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The Dark Knight's Trailer Leaked Online

December 15, 2007 04:02:53 GMT

The trailer of Batman's new movie, "The Dark Knight", has leaked to the Internet following the screening of its first trailer on the theatrical premiere of "I Am Legend". Most of the scenes from the trailer showed the dazzling effects and the action scenes of the movie.

The trailer also showcases Batman riding his Batpod through the streets of Gotham and smirking Joker in custody. Additionally, it shows Heath Ledger for the first time as the psychopathic clown. At the same time, it also gave out first glimpses of Rachel Dawes, Alfred Pennyworth, Lieutenant James Gordon and Lucius Fox's characters played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman respectively.

Gemma Arterton Got Bond Girl Part?

December 15, 2007 02:58:58 GMT

The new Bond girl has allegedly been cast. According to reports from several British newspapers, Gemma Arterton, the actress of "St. Trinian's", has beat out 1,500 other hopefuls to nail the part opposite Daniel Craig in the Bond's new movie, "Bond 22".

To one of the newspapers, an insider at Eon Production leaked the information saying, "Gemma has the modern look and fits perfectly with the new vulnerable image of Bond." Adding to the rumor, another reported that the 22-year-old actress, who was said to have been sworn to secrecy for the role, sent a text message to her mother noting down, "I got Bond!".

28th London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominees Listed

December 14, 2007 10:39:14 GMT

Celebrating its 28th anniversary in honoring the best in film-making, the London Critics' Circle has officially revealed the contenders for the 2008 ALFS Awards, giving most nominations to both "Control" and "Atonement."

The two pictures each scores eight nods that include Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year and British Director of the Year, but neither of them are in the running for top prize Film of the Year. The latter slot lists out titles like "No Country for Old Men", "There Will Be Blood", "Zodiac", "The Bourne Ultimatum", and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" instead.

First Full Trailer for Horton Hears A Who! Lands Online

December 14, 2007 09:54:56 GMT

Gearing up promotion for its upcoming "Horton Hears A Who!", 20th Century Fox has brought online the first full-length trailer for the CGI animated feature, due out March 14, 2008.

Based on the 1954 book of the same name written by Dr. Seuss, pic boasts starry voice cast that includes Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Isla Fisher, Dane Cook, and Jaime Pressly. It also marks the second time Carrey has ever played a Dr. Seuss character and the first movie of his that is animated as well as the first Dr. Seuss film to be fully computer-animated.

Columbia Pictures Brewing Zombie Comedy Pic Zombieland

December 14, 2007 09:24:18 GMT

Shifting attention to horror comedy after releasing scare flick "30 Days of Night", Columbia Pictures is now developing a movie of the kind titled "Zombieland", Variety has revealed.

The studio is said to currently be in negotiations with Ruben Fleischer to get him as the project's director. Meanwhile, story revolves around the most frightened guy on Earth who leads a motley crew of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. The film's title itself refers to an old funeral home that is turned into a morbid attraction.

Stephen Norrington Hired as Clash of the Titans Helmer

December 14, 2007 09:12:24 GMT

Back to the director's seat after last directed 2003's "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", Stephen Norrington has been signed to assume helming duties for "Clash of the Titans", the remake of a 1981 mythical adventure of the same name, Variety has reported.

Production is expected to begin next year based on the script by Lawrence Kasdan, which was originally written by Travis Beacham. Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk is producing for both Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, the latter also holding the North American distribution to the flick.

Watch Cloverfield Extended Clip and Win the Contest!

December 14, 2007 07:27:41 GMT

Unleashing another treat to the fans and moviegoers alike, Paramount Pictures has launched a special widget for J.J. Abrams-produced "Cloverfield" containing an extended clip from the movie as well as a contest giving chance to be the first to see the flick.

The clip contains the complete scene during which lead character Rob is at his party, followed by the horrible incident that cuts down the Liberty statue's head, all shots presented without any edits or cuts. Take a peek on the piece now down below.

Reese Witherspoon to Be Cast in Night at the Museum 2?

December 14, 2007 04:53:37 GMT

Reese Witherspoon is reportedly in talks to join the cast of "Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian". According to reports, the 31-year-old Hollywood leading actress is being persuaded by the 20th Century Fox to portray Amelia Earhart.

