The A.V. Club Interviews Patton Oswalt

Fans of comedian Patton Oswalt know that the man lives for movies. Over the years, he’s spun out classic bits about the sometimes-soul-squashing process of being a punch-up scriptwriter for major Hollywood studios; on last year’s stand-up album Werewolves And Lollipops, one of the most memorable bits came from his fascination with hidden film gemsContinue reading “The A.V. Club Interviews Patton Oswalt”

The Captain America Plot Synopsis

Come May 6th 2011, Marvel fans might have something to be happy about. That same pesky issue of Production Weekly that has everyone assuming Batman has a start-date also produced some more solid information about The First Avenger: Captain America. Granted, no director nor stars have been attached, but the synopsis looks true to theContinue reading “The Captain America Plot Synopsis”

Angels & Demons Teaser Poster

When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol — seared into the chest of a murdered physicist — he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati…the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. TheContinue reading “Angels & Demons Teaser Poster”

Hey Boo Boo…Yogi Bear Headed For The Big Screen

Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a feature version of “Yogi Bear,” the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, and Surf’s Up co-helmer/co-writer Ash Brannon is attached to direct.Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who executive produced “That ’70s Show” and are writing the feature Tooth Fairy for Fox, are penning the screenplay. Donald De Line is producing via hisContinue reading “Hey Boo Boo…Yogi Bear Headed For The Big Screen”

Jon Favreau Talks About Iron Man 2

“Iron Man” director Jon Favreau had plenty to say about the film future of Marvel’s armored hero during a live, online Q&A session with fans, including some hints about the storylines that will drive “Iron Man 2,” the characters — both good and bad — that could make an appearance, and how he feels aboutContinue reading “Jon Favreau Talks About Iron Man 2”

Robert De Niro Returns To Gangster Role With Martin Scorsese

Paramount Pictures is plotting a return to organized crime for Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. The studio has set Steve Zaillian to adapt “I Heard You Paint Houses,” the book about the mob assassin who many believe was involved in the death of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. Scorsese is attached to direct. De NiroContinue reading “Robert De Niro Returns To Gangster Role With Martin Scorsese”

Marvel Studios Enters New Distribution Agreement With Paramount

Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom, Inc. and Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. today announced an agreement under which Paramount will distribute Marvel’s next five self-produced feature films on a worldwide basis. The deal, an extension of the original agreement made by Brad Grey when he arrived as CEO and Chairman ofContinue reading “Marvel Studios Enters New Distribution Agreement With Paramount”

Possible Blade Runner Sequel In The Works

Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sequel is in the works under the command of veteran producer Bud Yorkin. Top screenwriters John Glenn and Travis Wright (Eagle Eye) are working on several treatments since 2006 and the current status of the story is classified, but Yorkin is in touch with pre-visualization team The Third Floor (all formerContinue reading “Possible Blade Runner Sequel In The Works”

The Trailer for Will Smith’s Seven Pounds

Will Smith reunites with the directors and producers of The Pursuit of Happyness for the emotional drama. In the film, Smith plays Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret who embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. Co-starring Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper andContinue reading “The Trailer for Will Smith’s Seven Pounds”

Kenneth Branagh In Talks to Direct Thor

Kenneth Branagh is negotiating to direct “Thor,” the next Marvel Comics property that will be turned into a live-action film by Marvel Studios. Pic will be released in 2010. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige’s choice of Branagh is surprising, as Branagh hasn’t really directed an action-heavy film since his debut on “Henry V,” a bloodyContinue reading “Kenneth Branagh In Talks to Direct Thor”

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