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Sam Raimi Wants To Remake ‘The Day Of The Triffids’

Thursday, October 21 by

Sam Raimi is looking to pay homage to one of the great horror classics. With the help of Mandate Pictures, Raimi has set up The Day Of The Triffids at Ghost House with the intention to direct. A partial basis for 28 Days Later, Triffids tells the story of a man who awakes to find that London has been stricken blind and overrun by intelligent, carnivorous plants.
This sounds awesome. They should move the remake to Detroit. That place is already a wasteland. Just make sure not to film anything remotely Motown. You're already going to get enough Little Shop Of Horrors comparisons as is. (Deadline)

Jaden Smith’s Amazing Psychic Powers: ‘I See Dead Careers!’

Thursday, October 21 by

Everyone knows that Jaden Smith has the power to resurrect classic 80's movie franchises. But the young actor also has an amazing psychic ability to communicate with the dead. And it seems the young star is putting his talent to good use by reaching out to the directing career of M. Night Shyamalan, which passed away earlier this year after the premiere of The Last Airbender.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog M. Night Shyamalan's next project will be the super secretive sci-fi flick that goes by the name of One Thousand A.E.. While details are scarce at the moment we do know that the flick is being developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith.
I'm sure Shyamalan is hard at work developing a twist for the film's ending. And I hate to break it to him, but whatever he comes up with will pale in comparison to the shocking revelation I'm about to unleash. Jaden Smith's real father is DJ Jazzy Jeff! (Dread Central)

Luke Perry at Dragon Con

Wednesday, October 20 by

If you look really close, you can see a tear drop forming in the corner of his eye. It wasn't worth the appearance fee, was it, Perry?
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William H. Macy Slurs His V.O. In Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ Trailer

Wednesday, October 20 by

Showtime has dropped the trailer for their new drama "Shameless," and William H. Macy can't help from slurring the voiceover. In the series, Macy plays an alcoholic father to a slew of Chicagoan kids. Emmy Rossum appears to be the one keeping the family afloat and looking adorable in the process.
The Gallagher clan should fit in nicely with the rest of Showtime's dysfunctional families, such as the Botwins on "Weeds" and the Peytons on "Nurse Jackie." Drugs, booze, and sex always play a major part in their series, not to mention serial killing in "Dexter." Does Showtime know how to party or what?!
"Shameless" premieres January 9, 2011 at 10PM EST.
Check out the trailer after the jump…

Robert Downey Jr. To Battle Earthquakes In ‘Emergency’

Wednesday, October 20 by

Before 'Iron Man' there was 'The Shaggy Dog'. Thank God for 'Iron Man'.
Columbia Pictures have picked up the rights to The Game author Neil Strauss's book Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life. Robert Downey Jr. is on board to produce and possibly star in the film version that will also save your life.
The book details the three years that Strauss spent in the West Indies, educating himself to be able to handle any disaster situation. Everything from terror attacks to earthquakes to when best pal Mystery misplaces his furry top hat. I don't know why he'd have to travel to the West Indies for that. A few weeks with Ted Nugent should have been all he needed. Allan Loeb is writing the screenplay, which makes perfect sense. Who better to save your life than the guy who gets laid using magic tricks, the guy who wrote Kevin James's fart jokes, and the guy who co-starred with Tim Allen in The Shaggy Dog?

Watch the Live Coco Cam RIGHT NOW

Wednesday, October 20 by

To promote his new talk show "Conan" on TBS, Conan O'Brien has set up a live web cam in the Team Coco offices. As you can see from the above screen grab, crazy sh*t is going down. I've been watching it for awhile now and it's oddly fascinating. There has been an 80's aerobics class, a public speaker, and a black man holding up a sign that says "I See White People!!!" I personally just like watching the employees walk by. It makes me feel like I'm part of a nurturing office environment. Not this damp cellar they call SJ Headquarters.
The Live Coco Cam is live until tomorrow at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Check it out HERE.

Anthony Hopkins Vs. The Devil In ‘The Rite’ Trailer

Wednesday, October 20 by

The trailer for The Rite looks like a fairly standard exorcism movie at first. It's got a young priest, Anthony Hopkins as an old priest, freaky-deaky kids, and people getting hit by cars. Then, all of a sudden, the Vatican whips out Minority Report technology. How long have they had that and why don't they share? Don't they know how many missing children we could help locate using that technology? Unless…
Check out the trailer after the jump…

The Rite

Wednesday, October 20 by

Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Alice Braga, Colin O'Donoghue, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds
Synopsis: An American priest travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school.
Release Date: January 28, 2011

‘Cars 2′ Teaser and Concept Art

Wednesday, October 20 by

Pixar has dropped a teaser trailer for Cars 2 that gives away little to nothing. One thing is for certain: lasers could possibly be involved in the sequel. Mater and McQueen are traveling the world this time around, getting into intrigue, thrills, and lasers. John Lasseter is directing again with help from Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis.
Cars 2 races into theaters June 24, 2011
Check out the teaser and some concept art below.

