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Dark Knight Crew Member Killed in Fatal Car Accident


September 26, 2007 05:24:38 GMT


A fatal car crash occurred during a dummy film run for "The Dark Knight" in England on Monday afternoon (September 25) and killed a special-effects technician working for the project, Reuters has reported.

The deceased crew member, later revealed to be Comway Wickliffe, 41, died after a camera truck he was riding crashed into a tree at a property near Chertsey, Surrey. It has been learned that the 4x4 vehicle at that time was following a stunt car believed to be the Batmobile on a racetrack.

Michael Clayton New York Premiere Spotted Injured George Clooney and Sarah Larson

September 26, 2007 04:30:36 GMT


Amidst the attendance of some Hollywood notable names, a major portion of attention was directed toward George Clooney and girlfriend Sarah Larson during the New York premiere for the actor's latest vehicle "Michael Clayton" at the Ziegfield Theater Monday, September 24, 2007.

The couple's presence really came off as a big surprise since they recently were known to sustain injuries following the motorcycle accident they encountered on Friday, September 21 in New Jersey. However, the incident apparently did not stop the two to support the drama at all.

The Rock Offered Two Roles in Shazam!, Asking Fans to Help Him Pick One

September 25, 2007 09:02:01 GMT


Last noticed to give positive respond on the idea of him being in "Shazam!", The Rock turns out to have already got into discussions for not only one but two main roles in the movie.

The wrestler-turned-actor, whose real name is Dwayne Johnson, recently revealed to MTV News that he is in talks to play either Captain Marvel or the villainous Black Adam and so, is calling on fans of the characters to help him choose which one he should take.

Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon Lining Up for Human Factor

September 25, 2007 08:11:46 GMT


The latest film project Morgan Freeman is currently setting up apparently has attracted big names and a major studio to also join in. Variety has learned that Clint Eastwood is eyeing the director's chair in "The Human Factor" with Matt Damon and Warner Bros. Pictures being in talks to star in and finance, respectively.

An adaptation of John Carlin's book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World", the movie centers on the 1995 Rugby World Cup held in South Africa which Mandela used as a means to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks. Damon reportedly is negotiating to play the captain of the Springboks, the South Africa national rugby union team.

Paramount Gets Transformers 2 a Release Date!

September 25, 2007 07:25:05 GMT


Start anticipating "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" from now on, folks, for Paramount Pictures has already set June 26, 2009 as the release date of the project, finally.

Sure, the revelation thereby confirms that the studio is really moving ahead with its plan to develop a sequel to its "Transformers" despite the heavy reports on the impending Hollywood strike in June 2008. Nonetheless, this can only mean that filming on the movie therefore must be finished by the end of May 2008 in order to meet the picked date.

Early Prince Caspian Conceptual Artwork Brought Online

September 25, 2007 04:44:48 GMT


Here come more goodies from "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" following the launch of its first movie poster last week. Ain't It Cool News has delightfully obtained and posted online several of the initial conceptual artwork for the project, which recently wrapped its principal photography.

Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, the artwork, developed by creature supervisor Howard Berger, feature concept images of the creatures from the fantasy adventures, namely hag, satyr, and werewolf. All of the drawings nonetheless give us indication that the Narnia world presented in the film will presumably be darker and more menacing than the first one.

Jessica Biel Up for Justice League of America!

September 25, 2007 03:51:50 GMT


The first piece of casting tidbit on the frequently-talked "Justice League of America" has finally come up, and guess who's in the line for one of the coveted roles there. Yes, it's Jessica Biel for sure!

Report from Variety has claimed that the beauty now is in talks to fill in the role of Wonder Woman in this ambitious project of Warner Bros. Pictures. Judging from her schedule, it seems there will be a room for the actress to do her part in the flick as her next starring vehicle of "Powder Blue" is slated to wrap in October while the other, "A Woman of No Importance", is currently in preproduction.

