munn is in talks to co-star with Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor in this movie based on the novel about an art dealer involved in a race to find lost Nazi gold.

    THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Joss Whedon commented on Ultron, "I love him because he's so pissed off. I knew right away what I wanted to do with him. He's always trying to destroy the Avengers...he's got a bee in his bonnet.
    He's not a happy guy, which means he's an interesting guy. He's got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we'll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who's a witch."

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---Bradley Cooper was reportedly offered the role of Rocket Raccoon, although it's not known if Cooper is interested.

    CRIMSON PEAK---Benedict Cumberbatch has left the Guillermo del Toro haunted house movie for undisclosed reasons.

    MAD MEN---Kevin Rahm said he's working on a spin-off series about Ted and Pete, "I keep working a spinoff angle. The spinoff is me and Pete, THE ODD COUPLE in L.A. but they're both dirty.Two Felixes,"

    NOBLE ASSASSIN---movie underway based on the upcoming book about Robert de la Rochefoucauld, a member of the French Resistance who became famous for his exploits behind German lines.

    ABE---MGM bought the remake rights to the British short film about a serial killer robot.

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     Posted: 2013-08-23 11:03   

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Warner Bros. confirmed Ben Affleck will star as Batman in the untitled sequel. Director Zack Snyder said, "Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's [Cavill] Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can't wait to work with him."

    THOR: THE DARK WORLD---new photos released from the sequel.

    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5---the official title for the fifth movie in the series is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. The script is by Jeff Nathanson (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN).

    THE HUNGER GAMES---Natalie Dormer will play Cressida in MOCKINGJAY PART 1 and 2.

    THE EXPENDABLES---Sharni Vinson (YOU'RE NEXT) has joined the cast of Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff in the all-female spin-off movie.

    RAMBO---Sylvester Stallone's representatives denied reports he might star in the tv series based on the popular movie series, "While a television series based on the Rambo property is in development with Entertainment One and Nu Image, contrary to reports, Sylvester Stallone will certainly not reprise his role as the iconic John Rambo for the small screen." Stallone might be involved in a "creative" capacity.

    NORTH AND SOUTH---Discovery Channel miniseries remake of the 1985 ABC miniseries based on the John Jakes Civil War novels. The original miniseries starred Patrick Swayze, James Read, Lesley-Anne Down, Kirstie Alley, Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum and Hal Holbrook. Jakes is executive producer.

    ARROW---Navid Negahban (HOMELAND) will play villain Al-Owal, a member of the League of Assassins, in season 2.

    BAYWATCH: RED TIDE---Paramount Pictures has hired the RENO 911 team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant to write the script for the movie based on the tv series. Garant will also direct.

    UNBROKEN---Domhnall Gleesan (HARRY POTTER), son of Brendan Gleesan, and Finn Wittrock (ALL MY CHILDREN) have joined the cast of the World War II movie based on the book about Olympic track star Louis Zamperini who spent 47 days at sea in a life raft after his B-24 bomber crashed and then became a POW. Angelina Jolie is the director.

    IN THE HEART OF THE SEA---Peter Morgan (THE QUEEN, FROST/NIXON) will rewrite the script for the Ron Howard movie based on the true story of a whaling ship that was sunk by a sperm whale. The surviving crew members resorted to cannibalism in order to survive. The incident was the inspiration for Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

    TO BE TWO---Casey Affleck stars in this sci fi movie set in the future where teleportation allows people to transport from Earth to Mars, but a malfunction causes one man to exist on Earth while his teleported duplicate exists on Mars.

    VIRGINS OF AMERICA---US remake of the British movie series in which four young guys travel to Greece for sex and fun.

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     Posted: 2013-08-28 11:24   

    OUTBREAK---NBC series underway based on the 1995 plague movie that starred Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo and Kevin Spacey.

    THE AFTER---Amazon Studios pilot from Chris Carter (THE X-FILES) described as "takes place at the moment of apocalypse".

    LINE OF SIGHT---AMC pilot starring David Morrissey (THE WALKING DEAD) as an NTSB crash investigator who survives a mysterious airplane crash and begins a journey to discover its causes. Jonathan Demme is the director.

    GRINGO---Fox cop series with Walton Goggins (JUSTIFIED) as star/co-writer/co-producer in which a cop and his Mexican wife move to Mexico and get caught in a war between rival drug cartels.

    EXODUS---Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro and Aaron Paul will co-star with Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in this Ridley Scott movie about Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land.

    JERSEY BOYS---Katherine Narducci (THE SOPRANOS) will co-star in the Clint Eastwood movie based on the Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

    THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PIPPI LONGSTOCKING---an X-rated sex tape of Tami Erin, 39, who starred in the 1988 children's movie, is being "shopped around" by her ex-boyfriend. The tape shows Erin in various hardcore sexual positions with a man who is apparently her ex-boyfriend. Erin said, ďThis has completely blindsided me.", and added her ex-boyfriend is a ďpiece of s**t" for trying to sell it. She added, ďAll I can do is fight it and make sure it never sees the light of day...This was private between he and I. Private. We were in love. We broke up recently and Iím really angry about this. This was private, it wasnít public. I have no idea what the content of it is."

    STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and WORLD WAR Z---a double feature of both movies for the price of one at select theaters from August 30--September 5. Tickets are available at:,, and at participating theater box offices.

    DEADBEAT---Hulu sitcom about a New York medium who helps ghosts settle their unfinished business.

    CSI---CBS issued a statement about George Eads, "George Eads will not appear in several episodes during the first half of the season. We look forward to him returning to CSI very soon."reportedly, Eads had a heated argument with a pregnant co-writer about his character. Executive producer Carol Mendelsohn then met with Eads about the incident in which he threatened to leave the series.

    SCOOBY-DOO---new animated movie underway.

    THE EXECUTION OF NOA P SINGLETON---movie rights to the novel were bought. The plot involves a man on death row as his victim's mother, a lawyer, seeks to have his sentence commuted.

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     Posted: 2013-08-29 12:11   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Rachel Hurd-Wood (PETER PAN) is the first actress to test for the role of Princess Leia's daughter according to a reliable source who, "got it confirmed via representation and other solid sources". Alex Pettyfer (MAGIC MIKE) has supposedly tested for the role of Luke Skywalker's son.

    NCIS---executive producer Gary Glasberg said the first two episodes of Season 11, which begins on September 24, will be about Ziva's departure from NCIS, "[Ziva's] whole story arc unfolds through the first episode, and then Cote/Ziva plays very prominently in the second one. There's a really significant Tony/Ziva payoff - everything I hope the Tiva fans have been waiting for. It gives us some insight into this decision that she's going to make. It's exciting. And it's romantic."
    He added the third episode will have, "... a woman in her 50s who is a few days away from retirement and just needs to fill the desk time before bringing in Ziva's replacement. She, in theory, knew Gibbs all the way back to the days of Mike Franks. So we're going to bring in people like that and have some fun with the different characters. And then, hopefully, when people are comfortable enough, one will walk in the be The One."
    Also, CBS released a trailer of Ziva's departure.

    NCIS trailer link:

    MILIUS---documentary about writer/director John Milius (APOCALYPSE NOW, JAWS, DIRTY HARRY) and his fall from grace in Hollywood. The documentary says his conservative politics and the violence in his RED DAWN were factors in his declining film fortunes. The documentary includes interviews with Milius, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Robert Zemeckis, Oliver Stone and Charlie Sheen. The documentary will premiere on Epix.

    INTERSTELLAR---Matt Damon has a "small, undisclosed role" in the Christopher Nolan worm hole space travel movie. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow and Casey Affleck also star.

    HIGH-RISE---movie underway based on the novel by JG Ballard (EMPIRE OF THE SUN, CRASH) in which residents of a luxury high-rise apartment building engage in violent class warfare with each other. Ben Wheatley (SIGHTSEERS) is the director.

    GAME OF THRONES---Michiel Huisman (TREME, NASHVILLE) joins the cast in a "secret role".

    NOW YOU SEE ME 2---director Louis Leterrier confirmed he's returning for the sequel.

    ARROW---Amanda Waller will appear in Episode 6 of Season 2.

    HOKE---FX pilot starring Paul Giamatti based on the novel series about Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley.

    DANCING WITH THE STARS---rumored contestants for Season 17 include Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Snooki, Elizabeth Berkley and Keyshawn Johnson. The official list will be announced on September 4.

    STUNG---horror movie underway starring Peter Stormare, Lance Henriksen and Jessica Cook in which giant mutant wasps attack a high society party with a male and a female catering employees left to save the day.

    CAROL---Rooney Mara replaces Mia Wasikowska in the movie based on the lesbian novella THE PRICE OF SALT. Cate Blanchett also stars.

    SCANDAL---Lisa Kudrow joins the cast in a recurring role as a politician.

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     Posted: 2013-08-31 15:29   

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---photo posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger shows himself with director Patrick Hughes and Harrison Ford on the set in Bulgaria. The photo suggests Ford's character, Max Drummer, is a pilot. Ford is a licensed pilot.

    INTERSTELLAR---"updated synopsis" on the Christopher Nolan sci fi movie:

    "Set in the future, the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown."

    Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck and Matt Damon star.

    FAST AND FURIOUS 7---Kurt Russell is in talks to co-star in a role that was turned down by Denzel Washington.

    WESTWORLD---HBO/JJ Abrams pilot underway based on the 1973 Michael Crichton sci fi movie that starred Yul Bryner. Jonathan Nolan, brother of Christopher Nolan, is the co-writer/director. co-producer.

    DUMB AND DUMBER TO---Kathleen Turner (BODY HEAT)was confirmed to be co-starring in an undisclosed role.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---it was confirmed that Bradley Cooper will be the voice of Rocker Raccoon.

    THE GLADES---was canceled by A&E.

    THIEVES' FORTUNE---director Andrew Davis (THE FUGITIVE) is co-writing a movie script with George Gallo (MIDNIGHT RUN), "I'm currently putting together a modern version of Treasure Island set in post-Katrina Louisiana called THIEVES' FORTUNE. It's the treasure of Jean LaFitte and I think it could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining."

    POSTAL 2---Uwe Boll is seeking to raise $500,00 via Kickstarter for the sequel movie. Boll said, "POSTAL 2 will be a controversial comedy in which we take up current political issues. We take the biggest scandals of our democracy, like the happenings about Julien Assange and Edward Snowdon (sic) and show that there is no difference between our democracy and the prison camps in Russia or China."

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     Posted: 2013-09-04 12:14   

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---the movie remake starring Henry Cavill (MAN OF STEEL) and Armie Hammer (THE LONE RANGER) based on the 1960s NBC spy series is set during the Cold War of the 1960s involving CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. The official synopsis is about Solo and Kuryakin being "Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe."
    Also, Jared Harris (MAD MEN) has joined the cast.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Benedict Cumberbatch's representative denied rumors that he is starring in the latest Star Wars movie, "There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast in Star Wars. I think the rumours are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on Star Trek."

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---poster released for Season 3.

    TRUE BLOOD---HBO announced Season 7 will be the last season. HBO also renewed THE NEWSROOM for Season 3.

    ROCK THE KASBAH---Bill Murray stars in this Barry Levinson (THE NATURAL) movie about a loser music manager on a USO tour tour in Afghanistan. The penniless manager discovers a young girl with a beautiful singing voice who wants to compete in a popular Kabul tv talent show.

    DARK PLACES---Christina Hendricks (MAD MEN) will play Charlize Theron's murdered mother in the movie based on the novel.

    TESTAMENT---supernatural movie underway in which the science teacher and students in a remote Texas boarding school may hold the key to the disastrous global outbreaks of the Ten Plagues of the Old Testament.

    MEMPHIS---Elvis Presley biomovie underway with Kevin MacDonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) as the director.

    DANCING WITH THE STARS---new contestants include Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Amber Riley, Snooki, Bill Nye, Keyshawn Johnson and Jack Osbourne.

    THE FIFTH WAVE---Sony Pictures movie franchise underway based on the novels about a young girl seeking her missing brother after an alien invasion.

    ROOM---movie underway based on the novel about a mother who hides from her five-year-old son the secret that their existence in an 11' by 11' shed is because they are being held captive.

    NO WAY BACK---ABC pilot based on the novel about two women, one is an ex-cop who witnessed a murder and the other is a Mexican hostage, who are fleeing a conspiracy of drug lords, arms dealers and government officials.

    HORRIBLE BOSSES 2---the sequel is underway with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx expected to return. Sean Anders (THAT'S MY BOY) is the director.

    MAX STEEL---Mattel, Inc. confirmed a live-action movie based on the popular toy line is underway.

    LIFE AFTER BETH---zombie movie starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Paul Reiser and John C. Reilly with the plot based, "on a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead."

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     Posted: 2013-08-27 13:00   

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---"inside sources" say Bryan Cranston will play Lex Luthor in the sequel and that Warner Bros. will make the official announcement after BREAKING BAD concludes on September 29.

    JAMES BOND---Daniel Craig commented on the 24th Bond movie which will premiere on November 6, 2015, ďHopefully weíll reclaim some of the old irony, and make sure it doesnít become pastiche. I canít do shtick, Iím not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just canít do it very well, so I donít do it.Ē

    12 MONKEYS---Syfy pilot underway based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie that starred Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe and Christopher Plummer.

    THE X-FILES---creator Chris Carter said he's working on a third movie, "It's really up to 20th Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it. I think all of us are interested in putting the band back together. I have an idea for a third movie in my head. The colonization date has passed and that is something we wouldn't ignore. For the second movie, we only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology....Gillian [Anderson] worked with Simon Pegg on a movie and told me that he was a big fan. We actually thought about putting him in the second movie, but there was no part for him. I certainly would think about him if we were to go forward in any way."

    FURY---Scott Eastwood (TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D), son of Clint Eastwood, will co-star with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in this World War II movie about an M4 Sherman tank on a mission behind German lines in the final days of the war.

    BARELY LETHAL---Jessica Alba will co-star with Hailee Steinfield and Samuel L. Jackson in this movie about a teenage assassin who faked her death and has enrolled in a suburban high school while her beautiful ex-colleague seeks to kill her.

    THE WICKER MAN---the restored version of the 1973 cult movie that starred Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and Ingrid Pitt will premiere on September 27. Also, Robin Hardy, the original movie's director, is developing the third movie in the trilogy titled WRATH OF THE GODS.

    THE HUNGER GAMES---Stef Dawson will play Annie Cresta in MOCKINGJAY 1 and 2.

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT---creator Mitch Hurwitz said he's working on a movie based on his sitcom, "I'm working on the movie right now. I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright Ė it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie."

    SPAWN---Todd McFarlane said the remake movie could start filming in 2014 and added, ďThe thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation Iíve done is I write, produce, direct, but Iíve got to push a lot of my other endeavors off to the side so I can just get tunnel vision on it. And so everybody at my company is now going, ĎWe've got to find Todd the time to finish all this.íĒ...Itís not going to be a giant budget [film] with a lot of special effects. Itís going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one."

    DIANA---Dr. Hasnat Khan, Princess Diana's ex-boyfriend, said about the upcoming biomovie starring Naomi Watts, "I don't see this movie doing well at all. It is based on gossip and Diana's friends talking about a relationship that they didn't know much about, and some of my relatives who didn't know much about it either. It is all based on hypotheses and gossip." He denied the movie's producer got his "tacit acceptance", "It is a complete lie. I have never given any approval." Premiere is November 1.

    HULK---Eric Bana commented on his 2003 movie, "I'm proud of what it tried to do. I apologize to all those people who were so angry about it...I'm fascinated by the people who hated that movie and feel compelled to watch it again, which always blows my mind. But, yeah, it is what it is and I certainly don't regret doing it. I think I'm so lucky it didn't happen....One of the things I was most fearful of at the time is it being a huge success...If I had done three Hulks, it would have wiped out -- and it always takes a long time to do those movies -- so it would take six of my movies off the table."

    JAMES BROWN---untitled biomovie starring Chadwick Boseman (42).

    THE MOLE MAN OF BELMONT AVENUE---direct-to-dvd comedy horror movie starring Robert Englund in which two loser brothers inherit a New York apartment building and discover a monster which is feasting on the tenants.

    THE HUNTED---horror movie underway from Josh Stewart (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE COLLECTOR) in which two hunters seek to get their own tv series by hunting a monster buck in the West Virginia mountains only to become the hunted themselves when they are stalked by a supernatural force.

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     Posted: 2013-08-30 12:21   

    THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---James Spader was confirmed to co-star as Ultron.

    MAN OF STEEL--director Zack Snyder responded to fan criticism of the mass destruction in Metropolis caused by Gen. Zod, ďI wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling. In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we donít have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman is probably the closest we get. Itís a way of recounting the myth.Ē

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Justin Timberlake commented on if he would like to reunite with Ben Affleck, his co-star in RUNNER RUNNER, as Robin to Affleck's Batman, "Not a chance in hell. I ain't playin' Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now VILLAIN! Ill tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain."
    "The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I'm gonna play crazy, I'm wanna play proper crazy. I'm ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call."
    Timberlake is in negotiations to produce a remake of Taylor Hackford's 1980 movie THE IDOLMAKER.

    CHILD 44---Vincent Cassel has replaced Philip Seymour Hoffman in this movie based on the novel about a Soviet military cop investigating a serial killer who preys on children. Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman also star.

    THE RAID---US remake of the Indonesian cult movie is underway with a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber (RED, BATTLESHIP) that is described as "incredibly faithful to the original". Gareth Evans returns as director.

    VIKINGS---producer Barrie Osborne (LORD OF THE RINGS) is developing an untitled biomovie trilogy about Harald Hardrada, the last Viking king, that will be filmed in Norway. It's not known if this is the same biomovie about Hardrada that is being developed by Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio.

    LONGMIRE---A&E renewed the series for Season 3.

    WARCRAFT---the movie based on the video game "World of Warcraft" starts filming on January 13 in Vancouver with Duncan Jones (MOON) as director.

    FRANNY---Richard Gere stars in this movie about a hedonistic millionaire who befriends newlyweds to re-create the life he once had.

    LES MISERABLES---untitled Fox drama series from Rob Thomas (VERONICA MARS) which is a present day version of LES MISERABLES described as, "a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life ó all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die."

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     Posted: 2013-08-26 11:33   

    MACHETE KILLS---new photo released showing Sofia Vergara, Alexa Vega and Elle LaMont. Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas and Lady Gaga also star.

    THE MONUMENTS MEN---poster released for the World War II movie about art experts sent behind enemy lines to recover valuable artwork stolen by the Nazis. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman star.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---an online petition on protesting Ben Affleck's selection to play Batman in the sequel had 36,000 signatures. Another anti-Affleck petition was posted on the White House website which asked President Obama to "denounce the selection of Ben Affleck". The petition was later removed.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---photo of Michael Rooker (THE WALKING DEAD) as Yondu.

    THE STAND---Scott Cooper (CRAZY HEART) is in negotiations to replace Ben Affleck as director of the movie based on the Stephen King novel.

    THE TWILIGHT ZONE---Ari Eli Coleite (HEROES) is the latest writer hired to write the script for the movie based on the classic Rod Serling tv series.

    THE GRAPES OF WRATH---Tracy Letts (AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY) is in negotiations to write the script for the movie based on the John Steinbeck novel. Steven Spielberg is the producer and may also direct.

    DOCTOR WHO---showrunner Steven Moffat said about Peter Capaldi's new Doctor will be irascible, "older, trickier and fiercerÖ I think the fun story will be Ė and we have the opportunity here Ė is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different...People really love Jenna, so we make the Doctor quite difficult."

    50 SHADES OF GREY---a source denied reports Charlie Hunnam is the top candidate for the lead role and added Hunnam isn't even on the candidates list.

    PENNY DREADFUL---Timothy Dalton (THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS) has joined the cast of the Showtime horror series as a famous African explorer. Josh Hartnett and Eva Green also star.

    REALITY BITES---NBC sitcom underway based on the 1994 Ben Stiller movie that starred Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. The series is about a recent college graduate/aspiring filmmaker and her Generation X friends in 1990s Houston.

    A HAUNTED HOUSE 2---sequel underway starring Marlon Wayans and Jaime Pressly.

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     Posted: 2013-09-06 13:22   

    STARGATE---writer/director Roland Emmerich is developing a reboot trilogy to his 1994 movie which starred Kurt Russell and James Spader, "We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot... and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we'll have to look for a writer and start." The original movie was planned to be the first of a trilogy but the two sequels can't be made now because "the actors look totally different."
    Emmerich also said Will Smith may return for the INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 sequel, "I sometimes say no, Will Smith will not be in it because he didn't want to do it at first. Now we have a meeting planned, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen."

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---reportedly, Ksenia Solo (BLACK SWAN ) is a candidate to play the daughter of Princess Leia and Han Solo. Also, Liam McIntyre (SPARTACUS) has auditioned for the role of a Jedi Knight.

    THE COWBOYS---remake underway of the 1972 Western movie that starred John Wayne and Bruce Dern. Tommy Lee Jones is the writer/director.

    BREAKING BAD---the series will be included in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 for "Highest-Rated TV Series" (current) after it scored a 99 out of 100 metacritic score on

    MACHETE KILLS---new photos of Mel Gibson and Amber Heard.

    THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU---the sixth movie based on the HG Wells novel is underway at Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. The last version was John Frankenheimer's 1996 movie which starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.

    ROBOCOP---new photo from the remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven movie that starred Peter Weller. The remake stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.

    MAD MAX: FURY ROAD---first official photo from the reboot movie starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Three weeks of re-shoots are scheduled in Sydney.

    THE FALL GUY---Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations to star in the movie remake of the ABC tv series about Hollywood stuntmen who moonlight as bounty hunters. The tv series starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. McG is in talks to direct the movie.

    TERMINATOR 5---Alan Taylor (GAME OF THRONES, THOR: THE DARK WORLD) is in talks to direct the reboot movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    ALONE---Damien Lewis (HOMELAND, BAND OF BROTHERS) will star in this sci fi movie about a lone astronaut on a space station who must save Earth.

    GONE GIRL---Kim Dickens (DEADWOOD, TREME) and Tyler Perry (MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION) have joined the cast of the David Fincher movie based on the novel. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star.

    DARK PLACES---Drea de Matteo (THE SOPRANOS, SONS OF ANARCHY) has joined the cast of the movie based on the novel. Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz and Christina Hendricks also star.

    SHIVERS---remake of the 1975 David Cronenberg horror movie is underway, "a genetically-engineered strain of parasites that turn people into violent, compulsive sex-addicts is released into a self-contained luxury apartment complex. The resident doctor attempts to find a cure before the infected, nymphomaniac inhabitants spread their legs Ė and the parasites.The new Shivers will be updated for todayís social and sexual realities. In a post-HIV world, where people interact through screens rather than skin, the parasite breaks down those digital barriers."

    DOMINION---Syfy pilot sequel to the 2010 movie LEGION which starred Paul Bettany and Adrianne Palicki in which God sent angels to destroy mankind. The pilot is set 25 years after the war with a soldier discovering he is mankind's savior. Chris Egan (KINGS) stars.

    THE SECRET SERVICE---Sophie Cookson (MOONFLEET) beat out Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote for the lead female role in the British spy movie starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.

    NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA---movie underway about Vikings trapped in enemy territory in Scotland and must escape to a Viking settlement while King Alba's mercenaries are in pursuit. Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD) and Tom Hopper (MERLIN) star.

    MARVEL STUDIOS---a female superhero movie may be in the future according to director/producer Louise D'Esposito, "There's obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superheroÖ [W]e have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there's an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?"

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     Posted: 2013-09-09 12:40   

    WORLD WAR Z 2---Brad Pitt commented on the sequel, "We're certainly talking about it, yeah. We have so many ideas on the table from just the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how zombie worlds work. We have so many ideas and so much information, we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from. We're going to do our best and see what we get out of it."

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Josh Brolin confirmed he was a candidate to play Batman, and he talked with director Zack Snyder, "We did. I didn't have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea. It just didn't turn out." He commented on the adverse reaction rom fans on Ben Affleck getting the role, "I've never seen such a global reaction in my life, I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal. It's like, 'F*ck this guy, I wish he was dead.' And you're like, 'What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He's doing the same thing you are. He's trying to make the best choices he can... I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words."

    IRON MAN 3---Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D'Esposito said about Mandarin in the movie, "We thought there would be a little bit of a backlash, but the twist was so wonderful and Ben Kingsley is such a great actor that we thought that would overcome. And I think the box office said that we were right in making that decision. We don't want to piss-off our fans, but it's impossible to please everyone. We thought it was a great twist, we thought it was great story-telling, and that's why we did it."

    DOROTHY MUST DIE---Tim Kring (HEROES) is in negotiations with The CW to develop a tv series based on the upcoming novel which is a revisionist sequel to THE WIZARD OF OZ. The series/novel is set 80 years after the original movie with an eternally-young Dorothy who is still in Oz. She is now the ruthless dictator of Oz and is aided by the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. A young woman from Kansas arrives in Oz and leads a rebellion to overthrow the evil Dorothy and her cohorts.

    THE FORGER---Christopher Plummer will co-star with John Travolta in this movie about an imprisoned forger who teams up with his father for one last job for the mob so he can buy his way out of prison to see his sick son.

    THE PRINCE---Bruce Willis stars in this movie as a retired mob enforcer who returns to Las Vegas to confront past enemies after his teenage daughter disappears.

    YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD---Emma Watson will star in this movie based on the book about a bipolar woman and the psychiatrist who saved her life.

    DEFIANCE---William Atherton (DIE HARD) joins the cast as the ruthless new mayor of Defiance. Anna Hopkins (STEPHEN KING'S DEAD ZONE) will play an Earth Republic soldier/documentary film maker.

    THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW---Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin will play Fox's parents in the new NBC sitcom.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Danny Huston (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) joins the cast as the boyfriend for Jessica Lange's character.

    HOUSE OF VERSACE---Lifetime tv movie about the House of Versace fashion design house and the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace in Miami. Gina Gershon stars as Donatella Versace. Premiere is October 5.

    BAD VIBES---werewolf movie set in the 1960s psychedelic music scene. John Landis and Elijah Wood are co-producers.

    HANNIBAL---Cynthia Nixon joins the cast as an FBI investigator.

    22 JUMP STREET---the sequel will have Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill going undercover in a college. Amber Stevens (GREEK) will play Hill's love interest.

    SOMNIA---Katee Sackhoff stars in this horror movie about an orphaned boy whose dreams become reality as he sleeps.

    THE GREEN INFERNO---sequel underway to the Eli Roth cannibal horror movie titled BEYOND THE GREEN INFERNO. The original movie involves student activists from New York who try to save a dying tribe in the Amazon jungle, but they are captured by the tribe when their plane crashes.

    QUEEN OF THE DESERT---Nicole Kidman is in talks to replace Naomi Watts in this Werner Herzog biomovie about Gertrude Bell, the British archaeologist, politician and writer who helped shape the Middle East at the turn of the century.

    SUPER BOWL XLVIII---Bruno Mars will perform during the halftime show.

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     Posted: 2013-09-10 12:49   

    TERMINATOR 5---a British tabloid claims Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn are returning with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the fifth movie in the series and that Schwarzenegger's salary is $20 million.

    LEFT BEHIND---Lea Thompson (BACK TO THE FUTURE) will co-star with Nicolas Cage in the remake of the Kirk Cameron rapture movie.

    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME---the Lotus Esprit submarine sports car driven by Roger Moore in the James Bond movie sold for $864.600 at a London auction. The selling price was well below the expected selling price. The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in GOLDFINGER sold for $4.1 million in 2010.

    GAME OF THRONES---Mark Gattis (SHERLOCK) will play Tycho Nestoris.

    DOCTOR WHO---the 50th Anniversary Special's title is "The Day of the Doctor" and is 75-minutes long.

    THE STATION---Austrian horror movie set in the Alps where scientists at a remote weather station discover a mysterious red fluid in a glacier is turning the local wildlife into ravenous monsters.

    ARROW---the three candidates to play The Flash are Matt Barr (HATFIELDS & McCOYS), Grant Gustin (GLEE) and James Mackay (THE STRAITS).

    LONDON FIELDS---movie underway about a clairvoyant beauty in the London underworld who sets in motion her vision of her own murder. Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton star.

    KING OF COCAINE--biomovie underway about Medellin drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar starring John Leguizamo.

    QUEEN & COUNTRY---Ellen Page is in negotiation to star in this movie based on the comic book about a female British spy out to stop an international terrorist conspiracy.

    BENEATH---movie underway about a lawyer and miners who are trapped after a mine collapses and begin to turn on each other. Jeff Fahey (LOST) stars.

    THE RETURNED---the Sundance Channel will air the eight-part French zombie miniseries beginning on Halloween, October 31. The series is set in a mountain town where a group of people return to their normal lives only to discover they've been dead for years and which coincides with a series of gruesome murders.

    CRUSHED---HBO sitcom pilot about a black family that stumbles into success in the Napa wine business.

    FRAYED---Fox/US remake of the Danish miniseries BELLICHER about a corporate consultant who flees after he gets involved in a conspiracy and only an ex-NSA agent can help him.

    CIA--untitled NBC pilot starring Katherine Heigl as a CIA analyst who is assigned to debrief the President on important issues.

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     Posted: 2013-09-11 12:39   

    GODZILLA---a photo of the reboot Godzilla's face was revealed when a fan took a photo of the movie poster at the Licensing Expo at the Grand Hyatt in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The movie stars Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston. Premiere is May 16, 2014.

    JURASSIC PARK 4---Universal Studios announced the sequel's official title is JURASSIC WORLD and premiers on June 12, 2015.

    CHAOS WALKING---Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP) is in negotiations to direct this movie based on the novel THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, the first in the CHAOS WALKING trilogy which is expected to be a film franchise. The script is by Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH). The movie is set "in a dystopian world where women don't exist and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise."

    DOCTOR WHO---BBC America poster released for the 50th Anniversary Special "The Day of the Doctor" which airs on November 23, 2013.

    ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER---Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D'Esposito said the fan reaction to the Peggy Carter short film starring Hayley Atwell included on the IRON MAN 3 Blu-ray has been very good so more Carter short films are planned, "What we've discussed is that there are going to be more Peggy Carter stories that we need to tell. She is wildly popular. Hayley loves it, and we love it. What we'll do and how we'll do it has not been determined yet, but those discussions have started. It's in our consciousness that we need to tell another Peggy Carter story, somehow..."

    THE KILLING---AMC cancelled the series again due to poor ratings. USA Network renewed GRACELAND for Season 2.

    GI JOE 3---the sequel script will be written by Evan Daugherty (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN).

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM---the third movie will starting filming in February in Vancouver and London with Ben Stiller and director Shawn Levy returning.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---synopsis for Episode 1 "Bitchcraft":
    "A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichauxís Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Covenís deadly enemies, the Voodoo".

    AMERICAN PSYCHO---FX series underway which will be sequel to the 2000 movie which starred Christian Bale, "iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50ís but as outrageous and lethal as ever, takes on a protťgť in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal ó a next generation American Psycho.Ē

    MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES---the sequel starring Sigourney Weaver has been delayed indefinitely.

    FORECLOSURE---horror movie starring Michael Imperioli (THE SOPRANOS) in which a man, his son and father-in-law visit the home of a deceased relative in Queens, New York and discover a photo in the basement which leads to horrifying events.

    DEAD BOSS---Fox pilot remake of the British sitcom about a woman who must cope with her fellow prison inmates after she is falsely convicted of killing her boss.

    THE SEED---The CW will air the Canadian sitcom about a bartender/sperm donor who is involved with a lesbian couple, a single mother-to-be and an upper class family with a teenage daughter he is attracted to.

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     Posted: 2013-09-12 12:56   

    BREAKING BAD---the spin-off series BETTER CALL SAUL featuring lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is underway at AMC and Sony Pictures Television. The spin-off is a prequel about Goodman before he met Walter White. Odenkirk is expected to return for the spin-off.

    FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM---Warner Bros. film series underway based on the JK Rowling book. The first movie will be an original story written by Rowling.

    GRUDGE MATCH---photo released from the movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as two retired rival boxers who agree to one last fight. Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal also star. Premiere is Christmas, December 25.

    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES---the sequel plot involves a woman accused of being a witch, the Bermuda Triangle mythology and the ghost of an ex-British military man who teams up with Barbossa for a revenge mission.

    MAN ON FIRE---tv series sequel to the 2004 Denzel Washington movie is underway. The series is set 18 years after the movie with Creasy and Pita reuniting to get revenge on the Mexican crime syndicate that kidnapped Pita.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Kim Raver is in negotiations to return for the Fox miniseries. When her character, Audrey Raines, was last seen, she was in a vegetative state after being tortured by the Chinese. Executive producer Howard Gordon said, "Audrey is so not dead. Sheís not even in a coma. In my opinion, she is at the very worst in a psychiatric facility, but she may also be married to a contractor in Virginia who has a child."

    FRANKENSTEIN---Jessica Brown Findlay (DOWNTON ABBEY) will co-star with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in this latest movie based on the Mary Shelley novel.

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA---Kristen Stewart was paid $500,000 to spend 15 minutes talking to an anonymous Middle Eastern prince according to Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein who brokered the deal, "And Kristen sits with the guy for 15 minutes." The deal called for the $500,000 to be donated to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund.

    BIG BROTHER---Julie Chen said she had eye surgery to make her appear less Chinese in order to advance her career, "This one big-time agent basically told me the same thing. He had the biggest names in the business...He said, 'I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look better...And after I had it done, the ball did roll for me, and I wondered, did I give into the man?"

    THE GAMBLER---remake underway of the 1974 James Caan movie about a college professor who is in debt to the mob and goes to Las Vegas to gamble his way out of financial trouble. Mark Wahlberg is considering the starring role and Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) is in talks to direct.

    THE WIND RISES---animated movie based on the manga about Jiro Horikoshi who designed the famed Japanese Zero fighter of World War II. Limited US release begins in February, 2014.

    LOVE AND GLORY---Warner Bros. biomovie underway about Lord Horatio Nelson during the Napoleonic Wars and the Battle of Trafalgar. The movie is based on the book of the same title.

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     Posted: 2013-09-13 12:51   

    STAR WARS---Disney CFO Jay Rasulo said the standalone spin-off movies will be "origin films" on different Star Wars characters, and they will alternate annually with the upcoming trilogy movies. The origin films are rumored to be about a young Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---after Black Widow and Captain America were photographed kissing during filming, Scarlett Johansson confirmed Black Widow and Captain America will have "something of an intimate friendship" in the sequel.

    THOR: THE DARK WORLD---new sequel poster of Loki.

    ROBOCOP---poster released for the remake movie starring Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson.

    MAGNUM, PI---Matthew McConaughey said he rejected a $15 million offer in 2008 to star in a movie based on the Tom Selleck tv series to concentrate on more smaller, critically relevant movies.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said that Ben Affleck's Batman will be, "...tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile."

    THE HUNGER GAMES---Julianne Moore will play President Alma Coin in MOCKINGJAY PART 1 and 2.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN---Jamie Foxx commented on rumors of returning as Electro to be part of The Sinister Six in a future Spider-Man movie, "Yes, they actually talked about it, the Sinister Six. So, fingers crossed, because when you think about it, electricity never dies, it just goes to a different place."

    WONDER WOMAN---Max Landis (CHRONICLE) commented on his next superhero movie, "Either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets STAND BY ME using the goth/punk [scene] and Kyle Rayner, or Wonder Woman using a pitch that I intend to make to WB [Warner Bros.]."

