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Entertainment Round-Up (11/18/12)

Posted by - 07:54 PM on 11/18/12
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Entertainment Round-Upcontributors: stayillogical and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:


01) Budweiser is asking to be removed from Flight.

02) Here’s a first look at World War Z.

03) Matthew Vaughn is one of the rumored directors in line for Star Wars Episode VII.

04) Paul Thomas Anderson fan? This is pretty cool.

05) First clip from Texas Chainsaw 3D.

06) Aaron Sorkin reveals some details on the Steve Jobs biopic. The entire movie will be centered on three scenes.

07) Video game Deus Ex is heading to the big screen.

08) Isla Fisher joins John Hawkes and Jennifer Aniston for Jackie Brown prequel, The Switch.

09) Twins sequel titled Triplets with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Eddie Murphy as a long lost brother is being scripted by Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon.

10) In an interview, Quentin Tarantino says he would be satisfied with ending his filmography at 10 movies.

11) The first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness will premiere in IMAX 3D before The Hobbit on December 14.

12) Here’s the short list for the role of Harry Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

13) Tom Hardy will play the lead in the video game adaptation of Splinter Cell.

14) Alexander Skarsgard is currently the frontrunner for Tarzan role.

15) Benicio Del Toro will play drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost.

16) First look at Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s next project filmed in 3D, The Young and Prodigious Spivet.

17) Sean Penn will star in the action thriller Prone Gunman.

18) James Wan (Insidious, Saw) is in talks to direct the MacGyver movie.

19) Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) will be penning the script for Star Wars: Episode 7. Pre-production has also begun, no director yet.

20) Mark Wahlberg is confirmed for Transformers 4.

21) Brett Ratner’s Hercules, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, will start production in early 2013.

22) For the guys, here’s the first official image of Alexa Vega in Machete Kills.

23) Dominic Cooper joins Aaron Paul in Need for Speed.

24) Some updates on The Muppets sequel; Bret McKenzie will be returning to write new songs.

25) A film biopic on Johnny Carson is in the works.

26) Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader will star in the indie comedy The Skeletal Twins.

27) Comic book series Locke & Key may now become a movie trilogy.


01) American Horror Story has been renewed for a third season, Jessica Lange will return.

02) Game of Thrones third season will premiere on March 31, 2013.

03) Here’s the trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey.

04) Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt have joined the season 2 cast of The Newsroom.

05) It’s likely that The Killing will return for a third season on Netflix.

06) Joss Whedon may start shooting his S.H.I.E.L.D. series as soon as January.

07) Skyfall pair Sam Mendes and John Logan are teaming up for a vampire hunter drama.

08) ABC has cancelled Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue.

09) CBS comedy Partners is also cancelled.

10) Mark Wahlberg is producing a reality show inspired by the women of The Fighter.

11) Full season orders for Guys With Kids, Beauty and the Beast, and Nashville.

12) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker has replaced Aaron Paul as the lead of HBO’s Cold War spy drama The Missionary.

Newest Trailers

01) Maniac (red band) - starring Elijah Wood.
02) The Grandmasters - directed by Wong Kar Wai.
03) World War Z - starring Brad Pitt.
04) Warm Bodies - starring Nicholas Hoult, directed by Jonathan Levine.
05) The Heat - starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, directed by Paul Fieg.
06) Mobius - starring Jean Dujardin.
07) The Admission - starring Tiny Fey and Paul Rudd.
08) The ABCs of Death (red band) - 26 chapter horror anthology.
09) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - starring Lily Collins.
10) In Our Nature - starring Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, and John Slattery.
11) Oz The Great and Powerful - starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz.
12) The Host - starring Saoirse Ronan, directed by Andrew Niccol.
13) The Europa Report (teaser) - starring Sharlto Copley.
14) 21 & Over - from the writers of The Hangover.
15) Mental - starring Toni Colette.
16) Now You See Me - starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson.

Movies Out Next Week

Rise of The Guardians
Life of Pi
Red Dawn
The Central Park Five
Rust and Bone

DVDs Out Next Week (11/20)

The Expendables 2
Nitro Circus the Movie
Bring Up Bobby

Absolutepunk Entertainment Forum Links

Cloud Atlas

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Parks and Recreation
The League
South Park
The Walking Dead
sources: indiewire.com, slashfilm.com, thefimstage.com. latino-review.com, collider.com, hollywoodreporter.com, deadline.com, comingsoon.net, variety.com, ew.com, mtv.com, bleedingcool.com, joblo.com, avclub.com, moviefone.com
If you have a bit of entertainment news you'd like to submit for next week's Round-Up, send your submission to Thomas Balkcom with "Entertainment Round-Up" in the subject header.
08:11 PM on 11/18/12
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So happy Nashville is getting a full season.
08:19 PM on 11/18/12
I make music.
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funny that Jennifer Aniston is going to be in another movie called The Switch.
08:39 PM on 11/18/12
Are you watching closely?
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Tom Hardy in Splinter Cell sounds intriguing
09:18 PM on 11/18/12
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Lot of Video Game Adaptations, lets hope at least one is successful. Will keep my eyes out.
09:35 PM on 11/18/12
Hang your secrets
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Texas Chainsaw 3D clip was fucking awesome. The idea of seeing someone approaching you from far away scares the shit out of me for some reason.
10:40 PM on 11/18/12
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Matthew Vaughn directing a Star Wars film would... totally blow.
10:40 PM on 11/18/12
lloyd boners
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Tom Hardy in Splinter Cell sounds intriguing
Me too. One of my favorite games to ever play.

Also. LOL at The Killing.
10:46 PM on 11/18/12
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Goddamn 666 Park Ave. being cancelled.
11:03 PM on 11/18/12
Let's start with a smile
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I can't wait for Star Trek Into Darkness.
11:23 PM on 11/18/12
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always felt like Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the worst of the main slasher movies\classics
11:42 PM on 11/18/12
Show's over, mother fuckers.
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I'd be interesting to see what Matthew Vaughn could do with Star Wars. I've loved everything he's done so far absurd amounts. Also Arndt writing it should be awesome.
11:48 PM on 11/18/12
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Tom Hardy wouldn't be my guess for Sam Fisher. intrigued.
04:28 AM on 11/19/12
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I wish Trey Songz wasn't in Texas Chainsaw.

Edit: also, Maniac looks amazing.

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