Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hopkins Plays Odin In “Thor”

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Anthony Hopkins is set to play the Norse God Odin in "Thor" for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures says the trades. The story follows the powerful but arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punis

“This Is It” Has Solid Opening Day

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Michael Jackson tribute feature "This Is It" scored a solid $20.1 million opening day at the worldwide box office says Variety. Domestically the film took in $7.4 million on its opening day including $2.2 million from Tuesday night shows. That's shor

Clare’s “Instruments” Get Unique Film

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Cassandra Clare's fantasy novel trilogy "The Mortal Instruments" is becoming a feature film for Unique Features and Constantin Films says Variety. The story revolves around teenager Clary Fray's search for her missing mother, which leads her to a city

“Twilight” Is Back For One Night Only

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Summit Entertainment has announced it will re-release the first "Twilight" movie in select theatres nationwide on November 19th. The bow comes the day before the highly anticipated release of the movie’s sequel, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon". The mo

Reese Witherspoon Sets “Rule #1”

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in and produce "Rule #1" for Fox Searchlight says The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows a New York woman who befriends a Puerto Rican girl with attention deficit disorder. Terrel Seltzer ("One Fine Day") penne

“Avatar” Trailer, Photos, NFL Launch

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

The brand-new 3.5 minute trailer for James Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar" debuted online in high-definition last night while new photos, artwork and some of James Horner's score from the film are out on the just opened official site. The preview will

Cohen Penning Third “Men in Black”

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") has been hired to pen a script for a third "Men in Black" for Sony Pictures reports the trades. No deals are yet in place for director Barry Sonnenfeld or stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones to return. The studio howeve

“Resurrected” Dinos Go Everywhere

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Mike Medavoy and FremantleMedia Enterprises are teaming for the multi-platform release "Dinosaurs Resurrected" says Variety. The various productions will meld the latest discoveries by paleontologists with cutting-edge CGI animation. A primetime HD s

“Sin City 2,” “Hard Boiled” Updates

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Producer Stephen L'Heureux tells that a "Sin City" sequel aims to go into production in the second half of next year. The sequel will be based on an original script by Miller who co-directs with Robert Rodriguez. Miller is also attached to

Dreamworks Goes To “Doggy Day Care”

October 30th, 2009 | by simeon

Laurie Craig has sold his comedy script pitch "Doggy Day Care" to DreamWorks Studios says the trades. The story follows what really happens when dogs get together without human supervision. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Julie Goldstein ("Kit Kittredg

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