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---Luca Calvani (AS THE WORLD TURNS, THE INTERNATIONAL) will play the main villain in the movie based on the NBC spy series.

    JOHN WICK---movie underway about an ex-hitman who pursues the man who stole his car and killed his dead wife's dog. He discovers the car thief is the son of a New York mob leader who puts out a contract on the ex-hitman to save his son. Keanu Reeves and Willem Dafoe star.

    WITCHES OF EAST END---Lifetime series based on the novel stars Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Premiere is October 6.

    PADDINGTON---movie underway based on the children's books starring Hugh Bonneville, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

    BILL AND TED 3---Keanu Reeves commented on a possible second sequel, "The writers are trying" to get it approved. He added, "I would do [it]. I think it would be insane. It would be insaneÖThere is a story to tell."

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     Posted: 2013-09-16 12:24   

    THE WALKING DEAD---AMC and Robert Kirkman are developing a companion series to the hit zombie series. Kirkman said, "After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of THE WALKING DEAD universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing." AMC President Charlie Collier said, "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale [co-producer Gale Anne Hurd] and Dave [co-producer Dave Alpert] again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. Itís a big world and we canít wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.Ē

    GONE GIRL---Emily Ratajkowski is in negotiations to play the mistress in the David Fincher movie based on the novel. Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Kim Dickens also star.

    PENNY DREADFUL---Billie Piper (DOCTOR WHO) has joined the cast of the Showtime horror series from Sam Mendes (SKYFALL). Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton also star.

    THE MUMMY---Andres Muschietti (MAMA) is in talks to replace departed Len Wiseman to direct the franchise reboot movie.

    ARROW---Grant Gustin will play The Flash which may become a spin-off series.

    BEVERLY HILLS COP 4---Jerry Bruckheimer is in talks to produce the sequel starring Eddie Murphy. Bruckheimer was co-producer of the original movie.

    THE MIDDLE MAN---Fox pilot underway about an FBI agent and a mob informant who bend the rules to bring down the mob in 1960s Boston. Ben Affleck will direct the pilot which was written by Glenn Gordon Caron (MOONLIGHTING).

    ENTOURAGE---a source said the movie based on the HBO series has been delayed due to cast hold-outs, "They wanted to start filming early this summer, but the cast has been on hold. Jeremy (Piven) finally signed his contract two weeks ago. His deal closed August 29th. But there are other members of the cast, including Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara, who are still holding out."

    GOOSEBUMPS---Jack Black is in talks to star in the movie based on the children's book series.

    ANOMALY---movie rights were sold to the interactive comic book.

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     Posted: 2013-09-18 12:37   

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Kelsey Grammer joins the sequel cast as Bonaparte, an ex-mercenary. The role was originally offered to Nicolas Cage.

    MAD MEN---Oscar-winner Robert Towne (CHINATOWN) joins the writing staff for the last season which will be split into two seven-episode parts. Part 1 will air in Spring, 2014 and Part 2 will air in Spring, 2015.

    BITTEN---Syfy will air the Canadian series, which stars Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE) as the world's only female werewolf, in 2014.

    WER---poster released for the horror movie in which an attorney is defending her client in the gruesome murder of a family and discovers he is a werewolf. AJ Cook (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Vik Sahay (CHUCK) star.

    WORLD WAR Z---director Marc Forster said about the original ending, "So itís in Russia, at night, in a snowstorm with thousands of zombies and big battles; kind of the scope of the Israel sequence. Some of that footage is still in the film, you see it during the montage when Gerry journeys back to his family on that small boat, we see a few glimpses from that battle."

    THE KIDNAPPING OF FREDDY HEINEKEN---Anthony Hopkins stars in this movie about the 1983 kidnapping of the Dutch beer magnate and the record ransom paid for his release.

    AVATAR 2---20th Century Fox denied reports Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in the sequel.

    GIRLFRIEND'S DAY---Bob Odenkirk (BREAKING BAD) is the star/writer of this comedy movie co-starring Amber Tamblyn in which a washed-up greeting card writer joins a competition to create a greeting card for Girlfriend's Day and gets involved in a murder.

    GET HARD---comedy movie starring Will Ferrell as an innocent investment banker who is sentenced to prison. He hires a car washer/ex-prison inmate to prepare him for prison life. Etan Cohen (MEN IN BLACK 3, TROPIC THUNDER) is the director.

    DANTE'S INFERNO---Fede Alvarez (EVIL DEAD) will direct the movie based on the video game.

    INCARNATE---Aaron Eckhart (THE DARK KNIGHT) stars in this movie which is the first in a franchise about an exorcist who encounters an evil from his past while exorcising a young boy.

    THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7---director Paul Greengrass (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) has left the Aaron Sorkin movie due to a budget dispute.

    THE FINAL GIRLS---new ABC Family horror series being developed starring Jamie Lee Curtis. The plot is described as, "the drama revolves around a group of girls who have, in essence, survived their own personal horror stories, and are brought together by a mysterious older woman (Curtis) to channel the stress and scars of their experience for some greater good."

    CRITICAL HOUR---movie underway about an hitman/informant and two paramedics who are being pursued by a cartel. Dean Devlin (INDEPENDENCE DAY) is the director.

    NO GOOD DEED---movie underway in which two valets who moonlight as burglars break into a house and discover a woman who is being held captive.

    NINJAGO---movie underway based on the Lego toys.

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     Posted: 2013-09-19 12:48   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---the reliable source that first reported Benedict Cumberbatch was starring in EPISODE VII commented on Cumberbatch's denial, "DONíT BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NOT BEING IN STAR WARS. HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three Star Wars films! Itís all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be will in the upcoming Star Wars movies. I donít care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX."
    The source also said Saoirse Ronan and another undisclosed actress read for a role which is apparently a female villain.

    FURY---photo released showing Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, Shia laBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena as the crew of an M4 Sherman tank behind German lines in the last days of the war in Europe.

    AGENT CARTER---ABC tv series underway about Agent Peggy Carter. During the showing of the short film AGENT CARTER starring Hayley Atwell, Marvel Studios executive producer Victoria Alonso called out, "Will you do the series, Hayley?" Atwell smiled and replied, Well, if the scripts are good."

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON---Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (HUMAN TARGET) will write the script for the Michael Bay movie based on the video game.

    JD SALINGER---biomovie underway on the author set during World War II through 1951 and explores how war and other events in Salinger's life influenced the writing of CATCHER IN THE RYE. The script is by Shane Salerno (AVATAR 2, ARMAGEDDON) who directed the documentary SALINGER. Salerno wants Daniel Day-Lewis to play Salinger, "I thought Daniel Day-Lewis not only perfectly encapsulated Salinger, but when Daniel Day-Lewis is made up for events he can look strikingly like Salinger at certain angles."

    MONTY CLIFT---biomovie about bisexual Montgomery Clift's relationship with Elizabeth Taylor after they filmed A PLACE IN THE SUN in 1951. Matt Bomer stars.

    TRUMBO---biomovie starring Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) as the Oscar-winning writer Dalton Trumbo (SPARTACUS, EXODUS, THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO) who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Lauren Cohan will be featured in MAXIM's October issue.

    THOR: THE DARK WORLD---director Alan Taylor said Joss Whedon was flown to London to rewrite three scenes, "Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times. We had a major scene that was not working on the page at all in London, and he basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something. He came down, rewrote the scene. Before he got back to his plane I sort of grabbed him and said, 'And this scene and this scene?' And he rewrote two other scenes that I thought had problems. Then finally we let go of him, he took off again, and we shot the scenes."

    THE HUNGER GAMES---Patina Miller (ALL MY CHILDREN) will plat Commander Paylor in MOCKINGJAY PART 1 and 2.

    UNBROKEN---Garrett Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY) will play the leader of a POW camp in this Angelina Jolie biomovie about Olympic star/POW Lou Zamperini.

    BIG BROTHER---the Dayton, Ohio tv station which employed Julie Chen and suggested she have plastic surgery to eliminate her "Asian eyes" has apologized, "We are sorry to hear about what happened to CBS' Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV. The station was under different management and ownership [Hearst Corp.] during that time. At WDTN and WBDT, we donít tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind."

    DEMONOLOGIST---movie underway based on the novel about a PARADISE LOST scholar who travels to Italy and must save his daughter from a demonic spirit.

    GRAVELAND---movie underway based on the novel about a female journalist who investigates the murders of a Wall Street investment banker and a major hedge fund manager.

    ESMERALDA---ABC miniseries underway which is a re-imagining of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

    LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN---movie underway about an aspiring musician who becomes a nanny for a lonely young boy whose parents are always absent. Leighton Meester, Debra Messing and Billie Joe Armstrong star.

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     Posted: 2013-09-17 12:36   

    AVATAR 2---Arnold Schwarzenegger will reportedly reunite with James Cameron and play the "bad guy human general" in the sequel. It's not known if that includes all of the sequels. 20th Century Fox has not confirmed the report.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Ben Affleck commented on fan protests about him playing Batman, 'I'm a big boy. I can handle an Emmy snub, I can handle anything. They said, just don't use the internet for a couple of days. I said, 'I handle sh*t, you know what I mean. I'm very tough. So I saw the announcement, I look at the first comment and itís like, ĎBen Affleck is going to be Batmaní and the first person goes, 'Noooooo!'"

    DOC SAVAGE---director/writer Shane Black (IRON MAN 3) commented on who might star in the Sony Pictures movie, "Here's the problem: They kind of gotta be tall. He's the perfect physical specimen and when people look at him, they're overawed by the sort of symmetry and perfection that he exudes. I don't know that you could use like James McAvoy as Doc Savage. You couldn't do it. He's a fine actor, but we need someone big. Back in the day Schwarzenegger was talked about to play Doc Savage. I don't know who we'd get." When he was asked about Chris Hemsworth, Black said, "That's not a bad idea. What's he doing?"

    THE DARK TOWER---Ron Howard commented on the canceled movie/tv project based on the Stephen King novels, "THE DARK TOWER is something that weíre still working on. Weíve all taken a vow of silence about the progress, the headway, what we think our timetable is, because I donít think I realized how much media interest there was in the title and how much excitement there got delayed, itís never gone away. Weíre working on it, and Stephen is very patient with us...Iím continuing to work, but THE DARK TOWER dreams Ė fever dreams, rather Ė are still there, but weíre not going to give it a timetable."

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Gwyneth Paltrow was asked if she is in the sequel, "I don't think so, nobody has asked me- What is it called? Age of Ultron,' okay. Well, no, I don't think so. I haven't heard phone has not rung for 'Avengers 2.'"

    THE LEFTOVERS---HBO ordered 10 episodes of the Damon Lindelof series based on the book about the Rapture. Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler star.

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!---NBC released a poster of the three-hour live telecast which will air on December 5. Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer and Audra McDonald star.

    THE HUNGER GAMES---Lily Rabe (AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM) will play Commander Lyme in MOCKINGJAY PART 1 and 2.

    TOMORROWLAND---country star Tim McGraw (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, THE BLIND SIDE) will co-star in the Brad Bird sci fi movie that also stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie.

    INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3---the sequel is underway.

    SEE NO EVIL 2---the sequel stars Katherine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4) and Michael Ecklund (THE CALL). The plot is: "sees Kane returning, revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one."

    WOODROW WILSON---biomovie underway based on the biography WILSON. Leonardo DiCaprio is the star/producer.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Christian Serrato (TWILIGHT) has joined the cast to play Rosita Espinosa.

    UNTHINKABLE---Fox pilot from Howard Gordon (HOMELAND, 24) based on the comic book in which an FBI agent and a washed-up screenwriter team up to stop an attack on the US which is based on a plan the screenwriter and others created at a government-sponsored think tank years before.

    MORTAL KOMBAT---director Kevin Tancharoen said the reboot movie is not connected to the MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY web series and commented on its status, "Weíre still pushing through on that. The script is in a good place. Weíre just kind of figuring out the budget and locations and that whole process is where weíre at."

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     Posted: 2013-09-23 11:57   

    DEXTER---a spin-off series is being considered according to Showtime President David Nevins, "Arguably, Dexter is to Showtime what Spider-Man is to Sony or Batman is to Warner Bros., so I think it's going to be important for us to keep it alive. We spend a lot of time talking about how we keep the show alive, so it may be a more complicated original idea than just a spinoffÖ I hope that whatever we do will feel both original and in keeping with what people expect out of Dexter."
    MAD MEN creator Matthew Weiner said there won't be a spin-off of his series, "Thereís no chance. No judgment against anybody else ó but this is it. This is the story. When itís done, itís done."

    BEN-HUR---Timur Bekmanbetov (WANTED) has been confirmed as the director of MGM's remake of the 1959 Oscar-winning movie that starred Charlton Heston.

    CREATURE AT BAY---Syfy pilot underway by Bryan Singer (X-MEN) in which the military battles a giant monster off the California coast.

    MARATHONS---AMC will air a BREAKING BAD marathon beginning on September 25 and concluding on September 29. Also, a SOUTH PARK marathon of all 16 seasons will begin on September 21 at

    WARCRAFT---Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are in negotiations to star in the movie based on the video game.

    UNDER FIRE---HBO bought the tv movie rights to the book UNDER FIRE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ATTACK IN BENGHAZI about the terrorist attack which killed four including Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two SEALs.

    GRAND PIANO---Elijah Wood and John Cusack star in this movie about a piano prodigy who returns for a Chicago concert after years of absence caused by stage fright. As he is about to start, he sees a message written on his sheet music, "Play one wrong note and you die."

    COPPER---the producers are considering making a movie based on the storyline from the canceled Season 3.

    TERM LIFE---Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld star in this comedy movie based on the graphic novel about a loser who is pursued by hitmen, mobsters, and crooked cops who want to kill him so he takes out a $1 million life insurance policy payable to his estranged daughter. Then he discovers the policy takes effect in 21 days, so he must find a way to stay alive until then.

    TROLL HUNTER---Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, DOG SOLDIERS) will direct the US remake of the 2010 movie.

    PURGATORY---vampire movie underway set in 1892 in which a has-been sheriff and a British vampire hunter team up to save a small New Mexico town from a vampire clan. Victor Salva (JEEPERS CREEPERS) is the director.

    KING AND MARSHALL---TNT canceled the series.

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     Posted: 2013-09-20 12:47   

    THE MAN FROM UNCLE---first photo of Henry Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo from the movie based on the 1960s NBC spy series. Armie Hammer, Jared Harris and Hugh Grant also star.

    CARSON THE MAGNIFICENT---NBC miniseries underway based on the upcoming biography of Johnny Carson. The biography "covers Carson's three decade career on THE TONIGHT SHOW, his childhood in Nebraska, and his often secluded off-camera life and friendships."

    THOR: THE DARK WORLD---poster released of Jamie Alexander as Lady Sif.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---director JJ Abrams commented on the movie, "I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.Ē Also, David Oyelowo (THE BUTLER) auditioned for an undisclosed role, and Michael B. Jordan (CHRONICLE) met with Abrams to read for an undisclosed role.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---official synopsis of Episode 2

    "The Asset" Ė When the brilliant scientist, Dr. Franklin Hall, is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way inĖpushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down."

    JUSTIFIED---Season 5 will have Raylan taking on another backwoods crime family led by a man named Dale. Also, Jere Burns was promoted to a full cast member.

    BONES---David Boreanaz released a photo about Seeley and Temperance getting married which shows Emily Deschanel in a wedding gown posing behind the wedding cake.

    ARROW---photo released of Summer Glau in a recurring role as Isabel Rochev.

    COPPER---BBC America cancelled the series due to low ratings.

    GHOST PROJEKT---NBC series underway based on the graphic novel in which a UN weapons inspector and a Russian agent team up to pursue thieves who stole supernatural artifacts from a Russian weapons lab.

    MURDER IN THE FIRST---TNT ordered 10 episodes of the Steven Bocho cop series which features one murder case per season. Season 1 deals with the murder of a drug addict who is connected to a Silicon Valley mogul.

    KING TUT---Spike TV six-part miniseries underway about King Tutankhamun who ruled Egypt in the 14th century BC.

    THE AWESOMES---Hulu renewed the series for Season 2.

    THE LAST VAMPIRE---movie rights to the book series have been bought.

    THE COBBLER---Adam Sandler is in negotiations to star in this movie about a cobbler who "has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs."

    THE DINNER---movie underway based on the Herman Koch novel with Cate Blanchett as director.

    FLAWED DOGS---DreamWorks Animation movie underway based on THE SHOCKING RAID OF WESTMINSTER, the first book in the series.

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     Posted: 2013-11-19 12:38   

    THE WALKING DEAD---question-and-answer session with creator Frank Darabont commenting on his firing by AMC:

    Q: Have you kept up with the show since your departure? Fans of Kirkman's comic haven't particularly enjoyed its direction since you left.
    A: Have not? Well I wouldn't know. Because, for the same reason that if the woman that I loved left me for the Pilates instructor and they sent me an invitation to their wedding, for the same reason I wouldn't go to the wedding, I haven't seen an episode of THE WALKING DEAD since then.

    Q: Did you just need to wash your hands of it?
    A: Look, I really haven't spoken of this yet Ė I will, I'll get there Ė but I had to take some time off after that to really reassess everything, to really get over the emotional devastation of having some truly malevolent people tear asunder a brilliant family that had gathered to create this hit for them. It was a very, very deep and loving family, the cast and the crew, and to have that torn apart was Ė when somebody throws a hand-grenade into that situation, it's tremendously emotionally trying. So would I want to watch another episode of THE WALKING DEAD after that? Are you f**king kidding me? No, you put that traumatic disappointment behind you and move on with your life.

    Q: We interviewed the original cast while reporting our recent cover story, and a number of them Ė-specifically Lauren Cohan Ė spoke quite fondly of you.
    A: Listen, they're the best group of people in the world, that cast. But my God, how do I put this Ė sometimes the emotionally difficult things are tricky to say, words can fall short Ė but I managed to put another family together on MOB CITY that is very meaningful to me. The people I get to work always make the journey worth it."

    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE REST OF THE STORY---sequel underway to the classic 1946 Jimmy Stewart/Frank Capra movie. The sequel has the unlikeable grandson of George Bailey being shown by an angel how better the world would be if he had not been born. The angel will be played by Karolyn Grimes who played Zuzu Bailey in the original movie. Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy Bailey) and Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey) are in talks for other roles. Premiere is the holiday season, 2015.

    GRACEPOINT---Fox miniseries remake underway of the British series BROADCHURCH in which a female detective and a male detective, who got the promotion she wanted, team up to investigate the mysterious death of a young boy whose body is found on the beach. David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO) returns for the remake with Anna Gunn (BREAKING BAD) and Jacki Weaver (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) co-starring.

    LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX---poster released for the Lifetime tv movie about the trial of the infamous Lizzie Borden who was accused of murdering her parents with an ax. Christina Ricci and Billy Campbell star. Premiere is January 25, 2014.

    BURYING THE EX---horror movie underway about a possessive, jealous woman who returns from the dead to reclaim her boyfriend from his new girlfriend. Ashley Greene (THE TWILIGHT SAGA), Anton Yelchin (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) and Alexandra Daddario (TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D) star. Joe Dante (GREMLINS) is the director.

    DESPERADOES---FX six-part miniseries underway based on the novel about the Dalton Gang.

    MONTY PYTHON---the five surviving members, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle, will have a reunion stage show.

    VITALS---horror movie underway about a man and his wife who are being held in an abandoned motel where they are the victims of an organ-harvesting ring. Charlene Amoia (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), Tim Russ (STAR TREK: VOYAGER) and Claudia Wells (BACK TO THE FUTURE) star.

    CONTRACTED---horror movie underway in which a lesbian is despondent after breaking up with her girlfriend and winds up having sex with a guy. She gets a sexually-transmitted disease from her one night stand which is turning her into a zombie.

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     Posted: 2013-09-24 12:18   

    DEXTER---the series finale drew 2.8 million viewers which is both a series record and a Showtime record.
    Also, former showrunner Clyde Phillips gave his version of what the finale episode would have been,

    "In the very last scene of the series,Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, 'Oh, it was a dream.' And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realize, 'No, it's not a dream.' Dexter's opening his eyes and he's on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They're just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery.
    And in the gallery are all the people that Dexter killedóincluding the Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible killing, Doakes who he's arguably responsible for, Rita, who he's arguably responsible for, Lila. All the big deaths, and also whoever the weekly episodic kills were. They are all there.
    That's what I envisioned for the ending of Dexter. That everything we've seen over the past eight seasons has happened in the several seconds from the time they start Dexter's execution to the time they finish the execution and he dies. Literally, his life flashed before his eyes as he was about to die. I think it would have been a great, epic, very satisfying conclusion."

    NCIS: NEW ORLEANS---producers Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon are developing a new spin-off set in New Orleans. It will be introduced in a two-episode backplot for NCIS to air in the Spring. An earlier spin-off, NCIS LA: RED, was not picked up by CBS.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---official casting call suggests EPISODE VII will include a Wookie:

    ""Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too 'thick set' especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus".

    Also, for the STAR WARS: REBELS animated tv series, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, Steven Jay Blum and David Oyeowo are in talks to provide voices for the Rebels.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE---David S. Goyer (MAN OF STEEL, THE DARK KNIGHT) replied when asked if he's writing the script for JUSTICE LEAGUE, "I might be, can't say."

    CINDERELLA---first photo released from the Walt Disney/Kenneth Branagh movie starring Lili Taylor (DOWNTON ABBEY), Cate Blanchett (THE AVIATOR), Richard Madden (GAME OF THRONES) and Helena Bonham Carter (ALICE IN WONDERLAND).

    RED---The CW pilot from the creators of THE MENTALIST described as a, ďneo-Western drama about the first human settlement on Mars and life on this new frontier, centering on the relationships between the townís female sheriff, a doctor and a criminal.Ē

    HALLOWEEN---to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1978 John Carpenter classic horror movie, it will be re-released in theaters in October and followed up with re-releases of HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS and HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS.

    ATLAS SHRUGGED: WHO IS JOHN GALT?---the producers of the third movie in the trilogy are planning a Kickstarter fund raiser to help finance the movie. Co-producer Harmon Kaslow hopes to raise $250,000 of the $10 million budget and admitted it's more of a publicity stunt than a real effort to raise funds, "There is an incredible amount of vitriol out there and we have every intention of capitalizing on it this time around. The day we launch the Kickstarter campaign those haters are going to come alive. Theyíre going to come after us in droves, attacking us everywhere online. To them, we say, thank you."

    TEEN MOM---reality series star Farrah Abraham and Topco Sales are launching a new line of sex toys and novelty items to be sold under her name. Abraham was at Topco headquarters to have molds made of her private parts to produce exact replicas. She said, "I think I'm taking sex symbol to a whole new level today. So now, I'm gonna have a whole like sex line. People are gonna j**k off to me. This is crazy."

    DR. KEN---NBC sitcom starring Ken Jeong (THE HANGOVER) inspired by his real-life story as a doctor.

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     Posted: 2013-09-25 13:05   

    NCIS---spoiler alert (see below).

    GOTHAM---Fox prequel series underway about the early days of Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon when he was a police detective and faced the city's many infamous criminals. Batman will not appear in the prequel.

    FAST & FURIOUS 7---Vin Diesel posted a photo and comment about appearing with Kurt Russell, "Kurt Russell, such an honor to work with..." The photo shows Paul Walker, Diesel and Russell.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---the premier episode drew an impressive 11.9 million viewers, but its CBS competitor NCIS had a whopping 19.5 million viewers.

    BIG ASS SPIDER---comedy horror movie about an exterminator and a security guard who team up to save Los Angeles from a giant spider that escaped from a military lab. Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar and Ray Wise star.

    THE BRIDGE---FX renewed the series for Season 2.

    SONS OF ANARCHY---some "minor" characters will be killed off.

    BILLY RAY---Fox pilot from Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP) about a 16-year-old boy who returns to his family after being stolen as a baby and raised in rural Alabama by a person with a dubious background.

    PAWN SACRIFICE---Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard are in negotiations to co-star with Tobey Maguire in this biomovie about chess star Bobby Fischer.

    ESPN---movie underway about the origin of ESPN based on the book ESPN: THOSE GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN. Derek Cianfrance (THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) is the director.

    GRINGO---Starz series underway based on the book THE SHADOW CATCHER in which an ICE agent infiltrates a drug/human-smuggling cartel.

    THE NEWSROOM---Aaron Sorkin said he's undecided about another season of the series, "I need time to think about it."

    GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE---ABC series underway based on the books about a jet-setting thief and his heists around the world.

    MAPLE SYRUP---untitled Sony Pictures comedy movie underway based on the true story of a 2012 heist in which 10,000 barrels of maple syrup were stolen from the International Strategic Reserve in Quebec. Jason Segel stars.

    HELLBENDERS---supernatural movie about an elite team of exorcists, the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints (Hellbenders) who defeat demons by living lives of total debauchery which invites demonic possession. The Hellbenders then banish themselves and the demons into eternal damnation. The Hellbounders face their most evil foe when the Norse demon Black Surtr invades New York. Clifton Collins, Jr., Clancy Brown and Samantha Buck star.

    CIUDAD---movie underway based on the upcoming graphic novel in which a mercenary is hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his daughter who is being held in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay's most dangerous city.

    RUNAWAYS---co-writer Drew Pearce said the Marvel Studios movie was killed by the success of THE AVENGERS, "We were really close to being made, and then this movie started to happen called THE AVENGERS. Oddly, it pulled focus from the unheard-of brand RUNAWAYS, and it really did kind of consume the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's there -- maybe it'll be a Phase Three movie. I really hope so. I'm really proud of it and I think it'll be a brilliant film, but I think it all depends what Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel, his master plan is."

    SAUSAGE PARTY---R-rated Seth Rogen/Sony Pictures animated movie about a sausage who embarks on a journey in a supermarket to find the meaning of existence before the July 4 sales.

    TUSK---Kevin Smith monster movie about a man who was lost a sea and became friends with a walrus. When he returns home, he wants his new roommate to dress up and act like a walrus which leads to a horrible ending. Michael Parks and Justin Long star.

    WRATH---horror movie about a murder which resulted in a creature known as the The Easter Witch who returns 200 years later in 1986 to seek revenge on the residents of a small California coastal town. Scott Spiegel (EVIL DEAD II) is the director.

    THE NEW FAMILY---horror movie about a pregnant woman who is being pursued by a killer who has already murdered two other pregnant women in the same town.

    INTO THE STORM---found footage movie about a group of teens who are trapped in a series of deadly tornadoes.
    NCIS---Cote de Pablo commented on leaving the series, "As far as my decision to leave, that's a personal thing, and I'd rather leave it at that. The idea of leaving was not something I toyed around with for a long time...Did I want to leave under those circumstances? That's another story. But I'm not of the belief that you just take off and leave fans hanging. A lot of people don't get the privilege of going back to a set and being able to say goodbye to people. I left under my terms, and that was wonderful." Her terms include Ziva not being killed off so she could return to NCIS, "The greatest thing about this last episode is that Ziva doesn't die. As long as a character doesn't die, the character can always come back. Not that it would actually matter, because we bring back characters from the dead all the time on NCIS!"
    She said about her final episode with Tony (Michael Weatherly), "They'll get a resolution they've awaited for years. There is a level of confession. And if it takes a big change like this to stir things up, it's all for the better. I'm a fan of the show! My first scene ever in the bullpen was with Michael, and my goodbye scene was with Michael. I feel like that was a beautiful way of endingóor now, certainlyóa beautiful chapter between these two."

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     Posted: 2013-09-26 12:30   

    EAST OF EDEN---THE HUNGER GAMES duo of Jennifer Lawrence and director Gary Ross will reunite for two movies based on novels. The first is John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN which was made into a 1955 movie that starred James Dean and Julie Harris. The second movie is based on the novel BURIAL RITES which is set in 1829 Iceland and involves a young woman who is sentenced to death for murdering two men.

    BOY SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES---Paramount Pictures movie underway about a Boy Scout troop which is attacked by a pack of zombies. Christopher Landon, son of Michael Landon, is the director.

    FRANKIE & ALICE---movie starring Halle Berry and Stellan Skarsgard about a woman with multiple personality disorder premiers on April 4, 2014. The movie originally had a limited release in 2010.

    BATTLE CREEK---new CBS series from Vince Gilligan (BREAKING BAD) about two cops with different personalities fighting crime in Battle Creek, Michigan. Joe Carnahan (THE A-TEAM, THE GREY) is the director.

    ANGEL TIMES---new CBS series based on Anne Rice's THE SONGS OF THE SERAPHIM novels in which a New Orleans hitman meets an angel and seeks redemption for his past misdeeds.

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE---Robert De Niro will replace the late James Gandolfini in this HBO seven-part miniseries about an ambulance-chasing New York lawyer who defends a Pakistani man accused of murdering a young girl. Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Hudson also star.

    ARMY WIVES---Lifetime canceled the series due to low ratings.

    SCARECROW---Syfy movie about a group of teens who are stranded in the countryside and are attacked by the urban legend of a monstrous scarecrow. Lacey Chabert stars. Premiere is October 5.

    THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD---20th Century Fox movie underway based on the novel about a teenage murder witness and a survival expert who is assigned to protect him who are being pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness during a raging forest fire.

    THE BANSHEE CHAPTER---horror movie about a female journalist seeking to find her friend who is participating in a secret government experiment involving mind-altering drugs. Zachary Quinto is the producer.

    THE FACILITY---horror movie about participants in a clinical trial of an experimental drug Pro-9 which results in murderous side effects.

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     Posted: 2013-09-30 12:55   

    THE WALKING DEAD---new photos released from Season 4 which premiers on October 13.

    GAME OF THRONES---Kit Harington said more characters will be killed off in the new season, "It doesnít get any easier this season, itís quite a high octane, action packed oneÖ. More deaths this season than any other! I canít tell you who dies. Youíd think theyíd tone the deaths down, but they donít. Theyíve realized thatís a successful option, so theyíre just killing more people than weíve ever killed."
    Also, Joel Fry will play Hizadahr zo Loraq.

    TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION---first photo released for the reboot movie showing Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Mark Treynor.

    MODERN FAMILY---ABC is considering a spin-off series about obnoxious real estate salesman Gil Thorpe (Rob Riggle) who appeared in two episodes of Season 4.

    CYBER---Chris Hemsworth commented on the new Michael Mann movie, "Basically, something similar to the Chicago Board of Trade is hacked into and it sets off a chain of events around the world, affecting the stock market. And the code that was used to hack into it, my character had written it years before and he happens to be in prison for cyber crime. He is pulled out and offered a deal if he works with a joint task force of the FBI and the Chinese goverment in trying to track this guy down. It starts off in Chicago and ends up in Kuala Lumpur, in Hong Kong and in Jakarta. It's this sort of cat-and-mouse international heist-thriller."

    THE EXPENDABLES 3---Sylvester Stallone said he regrets his his comments about Bruce Willis being "greedy and lazy" after Willis wanted $4 million instead of the $3 million offered, "This is just a matter of economics. Bruce has been a lifelong friend. I still consider him a friend, at least on my side. This is something that came out of frustration. Perhaps I shouldn't have been so vocal with it."

    DUMB AND DUMBER TO---Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES) has a cameo in the sequel as a younger version of Kathleen Turner who is co-starring.

    PREEMPTIVE STRIKE---movie underway based on the novel set in 1953 in which a young FBI agent must stop a beautiful Soviet double agent who has obtained secret ICBM warhead technology. The script is by Barry L. Levy (PARANOIA, VANTAGE POINT).

    QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES---Warner Bros. registered several JK Rowling Quidditch-related trademarks suggesting a movie is underway.

    HILLARY CLINTON---CNN Films canceled the documentary. Director Charles Ferguson (INSIDE JOB) quit earlier saying, "Nobody, I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans -- and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons."

    ARROW---spoiler alert (see below).

    CHAPPIE---Hugh Jackman joins the cast of the Neill Blomkamp sci fi movie about a robot with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two gangsters who plan to use it in their illegal activities.

    THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!---Rosamund Pike (JACK REACHER, DIE ANOTHER DAY) and David Graham (THUNDERBIRDS 1965) will provide voices for the new ITV animated/live action series.

    LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON---DreamWorks remake underway of the Japanese movie about two families who discover their young sons were accidentally switched at birth.
    ARROW---John Barrowman will return in Season 2 for at least two episodes.

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     Posted: 2013-09-27 12:41   

    HOMELAND---executive producer Alex Gansa commented on who will get the blame for the attack on the CIA, "She's [Carrie] the one that's going to get sacrificed." He added a major character will be killed off in Season 3 which premiers on September 29.

    JURASSIC WORLD---Bryce Dallas Howard (SPIDER-MAN 3), daughter of Ron Howard, is in negotiations for a lead role in the sequel.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY: FOREVER---Michael B. Jordan is in talks for a role in the two sequels, rumored to be Will Smith's son, now an adult, from the original movie. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are returning.

    INTO THE WOODS---first photo of Meryl Streep as the Witch in the Walt Disney reimagined movie based on CINDERELLA. Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine also star.

    CONSTANTINE---NBC series underway based on the DC Comic superhero. The pilot script is by David S. Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT) and Daniel Cerone (THE MENTALIST).

    FARGO---Martin Freeman (THE HOBBIT, SHERLOCK) will star as Lester Nygaard, originally played by William H. Macy, in the FX series based on the movie. Billy Bob Thornton also stars.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---possible synopsis for the sequel: "As the U.S. Government create a force, known as Ultron, the Avengers are told they are not needed any longer," it reads. "But when Ultron turns against Humanity, it's time for The Avengers to assemble yet again for their most dangerous challenge ever."

    TARZAN---Christoph Waltz is in negotiations to play the villain, a Belgian soldier who wants to capture Tarzan in exchange for diamonds, in the Warner Bros. movie based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs character. Emma Stone is rumored to be the top candidate to play Jane. Alexander Skarsgard will play Tarzan.

    POLTERGEIST---Saxon Sharbino (TOUCH) and Jane Adams (HUNG) have joined the cast of the remake of the classic Tobe Hooper horror movie. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star.

    BOARDWALK EMPIRE---HBO renewed the series for season 5. Fox renewed BOB'S BURGERS.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Alanna Masterson will have a recurring role which is rumored to be Tara Chalmers.

    THE GIVER---Katie Holmes will co-star in this movie based on the novel about the only man with memories of history who passes on them to a 12-year-old boy. Taylor Swift is rumored to have signed for a role. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep star.

    ARROW---Dylan Neal will play villain Dr. Anthony Ivo.

    I'M PROUD OF YOU---movie underway based on the memoir of journalist Tim Madigan's friendship with Fred Rogers of MR. ROGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD. The co-directors are Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE).

    THE CAGE---Zach Galligan (GREMLINS) and Megan Duffy (MANIAC) star in this movie based on the novel about six survivors in an electronics store after a gunman goes on a killing spree.

