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Valkyrie Finally Allowed Filming at Bendlerblock

September 15, 2007 02:25:54 GMT


German government has a change of mind on Bryan Singer-directed "Valkyrie", the WWII thriller based on the July Plot of German officials to assassinate Hitler. Delighting the filmmakers, the country’s finance ministry finally decided to let the project use the Bendlerblock, the original site where conspirators of the assassination plot were executed.

Spokesman for the ministry, Thorsten Albig, told Bild newspaper there had been a change of heart about allowing the film’s crew to shoot at the site, now a memorial and national German shrine. Known to be responsible for all property owned by the German federal government, the department initially denied the producers permission to take scenes there, explaining that it should be treated as a "place of remembrance and mourning" which would "lose dignity if we were to exploit it as a film set."

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Plan to Shoot Movie in India

September 14, 2007 09:47:29 GMT


Hollywood's celebrated couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are planning to pack their things to cross the ocean for filming a big screen feature.

"I'm looking forward to going to India," Zeta-Jones told The Times of India Thursday, September 13, 2007. "Michael and I are developing a script that will be set up in India. We will take our kids and all of us will come there, set up camp in India and shoot a film."

Gruesome Saw IV Clip Slips into the Net

September 14, 2007 08:56:43 GMT


A clip for "Saw IV" previously banned from this year's 2007 San Diego Comic-Con has finally made its way to appear online, which no doubt will mend the disappointment fans felt upon not being able to see it at the event.

Be warned though, as the piece, referred as "Autopsy" clip, obviously is not for the faint of heart due to its gory and extremely graphic content. As the clip's name suggests, it's all about the process of autopsy, performed on Jigsaw's corpse.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Vinnie Jones Set for a New Historical Epic Flick?

September 14, 2007 07:50:12 GMT


Seems big collaboration between two big Hollywood names is going to be something that we will often watch in the future. After the teaming up of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in "Righteous Kill", reports are now circulating heavily that Leonardo DiCaprio and Vinnie Jones will join forces in a historical epic feature entitled "Freedom Within the Heart."

In the project, set 1,000 years ago, DiCaprio reportedly has been billed as Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, while Jones his nemesis, Ivor of Limerick. Story is said to put focus on the king, who united the country in battle against a Viking threat.

Gone Baby Gone U.K. Release Shelved

September 14, 2007 06:59:20 GMT


While moviegoers in the U.S. will get chance to see Ben Affleck's feature directorial debut effort "Gone Baby Gone" in theaters nearby on October 19, 2007, those in the U.K. sadly have to wait for an indefinite time to see the flick grace the big screen in their country.

Buena Vista International U.K. has came to a conclusion to postpone the theatrical release of the mystery drama indefinitely due to the similarities found between the story presented in the flick and the recent real-life case of Madeline McCann, the British girl who disappeared from her Portuguese holiday apartment in early May.

Revealed, List of Studios' Priorities of Movies to Be Made Before the Strike

September 14, 2007 04:53:18 GMT


With the impending Writers Guild, Directors Guild, and Screen Actors Guild strike next year, many are wondering which movies the film studios put priority over before the strike hits in June 2008. Lucky for us, a full list of titles selected has already been put online by ComingSoon.net, which also contains handfuls of interesting info about some of them and the directors attached.

Along with the revelation, the site, however, does warn that some of the helmers mentioned may not have actually signed on or agreed to make the flick their next projects. Meanwhile, here are some points worth to take notice of from the list:

Josh Lucas and Adam Brody Team for New Pic Death in Love

September 14, 2007 04:06:27 GMT


Preparing to display their on screen charisma together in one frame, Josh Lucas and Adam Brody have both given their agreement to take part in a new drama feature entitled "Death in Love" that has already had Jacqueline Bisset and Lukas Haas in the cast lineup.

Pic is said to present a pair of story lines that revolve around two brothers, played by Lucas and Haas. While Haas' character has to deal with his mother, portrayed by Bisset, his brother is lost in life until he is befriended by a scam artist, played by Brody.

Sex and the City Movie Coming May 30, 2008

September 14, 2007 02:53:43 GMT


With things all fixed for "Sex and the City" to enter production soon, looks like it's the right time for New Line Cinema to unveil the day the flick is going to take off.

Yes, MTV has obtained information stating that the studio and HBO Films will launch the film to theaters nationwide next year on May 30 to be exact. Pic thereby will face quite tough competition on the box office as the Judd Apatow-produced "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and Eddie Murphy comedy "Starship Dave" are also slated to come up on the same date.

Exclusive New Beowulf Still Featuring the Bloody, Battle-Ready Hero

September 13, 2007 09:44:30 GMT


Bringing out something new about its upcoming motion-capture flick "Beowulf", Paramount Pictures has smoothly posted online another movie still from the picture which just shows how amazing the film is going to be visually.

As displayed above left, the image, exclusively given to MTV, presents a great close-up look of the titular character, which superbly points out the fine motion capture made for the CGI feature. Without careful look, one could probably mistake it for the real face of Ray Winstone himself, who does lend his facial appearance and voice for the movie.

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.
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