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'Jumper' Trilogy to Take Off, Hayden Christensen Revealed


June 10, 2008 05:11:21 GMT


Back when science fiction movie "Jumper" was still a mere plan, it was reported that the filmmakers behind the tidbit had an idea to make it three-set movies. Still, the decision on the continuity of the film all depends on the reception gathered by the Doug Liman-directed flick. Receiving bad reviews from box office watchers, the action-packed movie proved them wrong by pulling in worldwide revenue of $221.5 million and thus opened a chance for sequel. But, for months, there is no talks about it raising questions whether the movie will stick on its original plan.

Providing a light to the mystery surrounding the sequel, recently speculation over the possibility of "Jumper 2" development surfaced as "Jumper" star Hayden Christensen addressed the issue. In an interview with Sun Media about the possibility of the follow-up movie, the depicter of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy insisted that the talks about the sequel have been brought up. "We're talking about it," stated the 27-year-old Canadian actor. "I know that they're having those conversations, I hear about them." He further added, "It was set up to become that - a trilogy - if it did well. And I think they're happy with how it did so they want to make another one. But I don't think they're rushing to get into production."

Jon Favreau Possibly Chooses 'Avengers' Over 'Iron Man 2'


June 10, 2008 04:15:29 GMT


Following the massive success of "Iron Man" at the box office, Marvel Entertainment have come quick to set the follow-up film, "Iron Man 2". About a month from the release of the first movie about superhero in iron suit, the sequel has started to take its shape with the official release date set on April 30, 2010 and the strong possibility of the principal cast's return and of the future possible villains. But, one other important thing that is still left hanging is the fate of director Jon Favreau.

For weeks, the filmmaker known for his work in holiday comedy movie "Elf" has stated that he is yet to be officially signed to return for the second "Iron Man" movie project despite his excitement. Now, it seems that the 41-year-old may get sidetracked from the sequel. Asked about his interest in working for "The Avengers" during a green carpet interview with MTV at the world premiere of "The Incredible Hulk", the director who appears in a number of feature films stated that he is still very much interested in working for the superhero flick, but insisted that with the tight release schedule between "Iron Man 2" and "Avengers", he may have to choose either one.

Penelope Cruz's 'Elegy' Gets Trailer

June 10, 2008 03:15:28 GMT


A brand new trailer for "Elegy", a drama movie starring Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz, have been released. The video footage compiled of the clips from Samuel Goldwyn Films' tidbit brings viewers closer to the romantic and passionate story between a college professor David Kepesh and a beautiful young woman Consuela Castillo.

The trailer exposes the life of Kepesh before and after he met the woman who will change his life. Opened with compilation of clips showing Kepesh romancing different women, the video footage builds up displaying the attraction between him and Castillo and showing his mixed feeling towards her.

Official Trailer Provides Better Look Into 'The Wackness'

June 10, 2008 02:38:39 GMT


Bringing forward a better view into the drama comedy movie that has earned the Audience Award for Dramatic Film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classic present the official trailer of "The Wackness". Unlike the previous teasers, this new video footage contributes more to give the idea about the film's story.

Accompanied with a voiceover by the main character, Luke Shapiro, himself, the trailer focuses on the relationship between Luke and his psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Squires as well as Luke's interest to Squires' stepdaughter Stephanie. With the display of the '90s trends like Nintendo, the compilation of clips serves as the 1990's nostalgia and it also exposes the amazing list of the film's soundtrack from Notorious B.I.G. to Wu-Tang Clan.

Reese Witherspoon Sharing Screen With Ben Stiller in Cameron Crowe's Latest Project


June 09, 2008 09:10:49 GMT


Among the A-list Hollywood actresses, Reese Witherspoon can be said to be the one who has experienced working with different kinds of movie genres and is successful tackling them. She has been praised by movie critics for portraying an ambitious student in satirical drama comedy "Election", delivered a blockbuster hit with "Legally Blonde" and won an Oscar for her portrayal of notable country singer June Carter in biopic "Walk the Line". For her upcoming feature film project, the 32-year-old actress is going to undertake another genre, a romantic comedy.

The former wife of actor Ryan Phillippe has been reported to be signed to star in the newest but yet to be titled movie project from the acclaimed filmmaker of "Almost Famous", Cameron Crowe, the "Untitled Cameron Crowe Project". Together with renowned comedian Ben Stiller, she will star the film for Columbia Pictures, which will be shot in January 2009. Nevertheless, up to this point, what kind of character she will be playing is yet to be unearthed.

