Daily Archives: September 25, 2008

Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Recreate Controversial Obama Cover

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert re-created the controversial New Yorker cover illustration of Barack and Michelle Obama for the cover photo that graces this week’s print edition of Entertainment Weekly.

 

 

 

 

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Guillermo del Toro To Write Vampire Trilogy

As if Guillermo del Toro weren’t busy enough, the director has inked a publishing deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow to pen a trilogy of vampire thrillers with Chuck Hogan.

 

First book, “The Strain,” hits bookstores next summer. The story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. The series will trace the roots of the vampiric race back to its Old Testament origins. The books will be published by HarperCollins in the U.K., and a special edition will be published simultaneously by the company’s Spanish-language imprint, Rayo, in the U.S.

 

Del Toro is currently readying to direct New Line and MGM’s The Hobbit, to which he has committed the next five years. He’s essentially booked through 2017, attached to helm a remake of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Slaughterhouse Five, as well as Drood, based on the Dan Simmons novel.

 

Hogan has penned the thrillers “The Standoff,” “The Blood Artists” and “The Killing Moon.”

 

 

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I Am Legend Gets A Prequel

According to the trades, Warner Bros. has set in motion a prequel to the Will Smith starrer “I Am Legend.”

The plan is for Smith to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville, with Francis Lawrence returning to direct. Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road banner will produce with James Lassiter, Smith’s partner in Overbrook Entertainment.

The studio has set D.B. Weiss to write a script that is based on a detailed outline that was hatched over the past few months by Smith, Goldsman, Lassiter and Lawrence.

The prequel will chronicle the final days of humanity in New York before a man-made virus caused a plague that left Smith’s character the lone survivor among a mutated mob in the city.

Making a prequel was the only way to extend a franchise that grossed $584 million worldwide for Warner Bros. and keep Smith in the lead role. His character was killed in the first film, after extracting a potential cure for the virus for the scattered survivors.

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10 Funniest Chris Rock Stand Up Video Clips

Chris Rock’s new stand up comedy special, Kill the Messenger, debuts this weekend on HBO. Because we love Chris Rock jokes so much, HERE are the 10 funniest Chris Rock stand up comedy video clips from his previous specials. Caution, raw language.

 

 

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Concept Ferrari Superbike

Here is a one-of-a-kind concept Ferrari Superbike created by Israeli industrial designer Amir Glinik. Powered by a modified engine from a Ferrari Enzo, the bike is controlled by a drive-by-wire system that is similar to what is found on jet fighters like the F-16.

 

 

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