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     Posted: 2013-10-01 12:54   

    BREAKING BAD---the series finale drew a record 10.3 million viewers. Also, creator Vince Gilligan gave five alternate endings to the final episode:
    1. ‚ÄúOur original version was that Walt would use it somewhat in Rambo fashion. Hand held. But the closer we got to the end we realized how Walt‚Äôs cancer would resurface and how sick Walt would be. That felt wrong for Walt to go out brawn over brain, go out like Rambo. Walt on his best day was never Rambo. Very late in the game we came up with mounting it in the trunk and using the garage door motor as a way of sweeping it back and forth and automating the process. Everyone, me included, loved the moments where Walt was MacGyveresque.‚ÄĚ
    2. ‚ÄúWe thought, gee, is it too obvious he‚Äôd use it on a bunch of bad guys? ‚Ķ He wanted to be known as Jesse James. He wants the credit. So we had versions that we talked about for instance where the police come to get him. He uses it on the police. But we didn‚Äôt like that. It just didn‚Äôt seem right.‚ÄĚ
    3. ‚ÄúWe had a version where he goes and breaks Jesse out of jail just as the Nazis were gonna knock Jesse off in jail, and he comes in and uses an M60 to lay waste to an entire prison or a prison bus.‚ÄĚ
    4. "We talked about a possible version where Skyler [commits suicide] and Walt are tied up at a Motel 6 kind of place and he‚Äôs talking to her in a bathroom saying, ‚ÄėIt‚Äôs going to be alright‚Ķ I‚Äôve got a plan. Skyler? Skyler?‚Äô And he finally forces the door open and she‚Äôs in a bloody tub or something like that.‚ÄĚ
    5. "[Gilligan] says he considered a sequence in which a very ruthless drug dealer ‚Äď he would include elements of Gus Fring, Krazy 8 and Tuco Salamanca ‚Äď would kill Jesse. Walt, ‚Äúfilled with rage,‚ÄĚ shackles him in a basement. He rigs a tripwire with a shotgun, so that the dealer can kill himself by pulling it. Walt wants the dealer to do it, so he begins torturing him from the ground up. He starts at the toes and begins ‚Äúlopping off bits of this guy and cauterizing it with a blowtorch or something.‚ÄĚ This goes on for weeks, but the dealer won‚Äôt kill himself. Eventually Walt Jr. discovers him and tries to give him some water. When the dealer realizes Walt Jr. is Walt‚Äôs son, he trips the wire and kills them both."

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Saoirse Ronan (THE HOST, THE LOVELY BONES) confirmed she auditioned for a role in the movie, "so has everyone." She declined to offer details on the movie because the movie's bosses would "chop off her head with a light-sabre."

    JUSTIFIED---creator Graham Yost is adding three Elmore Leonard characters to the series:
    1. Dale Crowe, Jr. (Michael Rapaport)---head of a Florida crime family and owner of a gator farm.
    2. Wendy Crowe (Alicia Witt)---Crowe's paralegal sister.
    3. Jean Baptiste (Edi Gathegi)---ruthless ex-member of the Haitian secret police and manager of the Crowe gator farm.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Scarlett Johansson said the sequel is set two years after THE AVENGERS, "This film is in real time. It's been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It's a working relationship."

    I, FRANKENSTEIN---new photo from the movie about Adam, Frankenstein's monster, who is stalked by demons who seek the secret of his creation. Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovsky, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney star.

    STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS---director JJ Abrams commented on fan criticism of his excessive use of lens flare, “I know I get a lot of grief for that. But I'll tell you, there are times when I'm working on a shot, I think, 'Oh this would be really cool... with a lens flare.' But I know it's too much, and I apologize.
    I'm so aware of it now. I was showing my wife an early cut of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and there was this one scene where she was literally like, 'I just can't see what's going on. I don't understand what that is.' I was like, 'Yeah, I went too nuts on this.'"
    This is how stupid it was. I actually had to use ILM to remove lens flare in a couple of shots, which is, I know, moronic. But I think admitting you're an addict is the first step towards recovery!‚ÄĚ

    RESURRECTION---movie underway about the resurrection of Jesus Christ described as, "...the Pontius Pilate-charged investigation by a Roman centurion over rumors of the resurrection. In his quest to find the missing body of the Nazarene to suppress a rebellion in Jerusalem, he meets the Apostles and related characters that will change his beliefs." Kevin Reynolds (HATFIELDS & McCOYS, WATERWORLD) is the director.

    CRIMINAL MINDS---Paget Brewster will return for the 200th episode which deals with JJ Jareau's (AJ Cook) one-year absence from BAU and how it helps solve a current case.

    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE SILVER CHAIR---movie underway based on the fourth book in the series.

    CRUELLA---Walt Disney movie underway about Cruella de Vil from 101 DALMATIONS.

    BEVERLY KILLS---ABC sitcom pilot about a mob hitwoman who wants to leave her violent past behind her and retire in Beverly Hills.

    DUMBBELLS--comedy movie starring Carl Reiner, Tom Arnold and Jay Mohr in which the new owner of a struggling gym seeks to make it profitable by turning it into a tv reality series.

    HIGH IN THE CLOUDS---movie underway based on Paul McCartney children's book about a squirrel who is searching for the fabled animal sanctuary named Animalia. McCartney will compose several songs for the movie.

    [ This message was edited by: SONYESP on 2013-10-01 13:31 ]

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-02 12:16   

    TOM CLANCY---the author, 66, (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, PATRIOT GAMES) passed away in a Baltimore hospital.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1---new photo shows Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth during filming near Atlanta.

    GAME OF THRONES---George RR Martin said Season 4 will have a Purple Wedding between King Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell which will top Season 3's Red Wedding, "as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season. It's going to be the wedding of the year."

    AGENT CARTER---Hayley Atwell commented on the Peggy Carter tv series being discussed at Marvel Studios, "I read about that too. The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, 'We want more of Peggy!.' I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy.
    Although she's kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and she can be just as competent as the men, it'd be nice to show that she's a feminist in a way. It's not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person. I think she could be a great role model and a great member of the Marvel Universe. I love the Marvel lot, they're really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I'd definitely do it."

    HANNIBAL---Bryan Fuller released a poster for Season 2 which he said, "After a horrifying descent into madness in season one, this image ironically represents the perspective of a scrappier, clearer-minded Will Graham in season two. The scales have fallen from his eyes and he finally sees Hannibal Lecter for the monster he is."

    THE LEGEND OF CONAN---Andrea Borloff (WORLD TRADE CENTER) will write the script for the Arnold Schwarzenegger sequel to the 1984 CONAN THE BARBARIAN. The sequel will ignore CONAN THE DESTROYER and the 2012 CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

    FANTASTIC FOUR---Simon Kinberg (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) will be the writer/producer for the reboot movie which premiers on March 6, 2015.

    THE SIMPSONS---executive producer Al Jean said an "iconic character" will be killed off in Season 25. Speculation is it will be Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer).

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Sullivan Stapleton (300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE) has reportedly auditioned for a role. Daniel Day-Lewis was seen having lunch with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy which led to rumors Lewis might be in the movie.

    UNIVERSAL WAR ONE---movie underway based on the sci fi graphic novel about an interplanetary war. Skip woods (A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) will write the script.

    CEDAR GROVE---the Hallmark Channel renewed the Andie McDowell series for Season 2. Also, NBC canceled CAMP.

    CZ12---Jackie Chan is the star/director/producer of this sequel to OPERATION CONDOR. It has Hawk seeking to recover the 12 bronze statue heads of the Chinese zodiac animals stolen from the Imperial Summer Palace in Beijing by British and French troops.

    SCREAM---MTV tv series underway based on the horror movie franchise. Producer Harvey Weinstein said there is no overlap between the tv series and the movies, "[the tv series] is supposed to represent a new beginning and also pursue a supernatural direction."

    FRIDAY THE 13TH---Paramount Pictures is discussing the next movie in the series will be a found footage format.

    KINDERGARTEN HEROES---20th Century Fox bought the movie rights to the upcoming children's book by Mark Millar (WANTED, KICK-ASS).

    Sony Fanatic
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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-03 12:23   

    JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT---poster released for the Kenneth Branagh prequel movie starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Elizabeth Olsen was confirmed to be co-starring by Samuel L. Jackson. Speculation is her role is Scarlet Witch.

    STAR TREK---Bryan Fuller (HANNIBAL, PUSHING DAISIES) wants to do another STAR TREK tv series, "I would love to create a STAR TREK show, so that's on my dream docketÖ I have a very specific idea that I would love to do. We'll see if I ever get the opportunity." Fuller wrote for STAR TREK: VOYAGER and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE.

    HELIX---photo released from the Syfy/Ron Moore (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) series about a CDC team investigating a deadly outbreak at an Arctic lab which threatens mankind.

    ANT-MAN---writer/director Edgar Wright released this photo which is apparently Ant-Man's costume.

    BROADCHURCH---David Tennant will reprise his police detective role in the Fox remake of the British series about the police investigation of a boy who died after apparently falling from an oceanside cliff.

    TED 2---Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFarlane return for the sequel movie which premiers on June 26, 2015.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---the first episode drew a record 11.9 million viewers, but the second episode had only 8.4 million viewers which is a surprising 33% decline.

    FARGO---Colin Hank, son of Tom Hanks, will play a deputy in the FX series based on the movie. Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman star.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN---Sony Pictures has rehired the team of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner for the third movie in the series.

    THE BIG BANG THEORY---Bob Newhart and Bill Nye the Science Guy will guest star as rival scientists on the November 7 episode.

    WILFRED---Season 4, which will be the last, will move to FXX.

    AMAZON PRIME INSTANT VIDEO---three pilots were ordered.
    1. MOZART IN THE JUNGLE---from Roman Coppola which "is all about sex, drugsóand classical musicóand shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage."
    2. THE OUTLAWS---an NFL team from the perspectives of the players and the back office. Michael Strahan is an adviser.
    3. TRANSPARENT---from Jill Soloway (SIX FEET UNDER) about a Los Angeles family in which "the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out." Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light star.

    FREDDIE MERCURY--Dominic Cooper is in talks to replace Sacha Baron Cohen in this untitled biomovie.

    DESIGNER DRUG---new, untitled CW series from Tim Kring (HEROES) about a foreign designer drug that makes its users "faster, smarter, stronger and better in every way" and is "trafficked illegally into American high schools, weaving a morally and socially complex web that entangles politicians, law enforcement and teenagers looking for an edge in an ever-competitive and fast-paced world.Ē

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    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-04 11:58   

    ENDER'S GAME---new photos released for the movie which premiers on November 1.

    WORLD WAR Z---Brad Pitt confirmed director Marc Forster won't be returning for the sequel. Pitt added about the sequel's status, "We are going to investigate a script. We have a lot of ideas we will cull from. Nobody is writing just yet, but we are compiling our ideas."

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---executive producer Manny Coto said the Fox miniseries will be set in London, "Jack is soon back on the run and it takes us into the streets of London and in places that break new ground for the show. We've shot in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Cape Town -- but now we're in London and Jack's loose on the streets of Europe, hunted by and hunting bad guys."

    WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?---20th Century Fox movie underway based on the comic book set in Europe in which an ex-CIA agent is on the run, protected by a psychic named Jake Ellis that is visible only to the spy. David Yates (HARRY POTTER) is the director.

    BLACK HOLE---movie underway based on the comic book set in 1970s Seattle in which a sexually-transmitted disease cause horrific mutations among its teenage victims. David Fincher (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) is the director.

    CRIMINAL: COWARD---movie underway based on the comic book about a master thief. Kim Jee-Woon (THE LAST STAND) is the director.

    I.T.---revenge thriller movie underway starring Pierce Brosnan as a book publisher who is threatened by an angry I.T. consultant.

    HOME---DreamWorks Animation movie about an alien invasion with voices by Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW---Fox renewed the series for Season 2. USA Network renewed COVERT AFFAIRS for Season 5.

    COMMUNITY---Nathan Fillion will guest star as a "savvy head custodian".

    THE PRO---new NBC sitcom starring Rob Lowe as a has-been tennis star working as a pro at a tennis club.

    HAPPILY EVER AFTER---Walt Disney fairy tale movie starring Reese Witherspoon about a prince and princess ten years after they were married.

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    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-09 12:25   

    BLADE RUNNER 2---Harrison Ford confirmed he talked to Ridley Scott about returning for the second movie, "We've been chatting about it. I remember it [the first BLADE RUNNER] with complication, butÖ Iím not there to generate nostalgic moments. Iím there to do a job of work and I quite understand thatÖEverybody has an ambition when they come into a film and that everyoneís ambition may not be so focused on the same thing. I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director and I would be very happy to engage again with him in the telling Ė the further telling of this story."

    RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND---movie underway about the friendship between sexploitation director Russ Meyer (FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!) and film critic Roger Ebert that began when they worked together on the 1970 sequel BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS at 20th Century Fox. The script is by Christopher Cluess (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE SIMPSONS).

    HELIX---Jeri Ryan (STAR TREK: VOYAGER) will have a recurring role on the Syfy series about a CDC team investigating an outbreak at an Arctic laboratory that could kill mankind. Ryan will play a top executive of the company that owns the lab. Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) stars.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Ben Kingsley jokingly denied reports he auditioned for a role in the movie, "Oh, what a shame that I wasn't awake during the audition. It's passed me by entirely...I have no recollection of it whatsoever! I do apologize to the producers and director, but I'm afraid that I have no recall of this."

    BREAKING BAD---Oliver Stone criticized the violence in the last scene of the series finale, "There's too much violence in our movies - and it's all unreal to me...I don't know if you saw the denouement [of BREAKING BAD], I happen to not watch the series very much, but I happened to tune in and I saw the most ridiculous 15 minutes of a movie - it would be laughed off the screen.
    Nobody could park his car right then and there and could have a machine gun that could go off perfectly and kill all of the bad guys! It would be a joke.
    It's only in the movies that you find this kind of fantasy violence. And that's infected the American culture; you young people believe all of this s**t! Batman and Superman, you've lost your minds, and you don't even know it! At least respect violence. I'm not saying don't show violence, but show it with authenticity."
    I wouldn't criticize everything. I'm just saying it's the level of violence. If people think that bringing a machine gun to your last meeting is a solution to a television series that's very popular, I think they're insane. Something's wrong. It's not the world we know," Stone continued. "But I think there might be in Iron Man... there could be some good stories about war profiteering, some good moral tales. I agree. Comics were that for that reason, remember?"

    DEXTER---producer John Goldwyn blamed Showtime for the disappointing series finale, ďThey wonít let us kill him. Showtime was very clear about that. When we told them the arc for the last season, they just said, ĎJust to be clear, heís going to live.í There were a lot of endings discussed because it was a very interesting problem to solve, to bring it to a close."

    KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN---Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington (AVATAR), Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD) and Jim Sturgess (CLOUD ATLAS) will star in this movie about the 1983 kidnapping of beer magnate Freddy Heineken.

    ACT OF VALOR---National Geographic Channel tv series underway based on the 2012 movie. The tv series will focus on the US Air Force's pararescue jumpers (PJs). The script is by Erik Jendresen (BAND OF BROTHERS).

    LEPRECHAUN---untitled R-rated comedy movie underway starring Peter Dinklage (GAME OF THRONES) as a man who claims he's a leprechaun.

    NARCO-SUB---director Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY) is in negotiations to replace Tony Scott in this movie about the mini-subs used to smuggle drugs into the US. The script is by David Guggenheim (SAFE HOUSE).

    DEMONIC---horror movie about five college students who are murdered during a paranormal experiment in a supposedly haunted house. Maria Bello stars as a police psychologist who interviews the survivor who is a suspect in the killings. James Wan is the producer.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE---a leaked script of George Miller's canceled 2007 movie shows the plot involved Batman using a Skynet-style program and satellite to monitor other superheroes. The system is then hacked by Maxwell Lord and his OMACs which causes the superheroes to turn against each other.

    ARROW---Black Canary (Caity Lotz) will appear in Season 2. The Birds of Prey are being considered to appear in Season 2.

    COLD JUSTICE---TNT renewed the series for Season 2.

    BONES---David Boreanaz denied rumors he's leaving the series after Season 9.

    CUCKOO---NBC pilot remake of the Andy Samberg British sitcom about a young woman from a middle class family who marries an American who is a loser hippie named Cuckoo.

    THE STARVING GAMES---the spoof movie of THE HUNGER GAMES from the creators of SCARY MOVIE will premiere on November 14.

    SLIDE SHOW---Fox ordered eight episodes of this show from Steve Carell in which celebrities and comedians compete in song, dance and sketches on a set tilted 22.5 degrees.

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    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-08 12:20   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Jett Lucas, son of George Lucas, said his father was working on the new trilogy before Disney bought the franchise: "We knew probably a year prior (to the purchase) he had started writing and researching, starting his whole little process. About a year later was when the idea of selling to Disney came up...It's nice because he's happiest when he's writing and doing something with his time."
    Jett said his father was torn between starting the new trilogy or letting it go, "I knew that he was very torn on the matter, he was like a kid who had turned 18 and was ready to leave the house. Every parent has wanted to let their children go but they want to hold on to you."
    He said he already knows the new trilogy's ending, "I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen."
    He added that contrary to reports, his father is "constantly talking" to director J.J. Abrams about EPISODE VII.

    MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.---photo of Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer while filming the movie based on the 1960s NBC spy series.

    SURVIVOR---movie underway about a female anti-terrorist expert who is the lone survivor of a terrorist attack on the US State Department office in London and is implicated in the attack. She flees to clear her name and prevent a terrorist attack on New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve. Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Angela Bassett star. James McTeigue (V FOR VENDETTA) is the director.

    THE COUP---movie underway about a US family that moves to Southeast Asia where they are caught up in a violent coup. Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star.

    HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE AN ENGLISHMAN---Salma Hayek joins the cast of Pierce Brosnan and Jessica Alba in this romantic comedy about a Cambridge University professor who meets the love of his life and discovers he's already impregnated her grad student sister.

    FURY---Jason Isaacs (HARRY POTTER, BLACK HAWK DOWN) joins the cast as an experienced captain that Brad Pitt seeks advice from. Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Scott Eastwood star in this movie about an M4 Sherman tank behind German lines during the last days of World War II in Europe.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Jennifer Ehle (ZERO DARK THIRTY) is in talks to play Anastasia's mother.

    MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE---director John M. Chu is no longer involved with the movie. Terry Rossio (THE LONE RANGER) will rewrite the script.

    BLOOD AND ICE---new Cinemax series set in near-future Greenland where a series of brutal murders occur as the US, Russia and China race to claim natural resources in the Arctic.

    WELCOME TO SWEDEN---new NBC sitcom starring Greg Poehler, brother of Amy Poehler, in which a New York accountant moves to Sweden after he falls in love with a Swedish girl.

    MYSTERY GIRLS---ABC Family pilot starring Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling as two co-stars of a mystery tv show who team up to solve real crimes.

    OPEN GRAVE---Sharlto Copley stars in this movie described as, "a man (Copley) who wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together -- before it's too late."

    IBIZA UNDEAD---comedy zombie movie underway starring Cara Theobold (DOWNTON ABBEY) in which young vacationers on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza must find a way off when the island is stricken by a zombie plague.

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     Posted: 2013-10-07 12:42   

    GRAVITY---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium, criticized some scientific aspects of the Sandra Bullock movie:

    1. ďMysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullock, a medical Doctor, is servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.Ē
    2. ďMysteries of #Gravity: How Hubble (350mi up) ISS (230mi up) & a Chinese Space Station are all in sight lines of one another.Ē
    3. Mysteries of #Gravity: When Clooney releases Bullockís tether, he drifts away. In zero-G a single tug brings them together.Ē
    4. ďMysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullockís hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head.Ē
    5. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Nearly all satellites orbit Earth west to east yet all satellite debris portrayed orbited east to west."
    6. "Mysteries of #Gravity:: Satellite communications were disrupted at 230 mi up, but communications satellites orbit 100x higher."
    7. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Astronaut Clooney informs medical doctor Bullock what happens medically during oxygen deprivation."
    8. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Why anyone is impressed with a zero-G film 45 years after being impressed with "2001:A Space Odyssey."

    THE SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE---Scarlett Johansson received the honor for 2013 and is the first woman to receive the honor twice after also being picked in 2006. Johansson commented, "I'm the only woman to win twice right? You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing; this thing with ESQUIRE."

    TOP 2013 MOVIES---Quentin Tarantino's "best movies in progress" list of 2013's top movies (in alphabetical order):

    KICK ASS 2

    EXTANT---CBS ordered 13 episodes of this sci fi series starring Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns after a year-long mission in space to reconnect with her family which will change the course of mankind's future.

    NBC---the network ordered a full season of THE BLACKLIST starring James Spader. THE MONEY PIT is a series underway based on the 1986 comedy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in which a married couple sink a lot of money into a new house they're renovating. NBC ordered a pilot for TIN MAN, a series in which a female lawyer must defend a robot accused of murder which holds the key to human evolution.

    THE SIMPSONS---Fox renewed the series for Season 26.

    ELEMENTARY---Rhys Ifans will have at least six more appearances as Mycroft Holmes.

    WONDER WOMAN---Warner Bros. entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara said the studio has, "huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV." He added, "We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV."

    LIMITLESS---tv series underway based on the 2011 movie that starred Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish in which a writer takes a secret "smart drug" which leads to him being pursued by gangsters and others. Cooper is the tv series producer.

    CIRCLE OF TREASON---movie underway based on the book about CIA double agent Aldrich Ames.

    FINDING DORY---Willem Dafoe said he's returning for the sequel to FINDING NEMO.

    HR---Peter Fonda will have a recurring role on the Lifetime series as a co-founder of the company where Alicia Silverstone works.

    SYLO---movie underway based on the first novel of a trilogy in which a group of young people escape from an island taken over by the military and flee to the US where they discover everyone has mysteriously vanished.

    THE NECKLACE---movie underway based on the novel about 13 women who pool their money to buy an expensive necklace they can share and how the necklace affects their lives.

    [ This message was edited by: SONYESP on 2013-10-07 13:31 ]

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    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-10 12:48   

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---a rumor says Ben Affleck wants his friend and neighbor Larry David (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) for a role in the movie. A source claims, "The pair chatted about the idea with earnest abandon throughout the course of Emmy weekend. Larry has long been courted by the big budget superhero industrial complex, being linked to roles in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man sequels nearly a decade ago. But Ben is somebody he trusts and enjoys spending time with and this could be the right situation for Larry to finally appear in a huge-grossing hit film.
    Fun speculation that it could be for the famed Superman enemy role of Mr. Myxlplyx could make this piece more exciting, since Larry is a dead ringer for the character."

    REMINGTON STEELE---NBC half-hour sitcom sequel is underway to its 1980s series that starred Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist. The sequel is about Olivia Holt, the daughter of Remington Steele and Laura Holt, who reopens the Remington Steele detective agency. Reuben Fleischer (ZOMBIELAND) will direct the pilot.

    FANTASTIC FOUR---reboot movie candidates are as follows:
    Mr. Fantastic--Kit Harington, Jack O'Connell, Miles Teller
    Invisible Girl--Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara, Margot Robbie
    Human Torch--Michael B. Jordan
    The Thing--no known candidates

    BREAKING BAD---DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said he unsuccessfully offered $75 million to Vince Gilligan to write three more episodes, "I had this crazy idea. I was nuts for the show. I had no idea where this season was going. The last series cost about $3.5 million an episode. So they would make more profit from these three shows than they made from five years of the entire series.
    I said (to them), 'I'm going to create the greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody's ever done,' " Katzenberg wanted to split the additional three hours into six installments which could could be viewed online via subscription, and would charge viewers around 50 cents to 99 cents per episode.

    BITTEN---poster released for the Syfy series starring Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE) as the world's only female werewolf. The series is based on the WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD novels.

    SHARCANO---novel about three volcanoes that erupt and spew out fire-breathing magma sharks that threaten mankind's existence. A journalist, a beautiful marine biologist and a billionaire industrialist team up to save the world from the sharkpocalypse.
    Author Jose Jose Prendes said, "The idea was to write a big, epic Syfy channel-style story, but not worry about budget and silly script notes and pull out all the stops. Imagine the best possible version of a sharks-run-amok story and that is what I tried to deliver. While the concept is admittedly cheesy, I made sure the consequences were real and the characters felt like human beings and not cookie cutter cliches. I wanted to write THE STAND meets JAWS, and damn did I have a hell of a lot of fun a long the way!" Publication date is January 27.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Steven Yeun commented on if Maggie gets pregnant in Season 4, "You know, I think that's definitely a genuine, um, you know, thing that could be. And, um, obviously, I can't really address that at any point. But you know, there's genuine fears that go along with trying to live a normal life in that world, and that all applies into what makes it more dangerous, or what makes you more vulnerable, so it's all cool."

    MILEY CYRUS---porn movie retailer GameLink offered $1 million to Cyrus to direct a porn movie. Its letter to her said, "This gives you a chance to show the world you are not a little girl anymore, and you won't bow to pressures of the likes of Sinead O'Connor, who is jealous of your success."

    THE DAYLIGHT GATE---Hammer Films horror movie underway based on the novella about the 17th century Pendle Witch trial.

    THE STUFF OF LEGEND---movie underway based on the comic book set in World War II Brooklyn in which a boy's toys defend him against the Boogeyman and an army of the boy's discarded toys who seek revenge against him. The script is by the team of Mike Raicht and Brian Smith (SAW).

    DALLAS---AnnaLynne McCord (NIP&TUCK) will have a recurring role as Jesse Metcalf's love interest in Season 3.

    THE RACKETEER---movie underway based on the John Grisham novel in which an ex-attorney called The Racketeer holds the key to the murders of five judges.

    THE NOVEMBER CRIMINALS---Chloe Moretz is in talks to star in movie underway based on the novel about a drug-dealing high school honors senior who investigates the murder of a classmate.

    ECHOES---new sci fi series about a young woman trying to survive after Earth is devastated by two warring alien species. Carl Binder (STARGATE) is the writer/producer.

    HORRIBLE BOSSES 2---Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine are being sought to star as father-and-son bosses in the sequel. Waltz is reportedly unavailable.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-11 12:46   

    SABOTAGE---Michael Bay World War II movie underway based on the upcoming book SABOTAGE: A GENIUS SCIENTIST, HIS BAND OF YOUNG COMMANDOS AND THE MISSION TO KILL HITLER'S SUPER BOMB. The plot involves a scientist who escapes from the Nazis and tells the British about Germany's atomic bomb project located in a fortress near Telemark, Norway. British-trained Norwegian commandos are assigned to destroy the facility to cripple the program. The mission was made into the 1965 movie THE HEROES OF TELEMARK which starred Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris.

    UNBROKEN---photo released of Olympic star/POW Louis Zamperini and director Angelina Jolie from the biomovie about Zamperini's ordeal as a POW in World War II.

    DOCTOR WHO---Nine "lost" episodes from the 1960s that haven't been seen in 46 years were discovered in Nigeria. They comprise two stories with Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who: "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear". Both have been remastered and are available for viewing on iTunes.

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Quentin Tarantino commented on Ben Affleck as Batman, ďI have to admit that I donít really have an opinion. Why? Because Batman is not a very interesting character. For any actor. There is simply not much to play. I think Michael Keaton did it the best, and I wish good luck to Ben Affleck. But, you know who would have made a great Batman? Alec Baldwin in the í80s.Ē
    He said about THE LONE RANGER starring Johnny Depp, ďThe first forty-five minutes are excellentÖthe next forty-five minutes are a little soporific. It was a bad idea to split the bad guys in two groups; it takes hours to explain and nobody cares. Then comes the train sceneóincredible! When I saw it, I kept thinking, ĎWhat, thatís the film that everybody says is crap? Seriously?í

    INDIANA JONES 5---Harrison Ford said about appearing in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII that he has, "not quite made the choice", but he said about appearing in another Indiana Jones movie, "I would do it in a New York minute, yes. I donít think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart...Iím old enough that we donít need Connery anymore. Iím old enough to play my own father!"

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---the Season 3 premiere had a record 5.5 million viewers which is a 44% increase over the previous record.

    LAW & ORDER: SVU---Richard Belzer is leaving the series. Sgt. John Munch will be leaving SVU to take a job as a special investigator for the DA's office. This will allow Belzer to guest star in future episodes.

    HUNTERS---new Syfy series underway from Gale Anne Hurd (THE WALKING DEAD) based on the Whitley Strieber (COMMUNION) novel about a police detective who is the top suspect in his wife's mysterious disappearance. He discovers aliens are secretly living on Earth and are abducting humans. The detective joins a covert government group assigned to battle the aliens and hopefully find his wife.

    THE COLONY---CW sci fi series underway in which Earth colonists arrive on Mars and make a shocking discovery. The plot is based on The Lost Colony in the 16th century where a British colony in North Carolina mysteriously disappeared.

    PRESIDENT X---TNT series underway in which the President of the United States awakens from a year-long coma after a failed assassination attempt. Now out of office, he seeks to find the assassin.

    WHILE WE WERE YOUNG---Emma Watson stars in this movie based on the novel 29 in which a 75-year-old grandmother gets her birthday wish to be 29 again for one day.

    THE SILENT WIFE---Nicole Kidman is the star/producer of this movie based on the novel about an affluent Chicago couple in which the wife seeks deadly revenge on her cheating husband.

    MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.---Jamie Foxx and director Oliver Stone are in talks to join this biomovie

    GAY SUPERHEROES---Lee Daniels (THE BUTLER) is developing a movie about a gay, interracial superhero couple with Alex Pettyfer (MAGIC MIKE) playing one of the superheroes.

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     Posted: 2013-10-14 12:43   

    THE WALKING DEAD---spoiler alert (see below).

    STAR TREK---entertainment reporter Joe Michalczuk tweeted that co-writer Roberto Orci (STAR TREK, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) is working on a new Trek tv series,

    "Bob Orci just told me they've had a meeting with CBS to revive @StarTrek on TV...This made me v excited"

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch were asked in a BBC interview to confirm rumors they will appear in the movie. Cumberbatch replied by saying to Ford, "It's safe to say you're in it, I think, yeah." Ford replied with "(potentially mock) confusion." A rumor claims the two title candidates for EPISODE VII are: RETURN OF THE SITH and RISE OF THE JEDI.
    Also, it was announced the villain in the animated tv series STAR WARS: REBELS will be the Inquisitor who is "tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi knights." The series will air on Disney XD in 2014.

    TELEMARK---FX 10-part World War II miniseries underway from the SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE trio of director Danny Boyle, writer Simon Beaufoy, and producer Christian Colson. It is based on the true story of British-trained Norwegian commandos who are assigned to destroy a heavy water plant in Telemark, Norway which would cripple Germany's atomic bomb project. Michael Bay is developing a movie based on an upcoming book about the Telemark mission.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Charlie Hunnam (SONS OF ANARCHY) has withdrawn from the starring role due to his busy tv schedule. A rumor claims Hunnam really withdrew due to the extreme fan backlash at him getting the role.

    THE X-FILES---David Duchovy said about a possible third movie, "All the principals are on board. Gillian and I want to do it, so it's really up to 20th Century Fox at this point." Gillian Anderson commented on fan lobbying the studio as a possible catalyst, "If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that's what it would be."

    HOUSE OF CARDS---co-executive producer Rick Cleveland commented on a possible third season, "'HOUSE OF CARDS is only going to go a second season and I think thatís it. Kevin Spacey likes to do movies and Robin Wright likes to do movies."

    DEVIL'S NIGHT---Sony Pictures comedy movie starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as two ex-best friends who team up on the night before Halloween to save their town from supernatural forces.

    EYE CANDY---MTV pilot based on the novel about a beautiful hacker who starts online dating and discovers her new suitor may be a serial killer. Victoria Justice stars. Also, MTV renewed TEEN WOLF for Season 5.
    THE WALKING DEAD----two new co-stars were announced for Season 4. Michael Cudlitz (BAND OF BROTHERS, SOUTHLAND) will play teacher and ex-Sgt. Abraham Ford. Josh McDermitt (RETIRED AT 35) will play ex-science teacher Dr. Eugene Porter who claims he knows the source of the zombie plague.
    Also, Robert Kirkman commented on the premiere episode's new virus threat, ďPulling in a new threat in your fourth season, I think, is a good thing. Also, itís important to know that this is really just some form of the Spanish Flu. Itís something that exists in our everyday world now; itís a time where there is no modern medicine." Co-executive producer Greg Nicotero said the virus will kill many of the new characters in the premiere episode and maybe a veteran character, too, ďAt the end, when Patrick dies, you realize that this is not an isolated incident. [Rickís] pig is dead, we see the walker at the fence Ö itís a ticking time bomb. Now, all of a sudden, [the virus is] right in the middle of the prison. We set up some great beats. Norman [Reedus, as Daryl] set up a great beat when he licks his fingers then shakes Patrickís hand. You look at it and go, ĎWait a minute, Daryl licked his fingers and shook Patrickís hand and now Patrick is [dead].íĒ
    Nicotero said about the new children in the prison in Episode 2, ďThey become a really big part of the show, because Carol is determined to make sure that what happened to her and Sophia will never happen to somebody else. Thatís why at the end of the first episode, sheís teaching the kids how to defend themselves. What I love is that Carl goes to story time because he wants to be a kid Ö And he walks in and Carol is like, ĎOkay, so this for slashing and stabbing Öí Youíre never immune in our world. Weíre up to Episode 13, and Iím so excited that I can actually talk about it. People better hold on.Ē

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     Posted: 2013-10-15 12:25   

    JURASSIC WORLD---Ty Simpkins (INSIDIOUS, IRON MAN 3) has signed for a lead role in the sequel. Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of Ron Howard, is in negotiations for a starring role. Reportedly, Jake Johnson (NEW GIRL) is a candidate for a role.

    THE WALKING DEAD---Season 4's premiere episode had 16.1 million viewers which is the highest in series history.

    THE FACE OF AN ANGEL---Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne and Daniel Bruhl star in this movie based on a book inspired by the Amanda Knox murder trial in Italy.

    ANT-MAN---reportedly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are the top candidates for the lead role.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Alexander Skarsgard and Jamie Dornan are the top candidates to replace Charlie Hunnam.

    REIGN---the pilot episode from The CW biographical series about Mary Queen of Scots will have a deleted scene in which one of the Queen's teenage ladies-in-waiting masturbates. The King of France sees the young woman and then offers his sexual help to her. A scene added to the pilot has "a manís beheading complete with his neck stump spurting blood".

    SAN ANDREAS---Dwayne Johnson stars in this movie about a rescue helicopter pilot who searches for his estranged daughter after a massive earthquake hits California.

    HORRIBLE BOSSES 2---Chris Pine has joined the cast of Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Jamie Foxx.

    THE FIVE FAMILIES---mob tv series underway about the founding of the Gambino, Genovese, Luchese, Bonanno and Colombo Mafia families. Nicholas Pileggi (GOODFELLAS) is the writer. Irwin Winkler (ROCKY, RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS) is the producer.

    GROWING IVY---NBC sitcom about a control freak career woman who invites her eccentric mother to move in with her to restore order in the daughter's life. Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Anurri are the stars/co-executive producers.

    THE CISCO KID---CBS series underway in which an ex-Marine returns to Los Angeles for his father's funeral and discovers his father was the real-life Cisco Kid. He joins his father's former team to fight for the downtrodden.

    KURTZMAN AND ORCI---Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, FRINGE) have developed two new untitled tv series.
    1. CBS---series inspired by genius Walter O'Brien who recruits the world's greatest minds to solve mankind's problems.
    2. THE CW---a young Brooklyn woman is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate her newly-discovered family in Texas which has vast international crime connections.

    RED BRICK ROAD---Lifetime series underway which is an edgier, adult-oriented spin on THE WIZARD OF OZ in which Dorothy journeys down the red brick road in search of the missing Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man. Other WIZARD OF OZ-related programs underway include EMERALD CITY (NBC), DOROTHY (CBS), DOROTHY MUST DIE (THE CW) and WARRIORS OF OZ (Syfy).

    EXCALIBUR---ABC series in which a Brooklyn man is saved by a beautiful woman who is the last living descendant of King Arthur and becomes involved in a battle to save mankind from the forces of dark magic.

