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Bootleg Trailer of Stephen Soderbergh's 'Che' Hits

August 01, 2008 02:30:17 GMT


At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, "Che", the Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara biopic which is a merged version of two films entitled "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla", is one of the movies that has created such a buzz with both parts being nominated for the coveted Golden Palm Awards. Now, one part of the biopic drama, "Argentine", has gotten its trailer leaked out.

Opened with a scene where Che portrayed by Benicio Del Toro is enjoying his cigar, the video continues by displaying him delivering his speech in front of United Nation's delegacies. Though the compilation of clips doesn't provide the film's plot and is in Spanish, it still gives out the feeling of what the movie is all about exposing the Cuban revolution and the fight to take over the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

Brad Pitt's 'Burn After Reading' to Open the 65th Venice Film Festival, Full Line-Up Unveiled

July 31, 2008 10:02:16 GMT


Another coveted film festival, the 65th Venice International Film Festival, is about to be held. Bearing that in mind, it is announced that the Coen brothers' latest dark comedy "Burn After Reading" has been given the honor to open the fest on August 27 with two of its stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt are expected to make a red carpet appearance.

The drama comedy from Focus Features about two gym employees' attempt to blackmail a former CIA agent using his memoir is included in the 'Out of Competition' movie list which is the only American movie put into the category. The full list of the movie which is not included in the competition can be seen via LaBiennale.org.

Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman Eyed as Batman's Next Foes


July 31, 2008 09:34:21 GMT


Speculations of Batman's future villains apparently have moved on from which foes to be featured in the possible follow-up of "The Dark Knight" to who are going to portray them. Following reports that Angelina Jolie has been eyeing the Catwoman role, latest report claims that Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman have also fallen into the filmmakers' list for the baddies in "Batman 3".

The two acclaimed actors allegedly have been considered to be starring as Batman's notable archnemeses, The Riddler who were depicted by Jim Carrey in "Batman Forever", and Penguin played by Danny DeVito in "Batman Returns". "(Producers) are convinced that the role of the Riddler is perfect for Depp," a source revealed the rumor to Enquirer. "Johnny's a pro. He'll be able to take direction from director Chris Nolan and still make the character his own. And what better Penguin is there than Philip Seymour Hoffman."

Drew Barrymore's 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' Welcomes Trailer

July 31, 2008 08:59:20 GMT


Long time awaited, the trailer of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" has finally arrived. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, the brand new video brings forth a real look into the forthcoming adventure comedy about the well-pampered chihuahua lost in the street of Mexico.

The trailer opens with an introduction to the pampered world of dogs displaying the white-colored chihuahua by the name of Chloe getting a rich and famous treatment from an exclusive pet's store and beauty salon. But, Chloe's perfect world is about to change as her owner has to entrust her to her nephew. Having to go along with the nephew to Mexico, Chloe suddenly finds that she is lost. Now, she has to rely on unlikely friends to get herself home.

Looney Tunes' 'Marvin the Martian' Heads to Big Screen


July 31, 2008 08:25:22 GMT


"Marvin the Martian", one of Looney Tunes' memorable character besides Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, is going to get his own feature film. The quiet and soft-spoken but dangerous alien has been picked up by Warner Bros. Pictures to be the center of a live-action/CGI film.

The movie project will be produced by Steve Crystal, Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Aiming to be a family-oriented movie, it has been prepared as a Christmas story in which Marvin has a mission to destroy the festive season, but before he does his job, he gets trapped in a gift box.

Sony Moving Forward With Spider-Man's Spin-Off 'Venom'

July 31, 2008 07:32:56 GMT


Months earlier, it has been rumored that one of Spider-Man's popular enemies, Venom, is most likely to get an own feature film. Now, an updated report on the spin-off possibility claimed that Sony Pictures are moving forward to bring the idea into fruition with them being in early stages of developing "Venom (2010)".

It is said that the production company have previously appointed Jacob Estes to write the draft of the script. However, they now opt to go on a different direction with the script and are looking for other writers. Furthermore, Hollywood Reporter stated that the studio are also considering to replace Venom's depicter in "Spider-Man 3", Topher Grace allegedly because they are unsure that the actor could carry a tentpole picture.

Angelina Jolie Linked to Catwoman Role in 'Batman 3'


July 31, 2008 06:36:32 GMT


Since its theatrical release on July 18, "The Dark Knight" has broken one box office record after another grossing so far as much as $333.9 million. With that massive success, it is no wonder that people start talking about a follow-up movie, "Batman 3" and while many are still speculating on the next movie and its possible villain, an intriguing news came in linking Angelina Jolie to Batman's feline foe, Catwoman.

Words around suggested that the James McAvoy's co-star in "Wanted (2008)" has been making inquiries for the villainous role. What makes it even more interesting, the rumor is sparked by one of the supervillain's depicters in television series, Julie Newmar. To the New York Daily News, the 74-year-old revealed that the partner of Brad Pitt would be perfect for the role if director Christopher Nolan decided to put up the villain in "Batman 3".

A Slew of 'The Legend of Chun-Li' On-Set Photos Exposed

July 31, 2008 05:55:56 GMT


Long without any new report, the video game adaptation movie "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" has brought in a treat for fans. Giving a glimpse into how the movie may look like, the Andrzej Bartkowiak-directed film has gotten a batch of behind-the-scene images from its production.

