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George Clooney's 'Leatherheads' Premiere to Be Enjoyed Live Online

March 28, 2008 07:02:06 GMT


As the upcoming romantic comedy "Leatherheads" is nearing its theatrical release date, it is reported that Universal Pictures have worked together with NowLive to bring the world premiere of the George Clooney's film online. On its website, NowLive announced that the site would have the film's Live Interactive Red Carpet Coverage on Monday, March 31, 2008 starting at 6:30 P.M. PST.

The site also provides widget embedding for fans to be involved in the Live Interactive Premiere. Further, it was explained that the widget can be embedded so that fans can get automatic update from the broadcast premiere as well as do interactive chat with the stars during the broadcast. By having the widget, the fans can also get live media player that features photos, trailers, video clips, and a live chat room. The embedding can be obtained now at NowLive.com or see below.

Bootleg Teaser Trailer and Poster of 'X-Files' Leaked Out!

March 28, 2008 02:24:06 GMT


Following the online outing of the "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" bootleg teaser in late March, the unauthorized teaser trailer of "The X Files" sequel as well as the film's poster leaked on the interwebs. The bootleg teaser, which takes a bit more than a minute to be viewed, is said to be taped from its preview at the Paley Film Festival on March 26, 2008, according to FileFront.com.

This leaked teaser contains scenes that are pretty much different from the earlier teaser. It begins with the shot of some sort of a laboratory. Then, it quickly changes into a shot of a shocked girl which is followed by appearing words stating, "There are mysteries that cannot be solved." Further, the video footage continues with more glimpses into the film. Unlike in the previous teaser, this new teaser gives out the clearer look into the lead characters played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Gandalf Might Not Be Resurrected in 'Hobbit' Without Ian McKellen?

March 28, 2008 01:43:04 GMT


As English actor Ian McKellen expressed his wish to reprise his role as the wise wizard character Gandalf in the upcoming "The Hobbit", it is unveiled that the character made famous by the 68-year-old actor in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy may not be resurrected without him. In an earlier interview, the actor who has also appeared in "X-Men" series let out that the film producers want him to portray the character once again.

On the matter, the "Stardust" narrator explained, "Encouragingly, ['LOTR' director] Peter [Jackson] and [co-writer] Fran Walsh have told me they couldn't imagine 'The Hobbit' without their original Gandalf." However, on the conflicting side, the actor who has been dubbed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his work and contributions to the theater revealed that he has yet to be called by the adventure fantasy helmer Guillermo del Toro. "Their confidence hasn't yet been confirmed by the director Guillermo Del Toro but I am keeping my diary free for 2009!" said McKellen positively.

Soul Singer Joss Stone Put Aside Music for Lesbian Movie Role

March 27, 2008 09:42:16 GMT


Acclaimed British soul singer Joss Stone is said to swap her music career for a brief moment to take the chance of playing a lesbian. According to The Sun, the 20-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer have been signed in to star in a British comedy "Snappers".

In the film, the "Tell Me 'Bout It" singer has been set to portray Stephanie, the lesbian campsite entertainment manager. It was further explained that by playing the character, she would have a "long, lingering French kiss" with another woman. It is still unclear though who will be playing her partner in the raunchy scene. Meanwhile, on landing the character, Stone commented, "There are things that are going to really push the boundaries and that excites me!"

'Superman Returns' Scribbler to Helm Disney's Project

March 27, 2008 08:50:01 GMT


Latest movie reports have claimed that Michael Dougherty, the screenwriter of superhero flick "Superman Returns", will be teaming up with Walt Disney Pictures and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers to develop an animation film "Calling All Robots". Variety reported that Dougherty has been set to pen and direct the film.

In developing the feature film's script, the writer of "X-Men 2" will be joined by Breehn Burns and Simeon Wilkins. Further, it was said that he also plans to helm the film using the same motion-capture-technology techniques used to make Angelina Jolie's "Beowulf". On the using of the technology, Dougherty explained that the movement digital recording technology is needed to "tell a story that's a throwback to old Godzilla movies".

New 'Zohan' Trailer Leaked Out!

March 27, 2008 07:55:35 GMT


Apparently, another trailer of Adam Sandler's upcoming comedy "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" has leaked out on the interwebs. JoBlo.com has posted the more than two minutes video footage on their site. On the article accompanying the trailer, JoBlo explained that the new trailer might be the almost-finish version of the supposed new trailer.

The trailer begins with a shot over an Israeli city and quickly changes to a glimpse showing Sandler's character preparing his gun before going on with a shot of a military camp. The new version of the film's trailer shows a completely different take of the film. Unlike the first one which explained how Zohan gets into New York City, it focuses more on the incredible hair-styling techniques possessed by Zohan.

Sam Raimi's 'Hell' Gets Three More Theps

March 27, 2008 07:21:05 GMT


Following the footsteps of Alison Lohman in nailing a part in "Drag Me to Hell", three more theps have joined the cast of the upcoming horror thriller project. According to Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Lucas, Lorna Raver and David Paymer have all been tapped to star in the supernatural tale's flick.

The "Cloverfield" actress Lucas has been signed to play the roommate and best friend of the lead character, while Raver, the depicter of Rebecca Kaplan in television series "The Young and the Restless", has been set to portray Mrs. Ganush, the old-school Eastern European woman who set the curse. Further, the co-star of George Clooney and Brad Pitt in "Ocean's Thirteen" Paymer will be playing Mr. Jacks, the lead character's boss.

