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Pic of Mel Gibson as Tattoo Artist

Wednesday, October 27 by

Technically he's Scott the Body Piercer from Father's Day, but we didn't need to see it again in The Hangover 2. Did I just blow your mind, or did you actually remember Father's Day? Thanks to Benji C. for the hookup.
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Zach Galifianakis Might Join Muppet Movie

Wednesday, October 27 by

Zach Galifianakis, everyone's favorite bearded comedian at the moment, is in talks to appear in the upcoming Muppet movie as a person, even though he looks a helluva lot like Fozzy Bear. Robert Downey Jr. dropped the casting news during a press interview for Due Date. That Downey. He's incorrigable.
Galifianakis would join Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, and Chris Cooper, who have all already been cast. The new film, directed by James Bobin, will "take place within a showbiz setting and follow the Muppets as they try to save their studio from a greedy oil baron (Cooper) who wants to dig for oil. Segel is set to play the lead who reunites the Muppets for one last show to save the studio; Adams is his girlfriend, while Jones will play an ABC executive." No word yet on what Galifianakis would play. Maybe a film director. It's time he put that beard to good use. (ThePlaylist)

‘Goodfellas’ TV Series Will Be A Prequel, Martin Scorsese-y

Wednesday, October 27 by

The closest I ever want to get to Martin Scorsese's face.

Got some more info about that Goodfellas television series that's being made for $ome rea$on. It's now reported that Martin Scorsese will be involved in some way or another. It seems like producers got worried by the backlash to the news and decided they needed Martin's stamp on this. Whether he'll write, produce, direct, or show up on set to sign-out walkie talkies is unclear at this point.
Also of note is that the show will be a prequel to the classic film, focusing on Henry Hill's childhood years. So it will be like "Brooklyn Bridge" but instead of whimsical accounts of playing stickball on Front Street and Marion Ross, it will be whimsical accounts of using a broomstick to bash in the face of the neighborhood chooch. Ahhh, the old neighborhood. (via /Film)

Robert Downey Jr. Totally Cool With ‘Iron Man’ at Disney

Wednesday, October 27 by

Robert Downey, Jr. is cool with the news that Disney will release his next Iron Man movie. Disney is exercising their control of Marvel to release Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. At a press conference for his latest film, Due Date, Downey was enthusiastic about the Marvel developments.

“Love it!” Downey exclaimed. “What’s that mean?”
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Wesley Snipes And Chuck Norris Team Up To Play Karate Dads

Wednesday, October 27 by

Case closed.
Despite being embroiled in a metric ass ton of legal trouble, Wesley Snipes has one tale that he still needs to tell. Snipes has begun shooting Karate Dad Master Daddy. Whatever that means. He describes it as a multi-racial action comedy that is a combination of Kung Fu Hustle and Meet The Parents. Once again, whatever that means.
The real news is that the film will happen around Chuck Norris (Chuck Norris does not appear in films, films appear around him). Snipes is also pulling a Sly Stallone and getting a bunch of irrelevant action stars on board. The other karate dudes who agreed to take part are Chiba, Frazier, Gracie, Hung, Inosanto, Jaa, Rhee, Kim, Lee Mosely, Bob Wall, Rampage, Anderson Silva, and Ron Van Cleff. Dance crews Rock Steady, Jabbawakkies, and Quest Crew will also appear. That's a good start, but you'll need to assemble a much larger army of fighters and streets-stepper-upper-2ers if you hope to defeat Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris doesn't step up 2 da streets. The streets rise to meet his foot. (Variety)

‘Monsters’ Actress Whitney Able

Wednesday, October 27 by

Whitney Able won’t be raking in any significant critical acclaim for her on-screen achievements this year, but she might just make her way into the pretty-girl rankings of some of our favorite lads mags. Cover girl, slasher star, and leading lady in the soon-to-be-released sci-fi thriller Monsters, Able was counted among Maxim’s most beautiful women in 2008. Maybe it’s too early to start the nomination process, but we’ll go ahead and give her our nod for a second appearance now.
A word from Whitney: "That song 'Ramble On' was my jam for a minute there."
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‘Sanctum’ Trailer Gets Wet and Wild

Wednesday, October 27 by

Universal has dropped the trailer for the James Cameron-produced 3D cave disaster movie Sanctum. This film contains three of Cameron's favorite things: water, tight spaces, and 3D. No wonder he wanted his name on it even if he probably really didn't do anything to aid production.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ To Be a Movie Now Of Course

Wednesday, October 27 by

Michael Jackson has made more money dead than you or I will ever make alive, and now his estate will rake in a few additional loads of cheddar. GK Films is in negotiations to acquire a package for a film that will turn Jackson's hit song Thriller into a big screen blockbuster smash hit bonanza. Kenny Ortega, who directed This Is It… (which was clearly a lie), will also direct Thriller. The Hangover writer Jeremy Garelick will take scripting duties.
Deadline reports that the plot is being kept under wraps, but "it has to do with the song's folklore, involving Vincent Price and the town he grew up in." What? You take a song with an awesome video involving zombies and werewolves and you turn it into a Vincent Price biopic? Piece of advice, money men. Don't blow a boatload of cash on a Michael Jackson project about Vincent Price. I'm sure the Price estate would give you his anecdotes in exchange for a nice Sunday sit down dinner.