    JOHN WICK---movie underway about an ex-hitman who pursues the man who stole his car and killed his dog only to discover the culprit's father is head of the Russian mob in New York. Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan and Jason Isaacs star.

    NETFLIX---ordered 13 episodes of this untitled series from the creators of DAMAGES. The lot involves adult siblings "whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black-sheep brother returns home."

    CHIMERA---horror movie underway about three beautiful sisters who share the same traumatic nightmares. They participate in an experimental therapy program to stop the nightmares.

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     Posted: 2013-10-16 12:09   

    DOCTOR WHO---new photos released from the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" which premiers on November 23.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---a Sony Pictures fictional article from THE DAILY BUGLE hinted The Vulture and the Spider-Slayers might be in the sequel:
    "Despite the assault on Oscorp Tower two weeks ago and the revelation that disgruntled Oscorp employee, Dr. Curt Connors, was responsible for the attack, Oscorp's stock has climbed four points," the newspaper begins its report. "Oscorp spokesman Douglas Menken provided some details from the meeting, including that the construction on the prototype alternative energy power plant, complete with hydroelectric tower, is on schedule for completion within the next year."
    Other highlights included a preview of a flight harness for the military and significant advancements in robotics by the head of the engineering division, Spencer Smythe. Oscorp personnel dismissed questions regarding Norman Osborn's health and whether the company's estranged heir apparent, Harry Osborn, is up to the task of running his father's conglomerate.
    Menken stated, 'Between the disappearance of Dr. Rajit Ratha, the rogue actions of a very unstable former employee and Norman Osborn's health concerns, everyone in the media will cry the sky is falling, but just the opposite is true. While everyone else ducks for cover, Oscorp is always reaching for the stars.' "

    GAME OF THRONES---Jerome Flynn (Bronn) said fans will be "quite surprised" how Season 4 will be different from the books including his battle fight scene that was written just for the tv series.

    ARROW---photo shows Black Canary and Arrow from the upcoming episode "Crucible".

    ANT-MAN---Joseph Gordon-Levitt commented on reports he's a leading candidate to star in the movie, ďThere is always a lot of rumors around these projects and so far it is still only discussions. I am always very transparent when it comes to my role and my career. Iím Usually the first to speak and communicate with my fans if something happens. If you hear nothing from me, they are just rumors. ď

    PATRICK---US remake of the Australian horror movie about a comatose murderer who is in a psychiatric institute where he communicates with a beautiful nurse and manipulates her life. Charles Dance and Rachel Griffiths star.

    SEA OF FIRE---ABC remake of the Dutch tv series about three small town teenage girls who star in a porn movie which leads to a disappearance and murder.

    BIG STONE GAP---Ashely Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg star in this movie based on the romance novels

    CAPTIVE---movie underway based on the book AN UNLIKELY ANGEL about a rape suspect who flees an Atlanta courthouse after killing the judge, a court reporter and a deputy. David Oyelono and Kate Mara star.

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     Posted: 2013-10-17 12:29   

    BREAKING BAD---the prequel series about Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is underway and is described as "While they're still working through plot, they anticipate the series being set in an office with a much lighter tone than that of its predecessor. If Bad was 75 percent dramatic and 25 percent comedic, Saul will be the opposite. The challenge has been finding the dramatic tension in their lead character." After Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul said they were interested in doing cameo roles in the prequel, creator Vince Gilligan commented, "Personally, Iíd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then." He added more cameos are possible, "The sky's the limit with a prequel. Everybody who's now deceased in the BREAKING BAD world is obviously still alive. You never know who might turn up and when and where."

    FURY---David Ayer (TRAINING DAY, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) released new photos from his movie starring Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal and Shia LaBeouf as the crew of an M4 Sherman tank behind German lines in the last days of World War II in Europe.
    The first photo shows Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood.

    BONES---photo released from the wedding episode which airs on October 21 in which the team investigates a woman's murder whose body was discovered during the wedding rehearsal. Ryan O'Neal guest stars.

    BABYLON FIELDS---NBC zombie pilot underway based on the 2007 CBS pilot about intelligent zombies in a small Long Island town who try to resume their normal lives. The original pilot starred Amber Tamblyn, Kathy Baker, Jamey Sheridan and Ray Stevenson.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Francois Arnaud (THE BORGIAS) is the latest candidate to replace the departed Charlie Hunnam.

    PACIFIC RIM---Guillermo del Toro is working on the sequel to the disappointing monster movie, but he's not sure it will be made, ďWe are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to greenlight or not, thatís definitely above my pay rate.Ē

    THE AGE OF ADALINE---movie underway in which a 29-year-old woman becomes immortal after a bizarre fatal accident in which she was then brought back to life.She then embarks on a long journey to find the love of her life. Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn star.

    MAMMAN--CBS remake of the Norwegian tv series is underway. The Norwegian series involves an investigative reporter whose story about huge financial fraud involving his brother leads to the brother committing suicide. The reporter investigates his brother's involvement in the fraud and discovers massive corruption.

    THE DEVIL'S HARVEST---movie underway about a young man in the Ukraine whose life is changed after the Soviet invasion of Eastern Europe during the Stalin era. Ben Kingsley, Terence Stamp and Aneurin Barnard star.

    THE LAST WORD---supernatural movie underway in which a Texas man curses everyone who is responsible for his execution after he was found guilty of raping and murdering a nun. After his execution, jurors witnesses and others begin to mysteriously die. The father of a juror tries to find the real murderer. Mike Doyle, Sean Patrick Flannery and Erin Cummings star.

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     Posted: 2013-10-24 12:12   

    BIG GAME---movie underway about a shy 13-year-old boy who is testing his manhood in the wilderness with only a bow and arrow and discovers the President of the United States in an escape pod after Air Force One is shot down. The boy must help the President escape from a team of pursuing terrorists seeking to finish the job. Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent, Victor Garber and Onni Tommila star.

    GO LIKE HELL---Tom Cruise may reunite with director Joseph Kosinski (OBLIVION) in this movie based on the book about Henry Ford II, Lee Iacocca and Carroll Shelby developing the Ford GT40 to challenge Ferrari's dominance in international racing at LeMans in the 1960s.

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL---Steven Spielberg took credit for the infamous "nuking the fridge" scene, "I know in Indy 4, you didn't buy the refrigerator and the atomic bombÖ I know! I know! But we tried! We tried! I was pushing the envelope! By the way, I take FULL responsibility for that Ė that was COMPLETELY my idea! Even Harrison said to me: 'Nobody is going to buy this!'" Spielberg said about George Lucas, who had previously taken the blame for the refrigerator scene, "Itís not true. Heís trying to protect me."

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Jamie Dornan (ONCE UPON A TIME) was picked to replace the departed Charlie Hunnam. Juno Temple and Frank Grillo turned down co-starring roles.

    SHERLOCK---Season 3 premiers on PBS on January 19.

    THE BIG BANG THEORY---photo of guest stars Bob Newhart and Bill Nye as rivals which airs on November 7.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---another faux story in the Sony Pictures THE DAILY BUGLE hinted that Hobgoblin and She-Venom will be in the sequel.

    BEFORE MIDNIGHT---movie underway about a US drone pilot based in Las Vegas who begins to question his role in remote control warfare against terrorists. Ethan Hawke stars.

    DEADPOOL---Ryan Reynolds commented on a possible X-men spin-off movie, "[In] its current iteration the movieís actually very small. There's minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we're kind of presenting it to them. We're saying 'Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?í Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements.
    The script is probably available online, it leaked. But itís very meta, I mean the character knows he's in a movie, he knows he's in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, itís kind of a risky property...It's actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward. "
    He commented on if the spin-off will be made, "In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man itíll get made, eventually. I mean itís just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we'll see."

    ROCKETMAN---Elton John biomovie musical underway starring Tom Hardy as John.

    PEANUTS---animated movie underway at 20th Century fox with a script by Craig Schulz, son of Charles Schulz. Premiere is on November 6, 2015.

    ARROW---Sean Maher (FIREFLY) will play Shrapnel in Episode 10.

    APRIL APOCALYPSE---zombie movie underway in which an infected man must save April, the love of his life, from rampaging zombies before he becomes a zombie himself. Rebekah Brandes, Reece Thompson and George Lopez star.

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     Posted: 2013-10-25 12:32   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Disney announced that Lawrence Kasdan (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) and director JJ Abrams will rewrite the script started by Michael Arndt (TOY STORY 3).

    INDEPENDENCE DAY---director Roland Emmerich commented on Will Smith returning for the sequel, "It's looking good." He added that two scripts are being written---one with Smith and one without Smith. Also, Smith is in negotiations to star in the sci fi movie SELLING TIME in which a man trades seven years of his future life to relive the worst day from his past.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---new photo of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

    HELLRAISER---the remake script will be written by Clive Barker who confirmed Doug Bradley is returning as Pinhead, "Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed."

    BEN-HUR---the remake script will be written by John Ridley (12 YEARS A SLAVE). Timur Bekmambetov is the director.

    MARWENCOL---Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP, BACK TO THE FUTURE) will direct this movie based on the documentary about a man who awakens from a coma suffered after a brutal attack and has no memory. He builds a 1/6 model of his attack as therapy. The script is by Caroline Thompson (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS). Zemeckis wants Leonardo DiCaprio for the starring role.

    HOME INVASION---movie underway about a family terrorized by two sadistic serial killers who broke into their house. Chandler Riggs (THE WALKING DEAD), Ioan Gruffudd (FANTASTIC FOUR), Natalie Martinez (UNDER THE DOME) and Bella Thorne (SHAKE IT UP) star.

    THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE---Andre Ovredal (TROLLHUNTER) will direct this movie about a family of morticians who receive the body of a beautiful woman whose identity and cause of death are a mystery.

    MURDER, SHE WROTE---NBC remake pilot of the Angela Lansbury series underway with Octavia Spencer (THE HELP) starring as Jessica Fletcher, a hospital administrator who becomes a mystery novel author and amateur sleuth. The original series ran on CBS from 1984-1996.

    REMY CHANDLER---NBC series underway based on the novel series about an angel who becomes a Boston private detective.

    SUITS---the USA Network renewed the series for Season 4.

    SECRETS AND LIES---ABC remake of the Australian series about a man who discovers the body of a murdered boy and becomes the main suspect. He seeks to find the real killer.

    ATLANTIS---the BBC America mythology series premiers on November 23.

    MOST WANTED---new Starz series about 1970s bank robber Nate Daniels who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.


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     Posted: 2013-10-18 12:01   

    UNIVERSAL MONSTERS---Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) are developing movie remakes of the classic Universal Monsters. Orci said they're thinking about creating a common universe for the Universal Monsters similar to the one created by Marvel Studios, "There's an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe. VAN HELSING, and we're also producing THE MUMMY for them. We're kind of imagining updating these kinds of things. You don't want to just make remakes when you're doing a thing, unless it's worthy of being a remake, but when you have an idea for something that can actually be made different and yet be true to what it was. We just had a notion of how to make it modern and have a slightly different tone. It's not going to be just a remake." The VAN HELSING remake stars Tom Cruise.

    THE COUNSELOR---photo released from the Ridley Scott movie shows Cameron Diaz as the sociopathic girlfriend of a mobster (Javier Bardem) who exposes herself to him while on top of his car. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz also star.

    BEAST OF THE BERING SEA---Syfy movie about a sister and brother who are scuba diving in search of gold in an undersea cave when they discover a colony of amphibious vampire creatures. Cassie Scerbo (SHARKNADO), Jonathan Lipnicki (JERRY MAGUIRE) and Kevin Dobson (KOJAK, KNOT'S LANDING ) star. Premiere is November 9.
    Another Syfy movie is STONADOS in which a freak weather system hurls killer boulders. Paul Johansson (ONE TREE HILL) and William B. Davis (THE X-FILES) star. Premiere is November 23.

    THE INTRUDERS---BBC America eight-part miniseries underway based on the novel about an ex-Los Angeles police detective who is searching for his missing wife and discovers "... a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others." The script is by Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES).

    THE LOST CITY---Warner Bros. movie underway about the mythical undersea city of Atlantis with a script by Jonas Cuaron (GRAVITY).

    KICKBACK---the BLADE RUNNER duo of Rutger Hauer and Sean Young have joined the cast of John Cusack, Sean Astin, Mischa Barton, Michael Biehn and Tom Sizemore in this movie about a Moscow police detective investigating the murder of a female war correspondent.

    GAME OF THRONES---British actor Struan Rodgers will play Lord Brynden Rivers/Bloodraven, the human form of Three-Eyed Raven.

    HIEROGLYPH---Fox ordered 13 episodes of this adventure series set in ancient Egypt in which "a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers."

    FRANKLIN AND BASH---TNT renewed the series for Season 4.

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     Posted: 2013-10-21 12:02   

    ARMY OF DARKNESS 2---Bruce Campbell answered a fan's question about if the rumored sequel is for real, ďThe last one was twenty-two years ago. I just havenít been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now Iím not. Thatís why Iím here.
    Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.
    Alright sir, the answer is yes."
    Campbell hinted earlier that the sequel might include a crossover with Mia from the EVIL DEAD remake.

    TERMINATOR 5---director Alan Taylor (GAME OF THRONES, THOR: THE DARK WORLD) refused to confirm rumors that he will direct the latest Terminator sequel, "I'm still officially going to call it a rumor. I'm under the personal policy to say it's a rumor."
    Taylor did speculate about how the fifth movie should be written, "We all love the first two [Terminator movies] and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up. I think there is another famous franchise that had a wonderful beginning and then turned a little bananas.
    Tim Burton's first Batman is just glorious and by the time it got around to nipples on costumes and all that stuff it sort of lost its way. And for (Christopher) Nolan to come in an say 'I respect this material so much I'm going to take it up to *here,* that's a great inspiration.'
    I think any version, whoever is directing Terminator, would be very respectful and serve the first two and probably feel a bit more freedom by the end."

    BEETLEJUICE 2---a "VERY RELIABLE" source claims Tim Burton is returning to direct the sequel, ďÖwe can happily confirm that Tim Burton IS looking to direct the sequel himself. No word yet on scheduling or if the movie is near a green light in the development phase. What we know is that Burton wants to do both ĎMiss Peregrineís Home For Peculiar Childrení and the new ĎBeetlejuice.í ď The script, now finished, is set about 20 years after the original movie.

    JURASSIC WORLD---Josh Brolin is in talks to star in the sequel.

    ANT-MAN---Rashida Jones (PARKS AND RECREATION) is rumored to be top candidate to play The Wasp.

    MARVEL STUDIOS---studio head Kevin Feige commented on future movies, ďWeíre trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil [remake] now. Punisher could show up at one point.Ē

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, is in talks to replace Charlie Hunnam. Eastwood tweeted, "What is all this talk about 50 shades of grey?? What do you all think?? Let me know. #hype #eastwoodlivin." A source close to Eastwood said, "He is one of five actors being considered."

    TV---NBC canceled the IRONSIDE remake and WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. CBS canceled WE ARE MEN and gave full-season orders for THE CRAZY ONES, THE MILLERS and MOM. Fox gave a full-season order for BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.

    STAR WARS---a brochure from the European Brand Licensing Show states that Disney is developing "Darth Vader themed" tv specials. Speculation is that the tv specials will be connected to Disney's upcoming STAR WARS: REBELS animated series.

    PHILIP MARLOWE---ABC is developing a modern-day "sexy and stylish" series based on the Raymond Chandler private detective. The script is by the CASTLE team of Andrew Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3---Robin Williams is in talks to return for the sequel set in London.

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     Posted: 2013-10-22 12:55   

    SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN---Greg Silverman, a Warner Bros. president, was asked if other DC Comics superheroes such as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash will be in the sequel. His answer seemed to imply that Wonder Woman might make an appearance, ďWe have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters and we love them. Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it's a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero."

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---first official poster released.

    BLOOD ON SNOW---movie underway based on the novel about a hitman who falls in love with his target, his boss' wife. Leonardo DiCaprio is the producer and may star.

    INTO THE FOREST---movie underway based on the novel about two teenage sisters who try to survive in Northern California's redwood forest after civilization mysteriously collapses. Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood star.

    SKIPTRACE---comedy action movie underway about a Hong Kong detective and a US gambler who team up to take down a mobster and save the detective's niece. Jackie Chan, Seann William Scott and Fan Bingbing star.

    1:30 TRAIN---Chris Evans (CAPTAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER) is the star/director and Alice Eve (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) co-stars in this movie about a man and woman who meet on a train and try to develop a relationship before she has to catch another train.

    QUEEN OF THE DESERT---Damien Lewis (HOMELAND, BAND OF BROTHERS) will co-star with Nicole Kidman in this biomovie about Gertrude Bell who helped shape the future of the Middle East in the early 20th century.

    ALMOST HUMAN---Fox moved the series premiere from November 4 to November 17 to cash in on an NFL doubleheader.

    FALLING SKIES---Mira Sorvino (MIMIC) has a recurring role as a graphic designer who joins the resistance group and develops a strong relationship with John Pope.

    MORTDECAI---Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany join the cast of Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor in this movie about an art dealer in search of Nazi gold.

    SUSAN COOPER---Jason Statham is in talks to co-star with Melissa McCarthy in this comedy movie about a female spy.

    ENTOURAGE---producer Mark Wahlberg commented on when the movie will get underway, "As soon as them guys stop being so greedy." Adrian Grenier replied, "It has, & never will be about the money for me. I promise. I will always stand up for the boys (that includes you) & do what I can to make sure they are treated fairly, and not be taken advantage of by anybody."

    MARVEL STUDIOS---Ben Kingsley confirmed he's working on a second project with Marvel, "It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see."

    DEAD WATER---eco-horror movie underway about a team of scientists stranded in a desert eco-station and under attack after the rest of mankind has been turned into monsters by the world's water supply which has changed its chemical composition. Ryuhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) is the director.

    THE VISITORS---horror movie underway in which college friends staying at a secluded cabin in the woods are attacked by an alien after its spaceship crashes nearby.

    LITTLE WOMEN---movie underway at Sony Pictures based on the Louisa May Alcott novel with a script by Olivia Milch, daughter of David Milch (DEADWOOD).

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     Posted: 2013-10-23 12:32   

    AVATAR---James Cameron confirmed Stephen Lang is returning as Col. Miles Quaritch for the three sequels, "Steven was so memorable in the first film, we're privileged to have him back. I'm not going to say exactly HOW we're bringing him back, but it's a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who's also become a good friend."

    GODZILLA---the reboot movie will have Godzilla battling several other monsters as was done in earlier Toho movies. One of the monsters is a giant, eight-legged spider named Muto who is apparently an homage to the giant spider Kumonga in 1967's SON OF GODZILLA.

    EVEREST---Benedict Cumberbatch is the top candidate to replace Tom Hardy in this Sony Pictures movie about British mountain climber George Mallory who died in 1924 while attempting his third attempt to climb Mount Everest. Hardy left due to schedule problems. Other candidates to play Mallory and his Australian rival, George Finch, are Henry Cavill, Tom Hiddleston, Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode and Jim Sturgess.

    ZOMBIE NIGHT---Syfy movie starring Darryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall and Shirley Jones in which two small town families battle zombies. John Gulager (FEAST) is the director. Premiers on October 26.

    NATIONAL TREASURE 3---director Jon Turteltaub said a third movie is being considered,
    "We [the cast and producer Jerry Bruckheimer] want to do the movie, Disney wants to do the movie. We're just having the damnedest time writing it. Iíll bet that within two years, weíll be shooting that movie. Iíd say weíre about half-way there. Itís not only writing a great historical mystery, but weíve gotta write something that has nothing to do with anything weíve done before."

    HOMELAND---Showtime renewed the series for Season 4 and renewed MASTERS OF SEX for Season 2.

    LANCE ARMSTRONG---photo of Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in this untitled biomovie based on the doping scandal book SEVEN DEADLY SINS.

    JOHN BELUSHI---Emile Hirsch and Adam Devine are the top candidates to play John Belushi in this untitled biomovie. Joaquin Phoenix has also been mentioned as a possible candidate. Nelson Franklin is a candidate to play Dan Ackroyd who is a co-producer of the biomovie.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Jessica Lange divulged her retirement plan, "I am coming to the end of acting. I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY... and then that is it for me. Because I think that's enough. I want to go out with a bang ... or should I say, a scare?"

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-28 12:14   

    THE EXPENDABELLES---the all-female spin-off of THE EXPENDABLES is underway. Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovitch are in talks to star said producer Avi Lerner. He added,
    "The action movie will be spectacular - and in nothing inferior to the three male movies of the THE EXPENDABLES. There will be battles, special and visual effects and stunts - the spectacle will be equivalent to what Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme have done."
    The script is being written by the LEGALLY BLONDE duo of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. A female director is being sought. The movie is set in the wealthy nation of Brunei.

    ARMY OF DARKNESS 2---director Fede Alvarez replied to a fan's question if he's directing the sequel, "Sam Raimi will."

    SONS OF ANARCHY---creator Kurt Sutter was asked if there will be a Season 8, "...I think if I got halfway through this season or at some point next season I felt like I couldnít finish it, Iíd probably be able to have a conversation with the network. Ö (But) I think after seven seasons I donít know if we can maintain the rhythm and the pace that weíve done, and I wouldnít want to extend it and have it become something that itís not. So my plan is still to finish it out in seven."

    CHARMED---CBS pilot remake underway of the witch series that ran on WB from 1998-2006. Original star Alyssa Milano tweeted, "The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close." Rose McGowan commented, "They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood. lame lame lame lamertons."

    THOR 3---Marvel Studios Kevin Feige commented on a third Thor movie, "Thor's next adventure will be AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. But there are things you will see at the end of [THE DARK WORLD] that certainly hint towards and could lead towards a third Thor adventure. We definitely have a story we'd like to tell." He also commented on a standalone Loki movie, "I don't think [a Loki movie] would be before THOR 3 if there is a THOR 3."

    STRIKE BACK---Cinemax renewed the series for Season 4 which will be the last season. It will film in Asia and Europe.

    HOUSE OF CARDS---Netflix's Ted Sarandos commented on if there will be a Season 3, "Our intent is that the show keep going for sure. It was a 26-episode commitment. It was not our intent that it just run for two seasons. Talks are in progress right now, so stay tuned"

    PASSENGERS---Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to co-star with Keanu Reeves in this sci fi movie. The plot involves a spaceship carrying colonists to a distant planet when a mechanic's deep-sleep pod malfunctions and awakens him. After enduring a year of loneliness, he awakens a beautiful woman for companionship.

    AFRICA---Ben Affleck will be the star and director of an untitled movie about mercenaries hired to topple a ruthless African warlord.

    HORRIBLE BOSSES 2---Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey signed for the sequel which has the father-and-son team of Waltz and Chris Pine stealing an invention idea from Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.

    WARCRAFT---Paula Patton (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL) and Travis Fimmel (VIKINGS) are in talks to star in the movie based on the video game. Colin Farrel (MINORITY REPORT) has an offer. Duncan Jones (MOON, SOURCE CODE) is the director.

    MORTAL KOMBAT--director Kevin Tancharoen said he's no longer involved with the movie.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-29 13:00   

    STAR WARS VII---a "source" confirms Harrison Ford has agreed to a deal with Disney to appear in the new Star Wars trilogy. Also included in the deal is an outline for a fifth Indiana Jones movie which will be finished by the end of 2014. If everyone is satisfied with the outline, a 2016 premiere is scheduled.

    JAMES BOND 24---a British tabloid said, according to a "source", that supermodel Kate Upton and Helen Flanagan (CORONATION STREET) are the top candidates to be the next Bond Girl. The source said about Flanagan's audition, "They felt she had a unique look, great figure and natural charm on screen."

    VERONICA MARS---Kristen Bell commented on the status of the movie based on her tv series, "It's testing now, shortly to be locked and finished, completed editing and then it will come out very early 2014."

    DOCTOR WHO---a theatrical showing of the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" occurring simultaneously as it airs on BBC America will be on November 23 and 25 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis.

    HIGHLANDER---remake underway of the 1986 movie that starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is the director. He was the second unit director on SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and MALEFICENT.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---Bryan Singer said the movie is "a bit darker than the previous films" and that Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) is "a much more hardened kicka*s character". He added that new mutants include Blink, Bishop, Sunspot, Warpath, Ink and Quicksilver.

    ENTOURAGE---creator Doug Ellin said the movie based on the HBO series is ready to start filming, "It's a go."

    FANTASTIC FOUR---Miles Teller (RABBIT HOLE) confirmed he's in talks to play Mr. Fantastic.

    ALMOST HUMAN---John Laroquette has a recurring role as a robotics genius on the Fox series starring Karl Urban as a 2048 cop with a robot partner. Premiere is November 17.

    CHAPPIE---Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of the Neill Blomkamp/Sony Pictures sci fi movie about a prodigy robot who was kidnapped at birth by two criminals and is raised by a dysfunctional family. Hugh Jackman and Sharlto Copley also star.

    JOHN BELUSHI---Emile Hirsch will star in the biomovie based on the biography BELUSHI.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY?---sci fi movie underway with Noomi Rapace (PROMETHEUS) playing septuplet sisters who must hide in a society that has a one-child policy.

    KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER---Miles Davis biomovie underway with Don Cheadle as the star/director. Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana are in talks to co-star. Herbie Hancock is the executive producer.

    TRICK 'R TREAT---sequel to the cult 2009 direct-to-dvd horror movie is underway. Michael Dougherty returns as writer/director.

    TOWER OF THE DEAD---British zombie movie underway in which a SWAT team and the arms dealers they were assigned to take down in a high rise building are forced to team up to battle a horde of zombies. Craig Fairbrass and Sean Pertwee star.

    FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY---horror movie underway in which the mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated body terrorize a medical university. An Egyptologist and Dr. Frankenstein team up to battle the monsters.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-30 12:32   

    LONDON HAS FALLEN---sequel underway to OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. The plot has terrorists attacking London during the Prime Minister's funeral with the President and Speaker of the House in attendance. Secret Service Agent Mike Banning teams up with an MI6 agent to defeat the terrorists. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman return. Director Antoine Fuqua is not involved.

    PROMETHEUS/BLADE RUNNER---Ridley Scott commented on the status of PROMETHEUS 2, "PROMETHEUS 2 is written... PROMETHEUS was a great experience for me. Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea." He added about BLADE RUNNER 2, "Yeah, we're working on [BLADE RUNNER 2] right now - that will happen sooner or later."

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---reportedly, Ben Affleck will wear a new Batman suit which resembles the suit in the 2011 graphic novel BATMAN: NOEL. Also, the movie will feature a new Batmobile which is "definitely NOT have a military look like The Tumbler from Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy".

    EVIL DEAD 2---co-writer Rodo Sayagues said he and director Fede Alvarez have left the sequel, "Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie wonít happen. EVIL DEAD 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I donít know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project."

    THE WALKING DEAD---AMC renewed the series for Season 5.

    THE OUTSIDER---post-World War II movie starring Tom Hardy as an ex-GI in Japan who joins the Yakuza mob.

    CAUGHT STEALING---movie underway based on the novel about an ex-high school baseball star who gets involved in a deadly treasure hunt in New York and faces the Russian mob, a crooked cop and other dubious characters. Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin star.

    DAY ONE---movie underway based on the sci fi novel about the first 24 hours of a massive cyber attack on New York and a journalist who tries to escape to save his pregnant wife and son.

    A CONSPIRACY ON JEKYLL ISLAND---movie underway about an ex-Wall Street genius and his team of misfits who helps the Treasury Department stop a massive cyber attack on the US financial sector. Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, Minnie Driver and Maggie Q star.

    A PROPHET---crime author Dennis LeHane will write the script for this US remake of the French movie about an Arab who is sent to a French prison and becomes a mafia leader.

    GOLD---movie underway with Daniel Radcliffe starring as Olympic runner Sebastian Coe and his rivalry with Steve Ovett leading up to the 1980 Olympics.

    PATIENT Z---Screen Gems zombie plague movie underway about a man, who speaks the zombie language, interrogates zombies to find Patient Zero who may have the cure for the plague and his infected wife.

    iNUMBER NUMBER---Universal Pictures bought the US remake rights to the South African movie about an undercover cop who joins a heist and faces his partner who tries to stop him and a gang member who recognizes him as a cop.

    CHRISTIAN THE LION---Sony pictures movie underway based on the 1960s story of two London antique dealers who raise a lion cub and prepare it for reintroduction into the wilds of Kenya.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-10-31 13:32   

    STAR BLAZERS---Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, JACK REACHER) will write and direct the live-action movie based on the Japanese anime about the Space Battleship Yamato's voyage to a distant planet to save Earth.

    HOW I MET YOUR FATHER---spin-off of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is underway at CBS. It involves a new group of New York friends and a female member's quest for her future husband. The new cast will be introduced on the the final episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Current cast members will guest star on the spin-off which will feature McLaren's Pub.

    THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM---Kate Beckinsale has been offered the lead role in this horror movie about a mother who moves her family into a remote mansion that is haunted by the ghost of a young girl. DJ Caruso (DISTURBIA) is the director.

    EVIL DEAD 2---director Fede Alvarez said writer Rodo Sayagues was incorrectly translated in his comments that the two no are longer involved with EVIL DEAD 2, "Rodo meant weíre not actually making EVIL DEAD 2 right now because the priority is Sam [Raimi's] ARMY OF DARKNESS 2. But the plan of making a sequel to our EVIL DEAD is very much alive."

    THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE---Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP) will direct this animated movie based on the popular children's book.

    AMAZON STUDIOS---two pilots were approved. THE AFTER is from Chris Carter (THE X-FILES) about a group of strangers who must survive after mysterious forces cause the apocalypse. Adrian Pasdar (HEROES) and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD BLUE) star. BOSCH is based on the novel series with Titus Welliver (DEADWOOD, LOST) starring as Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch who is pursuing the killer of a 13-year-old boy.

    THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE---ABC Family series underway based on the 1992 movie about the wife (Rebecca De Mornay) of a doctor who committed suicide after being accused of misconduct by a female patient (Annabella Sciorra). The wife seeks revenge by becoming a nanny for the female patient and then seduces her husband and attempts to murder her.

    THE ORDER---ABC series underway based on the book about Yale University's secret Skull and Bones society. The plot involves a female FBI agent investigating an important case which is connected to her days at Yale when she was a member of Skull and Bones.

    AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON---Aaron Taylor-Johnson was confirmed to be starring as Quicksilver.

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS---Jake Gyllenhaal commented on his audition for Frodo, "I remember auditioning for THE LORD OF THE RINGS and going in and not being told that I needed a British accent. I really do remember Peter Jackson saying to me, 'You know that you have to do this in a British accent?' We heard back it was literally one of the worst auditions."

    MAGNUM, PI---Matthew McConaughey commented on reports he turned down $15 million to star in the movie based on the Tom Selleck tv series, "Let me just throw this at you: That same script with that number really is a whole lot funnier than [when they gave it to] me." Later, he said said with a smile, "It may be true."

    THE ROMAN---Julius Caesar biomovie underway about his days as a young general in the Roman army including his capture and escape from Cilician pirates. Mark Wahlberg is the producer.

    RECLAIM---movie underway based on the true story of a couple who travel to Puerto Rico to adopt a young girl only to have her disappear. John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe and Rachelle LeFevre star.

    ACCIDENT 3D---3D movie underway based on the true story of four teens who stole a car and then wrecked it at the bottom of a ravine while its psychotic owner seeks to recover his car's valuable contents. Thomas Mann (PROJECT X) and Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE) star.

    STREET SOLDIER---Fox tv series based on the book about Eddie MacKenzie's days as a member of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger's gang. Peter Facinelli (TWILIGHT) stars.

    THE ADDAMS FAMILY!---MGM is in negotiations to develop an animated movie based on the Charles Addams cartoon characters. The script is by Pamela Pettler (CORPSE BRIDE).

    THE PERFECTIONISTS---The CW bought the tv rights to the murder mystery novels.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-11-01 12:41   

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---new photos show Magneto's new suit and Beast trying to drown Magneto in a fountain.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---photo of promotional art taken in Brazil. Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Benecio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry and Zoe Saldana star.

    STAR WARS VII---"insiders" claim the script being rewritten by Lawrence Kasdan and JJ Abrams is not close to being ready for the premiere in 2015. Consequently, producer Kathleen Kennedy and most of the creative team unsuccessfully asked Disney CEO Robert Iger for a delay to 2016. Abrams is "more in sync" with Iger for the 2015 premiere.

    NURSE 3D---poster released for the movie about a young nurse who discovers a beautiful, older nurse is using her sexuality to lure cheating men to their deaths. Paz De La Huerta and Katrina Bowden star.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Connie Britton (NASHVILLE) wants to return to the horror series, "I've actually have been talking to them this season, because they're down in New Orleans and I'm in Nashville. I said, 'Okay, let's see if we can try to figure this out.'
    I'm like, 'I'll put that [witch hat] on and jump on a plane and go to New Orleans. Yes, I would do that. As long as we can figure it out with both productions, I'm in. I hope it happens."

    PET SEMETARY---the remake of the 1989 movie based on the Stephen King novel will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER).

    SLEEPAWAY CAMP---remake underway of the cult 1983 slasher movie which was made famous by its kinky ending.

    THE MATRIX---Keanu Reeves commented on another sequel, "I don't believe there will be one. I don't know what the Wachowskis are doing right now other than working on JUPITER [ASCENDING]. I don't know if they're thinking about another Matrix." He said about Neo being resurrected for a sequel, "I thought the way Thomas Anderson/Neo went our was pretty spectacular."

    INCARNATE---Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES) joins Aaron Eckhart in this horror movie about an exorcist who encounters an evil from his past while trying to save a nine-year-old boy.

    THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD---Patrick Wilson (INSIDIOUS) replaces Timothy Olyphant (JUSTIFIED) in this movie about the new sheriff of a border town who teams up with his predecessor to stop a drug cartel's killer from going on a rampage.

    LITTLE BLACK DRESS---movie underway from David Chase (THE SOPRANOS) in which a female New York cop, who suffered a disability while fighting in Afghanistan, teams up with a superstitious male cop to solve a major case.

    THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR---movie underway about a married couple who hold their last Christmas celebration to tell their adult children that they're separating. Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton, Annette Bening and Amanda Seyfried are in negotiations to star.

    PUBLIC MORALS---TNT pilot with Ed Burns (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) as star/writer/director and co-producer. The plot involves a 1967 New York vice cop who is a member of the Public Morals Division. Steven Spielberg is co-producer.

    WONDERWORLD---Starz pilot about about two FBI agents who infiltrate the Mob-run porn industry in the 1980s. Owen Wilson and Rene Balcer (LAW & ORDER) are the co-producers.

    THE AVENGER---CW "updated Biopunk" series underway, based on the 1930s pulp magazine, in which a young woman who can change her appearance seeks to solve the murder of her parents.

    DIRTY WEEKEND---movie underway in which a businessman and his female co-worker are delayed in a city where, a year earlier, he got drunk and had an encounter which has haunted him since. The two investigate what really happened that weekend. Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve star.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-11-04 13:36   

    WONDER WOMAN---Jaimie Alexander (THOR: THE DARK WORLD) hinted she may be discussing playing Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN in addition to returning as Sif in a third Marvel Studios THOR movie. Alexander said she was, "having discussions with both companies." She also said, "I would love for DC to put Wonder Woman in one of their upcoming flicks, either in her own movie or Batman vs. Superman, or just something even to introduce her."
    FORBES magazine interviewed Alexander about BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN and reported, "[Alexander] kind of knows the story line for that movie." This led to speculation she might play Wonder Woman in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN. She also might play Wonder Woman in a stand-alone movie that Warners has said it's very interested in developing.

