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Dwayne Johnson Loves Head Shots In New ‘Faster’ Red Band Trailer

Wednesday, October 6 by

CBS Films has dropped a new red band trailer for Faster. It’s directed by George Tillman Jr. and stars Dwayne “Don’t Call Me The Rock Anymore” Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton,…

David O. Russell Moves From ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ to ‘Old St. Louis’

Wednesday, October 6 by

"Back off, zombies!"
David O. Russell is removing himself from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in favor of working with another constantly hungry creature — Vince Vaughn. Natalie Portman couldn't work out her schedule to align with O. Russell's, and now he needs to hop on Old St. Louis.
But it looks like she won't be the only starlet who won't have the opportunity to be berated by the nutbar director. Scarlett Johansson had to drop out of Old St. Louis due to her own scheduling conflicts. We'll keep you posted when the search for a new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies director begins, but we feel that the gig should go to Troma's Lloyd Kaufman. He pretty much invented and mastered that genre as it is. (NY Mag)

‘Star Wars Trilogy’ In Paper Animation

Wednesday, October 6 by

BoingBoing was sent this video that condenses the entire Star Wars Trilogy into two minutes AND does the whole thing in paper animation. I love it. Way better than spending six hours on the originals. Sure, the special effects aren't as impressive but the time spent on cutting out every little detail from construction paper deserves major kudos. Good job, Jeremy Messsersmith, a Minneapolis musician.

Dreamworks Wants To Get Into The ‘Halo’ Movie Making Game

Wednesday, October 6 by

This game looks great.
The road to a Halo movie adaptation has certainly been a bumpy one. Originally, Universal and Fox split the rights and Peter Jackson was brought in. But then Jackson wanted too much money and Universal was all like, "F*ck you!" And then Jackson was all like, "No. F*ck you!!" Then he walked, effectively killing the project.
Now Dreamworks is stepping in to try to make a film adaptation of the Halo BOOKS and not the game, so that Universal can't turn around and be all like, "F*ck you!!!" Sounds like a solid plan, except that someone in Hollywood had to own up to knowing that Halo books exist. Nuuuuurrrdddd!!!!!
At any rate, Microsoft has not agreed to hand over their prize pig just yet, so we'll have to see how this plays out. If it doesn't fail, they should just film the hot girl in the picture above while she plays Halo. Or I guess as she reads the Halo books, so that Universal doesn't step in. I'd still watch that. I'd even buy the novelization of the movie about her reading the books. Actually sounds like a lot of work. I'm gonna go play videogames now. (NY Mag)

Official Bidness: Sam Raimi to Direct ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ For Reals This Time

Wednesday, October 6 by

Sam Raimi has for reals seriously confirmed that his next directorial project will be Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful. I thought this news was already confirmed with Robert Downey Jr. attached to star, but apparently Raimi was waffling between World of Warcraft and Oz, and Downey Jr. isn't yet a certainty. What a slap in the pizza face to MMORPG gamers.
Deadline says that Disney expects production on the film to begin next year at some point. I imagine what month and day depends on how well the new draft of the script written by David Lindsay-Abaire shapes up. Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote festival hit Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman, also worked with Raimi on the script for the Spider-man 4 movie that Raimi eventually burnt out on.
Now the director will put all of his efforts in making the Wizard walk a similar path as Dorothy in the original film. If he doesn't run into Bruce Campbell as the Lion, Tin Man, or Scarecrow a serious injustice will be done. Disney should have signed off on that stipulation before ever a hand was shook.

‘Ugly Americans’ Tackles Two-Headed Worm Creatures

Wednesday, October 6 by

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In this clip from the Season 2 premiere of "Ugly Americans," Mark counsels Tim the two-headed work creature and gives psychiatric evaluations to the Department of Integration employees. I had no idea that the left heads of two headed worm creatures have been so persecuted throughout history, from separate drinking fountains to forced prostitution. It really is a right head world. It's the very reason I chopped the other head off years ago. I only have two now.  
"Ugly Americans" premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30/9:30c after an all new "South Park."

‘Haven’ Actress Emily Rose

Wednesday, October 6 by

Emily Rose was one of the many new faces to the hit the TV airwaves this past summer with the new SyFy Channel series "Haven." Emily's background ranges from loved but short lived TV series "John from Cincinnati" and "Jericho" to the final season of "ER." "Haven" gives her a chance to flex her leading lady muscles on the strangest TV series this side of "Twin Peaks."
More pics of Emily after the jump…

Idris Elba In Talks For ‘Ghost Rider 2′

Wednesday, October 6 by

Peace.
Stringer Bell a.k.a. Idris Elba is in talks to join Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, and hottie Violante Placido in Ghost Rider 2. THR reports that Elba would play "an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider." There are so many contradictions in that character description. Basically, Worst. Monk. Ever.
Johnny Whitworth is also looking to jump into the Neveldine/Taylor-directed flaming skull flick. The "CSI: Miami" star would be "a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature." What's with all the finding going on in this movie? I wonder how Neveldine and Taylor will make that interesting. Oh right, shoot the whole thing like it's an acid trip. This can't not turn out excellent.

