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Paramount Developing Morning Glory with Roger Michell

October 16, 2007 07:42:32 GMT

A new promising film project is now brewing at Paramount Pictures. Variety has brought in report stating the giant studio is working on a fresh comedic flick titled "Morning Glory" and has signed "Venus" director Roger Michell to assume the helming duties.

Story focuses on a struggling female news producer and the iconic, temperamental anchorman she recruits to revive a failing network morning show. Assigned to pen the script is Aline Brosh McKenna, widely known for her writing stint in last year's hit "The Devil Wears Prada."

Win All-New Mercedes Benz in Book of Secrets Online Contest!

October 16, 2007 07:39:56 GMT

Getting interactive in promoting its upcoming movie of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has launched an online contest called "The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt" which gives chance to win a grand prize of an all-new Mercedes-Benz C350.

Starting Monday, October 15, 2007, moviegoers everywhere can take the opportunity to participate in a multi-week treasure hunt game at the flick's site and may qualify to win unprecedented authentic treasure provided by Odyssey Marine Exploration. Winners will be announced on Entertainment Tonight during the show leading up to the picture's opening day on December 21, 2007.

Dark Knight Prologue Said to Debut in I Am Legend IMAX Screenings

October 16, 2007 05:04:55 GMT

Chance to get sneak peek on "The Dark Knight" possibly can be encountered by the end of this year, if the tidbit proves legit.

Report from Omelete.com.br has claimed that Warner Bros. Pictures as the studio producing the hugely anticipated project is planning to bring out a seven-minute prologue to the movie in front of the IMAX debut of its other flick "I Am Legend." The Francis Lawrence-directed is going to be released simultaneously in both conventional and IMAX theaters this December on date 14.

Chris Pine Positively Is Captain Kirk in Star Trek!

October 16, 2007 04:12:20 GMT

The principal cast lineup for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" finally is completed now that there has come confirmation on who to play Captain James T. Kirk. "White Jazz" director Joe Carnahan has indicated via his official blog that Chris Pine has dropped talks for the role of Junior Stemmons in order to play the USS Enterprise commanding officer.

"I've been talking to him this past week and knew how tough the decision had to be for him," so Carnahan wrote. "You don't get opportunities like that often and I told him as long as he could control as much of that process as possible and not get sucked into doing lesser sequels as a result of taking this gig, then good luck and God bless."

Works Begin on the Fifth Chapter of Saw Series

October 16, 2007 02:27:47 GMT

Continuing the tradition to bring up one installment of the "Saw" franchise each year, the series' production designer David Hackl has pointed out to ShockTillYouDrop.com that works have already begun on the next chapter of the gory horror tale, "Saw V."

Hackl, who this time takes the director's chair for the project, revealed that he is currently outlining the flick's story alongside writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton with "Saw IV" Darren Lynn Bousman set to oversee the script.

Madonna Making Documentary Pic I Am Because We Are

October 15, 2007 10:05:00 GMT

Keeps being involved in film-making, Madonna apparently has produced a documentary feature entitled "I Am Because We Are" of which name is derived from Desmond Tutu's words, drownedmadonna.com has learned.

The flick already got premiered during a Spirituality for Kids event at the Ilana Goor Museum in Old Jaffa, Israel as well as screened privately in New York City on October 10, 2007. It concerns the poor, suffering children in Malawi and shows how AIDS has effected their lives since a lot of them lost their parents due to the disease while highlighting the work that Madonna's organization, Raising Malawi, has been doing in the country.

Comedic Flick Why Did I Get Married Rules Box Office

October 15, 2007 09:33:10 GMT

Comedy genre apparently still becomes major option for moviegoers to watch in theaters. That's because Tyler Perry-directed "Why Did I Get Married?" surprisingly came out as the top holder of the weekend box office running October 12-14, 2007 despite its Oscar heavyweights-highlighted fellow new releases.

The Lionsgate release debuted well on the chart by raking in $21.4 million, toppling down last-week champ "The Game Plan" which fell to the second place with $11 million. The Disney comedy was followed by newcomers "We Own the Night" and "Michael Clayton" on the two positions below in competitive tally of $10.8 million and $10.4 million, respectively.

