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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tron Legacy Trailer Launches

Tron Legacy Trailer Launches
Bridges! Boxleitner! Bikes! Bring it on!
Source: Disney


Tron Legacy Trailer Launches

For all who have been eagerly anticipating the official online launch of the first Tron Legacy trailer, your wait is over. Yes, after the viral cinema event, the screenings attached to Alice and the various bootlegs, the promo has arrived online in glorious high definition.

While some questioned Disney’s choice to leave the new footage offline until today, the studio looks like it’s made a smart move to get out of the way of Iron Man 2, even if the delay meant the blurry pirated copies and descriptions from those who had seen it began to hit the servers.

And now, following yet another flurry of viral activity, we can enjoy it in full. The new trailer is a solid blast that shows off how the film connects to the original Tron (Kevin Flynn’s son Sam played by Garrett Hedlund, goes in search of his vanished dad) and doles out some amazing visuals set within the world that Flynn has fashioned in the years since he first threw a light disc.

It’s a geeky thrill to see Bruce Boxleitner back as Alan Bradley, while there's a brief glimpse of Jeff Bridges as both his aged Flynn self and a Benjamin Button-style young version of himself as Clu. Also: light cycles! Yay!

Clearly what we’re seeing is the very tip of the iceberg. This thing is going to take a lot of work to finish between now and December, but we’re already itching to see more. Future trailers and Comic Con footage screenings can’t happen quickly enough.

Take a look at the trailer and submit your thoughts as data. End of line.

Source: EmpireOnline

Jonah Hill Buying Into Pitt's Moneyball

Jonah Hill Buying Into Pitt's Moneyball
He’ll co-star. If it ever gets made…
Source: The Playlist


Jonah Hill Buying Into Pitt's Moneyball

Baseball film Moneyball has become one of those projects that just can’t seem to escape development limbo, floating between directors and writers with only Brad Pitt and Sony’s interest keeping it from disappearing altogether. But now there’s a new wrinkle – Jonah Hill is jumping aboard.

Hill is replacing Taking Woodstock’s Demetri Martin, who has been attached since the movie’s early days, but isn’t, we must assume the sort of marquee name that has the studio excited to keep funding it. You know they’re desperate when Brad Pitt hanging around isn’t enough to get the thing into production.

Based on Michael Lewis' book about a baseball manager who used statistics to build a trophy-scooping team on a limited budget, it was originally under the care of Marley & Me’s David Frankel. The script then passed to Steven Soderbergh, who brought on Pitt and took it in a documentary-style direction. But neither the studio nor the sport’s ruling body liked that vision and Soderbergh bailed.

Currently, Capote’s Bennett Miller is in the director’s chair, with Aaron Sorkin delivering several new drafts of the script, none of which have gotten Pitt’s seal of approval (We wonder if he’s being overly picky, given Sorkin’s screenplay pedigree and the fact that he just worked with Pitt pal David Fincher).

Whether it eventually scores a green light is anyone’s guess, but it’s certainly not headed for our screens anytime soon.

Source: EmpireOnline

Liam Hemsworth Joins Arabian Nights

Liam Hemsworth Joins Arabian Nights
He’ll star for Chuck Russell
Source: Heat Vision Blog


Liam Hemsworth Joins Arabian Nights

It seems as though the Hemsworth family has done well breeding actors who can take on heroic roles. First Chris Hemsworth goes from Trek to Thor, and now his younger brother Liam is jumping aboard Arabian Nights.

Chuck Russell, who has been away from the director’s chair since The Scorpion King, has co-written and will helm the film, which follows a young commander dealing with the loss of his king in a bloody coup.

He doesn’t sit around and mope: he teams up with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the genie of the lamp to rescue queen Scheherazade.

It’ll be shot in 3D (but of course!) towards the end of this summer for a likely 2011 release.

In case you think this is the limit for the Hemsworth acting lineage, there’s also Luke, older than either Liam or Chris, who has appeared in Neighbours and more. So… not quite as heroic, but they’re still looking for someone to play Captain America, right?


Source: EmpireOnline

Anna Faris Asks What’s Your Number?

Anna Faris Asks What’s Your Number?
Chris Evans will help her find her man
Source: Variety


Anna Faris Asks What’s Your Number?

Anna Faris and Chris Evans: perfect comedy team? Whether you think that could be true, we’ll find out soon enough as the pair has signed on to New Regency’s rom-com What’s Your Number?

It’ll be an R-Rated story of a young woman who, in partnership with her womanising next door neighbour (we guess Evans), decides to pay a call on all of her ex-boyfriends to see if she missed out on landing her perfect man.

It’s all based on Karyn Bosnak’s book 20 Times A Lady, which she’s adapted – though her script has since been re-written by Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden.

Ali G Indahouse director Mark Mylod will be the man who brings it to the screen, and Faris will no doubt be hoping to repeat the box office heights she scaled with The House Bunny. But seriously folks, this could work: this pair both have serious comedy chops and bags of charm. If the script is actually, y'know, clever, we could be on to something.

And look! We wrote a whole news story about Chris Evans without making a Radio 2 joke!

Source: EmpireOnline

Original Cast Back for Paranormal 2?

Original Cast Back for Paranormal 2?
Micah Sloat drops some hints
Source: MTV


Original Cast Back for Paranormal 2?

[Tread carefully; here be possible spoilers]. There are one or two reasons why we're surprised to be reporting that Micah Sloat may be returning for Paranormal Activity 2. And yet here he is, talking to MTV. "We have money now, but we're staying true to the heart of the movie, to the spirit of it, to the vision." What's all this "we"?

