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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

Perelman updates on Atlas Shrugged


Vadim Perelman provides an update on his adaptation of Ayn Rand’s literary classic Atlas Shrugged, with Coming Soon. Apparently, the filmmaker is polishing his screenplay for the pic. Meanwhile, Lionsgate is looking to move forward with Atlas, wanting the film to be shot this December.

12Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Ackles has Bloody Valentine


The Hollywood Reporter records that Jensen Ackles is in final negotiations for a leading part in Lionsgate’s My Bloody Valentine 3-D. Ackles will play “Tom, a handsome, principled man who returns to his home in Harmony, Mo., 10 years after 22 people were murdered on Valentine’s night. Back in Montana, Tom finds he still is smitten with his first love, Sarah (Jaime King), and is now a murder suspect.” Director Patrick Lussier will helm the 1981 slasher film’s remake, employing a screenplay by Zane Smith.

7Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Lionsgate tries on Shoes


Moviehole writes that Lionsgate is developing the spoof movie Goodie Two Shoes. Poking fun at Superbad and similar films, Shoes will focus on “group of friends who go on a life-changing adventure.” The movie will likewise include jokes at the expense of this summer’s Hancock, Sex and the City: The Movie and The Love Guru.

2Apr2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Benz to topline Saw V


Variety reports that Julie Benz will headline Saw V for Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. Directed by David Hackl, the fifth installment in the popular horror franchise will be released on October 24. Saw V was written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

26Mar2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Valentine for a King


The Hollywood Reporter records that Jaime King will headline Lionsgate’s remake of the 1981 slasher flick My Bloody Valentine. To be directed by Patrick Lussier, the project will be filmed in 3-D. In Valentine, King will portray “Sarah Palmer, a woman who has married her teenage sweetheart’s nemesis, and the pair have a child together. When she and her first love are reunited, it becomes clear that she still carries a torch for the man.”

25Mar2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Turner meets the Browns


Variety indicates that Turner Broadcasting’s TBS/TNT and Lionsgate have arranged a four-picture transaction valued at $8-10 million. The deal includes Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Witless Protection, Lord of War and In the Mix.

18Mar2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Lionsgate plans Hamburger, Chair, Entrance, Tobor DVDs


Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release a 20th Anniversary Edition of Hamburger Hill on May 20, writes DVDActive. Bonus features for the one-disc package will include an audio commentary with actors Anthony Barrile, Harry O’Reilly and Daniel O’Shea and writer/producer Jim Carabatsos; a “Hamburger Hill: The Appearance of Reality” featurette; a “Medics in Vietnam” featurette; and an “Interactive Vietnam War Timeline”.

Other upcoming titles from Lionsgate Home Entertainment include thrillers The Chair and The Entrance, as well as the 1950’s science fiction film Tobor the Great.

8Mar2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Rambo film, box set coming in May


DVDActive presents the cover artwork for the one-disc and two-disc editions of Rambo’s DVD debut. Both disc versions will hit stores on May 27, the same day that Lionsgate Home Entertainment will unleash Rambo: The Complete Collector’s Set. The six-disc set will carry all four Rambo features. Extras for the noted Rambo releases have yet to be revealed.

7Mar2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Big Screen Roundup: 1/26/08 Edition



The January 13, 2008 edition of the Los Angeles Times featured a large advertisement for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Included in the ad’s artwork was a first look at the character of Reepicheep, voiced by Eddie Izzard. NarniaWeb has a scan of the image.

Dark Horizons looks at The Sun Online which suggests that Johnny Depp may step in for Heath Ledger on The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, following the young actor’s tragic passing this week.

Coming Soon has video coverage of Sony Pictures’ press event for the latest James Bond feature, Quantum of Solace. The festivities, held at British film studio Pinewood Studios, contained B-roll footage, a press conference and interviews.

Quint at Ain’t It Cool News chats with Ari Gold, Shoshannah Stern and Adrian Grenier about their work on Adventures of Power. The film’s synopsis reads, “In his quest to become the world’s greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.”

Such brands as McDonald’s, General Mills, Lego and Target are gearing up to promote the Wachowskis’ Speed Racer, writes Variety. Helping the film collect such backing is that it will be going for a G rating.

In other movie marketing news, Variety investigates the rising trend of Hollywood studios having to promote their films without the help of retail chains, fast-food franchises, cell-phone companies, automakers and packaged-good firms.