Official Bidness: ‘Avatar 2′ and ‘Avatar 3′ Are Next On James Cameron’s 3D Plate

Wednesday, October 27 by

Cameron pushes through a minor stroke.

We knew it was too good to be true. James Cameron has been wooed away from the 3D epic Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie. Fox made a "huge" donation to Cameron's environmental fund in order to get him to commit to Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 as his next films.
This will tie him up through 2015 at minimum. Seeing how it takes him three years to put his shoes on, it's unlikely he'll expand the lush digital world he aims to capture. The plan as of right now is to have him start scripting early next year to get Avatar 2 in theaters by December 2014. He'll decide whether he wants to shoot the sequels back-to-back once scripting is complete. So get ready for Avatar to stay in the news cycle for a long time to come. As well as reports of Angelina Jolie kicking drums of oil into Cameron's beloved ocean. (Deadline)

Next ‘Batman’ Film Will Be Titled ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and The Riddler Won’t Riddle In It

Wednesday, October 27 by

No, you keep missing it.
Christopher Nolan has revealed to Hero Complex that the title of his third Batman film will be The Dark Knight Rises. I'll give you a minute to clean the crap out of your undies. He also revealed that The Riddler will not terrorize Gotham in the film. Okay, clean the rest. Gosh, you're as excitable as a poodle.
Nolan also noted, "We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones." So he's not revolutionizing the sequel as we know it in cinema. Warner Bros. has also been convinced that IMAX rather than 3D would be a better way to go with the film. I'm not certain why they aren't considering both, but apparently more news on that will be revealed later today. Honestly WB, you could charge $50 a ticket and people would pay it. Well, not poor people, but they don't deserve blockbuster entertainment anyway. (via /Film)

There’s No ‘Top Gun 2′ Without Maverick

Wednesday, October 27 by

Christopher McQuarrie, the proposed screenwriter for Top Gun 2, says there will be no sequel in which Maverick is not in the starring role. The comments come just days after director Tony Scott suggested the film would focus on younger pilots, a move that would seem to diminish the role of Tom Cruise's famous character from the original film.

Regardless of whether Cruise stars in the film, we've yet to hear what role Anthony Edwards will play. Might I suggest "Moose," the lovable twin brother of "Goose," who meets Maverick while searching for a lost treasure map hidden in his dead brother's helmet. It's just a suggestion. Take it or leave it. (Vulture via /Film)

Eugene Levy Joins Seann William Scott In ‘Goon’

Wednesday, October 27 by

Shocking news out of Hollywood this morning. Eugene Levy has accepted a role in a real movie, not just another American Pie spin-off film. The movie, however, does star Seann William Scott. Baby steps.
Levy has joined Goon, the indie hockey comedy about a bouncer who joins a crappy hockey team after being "touched by the fist of God." Usually you need to pay top dollar in Brazil for one of those. Anyway, the film also stars Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, and Jay Baruchel (who also co-wrote with Evan Goldberg). The script is based off the book Goon: The True Story Of The Unlikely Journey Into Minor League Hockey. I'm sorry. I tried to read that last sentence, but all I got was Canada: Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada. (Variety)

New Zealand Keeps ‘The Hobbit’

Wednesday, October 27 by

New Zealand’s national nightmare is finally over! After day-long negotiations with government leaders, Warner Bros. has agreed to keep the island nation as the filming location for Peter Jackson's upcoming production of The Hobbit. Earlier this year, when a dispute arose with local unions, the studio threatened to abandon New Zealand as a shooting location. But this latest deal, which included millions of dollars in concessions for Warner Bros., will ensure the $500 billion project stays put.

I, for one, am totally relieved now that a compromise has been reached. Since the original Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot in New Zealand, moving the prequel’s production to Eastern Europe would have been a disaster. The trees in the background would have been completely different! Does Warner Bros. think we can’t tell the difference between a Rimu in New Zealand and a Common Oak or Black Alder tree in Poland? Well they are complete fools if they do think that! Fools, I tell you! (Deadline)

Aronofsky Watch: ‘Machine Man’ In His Sights

Tuesday, October 26 by

Darren Aronofsky is a busy, busy bee. Not only is he set to start production on Wolverine 2 in a matter of months, but now the director has signed on for cybernetic thriller Machine Man. He'll reteam with Black Swan co-writer Mark Heyman on the script. THR has the deets:
Described as an "amped up pop-thriller," the story centers on a gadget geek and engineer at a forward thinking tech firm who is tired of going through life average and unnoticed and is also obsessed with his own self improvement. He decides to replace his weak, fleshy parts with high-end titanium performance upgrades of his own design but then discovers other entities have designs on him for their own motives.
So…kind of like a Robocop/Wolverine mash-up? Aronofsky is really loving the melding of flesh and steel lately. If he doesn't get his fix quick, we could have another Terminator sequel on our hands. And need I remind you, Schwarzenegger will be out of the Governor's office and begging for a job within months.

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James Franco Talks ‘Rise of the Apes’

Tuesday, October 26 by

The original Planet of the Apes rode on the then-groundbreaking makeup effects and a shocker ending. The 2001 “re-imagining” tried to right on action and special effects. The latest version…

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