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Entertainment Round-Up (3/26/2011)

Posted by - 07:24 AM on 03/26/11
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07:24 AM on 03/26/11
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Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:


Movies

01) Darren Aronofsky will no longer be directing The Wolverine.

02) Jennifer Lawrence has officially landed the lead role in The Hunger Games.


03) You can watch the first five minutes of Source Code. MUST. RESIST.

04) “You are going to see it” says Matt Reeves in regards to Cloverfield 2.

05) The Hobbit has begun filming!

06) At first, Joseph Gordon Levitt was announced to be Alberto Falcone, but it’s been called into question now.

07) Kiefer says 24 movie will arrive in 2012.

08) Doug Liman’s next project will be about Morris Abraham Cohen.

09) Alexander Payne’s The Descendants has a release date of December 16th.

10) First look at Roman Polanski’s Carnage.

11) David O. Russell wants to write a sequel to The Fighter.

12) Samantha Morton has joined Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.

13) Tom Hooper (Kings Speech) is in talks to direct Les Miserables.

14) James Vanderbilt has been asked to provide a script for the sequel of the reboot of the yet-to-be-released The Amazing Spiderman. He provided the initial draft of the first one... the one that is the reboot that is not out yet.

15) Juno Temple has been cast as ‘street-smart Gotham girl’ in The Dark Knight Rises. (Let the speculation of what this could be begin. Harley Quinn?)

16) David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) will be remaking Uptown Saturday Night, which is supposed to star Will Smith and Denzel Washington. The original film followed two estranged friends who have their wallets stolen at a nightclub. The next morning, they learn that one contained a winning lottery ticket, and together, they set out to find it.

17) Rest In Peace, Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011).

18) The next Narnia movie will be (if all talks and funding go as planned) The Magician’s Nephew which is the 6th book released and is actually a prequel to the first book.

19) These are the frontrunners for Akira: For the role of Tetsuo, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of Kaneda, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix have received the script.

20) Currently they are casting for female leads in Total Recall remake. In the link is a list of some vying for the 2 roles.

21) Sienna Guillroy is back in RE5. Here’s how she told the world, “RE:5 alert! Training begins! I aim to mostly put less in the big hole on the front of my face than comes out of the little one on my arse.”

22) Rise of the Apes has been moved yet again from Thanksgiving release back to Summer. August 5th, 2011 to be exact.

23) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in the action-thriller Snitch. Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS "Frontline" documentary, the film centers on a devoted father whose son faces 30 years in prison after being set up in a drug deal. The father goes undercover in the drug world to make a bust that will free his son.

24) Real Steal’s viral website shows small clips of the robots in action.

25) James Franco and Mila Kunis have officially joined Oz The Great and the Powerful.

26) Will Sasso will play Curly in The Three Stooges (Rest_Easy likes this casting).

27) Billy Bob Thornton would like and is in talks for another Bad Santa.

28) Zach Snyder wants everyone to know the new Superman movie will not be bound to previous movies. They’ll respect the Superman canon but will not be slave to previous movies.

29) I’m ready to be Taken again. Liam Neeson confirmed for Taken 2.

30) Val Kilmer will play Wyatt Earp in The First Ride of Wyatt Earp.

31) It looks like David Slade is working on a new Daredevil that would continue from the previous but not necessarily include the previous film’s cast. Perhaps like The Incredible Hulk.

32) Silent Hill: Revelation 3D has started filming and Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger from the first reported for duty.



Television

01) Netflix is expanding to original programming with their winning bid for David Fincher directed drama series, House of Cards. Say hello to the future of the industry.

02) Here’s a first look at Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman.

03) Stephen King may write an episode of The Walking Dead.

04) Aaron Sorkin’s next television project will feature Jeff Daniels.

05) Fringe has been renewed for a 4th season despite Fox throwing it in the Friday death slot. Great news.

06) In case you didn’t know The Cape has been cancelled and it’s remaining episode Endgame can only be viewed online.

07) Showtime is making plans to adapt the comic book Chew to a half hour series.


08) Justified is closing in on being renewed for a third season. Watch the show. It’s fantastic.

09) Lights Out cancelled after its first season.

