Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are teaming up to create a limited series based on King's recently released supernatural-thriller 'Under The Dome.' Dreamworks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable. The book revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.Dreamworks is starting to meet with writers, but I don't imagine Matt Groening and James L. Brooks will be considered. They've already done a similar project, and it would be silly to rework the material.(via Variety)
Jason Segel wants college girls interested in having sex with him to call him at 315-329-6673. He even wrote a little ditty about it and performed it with The Swell Season (Once actors Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova) at The Wiltern in Los Angeles last Wednesday. When you call the number you are given an email address to contact Segel (email@example.com). No word yet if he responds, but if he screws even half the girls that write to him we're not going to be seeing him on a movie screen anytime soon. (/Film)
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Director: John Woo Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang Synopsis: Based on the events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China in which specifically told in the title, The Battle of Red Cliffs. Genre: Action Release Date: November 20, 2009
Jackass 3D is on Paramount's slate for 2010, and my senses couldn't be more disturbed. It's difficult to bare the Jackass stunts when they are at a safe distance, but a Steve-O's God-knows-what flopping around in front of my face? Neh eh. Some things we're meant to be left flat, veeeeeery rarely mind you, and Jackass might just be one of those things.There isn't any official news on the squeakqual (because those guys fart a lot), but the first two films were a box office success so it makes sense that Paramount would line up another one. Just imagine the kind of rig their going to have to construct to get a 3D shot of Johnny Knoxville lighting his pubes on fire with Everclear and Sterno. I think we've finally discovered what this transformative technology was meant for. (via /Film)
Last night on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien brought to the public's attention some inappropriate content that seems to infest tomorrow's much anticipated release New Moon. As if a pack of shirtless werewolves wasn't a bad enough slaughter of a teen's moral fiber, they had to take it three steps farther. If I had a teenage daughter she would NOT be seeing New Moon tomorrow. No siree. I'd rather she'd be having unprotected sex with some townie at a kegger than being exposed to this filth.
Anna Kendrick is just so damn adorable. She's also a natural born actress. She was great in the movie Rocket Science as a fast talking master debater, I'm sure she's great in New Moon (I'll ask some tween), and she's already getting major buzz for her role opposite The Clooney in Up in the Air. A word from Anna: "I'm a big dork."Adorable!Check out more ADORABLE pics after the jump.
What better way to win the role of Ranger Jones in the Yogi Bear movie than to audition with a bear? That's exactly what comedian T.J. Miller decided to do after auditioning twice and still feeling like he needed that extra something to rise to the top of the pack. Actually, T.J. made the video with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts as a joke, but it got into the hands of Barry M. Meyer, chairman of Warner Bros., who enjoyed it while most likely chortling loudly through a thick cloud of cigar smoke. I just figure that's the only way studio moguls watch anything. T.J. will leave for New Zealand tomorrow to begin shooting. Doesn't leave much time for the method approach to acting… (TheApiary)
Director: Eric BrevigCast: Anna Faris; Dan Akroyd; Justin Timberlake; T.J. MillerSynopsis: In Jellystone Park, Yogi Bear and his sidekick Boo Boo get into some good-natured fun, much to the chagrin of Ranger Smith.
Recently I reported that Forbes had crowned Simon Cowell the highest paid man on television. Now they've released a more pithy list and Will Ferrell sits at the top. Ferrell has been cited as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood based off the financial returns of his movies. This is of course due to flops like Land of the Lost and Semi Pro. An outraged Sean Penn commented, "Will Ferrell is one of our finest actors… who is willing to drop trow for laughs."Second on the list is Ewan McGregor, which is really hard to believe. Think about all the money that the Star Wars movies raked in. Not to mention Angels and Demons, Robots, Black Hawk Down, and Big Fish. Did The Island really do THAT poorly? (Forbes)
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We told you in July about Zhang Yimou's plan to remake Blood Simple. And in record time we have a trailer for the House of Flying Daggers director's take on the Coen Brother's classic. It seems like something may have been lost in translation.
