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21 January 2013 @ 03:10 am

After nearly folding due to bankruptcy just a few years ago, MGM Studios is back and better than ever, after the success of Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The studio is gearing up to take on what may be their most ambitious project yet, a remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur.

The studio has acquired a spec screenplay by Keith R. Clarke (The Way Back), which is much more faithful to the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace. While director William Wyler's Ben-Hur focused on the feud between Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and Messalla (Stephen Boyd), this film will explore the characters' formative years, growing up as best friends before the Roman Empire conquered Jerusalem.

This script also features Jesus Christ, who encounters Ben-Hur and whose tale is told in parallel to the title character. Ben-Hur begins to believe that Christ is the Messiah, before the savior is killed by Pontius Pilate.

Sean Daniel and Joni Levin are attached to produce. No production schedule has been released.
Ben-Hur was released November 18th, 1959 and stars Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe. The film is directed by William Wyler.

so ONTD, who do you think should reprise the iconic role of Judah Ben-Hur?

01 January 2013 @ 05:22 pm
01 January 2013 @ 04:34 pm

not sure about this movie. maybe it's me, but I don't think Olivia Wilde "fits" in the movie?

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01 January 2013 @ 04:25 pm

Vexy and Hackus, voiced by Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove

Vexy, Smurfette and Hackus, voiced by Christina Ricci, Katty Perry and J.B. Smoove

And if you didn't know, Karine Vanasse (Pan Am, Midnight in Paris) has a really small part in the movie. I know this because one of
my friend was an extra in the movie.

sources image1, image 2, Youtube and my friend.
26 December 2012 @ 10:51 am

Probably won't watch. Rebel Wilson "role" looks more like a cameo, and I am not here for that.

The "Teen Wolf" team is gearing up to start filming their giant 24-episode Season 3, but before they do, executive producer Jeff Davis has start casting those super-threatening alphas who are closing in on Beacon Hills. First up? Ethan and Aidan, a pair of identical twin alpha werewolves. 

"Young, handsome, but utterly menacing," reads the open casting call. "They're dangerous charmers. Ethan has a brilliant mind that he uses for devious calculation. Aidan is the simple brute force of the duo." It appears that Aidan might develop an attraction to one of the girls... which he insists won't get in the way when it's time to kill her. (That's what they all say.)

And yes -- we did say open casting call. If you're a male, at least 18 years old, and you happen to have an identical twin handy, you can head on over to teenwolftwins.com -- we promise it's not a porn site -- and submit a video audition. 

We can't tell you much about the alpha pack, but we can tell you this: They're in town for a very specific reason, and that reason involves Jackson (Colton Haynes) and his whole Kanima situation. For more scoop on Season 3, check out Davis' details here.

Minds Eye Entertainment announced today that they have partnered with Red Sky Entertainment and Moving Pictures Media to produce a live-action, feature-length film adaptation of fantasy-adventure book series Avalon: Web of Magic.

Avalon: Web of Magic is a twelve book young adult fantasy series published by Tor/MacMillan Publishing Group that have sold over 2 million copies to date and was recently adapted for eBooks on multiple eReader platforms by Premier Digital Publishing.

Created by Robert Mandell and written by Rachel Roberts, the book series features four seemingly ordinary teenagers faced with extraordinary events happening in the woods behind their town. Fantastical animals, the last of their kind, have arrived looking for help to save their world from an evil sorceress. The teens must bond with these animals and learn to become protectors of magic.

Combining ecological themes with contemporary teens, the action packed series is a fantasy with universal appeal that transcends cultural barriers and serves as a very real call-to-action for emerging generations; a 21st century twist on coming of age and learning who you really are through the most improbable and amazing route imaginable.

Minds Eye Entertainment plans to produce several feature length films based on the book series.

“Though full of intrigue and sorcery, at its heart 'Avalon: Web of Magic' is a story of friendship and compassion,” said Minds Eye Entertainment CEO/producer Kevin Dewalt (The Tall ManFaces in the CrowdLullaby for Pi), “The movies will be aimed squarely for the teen market but the series will garner fans of all ages if my own reaction to the books is any indication.”

Producer Isabella Battiston, from UK based Moving Pictures Media has joined the production team for the development stage to see through its full potential in making Avalon: Web of Magic a film with worldwide reach and appeal to audiences across the pond.

Donald Petrie, director of such family films as Miss CongenialityGrumpy Old Men and Richie Rich, will direct in a deal negotiated by Petrie’s agent David Gersh (Gersh LA) and Stephen Saltzman (Loeb and Leob) on behalf of the producing partners.

“Donald Petrie has an amazing ability to connect with his audience,” added Dewalt. “And given his success with previous print adaptations we know 'Avalon' is in very good hands.”

Robert Mandell ("Ace Ventura: Pet Detective The Series," "Galaxy Rangers," "Starla") will write the screenplay.

Development financing partners are Saskfilm, Canadian-based Minds Eye Entertainment and UK-based Moving Pictures Media.


28 September 2012 @ 03:48 am

From Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of C.R.A.Z.Y

28 September 2012 @ 03:41 am

Ben Whishaw, the British actor soon to be seen as Q in the new James Bond Movie, is reported to be in talks to join Steven Spielberg's latest movie project.
Robopocalypse is based on Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling science-fiction novel of the same name.
Back in October 2010, Deadline broke the news that Spielberg had committed to directing the movie, with a script by drew Goddard. However, until recently, not much more has been forthcoming.
Earlier this week, rumours started circulating that Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) and Chris Hemsworth (Snow White and the Huntsman) were being sort to play the leads.
Today, Variety claims that the 31-year-old Ben Whishaw ( is top of DreamWorks' list for the role of Lurker.
Whishaw already has an impressive list of television, theatre and movie credits to his name. Films include The Trench (1999), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008) and Cloud Atlas (2012).
In 2008, Whishaw starred alongside the late Pete Postlethwaite in Peter Moffat's first series of the BBc 1 drama, Criminal Justice. He returns to TV screens shortly when he reprises his role as Freddie Lyon in the second series of Abi Morgan's 2011 BBC 2 hit drama, The Hour.
In 2004, then just 24, and to great acclaim, Whishaw played the lead in Trevor Nunn's Old Vic staging of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
All Q'd up!
Whishaw's most immediately forthcoming film projects are the Skyfall, which marks the 23rd installment in the 007 film franchise, and Cloud Atlas, for Warner Bros., in which he plays Robert Frobisher. For Skyfall, Whishaw is the youngest person to play the iconic role of Q, and the first actor of that role to be younger than the one – Daniel Craig (44) – playing James Bond.
Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, will be released in October. Meanwhile, the Lana Wachowski/Tom Tykwer/Andy Wachowski-directed Cloud Atlas is set for a release date of February 2013.
Robopocalypse, a co-production between 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks, is due for a 2014 release.

28 September 2012 @ 02:41 am

I think I've never laughed so much (or in a long time)