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Viggo Mortensen Close to Star in Post-Apocalyptic Horror The Road

September 13, 2007 09:12:20 GMT


Not hesitant to reveal the new big screen stint he's up for, Viggo Mortensen has eagerly told MTV that he is close to land a starring slot in "The Road", the film adaptation of the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.

"...The people making [it] have expressed interest [in me]," the actor informed. "Visually, it's going to be a very beautiful movie. It's a very good story."

Jenna Elfman Becomes One of The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

September 13, 2007 08:22:36 GMT


Sure will add the degree of laughs for the movie with her knack in comedy, Jenna Elfman has signed on to take starring part in "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay", a joint film project of Holly Wiersma Productions and Ring Productions.

The former "Dharma & Greg" star thereby becomes the latest Hollywood name to join the flick, set to be directed by Howard Gould from his own script. Others already picked up for the cast include Elisha Cuthbert, Paz Vega, Andie MacDowell, Kelli Garner, and Tim Allen, who gets billed to play the title role.

Simpsons Movie Makers Have No Plan for Sequel

September 13, 2007 07:42:15 GMT


Hit the mark high in its theatrical debut last July to then collect a worldwide gross of about $484.4 million so far, sure hopes are high for "The Simpsons Movie" to have a follow-up. Sad to say, however, that this won't happen, at least not soon.

Producer for the animated flick Al Jean has been caught to give indication that there are currently no plans for a sequel to the film despite its hugely successful performance on the box office.

More TV Spots and Clips for Resident Evil: Extinction

September 13, 2007 06:58:51 GMT


There's more to glimpse at "Resident Evil: Extinction" apparently though the flick's theatrical release is only about a week away.

That's right, Screen Gems as the studio distributing the sci-fi action horror has smoothly brought up new TV spots and clips for the movie on the net by now. All can be accessed through Resident Evil: Extinction Trailer section at AceShowBiz.

Helmer Tapped for Zac Efron Starrer Seventeen

September 13, 2007 06:16:19 GMT


Finally finds way to go back into the big screen, Burr Steers has reached deals to direct high school comedy "Seventeen" which Zac Efron is set to topline, Variety reported.

Written by Jason Filardi, the story concerns a middle-aged father who wakes up to find he becomes seventeen again. Being so, he then enrolls in the same high school as his two kids to be close to them.

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton Get Together Into the State of Play

September 13, 2007 05:06:21 GMT


Welcome to the "State of Play" for Edward Norton who has just signed on to star in the highly anticipated drama thriller, joining fellow actor Brad Pitt, his co-star in the 1999 "Fight Club" which is based on the Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 novel of the same name.

"State of Play," a political thriller based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, will see Norton portraying the role of a congress man whose speedy political rise is threatened by an investigation into the death of his mistress. The role was previously made famous by David Morrissey in Paul Abbott's original series.

First The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Set Pic Stunning

September 13, 2007 04:10:52 GMT


After days of filming, finally the first image from the set of "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" has surfaced online which sure will delight fans of the "Mummy" franchise who cannot wait to learn more about the project.

Posted by director Rob Cohen on his official blog, the photo, as seen above left, was taken from the mausoleum set for the flick by still photographer Jasin Boland. So artistic is the picture that Cohen even suggested it could make for "a cool wallpaper background on your computer."

Cassandra's Dream North American Premiere Unveiled at the 2007 TIFF

September 13, 2007 03:36:15 GMT


The commotion and delights on seeing the presence of Hollywood's names continued on Tuesday, September 11 as core cast members of Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream" eagerly came down for the North American Premiere of the drama at the 32nd annual Toronto Film Festival.

Enhancing public excitement surrounding the occasion, pic's two male leads Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell made their way together to Roy Thomson Hall where the screening was held as part of the festival's Gala Presentation program.

Spoiler-Contained Hancock Set Photo Gets In

September 13, 2007 02:30:23 GMT


In continuation of the recently-posted pictures from "Hancock" set on Hollywood Boulevard, another image has come up online showing a very spoilerific shot of female lead Charlize Theron.

As seen on the left side, it turns out that the character she plays certainly is not just an ordinary alluring housewife. The wife of a publicist, the woman is described to embark an affair with a hard-living superhero whom her husband represents.

John Rambo Gets an Official Release Date

September 12, 2007 09:30:46 GMT


The skilled yet troubled Vietnam War veteran finally finds the right date to mark his comeback on the big screen.

Yes, Lionsgate Films has been confirmed to bring "John Rambo" to the theaters nationwide exactly on January 25, 2008 instead of releasing it later this year as learned before. Pic is the fourth chapter of "Rambo" film franchise which is written, directed, and produced by star Sylvester Stallone, who played the titular character in the previous three installments.

Rapper Eve Establishing New Film Company

September 12, 2007 09:03:58 GMT


Already co-executive produced her own eponymous sitcom, Philadelphia rapper Eve is going further into producing field through her new film production company that she hopes will be fruitful in later years, AllHipHop.com has revealed.

"I still read scripts regularly and I actually have a movie production company that I'm developing with two of my girlfriends right now," she told the site. "I love movies and acting so when I'm ready for kids and marriage later on, I want it to be my stability and my life."

Sleuth Toronto Premiere Joined by Cast and Director

September 12, 2007 08:28:49 GMT


Screened on the same day as "Atonement", thriller mystery "Sleuth" also got its North American premiere held on Monday, September 10, 2007 as part of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival's Gala Presentation program.

Taking place at Roy Thompson Hall, the premiere was marked with the attendance of the two leading actors Michael Caine and Jude Law as well as that of director Kenneth Branagh.

Exclusive New Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem Movie Still Hits

September 12, 2007 07:24:21 GMT


Cheer up and clap your hands AvP fans for a new still from "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" has safely made its way to land online in just three weeks after the launch of the first one, which was followed shortly by the arrival of the R-rated trailer.

The still was provided by studio behind the flick, 20th Century Fox, exclusively for MTV and shows another fight between the titular extraterrestrials as seen above left. It can be noted that the picture presents clearer image on the creatures than the previous one did though details of their figures remain to be in the shadow.

Harry Potter, the Top Grossing Film Franchise Ever

September 12, 2007 06:39:48 GMT


The fantastic performance of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on the box office so far not only brings more remarkable profit to Warner Bros. Pictures, but turns out to also give contribution in making the fantasy series the top-grossing motion picture franchise in history.

Official announcement of this superb achievement was made Monday, September 10 by Warner Bros. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Barry Meyer also President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Horn. It was reported that the five "Harry Potter" films have scored a combined worldwide income of over $4.47 billion to date, surpassing the box office totals of all twenty-two "James Bond" films and the six "Star Wars" movies to become the biggest film franchise ever.

Bright North American Premiere for Atonement at the 32nd TIFF

September 12, 2007 04:42:46 GMT


Already been tipped to be a big Oscar contender for the 80th edition of Academy Awards held next year, it's no wonder to find "Atonement" becoming the center of attention when it encountered its North American premiere at the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival.

Most of the spotlights surely directed towards the drama's two leads Keira Knightley and James McAvoy as they walked down the red carpet to attend the screening Monday, September 10, 2007 at Elgin Theater, joined by director Joe Wright. Also present were English filmmaker Ken Loach and actress Rosamund Pike, who previously worked with Knightley and Wright in 2005's "Pride and Prejudice."
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