That definitely indicates involvement, although of course, he isn't necessarily the star. There are any number of possibilities for Sloat appearing: we could be talking a prequel, but we're thinking it's more likely that he'll appear in flashbacks, or in scenes of new characters watching his recorded footage, perhaps of the so-far-unseen variety. No mention yet of Katie Featherston.

Details of the project are still very firmly under wraps and Sloat mischievously grins that he "knows a lot" but can't say anything. He does insist however that "it's really cool, it's gonna be really interesting and it's not gonna suck, which most horror sequels do. This is gonna be good." Obviously he's not going to stand on a red carpet and call it useless, especially if he's involved, but that enthusiasm and the recently revealed shortlist of directors suggest that maybe, just maybe, this isn't a project to be cynical about after all.

Source: EmpireOnline

Liv Tyler Is On The Ledge

Liv Tyler Is On The Ledge
She's joining the suspense thriller
Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Liv Tyler Is On The Ledge

Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson are the latest cast members to join first-time director Matthew Chapman’s suspense thriller The Ledge.

The pair will co-star alongside Charlie Hunnam and Terence Howard in the tale of a man (Hunnam) who claims he has to jump off by noon and the police officer (Howard) trying to make sure he doesn’t become a human pancake.

The film sounds like it has a simple premise, but producer Michael Mailer feels it goes deeper: "As more and more films succumb to the visual wizardry of 3D, The Ledge explores the fourth dimension: the interior life of tortured souls hovering over the precipice of emotional nullity.” Emotional nullity sounds like the reaction we had watching Old Dogs.

Nullity or not, the film itself began shooting in Louisiana this week.

Source: EmpireOnline

Fright Night Gets A Director

Fright Night Gets A Director
It's Craig Gillespie
Source: LA Times


Fright Night Gets A Director

Yup, it's another horror remake. We must be running out of movies with name recognition now, surely. Dreamworks' Fright Night however, does seem like it might be potentially be taking some interesting directions. Late last year it was revealed that Buffy and Mad Men screenwriter Marti Noxon was at work on the script, and now it seems, courtesy of the LA Times, that we have a director, in the form of Craig Gillespie.

Gillespie directed the so-so Billy Bob Thornton vehicle Mr Woodcock, and the offbeat Ryan Gosling inflatable woman madness that was Lars and the Real Girl, indicating that, as in the original, the studio are very much looking for quirky and funny to go alongside the scary. He also directed and produced episodes of The United States of Tara, so already has a working relationship with Dreamworks.

As an aside, Shock Til You Drop are also reporting a funky early angle suggested for the film. In its original form, Fright Night is about a horror fan who suspects there's a vampire living next door and turns to washed-up horror star Roddy McDowell for help. Shock claim that the idea this time around is that the original Fright Night exists as a film within the film, with our hero seeking out its original vampire star Chris Sarandon. All very po-mo and meta (although to be fair, Fright Night was on that territory long before Scream). Whether Noxon has kept that angle is unclear. And it would, of course, rather depend on Chris Sarandon wanting to be involved...

Source: EmpireOnline

Sopranos' David Chase Sets Up Music Pic

Sopranos' David Chase Sets Up Music Pic
Developing a coming-of-age drama
Source: Deadline Hollywood


Sopranos' David Chase Sets Up Music Pic

David Chase made plenty of fans with legendary HBO series The Sopranos, so word that he’s finally getting moving on his film project is reason to celebrate. But no, it’s not about the mob.

Chase set up a film deal with Paramount in 2008, and has been working on ideas ever since. Now Deadline Hollywood reports that the writer/producer/director has locked onto a concept that follows a group of young men who form a rock band in the 1960s and the impact it has on their lives.

No title, cast or plot line beyond that concept have been revealed, and if the news has you wondering if he still plans to bring Tony and the Family to the big screen, we wouldn’t get your hopes up. Between this film and creating/writing duties on A Ribbon Of Dreams, a miniseries about the birth of Hollywood, his hands are full right now.

Source: EmpireOnline

Olivia Wilde is Vanity Fair Fabulous


Olivia Wilde is Vanity Fair Fabulous

Olivia Wilde is Vanity Fair Fabulous

Olivia Wilde is radiant on the red carpet at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by editor Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower on Sunday (March 7) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Before the 2010 Oscars, the 25-year-old actress presented at the Independent Spirit Awards with John Waters - Eddie Izzard served as the host!

“If he wears the same dress as me, i SWEAR TO GOD…” Olivia jokingly tweeted before the show.

FYI: Olivia sported red satin Ferragamo peep toe shoes with high heel and double platform.

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Source: JustJared

Cameron Diaz is After Party Perfection

Cameron Diaz is After Party Perfection

Cameron Diaz is After Party Perfection

Cameron Diaz looks stunning on the red carpet at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by editor Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower on Sunday (March 7) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 37-year-old actress, who presented the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Steve Carell at the Oscars, caught up with Access Hollywood on the red carpet and said how excited she was to work with Justin Timberlake on Bad Teacher.

“He’s the best person for the job,” Cameron said. “He’s going to be hilarious.”

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Source: JustJared

Faith Hill: Oscars Easy and Sexy

Faith Hill: Oscars Easy and Sexy

Faith Hill: Oscars Easy and Sexy

Faith Hill attends the 2010 Oscars held at the Kodak Theater on Sunday (March 7) in Hollywood.

Joined by her husband The Blind Side’s Tim McGraw, the 42-year-old country singer then headed to the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower.

On the red carpet, Faith talked about her black lace dress by Roberto Cavalli.

“It felt right,” Faith told USA TODAY. “Easy and sexy.”

Tim, wearing Dolce & Gabbana then added, “Very sexy.”

25+ pictures inside of Faith Hill looking sexy for the Oscars…

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Source: JustJared