Revealed by Legend Films, the eleven pictures displayed what happens on the set of "Legend of Chun-Li" and one of them exposed for the first time Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog who is originally named Mike Bison. While another one centers on Kristin Kreuk as the titular character, most of remaining photos highlight on the atmosphere of the shooting location and the military force.

'Wolfman' Extended Trailer From 2008 SDCC Leaked

July 31, 2008 04:36:42 GMT


Though the 2008 San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up its event on Sunday, July 27, reports coming from the special occasion are still coming in. Providing an update to the previous "The Wolfman" report stating that Universal Pictures have screened the film's trailer at the exhibition, Trailer Addict have posted the bootlegged video footage.

Nearly two minutes and thirty seconds long, the compilation of clips opens with a scene where a man stands amidst the darkness in the middle of the woods. Turning his head to the camera and looking horrified, he drops his lantern and runs away while a beast walks to his left lantern. The video then continues to show a group of people finding a torn-off body of a man. They then decide to kill the beast, who did it, using bullet made from silverware. From that, the story of "Wolfman" begins showing the hunting of the full moon beast.

Johnny Depp to Be Tim Burton's Mad Hatter in 'Wonderland'

July 31, 2008 04:02:49 GMT


Having had memorable characters from the eccentric man with dangerous shears and scissors for hands to cut-throat barber in Tim Burton's movies, acclaimed Hollywood actor Johnny Depp seems to haven't had enough of his collaborations with the director. Recent report regarding his future film project suggested that the 45-year-old is going to team up with Burton once again in "Alice in Wonderland".

In the upcoming adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, the Academy Award-nominated actor is said to be given the role of the erratic Mad Hatter. While most publications noted that the casting is still a rumor, especially with Disney have yet to confirm the report, MSN News Latin America via AICN has claimed that the star of "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy has become the second confirmed actor to work on the project.

'Austin Powers 4' Being Written by Mike Myers


July 31, 2008 03:08:33 GMT


For quite sometime now, the speculations over the development of "Austin Powers 4" have come back and forth. Few months back, actor Seth Green who played Dr. Evil's son in the "Austin Powers" film series put off the rumor stating that the fourth installment is merely a suggestion. Yet, contrary to his remark, now it is said that the script is being written.

Words are "Austin Powers" star Mike Myers is currently teaming up once again with "Baby Mama" scribbler Mike McCullers in penning down the idea for the fourth movie. Providing more information on the plot, Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily revealed that the story will be very personal for Myers and it will highlight on the father and son relationship between Dr. Evil and his son Scott Evil.

'Transformers 2' Getting Prequel Story Through Mini-Series Comic

July 31, 2008 02:34:44 GMT


Much details about "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", the highly anticipated sequel of 2007 hit "Transformers", are highly guarded, but it seems it won't last long. Recently, it has been confirmed that the Fallen in the film's title is indeed the main villain and before the sequel rolls out to the theaters in 2009, IDW Publishing will provide fans with background story of this new enemy.

Anticipating on the fans' possible questions to the sequel, the company announced that they will publish "Transformers: Destiny", a five-part prequel miniseries. The comic book set to be outed in December is made to tell the origin story of the Fallen as well as to bridge the gap between 'Reign of Starscream' comic books, which picked up after the end of "Transformers", and "Revenge of the Fallen".

The First Poster From The Spirit Art School Program


July 30, 2008 04:05:06 GMT


The first poster in a series from The Spirit Art School Program finally is released. Partnering with nine prestigious arts schools nationwide and presenting nine student-designed advertising campaigns for the movie, Lionsgate will unveil the campaigns throughout the summer in the individual cities that are home to the nine schools.

The Spirit Art School Program was launched this past weekend at the annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego, where The Art Institute of California-San Diego introduced its campaign. "We are very excited and proud to be partnering with these nine superb arts educators on this innovative program," said Greenberg and Palen, Lionsgate Co-Presidents of Theatrical Marketing.

A Touch of Asia in Hollywood

July 29, 2008 09:35:02 GMT


Lately Hollywood has inserted an element of Asia in many of its feature films. Be it in the setting of the films or in the growing number of performers appearing in the movies, Hollywood film industry indeed has slowly taken in Asian influence. In the past years, the contribution of Asia to the world's biggest entertainment industry has been greater than ever with movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "The Ring" and "Kung Fu Hustle" making their mark.

The year of 2008 poses no difference in that matter. It brings in another surge of Asia, spawning high grossing box office movies from "The Forbidden Kingdom" to "Kung Fu Panda". With the coming out of another Asian-influenced film "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" this Friday, August 1, it would be interesting to discuss about the possible causes of the 'Asianization' of Hollywood seen from the escalating interest in Asian pop culture, the budding Asian actors in Hollywood and the growth of the Asian movie industry itself.

Alicia Keys Considered for 'Y: The Last Man' Part


July 29, 2008 08:53:08 GMT


So far, news concerning New Line Cinema's adaptation project "Y: The Last Man" are coming from director D.J. Caruso. Still, it looks like the helmer of "Eagle Eye" and "Disturbia" is not the only one that has a say about the movie. At the 2008 San Diego Comic Con, producer JC Spinks gives out the casting scoop.

Confirming that the production company involved is trying to get Shia LaBeouf for the lead character, Spinks brings in an even more interesting tidbit noting that he is considering to sign R 'n' B star Alicia Keys for Agent 355 role. Sharing his most likely choice for the bodyguard character to UGO, he stated, "...believe it or not, I think Alicia Keys would be fantastic. Or Zoe Saldana. By then Star Trek will be out and she'll be huge."
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