DVDActive spreads the details for the upcoming home entertainment releases of Sleuth, The Golden Compass, No Country for Old Men and The Sasquatch Gang.

Ultimate Disney has the lowdown on what to expect when National Treasure: Book of Secrets hits stores with two DVD editions and a Blu-ray release.

As noted by AOL’s Black Voices, Cedric the Entertainer revealed to BlackFilm.com that Beyoncé Knowles has been cast as famed singer Etta James for his next film, Cadillac Records.

Variety indicates that the Writers Guild of America has signed another interim deal, this one being with RKO Pictures. The announcement comes a day after it was reported that the WGA has signed similar pacts with Lionsgate and Marvel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked up U.S. distribution rights the Jon Knautz horror comedy Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. The mid-six-figure deal came with a theatrical commitment.

Actress Emmy Rossum has been posting continuously at her official MySpace blog, in between filming scenes for Dragonball. Dragon Ball Movie Blog summarizes some of the newsworthy info she has provided.

William H. Macy talks with Coming Soon about Wild Hogs 2 and his directorial debut, Keep Coming Back. The site also had the opportunity to speak with The Wackness stars Josh Peck and Sir Ben Kingsley.

New posters for The Wackness and Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean are available to view at the Internet Movie Poster Awards.

26Jan2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

Big Screen Roundup: 1/25/08 Edition



The official website for The Dark Knight has been updated with a memorial for Heath Ledger. In addition, the Why So Serious promotional site now features a black ribbon in remembrance of the deceased actor.

The title of the latest entry in the James Bond franchise has been revealed: Quantum of Solace. As explained by The Associated Foreign Press, the name is taken from the title of a short story in Bond creator Ian Fleming’s 1960 anthology For Your Eyes Only. Latino Review has a video and poster for the announcement.

Moviehole broadcasts that the next movie for director David Zucker will be a comedic take on A Christmas Carol, set at Independence Day rather than Christmas.

Variety notifies that Sam Mendes is preparing to direct an untitled contemporary comedy, previously known as This Must Be the Place, for Focus Features. The screenplay for the film was written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida.

Ain’t It Cool News clears up the rumor that the next project from Paul Thomas Anderson will be a horror film. When asked by the site’s owner, Harry Knowles, about the speculation, the director commented, “News to me. I thought I just made a horror film… Wish I had something to report, but I’m dry as a bone…”

Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno and Milo Ventimiglia have joined Screen Gems’ heist action flick Armored, indicates Variety. The movie centers on “a young armored car guard who is persuaded by his veteran cohorts to empty a truck of its $10 million cargo.”

The Writers Guild of America has reached an interim agreement with Marvel Studios and Lionsgate. The two companies are the latest to reach such an agreement, following WGA deals with The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Worldwide Pants, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

A possible early description of the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer has been posted at Ain’t It Cool News.

TheBadandUgly.com spreads the word of a film adaptation for the 1934 comic strip Mandrake the Magician, directed by Chuck Russel and to be released this year. Apparently, UFC fighter Randy Couture will appear in the motion picture.

The Boston Herald notes that the title of director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Shutter Island is now Ashecliffe, inspired by the name of the mental institution where much of the story’s action takes place.

The London Times devotes a piece to the creation of the Oscar-nominated The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Screenwriter Ronald Harwood and Janusz Kaminski, director of cinematography, provide their thoughts on the film’s making for the article.

In a report containing spoilers, JoBlo summarizes possible hints found in Cloverfield that suggest a sequel to the hit monster movie is being considered.

Ain’t It Cool News speaks with Colin Hanks about The Great Buck Howard as well as a documentary Hanks will be directing that spotlights “the demise of the music industry.”

Coming Soon presents six TV spots for Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic adventure 10,000 B.C.

The Digital Bits offers the newest info on home entertainment releases for No Country for Old Men (3/11), The Wiz: 30th Anniversary Edition (2/12), Moondance Alexander (4/29) and Radiant City (3/4). Meanwhile, Sony is planning a Blu-ray debut for The 6th Day (4/8), as Paramount is bringing back its Jack Ryan Collection HD-DVD box set (3/25).

Trademork.com writes that Hasbro, Inc. have filed to protect the trademark Stretch Armstrong in relation to “production and distribution of motion pictures, television programs, television games shows and cartoon series; on-going television programs in the nature of children’s game shows and animated television cartoon series[…]” This development has fueled speculation that a Stretch Armstrong film or television project could be on the way.

25Jan2008 | Josh E Armstrong | Continued

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