‘Castle’ Actress Stana Katic Round 2

Wednesday, October 20 by

She's so nice we had to do her twice. Being handcuffed and thrown into the back of a cop car wouldn’t be too bad, provided of course that Stana Katic would be the arresting officer. It’s a good bet, in fact, that a significant number of men would go out of their way to break the law in her immediate vicinity, hoping for the chance to have a cup of coffee with her — even if it was being served out of Styrofoam cups in a cramped interrogation room. Until that day, we’ll just have to make do with Katic’s pretend-cop persona in ABC’s “Castle.”

A word from Stana: “Men should never marry their muse. It ruins the illusion.”

Check out more pics of Detective Stana after the jump…

Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena Grab Roles In ‘Tower Heist’

Wednesday, October 20 by

He can't resist a photo op.
The 1st Assistant Camera on Brett Ratner's The Tower Heist had better not forget to put a long lens on the order. Precious star Gabourey Sidibe has picked up an unknown role on the film, as has "Eastbound and Down's" very funny Michael Pena.
They'll join Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the film that pits the little guy against a crooked Bernie Madoff type played by Alan Alda. Other than that, we don't have a lot of details. But now we know that the heist most likely won't involve taking the stairs. And before you chastise me in the comments section for making a fat joke at Sidibe's expense, you should know it was a lazy joke at Pena's expense. And no, not because he's Mexican. Man, I can't win with you guys. (Deadline)

Ridley Scott Could Go Back to Rubber Suits for ‘Alien’ Prequel

Wednesday, October 20 by

Alien was made back in the good old days when monsters were guys in rubber suits. If Ridley Scott is making a prequel to Alien, it would make sense to go back to the practical effects. It turns out the director's been consulting with Avatar creature designer Neville Page. Scott’s still not sold on that performance capture hocus pocus.

“I just recently was talking to Ridley Scott,” Page said at a media even for the Blu-Ray release of Avatar. “He brought up a really interesting point about how the real rubber suits for him are still a preference because you get stuff that you’re forced to have be real. As a result, it feels real on camera or in camera. I thought, ‘Wait a minute, I thought we were doing everything digital now.’ Just like us, a director’s going to use whatever tools make sense for the end result.”

That’s food for thought for Ridley Scott. Dude, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Bring back the rubber suit. Page said Scott was just gathering information to weigh his options.

“He was talking more theoretical in regards to filmmaking and his experience on the original. It’s a choice of now moving forward, when you can do an alien fully digital, is that what he would do?”

What do you think? Wouldn’t it be great to see an old school alien in the Alien prequel as opposed to more CG B.S.?

James Cameron Shooting ‘Avatar’ Sequels Together, Not Involved with ‘True Lies’ Show

Wednesday, October 20 by

James Cameron inched closer to committing to Avatar 2 at a world media event for the Blu Ray release of an extended Avatar. “Our plan is to make 2 and 3 together as a single large production and release them a year apart,” Cameron said. “It’s in progress right now. There’s a lot of writing, a lot of designing and there’s a lot of tech work that we’re going to do.”

Hasn’t he invented everything already? He should be able to just crank out more Na’Vi, but of course Cameron wants to push things further. If he’s going to make two movies together, that could take five years. He wants to anticipate technological advances five years out, so that Avatar 3 still looks fresh when it’s released.
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‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel May As Well Direct Ouija Board Movie

Wednesday, October 20 by

"No. Seriously, do not listen to this thing. I do not have a crush on Cindy Hawkins."
I, like most others, reacted poorly when it was announced that Platinum Dunes are making a movie based off Hasbro's Ouija Board. "That's dumb," I thought. "There won't even be any room to work in French martial arts." Oh, how short-sighted I was, friends.
Taken director Pierre Morel is on the shortlist to direct the film. That means this will be the ass-kickingest game of Ouija ever played. All I see in my head when I think of this is a child-version of Liam Neeson breaking his older sister's fingers one by one until she admits she moved the planchette. Hopefully, he'll be able to get Neeson himself. You know, if Milton Bradley doesn't have him under retainer. (LA Times)

Mark Wahlberg Continues Slow, Methodical Takeover of HBO

Wednesday, October 20 by

I'm going to executive produce your face off!
Mark Wahlberg's gradual takeover of HBO moved one step closer to the tipping point with the announcement that he and Malcolm Gladwell are teaming up to produce a spy drama for the network. This brings Wahlberg's total number of HBO "executive producer" credits up to 55, give or take several dozen. Stephen Levinson and Charles Randolph will also act as executive producers, whatever that means.

The as-of-yet untitled series will take place in Cold War-era Berlin, and follow the exploits of a missionary who falls in with the CIA. In the interest of proving the writers at Vulture wrong, we will not go in for the easy "missionary position" joke, although God knows it would be hilarious if we did. (Vulture)

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