    STAN LEE'S MIGHTY 7---Stan Lee superhero franchise underway including three animated movies, an animated tv series and an Archie Comics comic book. The movie plot for the first movie, BEGINNINGS, involves Lee encountering seven aliens with super powers who are fleeing evil forces and the military from their own planet. He takes them to his Malibu house and teaches them to use their powers to become superheroes.
    The movie's voice cast includes Lee as himself, Armie Hammer as Strong Arm, Teri Hatcher as Silver Skylark, Christian Slater as Lazer Lord, Sean Astin as Kid Kinergy, Mayim Bialik as Lady Lightning, Darren Criss as Micro, Flea as Roller Man, Michael Ironside as Xanar and Jim Belushi as Mr. Cross.

    THE EXTINCTION PARADE---the Max Brooks (WORLD WAR Z) comic book about vampires battling zombies to save mankind for its blood supply is being made into a tv series according to one source, "[the comic book] currently in the process of being signed as a tv series for one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood."

    STAR TREK 3---Joe Cornish (ATTACK THE BLOCK) is reported to be the top candidate to direct the sequel.

    THE CLIENT LIST---Lifetime canceled the series after unsuccessful negotiations with Jennifer Love-Hewitt who reportedly wanted her real life pregnancy and relationship with co-star Brian Hallisay be included in the series.

    IT TAKES A THIEF---movie underway based on the cat burglar tv series that starred Robert Wagner and Malachi Throne. The movie involves a young CIA agent who recruits a master thief to work for the government. Universal Pictures might be planning on the movie to be the first in a franchise. The original series ran on ABC from 1968-1970.

    STUNG---photo released from the horror movie in which a male and female catering employees fall in love as they battle giant mutated wasps who attack a high-society event. Peter Stormare, Lance Henriksen and Jessica Cook star.

    ROCKY & BULLWINKLE---DreamWorks Animation short film underway with June Foray returning as the voice of Rocky. The studio is also releasing an animated movie about characters who were in the original tv series MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN.

    MODERN FAMILY---Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Krakowski and John Benjamin Hickey will guest star on the same episode. ABC ordered full-season episodes for THE GOLDBERGS, TROPHY WIFE and four episodes of SUPER FUN NIGHT. ABC did not order new episodes for BACK IN THE GAME.

    CULT---new untitled NBC sitcom starring Ellie Kemper (THE OFFICE) about a woman who escapes from a cult and starts life over in New York. Tina Fey is co-writer/co-producer.

    SOCIETY 2: BODY MODIFICATION---sequel underway to the 1989 cult horror movie SOCIETY that starred Billy Warlock (BAY WATCH). Writer/director Brian Yuzna said, "It would take place in these super-exclusive late-night clubs they have in Hollywood. Once you get in there's always a VIP room, or a VVIP room that's always off limits...The problem is, as always, financing."

    DIRT---biomovie underway based on the book about Motley Crue.

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     Posted: 2013-11-05 12:18   

    NCIS---Emily Wickersham will replace Cote de Pablo in the November 19 episode. Wickersham plays NSA analyst Ellie Bishop who assists the NCIS team. Her role was originally a recurring role but has been upgraded to a permanent character.

    DOCTOR WHO---photos released for the BBC America tv movie
    AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME which is about how actor William Hartnell, production assistant Verity Lambert and director Waris Hussein helped create the sci series in 1963. David Bradley, Jessica Raine and Brian Cox star. Premiere is November 22.

    THE SHINING---David Cronenberg commented on Stanley Kubrick and THE SHINING,

    "I think I'm a more intimate and personal filmmaker than Kubrick ever was. That's why I find THE SHINING not to be a great film. I don't think he understood the (horror) genre. I don't think he understood what he was doing. There were some striking images in the book and he got that, but I donít think he really felt it.
    In a weird way, although heís revered as a high-level cinematic artist, I think he was much more commercial-minded and was looking for stuff that would click and that he could get financed. I think he was very obsessed with that, to an extent that Iím not. Or that Bergman or Fellini were."

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---director JJ Abrams said he wants to bring back the mystery of the original movies:

    "I loved how STAR WARS had that sense of a world far beyond the borders of what you can see and have been told. Itís one of the things it did so brilliantly.If you watch the first movie, you donít actually know exactly what the Empire is trying to do. Theyíre going to rule by fear Ė but you donít know what their end game is.
    You donít know what Leia is princess of. You donít yet understand who Jabba the Hutt is, even though there is a reference to him. You donít know that Vader is Lukeís father, Leia is his sister Ė but the possibility is all there.
    The beauty of that movie was that it was an unfamiliar world, and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went."

    BREAKING BAD---Bob Odenkirk commented on his prequel spin-off BETTER CALL SAUL:

    "Hereís what I told Vince [Gilligan] and Peter Ė Pete Gould is also writing that show Ėweíre gonna make it fresh. Itís not gonna be BREAKING BAD 2.0 or whatever.
    Itís a different show and itís gonna have a different energy and weíre not gonna try to just extend BREAKING BAD. That canít be done. That show is great, itís done, itís all wrapped up and delivered, and now weíre gonna do something fresh and new with a character that is rich and funny, and everyoneís excited about it.
    And we wanna make sure the audience sees right away that itís not a continuation of BREAKING BAD, but rather its own thing that hopefully is gonna be entertaining on its own terms.
    I said I wanna have a little more sympathy for this guy. I wanna understand maybe how heís a human being and not just a hungry hippo trying to get all the money."

    THE WOLVERINE---the sequel is underway with director James Mangold in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to direct and write a sequel treatment.

    SYFY---Mark Stern, head of Syfy's original programming, has left his position to become a producer of a new tv series. Stern was apparently transferred by new owner Comcast. He has received criticism for being partly responsible for abrupt cancellations of Syfy series including FARSCAPE, EUREKA, SANCTUARY, CAPRICA and STARGATE: UNIVERSE. He received additional criticism for Syfy's reality series including professional wrestling.

    12 MONKEYS---Syfy tv pilot underway based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam sci fi movie that starred Bruce Willis, Madeline Stowe and Brad Pitt. Aaron Stanford (NIKITA, X-MEN) and Amanda Schull (SUITS, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) star.

    CRISIS---NBC midseason series underway about a group of children, whose parents are Washington DC's power elite, are on a field trip when they are ambushed by mysterious conspirators. Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney star.

    CELL---John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in this movie based on the Stephen King novel.

    SAVAGE---movie underway based on the comic book about a mysterious killer and his protege who are caught up in a war between Bigfoot and werewolves. James Cotten (LA LINEA) is the director.

    LAKE PLACID VS. ANACONDA---Sony Pictures direct-to-dvd monster movie underway which brings the giant anaconda and giant crocodile movie franchises together.

    KANE & LYNCH---Gerard Butler is in talks to star as Kane in this movie based on the video game. Vin Diesel has been offered the part of Lynch.

    AMERICAN ULTRA---Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg star in this comedy movie about a stoner with a secret past and his girlfriend who are targeted by a covert government operation.

    LA VIDA ROBOT---George Lopez and Marisa Tomei star in this movie based on the true story of four illegal immigrant teens who build an underwater robot that wins a national robotics competition.

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     Posted: 2013-11-06 11:57   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---an open casting call for a "major Disney movie" may be for the two lead characters in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. It also could also be a trick since director JJ Abrams pulled a similar ruse for his SUPER 8 movie.


    RACHEL - Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17, she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by.
    Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.

    Thomas - Has grown up without a fathers influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn't have the strongest sense of himself, despite this he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can't take life too seriously.

    DOCTOR WHO---the BBC released a synopsis of the 50th anniversary special:

    "The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. n 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery. In 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England. And somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.
    All of reality is at stake as The Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him."

    ARMY OF DARKNESS 2---Bruce Campbell commented on reports that the sequel is underway, "It's all internet B.S. - there's no reality whatsoever. These random comments slip out of either my mouth or Sam Raimi's mouth, next thing you know, we're making a sequel.
    So, unless you have an announcement from Renaisssance Pictures - it's not real. Or unless you have a start date, or a release date.
    We do appreciate people's enthusiasm for another 'Army of Darkness,' but they should just wait until it's real."

    FADE OUT---thriller movie underway starring Aaron Eckhart as a writer recovering from a nervous breakdown. While recovering at a seaside Caribbean villa paid for by his beautiful wife, he starts a screenplay about a jealous husband who murders his unfaithful wife. When his real life wife disappears, he is the main suspect.

    HARRY AND THE BUTLER---movie underway starring Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine in which a down-on-his-luck New Orleans jazz virtuoso inherits a large sum of money. He then hires a down-on-his-luck English butler.

    ROOTS---History Channel 8-hour miniseries remake underway of the 1977 miniseries based on the Alex Haley book. The remake will have a "contemporary take".

    JUSTIFIED---Season 5 premiers on January 7. ARCHER premiers on January 13.

    LILYHAMMER---Season 2 premiers on Netflix on December 13.

    CHUCK---Zachary Levi commented on a movie based on his tv series, "I'm working on it. The show is still airing in some markets in the world, in Japan they're still showing the fifth season, so you can't rightly make a movie without them having finished that whole journey. You gotta have a little time to decompress, and then you go make a movie."

    SAW 8---a source said, ďLionsgate is incredibly active in developing an eighth Saw.Ē

    MARVEL SUPERHEROES---Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige commented on the possibility of movie featuring Marvel superheroes from Marvel, Sony Pictures (Spider-Man) and 20th Century Fox (X-Men), "I would say, not any time soon would we be in a position to team up with other studios who [have] a few of our characters, because we have so many characters ourselves Ė but I would never say never."

    THE PURGE 2---the sequel is underway with writer/director James DeMonaco returning.

    THE JUNGLE BOOK---Jon Favreau is in talks to direct Disney's third movie based on the Rudyard Kipling book.

    CHRONICLE---Max Landis revealed the source of the superpowers in the movie, ďa race of crystalline organisms that communicate and propel themselves through radio waves, and turn higher life forms into telekinetic drones.Ē Landis planned for a trilogy with the sequel plot about, "two embittered souls as antiheroes trying to catch the survivor of the first film." Landis is no longer involved with the movies.

    THE FOLLOWING---Jacinda Barrett (ZERO HOUR) will have a recurring role on the series.

    EXIT 147---Taylor Kitsch stars in this movie as a sadistic cop who torments a young traveler he encounters in the dessert.

    POMONA KINGS---Fox series underway that is an updated version of Romeo and Juliet which involves two Southern California families, one white and one hispanic, who are rivals in custom drag car racing and the rival son and daughter who fall in love.

    ABATTOIR---horror movie underway about a real estate agents who tries to sell a mansion where a massacre occurred and meets a twisted old man who draws the agent into the massacre.

    HELLIONS---horror movie underway in which a pregnant teen must survive three deadly trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Chloe Rose stars.

    STILL ALICE---Julieanne Moore stars in this movie based on the novel about a Harvard psychology professor who discovers she is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

    A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL---Lifetime tv movie starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood underway based on the Broadway play.

    MADAME BOVARY---latest movie based on the novel is underway starring Mia Wasikowska.

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     Posted: 2013-11-12 12:38   

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---it appears Lex Luthor will be in the sequel after director Zack Snyder mentioned Luthor, "Superman is an alien. He comes from an alien world. Lex loves to call him an alien." Then director Kevin Smith added to Snyder's comment, "That's a spoiler."
    Sequel "sources" say Terry O'Quinn (LOST) is a candidate to play Luthor. Earlier rumors had Bryan Cranston in the role, but Cranston denied he was involved.

    DC COMICS---Guillermo del Toro said he's working on his movie JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK (with Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre, Zatara and Zantanna) and that Warner Bros. plans projects on all DC Comics superheroes, "We're still on (JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK), writing, and hopefully it will happen but there are no developments that are new. We're still at Warner Bros., they are making plans for the entire DC universe. All the superheroes, all the mythologies, and part of that is JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. They're planning on TV, movies, and all the media, so we have to fit into that plan."

    ENTOURAGE---supermodel Kate Upton (TOWER HEIST) is in talks to co-star in the movie, possibly as Vincent Chase's love interest.

    MALEFICENT---movie poster released showing Angelina Jolie as the villainess in the 1959 Disney movie SLEEPING BEAUTY. Sharlto Copley and Elle Fanning also star.

    OUTCAST---new Cinemax series based on the upcoming exorcism comic book by Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD).

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Elizabeth Olson confirmed she's playing Scarlet Witch.

    VIVA LA MADNESS---sequel underway to the 2004 movie LAYER CAKE with Jason Statham in the role originated by Daniel Craig. The sequel involves international drug-dealing and money-laundering.

    PETER PAN---movie underway about the origins of the young Peter Pan. Joe Wright (ATONEMENT) is in talks to direct.

    BASTILLE DAY---movie underway about two Americans living in Paris, an artist and an ex-CIA agent, who team up to prevent an attack on the city. Idris Elba (THOR: THE DARK WORLD) stars.

    WAHLBURGERS---new A&E reality series from Mark and Donnie Wahlberg about the family-owned restaurant in Boston.

    CRAWLSPACE---horror movie underway about a family that moves into a haunted house. Phil Claydon (LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS) is the director. James Wan is the producer.

    SUMMER CAMP---horror movie about summer camp counselors who are infected and turn into crazed killers with the uninfected battling the infected.

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     Posted: 2013-11-07 12:33   

    MARVEL/NETFLIX---Disney will produce four Marvel superhero series to air on Netflix which will culminate in "a miniseries programming event", THE DEFENDERS. The series, DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, IRON FIST and LUKE CAGE, will have 13 episodes each and will begin airing on Netflix in 2015.

    BLACKBIRD---David Mamet (THE UNTOUCHABLES) movie underway in which a woman discovers her dead grandfather, a Hollywood special effects artist, also worked for US special ops and may have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Cate Blanchett and James Badge Dale star.

    SEAL TEAM 666---Dwayne Johnson stars in this movie about a secret SEAL team whose mission is to save the world from demons, deadly cults and other supernatural menaces.

    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES---10-episode tv series underway based on the 1996 Robert Rodriguez vampire movie. DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz will play the main characters that were originally played by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino. Don Johnson will have a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw. Rodriguez will direct the first two episodes which will air on the El Rey Network.

    MARA---Olga Kurylenko (OBLIVION, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) stars in this horror movie as a criminal psychologist investigating a sleeping man who was supposedly strangled to death by his wife. The psychologist encounters an ancient demon who attacks people in their dreams and has targeted her and the dead man's daughter as its next victims.
    Also, Kurylenko and Jaimie Alexander (THOR: THE DARK WORLD) are two of four actresses who have reportedly tested for the Wonder Woman role in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN.
    Another rumor says Dick Grayson/Nightwing will also appear in the movie with Grayson and Batman not having spoken to each other in years.

    TERMINATOR 5---a rumor says the new movie will have John Connor traveling back in time to save a young Sarah Connor from The Terminator. The rumor adds the two candidates for John Connor are Garrett Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY) and Boyd Holbrook (THE HOST). The candidates for Sarah Connor are Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES), Brie Larson (21 JUMP STREET) and Margot Robbie (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET).

    GHOSTBUSTERS 3---a rumor claims Emma Stone and Jonah Hill have been offered co-starring roles in the sequel which will introduce a younger team of Ghostbusters.

    THE LOST CITY OF Z---Robert Pattinson will co-star with Benedict Cumberbatch in this movie based on the book about the disappearance of Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett who led a 1925 expedition in the Amazon jungle to find the legendary city of El Dorado

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY---FX renewed the series for Season 4.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows) will appear in next week's episode.

    DRIVE HARD---John Cusack and Thomas Jane star in this movie about an ex-race car driver who is forced to drive a thief in a race in Australia's Gold Coast.

    TERRITORIAL---horror movie set in colonial Australia in which four escaped convicts flee a rag-tag police group into a valley where local tribesmen claim the "Great Evil" dwells.

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     Posted: 2013-11-08 12:30   

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---three actresses have tested for a female role which is thought to be Wonder Woman or Bruce Wayne's love interest: Olga Kurylenko (OBLIVION, QUANTUM OF SOLACE), Elodie Yung (GI JOE: RETALIATION) and Gal Gadot (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS). A fourth actress described as being "tall, brunette, athletic and exotic" who is thought to be Jaimie Alexander (THOR: THE DARK WORLD) also tested, but her commitment to Marvel Studios may prevent her from getting the role.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Cobie Smulders confirmed she's in the sequel, ďI think Iím in AVENGERS 2, but it is very top secret. I hope Iím in AVENGERS 2. I didnít get my invitation yet. Well, actually, they know Iím in it but they donít know to what degree Iím in it.Ē She later added: ďI am really excited to read the script because they are introducing Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch into the Avengers universe and the bad guy is going to be very interesting.Ē

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---JJ Abrams explained why he and Lawrence Kasdan (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) replaced Michael Arndt in writing the script, ďWorking with Michael was a wonderful experience and I couldnít be a bigger fan of his or adore him moreÖ [But] it became clear that given the time frame and given the process and the way the thing was going that working with Larry in this way was going to get us where we need to be and when we needed to be.Ē Insiders say producer Kathleen Kennedy wanted a delay in the premier to 2016 because the script is not in the stages of being completed, but the studio insisted the December 18, 2015 premiere date be kept with Abrams in agreement.

    DOCTOR WHO---new photos from the 50th anniversary special in which Joanna Page plays Queen Elizabeth I. Also, Steven Moffat commented on John Hurt's Doctor Who, "Itís a rougher, tougher Doctor. It looks like somehow heís been through it a bit. We are saying ĎThis isnít a Doctor whoís just appeared, heís been around, heís been in this form for a while.í So one of the notes was make it look as though heís been knocking around in this incarnation for a bit.
    We didnít want to imply that heíd just been around for a little while. Thereís a whole lot of stuff you missed! Itís a nice thing to be able to say in the show, and for no one to be able to contradict you, that there were years that you didnít know aboutÖ we lied and lied, thereís a whole big old chapter you didnít know."

    FLYING TIGERS---ten-hour miniseries underway about the legendary US volunteer fighter pilots who flew for China during World War II. The script is by William McDonald (ROME). Ron Shelton (BULL DURHAM) is one of the directors involved. Premiere is the summer, 2015. The project will be shown as three theatrical movies in China.

    MISSILE---photo of Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in this untitled Cameron Crowe comedy movie set in Hawaii in which a military contractor and a female US Air Force pilot team up to stop a missile launch. Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin also star.

    EVERLY---photo of Salma Hayek in this movie about the mistress of a Yakuza leader who becomes an FBI informant and has to flee after being discovered.

    THE INTERN---comedy movie underway starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert De Niro in which the female head of a big company hires a senior citizen as an intern.

    NFL---Ridley Scott is the director/producer of this untitled movie about the long-term effects of concussions suffered by NFL players.

    SPOOKS: THE GREATER GOOD---Kit Harington (GAME OF THRONES) and Jennifer Ehle (ZERO DARK THIRTY) star in this movie based on the British tv series in which a young MI5 agent must stop a terrorist attack on London which involves his mentor's suicide and an escaped terrorist and uncovers a global conspiracy.

    SOMNIA---horror movie underway starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane in which an orphaned boy's nightmares become reality.

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     Posted: 2013-11-13 12:52   

    GHOST---tv series remake of the Oscar-winning 1990 movie is underway at Paramount TV. Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg starred in the movie. Akiva Goldsman (THE DA VINCI CODE) will co-write the pilot script.

    TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE---The CW remake of the George Romero horror anthology series that aired from 1984-1988 is underway. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (FRINGE, STAR TREK) are the producers. Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, is the writer.

    THE WALKING DEAD---new photo released from the November 17 episode.

    DIG---USA Network six-part miniseries from Tim Kring (HEROES) and Gideon Raff (HOMELAND) in which an FBI agent in Jerusalem investigates the murder of a female archeologist and uncovers a 2,000 year-old conspiracy that could change the course of history.

    MARVEL/NETFLIX---writers for two of the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series were announced. DAREDEVIL will be written by Drew Goddard (CABIN IN THE WOODS, WORLD WAR Z). JESSICA JONES will be written by Melissa Rosenberg (THE TWILIGHT SAGA).

    SONS OF ANARCHY---creator Kurt Sutter says he's thinking of a spin-off prequel series, "I've had discussions with the network about it, and I think they are open to it...I think there is something really interesting about the origins of the club. And to do a period piece set in the '60s, post-Vietnam could be kind of cool. I don't think we would dovetail and start right after the series ended, but it's something I'm potentially excited about it."

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Ryan Murphy announced Stevie Nicks will guest star in an undisclosed role later in the season.

    TEMPLE RUN---Warner Bros. movie underway based on the video game. David Heyman (HARRY POTTER, GRAVITY) is the producer.

    WAR OF THE ROSES: THE CHILDREN---movie sequel underway to the 1989 movie that starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. The sequel is based on the novel's sequel which has the adult son and daughter of Oliver and Barbara Rose also having problems like their parents. They must deal with adultery, rape, arson and blackmail.

    BODY OF PROOF---Dana Delany tweeted on the status of her ABC series, ďSorry to disappoint some, but #bodyofproof will not be resurrected. May she rest in peace. Time for new adventure,Ē

    NAPOLEON---Napoleon Bonaparte biomovie underway at Warner Bros. with Rupert Sanders (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN) as the director. The movie's plot is that most of what is known about Napoleon is not true with the biomovie portraying him as a Scarface-type "gangster boss".

    ENDURANCE---Sony TV cable tv miniseries underway about explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Wolfgang Petersen (DAS BOOT, AIR FORCE ONE) is the director/producer.

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     Posted: 2013-11-11 12:05   

    THE WALKING DEAD---spoiler alert (see below).

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---director Kevin Smith said director Zack Snyder showed him a photo of Ben Affleck wearing the new Batman suit, "I saw the Batman costume. More than that I saw a picture of him (Affleck) in the costume. Now, I don't want to give anything away 'cause that is up to them and stuff, but I am going to say this, I instantly bear hugged him (Snyder). You have not seen this costume in a movie on film before, and for a comic book fan it was mind bending. I was like 'Get out of here, only you have enough power to pull this off.' Because everyone always like does this Matrix/X-men black armor...It was fantastic. I'm already a flag waver for this movie, but the costume, it blew my mind. I think everyone is just gonna be like 'Holy ****!' It's its own thing, man. It's like we haven't been down this path at all. I was so elated....Even the hardest core ď**** all thisĒ person will be like 'alright, I'm ready.'"
    Also, the three candidates to play Dick Grayson/Nightwing are Adam Driver (the top candidate), Ezra Miller and Penn Badgley.

    PANZER 88---Gary Oldman (THE DARK KNIGHT), Jay Baruchel (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON) and Thomas Kretschmann (THE PIANIST) are reportedly in talks to star in this World War II horror movie. Set on the Eastern Front in Russia, the crew of a German King Tiger tank are at a Jewish village that was targeted by the SS when they encounter a stranded SS officer and are then stalked by a supernatural monster. The producers are Gary Kurtz (STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) and Ivor Powell (ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER).

    MURDER, SHE WROTE---Angela Lansbury commented on the NBC remake of her popular CBS series, ďI think itís a mistake to call it MURDER, SHE WROTE because MURDER, SHE WROTE will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person ÖSo Iím sorry that they have to use the title MURDER, SHE WROTE, even though they have access to it and itís their right.Ē
    Lansbury said about the remake's star, Octavia Spencer.ďI saw her in THE HELP and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress. So I wish her well, but I wish it wasnít in MURDER, SHE WROTE."

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3---Dan Stevens (DOWNTON ABBEY) will star as villain Sir Lancelot. The sequel is set in London.

    THE CONJURING---spin-off prequel movie underway about Annabelle the doll.

    THE BOURNE LEGACY---Justin Lin (FAST FIVE) will direct the untitled sequel with Jeremy Renner expected to return.

    TWO AND A HALF MEN---Charlie Sheen tweeted an apology to series creator Chuck Lorre, "hey Chuck. I have an idea that u need to hear after I make amends to you and yours. which I will do in person. xox c ". Lorre fired Sheen after Sheen called Lorre, among other things, "stupid, stupid little man and a p----y punk that I never want to be like."

    SYFY---the James Bond movie marathon begins on November 28, and the Star Trek movie marathon begins on November 30.

    BORDERTOWN---new Fox/Seth MacFarlane animated sitcom about two families on the US/Mexico border.

    WARCRAFT---director Duncan Jones said the movie will involve Anduin Lothar vs. Durotan, Human and Orc heroes and is set in Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth.

    DOWNTON ABBEY---the series was renewed for Season 5.

    VISIONS---horror movie underway about a pregnant woman's horrifying visions. Isla Fisher, Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons are in negotiations to star.
    THE WALKING DEAD---The Governor returns on the November 17 episode which also introduces three new characters: Dan, a grandfather; Laura a single mom and ex-nurse; and Melody, a single girl in her 20s. Robert Kirkman said about The Governor's return, "This guy was completely driven by ego and the fact that he lost all this and it drove him to a point where he slaughtered his own people ó this is not a guy who is just going to be able to come back from that. Weíre going to see a very different Governor when he does come back."

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     Posted: 2013-11-14 13:08   

    DOCTOR WHO---the BBC released a six-minute short film prequel to the 50th anniversary special.

    Short film link:

    JURASSIC WORLD---Chris Pratt (PARKS AND RECREATION, ZERO DARK THIRTY) is in talks to play the lead male role, an ex-military man, opposite Bryce Dallas Howard who plays a corporate scientist. Irrfan Khan (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) is up for a supporting role.

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---Jennifer Lawrence commented on Mystique at the movie's beginning, "We find Raven, she's split off from Eric and Charles and she's kind of her own agent. She has one mission of trying to assassinate somebody and it will be her first kill basically, and because we've seen her in the future and what she becomes and this is kind of a turning point for her."

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---photo released of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

    THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW---Brooke Shields will guest star on three episodes of the sitcom as a cougar, "Shields will play Deborah, a smart and beautiful single mother with a sweet and nerdy personality who doesn't quite have it all together. She'll meet Ian Henry (Conor Romero), Mike Henry's (Michael J. Fox) 19-year-old son, at a ballroom dance class and the chemistry between the two is unmistakable."

    AMERICAN IDOL---Mariah Carey commented on her one-season stint as a judge, "Honestly, I hated it. I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment, and I was just like, 'Okay. Randy Johnson will be there; I've known him forever. He used to play bass for me. Like, this isn't a big deal. This will be nothing.' But it wasn't that. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan."

    BEOWULF---new Syfy series underway about the Viking who battled the monster Grendel.

    THE BRINK---new HBO sitcom about a dovish Secretary of State, a young foreign service officer and a Navy ace. Tim Robbins and Jack Black star.

    STAR CRAZY---The CW/George Lopez series underway about a young Hispanic woman's rise from poverty to hit singer.

    MONSTER HIGH---live-action movie underway based on the Mattel doll line.

    MAYA RUDOLPH---Rudolph is the star/producer of an untitled NBC variety show pilot with Lorne Michaels as co-executive producer.

    DANGEROUS LIAISONS---tv series underway based on the French novel LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. Christopher Hampton, who wrote the original play and Oscar-winning 1988 movie, will write the tv series script which will be based on the novel and not his previous works.

    BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE---new horror movie with a plot involving a scientist and his family who are victims of a violent home invasion which forces him to release his flesh-eating scientific experiments on the intruders.

    NOT WITHOUT HOPE---Dwayne Johnson stars in this movie based on the memoir by trainer Nick Schuyler, who was on a fishing trip with three others, including NFL players Marquis Cooper and Cory Smith, when their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD---documentary about the vampire culture with Anne Rice and Gary Oldman.

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     Posted: 2013-11-15 12:01   

    THE WALKING DEAD---George A. Romero said he tuned down an offer to direct episodes of THE WALKING DEAD, "Once they bleed out of pop culture I'll be able to go back and do them again. I donít want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place. THE WALKING DEAD is the number one television series in the States, WORLD WAR Z, games, commercialsÖ Ugh! Itís too much!
    It feels like I donít have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of THE WALKING DEAD but I didnít want to be a part of it. Basically itís just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in whatís happening now."
    Robert Kirkman commented on the future of the comic book, ďI think the book will go past 300 issues at this point. Charlie and I absolutely love what weíre doing and it is exactly the thing I have wanted to do ever since I wanted to do comics. Iím having the time of my life. The book is going to go on for a long time and no one is safeÖ not even Rick.Ē

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII--photo released shows director/writer JJ Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, members of the studio workshop and R2D2.

    KICKBACK---Famke Janssen (GOLDENEYE) joins the cast of John Cusack, Mischa Barton, Rutger Hauer, Sean Astin, Michael Biehn and Tom Sizemore in this movie based on the true story of a Moscow detective who investigates the murder of a female war correspondent and uncovers a conspiracy.

    THE CITY THAT SAILED---Will Smith stars in this movie about the daughter of a New York magician who is in England and discovers a magic room. She wishes to be reunited with her father and then Manhattan breaks off from New York and sails to England. Sean Levy is the director.

    HELL ON WHEELS---AMC renewed the series for Season 4.

    KING OF THE KASTLE---Asa Butterfield (ENDER'S GAME) is in talks to co-star with Clive Owen in this movie about a boy who blackmails an adulterous man.

    RASPUTIN---FX miniseries underway based on an upcoming book about the infamous adviser to Russia's Tsar Nicholas II who was supposed to heal his hemophiliac son. The script is by Paul Scheuring (PRISON BREAK).

    THE MACHINE---movie about a British scientist who develops a female robot for the British military that is the ultimate killing machine. Toby Stephens (DIE ANOTHER DAY) and Caity Lotz (ARROW) star.

    JOHN OLIVER---untitled new HBO satirical news series starring Oliver.

    LIVING AMONG US---found footage movie underway about a documentary crew that interviews a family of secret vampires. William Sadler, John Heard and James Russo star.

    JEEPERS CREEPERS 3---director Victor Salva commented on the status of the second sequel, "There may finally be some very good news for those waiting for the third Jeepers film to go before the cameras."

    REEL ZOMBIES---found footage movie about two filmmakers trying to complete their third zombie movie of an unsuccessful trilogy when a global zombie plague erupts.

    SPITFIRE---Lionsgate biomovie about Louise Smith, the pioneering female stock car racing driver of the 1950s.

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     Posted: 2013-11-18 12:35   

    BREAKING BAD---an alternate ending to the series finale spoofed the ending to NEWHART and MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. The alternate ending is included on the BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES dvd set.

    Alternate ending video link (scroll down to the SECOND "UPDATE" video):

    THE WALKING DEAD---the spin-off series is reportedly a prequel about the origin of the zombie plague and early efforts to contain it. Robert Kirkman has said the spin-off is not based on material in his comic book and is not set in Georgia.

    JAMES BOND---MGM and Danjaq have bought the rights to Kevin McClory's 007 franchise which includes SPECTRE and Ernst Stavro Blofeld. McClory obtained partial rights to SPECTRE, Blofeld and THUNDERBALL after a 1961 copyright lawsuit against Ian Fleming in which McClory claimed he created these parts of the 007 series that were included in Fleming's novel without his permission. McClory was a co-producer on THUNDERBALL which was remade as NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN which was not an official EON Productions Bond movie.
    The acquisition of McClory's Bond material could mean SPECTRE and Blofeld may finally return to the Eon Bond movies after their last appearance in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER in 1971.

    THE HUNGER GAMES---Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence and other cast members have asked author Suzanne Collins to write a fourth novel which would be made into a fifth movie. The author's agent commented, "The books were 'done', and that there were no plans for a fourth trip for Katniss into the world of the Capitol."

    PREACHER---AMC reportedly ordered a series pilot based on the horror comic book, and Seth Rogen is involved in some capacity. Rogen tweeted, "Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring one of my favourite stories ever to life." Which was later followed by, "Arseface. John Wayne, The Saint of Killers [characters in the comic book]".

    HOW I MET YOUR FATHER---CBS confirmed earlier reports that it's developing a spin-off series to HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER with an all-new cast.

    THE KILLING--Netflix ordered Season 4 with six episodes. Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are returning.

    IRONMAN---Terence Howard commented on why he didn't return in the sequels and took at jab at Robert Downey, Jr.:

    "This is gonna get me in a lot of trouble. It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out.
    We did a three picture deal. did the deal ahead of time. A certain amount for the first one [$4.5 million]. For the second a certain amount [$8 million].
    For the third... they came to me for the second one and said, 'We will pay you 1/8th of what we contractually had for you, because we think the second one will be successful with or without you.' And I called my friend who I helped get the first job and he didn't call me back for three months." Howard also sarcastically commented on his friend, "Oh, I love him. God's gonna bless him."

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Adam Driver denied reports that he's a leading candidate to play Dick Grayson/Nightwing in the sequel, "No. Not that I know of, no. If you find out, let me know, then I'll know."

    PETER PAN---Javier Bardem is in talks to play villain Blackbeard the Pirate in the Peter Pan origin movie.

    BEAUTIFUL RUINS---movie underway based on the novel about a young actress filming the movie CLEOPATRA in 1962. Imogen Poots stars with Todd Field (LITTLE CHILDREN) as director.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Sony Pictures' Spider-Man newspaper, THE DAILY BUGLE, confirmed the death of Dr. Rajit Ratha which was implied in the movie, "The New York City Coronerís Office yesterday positively identified a badly decomposed body found in the sewers beneath lower Manhattan as that of Dr. Rajit Ratha, 46, formerly of Oscorp Industries. A resident of New York City, Ratha was born on March 13, 1967 in Jaipur, India. Ratha was the Director of Business Development in the Biogenetic Division of Oscorp in Manhattan."

    THE HEAT---spin-off movie underway ay 20th Century fox about two characters from the original movie played by Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin. Director Paul Feig said, ďJamie and Jessica are two of the funniest people on this planet. They took small roles in THE HEAT and turned them into characters worthy of their own movie. I canít wait to unleash Beth and Gina on the world. Run for your lives.Ē

    THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE---Terry Gilliam said he's attempting to finish the movie he started in 2000 that would have starred Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort, "I'm going to try to do 'Don Quixote' again. I think this is the seventh time. Lucky seven, maybe. We'll see if it happens. This is kind of my default position, going back to that. I actually just want to make it and get rid of it. Get it out of my life."

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     Posted: 2013-11-20 12:30   

    EL PRESIDENTE---Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, MR. & MRS. SMITH) will direct this Tom Cruise comedy movie about a squeaky-clean Secret Service agent assigned to protect a womanizing, boozing ex-President after he becomes an assassination target. Cruise, who stars in Liman's upcoming sci fi movie EDGE OF TOMORROW, wants his A FEW GOOD MEN co-star Jack Nicholson, to co-star in EL PRESIDENTE. Cruise and Liman met with Nicholson, who is retired, and told him, "he [Cruise] won't do the movie without him."

    SABOTAGE---photo from the movie about an elite DEA team that hits a drug cartel safe house and absconds with the drug money until they are killed off one by one. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington (AVATAR), Terrence Howard (IRON MAN), Max Martini (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), Olivia Williams (THE SIXTH SENSE) and Mirielle Enos (WORLD WAR Z) star.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---it's been confirmed that R2-D2 will appear in the movie. A recent photo showed Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples of the R2-D2 Builders Club with JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. Towersey and Steeples will build and maintain R2D2 for the movie. Steeples said, "It all started when Kathleen Kennedy toured the R2-D2 Builders area at Celebration Europe this past summer in Germany. She posed for pictures with us, looked at all the droids we'd built and was very complimentary. I mentioned that the R2-D2 Builders in the U.K. were available if required, as a semi-joke. When I was contacted to work on the film by [executive producer] Jason McGatlin, it was on her recommendation."

