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New Indiana Jones photos, icons, site content


Paramount Pictures announces that the official site for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has launched a slew of new content to explore. The latest material includes a new trailer, TV spots, webisodes, widget features, production notes and bios. Meanwhile, one may download Indiana Jones icons at Icon Factory. Plus, be sure to check out new photos from the summer blockbuster, located here.

14May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Jesus Guy scheduled for Connecticut Film Festival


Sean Tracey Associates spreads the word that the critically acclaimed documentary The Jesus Guy will be shown at this year’s Connecticut Film Festival, on Saturday, May 24 at 5:00 PM. The event will take place at All Nations Church, 234 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. The Jesus Guy will be screened in English with Spanish subtitles. Immediately following the screening, director Sean Tracey will participate in a Q&A session.

14May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Overture, Paramount to distribute Fahrenheit sequel


Michael Moore is planning to release his sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, an examination of President George W. Bush, in mid-2009. Overture will distribute the documentary domestically, while Paramount Vantage will deliver it to international territories. The two companies are likewise co-financing and co-producing the pic. The untitled sequel’s distribution marks a change for Moore, whose previous two pictures were carried by The Weinstein Co. SlashFilm has the complete story.

13May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Poster roundup: Knight, Jones, Caspian, Hulk


A search at eBay has led to the discovery of new posters for a number of this summer’s most anticipated films. Among the findings are new posters for The Dark Knight (1,2,3), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (1,2,3,4), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (1,2,3,4) and The Incredible Hulk (1,2).

It should be noted that the exact ages of the posters are unknown, although it appears they are some of the latest ones released. Furthermore, most of the noted posters are not theatrical one-sheets but rather wall posters specifically for home display.

12May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Pitt is Thor? Willis joins A-Team?


Latino Review spreads the word regarding two highly interesting casting rumors. Apparently, the actor being considered to play Thor in the Marvel motion picture is Brad Pitt. The site also has the scoop that Bruce Willis could play Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, the leader of the A-Team, for John Singleton’s theatrical update of the television series.

12May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Taylor talks Transformers 2 absense


With Moviehole, Transformers star Rachael Taylor shares why she will not be appearing in the blockbuster pic’s sequel. “I wasn’t contracted for a sequel anyway, but I also think it would be pretty ridiculous for my character just to show up and say ‘We’ve got some more computers to play with!’,” explains the actress. “More importantly, I don’t think I’d wanna do it to be honest, and not for any particular reason other than the fact that I’ve done it. I’m just drawn to doing different things.”

12May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Spielberg to shoot Lincoln in 2009


Steven Spielberg has revealed he will begin shooting his film on U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, at the start of 2009. According to Screen Daily, the director wants the movie to “open in the same year as Lincoln’s 200th anniversary”. Meanwhile, Spielberg still wants to make Chicago Seven, which would focus on the famous 1960s trial of the protesters at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. However, it seems that the project’s screenplay is not quite ready.

12May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Guru shows ‘love’ for viral marketing


Inspired by Oprah, Guru Pitka of The Love Guru has started his own book club, at PitkasBookClub.com. For the month of May, Pitka recommends the self-penned publication Does It Hurt When You Do That? Don’t Do That. Meanwhile, one may also visit the Mariska Hargitay Shop, filling every mantra need, before joining Guru Pitka at his Facebook page. The Love Guru will open in theaters on June 20.

9May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Indiana Jones defeated by Twilight?


SlashFilm reports that the teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel Twilight was viewed over two million times in its first three days of release at MySpace. Those numbers suggest that the trailer’s launch could become the most watched one in the history of the internet. The record has been held by the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull since March, when it obtained 4.1 million views in its first week at Yahoo! Movies.

9May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

People gets ‘Luck’-y with Sinatra contest


To turn up the heat for the release of Warner Home Video’s 10th Anniversary Frank Sinatra DVD collections, People Magazine has created a “Luck Be A Beautiful Lady” custom contest. The sweepstakes will run exclusively within the magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful” special issue and online at People.com. The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for four to Las Vegas, complete with their own “beautiful lady” and “rat pack.”

