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Dark Knight Hong Kong Take Afflicted by Pollution

November 05, 2007 06:54:51 GMT


Apparently battling his foes is way much easier for Batman than plunging into Hong Kong harbor's water.

Report from South China Morning Post has just informed that producers of "The Dark Knight" were forced to cancel a scene involving the superhero jumping from a plane into the city's famed Victoria harbor due to water pollution. Those studio execs seemingly considered the water quality there was horribly poor and so, could pose a potential health risk for the one conducting the stunt.

American Gangster Steals Box Office's Top Slot from Saw IV

November 05, 2007 05:26:27 GMT


Good reviews and packed theaters are obviously two desired goal every big screen title aims for when it comes to the surface, and it appears that true-life crime saga "American Gangster" has achieved them both to secure the No. 1 spot on the weekend box office running November 2-4, 2007.

Surpassing the expectations of its distributor, the Universal Pictures release successfully sold $43.6 million worth of tickets during its three-day debut, a remarkable number its fellow newcomer and closest competitor "Bee Movie" failed to beat. Despite the heavy marketing, the family cartoon sadly fared less with $38 million, but it was powerful enough to push last-week champ "Saw IV" to number three as the horror pic scored way lower at $10.3 million.

Initial Pride and Glory Trailer Comes Up

November 05, 2007 04:52:10 GMT


Chance finally has come upon us to take our early look on the star-studded "Pride and Glory." New Line Cinema as the studio behind the flick has finally launched online the first trailer for the crime drama, starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Ehle, and Jon Voight.

Having duration of two and a half minutes, the trailer can now be reached through AceShowbiz's Pride and Glory Trailer section, or simply take a look at it below. It mostly centers on the character Norton plays, Ray Tierney, giving us a peek on his family of cops and his investigation on a corruption scandal that involves his own brother and brother-in-law.

2007 European Film Awards Nominees Listed

November 05, 2007 03:23:36 GMT


The "European Oscar" is about to roll once again now that the European Film Academy officially announced contenders for its European Film Awards this year on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Seville Film Festival.

Selecting a number of acclaimed titles and names, the Academy gives special attention to British royal family drama "The Queen" by granting it six nods in total, thereby putting the flick on top of the list. Nominations given included those of best picture, best actress for Helen Mirren, and best director for Stephen Frears.

Stunning Golden Compass Character Posters Unveiled

November 03, 2007 08:01:51 GMT


New Line Cinema does know how to entertain us in our anticipation for the launch of its fantasy adventure "The Golden Compass." The studio has generously brought up a big batch of awesome character posters for the movie online, of course for us to feast on.

The collection features eight principal characters from the film with their daemons, except for Witch Queen Serafina Pekkala. As seen below, they are Lord Asriel with his daemons Stelmaria, Farder Coram with Sophonax, Lyra Belacqua with Pantalaimon, Ma Costa with Hawk, Lee Scoresby with Hester, Lord John Faa with Crow, and Mrs. Coulter with Golden Monkey.

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale Said to Return for High School Musical Movie


November 03, 2007 07:20:43 GMT


Two principal cast members from Disney's "High School Musical" franchise reportedly are ready to get back for "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", the studio's big screen version of the hit franchise.

Usmagazine.com claims to have obtained info from sources close to the project that Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale will positively reprise their respective roles as Gabriella Montez and Sharpay Evans. The former one was even said to about receive a "substantial increase" in pay despite her recent nude pictures scandal.

There Will Be Blood Gets a Domestic Trailer

November 03, 2007 06:34:21 GMT


After those of promo and international version, a domestic trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson-directed "There Will Be Blood" finally has made its way to land safely on the net by now.

Taking over two minutes to spin, the piece can be accessed through There Will Be Blood Trailer page at AceShowbiz. The main focus here is none other that lead character Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, who delivers intense and gripping monologues as the trailer spins.

Wolverine Shooting and Story Details Leaked

November 03, 2007 05:50:20 GMT


Details about story and shooting locations of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" could be spoiled by now as Stuff.co.nz seems to have tons of information regarding the project which is about to get shot soon.