Meanwhile, the movie sequel of "Night at the Museum" which is directed once again by Shawn Levy is written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the writers of "Night at the Museum". It will be filmed at the museum complex in Washington, DC and is going to be released on December 18, 2009 despite the fact that the original release date was scheduled on May 22, 2009.

Atonement Ruled in 2008 Golden Globes' Film Nominations

December 14, 2007 03:32:29 GMT

"Atonement" leads the pack on the 2008 Golden Globes nominations. On Thursday, December 13, in the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards' nominees announcement, the drama movie was announced to be the receiver of seven nods, including Best Drama Picture, Best Director for Joe Wright, Best Screenplay for Christopher Hampton, and Best Original Score for Dario Marianelli.

However, unlike on other Golden Globes, this time "Atonement" will have to face hard competitions from six other nominees, including the two film critics' favorite movies, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood", as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association declared that they are breaking the tradition of listing 5 nominees for Best Drama Picture. The remaining competitors are "American Gangster", "Eastern Promises", "The Great Debaters" and "Michael Clayton".

Alicia Keys Toplining Oprah Winfrey-Produced Lena Horne Biopic

December 13, 2007 09:05:17 GMT

Taking her time to turn up at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest producing work "The Great Debaters", Oprah Winfrey has informed USA TODAY that she is now gearing up for a biopic about the life of celebrated singer Lena Horne with Alicia Keys to topline.

"We're going to start filming next year," she revealed. "And we've got Alicia."

Great Debaters L.A. Premiere Packed with Big Stars

December 13, 2007 08:20:18 GMT

A bunch of lauded names in Hollywood film industry illuminated Hollywood's Arclight Cinerama Dome as they all gathered up on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 for the premiere of "The Great Debaters", a production of The Weinstein Company set for theatrical release on Christmas Day this year.

Leading star and director Denzel Washington cheerfully showed up alongside beloved wife Pauletta Washington before taking his time to pose together with producer Oprah Winfrey, who sported a beaded Oscar de la Renta gown that night.

John Singleton Confirmed His Directing Stint in The A-Team Movie

December 13, 2007 07:21:56 GMT

Finally a directing name has positively boarded "The A-Team", 20th Century Fox's big screen version of NBC's popular series in the '80s of the same name.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has confirmed to USA TODAY that he is indeed set to direct the project, which creator of the original series Stephen J. Cannell is producing. Statement was made during his attendance at the premiere of Denzel Washington-directed "The Great Debaters" in Hollywood on Tuesday, December 11.

First Trailer of You Don't Mess With the Zohan Made Public

December 13, 2007 05:20:18 GMT

The official first trailer of Adam Sandler's "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" has been released by Sony Pictures. In the beginning of the trailer, it can be seen that Adam Sandler's character is described as a great Mossad agent stating, "His training is lethal. His skills are legendary."

As what can be seen in the trailer, the comedy movie resolves around Sandler's character. He is an Israel Intelligence Agent who is forced to fake his death and move to New York City. In the city that never sleeps, he then changes his identity by becoming a hairstylist. The movie trailer suggested that in the beginning, nobody believes his new identity but he proves them wrong.

First Six Photos of 'Mamma Mia!' Released

December 13, 2007 04:20:09 GMT

First six photos from "Mamma Mia!" have been released. The images that featured Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper, and Amanda Seyfried are given exclusively to Cinematical.

Two of the pictures posted in the site's gallery depicted Seyfried's character, Sophie, dressed in her wedding dress, while three other photos pictured Streep jumping on a bed, standing against white wall and talking to Brosnan. On another image, Brosnan and Firth can be seen standing on a dock carrying their luggage.

Oscar-Winning Director Helming Penelope Cruz' New Movie

December 13, 2007 03:07:26 GMT

"Los Abrazos Rotos", translated as 'Broken Hugs', has found its helmer as Pedro Almodovar announced that he has decided to do the project. On Tuesday, December 11, at the launch of EMI's new CD compilation of 29 songs used in his movies, 'B.S.O. Almodovar', the 2003 Academy Award winning director gave out the confirmation.

On the occasion, the Spanish Director described the movie as a crazy love story saying that it is a "four-way tale of amour fou, shot in the style of '50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled." He also noted down that though there will be humor in the picture, "Abrazos" won't fall into the category of comedy. Apart from that, the helmer of "Volver" hinted that it is set in the 90's and current day and will be characterized with "fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers" as quoted by Daily Variety.
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