'Iron Man 2' to Fall in Production in March 2009

June 09, 2008 08:13:40 GMT


Back in May after "Iron Man" secured its position as one of the summer blockbuster movies with the massive debut of $102.1 million over its first week of screening, Marvel Entertainment announced that the action film will get its sequel in 2010. Since then, many reports speculated around the sequel, including about the signing back of director Jon Favreau. Amidst the rumors, it is now suggested that "Iron Man 2" is eyeing an early 2009 production.

Reportedly, the follow-up to the superhero tidbit will be kicking off its filming in March 2009 for 2010 release. This report has firstly been brought to the surface by Military.com. In their article focusing on the interview with Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes' depicter Terrence Howard, the site noted that the actor allegedly revealed about the schedule date for the shooting.

More Unseen Footages of 'Wall-E' From NBA TV Spot and Extended Clip


June 09, 2008 07:22:38 GMT


Before moviegoers are rushing to the theaters on June 27 to watch the newest Disney animated feature film "Wall-E", Walt Disney Pictures have brought forwards a series of never before seen footages from the movie. The brand new released footages have been compiled in both TV spot and clip.

The television promo of "Wall-E" was aired during the NBA game between Boston Celtics and L.A. Lakers on Thursday, June 5. It opens with a scene in which Wall-E is playing with a basket ball which is then followed with compilation of clips focusing on the adventure of the little garbage robot away from Earth.

Tony Stark of 'Iron Man' Makes an Appearance in 'Incredible Hulk' TV Spot

June 09, 2008 06:19:28 GMT


Months earlier at the New York Comic Con, it has been unraveled that Tony Stark, the genius billionaire whose alter ego is known as "Iron Man", will be making a cameo appearance in "The Incredible Hulk". However, any previous video related to the superhero flick has yet to give evidence to the appearance of the fellow Marvel superhero. Now, a brand new television promo of the film unearthed Stark's part in the movie.

The new video footage promoting "Incredible Hulk", posted as TV spot #9 below, exposes Stark right from the start. Following the fading away of Marvel Studios logo, one particular scene takes over. The scene opens with a shot of a bar focusing on the door from where the sun shines through. Then, it continues by showing Robert Downey Jr.'s Stark stands in front of General Thunderbolt Ross about the unusual problem they both faced. Aside from this spots, Universal Pictures have also released several other TV spots that can also be watched below.

David Duchovny Suggested More 'X-Files' Sequels to Follow

June 09, 2008 05:05:34 GMT


In about a month, "The X-Files: I Want to Believe", the so-called sequel to 1998's sci-fi movie "The X-Files" will be screened in the theaters ten years after the first film has been released. However, before the stand alone flick is even available in the big screen, words are out that more "X-Files" sequels may be developed.

The rumor was sparked by David Duchovny, the depicter of FBI agent Fox Mulder. In an interview with Wizard Magazine published on the magazine issue number 201, the 47-year-old actor hinted on the possibility of working on another "X-Files" movies. "I know it took me about a year to feel whole after the show was over. After that point I was ready, and it was always my intention, my desire, that the show would continue on in movie form," confessed the two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actor.

'Incredible Hulk' Smashed L.A. for World Premiere

June 09, 2008 04:14:24 GMT


Sunday, June 8, night passed by with a considerably eventful evening. The day was highlighted with the rolling out of green carpet and the erecting of a big green raging hero's statue at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California for the world premiere of the highly anticipated action movie "The Incredible Hulk".

Though the first screening was not flooded with numerous Hollywood stars like the premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Sex and the City", it still saw many notable people grazing its out-of-ordinary green carpet. Among the attendees were the cast, including Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt, and celebrity guests, such as Alison Sweeney, filmmaker Jon Favreau, Julie Benz, Kevin Sorbo and comic legend Stan Lee. Adding to the report, Entertainment Tonight has posted video interview with Norton and Tyler at the green carpet which can be seen below.

Steve Martin's 'Pink Panther 2' Offers Ludicrous Teaser Trailer

June 09, 2008 03:30:35 GMT


In 2006, most moviegoers were tickled out by the performance of Steve Martin as the bumbling French police detective Jacques Clouseau in "The Pink Panther". Now, the comedian is attempting to force laughters out from the moviegoers once again through the upcoming "Pink Panther" sequel. But, since the comedy film is still months away from its trailer release, Sony Pictures have brought out first the teaser trailer of "The Pink Panther 2".

