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Mark Wahlberg to Topline Max Payne Movie

November 10, 2007 04:39:09 GMT


On his way to get involved in gun-banging action once again after "Shooter", Mark Wahlberg is currently in negotiations to assume the titular role in 20th Century Fox's new film project "Max Payne", Variety has reported.

A live-action adaptation of the bestselling Rockstar video game, pic finds Payne as a cop who is haunted by the tragic loss of his family and has little regard for rules as he investigates a series of mysterious murders. He, however, later finds himself up against an adversary bent on destroying him and the streets he protects.

Star Trek Gets Winona Ryder and Rachel Nichols on Board

November 10, 2007 03:39:56 GMT


Though the entire bridge of the USS Enterprise has already been completed, there's still bit addition made into the cast apparently. Recent reports confirmed that Oscar nominee Winona Ryder and "P2" star Rachel Nichols are both poised to take part in "Star Trek", which "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams is set to direct.

Ryder is claimed by Variety to play the mother of Spock, Amanda Grayson, who is also the first human wife of Sarek. Grayson, as described by StarTrek.com, was "a schoolteacher from Earth who married the Vulcan diplomat Sarek and gave birth to Spock in 2230" and "reunited with her son when she accompanied her husband aboard the Enterprise during the Babel Conference in 2267."

I'm Not There Has New Character Posters Launched

November 10, 2007 03:02:29 GMT


Stressing its description of being an unconventional journey into the life and times of Bob Dylan, Todd Haynes-directed "I'm Not There" has now got its new character posters unleashed onto the net, just about two weeks prior to its limited release on November 21 this year.

Originally posted at Yahoo! Movies, the new posters feature three of six main characters from the drama flick, plus that of Cate Blanchett which was already presented as the theatrical poster. As you can see down below, they are Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Richard Gere, all portraying the same character as Blanchett does, none other than the legendary Dylan.

Dark Knight Director Denies Water Pollution Report

November 09, 2007 09:51:11 GMT


Debunking the heavily-circulated report saying a Hong Kong scene in "The Dark Knight" was canceled due to water pollution on the city's harbor, helmer Christopher Nolan has informed AFP that the shoot was cut merely because of script changes and not the water's poor quality.

"That was my decision, nothing to do with pollution. It was simply a script decision," the man insisted. "Once you see the finished film, you will understand why. As far as the pollution question goes, I honestly have no problem dumping movie stars in it."

First Charlie Wilson's War Video Featurette Hits

November 09, 2007 09:26:18 GMT


A new material from the star-studded "Charlie Wilson's War" has safely landed on the net for us to take a peek at. No, it's not the next trailer for the drama, but a featurette instead, which is the first to come from the marketing campaign on the flick.

Put on Iesb.net, the behind-the-scene clip can also be viewed through a link available at AceShowbiz's Charlie Wilson's War Trailer section.

Initial Nim's Island Official Production Stills Released

November 09, 2007 08:25:49 GMT


Early official pictures from the high-profile family fantasy adventure "Nim's Island" have delightfully been brought up to the surface by now, big thanks to USA Today.

As you can see on the above left, there are two of them. One captures the images of the flick's two leading ladies Abigail Breslin and Jodie Foster while the other one spots Gerard Butler in his role as Alex Rover. The actor plays dual part here, the other being Jack, the scientist father of Breslin's character, Nim.

Twelve Animated Titles Shortlisted for 2008 Oscar

November 09, 2007 07:52:40 GMT


Marking early announcement on the possible contenders for 2008 Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) revealed Thursday, November 8, 2007 that twelve pictures have been put in consideration to compete for Academy Awards' Best Animated Feature title. Three will then be selected as the final contenders by the time all categories get unveiled on January 22, 2008.

The list includes such crowd-pleaser titles such as Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille", Sony Pictures Animation's "Surf's Up", and 20th Century Fox's "The Simpsons Movie" as well as DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek the Third" and "Bee Movie." The rest seven are "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters", "Meet the Robinsons", "Tekkonkinkreet", "TMNT", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Beowulf", and "Persepolis."

First Official Valkyrie Trailer Sneaks Into the Net

November 09, 2007 06:38:44 GMT


Promotion on WWII thriller "Valkyrie" appears to heat up now that the first official trailer for the movie has just been launched on-line following the recently-released promo trailer.

