Film

Fast and the Furious 4 title, plot disclosed


The Fast and the Furious 4 has been titled Fast and Furious, says Cinematical. As for the sequel’s synopsis, Universal provides the following: “When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him.”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Blockbuster bids for Circuit City


Blockbuster is attempting to purchase electronics chain Circuit City, informs Variety. The cash offer of $6 - $8 a share was made February 17, only now becoming public because Blockbuster wants Circuit City shareholders to weigh-in on the matter. The response from Circuit City is that it will “carefully consider and evaluate” the offer, while adding that “fundamental questions” remain. Among those questions is the matter of how Blockbuster will fund the $1 billion acquisition.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Cast is HangingOutHookingUpFallingInLove


Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, Jenna Elfman and Carrie-Anne Moss have been cast in the uniquely-titled romantic comedy HangingOutHookingUpFallingInLove, reports Variety. Richard E. Grant, Rita Rudner, Caroline Aaron and Johnny Pacar round out the film’s cast. “Story centers on a newly separated father having to learn how to date again with help from his teenage son who himself dreams of conquering one girl’s heart.” Barra Grant is directing HangingOut, using her own screenplay.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Incredible Hulk poster arrives


IGN showcases the poster for The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt. As Ain’t It Cool News points out, the one-sheet is reminiscent of the cover for The Amazing Spider-Man #50. Directed by Louis Leterrier, the action flick will smash into theaters this June 13th.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

ESPN co-producing Redford’s Robinson biopic


With Robert Redford, Tracy Falco, Howard and Karen Baldwin, and Andrew Cohen, ESPN’s film unit will co-produce a theatrical biopic on Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson. Thomas Carter will helm the film. “Redford will play Branch Rickey, the team’s general manager whose vision it was to make the statement and whose teamwork with Robinson off the field made it successful.” The Hollywood Reporter delivers the news.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Spielberg, Abrams collaborated on Trek


TrekMovie.com dishes the latest details on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Interestingly, screenwriter Roberto Orci has revealed that Steven Spielberg had a part in convincing J.J. Abrams to direct the pic. Likewise, Spielberg visited the set of Trek during shooting scenes on the Enterprise and helped Abrams develop an action sequence. It has also been confirmed that Trek will carry a PG-13 rating, with Screen Rant adding that the picture’s budget will be considerably less than $200 million.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Hannah Montana movie title? Camp Rock 2?


Jim Hill Media notices some of the recent domain names Disney has purchased, fueling speculation about the studio’s plans for its Disney Channel properties. For instance, a list of possible subtitles for the Hannah Montana movie has been discovered: Family Reunion, Welcome Home, Off the Charts, Ultimate Choice, Where It All Began, Cross-Country Adventure and Old Friends, New Beginnings.

Meanwhile, it appears that even though Camp Rock is still months away from its television premiere, a sequel is already being planned. As for the Jonas Brothers, Joe, Nick and Kevin are preparing for a 3-D concert film in the spirit of Hannah Montana / Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Twilight title art revealed


ShockTillYouDrop.com presents an exclusive first look at the title artwork for Summit Entertainment’s Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. As the article notes, the treatment is relatively faithful to the source material’s jacket art. “Twilight stars Kristen Stewart (Into the Wild) as a young woman who falls for a vampire named Edward (played by Robert Pattinson).” The movie will open in theaters nationwide on December 12th.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Johnston enlists in Bride Wars


Kristen Johnston has signed up for the Regency Enterprises and Fox comedy Bride Wars, starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway and Candice Bergen. Johnston will play Deb, a “self-absorbed, opportunistic fellow schoolteacher of Emma (Hathaway).” Wars is being directed by Gary Winick (13 Going on 30), using a screenplay penned by Casey Wilson and June Raphael. The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Hostage situation at Dent’s press conference!


EyeCraveDVD.com summarizes the events that occurred during what was supposed to a press conference for Harvey Dent’s campaign to be the district attorney of Gotham City. It seems the corrupt cop Notaro crashed the conference and took a girl hostage. Dent’s brave reaction to the scenario is sure to help him in the Gotham election and will possibly be referenced in this summer’s live-action Batman feature, The Dark Knight.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Chan, Tucker to re-team for movie


MTV Movies Blog has learned from Jackie Chan that he and Chris Tucker will soon reunite for a project that is not a Rush Hour movie. “I said yes, and after I shook [Tucker’s] hand, I said: ‘Look, we need a middleman. I don’t want to shake hands, then I go back to Hong Kong and you stay here, I get busy and you get busy,’ ” the martial arts master recalled. “You have to have somebody in the middle to follow up, otherwise it will never happen.” Further details on the untitled film have yet to be released.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Greatest American Hero now even greater?


