Sam Mendes to Direct Preacher

Columbia Pictures has picked up the film rights to Preacher, the popular 1990s Vertigo series, for an adaptation to be directed by Sam Mendes (upcoming Revolutionary Road). The Hollywood Reporter says Neal Moritz and his Original Films are producing with Kickstart Productions’ Jason Netter. Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, “Preacher,” which ran fromContinue reading “Sam Mendes to Direct Preacher”

M. Night Shyamalan’s New Horror Film Project

M. Night Shyamalan and Media Rights Capital have formalized the first project in their three-picture deal to hatch horror films, reports Variety, They’ve set Brian Nelson (30 Days of Night) to write Devil, a film that will be directed by Quarantine helmers John and Andrew Dowdle. The supernatural thriller is based on an original storyContinue reading “M. Night Shyamalan’s New Horror Film Project”

Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau & Don Cheadle Suit Up for The Avengers

Marvel Studios has sent out the following two-part production update for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers! ROBERT DOWNEY JR. AND JON FAVREAU SUIT UP FOR MARVEL STUDIOS’ THE AVENGERS AND IRON MAN 2 As part of his four picture deal with Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr. is appearing as Tony Stark in THE AVENGERSContinue reading “Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau & Don Cheadle Suit Up for The Avengers”

In honor of Halloween, some Shining Trivia

Classic Kubrick, classic Nicholson. Released in 1980, the Shining was one of the first films (and definitely the most famous of these early movies) to use the newly-invented Steadicam. It was a camera that was weighted, which allowed for smooth movement even in smaller spaces. Here is some trivia regarding this classic spooky movie.  Continue reading “In honor of Halloween, some Shining Trivia”

Footloose Remake On The Fast Track

After watching Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega deliver a $42 million opening weekend for “High School Musical 3,” Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked “Footloose,” hoping to get the film ready for Efron and Ortega to start production next spring.   The studio has brought on “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” director Peter Sollett to rewriteContinue reading “Footloose Remake On The Fast Track”

First Look At Angels and Demons

Religious expert and scientist: Tom Hanks stars with Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer in Angels & Demons, due May 15. Intelligently designed: Filmmakers had hoped to shoot Angels at the Vatican and inside Roman churches. But Brown’s Angels, which includes the murder of two cardinals, was quickly shut down by the church. “This movie was strangelyContinue reading “First Look At Angels and Demons”

Christopher Nolan Talks Batman

The LA Times spoke with Christopher Nolan regarding Batman, The Dark Knight, The Joker and a bunch of other stuff fans have been talking about for way too long now. Here’s a peak at some of the interview:     Watching “The Dark Knight,” it’s very easy to imagine the Joker returning to Gotham, the wayContinue reading “Christopher Nolan Talks Batman”

Last Night We Saw An Early Screening Of Pixar’s “Up”

Last night my wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to watch an early screening of “Up”, Pixar’s 10th animated film which is scheduled for release on May 29th, 2009.  We had no idea what movie we were going to watch until we entered the theater and were giddy to find out it was “Up”Continue reading “Last Night We Saw An Early Screening Of Pixar’s “Up””

Neil Gaiman Talks About Coraline And More

In 1989, Neil Gaiman created a little comic book called The Sandman, and, along with esteemed colleagues like Watchmen‘s Alan Moore, slowly and inadvertently created a pop culture phenomenon that still has fans snapping up his graphic novels almost twenty years later. Since then, Gaiman has put his pen to work in an astounding numberContinue reading “Neil Gaiman Talks About Coraline And More”

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