Looks cuckoo-bananas to us Americans but this is business as usual for Asian audiences. To make matters far crazier, Yahoo also reports that this version will include 100% more rap than the original. They are reporting that Yimou himself has written a rap theme for the film and that he recently performed it on Chinese state television. So, an accomplished filmmaker has diverted from his career path to pursue rap at the risk of embarassing himself. Tread carefully Zhang Yimou. You don't want Joaquin Pheonix getting in your ass. (Yahoo)
Censorship has struck again, and not even Kevin Smith can wield his mighty sword to defeat it. The TV networks are prudes and don't like dirty words in their adveeeertissments (I wrote it like a proper British person would say it), so Smith's new comedy is changing "Dicks" to "Cops" for a title of A Couple of Cops, and the result is not double-entendre-y.This is disappointing because the new title doesn't make me giggle, it makes me drool. Maybe it's because I sometimes stick my pen too far up my nose, or it could be that it's so boring my brain seizes up in an effort to comprehend such a generic transformation. Hey, all you old people watching NCIS! You gonna have a heart attack if you see "Dicks" come up on screen? No, the WORD! Ahhhh, I can't talk to you people. (CinemaBlend)
Nikki Reed wrote the screenplay for the movie Thirteen at fifteen. It would have been more impressive if she would have written it at thirteen, but whatever. I guuuuess it's still quite an accomplishment. Now Nikki is reprising her role of Rosalie in New Moon. At 21 years of age. A word from Nikki: "I had hoped that girls all over the world would relate to Thirteen." I'm sure all the slutty, druggy ones did. Courtney Love probably balled while watching that movie. Balled right into her mound of cocaine. The pics after the jump will have you doing the opposite of balling.
Based off Hollywood's new obsession with optioning everything that has ever existed, I automatically assumed that the classic video game Space Invaders was making its way to the big screen. Thankfully I made an ass out of "me" and "umption." Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux has been brought onboard to rewrite and possibly direct the Will Arnett-vehicle Space Invader. The movie tells the story of a space shuttle janitor who flies to the International Space Station to cock-block a hunky astronaut who has designs on his astronaut girlfriend.Never thought I'd see the day that I was thankful for a Harland Williams retread but with standards as low as they are these days, beggars can't be choosers.
Paramount Home Entertainment put on a huge bash at L.A.'s Griffith Observatory to celebrate the release of Star Trek on DVD and Blu-ray and Screen Junkies caught up with J.J. Abrams on the black carpet. When asked if he would return for another impossible mission with Tom Cruise, Abrams indicated that he will serve as producer but has another film he's helming that will interfere with him directing another Mission: Impossible.“The one I’m directing hopefully next year, I’m just in the early stages of that or middle of that, which is probably going to preclude my availability for doing Mission,” Abrams said. “Although I so love what the script is, what the story is. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are writing a script and they’re doing an amazing job so I’m already sort of envious of whoever ends up directing that movie.”Don't feel too bad J.J.. I'm sure there are people out there that are jealous of Felicity. Somewhere.
Jeff Bridges may soon be able to wipe away the stigma of "Four Time Academy Award NOMINEE" from his title and add the coveted "Academy Award Winner." The trailer for Crazy Heart gives him a role as strong as Mickey Rourke's in The Wrestler, but replaces bright spandex with a good 'ol fashioned gee-tar. The Dude plays Bad Blake, a broke down country music singer looking to find salvation with the help of a journalist (instead of stripper this time) played by I-look-like-a-sad-turtle Maggie Gyllenhaal. As Blake and the turtle struggle down the road of redemption, they learn profound things about each other and themselves, and it changes their perception of the future. Basically.Check out the trailer after the jump.
Director: Scott CooperCast: Jeff Bridges; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Robert Duvall; Colin FarrellSynopsis: Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.