    THE STRAIN---FX ordered 13 episodes of the Guillermo del Toro series about a CDC team battling a vampire plague in New York.

    DOCTOR WHO---an online petition by fans wants Steven Moffat to develop a new series featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor Who. McGann appeared in the recent prequel short to the 50th anniversary special and appeared as Doctor Who in a 1996 tv movie.
    McGann said he's interested in the role, "Well, it's like with the mini-episode - if they send you the script and it's good, you'll do it. So, you know, these things are only as good as the material. So the real question is if the material was good enough and if you were available, you'd do it - cos it's a Who!"

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---photo of Stevie Nicks on the set in which she will play herself in a future episode.

    BEETLEJUICE 2---Winona Ryder commented on if she's appearing in the sequel, "I'm kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening." Michael Keaton and Tim Burton are reportedly interested in returning also.

    FAST AND FURIOUS---Paul Walker commented on the franchise's future, "Well, the studio supposedly wants 8, 9 and 10. Iíll be 50. Even if 7 were to [tank], thereís at least an 8. Thatís a guarantee."

    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5--Simon Pegg confirmed he's returning for the sequel.

    THE LAST TYCOON---HBO pilot underway based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel with Billy Ray (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) as writer/director/producer.

    ARROW---Katrina Law (SPARTACUS) will play Nyssa al Ghul, a member of the League of Assassins, daughter of Ra's al Ghul and step-sister of Talia.

    NECESSARY ROUGHNESS---USA Network canceled the series.

    PARASYTE---two-part movie underway by Toho Company (GODZILLA) based on the comic book about a teenage boy who is infected by an alien parasite. Takashi Yamazaki (SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO) is the director.

    THE DEVIL'S ROOMING HOUSE---movie rights to the book about Amy Archer-Gilligan, the first US female serial killer who ran a nursing home and used arsenic to kill its residents. She was the inspiration for ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.


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     Posted: 2013-11-21 12:11   

    LIFEFORCE---tv series underway based on the 1985 Tobe Hooper cult sci fi movie that starred Steve Railsback, Mathilda May and Patrick Stewart. Ringleader Studios bought the tv rights to the novel SPACE VAMPIRES which the movie was based on. A graphic novel and video game are also planned.

    THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN---Hammer Films is remaking its 1957 movie that starred Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing. The remake is set in the present and involves the Abominable Snowman being accidentally awakened by a scientific expedition that is illegally climbing the mountains.

    DOCTOR WHO---a second prequel mini episode "The Last Day" was released leading up to the 50th anniversary special.

    "The Last Day" video link:

    PERSON OF INTEREST---spoiler alert (see below)

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Warner Bros. registered possible titles for the sequel:


    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE REST OF THE STORY---Paramount Pictures claims it has owned the rights to the original movie since 1999 and will block the planned sequel. The sequel's producer claims the rights are in the public domain.

    STAR TREK---JJ Abrams commented on reports of a new Trek tv series, "I have been hearing for as long as I can remember that CBS, who has the rights to the series, has just been saying theyíre not interested. Thatís the word Iíve been told."

    THE STAND---director Scott Cooper (CRAZY HEART) has left the movie based on the Stephen King novel due to creative differences with Warner Bros. Cooper replaced Ben Affleck.

    JACOB'S LADDER---James Foley (HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct the remake of the 1990 cult movie that starred Tim Robbins.

    SANDMAN---Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly in talks to star in the movie based on a David Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT) proposal to Warner Bros.

    THREE TO KILL---Colin Firth stars in this movie underway based on the French novel about a businessman in France who witnesses a murder and is pursued by the murderers. He then decides to reverse the situation and pursues them. Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, JACK REACHER) is the director.

    THE RIGHT MISTAKE---Laurence Fishburne will star in this tv series based on the Socrates Fortlow novels. Fishburne played Fortlow in the 1998 HBO movie ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED.
    PERSON OF INTEREST---creator Jonathan Nolan commented on killing off Det. Joss Carter, "We felt that Carter's connection to police corruption from the pilot onward -- this is one of the themes of our show, the enemy within... For this story -- HR, police corruption -- it was a natural boiling point that would put her first and foremost into focus." Nolan added that Carter might return in future episodes, maybe in flashbacks.

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     Posted: 2013-11-22 12:55   
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 posted and later removed art for a new Godzilla book GODZILLA: LIGHT AND SOUND! that includes a Godzilla figure that are a tie-in to the GODZILLA remake movie. It's not known if the art represents the actual Godzilla in the remake or if it was temporary art. The 48-page book includes a history of Godzilla and color photos from the remake movie. The figure has a "fire-breathing" light in its mouth and audio of his iconic roar. The book and figure will be released on April 8, 2014.

    TOLKIEN---JRR Tolkien biomovie underway which will focus on his younger days at Pembroke College and his combat in World War I and how they impacted his works. Peter Chernin (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) is the producer.

    TELL NO ONE---Gavin O"Connor (WARRIOR, MIRACLE) will direct the movie based on the thriller novel which was also made into a French movie. The plot involves a doctor who receives an email apparently from his wife---who was murdered by a serial killer eight years before.

    THE STRAIN---David Bradley (HARRY POTTER, GAME OF THRONES) joins the cast of the FX/Guillermo del Toro horror series as Prof. Abraham Setrakian. He replaces John Hurt who originated the role in the pilot. Prof. Setrakian may have insight into helping a CDC team that is battling a vampire plague that is spreading throughout New York.

    ARROW--The CW hinted that Solomon Grundy/Cyrus Gold will appear in the midseason finale.

    MARVEL COMICS---Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal said about Sony's future movie plans, ďWe are going to access Marvelís full world of Spider-Man characters, so be on the lookout for new heroes and villains.Ē

    THE WOODS---new Syfy haunted house series from Chris Fedak (CHUCK) and Liz Phang (90210) in which a woman returns to a mysterious mansion from her childhood and encounters the entities that took her sister when they were young girls.

    SLEEPER---movie underway based on the comic book with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as producers. The script is by Shawn Ryan (THE SHIELD) and David Wiener (THE KILLING).

    SWELTER---Jean-Claude Van Damme movie about a double-crossing gang that stole $100 million from a Las Vegas casino. Alfred Molina and Catalina Sandino Moreno also star.

    FATHER AND DAUGHTER---Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul star in this movie about a successful, mentally ill Manhattan novelist and his equally troubled daughter.

    THE CROW---Norman Reedus (THE WALKING DEAD) is the lead candidate for a character named "James" in the remake movie.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-11-25 11:31   

    DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR---the first BBC One ratings show 10.2 million viewers tuned in for the 50th anniversary special which is second only to the Christmas 2010 episode.

    TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION---photo released of the sequel featuring the new Optimus Prime.

    FLEMING---director Duncan Jones (SOURCE CODE, MOON) has left the Ian Fleming biomovie to direct WARCRAFT.

    ROAD HOUSE---remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie is underway with director Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, XXX).

    JOHN LANDIS---the director (ANIMAL HOUSE, TRADING PLACES) commented on current Hollywood movies,

      "Some of us were very lucky. I started to make movies for the studios in the '70s. They were dying, but at least they were still studios.
      There are no original ideas. What there is -- and this is something no one understands -- is that it is never about the idea, it is about the execution of the idea. The film studios are all now subdivisions of huge multinational corporations.
      Time Warner, British Petroleum, Sony -- these aren't companies, they are f*cking nations. They are these giant international things that don't pay taxes. It's ridiculous. They're like pirates. It really has to do with desperation, because they don't know how to get people into the theaters, so they bring back 3D and make all this kind of sh-t.
      It's very common now to spend more money selling a movie than making a movie. So the reason they make remakes and sequels is because they're brands, like Coca Cola.
      They remake movies because they have presold titles. It's tragic, because you have things like Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE which is a brilliant movie, and yet the remakes have made a lot more money."
      When I did ANIMAL HOUSE,I could point at the studio and tell you who owned it: Lew Wasserman was Universal, David Begelman was Columbia, Arthur Krim was United Artists, Steve Ross was Warner Brothers.
      I don't know who owns these companies now. There are no individuals who say, 'Sure, I'll take a risk.' Because the risks are now huge. Many of my movies made more money the second, third, or fourth week, because we used to have what we call word of mouth. Now if a movie doesn't make money its first two days, you're f*cked!
      There will always be good movies being made. It's just harder and harder to see them. And the studios are no longer interested in making good movies -- they're interested in movies that will bring you in."

    THE WALKING DEAD---Andrew J. West (GREEK) will guest star as a character who is a "remix" of a character from the comic book. West might be promoted to a full cast member.

    JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME---Van Damme has two new movies underway. ENEMIES CLOSER is about a forest ranger/ex-SEAL who teams up with a rival after a drug cartel forces him to locate a missing drug shipment in the wilderness of the US/Canadian border. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is about an unstable ex-Marine who is stranded in the jungle of a corporate island retreat with office workers he's supposed to teach.

    WITCHES OF EAST END---Lifetime renewed the series for Season 2.

    BLANCO---Cinemax pilot underway about a double-crossing criminal/informant who uses his position to build a criminal empire. Shiloh Fernandez (EVIL DEAD) stars.

    HAUNTED HOUSE---untitled ABC unscripted pilot about haunted houses from Blumhouses Productions (INSIDIOUS).

    MOON KNIGHT---a new comic book featuring the Marvel Comics superhero returns in March, 2014 and is set in New York.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2013-11-26 13:24   

    KOJAK---Vin Diesel is the star/co-producer of the movie remake based on the Telly Savalas cop series that ran on CBS from 1973-1978. In reply to a fan's question about what director Diesel would like to work with next, Diesel replied on his Facebook page, "Kojak...New York..Ang Lee" It's not known if that means the Oscar-winning Lee (LIFE OF PI) is actually directing KOJAK or just wishful thinking on Diesel's part. The KOJAK movie script is being written by the team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (CASINO ROYALE, SKYFALL).

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---video released showing Magneto's involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    Video link:

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Matt Smith (DOCTOR WHO) reportedly in talks for an undisclosed role, and Jason Flemying said he auditioned for an undisclosed role. An inside source revealed a new role to be casted, "a 40-something military man a la Matt Damon in ELYSIUM."
    JJ Abrams jokingly commented on if C-3PO was joining R2-D2 in the sequel, "They have different agents."

    DOCTOR WHO---the BBC released a synopsis and poster for the Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor".

    "Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universeís deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor.
    Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe."

    BREAKING BAD---Vince Gilligan commented on what happened to Jesse, "My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they're going to find this kid's fingerprints all over this lab and they're going to find him within a day or a week or a month. And he's still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents. But yeah, even though that's the most likely outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it."

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Chris Cooper commented on his character, Norman Osborn, "[AMAZING] SPIDER-MAN 2 was an introduction to Norman. And ó you'll see ó an extremely odd introduction, which apparently will lead to something more."

    THE MALTESE FALCON---the only falcon statue that was confirmed to be in the classic 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie was sold at auction for $4,085,000.

    SYFY---midseason premieres of LOST GIRL, BEING HUMAN and BITTEN is on January 13.

    FROM DUSK TIL DAWN: THE SERIES---Wilmer Valderrama (THAT '70S SHOW) will play the lead villain in the 10-episode series based on the vampire movie.

    DAY OF THE DEAD---remake underway of the 1985 George Romero sequel with Mark Tonderai (HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET) as director.

    CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER---remake underway of the 1974 Hammer Films horror movie. Simon Oakes of Hammer said, "I've offered it to Ben Wheatley! I've told him Kronos is his whenever he wants it. You can put that in print! That might get him off his arse! [laughs] I'm a huge fan of Ben's. I told him, 'Whenever you want Kronos, it's yours, mate. Just get back to me.' And he never got back to me! So we'll shame him in print into doing it now!...People at Comic-Con always ask if we're doing a new one, and I always say, 'Yeah, we're doing Kronos!' and the blogosphere goes wild. So if we can find the right writer to reimagine it then that's what we'll do."

    KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA---Peter O'Toole has come out of retirement to co-star in this movie about Katherine of Alexandria and Constantine the Great. Joss Ackland, Steven Berkoff, Edward Fox and Nicole Keniheart star.

    THE PRINCE---movie underway about an ex-Las Vegas hitman who returns to Las Vegas to find his missing daughter and clashes with old enemies. Bruce Willis, Jason Patric, John Cusack and Gia Mantegna star.

    STANDARD HAPPINESS PACKAGE---movie underway based on the short story about a man who is hired by a high tech company to experience pain for its clients. John Krokidas (KILL YOUR DARLINGS is the director.

    LONGMIRE---A&E renewed the series for Season 3.

    STAN LEE---Lee, producer Avi Arad (SPIDER-MAN) and Sony Pictures are reuniting for a new undisclosed superhero movie.

    BILL & TED 3---Keanu Reeves commented on the sequel's status, "BILL & TED 3 is waiting for a rewrite from the writers, and weíre still trying to find a way to finance the film. We donít have a director, we donít have any money, so weíre trying to get a script. Maybe if we have a script, they will come, I donít know." he added about possible future movies, "I would like to have played John Constantine again. I liked playing that character and there seemed to be a way to continue that. Thatís the only one that comes to mind."

    UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT---Denzel Washington and Will Smith will apparently star in the remake of the 1974 comedy movie underway that starred Bil Cosby and Harry Belafonte. Nicholas Stoller (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL) is rewriting the script.

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     Posted: 2013-11-27 11:34   

    QUENTIN TARANTINO---Tarantino said his next movie will be a Western, "I can't talk that much about it, but I will say one thing. I haven't told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre. It's a Western. It's not a DJANGO sequel, but it's another Western, and the thing is I had so much fun doing DJANGO and I love Westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one, it's like 'well okay, now let me make another one now I know what I'm doing.'"

    THE STAND---Paul Greengrass (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) is Warner Bros.' top candidate to replace the departed Scott Cooper as director of the movie based on the Stephen King novel.

    NAPOLEON---Napoleon Bonaparte miniseries underway produced by Steven Spielberg and based on Stanley Kubrick's unproduced 1961 screenplay. HBO is considering the miniseries, and Baz Luhrmann (THE GREAT GATSBY, MOULIN ROUGE) is the top candidate for director.

    BELA KISS: PROLOGUE---horror movie based on the true story of Hungarian serial killer and suspected vampire Bela Kiss who killed 23 women and kept their pickled bodies in metal drums during World War I. Kiss eluded capture and was never apprehended. The movie is set a century later with bank robbers hiding out in a remote hotel and encounter Kiss.

    CASTLES IN THE SKY---BBC World War II drama underway about Robert Watson-Watt's inventing radar which was crucial in the RAF defeating the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain. Eddie Izzard (OCEAN'S TWELVE) and Laura Fraser (BREAKING BAD) star.

    MAX---movie underway based on the true story of a military Belgian Shepherd dog who is traumatized by the death of its Marine handler. The dog bonds with the Marine's troubled teenage brother, and they work to solve the mystery of the Marine's death. Boaz Yakin (REMEMBER THE TITANS) is the director.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Max Martini (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) will play bodyguard Jason Taylor.

    AMC---two pilots underway. KNIFEMAN is set in 18th century London and involves a man who harvests organs for his brother, a brilliant surgeon. The pilot is inspired by the biography of 18th century London surgeon John Hunter. GALYNTINE is set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors avoid technology because the apocalypse was caused by technology.

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     Posted: 2013-12-02 12:27   

    THE WALKING DEAD---spoiler alert (see below).

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---an "inside source" gave information on the movie:

    1. Comment on Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill returning, "I have only seen evidence for one of them having signed. I am not joining the skeptics suggesting they are not all back, but I can only tell you what I know. It would not surprise me if they did not all come back for EPISODE VII but maybe came back at varying points in the new trilogy. The script will determine their status."
    2. A location that has been mentioned many times before but never seen will be in the movie, ""One small hint: Star Wars The Old Republic has added a planet that has long been mentioned but never seen on film." Speculation says it is the Sith home planet of Korriban.
    3. Casting insight, "Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena and Taissa Farmiga all linked with roles - all exceptionally talented actresses. Whether any of them are cast is still unknown, but if you consider the quality of the people they are looking at - you can see the quality of the effort."

    Also, a source at Pinewood Studios, where the movie will be filmed , said, "A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done - inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood."

    THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG---Air New Zealand released a photo of its Boeing 777 jetliner with the Dragon Smaug from the movie on the fuselage.

    THE MIST---10-part miniseries underway based on the 2007 movie which was based on the Stephen King novella. Frank Darabont returns as a co-producer with Dimension Films. The original movie starred Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Laurie Holden. Dimension Films, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are developing a tv series based on SIN CITY.

    TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION---Michael Bay commented on the latest movie in the series, "I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool. This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won't be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]. It feels like a new chapter, this movie. But it's not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the Transformers movies, and this one starts three years after the last..."
    THE WALKING DEAD---question-and-answer session with showrunner Scott Gimple on the mid-season finale. Also, Season 4 resumes on February 9.

    Q: Was it always planned that the Governor would be killed off in Season 4?
    A: "This season was my approach from the start and the structure that I had in mind. It did have the Governor's fate sealed in this episode."

    Q: Did you originally plan on using a comic book scene and the Governor's line "Kill them all." in the scene about the attack on the prison?
    A: "Oh yeah. The tank was something amazing from the comic that I wanted to see and knew others wanted to see. It meant a lot when I read it in the comic...When the Governor drives that tank in, it's different than it was in the comic; it's very much closing up this guy's story. When he goes into the prison in this episode, it's an incredibly a self-destructive act. He's lost Megan, Lilly has seen him kill Hershel. Why does he drive that tank into the prison? Rick says, "Without the fences, the place is worthless." But the Governor has lost everything; so when he says that iconic line from comic -- "Kill them all!" -- he's just a force of destruction at that point. Everything he wanted the prison to be is over. And that very much fit into the story we were telling.

    Q: Why did you decide to kill off Hershel?
    A: "From a story standpoint, they lost the prison, they lost their home, civilization and Hershel was the embodiment of a civilized and humanistic approach...Hershel was the driving force beyond -- Carl and Judith -- to Rick's change when we join him at the beginning of the season. Everything he tried to achieve had been taken away from him over the first five episodes, and now he's lost the person who walked him through that. It's a very important part of the story that Hershel died; it isn't just shock death. We're going to see now with all these things taken away from Rick if he can come back from this. Moving into the next season and a half, the loss of Hershel will be felt and will be this driving element in Rick's character."

    Q: Is baby Judith really dead?
    A: "There are a lot of walkers around there as well. It did not look good, and I don't want to say one way or another but what you see tells a story."

    Q: Now that the group was forced out of the prison, where do they go now?
    A: "I can't say. If you know the comic, there are a lot of differences from the comic that we do and a lot of differences that we have to do. There's going to be a lot of familiar stuff, brand-new stuff and remixed stuff. There are some things where you will totally know them and hopefully be expecting them, and then there will be stuff that's brand-new...Comic fans once again will absolutely see a lot of iconic moments."

    Q: Are the mysterious cabin and the dead military men who were rapists and murderers going to be in future episodes?
    A: "That cabin in and of itself will not be seen again. That's part of the Governor's story, and that story is over."

    Q: Is Carol returning after being banished?
    A: "She's going to appear sooner or later, but I can't say much. There is a bit of time from when we saw Merle on the roof in Atlanta and when he rejoined the story. It could be a bit but could be a long bit, but she will return at some point. We might have flying cars at that point, but she will return."

    Q: Will the fans find out who was feeding the rats?
    A: "We will absolutely find out more about the rats and the person who seemed to dissect that rabbit that Tyreese found in the tombs before the Governor showed up."

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     Posted: 2013-12-04 12:37   

    TERMINATOR 5---the two finalists to play Sarah Connor are reportedly Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Brie Larson (21 JUMP STREET). Speculation is that Clarke might be the lead candidate because director Alan Taylor has directed her on GAME OF THRONES. The roles of John Connor and Kyle Reece are yet to be cast.

    COMEDY MOVIE---untitled comedy movie underway about a movie being made where everything goes wrong. The script is by Stanley Donen (CHARADE, SINGING IN THE RAIN) and Elaine May (HEAVEN CAN WAIT). Mike Nichols is the producer. Christopher Walken, Charles Grodin, Ron Rifkin and Jeannie Berlin were involved in a reading for investors.

    FRANK DARABONT---commented on Hollywood shifting towards television because of inferior movie-making,

    "For one thing, there's a certain volume expected -- you're not sitting around for two or three years waiting for someone to say yes. So you go to work. There's a machine that kicks in with television and you have to keep it fed. That means we get to do what we do on a regular basis; we're not sitting around twiddling our thumbs.
    The other thing is, a lot of the best writing has fled to television because they don't want it in movies anymore. Hopefully the pendulum is swinging back, but I think movies by and large have sucked for some years now because it's all the special effects extravaganzas, and I don't give a damn about any of the characters because there's no writing there.
    You see that with the actors, too, who are coming to television for that very reason. They're getting stuff to play in television that they don't get to do in features.
    Certainly with Breaking Bad and going back to The Sopranos, it's more adult content now. It's not Mr. Ed anymore or The Beverly Hillbillies. You've got some serious storytelling going on with very adult content, and that is such a pleasure.
    Plus it's not all just gloom and doom on the feature side, but the other part of it is that television can give certain niche stories a chance. Like Breaking Bad never would have existed as a feature, I don't think, but it's brilliant television."

    300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE---poster released.

    HOUSE OF CARDS---Season 2 premiers on Netflix on February 14.

    BLACKLIST---NBC renewed the series for Season 2.

    DOWNTON ABBEY---the two-hour Christmas special is partially set in Buckingham Palace six months after the end of Season 4 and involves a scandal that threatens the British monarchy.

    HANNIBAL---Gillian Anderson and Eddie Izzard are returning for Season 2.

    THE LOST YEARS---History Channel series about Jesus Christ's younger years which will "explore Jesus' origins as an exorcist". The script is by Scott Kosar (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR remake, THE MACHINIST). Eli Roth is co-producer.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Marcia Gay Harden will play Christian Grey's adoptive mother.

    SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK---movie underway based on the children's novels. The script is by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (SAW).

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     Posted: 2013-12-03 12:19   

    STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS---JJ Abrams commented on Khan and the repeated denials about the character being in the sequel,

    "The goal was to not ruin it for anyone who wanted to go see it, but the fact is it ended up I think coming off like we were being coy and we trying to like act like more clever than we are or something. All it really was an attempt to not ruin the thing.The reason why, when you watch the movie you know it's Khan and after one screening everyone knows whatever it is. But, the idea was that for the first hour of the movie the characters in the film don't know. It felt like if we go out with it and we have articles where it's like "KHAN!" and we make it all about him, does it take away from the story.The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ĎThis is who it is.í It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept thatís what the thing was.The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like youíve really got to know what 'Star Trek' is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting.
    I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it"

    MAD MAX: FURY ROAD---director George Miller denied rumors that Mel Gibson will have a cameo in the movie, "It would have been nice somehow but, no, it's not true."

    NEMESIS---NBC miniseries underway about Eliot Ness, the Cleveland Director of Public Safety, and his efforts to apprehend the Torso Killer who may have killed and decapitated over 40 people in the 1930s.

    HANNIBAL---History Channel miniseries underway set in about Hannibal's early life up to the second Punic War and his rivalry with Scipio Africanus. The script is by Jeffrey Caine (THE CONSTANT GARDNER). Halle Berry is the executive producer.

    THE WOLFMAN---NBC series being developed based on the 2010 Benecio Del Toro horror movie.

    TURN---AMC Revolutionary War series about a New York farmer and his friends who form a spy ring to defeat the British. Jamie Bell stars.

    CHUCKY---creator Don Mancini tweeted another sequel is underway, "To the fans who've asked questions about Alice and the end of #CURSEOFCHUCKY; All will be answered in part 7!"

    VINCE LOMBARDI---biomovie underway about the NFL coach with a script by JC Chandor (MARGIN CALL).

    MEGAFOOT---horror movie in the early stages of development described as, "Megafoot will feature what we all want! Bigfoot fighting a Cyber-Bigfoot!" Rolfe Kanefsky (NIGHTMARE MAN) is the writer/director.

    THE DARKNESS---Marc Silvestri, head of Top Cow Productions, commented on the movie's status, "Weíre partnered with Len Wiseman on THE DARKNESS film. Itís over at New Regency, which is on the Fox lot. Weíve gotten one draft of the script and weíre working on that right now. Itís going to happen. Witchblade is in THE DARKNESS film. Originally she was going to be in there as an easter egg for the fans, who would know: hey, thatís Sara Pezzini, thatís the Witchblade.'

    DC COMICS---David Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT) is reportedly working on low budget movies of DC Comics SUICIDE SQUAD, BOOSTER GOLD, TEAM 7 and DEATHSTROKE.

    YOUNG JUSTICE---rumored The CW/DC Comics tv series underway about the younger days of the Justice League.

    CATS---Andrew Lloyd Webber said a movie based on his play may be underway, "[Universal Pictures] has now got CATS out of the drawer in which they locked it years ago when they bought the rights and suddenly theyíre talking about a film.Ē


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     Posted: 2013-12-05 12:19   

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---director Zack Snyder confirmed Gal Gadot (FAST AND FURIOUS) will play Wonder Woman in the sequel, "Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
    A rumor claims Callan Mulvey (ZERO DARK THIRTY) is a candidate to play the main villain.

    WARCRAFT---Colin Farrell (MIAMI VICE), Paula Patton (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL), Ben Foster (3:10 TO YUMA) and Rob Kazinsky (PACIFIC RIM) are signed to star in the movie based on the video game. Dominic Cooper (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) is in negotiations to co-star.

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---new photo released.

    DOMINION---new Syfy series which is a sequel to the 2010 movie LEGION which starred Paul Bettany. The series is set in post-apocalypse Las Vegas after archangel Gabriel and his angels have waged a 25-year war against mankind. Archangel Michael decides to aid mankind against his former angels. Christopher Egan (KINGS), Roxanne McKee (GAME OF THRONES) and Anthony Stewart Head (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) star.

    DAREDEVIL---Ben Affleck said the only regret he has among his movie flops (GIGLI, PHANTOMS, JERSEY GIRL, etc.) is DAREDEVIL, "The only movie I actually regret is DAREDEVIL. It just kills me.
    I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe thatís part of the motivation to do Batman."

    VERONICA'S ROOM---movie underway based on the Broadway play by Ira Levin (ROSEMARY'S BABY).

    VERONICA MARS---the movie premiers on March 14, 2014.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN---Lance Reddick (THE WIRE, FRINGE) will join the cast as Papa Legba, a "voodoo Satan".

    ONCE UPON A TIME---Rebecca Mader (LOST) will have a recurring role as a major villain. Alexandra Metz (THE ORGINALS) will play Rapunzel.

    MOZART IN THE JUNGLE---Amazon Studios pilot described as about "sex, drugs and classical music" in which the veteran conductor of the New York Symphony is forced into retirement by a younger conductor. Malcolm McDowell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Bernadette Peters star. Roman Coppola is the co-writer.

    BALLERS---movie underway about an NBA star and his short, younger brother who has an inferiority complex. LeBron James and Kevin Hart star.

    CLUB LIFE: MIAMI---HBO series underway about a reformed criminal who seeks a fresh start in the Miami nightclub scene. John Singleton (BOYZ N THE HOOD) is the writer/executive producer.

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     Posted: 2013-12-09 11:49   

    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE---spoiler alert (see below).

    EDGE OF TOMORROW---new photos from the alien invasion movie starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt which premiers in June, 2014.

    THE EQUALIZER---new photo of Denzel Washington in the movie remake of the1980s CBS series that starred Edward Woodward. Washington plays ex-secret ops agent Robert McCall who helps others in order to atone for the sins of his past. Chloe Moretz and Melissa Leo also star. Premiere is September 26, 2014.

    INDIANA JONES---Walt Disney Pictures agreed to a deal with Paramount Pictures in which Disney will distribute all future Indiana Jones movies, and Paramount retains the distribution rights to the first four movies.

    TERMINATOR 5---the working title for the reboot Terminator movie is TERMINATOR: GENESIS. Also, a Terminator tv series is underway which will "follow a critical moment from the original 1984 Terminator movie, taking it in a completely different direction that the film." The tv series and the reboot movie will be connected to each other.

    TOP GUN 2---producer Jerry Bruckheimer signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to do the sequel with Tom Cruise showing interest. A reboot of BEVERLY HILLS COP directed by Brett Ratner is also part of the deal.

    THE EXPENDABELLES---the all-female spin-off of THE EXPENDABLES has added Charlize Theron to the list of Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich who have been offered starring roles.

    THE RUNDOWN---director Peter Berg said he's working on a sequel to his bounty hunter comedy movie that starred Dwayne Johnson, , "We just met with writers, so we're trying to do it. I really want to do it. I've talked to Dwayne. I have an actor in mind that I can't say that I want to work with Dwayne on it, and we want to do it." Berg commented on a movie sequel to his FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, "There's not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn't. I've come to believe it's probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it's gonna happen."

    GOTHAM---Fox series underway about the early days of Detective James Gordon. The series is currently casting for a 10-year-old Bruce Wayne.

    STAR TREK---writers Patrick McKay and JD Payne will join Roberto Orci in writing the next movie. Orici's partner, Alex Kurtzman, is not co-writing the movie.

    ZOOLANDER 2---Ben Stiller commented on the sequel, "It definitely could happen. It just hasn't really come together yet, but there's a script that Justin Theroux and I worked on that we really like, and it's just a matter of figuring out how to do it right."

    SHANNARA---MTV tv series in development based on the fantasy novel series. If the series is approved, Season 1 will be based on the second novel THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA. The creators are Jon Favreau (IRONMAN) and the team of Al Gough and Miles Millar (SMALLVILLE).

    LOW WINTER SUN---AMC canceled the cop series due to low ratings.

    OUIJA---movie underway based on the Hasbro game in which high school students investigate the death of a fellow student who was using a ouija board just before she died. Olivia Cooke (BATES MOTEL) and Douglas Smith (PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS) star.
    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE---a reportedly reliable synopsis of how villain Apocalypse will appear in the sequel to X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST:

    "The credits bumper jumps back to the past with a young Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in a ramshackle house in the desert eating dinner, clearly on the run from all the authorities who want to bring him down. While using a well outside to get some water, the young Magneto sees something fall from the night sky and crash to Earth nearby.
    Upon inspecting the impact zone, he encounters what is described as an "alien form" who is "towering, terrifying, with a twisted metal face and dark pits for eyes." It's Apocalypse and he says, "I have crossed rivers of time to find you." Magneto asks, "Who are you?"
    The alien responds, "I am your future." Suddenly Apocalypse merges with Magneto, who screams and blasts an insane amount of energy and shockwaves around him. This energy explosion levels everything around him, with a blast radius that goes for miles. As Magneto looks at what he's done, he has a realization of the power he now holds and a villainous grin begins to form before the film cuts to black."

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     Posted: 2013-12-06 12:21   

    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE---director Bryan Singer announced the next movie features Apocalypse and will premiere on May 27, 2016. Also, 20th Century Fox hired writer Simon Kinberg (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) to create a "Marvel Style" universe for future X-Men and Fantastic Four movies.

    WOLVERINE---Hugh Jackman commented on returning for the next movie, "I donít know whether or not I will do this next movie. I am really proud of (The Wolverine) and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. Thatís exciting, to see what we come up with but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesnít reach those, I wonít be doing it."

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---two more agents will be joining the series: a black weapons expert and a munitions expert with ties to Coulson and Ward.

    COOTIES---photo released from the movie starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson in which a mysterious virus infects the students of a remote elementary school and turns the children into crazed killers who attack their teachers. The script is by the team of Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan (INSIDIOUS).

    DEAD SNOW: RED VS. DEAD---new photo from the sequel in which the zombie Nazis seek to finish their mission in Norway.

    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE SILVER CHAIR---the sequel movie is underway featuring Eustace Scrubb with a script by David Magee (LIFE OF PI).

    HOMELAND---untitled movie underway starring Pam Grier as an ex-Homeland Security agent who is called back to duty to lead an elite team of agents against domestic terrorists.

    MOB CITY---the new Frank Darabont/TNT series premiere drew a modest 2.29 million viewers.

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC---NBC's live telecast starring Carrie Underwood averaged an impressive 18.5 million viewers.

    HE'S F----KING PERFECT---Amanda Seyfried stars in this comedy movie about a social media expert who tries to get her best friend to dump her perfect boyfriend so she can pursue him.

    LANCE ARMSTRONG---Dustin Hoffman will co-star in the untitled Lance Armstrong biomovie starring Ben Foster.

    SCORNED---AnnaLynne McCord and Billy Zane star in this movie about a woman who seeks sadistic revenge on her lover when she discovers he's having an affair with her best friend. Mark Jones (LEPRECHAUN) is the director. VOD premiere is February 4, 2014.

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     Posted: 2013-12-10 11:27   

    MOST OVERPAID ACTORS---FORBES released its list of 2013's Most Overpaid Actors.

    1. Adam Sandler
    2. Katherine Heigl
    3. Reese Witherspoon
    4. Nicolas Cage
    5. Kevin James
    6. Denzel Washington
    7. Steve Carell
    8. Jennifer Aniston
    9. Matt Damon
    10. Ryan Reynolds

    STAR TREK---director Joe Cornish (ATTACK THE BLOCK) was supposedly the top candidate to direct the sequel, but it's been confirmed he's "no longer involved".

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES) is in talks for an undisclosed role, but speculation is it could be The Martian Manhunter or Doomsday.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Jack O'Connell (HARRY BROWN, EDEN LAKE) is a candidate for an undisclosed role. A source said, "He's met with Abrams and the signs I'm getting are that this meeting went very well. I've been trying to ascertain if O'Connell's role is the same one Matt Smith was up for, or indeed the same one that has been subject to open casting calls, and I can't say that I'm sure."

    JACK REACHER---Tom Cruise sequel underway based on the novel NEVER GO BACK.

    CALIFORNICATION---Showtime announced the upcoming Season 7, which premieres in April, 2014, will be the last.

    MAE WEST---HBO tv biomovie underway with Bette Midler as the star/co-producer. William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) is the director/co-producer. The biomovie is based on West's autobiography GOODNESS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

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     Posted: 2013-12-11 17:48   

    WORLD WAR Z---the sequel will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE). Brad Pitt returns as star/producer.

    GODZILLA--new poster and trailer released for the reboot movie.

    Trailer link:

    TERMINATOR: GENESIS---Jason Clarke (ZERO DARK THIRTY) is in talks to play John Connor.

    ROSEMARY'S BABY---NBC four-hour miniseries underway based on the Ira Levin novel which was made into a 1968 movie starring Mia Farrow. The miniseries will be written by James Wong (THE X-FILES, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and Scott Barrow (QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE).

    DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---poster released for the sequel about the war between Caesar's apes and human survivors of the virus plague a decade earlier. Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman and Kirk Acevedo star. Premiere is July 11, 2014.

    THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN---Peter Jackson commented on the sequel's status, "As soon as I'm free of THE HOBBIT, I'll be going back into doing TINTIN. It was held up by THE HOBBIT, but we have every intention of doing another TINTIN movie and it's just waiting on me to be done with these HOBBIT movies."