Justice League Testing Young Actors for Potential Cast

October 15, 2007 08:41:24 GMT

A number of young names appear to be considered for the superhero roles in Warner Bros. Pictures' fast-tracking project "Justice League of America." The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that director George Miller is seeing 35-40 acting talents for starring slots in the movie from October 14-15, 2007.

Among the pack are rising stars such as Adam Brody of "The O.C." fame, "Final Destination 3" female lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Teresa Palmer who recently appeared in "December Boys." Names like rapper Common, Joseph Cross, D.J. Cotrona, Michael Angarano, and Max Thieriot are also reported to test for the flick's roles.

Another Saw IV Clip Unleashed

October 15, 2007 08:10:03 GMT

Jigsaw's terror indeed still continues as another victim is on the verge of meeting her end, that's what the new clip for "Saw IV" seems to suggest.

Displaying footage from the first of Sergeant Rigg's tests, the clip can be viewed on Movies.break.com after entering code number of 1026. The same piece is also available via YouTube by now, as presented below.

More Pics of Keira Knightley on The Duchess Set

October 15, 2007 04:46:25 GMT

New photos from the set of "The Duchess" in Greenwich, London have surfaced online and once again captured images of lead star Keira Knightley in her period outfit for her role as the titular character.

This time, the English beauty sported a massive coiffure as she filmed her scenes of riding in an ornate carriage, complete with footman. Just Jared.com reported shooting on that day was carried out at Greenwich's London Maritime Museum which got transformed into an 18th century-looking street. A reader to the site, however, informed that the location used was the town's Old Royal Naval College instead, now becoming part of University of Greenwich.

Wanted, Extras for Repo! The Genetic Opera

October 15, 2007 03:50:33 GMT

Here's one casting call all of the aspiring performers should pay attention to. Director Darren Lynn Bousman has posted an announcement on his MySpace page saying his new flick "Repo! The Genetic Opera" is in need for approximately 200 people around Toronto, Canada to volunteer as extras in the project.

Participants should be between the ages of 25 and 75 with the wardrobe requirements being tuxedos/black suits for men and formal attire for women. Those selected will all take part as opera patrons while getting chances to appear together with the movie's cast that includes Paris Hilton, Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, and Alexa Vega, among others.

Teaser Trailer for Jessica Alba's The Eye Comes Out

October 15, 2007 03:01:46 GMT

Now we can really grab our first glimpse on Jessica Alba in motion as the blind violinist. Yes, a new teaser trailer for the upcoming "The Eye" has joyously been released by Lionsgate Films on the net for us to take a look at.

Taking duration about 1:12 minutes, the teaser originally was made available on Yahoo! Movies, but now can also be viewed via YouTube as seen below. Some elements from the original version can be spotted here, such as the floating feet and the explosion incident.

John Cho and Simon Pegg Boarded Star Trek Ship

October 12, 2007 08:59:00 GMT

John Cho and Simon Pegg are joining the "Star Trek" cast.

While Korean-born actor Cho has been cast as Sulu in the Sci-Fi flick, Pegg has been signed to play the role of Scotty, the ship's Scottish chief engineer.

Lionsgate Films Named the 4th Rambo to Rambo to Hell and Back

October 12, 2007 07:45:30 GMT

Lionsgate Films has just finally decided the official title for the upcoming Sylvester Stallone's latest Rambo installment is "Rambo to Hell and Back."

The action-drama-thriller movie, which will be written, directed, and produced by Stallone will star the actor himself alongside the likes of Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, and Paul Schulze among others.

An Update on the Filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

October 12, 2007 06:40:17 GMT

In the busy filming weeks, entertainment Website lochaber-news.co.uk is bringing an update on the filming for Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

The Lochaber News has posted information on its Website, writing "IT'S a return trip to the West Highlands for the making of the latest Harry Potter movie. And it was all aboard Hogwart's Express at the weekend for 100 senior pupils from Lochaber High School in Fort William. They were train passengers, in the roles of "apprentice witches and warlocks", for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
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