Moviehole updates readers on the film adaptation for The Greatest American Hero. With Owen Wilson no longer linked to the project’s lead role of Ralph Hinkley, it is believed that a relatively unknown actor will land the part. Interestingly, Hinkley’s superpowers have been increased for this version of the TV series, with the character’s ability to fly being only one of many powers he has. As for Hero character Harve Lundy, the part is now that of “a fat 35-year-old teacher at the same school as Ralph. His classroom has all the desks and seats at the back of the room and his desk is on a high platform overlooking them.”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

NHL, Paramount partner on Love Guru


Coming Soon carries the announcement from the National Hockey League (NHL) that it is teaming with Paramount Pictures to promote the new Mike Myers comedy film The Love Guru. Part of the feature’s plot involves “the Toronto Maple Leafs’ pursuit of the Stanley Cup under the guidance of the Guru Pitka, a self-help spiritualist played by Myers.” Guru is due in theaters on June 20.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

DeVito flies to Rome


Danny DeVito will try to woo Kristen Bell in Disney’s romantic comedy When in Rome, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The actor joins a cast that already includes Will Arnett, Josh Duhamel, Jon Heder, Anjelica Huston and Dax Shepard. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson, Rome “centers on a love-starved New York curator (Bell) who steals magical coins from a famous Roman fountain but soon finds herself in a bizarre situation when she is pursued back to New York by a band of aggressive suitors — the very people whose coins she took.”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Grace Is Gone DVD coming May 27


From Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, Grace Is Gone will enter stores on May 27th. While special features for the disc have yet to be unveiled, its cover artwork may be viewed at DVDActive. Directed by James C. Strouse, Grace Is Gone stars John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Gracie Bednarczyk, and Shélan O’Keefe.

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

LaBeouf enters Dark Fields


Variety reports that Shia LaBeouf will star in Universal’s techno thriller Dark Fields, based on Alan Glynn’s 2002 novel The Dark Fields. The pic will be directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist). “Story centers on a young man who comes into possession of the ultimate smart pill, and the events that ensue.”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Del Toro talks more about Hobbit


Coming Soon points out that on the official message boards for Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Guillermo del Toro shares the latest on The Hobbit and its sequel: “I am dying to share news but I have to be patient and wait until the papers are done and my attachment is real. Nevertheless- a LOT of progress in defining the films, their cast and crew. And, may I add, we are all happily in synch about all creative aspects so far and all willing and eager to move forth.”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Rudin, Miramax go for the Glory


Scott Rudin and Miramax are bringing Sean Wilsey’s novel Oh the Glory of It All to the big screen, indicates The Hollywood Reporter. Mike White will also produce and write the project’s screenplay. Wilsey’s book “chronicles his time growing up amid the 1980s San Francisco elite.” With a colorful cast of characters, Glory “tracks his journey from the dubious role models to a tour of boarding schools and an Italian ‘therapeutic community.’”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Sexton to commit Timecrimes


Timothy J. Sexton will write the screenplay for United Artists’ Timecrimes, informs The Hollywood Reporter. The project is an the adaptation of Nacho Vigalondo’s Spanish-language film Los Cronocrimenes. Steven Zaillian and Agnes Metre will produce Timecrimes, described as “a noirish thriller about a man who travels back in time half an hour to prevent a serious crime.”

14Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Fundraiser for ailing film critic D.K. Holm


Cinematical spreads the word of a fundraiser for D.K. Holm, an author, contributor to Kevin Smith’s Quick Stop Entertainment site, and film critic for Vancouver Voice. Unfortunately, Holm has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. As is the case with one-sixth all Americans and most freelance writers, he does not have health insurance. While the cancer is treatable, it will cost thousands of dollars in chemotherapy and surgery.

Hence, some of Holm’s friends are throwing a benefit to help him. The fundraiser will take place at Portland’s best independent movie house, Cinema 21, on April 27. For further details on this important cause, please visit here.

13Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    AddThis Feed Button