Pic is claimed to mostly get filmed at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia with events taking place in the 1970s. Other locations reportedly will include those at Arcadia Station and Deer Park Heights as well as Kingston Beach, Milford Sound, Rees Valley, Skippers Canyon, and Naseby Forest.

Animated Persepolis Awarded 2007 London Film Fest's BFI Sutherland Trophy

November 03, 2007 04:13:53 GMT


Recognized to be the most original and imaginative debut feature screened at this year's Times BFI London Film Festival, animated flick "Persepolis" was granted the BFI Sutherland Trophy on Thursday, November 1, 2007.

Announcement was made during the closing-night gala of the 51st edition of the festival held at London's Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square. The honor then got presented by member of the jury Natalie Press to Candy Vincent-Smith from Optimum Releasing on behalf of directors Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi who both were unable to attend the presentation.

Zodiac Maker David Fincher Takes on The Killer

November 02, 2007 09:25:04 GMT


Apparently pleased with the result of its recent release "Zodiac", Paramount Pictures has appointed the thriller drama's director David Fincher to once again take helming duties for it, this time in a promising feature entitled "The Killer."

A big screen adaptation of a graphic novel by Matz, whose real name is Alexis Nolent, pic focuses on a top assassin suddenly plagued by his conscience and a highly competent cop hot on his tail. Assigned to work on the script is Alesandro Camon, who is currently scripting "The Chancellor Manuscript" also for Paramount.

Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp Collaborating in District 9

November 02, 2007 08:58:02 GMT


Though "Halo" remains stalled up to now, it does not mean that Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp are going their separate way. Far from it, they will join forces once again to work on together a live-action sci-fi feature titled "District 9."

Variety reports that project thereby will be Blomkamp's feature directing debut instead of "Halo" while Jackson is learned to serve as the producer via his WingNut Films production banner. Apart from the helming duties, the former has also been assigned to pen the script with partner Terri Tatchell.

Indiana Jones 4 Thief Goes to Jail

November 02, 2007 08:36:32 GMT


Pleaded guilty of receiving stolen property and commercial burglary for plotting to sell the stolen goods online, a man stealing materials of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" from director Steven Spielberg's office was finally sentenced to serve prison time on Thursday, November 1, 2007.

Confirmation was made by Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The man, revealed to be a 37-year-old Cerritos, California, resident named Roderick Davis, reportedly accepted a plea deal of 28 months in the end after being faced up to four years in state prison.

New Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Clip Arrives Online

November 02, 2007 07:59:11 GMT


A new clip to upcoming fantasy "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" has safely landed on the net in the follow-up to the previous one launched last week.

Going a bit over half a minute, the clip is available at MSN Video yet you can also find it via a link on Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Trailer page at AceShowbiz. Simply titled "Open", it gives an awesome look inside the magical store with children playing around happily before shifting to center on Mr. Magorium himself, played by Dustin Hoffman.

Michelle Pfeiffer Said She and Jessica Simpson Eyed for a Grease Remake

November 02, 2007 07:12:46 GMT


The extremely popular 1978 musical flick "Grease" may have great possibility to get a remake, and what's more, it could get Jessica Simpson to star in also, that's if looking from what Michelle Pfeiffer remarked recently.

Britain's Daily Express claims to have been told by the actress that she has been approached to take part in a new version of the movie with Simpsons being tipped for the role of Sandy Olsson, played by Olivia Newton-John in the original.

Spiderwick Chronicles to Also Hit IMAX Theaters

November 02, 2007 05:22:27 GMT


Intends to enhance the adventurous excitement presented in "The Spiderwick Chronicles" on larger screen, Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation announced Thursday, November 1, 2007 that the fantasy adventure is going to also get an IMAX release when it opens in conventional theaters on February 15, 2008.

With the announcement, pic thereby marks the fourth film of Paramount Pictures to grace IMAX screens in the past five months. It certainly will then be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through IMAX's DMR (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.
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