‘Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon’ Is The Title Of The Next Movie About Transformers

Wednesday, October 6 by

"Is there anybody out there?"
Transformers 3 officially has a title, and it officially doesn't make any sense. Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon is the title that an adult pieced together, wrote down on a page, submitted to a major film studio, and will now be printed on billboards, T-shirts, posters, and fast food tie-ins.
Sounds like a) a clever way of side-stepping legal issues with Pink Floyd, or b) a note someone would jot down while baked out of their mind. Not sure if the baked person in question is Michael Bay or writer Ehren Kruger, but it's something we'd expect more from Shia. He's at that age. (Collider)

Nolan’s Third ‘Batman’ Starts Shooting In April

Wednesday, October 6 by

"You don't know what a HUG is?"
Warner Bros. is planning to start shooting Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie in April in the fine city of New Orleans. Yes, I'm displeased by this news too. I was hoping shooting would start next week in the Rite Aid parking lot across from my apartment. My reasoning for this is two fold. 1) April is too damn far away. I want another Nolan movie, especially another Nolan Batman, in theaters ASAP. 2) New Orleans is too far away. If the film were shot in the Rite Aid parking lot across from my apartment I'd be able to watch all the action go down. With enough green screen and CG they could rearrange the homeless people to make it look like Chicago/Gotham. (Coming Soon)

So, This Happened: Darren Aronofsky Chosen To Direct ‘Wolverine 2′

Wednesday, October 6 by

"SNIKT!!"
We'd heard the rumors but they sounded too crazy to even qualify. Yet somehow, against all laws of nature, Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct Wolverine 2. Aronofsky surpassed rumored shoe-in David Slade to win the honor of directing the second film in this so far pretty sh*tty franchise, just days after it was announced that Zack Snyder won the Superman directing duties.
May be a case of Justin Bieber punk'n us all, but if not, at least we have a director who can artfully convey Wolverine's frustration with the world that won't accept him as he surfs on a missile or whatever ridiculous action set-piece makes its way into this film.
Where this leaves Preacher or movies that are a good idea for Aronofsky to do, we do not know. But if you ask me, this move is in direct reaction to the failure of The Wrestler action-figure line. Apart from the Marisa Tomei Lapdancer dolls, those things just didn't sell. (Deadline)

ABC Takes ‘Awkward Family Photos’

Wednesday, October 6 by

How awkward!
ABC has snapped up a sitcom based on the popular website, “Awkward Family Photos,” Variety is reporting. Moses Port and David Guarascio ("Just Shoot Me") are set to write the script, while Joe Russo and Anthony Russo will act as directors and executive producers. The brains behind the site, Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, will also act as executive producers.

“Awkward Family Photos” follows in the footsteps of “$#*! My Dad Says,” another recent sitcom that started out on the web. In related news, I’m currently in talks with ABC to produce “$#*!s My Co-Workers Took,” a movie based on a popular toilet cam I installed during a recent trip to our Chicago office (that’s why I needed the plunger, guys). Of course in this case, “ABC” is a homeless guy who sells bootleg DVDs at the bus stop, not the TV network, but still. It’s a great time to be an Internet writer!

Dystopian Earth Still Cooler Than Pandora in New ‘Avatar’ Blu-ray (Video)

Wednesday, October 6 by

Superdog Is Super

Tuesday, October 5 by

If Zack Snyder is looking to make the most adorable Superman movie ever, I present his leading man. Pup, pup, and away!
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Official Bidness: Emma Stone Playing Gwen Stacy, NOT Mary Jane, In ‘Spider-man’

Tuesday, October 5 by

Red-headed and adorable Emma Stone from Easy A and Zombieland has been officially cast in the Spider-man reboot, but not as the red-headed and adorable Mary Jane Watson. Stone will play Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's blonde-haired first love interest. Say whaaaaaaat, director Marc Webb?
“The chemistry between Andrew (Garfield) and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice.  At the heart of the story of Peter Parker is not only the amazing Spider-Man, but also an ordinary teenager who is wondering what he has to do to get the girl.  Andrew and Emma will bring everything audiences expect to these roles, but also make them their own. Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde.”
How he found out her natural hair color is unknown, but apparently it was "fun." Pics or it didn't happen. (TheWrap)

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