For more details on the “Luck Be A Beautiful Lady” contest, be sure to read its press release here.

8May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Sean Tracey introduces The Jesus Guy


With Conversational Ball, Sean Tracey shares behind-the-scenes info on The Jesus Guy. His remarkable documentary tells the story of evangelist James Joseph, known to multitudes of skeptics and believers as simply “What’s Your Name?”.

8May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Dark Knight follow-up plot details?


Cinema Blend has what it believes are details on the follow-up to The Dark Knight. Just as Knight is inspired by the Batman graphic novel The Long Halloween, its sequel will be inspired by Halloween’s follow-up, Dark Victory. Interestingly, Victory primarily focused on Two-Face as the villain, while also introducing Batman’s sidekick Robin. As for The Joker, he was indeed meant to be included in the second sequel to Batman Begins. However, due to actor Heath Ledger’s death, it appears the role may be written out of the picture rather than recast.

7May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Scott ‘Cyclops’ Summers meets Wolverine


According to Superhero Hype!, Australian actor Tim Pocock will portray a young Scott “Cyclops” Summers in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Thus, Pocock has joined a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins. Director Gavin Hood’s Wolverine will hit theaters on May 1, 2009.

7May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Twilight trailer, poster


The Trailer Park at MySpace delivers the trailer for Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel. Meanwhile, MTV Movies showcases the one-sheet for the motion picture. The poster’s image was captured by 18-year-old Joey Lawrence, who has signed to shoot all the posters in the film series. Twilight will arrive in theaters on December 12.

7May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Lionsgate gets Christmas Spirit


Variety reports that Lionsgate has rescheduled The Spirit from January 16 to December 25. Frank Miller’s adaptation of Will Eisner’s comic strip will now face the Adam Sandler comedy Bedtime Stories and the Jennifer Aniston-Owen Wilson starrer Marley and Me.

7May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Hill no longer in talks for Transformers 2


It had been reported that Jonah Hill was in discussions with DreamWorks regarding a role in Transformers 2. According to Entertainment Weekly, those conversations have broken down. Hence, Hill is no longer expected to play a sidekick to Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam Witwicky in next summer’s sequel.

7May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Schwartz to pen X-Men spin-off


Black Book, via Dark Horizons, indicates that Josh Schwartz, producer and creator of television series The O.C. and Gossip Girl, will pen one of the X-Men spin-off scripts. With its title currently unknown, the movie will focus on the students of Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. “I’m very well aware that I’ll be bludgeoned by purists, but I love its mythology, and it comes with a pretty hefty paycheck,” comments Schwartz. “It’s not like I’m adding new characters like Toaster Head, or anything like that.”

5May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Downey Jr. readying for Iron Man 2


IESB.net has learned from Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man trainer, Brad Bose, that the actor is about to start training for Iron Man 2. The training will take approximately five months, as it appears production on the sequel will begin in early 2009. With Iron Man having already accumulated over $104 million at the domestic box office, Paramount and Marvel are seemingly eager for the second film in the franchise.

5May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

MacGyver movie coming, says series creator


Gizmodo reports that at Maker Faire 2008, MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff announced he is planning to take his popular television series to the big screen. Apparently Zlotoff currently owns the show’s movie rights. No specific details on the MacGyver movie were released.

5May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Mummy III trailer coming in June


Rob Cohen, director of the upcoming The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, reveals to SCI FI Wire that the first trailer for the series’ second sequel will arrive in June. The filmmaker links the trailer’s delay with unfinished visual effects. However, Cohen does not believe that the marketing for Dragon Emperor has begun too late. “We have an audience that knows the name[…] I think if we have a solid couple of months to advertise, no one will miss it,” says Cohen. “[Audiences] will have made up their minds, but I don’t want them to make up their minds on incomplete work.”

5May2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

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