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I turned out to be right when I reported last week that Rachel McAdams was definitely cast as Black Cat in Spider-Man 4 maybe. Today comes word from the actress that it is nothing more than an Internet rumor:“That’s a total rumor, I have to say,” the actress, who will next be seen in the Dec. 25 action-adventure tentpole Sherlock Holmes, tells EW. “I was hanging out in Toronto the other day and someone came up to me and said, ‘I just heard you’re doing Spider-Man 4.' And I said, ‘Really? No one told me!’ It’s not true.” A rep for Sony Pictures concurs: “It’s an Internet rumor, as so many things are these days.”See? So I was totally right possibly. But wait! There's more vague rumors surrounding the picture. A casting call for an adorable red-headed toddler went out yesterday leading many to speculate that Mary Jane Watson will be a mommy in the sequel. Whether the kid has any relation to Peter Parker remains to be seen. Casting will be difficult. They want a child who has both red hair and is adorable? Good luck dudes.(Entertainment Weekly)
Noot. Hehehe. What a silly name. It works in Aliens, but makes me giggle in the real world. Noot (hehehe, stop it!) is another model turned actress, and she's busting her career wide open by playing Heidi in New Moon. We'll see if she's got the goods, in an acting sense, by her ability to deliver more than a pouty expression.A word from Noot: "I think there’s something about flying that heightens emotion, because I was literally crying the whole way through each of those books."Of course flying heightens emotions. That's why (I've heard) sex in an airplane bathroom totally rocks. So put down your damn tween novel and go join the Mile High Club. Earns your wings by checking out more pics after the jump.
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Dr. Lorca from Hideous! (Michael Citrini) is back and is continuing to collect strange odditites, along with the help of Caitlin (Alli Kinzel) and her boyfriend David (Lane Compton).
Period drama director Joe Wright is tucking away his Jane Austen boner for his next project. Focus Features is in talks with Wright to have him helm Hanna: an action-adventure-thriller that centers around a teenage assassin.Hanna is a 14 year-old Eastern European girl who was bred by the CIA to be a cold-blooded killer. After befriending a French family, she must fight to escape her grim destiny. Pffft. Teenagers. They have zero work ethic. "You are not going to the mall until you garrote the Prime Minister of Chechnya, young lady." (First Showing)
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Director: Rick JacobsonCast: Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America OlivioSynopsis: Follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.
Watch out, it's a trite storyline!Courtney Cox (it pains me to type it) Arquette is definitely going to be in the Scream 4 sequel directed by Wes Craven, and she's definitely certain it's going to be about the characters we know from the other movies."There are really only a few of us that survived," Cox said, but she shrugged off rumors that her character, Gale Weathers, and Arquette's Dwight "Dewey" Riley will be killed off at the beginning of the film."They're probably back living in Woodsboro," Cox added, "I think that he's probably still deputy, and I've had a lot of kids. I don't know. I'm probably miserable, and then I'm sure a lot of murdering will happen."Sorry I didn't warn you about the spoilers. Murdering is going to happen, and Gale Weathers may or may not have a lot of kids. And David Arquette may still be retarded. It remains to be seen what they'll do with his character Dewey. ZING! (ComingSoon)
Why in God's name did they make Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans? It's not as if there's a huge fan base clamoring for a follow up to the original Bad Lieutenant. And fans of the original aren't exactly going to be thrilled to see their cult classic re-imaged as a Nicolas Cage vehicle. While we're at it, let's make Harold and Maude: Miami Heat or Eraserhead: Surreal in Sacramento. Even the director, Werner Herzog, wanted to change the title. After all, when you're making a movie about a crooked cop, you probably don't need a marketing ploy. Many films depicting good cops gone bad have gone on to become classics. Here are 10 of the greatest "dirty cop" films of all time. Dirty Harry – The Dirty Harry Series
The producers of Couples Retreat are coming under criticism for the UK version of the film's poster. Have a look at the above side-by-side comparison and you'll notice that Faizon Love and and Kali Hawk (the only black characters) have disappeared a la Marty McFly's siblings.The Daily Mail spoke with the studio and received this explanation:The studio said it regretted causing offence and has abandoned plans to use the revised poster in other countries… A Universal spokesman said the revised advert aimed ‘to simplify the poster to actors who are most recognisable in international markets’.Makes sense to me. Not everyone is as familiar with Who's Your Caddy? as I am. However I'm not convinced that this edit isn't fulfilling a racist agenda. Have a look at the below comparison of the US and the UK versions of The Original Kings Of Comedy poster. Racialists!! (Daily Mail)