Sally Field Cast in Steven Spielberg-Directed Lincoln

September 24, 2007 09:16:15 GMT


Bringing up a casting update on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln", Newsweek has revealed that Sally Field is joining Liam Neeson to take starring part in the famed filmmaker's biographical take on the 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

Here the two-time Oscar winner will portray Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, whom he married on November 4, 1842 after a troubled engagement that was marked by at least one breakup. Meanwhile, Neeson has already been billed as the titular character.

Denzel Washington Strikes Fourth Collaboration with Director Tony Scott

September 24, 2007 08:25:42 GMT


Looks like three is still far from enough for both Denzel Washington and Tony Scott. Report from Daily Variety has brought in info that the two are going to work together once again in "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" for Columbia Pictures.

Project turns out to be a remake of the 1974 action thriller which was based on the novel by Morton Freedgood who wrote it under the pseudonym John Godey. The original story centers on a New York Transit cop sent to stop a group of terrorists hijacking a subway car for a million dollar ransom. Washington is said to get billed as the cop, played by Walter Matthau in the original.

Dark Knight Going to Hong Kong, Local Politicians Expressed Concerns

September 24, 2007 07:27:08 GMT


The Caped Crusader will soon leave the Windy City to next cross the ocean to Hong Kong, China for the second installment of its rebooted franchise "The Dark Knight", local newspaper The Standard has confirmed on its official site.

Set to commence shooting there in November, pic will use locations that include the Central-Mid-Levels escalator plus some parts of Queen's Road Central and The Centre as the crew carries out the filming for nine days. Still according to the paper, a helicopter will also be used to shoot the night views along Victoria Harbour and could include A Symphony of Lights, the interactive laser-light performance connecting buildings on both sides of the harbor.

Extinction Had a Hold Over Weekend Box Office

September 24, 2007 06:45:17 GMT


The string of success spawned by "Resident Evil" film franchise since 2002 continues with the glorious triumph its third installment scored over the weekend running September 21-23, 2007.

Scooping a solid $23.7 million in its debut, "Resident Evil: Extinction" wonderfully soared as the No. 1 movie on the chart, toppling not only former champ "The Brave One" but also the $23 million its predecessor "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" garnered to be the best debut for the series.

More Pics from Sex and the City Movie New York Set

September 24, 2007 04:25:30 GMT


As filming on "Sex and the City" continued to be carried out in New York City, more photos from the movie's set have been made available online which sure will delight anyone who has become a longtime fan of the original series.

Shots were taken on September 21, 2007 during the scenes done in Midtown Manhattan where the inseparable quartet - Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Cynthia - were walking arm-in-arm cheerfully, all looking fashionable and chic as always.

The Game Plan Got Jolly World Premiere in Hollywood

September 24, 2007 03:48:27 GMT


Got exposed in the broad daylight, "The Game Plan" met its world premiere yesterday, September 23, 2007 at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood with numerous famous names dropping by in mostly casual outfits.

Most of the cast members delightfully made their way to gather together for the occasion, joined by director Andy Fickman. Those spotted include male lead Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, Madison Pettis, Morris Chestnut, Roselyn Sanchez, Kate Nauta, and Kyra Sedgwick, who was accompanied by hubby Kevin Bacon.

Sex and the City Movie Has a Pregnant Charlotte York!

September 22, 2007 07:39:54 GMT


Apparently, one of the four ladies has got herself pregnant in the Big Apple. At least, that's what the snapshot from "Sex and the City" set suggests.

As you can see on the left, the image, sent to Ain't It Cool News by one of its readers, spots Charlotte York, played by Kristin Davis, with a very rounded belly as she bumps into Mr. Big, portrayed by Chris Noth.

Giovanni Ribisi Secures Slot in James Cameron's Avatar

September 22, 2007 07:08:21 GMT


Coming late into the lineup, Giovanni Ribisi has been confirmed to board "Avatar", the James Cameron-directed highly anticipated sci-fi action thriller.

The Los Angeles native reportedly is billed to play a passive-aggressive character named Selfridge, who is also the supervisor of Hell's Gate, the colony station on planet Pandora. Sam Worthington has already been cast as the lead character Jake Sully, a paralyzed former marine undergoing an experiment to exist as an avatar, another version of himself.
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