• Anchor Bay Acquires ‘Redline’

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 09:12 pm GMT -4

    Anchor Bay Films recently announced the acquisition of Katsuhito Ishii’s ‘Redline’ with all rights in North America, the U.K. as well as Australia and New Zealand. The film will be released under Anchor Bay’s Manga brand this fall. Written by Katsuhito Ishii (director of The Taste of Tea, Funky Forest, Shark Skin Man & Peach […]

  • Genre Movies Hitting Theaters This Week (6-3-11): ‘X-Men: First Class’

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 10:55 am GMT -4

    Summer is nearly upon us and this is normally when the really interesting movies start hitting the box office.  Hollywood knows that people are going on vacations and enjoying their time away from work, and what better way to distract yourself from the stresses of life than by seeing a movie? Coming out this week […]

  • Snow White Battle Intensifies Between Universal Pictures and Relativity Media

    Posted Monday, May 30th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    I’ve heard of battles between movies before…but Snow White?  Really?  Anyway,  Universal Pictures and Relativity Media entrenched and are going ahead with their rival Snow White films.  Deadline reported that Universal, which had the later release date, decided to “swap release dates of Judd Apatow’s next untitled film (which was supposed to come out June […]

  • Universal Attempts To Trim ‘Dark Tower’ Budget, Delays Release

    Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2011 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Here’s some more news from Universal Pictures… Unfortunately it seems as though they’ve had to push this year’s start date on the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of Stephen King’s novel series Dark Tower until February.  Mike Fleming from Deadline recently reported that “it was supposed to start this summer. The studio will work with the filmmakers […]

  • ‘Conan’ Director Marcus Nispel’s Next Project Is ‘Backmask’

    Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2011 01:00 pm GMT -4

    I’ve never been a fan of the Conan the Barbarian movies, but those who are might enjoy this.  Apparently Marcus Nispel, who worked on Conan, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ will next direct Backmask, a $10 million film that will begin shooting this summer. According to Mike Fleming from Deadline, “Nispel is […]

  • Chris Helmsworth Secures Role Of Hunter In Universal’s ‘Snow White’ Film

    Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2011 09:00 am GMT -4

    Chris Helmsworth is feeling the effects of ‘Thor’s success.  According to Deadline, now that Thor has opened strongly around the world, its star Chris Hemsworth just closed a deal for the hunter role opposite Twilight Saga starlet Kristen Stewart in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Universal’s version of the fairy tale is due to premiere […]

  • Andrew Niccol To Direct Stephanie Meyer’s ‘The Host’

    Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2011 08:44 pm GMT -4

    Some interesting news for Stephanie Meyer fans.. ..Deadline recently reported that Andrew Niccol has been chosen as the director of ‘The Host,’ directing his adaptation of the bestselling novel by author Stephenie Meyer. Mike Fleming had this to say about the project: “After resisting overtures to sell the book, Meyer finally entrusted it with the […]

  • Archaia to Publish New ‘Planet of the Apes’ Illustrated Novel

    Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2011 05:02 pm GMT -4

    Ok, so this is exciting! Whenever Planet of the Apes is on TV (usually AMC it seems) for a nice weekend long marathon, I’m good to tune in for a couple of hours of watching Zira, Cornelius and Dr. Zaius torture old “Bright Eyes” trying to find out why he has the divine spark. Archaia Entertainment […]

  • 20th Century Fox Obtains Rights To ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’

    Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2011 02:06 pm GMT -4

    20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have been busy!  They closed a deal, obtaining screen rights to ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.’  Deadline recently reported “that this Ransom Riggs novel is about the discovery of an abandoned orphanage, where a tragedy sends a 16-year-old to an isolated island off of Wales and while there […]

  • ‘Tomb Raider’ Lara Croft To Get Makeover

    Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    Apparently Lara Croft is in need of a makeover…I wonder if her fans agree?  Anyway, Mike Fleming from Deadline recently reported that “the Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens writing team of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been hired by GK Films to script the rebooted Tomb Raider film franchise. They will create a […]

  • X-Men: First Class Preview

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2011 09:55 pm GMT -4

    X-Men First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, to reveal the secret history of famous global events. Before mutants revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were […]

  • Megan Ellison Wins Rights to ‘Terminator’ Via Auction

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4

    Deadline recently reported that Megan Ellison has won an auction for the rights to make at least two more installments of The Terminator franchise, which includes Fast Five’s Justin Lin to direct and Arnold Schwarzenegger to star.  In the end the deal came down to Ellison’s Annapurna Films and Lionsgate.  Lionsgate was believed to be […]

  • Charlie Hunnam Negotiating For Role In Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’

    Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 11:01 am GMT -4

    Charlie Hunnam goes from motorcyclist to fighting aliens in a new movie that’s currently in the works.  According to Deadline, Charlie Hunnam is negotiating to star in director Guillermo del Toro’s (‘Hellboy’) ‘Pacific Rim’. So those who are used to seeing his tough image on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ as Jax Teller will more than likely […]

  • CBS Films Acquires Distribution Rights To ‘The Woman In Black’

    Posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 09:12 pm GMT -4

    ‘The Woman in Black,’ a gothic film currently in post production, is getting closer to being released.  According to Deadline, CBS Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the thriller that stars Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer and Shaun Dooley. Mike Fleming from Deadline reports that “Radcliffe plays a young lawyer […]

  • Director Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ Begins Production

    Posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 11:01 am GMT -4

    Filming begins this week on director Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’, which brings the cult classic television series to the big screen. The film’s all-star ensemble cast includes Johnny Depp (‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films), Michelle Pfeiffer (‘Stardust’), Helena Bonham Carter (‘Harry Potter’ films, ‘Alice In Wonderland’), Eva Green (‘Casino Royale’, ‘The Golden Compass’), Jackie Earle […]