    LAW & ORDER: SVU---Dann Florek tweeted that he is leaving the series, "Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he'll live on in syndication land 4 evah!"

    BAD BOYS III---sequel underway with a script by David Guggenheim (SAFE HOUSE). Michael Bay is not returning as director.

    NO MAN'S RIDGE---monster movie underway about five heavily-armed hunters who pursue a Big Foot only to discover they're now the hunted. The script is by Eric Red (NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER).

    FIRE---movie underway based on the graphic novel about a college student who is recruited by the CIA into a program for expendable agents. Zac Efron is the star/producer. The script is by Jesse Wigutow (TRON 3).

    KING DAVID--new eOne King David series underway described as, ďepic mafia show in biblical clothing...full, contradictory character of the greatest warrior-king and patriarch of the Bible Ė a man who must make monstrous choices that betray his personal ideals and turn his family against him.Ē

    GUINEA PIGGING--comedy movie from the writers of RENO 911 described as, ďsophisticated comedy about a human drug-test subject.Ē Mitch Hurwitz (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) is the director.

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     Posted: 2013-12-12 11:15   

    GRUDGE MATCH---new photo from the comedy movie about two retired rival boxers who agree to one last boxing match. Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin and Kim Basinger star. Premiere is December 25.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY---Robert Knepper (PRISON BREAK) will play an original character named Antonius. Knepper will also appear in the tv series ARROW as villain The Clock King.

    SMILEY'S PEOPLE---Tomas Alfredson said his sequel to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY is still in development, but he's waiting for the cast to age naturally.

    OUR BRAND IN CRISIS---Sandra Bullock is in talks to star in this comedy movie based on the documentary about the 2002 Bolivian presidential election which used campaign tactics from Bill Clinton political strategists James Carville and Stan Greenberg. George Clooney is co-producer.

    BASKET CASE---new Spike TV series underway based on the Carl Hiaasen novel. Rob Reiner is the director.

    GRAND CENTRAL---new ABC series based on the Stephen King short story "The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates" which "centers on a widow who answers a phone call from her husband who died two days earlier in a plane crash. The husband predicts two tragedies that later come true and helps his wife avoid death."

    ENDANGERED---movie underway about a deputy and his estranged brother who search for the deputy's missing wife in the Alaskan wilderness after a giant grizzly bear goes on a killing spree. James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Billy Bob Thornton and Piper Perabo star.

    TARZAN---Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to co-star with Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz in this reboot movie directed by David Yates (HARRY POTTER). Margot Robbie (PAN AM) is a lead candidate to play Jane.

    EPISODES---Showtime renewed the series for Season 4.

    THE PURGE 2---Frank Grillo (THE GREY) will star in the sequel.

    ZEALOT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH---Lionsgate bought the movie rights to the book.

    DEAD SEA---horror movie underway about a marine biologist in a coastal town that is preparing a human sacrifice to save itself from a legendary giant lamprey from hell that is freed after an earthquake

    ANNE FRANK---animated biomovie underway by Ari Folman (WALTZ WITH BASHIR)..

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     Posted: 2013-12-13 12:06   

    THE NAKED GUN---franchise reboot movie underway starring Ed Helms (THE HANGOVER) as Det. Frank Drebin in a role originated by Leslie Nielsen. The script is by the team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (RENO 911, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM).

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3---Sony Pictures announced the sequel will be written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner and will premiere on June 10, 2016. Sony also announced the spin-off movies VENOM and THE SINISTER SIX. VENOM will be written by Kurtzman, Orci and Ed Solomon. THE SINISTER SIX will be written by Drew Goddard who also may direct.

    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS---Ridley Scott/20th Century Fox remake movie underway based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel. The original 1974 Sidney Lumet movie starred Albert Finney, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall.

    CHILD 44---new photo of Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman in this movie set in the 1950s Soviet Union in which a disgraced detective pursues a serial killer who preys on children.

    GODS OF EGYPT---Australian model Courtney Eaton will play the female lead/slave girl in this movie also starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (GAME OF THRONES) as Horus, Egyptian god of the sky, seeks revenge for the death of his father, Osiris, god of the dead. George Miller (MAD MAX) is the director.

    THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER---FX pilot from Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) about "a warrior knight in King Edward IIIís charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all."

    KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM---movie starring Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage in which a group of live action role players accidentally unleash a demonic monster. Video on demand release is February 11.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Don Cheadle confirmed he's in the sequel. Also, Simon McBurney will play the "new Jarvis".

    DOCTOR WHO---Steven Moffat commented on Matt Smith's final words as Doctor Who in the Christmas special, "I didnít think I would go that way, but a couple of months before I wrote it I did say to Mark (Gatiss) that I thought I knew what his last moment would be. And indeed his last line. But if it didnít fit the scene I wouldnít crowbar it in. Iíve had the vague storyline in place for a long while." The special will have a "fair amount " of nudity.

    ENORMOUS---web series underway based on the comic book in which an ecological disaster unleashes enormous monsters on mankind.

    THE DRUMMER--the Dennis Wilson/The Beach Boys biomovie was cancelled after Aaron Eckhart left due to schedule problems.

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     Posted: 2013-12-16 12:57   

    TERMINATOR: GENESIS---Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) will play Sarah Connor with Jason Clarke (ZERO DARK THIRTY) in negotiations to play John Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger also is reportedly starring.

    THE ODD COUPLE---Matthew Perry is the star/co-writer/producer of the CBS remake of the Neil Simon play. Perry will play Oscar Madison. It was made into a 1968 movie which starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. A 1970s ABC series starred Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

    AVATAR---James Cameron commented on the three sequels, "It's going to be a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora. We're blowing it out all over the place. At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but it turned out not to be necessary. I mean the Pandora that we have imagined will be a fantasy land that is going to occupy people for decades to come, the way I see it."
    Cameron also commented on rumors that the sequel will depict the underwater life on Pandora, "There's a fair bit of underwater stuff. It's been inaccurately said that the second film takes place underwater. That's not true. There are underwater scenes and surface-water scenes having to do with indigenous ocean cultures that are distributed across the three films."
    He added that the sequels will concentrate on Jake Scully's "family" on Pandora, "It was very Jake-centric. His story seen through his eyes. We spread it around quite a bit more as we go forward. It's really the story of his family, the family that he creates on Pandora. His extended family. So think of it as a family saga like THE GODFATHER." Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang and Zoe Saldana return for the sequels which will be filmed in New Zealand. The budget for the sequels is $415 million.

    HOMELAND---Morena Baccarin and Morgan Saylor will not be cast regulars in Season 4. Baccarin missed most of Season 3 due to her pregnancy, and Saylor's character drew intense fan anger in the previous two seasons.

    FAST AND FURIOUS 7---a British tabloid reported Paul Walker's younger brother, Cody, a stuntman, may be used to substitute for him after his death, "They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it's a shot they need Paul's face in close up they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees it's because he wants to honor his brother's memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving."

    SMOTHERED---parody horror movie directed and written by John Schneider (THE DUKES OF HAZZARD) in which actors who played masked serial killers are paid $1,000 to haunt an RV park and are then killed off one by one by a big-breasted blonde. Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH), Don Shanks (HALLOWEEN 5), RA Mihailoff (LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III), Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2) and Brea Grant (ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN) star.

    TRIPLE NINE---heist movie underway in which a gang of thieves plot to kill a Los Angeles policeman as a diversion to their heist job on the other side of the city. Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz star with Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael B Jordan in talks to co-star.

    BOURNE---director Paul Greengrass commented on returning with Matt Damon to the franchise, "I canít speak for Matt, but I agonized for a long period of time about it. In the end I felt I had given it my all in two films Iím very proud of and didnít want to make another if I didnít believe it could be as good if not better. I discovered in my heart I didn't have another one in me..."

    12 MONKEYS---Terry Gilliam commented on the Syfy tv remake of his 1996 movie that starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt, "No, I know nothing about that except what I read in the papers, I have no control, I get no money. I think itís a really bad idea frankly, particularly because I thought we did a very good film. I thought the script was wonderful, Chris Marker was very happy with 12 MONKEYS since it was inspired by "LA JETEE, and I think the series will have nothing to do with that."

    OUIJA--Matthew Settle (BAND OF BROTHERS, INTO THE WEST) has joined the cast of the movie based on the Hasbro game.

    SIX YEARS---Jonathan W. Stokes will write the script for the movie based on the novel with Hugh Jackman attached to star. The plot involves a college professor who attends the funeral of his ex-wife's husband and discovers the widow is not his ex-wife.

    ONCE UPON A TIME---Rebecca Mader (LOST) will play the Wicked Witch of the West.

    THE GALLIPOLI STORY---four-hour Australian miniseries underway with Sam Worthington as star/producer. The plot involves the failed World War I British, Australian and New Zealand amphibious invasion at Gallipoli, Turkey in order to seize Constantinople. It will premiere in 2015, the 100th anniversary of the invasion and will be marketed internationally as two 90-minute tv movies. Michael Rymer (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) is the director.

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     Posted: 2013-12-17 12:22   

    HOMELAND---spoiler alert (see below).

    FORBES TOP-GROSSING ACTORS---FORBES released its 2013 ten top-grossing actors.

    1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - $1.3 billion
    2. Robert Downey Jr. - $1.2 billion
    3. Steve Carell - $964 million
    4. Vin Diesel - $887 million
    5. Sandra Bullock - $862 million
    6. Paul Walker - $789 million
    7. Billy Crystal - $743 million
    8. John Goodman - $743 million
    9. Chris Hemsworth - $701 million
    10.Jennifer Lawrence - $700 million

    WONDER WOMAN---Adrianne Palicki (GI JOE: RETALIATION) commented on her WONDER WOMAN pilot not being picked up by NBC, "I got to play Wonder Woman which was, by the way, maybe one of the coolest things ever...I was devastated when it didn't go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would've been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume -- I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I'm really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I'll get to play that character or another awesome icon again.". She then added, "I'm waiting for Supergirl."

    SANDMAN---Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed he will be star/director/producer of the movie based on the Neil Gaiman comic. The script is by David Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT).

    USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE---World War II movie underway based on the sinking of the cruiser USS INDIANAPOLIS which was sunk after delivering parts to the first atomic bomb. Of the 1.196 crewmen, 300 died during the sinking, 317 survived and the rest died due to drowning, dehydration and shark attacks. Mario Van Peebles is the director.

    GI JOE---director Jon Chu is working on a second sequel and said Channing Tatum might return even though his character was killed off in the first sequel, "You never know. Storm Shadow died in the first one and came back in the second one, and then other characters have died and never come back. The G.I. Joe world, the best thing about it is you never know who's coming back and who's not."

    DIVERGENT---director Neil Burger will not be returning for the first sequel INSURGENT. A second sequel, ALLEGIANT, is planned.

    SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE---producer Harvey Weinstein said about a possible sequel, "I personally have never made a sequel, but I will make SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE as one. Iíve always wanted to do that and now we have the impetus to. There is so much intellectual property, and weíre in an age where, for however long it lasts, content is king."
    He also plans a sequel to ROUNDERS, "The guys [writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman] have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris, thatís all I want to say. There might be a certain beautiful Parisian actress involved in it, and then weíre off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich." Weinstein hopes Robert De Niro as the new supervillain. Weinstein is also developing tv remakes of GOOD WILL HUNTING and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER.

    SUSPECT---movie underway based on the novel about a Los Angeles cop who teams up with a German shepherd, who suffers from PTSD after combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, to find the man who killed his partner.

    NEW GIRL---Linda Cardellini (FREAKS AND GEEKS) will guest star as Jess' sister.

    JESSE OWENS---biomovie underway set during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN) is attached to direct.
    HOMELAND---showrunner Alex Gansa commented on killing off Brody, "There was a sense, at least among the writers, that the story had really come to an end...The big idea was that Brody had started to view himself as a cockroach, as someone who is un-killable and who brought misery wherever he went. And once that dawned on Brody - and once he realized the idea of redemption was a bankrupt idea - one thing led to another."
    He said about plans for Season 4, "the show is really going to have to undergo a serious reboot and reinvention...If there's one idea that we're floating around that feels like we could get some purchase on, it's the idea of seeing Carrie do what she was trained to do -- and that is being a case officer in a foreign country," he continues. "That feels like an interesting place to begin. But beyond that, we're in the enviable but terrifying position of starting again." He added that Mandy Patinkin is returning, "Everybody should rest assured that Mandy Patinkin is coming back as a series regular. I can tell you that with 100 percent certainty...Although he's not at a desk at Langley anymore, the CIA does outsource a lot of jobs to private contractors. He's going to be in that circle. He's still in the intelligence-gathering profession and the CIA could use somebody of his immense skills and knowledge for various intelligence work."

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     Posted: 2013-12-19 12:00   

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Joaquin Phoenix is being sought by Warner Bros. for an undisclosed starring role that is widely speculated to be Lex Luthor. Also, Chris Terrio (ARGO) will rewrite David Goyer's script.

    THE EXPENDABELLES---Zoe Bell (GRINDHOUSE) said she's in talks to co-star in the all-female spin-off movie, "I've been in and I've met. Yes, I've had meetings with people, but they haven't got a director attached yet so that's the next thing. I would obviously love to be involved in it."

    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE---director Bryan Singer said the three writers for the movie are Simon Kinberg (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) and the duo of Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris (X2: X-MEN UNITED).

    GO LIKE HELL---Brad Pitt may co-star with Tom Cruise in this racing movie based on the book GO LIKE HELL: FORD, FERRARI AND THE BATTLE FOR SPEED AND GLORY AT LE MANS.

    POX AMERICANA---movie underway set in the 1850s New Mexico Territory in which the President of the United States sends an Army officer and an Indian scout on a mission to assassinate the leader of the Navajo nation. Jean-Francois Richet (MESRINE) is the director. The script is by John Frank Hughes (BAND OF BROTHERS, 24).

    PAN---Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play villain Blackbeard the Pirate in the movie about the early days of Peter Pan.

    SHERLOCK---showrunner Steven Moffat commented on a possible movie based on the tv series, "I donít know, there would have to be a significant reason why youíd do it.
    Films, for some reason, take much longer to make so you would be reducing the amount of SHERLOCK youíre getting. If there was a really good reason to say why this story needs to be told in that way, then yes. Otherwise, I donít think thereís anything about cinema that outranks television these days, and I donít think anyone thinks that way."

    ANT-MAN---Paul Rudd is in negotiations to star as Ant-Man in the Marvel Studios movie.

    WARCRAFT---Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown will co-star with Collin Farrell, Paula Patton and Ben Foster in this movie based on the video game.

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3---Ricky Gervais is returning as Dr. McPhee for the sequel which is set in London.

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     Posted: 2013-12-20 11:39   

    ROBOCOP---new photos released from the remake movie starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. Premiere is February 12.

    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER---the one-hour series finale in which Ted meets his children's mother airs on March 31.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---villain Blizzard will appear in the upcoming episode.

    THE DIABOLICAL---horror movie underway starring Ali Larter (HEROES, RESIDENT EVIL) as a woman and her children who are victimized by evil forces in their house, so she turns to her scientist boyfriend for help.

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---costume designer Michael Wilkinson said Batman and Wonder Woman will have all-new costumes. Superman's costume will have "tweaks" from his MAN OF STEEL costume.

    KATIE---Katie Couric's syndicated talk show was canceled after two seasons.

    7 DEADLY SINS---Fox seven-hour miniseries underway from David Mamet (THE UNTOUCHABLES) about the seven deadly sins (wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony).

    I SAW THE DEVIL---US remake underway of the South Korean movie in which a special agent seeks revenge on the serial killer who murdered his pregnant fiancee.

    SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE---comedy slasher movie set in a remote town where a big-city cop and the local sheriff team up to stop a serial killer who has killed a sorority sister every year for 20 years. Tom Downey, Kevin Sorbo, Leslie Easterbrook, Richard Moll, Ed O'Ross and porn star Ron Jeremy star. Dvd release is February 14.

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     Posted: 2013-12-18 12:26   

    GILLIGAN"S ISLAND---movie underway based on the castaway sitcom that starred Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim Backus, Russell Johnson, Natalie Schafer, Dawn Wells and Tina Louise. Josh Gad was signed to be star/co-writer, but Warner Bros. did not disclose Gad's role. The sitcom ran on CBS from 1964-1967.

    THE WALKING DEAD---showrunner Scott Gimple commented on the second half of the season which premiers on February 9, "It's going to hit [Rick] in a way that we haven't seen before. If it's just the two of them, [Carl is] going to have to step up quite a bit because circumstances are wildly different and a lot will depend on him in terms of them just surviving. They don't have an awesome, dual-layer fence and brick buildings to hide behind. They're out in the world."
    Also, Frank Darabont, the series' original showrunner, is suing AMC claiming he is "owed tens of millions of dollars of profits" and the network "fired Darabont without cause shortly before season 2 aired precisely in order to avoid its contractual obligation to pay him increased profits (which vested fully at the conclusion of season 2) and to avoid its obligation to negotiate to hire him as showrunner for season 3."

    A.D.: BEYOND THE BIBLE---new NBC 12-episode miniseries which is a sequel to the History Channel's THE BIBLE. Jennifer Salke, head of NBC Entertainment, "In the first episode alone you see the last moments of the Crucifixion, Judas taking his own life after betraying Christ, Peter denying Jesus three times, and then the miracle of the Resurrection." Mark Burnett and Roma Downey return as the creators.

    LAZARUS---horror movie underway about research students who accidentally kill a team member. They reanimate her which unleashes a deadly force that threatens mankind. Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass star.

    QUEEN MARY---untitled horror movie underway inspired by the legendary hauntings on the former ocean liner.

    AWOL 72---movie underway about an AWOL Marine who possesses top secret information and is being pursued by an assassin. Luke Goss (HELLBOY: THE GOLDEN ARMY) stars.

    THE WEST---Discovery Channel/Robert Redford documentary series underway about the settling of the West from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the 20th century.

    HOW TO BE SINGLE---movie underway based on the novel about a 38-year-old New York woman who is seeking Mr. Right. Drew Barrymore is co-producer.

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     Posted: 2013-12-23 12:09   

    2013 Top 10 HIGHEST-GROSSING MOVIES---the Top 10 highest-grossing movie for 2013 are:

    1. IRONMAN 3--$1.2 billion
    2. DESPICABLE ME 2--$918.4 million
    3. FAST & FURIOUS 6---$788.7 million
    4. MONSTER UNIVERSITY---$743.6 million
    5. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE---$738.3 million
    6. MAN OF STEEL---$662.8 million
    7. GRAVITY---$642.5 million
    8. THOR: THE DARK WORLD---$621.6 million
    9. THE CROODS---$587.2 million
    10.WORLD WAR Z---$540 million

    JONNY QUEST---director Peter Segal (GET SMART) commented on the status of the live-action based on the animated tv series, "I would love to make that my next movie...We just hired a writer to do another pass. We already have a very good script. Then we go through budgeting hell and trying to get it into shape." The original series ran on from 1964-1965.

    WELCOME TO HARMONY---horror movie underway starring Jeffrey Donovan (BURN NOTICE) and Matthew Fox (LOST) set in Bangor, Maine in which a man, his young daughter and their neighbor must survive after a global chemical war has turned the rest of mankind into monsters.

    THE GAMBLER---Jessica Lange joins Mark Wahlberg in the remake of the 1974 movie that starred James Caan as a college professor with a gambling addiction who gets involved with the Las Vegas mob.

    WONDER WOMAN---producer Wesley Collier commented on a WONDER WOMAN stand-alone movie with Gal Gadot already confirmed as Wonder Woman in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, "We're super excited to have her in the film, it will be a ton of fun, but at the same time, we've got to stay focused on the film we're working on now."

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---the secondary villain in the movie is reportedly Baron Wolfgang von Strucker with Martin Csokas and Doug Rayscott being the candidates for the role.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Giles Matthey (TRUE BLOOD) joins the Fox 24 miniseries cast as a CIA computer whiz, and Gbenga Akinnagbe (THE WIRE) will play an ambitious CIA agent.

    THE SCRIBBLER---movie based on the graphic novel starring Kate Cassidy (ARROW), Eliza Dushku (DOLLHOUSE), Gina Gershon (SHOWGIRLS), Garrett Dillahunt (WINTER'S BONE), Michael Imperoli (THE SOPRANOS) and Billy Campbell (THE KILLING). Premiere is in 2014.

    2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH---horror movie about a young couple expecting their first child who encounter an evil entity that seeks their baby. Eric Roberts, Dee Wallace and Shelby Young star.

    NIGHTFALL---horror movie directed by Sergio Stivaletti (DEMONS) in which two friends must save mankind from a vampire conspiracy.


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     Posted: 2013-12-30 12:10   

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER--- new photos include Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and Hayley Atwell also star.

    GONE GIRL---new photo shows Ben Affleck starring in the David Fincher movie based on the novel. Rosamund Pike also stars.

    FANTASTIC FOUR VS. X-MEN---a rumor has 20th Century Fox developing a movie based on the 1987 four-issue comic book in which the Fantastic Four battle the X-Men.

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---a rumor claims Denzel Washington is a candidate to play Green Lantern backup John Stewart.

    THE WOLF OF WALL STREET---a reality series is being developed starring Jordan Belfort, the inspiration for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, which involves him "stepping in to help others who, like him, have hit rock bottom but still hold out some hope for redemption."

    BELIEVE---Justin Bieber's second concert documentary earned a disappointing $3.1 million in its first three days. Britney Spears' E! tv special I AM BRITNEY JEAN also was disappointing with only 706,000 viewers.

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     Posted: 2013-12-26 11:54   

    THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN---Tom Cruise is no longer attached to the MGM remake of the 1960 John Sturges Western due to schedule problems. The remake script was written by Nic Pizzolatto (TRUE DETECTIVE) and is being rewritten by John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE, SAVING MR. BANKS). The original movie starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Charles Bronson. Other MGM remakes underway are ROBOCOP, POLTERGEIST, DEATH WISH and WARGAMES. MGM's remakes of CARRIE and RED DAWN have been disappointments.

    REDBOX---Redbox said the ten most rented movies for 2013 were:

    2. THE HEAT
    3. WORLD WAR Z
    4. FLIGHT
    7. GROWN UPS 2
    10. NOW YOU SEE ME

    DOCTOR WHO---the Christmas special drew an impressive 8.29 million viewers in England compared to last year's Christmas special which had 7.59 million.

    WONDER WOMAN---Lynda Carter commented on if it will be strange seeing another actress, Gal Gadot, playing the role in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, "I don't think so. It was a long time ago. I care more about the character continuing than holding on to my piece of it. I hope she has fun with it." Carter also commented on Wonder Woman not being the main superhero in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, "And maybe that's better. She won't have to carry the whole film. It takes the pressure off. I wish her well. I'm just glad she's going to be out there again. Maybe she'll get her own show again."

    SHAZAM---director Peter Segal (GET SMART) commented on the status of the DC Comics superhero, "Now that Superman is being invigorated and going up against Batman, I think it's difficult for DC to figure out how to launch this character in the wake of Superman's resurgence...I've always loved Shazam, but I don't know if it's going to see the light of day anytime soon."

    POINT BREAK---Keanu Reeves commented on if he will return for the remake of his 1991 movie that also starred Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey, "Absolutely not. It's not my place." He said the remake, "sounds very exciting - but is it a good thing? I don't know. If they can find a way to do it that works out good, then God bless them."

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     Posted: 2013-12-27 11:45   

    WONDER WOMAN---Gal Gadot commented on fan hostility about her being too skinny to play Wonder Woman in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, "Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women of the new world. Breasts... anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I'd really go 'by the book''d be problematic."
    She added that she is training to gain weight for the role, "It's the physical preparations that I'm starting now. A very serious training regime - Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian...1,000 and 1 things...I'll gain body mass."

    SHERLOCK---new photo released from Episode 2, Season 3.

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL---photo released from the horror movie showing Eric Bana as a New York police detective who teams up with a priest/exorcist to stop a wave of mysterious crimes and possessions sweeping New York. Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn also star.

    THE AMERICANS---FX announced that Season 2 premiers on February 26.

    FEAR CLINIC---photo from the new horror movie about five people suffering from trauma-induced phobias who check into a clinic for help. The clinic's doctor thinks that something evil may be the cause of their phobias. Fiona Dourif (CURSE OF CHUCKY, daughter of Brad Dourif), Robert Englund (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) and Thomas Dekker (TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES) star.

    PIRATED TV---the two most pirated tv shows for 2013 were GAME OF THRONES (Season 3 finale--5.9 million downloads) and BREAKING BAD (series finale--4.2 million downloads).

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK---the sequel, WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH, will premiere in 2014. Hammer Films CEO Simon Oakes, said about additional sequels, "If your second's successful, then your third, then you've got a franchise. I just don't believe in the notion that you can press a button and create a franchise, but, I mean, I'm definitely planning 3 and 4Ö"

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     Posted: 2014-01-03 12:31   

    THE WALKING DEAD---new poster released for the return of Season 4 on February 9 which introduces three characters from the comic book: Abraham, Eugene and Rosita; and a original character, Gareth.
    Also, David Morrissey commented on if The Governor will return after being killed off, "I feel like a shady politician where I can't confirm and I can't deny anything. Certainly, bad things befell him at the end of the last episode but we just have to wait and see."

    THE AVENGERS---Robert Downey, Jr. is reportedly using his considerable influence in getting Marvel Studios to use his friend Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster in future THE AVENGERS movies. A source said, "Robert is raising eyebrows with his efforts on behalf of his longtime best pals Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. He wants to bring Mel and Jodie into the Marvel universe, preferably in one of the Avengers films. Itís been a longtime dream of Robertís to help Mel and Jodie reach similar big box office heights like the ones heís achieved in recent years.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---new photos released of Chris Evans, Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson.

    AGENT CARTER--- British tabloid reports the ABC spin-off tv series is underway starring Hayley Atwell, "This is a massive deal for both Hayley and Marvel comic fans. It's Marvel's major project of 2014, and it will be a big budget production. Hayley is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity and is incredibly grateful to Marvel fans who have basically been campaigning for a spin-off show for the past six months. It means moving to LA for six months but her friends and family are all behind her, and this is a huge opportunity."

    VERONICA MARS---movie trailer released with a March 14 premiere.


    BREAKING BAD---creator Vince Gilligan commented on the BETTER CALL SAUL spin-off series, "This show will be a prequel, but the wonderful thing about the fractured chronology we employed on Breaking Bad for many years is the audience will not be thrown by us jumping around in time. So itís possible that we may indeed do that, and weíll see the past and perhaps the future." He added that he wants one character to return, "The character that springs to mind would be Mike (Jonathan Banks). That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the skyís the limit, at least theoretically speaking."

    GREEN LANTERN---Dwayne Johnson said he's in talks to appear in an undisclosed DC Comics movie. One source said the character is Green Lantern/John Stewart in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN.

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     Posted: 2014-01-06 12:33   

    STAR WARS--director Jon Schnepp (THE VENTURE BROS.) said about one of the two "origin" spin-off movies, "One of them is Boba Fett. It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan." Kasdan is helping re-write STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and wrote THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The other origin spin-off movie is rumored to about the younger days of Han Solo.
    Also, Marvel Entertainment will acquire exclusive rights to Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015. Dark Horse Comics previously had the rights.

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---a reliable source said about Lex Luthor being in the sequel, "Yes. And sorry, Iím not at liberty to reveal the ID of the other villain at this timeÖ but the character is highly rumored to be in the film." About Jason Momoa playing either Martian Manhunter or Aquaman, "Nope and nope. Neither of those characters are in this film."
    The source added that no Batman villain is in the sequel and, "Itís a Superman film Ė a Superman film that just so happens to include Batman and Wonder Woman Ė but a Superman film nonetheless."

    MONTEZUMA---movie underway about the war between Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez and Montezuma. Steven Spielberg is interested in directing with Javier Bardem interested in the Cortez role. The 50-year-old script was written by Dalton Trumbo (SPARTACUS) and is being rewritten by Steve Zaillian (SCHINDLER'S LIST).

    STARSHIP TROOPERS---writer Zack Sentz said about the remake of the 1997 movie based on the Robert Heinlein novel, "less a satire & more an actual adaptation of the Heinlein novel. An Officer & a Gentleman in power armor."

    JERSEY BOYS---photo released from the Clint Eastwood biomovie about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Premiere is June 20, 2014.

    JUPITER ASCENDING---photo released from the Wachowskis movie of Channing Tatum starring as Caine, a half-albino, half-wolf alien hunter who must protect Mila Kunis' character.

    MAXIM---Eva Longoria was chosen as the magazine's Woman of the Year.

    FAST & FURIOUS 7---Paul Walker's character, Brian O'Conner, will "retire" rather than be killed off.

    KATEE SACKHOFFF---the star of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is lobbying for a role in a Batman sequel, "I think I might give away my firstborn to have an opportunity to play Harley Quinn."
    She added, "I'd love to play Wonder Woman. I remember auditioning for the Wonder Woman television show and being told that I wasn't the Wonder Woman type, but if I wanted to play the best friend, I could audition for that. And I remember thinking to myself, 'You obviously haven't seen my work!"
    Sackhoff also wants to part of the new Star Wars sequels, "Star Wars meant everything to me growing up. Star Wars was, I mean, it was the first time I remember seeing three movies that all kind of went together. It was just an amazing final understanding of what a trilogy was...I was absolutely obsessed, I mean I wanted to be... The sad thing is, I never wanted to be Princess Leia, I always wanted to be Han Solo! [laughs] I've never really been drawn to these female roles, but I think that The Clone Wars was so much fun for me to play, I mean a warrior....If J.J. would listen, I would play a rock in the Star Wars movies. I think that they're fantastic, I think that he's a great choice, and I'm excited to see what happens in that world."

    DOWNTON ABBEY---creator Julian Fellowes said about a possible Season 6, "I don't know yet if there is a Season 6, but it's not going to go on forever. It won't be PERRY MASON."

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     Posted: 2014-01-07 11:40   

    DOCTOR WHO---BBC One released a photo of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

    WTF HAPPENED TO MOVIE POSTERS?---video critical of current movie posters.


    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES---director Christopher Landon said the latest movie is part of an "ultimate ending" to the franchise, "We've always been looking ahead. I'll say this much. There is a very specific end goal and I'm hoping we have enough time in the franchise to get there.
    We have a really big idea that's at the finish line but we need time to get there. So we're hoping the fans keep coming back and allow us to get them there."

    TWO AND A HALF MEN---Charlie Sheen tweeted to his successor Ashton Kutcher, "hey Ashton sorry bro all good. now quit barfing on my old brilliant show. Remember Punk'd? how duz it feel? c harp."

    COLD COMES THE NIGHT---photo from the movie starring Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve in which a motel owner and her daughter are kidnapped by a nearly-blind criminal who forces her to retrieve his loot from a crooked cop. Premiere is January 10.

    DOWNTON ABBEY---the PBS premiere drew 10.2 million viewers which is a 22% increase over last season's premiere.

    NBC---ordered three new series. MR. ROBINSON stars Craig Robinson as a music teacher in a middle school. MYSTERY GIRLS stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling as two former stars of a tv detective series who team up to solve real crimes. YOUNG & HUNGRY is about a wealthy young high tech whiz who hires a young woman to be his personal chef.

    SEINFELD---Jerry Seinfeld said he and SEINFELD co-creator Larry David are working on a new project, "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic."

    MIDNIGHT RIDER---Gregg Allman biomovie stars Tyson Ritter as the young Allman and William Hurt as the older Allman.


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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-08 12:47   

    GONE GIRL---the David Fincher movie starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike is featured on the cover of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.

    THE WALKING DEAD---creator Robert Kirkman said about the second half of Season 4 which premiers on February 8, "We started the season pretty hopeful and pretty optimistic. We'll open our last half of the season pretty bleak and we'll move them to something a little more hopeful by the end."

    SENSE8---new Netflix series from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski described as, "The sci-fi drama will focus on eight people scattered around the globe who are connected by a shared ó violent ó vision. Each episode ó shot in the UK, Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco and Chicago ó will follow the charactersí separate stories, even as one entity tries to bring the octet together and another tries to kill them.
    Among the regulars are: a closeted Mexican telenovela hunk, an Icelandic party girl, a German safe-cracker, a Korean businesswoman, an African bus driver and a transgender American blogger. Perhaps most intriguing, though, are Jonas, an apparently magic African-American who appears to all of the 'visionaries,' and his evil counterpart, Mr. Whispers."

    PLANET OF THE APES 3---Matt Reeves is returning to direct and co-write the third movie in the franchise.

    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE---director Bryan Singer said about the sequel, "It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It's something that's always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers." Singer is the writer/co-producer and is in negotiations to direct the sequel.

    BACKSTROM---Fox ordered 13 episodes of the cop series based on the Swedish novels starring Rainn Wilson as Portland Detective Everett Backstrom.

    ODYSSEY---NBC series about a female soldier, an attorney and a political activist who are drawn into a "shocking international military conspiracy". Jake Robinson (THE CARRIE DIARIES) and Anna Friel (PUSHING DAISIES) star.

    GAME OF THRONES---Michiel Huisman (TREME) has been promoted to cast regular as Daario Naharis for Season 5.

    EXTINCTION---sci fi alien invasion movie underway with Joe Johnston (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER; HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS) in negotiations to direct.

    SELLING TIME---sci fi movie underway possibly starring Will Smith as a man who trades seven years of his future life to relive the worst day of his past. DJ Caruso (DISTURBIA) is the director.

    22 JUMP STREET---the sequel cameos include Richard Grieco and Brad Pitt.

    PAUL BLART: MALL COP---the sequel is underway with Kevin James returning.

    DEVIL'S DUE---20th Century Fox found footage horror movie in which a newlywed woman experiences missing time during her honeymoon and then behaves irrationally during her pregnancy as evil forces lurk in the background. Premiere is January 17.

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS---creator Jennifer Saunders said she's starting a movie script based on her British sitcom starring Joanna Lumley.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-09 12:20   

    JUSTIFIED---FX programming president Nick Grad said "the plan right now" is Season 6 will be the last, 'What shows are going to be talked about in the next 20 years?' If you're making a great, 80-hour movie, it has to have a beginning, middle and end. Going out at the right time is going to make your show last forever ó we want to make shows that stand the test of time."
    Season 5's premiere drew 2.84 million viewers which is down 21% from Season 4's premiere.

    THE STRAIN---photo released for the FX/Guillermo del Toro series in which a CDC team battles an ancient vampire plague in New York. Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro and Sean Astin star.

    INTELLIGENCE---the Josh Holloway series premiere drew 16.5 million viewers which is the highest-rated new series premiere.

    BOSTON STRANGLER---Mark Romanek (NEVER LET ME GO) is in talks to direct the movie about the 1960s Boston serial killer. Casey Affleck is the star/executive producer.

    THE GAMBLER---John Goodman joins the cast of the remake of the 1974 James Caan movie about a college professor with a gambling addiction who gets involved with the Las Vegas mob. Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and Jessica Lange also star.

    ROSEMARY'S BABY---Zoe Saldana (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) will star in the four-hour NBC miniseries based on the Ira Levin novel which was made into a 1968 movie that starred Mia Farrow. The miniseries is set in Paris with the script by Scott Abbot and James Wong.

    INFLUX---20th Century Fox bought the movie rights to the sci fi novel about a scientist who is imprisoned after inventing a gravity-reflecting machine. He must free himself and other rebel scientists to combat the mysterious organization Board of Technology Control which prevents new technology from disrupting society.