Rolling a bit over two and a half minutes, the trailer can be accessed through a link on Valkyrie Trailer page at AceShowbiz. The very same piece is also shown in front of "Lions for Lambs" screenings, opening in theaters today, November 9, 2007.

Movie Contenders Announced for 34th People's Choice Awards

November 09, 2007 05:12:11 GMT


An annual event with a dizzying array of categories voted on by the American public, People's Choice Awards once again lists big names and titles of Hollywood film industry to vie for its trophies in its 34th edition.

In announcement made by the organizers Thursday, November 8, 2007, Universal Pictures' "The Bourne Ultimatum" delightfully comes as the top nominee with four nods in total, most notably the Favorite Movie title. Three others are Favorite Action Movie, Favorite Threequel, and Favorite Male Action Star for Matt Damon.

New Beowulf IMAX Trailer, TV Spot, and Featurette Unveiled

November 09, 2007 03:54:54 GMT


Something big are coming for us from "Beowulf", really. Shifting to give peek for much larger screen, the motion capture flick now has a new IMAX trailer, TV spot, and featurette launched on-line which sure will keep us busy for some minutes.

Available on Tedperez.com, all can also be accessed via links posted on Beowulf Trailer section at AceShowbiz. While the trailer presents what we have seen before, there indeed is few new footage shown in the last portion of the TV spot piece.

Guillermo del Toro Performs Triple Job for Champions

November 08, 2007 09:52:00 GMT


Though currently busy filming "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army", Guillermo del Toro apparently is still able to lay eyes on another film project. According to Variety, the Mexican filmmaker is about to write, direct, and produce "Champions", a sci-fi action feature from United Artists.

Project, a big screen version of the 1968-69 British TV series of the same name, thereby will mark a departure for del Toro, who is known for his work in comic-book adaptations such as "Hellboy" and "Blade II" or horror fare "The Devil's Backbone" and fantasies like "Pan's Labyrinth."

Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Roman Polanski Directing The Ghost

November 08, 2007 09:30:31 GMT


Recently ditching his helming duties on "Pompeii", Roman Polanski turns out to have taken a new big screen title as his next directing gig. Report from Variety has stated that the Paris-born filmmaker is set to work on a political thriller feature titled "The Ghost."

Based on Robert Harris' recently-published novel of the same name, project concerns a ghostwriter who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister and uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. The author is said to also come on board helping Polanski adapting the book to a screenplay.

Promo Trailer for Jessica Simpson-Starred Major Movie Star Out Now

November 08, 2007 09:00:07 GMT


Finally we can get our first look at Jessica Simpson in motion as a pampered film star who desperately signs on to be an army officer. Yes, Millennium Films as one of the studio behind her latest vehicle "Major Movie Star" has already brought up a promo trailer for the comedy online by now.

You can watch the trailer in either Quicktime or Windows Media Player format through links on the Major Movie Star Trailer page at AceShowbiz. The piece is clear enough in giving us understanding about the flick's basic plot while mostly showing moments spent by Simpson's character Megan Parker at the army training.

Star Trek's Christopher Pike Is Cast, It's Bruce Greenwood

November 08, 2007 08:12:54 GMT


The last piece of the puzzle has finally been found. Completing the main lineup of "Star Trek" cast, Paramount Pictures has locked Bruce Greenwood for the role of Starship Enterprise's first captain Christopher Pike, which Tom Cruise was previously speculated to be up for.

The character was first featured in the original pilot of the series, created by Gene Roddenberry, but was failed to grace the audience as the pilot was rejected by CBS then NBC. He, however, was later weaved back into "Star Trek" lore and showed up in a two-part episode.

Harry Potter 4 Maker Offered Helmer's Chair in Prince of Persia

November 08, 2007 07:23:07 GMT


It turns out that Michael Bay won't be the one taking care of Walt Disney Pictures' "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" despite the previous heavy publication. Variety has just revealed that an offer to assume the directing duties has been made to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" helmer Mike Newell.

The site went on saying the man met Disney execs to discuss the project this week with negotiations being expected to begin shortly. The studio recently was learned to not race to get the flick into production until labor issues are resolved.
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