This teaser surely won't give out any details to the follow-up movie since it isn't compiled from the footages from the new film. Instead, the less than two minutes video footage seems to be especially made to remind people of the comical French detective. By that, it means that the teaser focuses at Clouseau and his inept behavior as he tries to see a matinee by any means necessary. The video is arguably very funny and Martin's fans who expect him reprising his role as Clouseau can once again hear his laughable French accent.

Kung Fu Panda Kicked Zohan's Butt at the Box Office

June 09, 2008 02:43:03 GMT


Coming out in theaters on the same weekend on June 6, the two potentially high-grossing summer movies, "Kung Fu Panda" and "You Don't Mess With the Zohan", seek to beat the other at the weekend box office and like in every other competition, there will always be a winner. In this case, the big lazy panda aspiring to be kung fu legend outgunned the Mossad agent turned hairstylist by landing atop box office chart and proved critics wrong securing a strong lead against "Zohan".

Though most box office watchers predicted that "Panda" and "Zohan" will have a tight race on the ticket sales, the animation comedy offered a big surprise when it debuted with $60.2 million, over $20 million more than the "Zohan" opening of $38.5 million. The DreamWorks Animation's tidbit featuring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie has shown its solid run since Friday, June 6, by grossing $20.3 million, while "Zohan" earned nearly $15 million.

'Pirates' Beauty Keira Knightley Up for 'Fair Lady' Remake

June 07, 2008 07:47:45 GMT


Through a soccer drama "Bend it Like Beckham", Keira Knightley makes her name noted in the movie biz and since playing the role of Governor daughter turned pirate Elizabeth Swann in the blockbuster Disney trilogy "Pirates of the Caribbean", she has morphed her characters into subtler ladies. Following her acclaimed performance in "Atonement", she has appeared in various movies that require her to go above and beyond. Now, the 23-year-old actress is about to tackle another challenging role requiring her to show more of her feminine side.

In the latest news about "The Duchess" star, it is reported that Knightley is in negotiations to land a role of Eliza Doolittle, once made famous by the one and only Audrey Hepburn, in the newest version of "My Fair Lady". As Doolitle, the Academy Award-nominated actress is expected to present a Cockney flower girl who is transformed into a lady under the guidance of arrogant Professor Henry Higgins, who later falls in love with her. Since the talks are still in process, confirmation words on whether or not Knightley nails the part won't be outed for awhile.

Accidental Husband's Dr. Love Offers Free Consultation

June 07, 2008 06:50:51 GMT


In support of Yari Film Group's upcoming romantic comedy "The Accidental Husband", a special blog site called 'Real Love' has been established since May 25. Designed to be the site for the go-to relationship expert Dr. Emma Lloyd, it offers variety of free consultation and quiz about romantic relationships as well as details about the love doctor herself.

Those who are in dire need of advise concerning their love life can submit their troubling problems on Real Love and Dr. Emma will give out advice through the site. In it, one can read numerous suggestions from the love doctor in different categories, including bad choices, dating, getting real and marriage. Aside from that, the site also serves to be the promotional site for Dr. Emma's best selling book which name is used as the site's title.

Sam Raimi's Return to 'Spider-Man 4' Depends on Script

June 07, 2008 04:41:32 GMT


With the talks about "Spider-Man 4" continue to intensify by minutes, the biggest debate outpouring is whether or not Sam Raimi, the director of "Spider-Man" first three movies, will return to do the fourth. Recently, the filmmaker comes out to confront the speculation stating that he hasn't made any decision about it.

To the reporters in Century City, California, on June 5, the 48-year-old admitted that he is still waiting to read the James Vanderbilt's script for "Spider-Man 4" insisting that though he is excited with the new superhero project, he won't quickly decide on returning to helm the fourth flick before he gets to see what to offer. "Right now James Vanderbilt is writing the script, and he's working on it, and I'm excited to read it," he explained. "I think it's going to be done in a few months. I'm hoping it's as great as our discussions were about it and hoping it feels right for me, because I love Spider-Man, and I'm hoping I'm well-enough rested to, like, really embrace it and hoping that Sony wants me at that time to direct it. So if all those things come together, I would love, love to do it. But this is a lot of unknowns about the future."
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