Ice Cube Being 'Janky' Promoter

March 27, 2008 06:39:20 GMT


Hip-hop artist/actor Ice Cube reportedly will bring his first written script following his "Friday" series to the big screen. According to Variety, the 38-year-old entertainer has been set to star as well as co-produce "Janky Promoters" for Dimension Films.

In the film, the star of the "Barbershop" series will be portraying an ill-equipped music promoter who gets once in a lifetime chance to book an A-list hip-hop artist into a midsized California venue. Aside from showing off her acting skills, Cube will also produce the film alongside his Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez.

'Spider-Man' Star Tobey Maguire to Tackle 'Afterburn'


March 27, 2008 04:48:54 GMT


The actor who portrayed Peter Parker as well as Spider-Man in the "Spider-Man" series Tobey Maguire has been reported to be tackling another comic book adaptation project, but this time he will take a role behind the camera. According to Variety, the 32-year-old actor has been attached as a producer to "Afterburn".

Allegedly, the star of "The Cider House Rules" will co-produce the sci-fi adventure film through his Maguire Entertainment shingle. Hollywood Reporter further claimed that in producing the movie, Maguire will team up with Neal Moritz of Original Films production house. The movie news site also reported that scribblers for the adaptation have yet being listed.

Two New 'Iron Man' TV Spots Available Online

March 27, 2008 04:19:38 GMT


Following the release of "Iron Man" trailers earlier, it has been reported that there are two new spots from the superhero flick being run on the television. Both of the TV spots, which took less than a minute each to be previewed, have come out online, but one of them is still in its bootleg version.

The first spot gives out a better look to the heroic character played by Robert Downey Jr.. This compilation of clips begins with the shot of Tony Stark trying on Iron Man's suit. The video footage also let out the power possessed by Iron Man and what he is capable of doing. Meanwhile, the second spot gives out more glimpses into the film as it picks up the making of the Iron Man's suit itself.

Horror Thriller 'Midnight Meat' Officially Lost Its Release Date

March 26, 2008 09:45:17 GMT


Earlier speculations about the dropping of the release schedule of "The Midnight Meat Train" were true after all. On March 25, 2008, ShockTillYouDrop reported that Lions Gate Films has officially pushed back the theatrical release schedule of the horror thriller film which was previously set to bow in theaters on May 16.

Further, the movie news site noted that neither the replacement date nor the reason behind the schedule rearranging have yet been made public by the studio. Still, an insider source has reportedly revealed to STYD that helmer Ryuhei Kitamura was not thrilled with the fact that the film has to be up against "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" in its original date.

Elizabeth Banks to Portray U.S. First Lady Laura Bush


March 26, 2008 08:47:04 GMT


Elizabeth Banks, the co-star of Tobey Maguire in "Seabiscuit" as well as in "Spider-Man" series, may be getting the honor to portray the forty-third U.S. First Lady in an upcoming biopic "W". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 34-year-old actress is in final talks to star as Laura Bush in the Oliver Stone's project.

Banks will be joining Josh Brolin who has already been on board to depict George W. Bush. It was reported further that if she indeed nails the role, the actress who has just finished shooting for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" with Seth Rogen is going to start filming for the project in late April in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Gabrielle Union Joins Beyonce Knowles in 'Cadillac'

March 26, 2008 07:51:47 GMT


The actress who played Will Smith's girlfriend in "Bad Boys 2" Gabrielle Union has reportedly cast in the Sony's drama musical "Cadillac Records". According to BlackFilm.com, the actress has been confirmed of joining the star-studded cast that includes Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles.

In the film, Union will play Geneva Wade, the girlfriend, and later wife, of the Father of Chicago blues Muddy Waters. By landing the role, she would star opposite Jeffrey Wright who was set earlier to portray Waters. Prior to this project, Union has starred in many feature films, including "Breakin' All the Rules", "Deliver Us From Eva" and "Bring It On".

'Dexter' Star Toplining 'Saw V'

March 26, 2008 06:57:58 GMT


The star of television drama series "Dexter" Julie Benz has reportedly nailed an important role in the latest installment of the Lions Gate Films' horror thriller franchise "Saw V". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old actress has been tapped to star alongside Scott Patterson, Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor.

It was further explained that the co-star of Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo" will be playing an elegant and proper British woman who becomes Jigsaw's latest victim. Benz is known for her role as Rita Bennett, the psychologically damaged girlfriend of serial killer Dexter Morgan in television drama series "Dexter", for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award's Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture. She will next be seen in Lexi Alexander's "Punisher: War Zone".

'Crank 2' Plot Leaked Out!

March 26, 2008 05:13:55 GMT


It has been claimed that spoilers about the sequel to the action drama "Crank", "Crank 2: High Voltage", have been circulating on the interwebs. According to TheBadAndUgly.com, bits of the film's plot details as well as the character description have been outed online.

In the new film's storyline, it was revealed that the lead character, Chev Chelios played by Jason Statham, will have an artificial heart as his "nearly indestructible heart" has been stolen by a Chinese mobster. Explaining about the plot, the site noted down, "In spite of having fallen a mile from a helicopter at the end of CRANK, Chev Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working."
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