    POINT BREAK---Gerard Butler is in negotiations to play Patrick Swayze's role, Bodhi, in the remake of the 1991 movie.

    CAPTIVE---Bruce Willis is in talks to star in this movie about a US real estate tycoon who is kidnapped and held for ransom in Brazil as a detective tries to find him.

    THE CROW---star Luke Evans said about the remake movie, "Well, we just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic as possible, and that means the story will be different. It'll be different from what people are expecting. It's not about us ripping off the Brandon Lee movie, that stands alone as a brilliant piece of cult film and a great performance, but we're going back to the book, the original book. And that's exciting because we're bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told..."

    THE WHITE ORCHID---new movie about a sheriff and shy social services investigator who team up to investigate the murder of a beautiful blonde. John Carroll Lynch and Olivia Thirlby star.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-10 12:23   

    DOCTOR WHO---showrunner Steven Moffat commented on the latest Doctor played by Peter Capaldi, "The last two Doctors have been brilliant, and have been your 'good boyfriend' Doctors. But the Doctor isn't always like that. There is the sort of Tom Baker, Christopher Eccleston end of the spectrum, where he is mad and dangerous and difficult...I think it was time for the show to flip around a bit. The new version of the show is quite old now. It's very oldÖ We need the kick-up-the-arse Doctor, in a way, to frighten you and make you think, oh, it's a different show again." Also, Moffat confirmed Season 6 will have an uninterrupted run.

    HBO---HBO announced BOARDWALK EMPIRE's upcoming Season 5 will be the last season. HBO also announced GAME OF THRONES Season 4 will premiere on April 6, and GIRLS was renewed for Season 4.
    Also, new HBO series include:
    SILICON VALLEY---sitcom from Mike Judge (BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD) about a shy computer programmer and his misfit friends who in live in a house owned by a dotcom millionaire. Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller and Zach Woods star.
    THE LEFTOVERS---series about survivors in a small town who must learn to cope after 2% of mankind mysteriously disappears after the Rapture. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler star.
    OLIVE KITTERIDGE---four-part HBO miniseries underway based on the novel starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray and Rosemarie Dewitt.

    EXTANT---Camryn Manheim will co-star with Halle Berry in this CBS/Steven Spielberg sci fi series in which a female astronauts returns after a year in space and discovers she will change the course of history.

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3---Rebel Wilson will play a museum security guard in the sequel set in London.

    THE BEST OF ME---James Marsden will replace Paul Walker in this movie based on the novel about two high school sweethearts who reunite in their small North Carolina hometown. Michelle Monaghan also stars. Also, Rupert Friend will replace Walker in AGENT 47 which is a reboot of HITMAN which starred Timothy Olyphant.

    WAR OF THE DAMNED---direct-to-dvd horror movie starring Dolph Lundgren as an ex-commando who leads a team of mercenaries to rescue the daughter of a millionaire who is in a city quarantined after a zombie plague strikes.

    OUTPOST: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ---origin third movie in the franchise about the supernatural soldiers battling the Russian Spetsnaz special forces. VOD premiere is on January 21 and dvd release is March 18.

    THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 2---the sequel is underway starring Judi Dench, Maggie smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere and David Strathairn.

    DUCHESS---Glenn Close stars in this biomovie about Anna Anderson who claimed she was the Russian grand duchess Anastasia Romanov and was put in a retirement home where her husband helped her escape.

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    Posts: 276
    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-13 12:54   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Jesse Plemons (BREAKING BAD) is the top candidate for a lead role, rumored to be the son of Luke Skywalker, and will meet with director/co-writer JJ Abrams for additional talks. Also, Michael Fassbender (PROMETHEUS), Hugo Weaving (LORD OF THE RINGS) and Adam Driver (GIRLS) are rumored to be candidates to appear in the movie.
    Another rumor claims writer Michael Arndt left the movie after a dispute in which his script featured the children of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker who would be the main characters while the parents would play secondary roles. JJ Abrams wanted Han, Leia and Luke to be the main characters in a "send off" movie which introduced their children who would then be the main characters in the sequels to EPISODE VII.

    THE HATEFUL EIGHT---Quentin Tarantino's new Western movie is underway with roles written for Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern.

    THE NAKED GUN---co-writer Ben Garant commented on the movie starring Ed Helms, "Right now we're calling it EPISODE IV Ė A NEW HOPE. That will change, but that's the working title...Our take is that Ed Helms is Frank Drebin, no relation. Thatís how he introduces himself. Weíre making it pretty clear that heís not Leslie Nielsen. Those are just too big of shoes to fill but weíre going to try to do as good as those. Those movies are so funny. Theyíre so solid."

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Josh Holloway (LOST, INTELLIGENCE) is reportedly a candidate for an undisclosed role. Also, Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES) denied reports he's appearing in the sequel, "It's just rumors. I want to say something amazing, but I can't comment on rumors. It's flattering. I'm not involved in it."

    THE WALKING DEAD---AMC chief Charlie Collier commented on the spin-off series which is rumored to be a prequel to how the zombie plague started, "What we want to do is not diminish the mothership. What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We'll take our time, and we'll do it right." AMC programming chief Joel Stillerman added, What is going on [now] is a more philosophical discussion over why there should be another version of the show. Once we answer that, we'll zero in on the specific creative."
    Also, AMC announced the second half of the final season of MAD MEN returns on April 13.

    WALKING WITH THE DEAD---spoof movie of THE WALKING DEAD is underway and involves a sheriff who leads survivors of a global zombie plague in search of rumored safe-haven that is free of zombies. Jacquie Holland and Dave Sheridan star.

    TERMINATOR: GENESIS---candidates for the Kyle Reese role are Jai Courtney (A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD), Boyd Holbrook (HATFIELDS & McCOYS), Thomas Cocquerert (ANZAC GIRLS), Wilson Bethel (HART OF DIXIE) and Sam Reid (THE RAILWAY MAN). Emilia Clarke will play Sarah Connor, and Jason Clarke will play John Connor.

    WOODY ALLEN---Ronan Farrow, son of Allen and Mia Farrow, tweeted after his estranged father received the Cecile B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globe Awards, "Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?" Mia Farrow's daughter, Dylan, claimed Allen molested her when she was seven. Mia tweeted, "Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #Girls."

    THE INTRUDERS---new BBC AMERICA series from Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES) starring John Simm (DOCTOR WHO, LIFE ON MARS) as a writer/ex-cop who searches for his missing wife and discovers a secret society devoted to immortality.
    LILYHAMMER---Netflix renewed the series for Season 3.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---Bill Paxton will appear in four episodes as Agent John Garrett.

    KILLER WOMEN---the ABC series premiere had a dismal 0.9 rating making it the lowest-rated drama series premiere of the season.

    THE TEN COMMANDMENTS---WGN America 10-part miniseries underway involving a "modern interpretation to each commandment". Directors include Wes Craven, Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan and Michael Cera.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-14 12:50   

    ANT-MAN---Michael Douglas confirmed he will play Hank Pym, "I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan (the actor's 13-year-old son) will love it. He'll have a picture he can see." Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said, "With Hank Pym's rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves. We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn't be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life." Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE---latest rumors claim BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN will end in a cliffhanger which leads to JUSTICE LEAGUE which stars Dwayne Johnson. Other rumors claim Aquaman will have a cameo in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN and will be played by Josh Holloway or Jason Momoa (Momoa has denied the rumor).
    Also, Johnny Depp is in talks to star in DOCTOR STRANGE with Marvel agreeing to change the script about a 30-year-old Doctor Strange to fit the 50-year-old Depp.

    GOTHAM---Fox tv series is an origin series about the early days of James Gordon. The series also "...will track Bruce from a child until he puts on a cape" and explore the origins of The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and others villains.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---the 12-part Fox miniseries will premiere on May 5 beginning with a two-hour special. The plot has Jack Bauer trying to stop a terrorist attack in London. Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane and Kim Raver return. Yvonne Strahovski (CHUCK) is a new cast member.

    TRUE DETECTIVE---the HBO series premiere drew 2.3 million viewers which is HBO's biggest drama premiere since BOARDWALK EMPIRE's premiere in 2010. Syfy's HELIX drew a disappointing 1.8 million viewers.

    SHERLOCK---the BBC is trying to get the producers to develop an extra episode to be the Christmas special for 2014.

    BONES---Fox is negotiating for a tenth season which is planned to be the last. Also THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson said Season 2 will have less violence, "It's just from the storytelling of this year and the story we're choosing to tell kind of has different shapes and changes, and where it's at, I find it less violent than last year."

    THE NEWSROOM---HBO renewed the series for Season 3 which will be the last.

    CONSTANTINE---NBC ordered a pilot based on the DC Comics with a script by David Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT). It also ordered another pilot, MYSTERIES OF LAURA, which is about a female homicide detective who solves murder cases while dealing with her twins and an ex-husband.

    MARCO POLO---new Netflix series described as, "...a timeless tale of power, adventure, betrayal and lust that combines deft storytelling and cinematic ambition." Premiere is late 2014.

    BACKTRACK---thriller movie about a psychologist who discovers his patients are ghosts of people who died in accident 20 years before. Sam Neill and Adrien Brody star.

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     Posted: 2014-01-15 12:19   

    JUSTIFIED---FX CEO John Landgraf confirmed Season 6 will be the last season, "It was really Graham [Yost, executive producer] and Tim Olyphantís decision. We talked about it a year ago and they felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say [fit better with six rather than seven seasons]. Regretfully, thatís their decision."

    JURASSIC WORLD---Ron Howard released a photo confirming his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Chris Pratt are starring in the dinosaur sequel.

    34TH ANNUAL RAZZIE AWARDS---nominations for the worst of 2013 include:

    MOVIE 43

    Johnny Depp--THE LONE RANGER
    Ashton Kutcher--JOBS
    Adam Sandler--GROWN UPS 2
    Jaden Smith--AFTER EARTH

    Halle Berry--MOVIE 42, THE CALL
    Selena Gomez--GETAWAY
    Lindsay Lohan--THE CANYONS
    Tyler Perry--A MADEA CHRISTMAS
    Naomi Watts--DIANA, MOVIE 43

    EDGE OF TOMORROW---new photo of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring in the movie based on the Japanese novel about an alien invasion. Premiere is June 6.

    AVATAR---James Cameron confirmed Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are returning for the three sequels.

    ENDER'S GAME---producer Roberto Orci said a possible sequel might be an original story not based on Orson Scott Card's second novel SPEAKER OF THE DEAD because two other companies own the rights. The sequel might be set between Card's two novels, "There might be an in between step if that happens...That's why I think the rights that they worked out is it could either be one of the books or it could be original or a mix so that you can do what you need to do for a movie."

    LADY OF CSEJTE---Svetlana Khodchenkova (THE WOLVERINE) stars in this biomovie about Countess Elizabeth Bathory who may have sadistically killed hundreds of young girls in 16th century Transylvania.

    BLACK MASS---biomovie about Boston mobster Whitey Bulger with Scott Cooper (CRAZY HEART) in negotiations to direct and rewrite the script. Johnny Depp, who withdrew earlier during contract negotiations, is in talks to return.

    TAXI-22---CBS pilot about a politically incorrect New York taxi driver. James Gandolfini was the executive producer before his death.

    ROD N WHEELS---new Discovery Channel sitcom about two friends and their sons who open up a shop that restores rare, classic cars in Southern California.

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-16 12:12   

    THE DIRECTOR---Sony Pictures bought the movie rights to the upcoming novel by Paul Ignatius (BODY OF LIES) in which the new CIA Director and the CIA's top computer geek go on an international hunt to find the hacker who hacked into the CIA's computers and obtained the names of its agents. Paul Greengrass (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) is expected to be the writer/director.

    THE AGE OF ADALINE---Harrison Ford will co-star with Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn in this movie about a 29-year-old woman who never ages after being in a near-fatal accident. She then seeks the love of her life while hiding her secret.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Benjamin Bratt (LAW & ORDER) will play the head of CIA operations in London who is pursuing fugitive Jack Bauer as he attempts to stop a terrorist attack. Yvonne Strahovski (CHUCK) will play a CIA agent also aiding in the hunt for Bauer.

    AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA) will play secondary villain Baron Manfred von Strucker.

    LABYRINTH---The CW four-hour miniseries set in France in which the lives of a current-day female archaeologist and a medieval woman are intertwined in the search for the Holy Grail. John Hurt, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Sebastian Stan and Vanessa Kirby star.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY---Ryan Murphy said the final episodes of Season 3 will hint at Season 4's storyline. Murphy gave a hint at Season 4, "It's set in 1950. If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, thereís some more clues in that year. It's a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we've done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I'm very excited!"

    UNDER THE DOME---returns on June 30.

    AMAZON---The CW canceled the Wonder Woman series it was developing but will continue another DC Comics series based on HOURMAN.

    NBC---the network ordered three sitcom pilots. MISSION CONTROL is set in 1962 with a liberated woman competing with a tough astronaut to be the first human on the Moon. Will Ferrell is executive producer. LOVE IS RELATIVE is about newlyweds and the bride's just-divorced brother who moves in with them. ELLEN MORE OR LESS is about a woman who loses 100 pounds and reinvents herself to improve her love life.

    VERONICA MARS---The CW and creator Rob Thomas are developing a Web-based spin-off series with 6-8 ten minute episodes.

    DJANGO LIVES---sequel underway with Franco Nero returning to the role he originated in the 1966 movie DJANGO. The sequel is set in 1915 with Django working as a movie consultant who is pursued by mobsters and winds up in a town run by violent radicals who are inspired by DW Griffith's BIRTH OF A NATION.

    A SPECK IN THE SEA--Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are being sought to star in this movie based on the true story of a fisherman who fell into the Atlantic while his partner was sleeping and had to spend 12 hours adrift until he was rescued.

    SACRIFICE---movie underway based on the novel set on the Shetland Islands in which a female obstetrician discovers the ancient corpse of a woman whose heart was cut out shortly after giving birth. Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Colm Meany star.

    PURGE 2---Zach Gilford said about the sequel, "With the sequel, I thought they had a really great way to do a sequel because the first one took place in an upscale suburb with what happens to a family there when their security system doesn't work. With this one, there's none of the same characters, but it's the same day of the year and it takes place in the city where there are no security systems and it's just like a war zone where people are just trying to survive. So I thought it was pretty interesting to take that concept and to look at it from a different angle.Ē

    ANNABELLE---THE CONJURING spin-off movie underway about the demon doll starring Wade Horton and Annabelle Wallis. A direct sequel to THE CONJURING is also underway.

    TALES OF HONOR---movie/tv/comic book/game project underway based on the novel series about Honor Harrington, a genetically-engineered spaceship commander set 200 years in the future.

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     Posted: 2014-01-17 13:28   

    DEXTER---Showtime President David Nevins said a spin-off series is being discussed, "ďIt remains to be seen if theyíre going to want to do it, if Iím going to want to do it. But they never felt like killing Dexter is the right end. I think that show is that character. If we were to do it, I would want to do DEXTER in a new concept and configuration. I would want the show to feel different and not just be a continuation of the old show.Ē He added that the spin-off would be possible only if Michael C. Hall is involved.
    He said for HOMELAND, the upcoming season will have Carrie Mathison assigned to a foreign capital, and Saul Berenson's role will be "central...important".

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---spoiler alert (see below).

    RED SPARROW---director Darren Aronofsky is no longer involve with this movie based on the novel about a beautiful Russian agent who is trained to seduce a young CIA agent then falls in love with him and helps the CIA uncover a high-level double agent in Washington, DC.

    STORY OF YOUR LIFE---Denis Villeneuve (PRISONERS) will direct this sci fi movie based on the short story in which the government recruits a linguist to interpret the real intentions of aliens who have landed around the world.

    HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN---A&E remake underway of the angel tv series that starred Michael Landon and Victor French. It ran on NBC from 1984-1989. The remake is being written by John Wirth (HELL ON WHEELS) with Mark Wahlberg as co-executive producer.

    DUCK DYNASTY---the Season 5 premier drew 8.5 million viewers which is 28% lower than Season 4's premier of 11.8 million viewers.

    DINOSAUR 13---documentary to be released theatrically in which the US government, top museums, competing paleontologists and Indian tribes battle for possession of Sue, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever unearthed.

    THE QUIET ONES---horror movie in which a college professor and his students conduct a poltergeist experiment, which theorizes that paranormal activity is caused by negative human energy, on a young woman. Jared Harris (MADMEN), Olivia Cooke (BATES MOTEL) and Sam Claflin (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE) star.

    NETFLIX---untitled 13-episode family drama series from the creator of DAMAGES starring Kyle Chandler (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) with the plot being about, "a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars come to light with the return of their black sheep brother. Chandler plays the married middle brother, the responsible cop who takes care of the family."

    FOX---two pilots which may be developed into series. RUNNER is about a woman who becomes involved in gun-running between the US and Mexico. RED BAND SOCIETY involves seriously ill youths in a hospital who form a band.

    CLEMENTINE---ABC pilot about a female criminal who is pursued by zealots who think she possesses supernatural powers that threaten or help mankind.

    THE DEVILS RIDE---Discovery Channel renewed the series for Season 3.

    EQUALS---updated, romantic movie version of George Orwell's 1984. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star.

    THE SENATOR'S WIFE---Meryl Streep may star in this movie which takes on the National Rifle Association. Producer Harvey Weinstein said, "We're going to take this issue head-on, and they're going to wish they werenít alive after Iím done with them. It's going to be like crash and burn. I never want to have a gun. I don't think we need guns in this country, and I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster area."
    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---reportedly, spoilers were leaked online with 20th Century Fox requesting that they be removed.

    "The near-future scenes are set around a crumbling, ruined Moscow where a vast bomb shelter under the Kremlin serves as a refuge for mutants. James 'Warpath' Proudstar (BooBoo Stewart) and Blink (Bingbing Fan) are the first mutants on screen while it sounds like the Sentinels find the refuge almost right away.
    Another leaked excerpt indicates that Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) takes on one of the advanced future Sentinels, a fight that will leave him seriously injured."

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    From: chicago
     Posted: 2014-01-20 12:12   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---director JJ Abrams said the script he was co-writing with Lawrence Kasdan is finished, "We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep. Full steam ahead, yíknow?" Abrams confirmed Jesse Plemons (BREAKING BAD) auditioned for an undisclosed role which is rumored to be Luke Skywalker's son.

    JAMES BOND---writer John Logan (SKYFALL) said about the next James Bond movie, "My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on SKYFALL, but make it its own unique animal. The themes, ideas and the characters from SKYFALL can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story...I grew up on the Bond movies, The first one I saw was DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces. I love all the elements, from the books -- mostly from the novels; going back to Ian Fleming is where I started with SKYFALL -- and there's certainly elements of the movies and the novels that we've brought into the new movie, as they did into SKYFALL."

    MARTIN LUTHER KING---Oliver Stone tweeted that he has left the biomovie starring Jamie Foxx, "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers wonít go with it. The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and Kingís spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being. Iím told the estate & the Ďrespectableí black community that guard Kingís reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth. I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if Ďtheyí ever make it, itíll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington. Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americansóbut, thank God, not a saint."

    TARZAN---Margot Robbie (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) is in negotiations to play Jane in the David Yates (HARRY POTTER) movie that stars Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Robbie is also in negotiations to co-star with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Z FOR ZACHARIAH which is based on the sci fi novel in which a girl who is the lone survivor of a nuclear holocaust discovers she's really not alone.

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Jennifer Garner commented on husband Ben Affleck's new Batman suit,
    "I've seen the suit. It's unbelievably cool, it's a total reinvention, it looks great."

    THE HULK---Mark Ruffalo wants a Hulk stand-alone movie, "I'm in THE AVENGERS, but if you took my screen time it would come to about ten minutes, along with the 12 other people I'm sharing the screen with, so my input's kind of limited on that. But if we get to a stand-alone Hulk movie, I'll have a much better chance to do that. I'm just learning now how to find my voice and bring it into the studio world."

    NBC--- ordered ten episodes of EMERALD CITY which is a a modern reimagining of THE WIZARD OF OZ described as, "a dramatic and modern reimagining of the tales that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we've never seen him before. A head-strong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz."
    NBC also will air PETER PAN, a live broadcast musical, on December 4 and renewed PARKS AND RECREATION for Season 7.
    THE SLAP is an eight-part miniseries remake based on an Australian series about a man who slaps an unruly child, "This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, begins to expose long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of all who are pulled into it."
    NBC ordered two pilots. STATE OF AFFAIRS stars Katherine Heigl as a CIA adviser to the President and an Amy Poehler sitcom.

    HANNIBAL---Katharine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS) will guest star in four episodes as a woman who was brutalized by her serial killer twin brother and is the love interest for Will Graham.

    THE BOY---movie trilogy based on the short film HENLEY about a boy at ages 9, 14 and 18 who becomes a serial killer. Elijah Wood is the producer.

    SOAP---new Fox/Steven Spielberg sitcom about teenage patients in a hospital who become friends.

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     Posted: 2014-01-21 12:33   

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor claims Judi Dench (CASINO ROYALE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES) is a candidate to play the older version of Mon Mothma, co-founder of the Rebel Alliance, who first appeared in RETURN OF THE JEDI.

    BARBARELLA---the movie remake of the cult 1968 Jane Fonda sci fi movie is now an Amazon Studios tv series with the pilot script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (CASINO ROYALE, DIE ANOTHER DAY). Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE) is the director/co-producer.

    BUD LIGHT---Arnold Schwarzenegger was reportedly paid $3 million to star in a Bud Light Super Bowl tv commercial featuring him as a ping pong player.

    JUSTIFIED---Mary Steenburgen will have a recurring role as the Southern Belle wife of Wynn Duffy's mentor.

    ROSEMARY'S BABY---Jason Isaacs (HARRY POTTER, BLACK HAWK DOWN) and Patrick J. Adams (SUITS) will co-star with Zoe Saldana in NBC's four-hour miniseries based on the Ira Levin novel.

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---an inside source said the novel's raunchier sex scenes have been toned down for the movie to avoid an NC-17 rating, "Itís less racy than the book" with stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson "already filmed the majority of sex scenes and have really hit it off".

    INCONCEIVABLE---Lindsay Lohan is the star/producer of this movie described as being, "a psychological thriller about a woman trying to reclaim something she lost."

    CHASTITY BITES---comedy horror movie about 16th century Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who supposedly killed over 600 girls to bathe in their blood for eternal youth, and is now a high school abstinence counselor who is preying on female students. A feminist reporter from the school's newspaper seeks to stop her bloody reign. Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR) has a cameo. Direct-to-dvd release is February 11.

    THE OUTSIDER---Tom Hardy and director Takashi Miike have withdrawn from the movie about a former US POW who becomes a leader in the Japanese yakuza.

    THE EIGHTY-DOLLAR CHAMPION---MGM bought the movie rights to the book about the ex-plow horse who won the Triple Crown in 1958.

    DAYS OF OUR LIVES---Alison Sweeney is leaving the soap opera after 21yeaes to spend more time with her family.

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     Posted: 2014-01-22 13:00   

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---photos released from the Fox miniseries showing Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub filming in London. William Devane, Kim Raver and Yvonne Strahovski also star. Premiere is May 5.

    TOMORROWLAND---photos of George Clooney and Hugh Laurie from the Brad Bird sci fi movie filming in Valencia, Spain. The plot is described as, ..."a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space."

    THE HATEFUL EIGHT---Quentin Tarantino shelved his next Western movie after the script was leaked and will develop an alternative movie instead. Tarantino thinks the agent of Bruce Dern or Michael Madsen leaked the script, ďand that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I donít know how these fóing agents work, but Iím not making this next. Iím going to publish it [as a book], and thatís it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I canít trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. Iíll publish it. Iím done. Iíll move on to the next thing. Iíve got ten more where that came from.Ē

    THE DARK TOWER---Aaron Paul (BREAKING BAD) said he may star as Eddie Dean in the movie/tv project based on the Stephen King novel, "I've had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show, which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They're definitely planning on making it. I'm excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character."
    Liam Neeson is reportedly interested in playing Roland Deschain. Javier Bardem was earlier mentioned for the role.

    VICE---Bruce Willis and Ambyr Childers star in this sci fi movie about a futuristic resort for the wealthy where robots are used to satisfy the exotic fantasies of the guests. The memories are then erased afterwards. But a beautiful female robot's sordid memories are retained, and she seeks revenge against the resort's owner.

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---Josh Holloway (LOST) commented on rumors he's a candidate to play Aquaman in the sequel, "It hasn't been brought to my attention by my people, so maybe they're just floating it softly around, but that would be cool!Sure, I think I'm available at the moment as we just wrapped up [Intelligence]. I'm an actor, I like different roles. Batman movies are awesome, Marvel movies are awesome. But we'll see, I'm on a series [INTELLIGENCE] right now. I think they usually want to sign you up for several movies and I don't know if you can do that when you're committed to a series."

    THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS---Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to play the villain in the sequel to Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are returning for the sequel.

    MURDER, SHE WROTE---NBC canceled the remake of the series that starred Angela Lansbury. The remake would have starred Octavia Spencer. NBC may remake the series with a different plot.

    STRETCH---Universal Pictures has decided not to release the Joe Carnahan comedy movie about a limousine driver whose passenger is a billionaire who is auctioning off a list of his criminal cohorts to the highest bidder. Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker and Ray Liotta star.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE---Stephen Amell (ARROW) said Arrow might appear in the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie, " I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven't even shot the next one. They haven't even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie!"
    Also, Jesse L. Martin (LAW & ORDER) will play Detective West in THE FLASH spin-off from ARROW.

    ALTAR---horror movie underway about a family that moves into a secluded English estate whose original owner killed his wife in a demonic ritual. Matthew Modine (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) and Olivia Williams (THE SIXTH SENSE) star.

    BROOKLYN BRIDGE---Daniel Radcliffe stars in this movie about an engineer who takes over for his deceased father who was overseeing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Carrie Fisher said she, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill will begin filming their scenes in March or April, and joked, "I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again - but with white hair. I think that would be funny."

    GODZILLA: AWAKENING---director Gareth Edwards said a prequel comic book to the remake movie will be released on May 7.

    ASSASSIN'S CREED---David Espinosa (SAFE HOUSE) is the top candidate to direct the Michael Fassbender movie based on the video game.

    THE WOLF OF WALL STREET---Jonah Hill said he accepted the minimum of $60,000 in order to be in a Martin Scorsese movie, "I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for [Scorsese] ... I would have done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second...I got to f**king be in a Martin Scorsese movie and I just got nominated for an Oscar. I'm tripping out, Howard ... I'm in shock. I'm totally in shock."
    Hugh Hefner said he wants Hill's co-star, Margot Robbie, to do a photo spread in PLAYBOY after he enjoyed her nude scenes in the movie, "I was very aware of that! And the girl that plays [Jordan Belfort's] wife is very, very pretty...She should be in PLAYBOY! Send her a message! We're ready for her. She would be great."

    SIGHTS OF DEATH---movie underway set in 2047 when Earth is ruled by one oppressive government. A rebel agent is assigned to find evidence that one of the government leader's committed major crimes. Danny Glover, Rutger Hauer, Darryl Hannah, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen star.

    PAN---Garrett Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY) has been offered the role of a young Captain Hook in the origin movie to PETER PAN.

    MURDER, SHE WROTE---Angela Lansbury commented on NBC's decision to shelve its remake of the popular tv series she starred in, "I knew it was a terrible mistake...I didn't want [the remake] to sully the memory. She added about the remakes star, "Octavia Spencer is a superb actress. She had no business being put into a situation that she couldn't win."

    SOAP OPERA---ABC ordered 13 episodes of an untitled soap opera from David O. Russell (AMERICAN HUSTLE) and Susannah Grant (ERIN BROCKOVICH) with a plot describe as, "an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club."

    BILL COSBY--Cosby and NBC are reuniting for a sitcom about a multigenerational family. Cosby is also working on a remake of the animated FAT ALBERT AND THE COSBY KIDS.

    THE DOVEKEEPERS---CBS/Mark Burnett/Roma Downey (THE BIBLE) four-miniseries underway based on the novel.about four women at the siege of Masada in 70 CE. The script is by Ann Peacock (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA).

    ATLAS SHRUGGED---the third movie in the trilogy is underway with a new cast including Laura Regan (MAD MEN) and Rob Morrow (NORTHERN EXPOSURE).

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     Posted: 2014-01-24 12:34   

    THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS---Mike Newell (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, DONNIE BRASCO) will direct the latest movie based on the classic 1951 sci fi novel. The script is by Neil Cross (PACIFIC RIM) with Sam Raimi as co-producer. The novel was made into a 1963 movie starring Howard Keel and two British miniseries in 1981 and 2009.

    BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---sources claim Ben Affleck will wear two different Batman suits. The first is the traditional "grey and blue" suit. The second is described as, "More armored like the one in the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and Kingdom Come comics... the plating is silver/white. The plates are attached to a black undercloth and don't cover his entire body so we see that undercloth at the joints. Supposedly, it looks incredible. Equally, or maybe even better-looking than the other suit and it's leagues above and beyond Christian Bale's suit from what I'm told."

    A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST---photo released from the Seth McFarlane Western movie starring McFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris in which a cowardly sheep farmer takes on the gunslinger husband of the beautiful woman he loves.

    THE HATEFUL EIGHT---Quentin Tarantino's leaked script for his canceled Western movie involves three men, including two bounty hunters, who are transporting a prisoner and enter a haberdashery where they encounter a former Confederate Army general, a hangman, a cowboy and a Frenchman.

    TERMINATOR: GENESIS---producer Megan Ellison (ZERO DARK THIRTY, AMERICAN HUSTLE) has withdrawn her Annapurna Pictures from the reboot franchise. Her brother David Ellison (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL, WORLD WAR Z, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) and his Skydance Productions remain and will provide 66% of the budget. The Ellisons are the children of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---JJ Abrams commented on if he will shoot the new movies in IMAX,
    "The problem with IMAX is it's a very loud camera. It's a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can't really do intimate scenes with it. It's slow. They break down often. Having said that, they're working on digital versions of these and so there may be a version one day. But we're going to be shooting this next movie on film."

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM---Ben Kingsley has joined the sequel cast as an Egyptian pharaoh. Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson and Rebel Wilson also star.

    TO REACH THE CLOUDS---3D movie underway by Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP) based on the documentary MAN ON WIRE which told the story of French high wire artist Philippe Petit who crossed the World Trade Center towers on a tight rope in 1974.

    ABC---ordered four pilots. THE VISITORS is based on Ray Bradbury's short story ZERO HOUR about an alien invasion. Steven Spielberg is co-producer. FOREVER is about an immortal New York medical examiner who teams up with a female detective to solve cases. EXPOSED is about an investigative reporter who forms questionable alliance to get the truth. An untitled semi-autobiographical sitcom is from Kevin Hart.

    HBO---canceled its two comedies HELLO GIRLS and FAMILY TREE. It is developing a US remake of the Danish tv series BOGEN about Denmark's first female prime minister.

    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---Deathlok (J. August Richards) will appear on the February 4 episode. Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Lorelei (Elene Satine) will battle each other in a future episode.

    SALEM---new WGN America series about the Salem witch trials in 17th century Massachusetts. Premiere is April 20.

    UTOPIA---new Fox realty series in which 15 people are placed in an undeveloped area for a year in order "to create their own civilization."

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     Posted: 2014-01-28 12:45   

    DOCTOR WHO---the BBC released the first official photo of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who.

    BLOOD MOUNTAIN---Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this movie about the sole surviving mercenary of an ambushed special ops team that must transport a deadly terrorist through hostile terrain while being pursued by other mercenaries and insurgents.

    BETTER CALL SAUL---Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) has signed to reprise his role on the BREAKING BAD spin-off.

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---director/co-writer JJ Abrams reacted to criticism of his earlier movies and also the controversial and secretive promotional build-ups to them, "[With STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS] were trying to preserve the unexpected for the audience, but it came across as if we were trying to be too clever. Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It's always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, so I'm sure there'll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there's a purity in not knowing every little thing."
    He said about reported excessive secrecy at his Bad Robot office, "Are you kidding me? My god. My officeÖ Iím working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doingÖIt seems rather extreme."

    THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET---remake underway of the 1964 animated movie that starred Don Knotts as a man who becomes a fish and helps defeat Nazi U-boats.

    FANTASTIC FOUR---a source "from within casting circles close to the film." said Josh Gad is a candidate to play The Thing in the reboot movie, Director Josh Trank denied the rumor.

    HALO---Neil Blomkamp (DISTRICT 9) is reportedly the top candidate to direct the pilot of the tv series based on the video game. Steven Spielberg is the executive producer.

    KING ARTHUR---Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros. are developing a six-movie franchise based on King Arthur.

    PITCH PERFECT 2---Elizabeth Banks will direct the sequel in addition to being the star/producer.

    TOYMAGEDDON---20th Century Fox live-action movie about a toy factory that runs amok. Justin Lin (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) is the producer.

    CBS---ordered two pilots. MADAME SECRETARY is about a female secretary of state who juggles international crises, office politics and family issues. Morgan Freeman is executive producer. GOOD SESSION is about a couple who visit a therapist ro determine if they should have a baby and discover they have lots of problems they weren't aware of. ABC ordered a sitcom pilot FRESH OFF THE BOAT, based on Chef Eddie Huang's memoir of a Chinese immigrant family learning to cope in Orlando.

    SLY COOPER---3D CGI movie underway based on the video game.

    BUCK WILD---comedy horror movie about four guys on a hunting trip who must cope with one of their who may go on killing spree, and a Chupacabra virus is turning the local hillbillies into zombies.

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    THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL---movie underway based on the documentary about the nation's only independent minor league baseball team, the Portland Mavericks, which was formed in 1973 by Bing Russell, actor and father of Kurt Russell. Justin Lin (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) is the director/producer.

    HOMELAND---Mandy Patinkin commented on if Brody might return, "I would say so. I don't think it will be a regular occurrence, but I think it will be an emotional, occasional occurrence.".

    THE MONEY PIT---NBC sitcom remake of the 1986 movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.

    SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: 50 YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL---NBC special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Swimsuit issue which has made it the most-profitable single issue magazine in the world with over $1 billion in sales according to FORBES. The best-selling issue was the 1989 25th anniversary issue with Kathy Ireland on the cover. Premiere is February 3.

    THE WALKING DEAD---a future episode will reveal Michonne's life before the zombie plague.

    GOTHAM---the Fox prequel series about a young Detective James Gordon will have The Penguin as its first villain.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Stephen Fry will play the British prime minister in the Fox miniseries.

    THE FLASH---The CW spin-off series pilot will have two villains. Killer Frost will be played by Danielle Panabaker (FRIDAY THE 13TH), and Professor Zoom will be played by Rick Cosnett (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES).

    INTRUDERS---BBC America series about a secret society whose members achieve immortality by taking over the bodies of others. John Simm (DOCTOR WHO), Mira Sorvino (MIMIC) and James Frain (THE TUDORS) star.

    AGENT X---Sharon Stone stars in this TNT pilot about a secret agent who answers to the first female vice president to protect the Constitution.

    STAR WARS REBELS---executive producer Simon Kinberg said about the animated series, "We will see many things that are famous to Star Wars, but have not appeared on screen in a while. Star Destroyers, TIE Fighters, and Stormtroopers - basically the Empire is back and that is a big change, since, for many years, we have only seen the Republic in action. The tone of the series is also different. The Clone Wars got very dark as we headed towards the end of