10) Futurama has been renewed for two more seasons worth of episodes.

11) David Gordon Green is nearing a deal with Comedy Central for a single-camera comedy entitled Black Jack.

12) MTV has picked up 2 more seasons of The Real World.

13) The First Annual Comedy Awards will air on April 10th on Comedy Central and then Across Multiple MTV Networks Including Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Logo And Nick At Nite.

14) The Paul Reiser Show will premiere on April 14 on NBC

15) Friday, April 22nd at 9pm Dual Survival returns to Discovery Channel with the first of 12 new episodes. (I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 and do recommend).

16) Southland has been renewed for a 4th season and the new show Perception has been green-lit by TNT.

17) Angry Boys teaser.


Trailers

01) Larry Crowne - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810196533/video
02) Bridesmaids (trailer #2) - http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie-trailers/#/video/71f5d29b-f4ba-4867-9eeb-4d754ebee082/myplaylist/71f5d29b-f4ba-4867-9eeb-4d754ebee082/
03) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/latest-trailer-pirates-of-the-caribbean-4/
04) The FP - http://www.slashfilm.com/fp-trailer/
05) Hop - http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/hot-trailer-hop-2/
06) The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/hot-trailer-pom-wonderful-presents-the-greatest-movie-ever-sold/
07) The Bang Bang Club - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-bang-bang-club-trailer/
08) Your Highness (redband) - http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie-trailers/?icid=ENTERTAINMENT2a&GT1=ENTERTAIN MENT2a#/myplaylist/741da3f6-e99d-421b-b537-bdbf45a87a9c/video/741da3f6-e99d-421b-b537-bdbf45a87a9c/
09) Mr. Popper’s Penguins - http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/mr.popperspenguinsexclusivetrailer-trailer/141124/1855391494
10) Captain America (FULL TRAILER) - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=75527
11) The Three Musketeers (Paul W.S. Anderson) - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/summit/thethreemusketeers/
12) The Veteran - http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30444
13) Essential Killing - http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30420

Movies Out Next Week (4/1)

Hop
Insidious
Source Code

DVDs Out Next Week (3/29)

Tangled
Black Swan
Mad Men: Season Four
Fair Game
Scream Trilogy (BD)
Treme: Complete First Season

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links


Sucker Punch
Scream 4
Source Code
Captain America

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sources: aintitcool.com, slashfilm.com, empire.com, theavclub.com, tv.ign.com, fandango.com, videoeta.com, deadline.com, variety.com, comingsoon.net, firstshowing.com, superherohype.com

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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.
07:35 AM on 03/26/11
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Excited to see that Franco's Planet of the Apes is back in the summer.

Also, The Cape might have been the worst show in the past 5 years.
07:39 AM on 03/26/11
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I would love to see Stephen King write an episode of The Walking Dead
07:45 AM on 03/26/11
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YES! They just can't kill Futurama!
07:46 AM on 03/26/11
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House of Cards is an interesting idea, will check out for sure.

I would love another Bad Santa movie, but it wouldn't be the same without Bernie Mac and John Ritter, R.I.P.

Juno Temple could make a perfect Harley Quinn!

Val Kilmer playing Wyatt Earp is funny cause he played Doc Holiday in Tombstone, maybe Kurt Russell will play Doc.

Looking forward to some more Futurama, Dual Survival and Southland!
08:38 AM on 03/26/11
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The "was announced to be Alberto Falcone" link doesn't seem to work.

Very happy about Futurama.
08:39 AM on 03/26/11
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I'm just pissed Lights Out is canceled. It's such a good show.
08:44 AM on 03/26/11
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i now have no interest in The Wolverine.
08:51 AM on 03/26/11
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So fucking excited that southland got renewed. It's been killing me these last few weeks.
09:47 AM on 03/26/11
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Movies
06) At first, Joseph Gordon Levitt was announced to be Alberto Falcone, but itís been called into question now.
Nolan, you rat bastard, just give me the answer.

13) Tom Hooper (Kings Speech) is in talks to direct Les Miserables.
I would think they would go with Rob Marshall. Huh.

16) David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) will be remaking Uptown Saturday Night, which is supposed to star Will Smith and Denzel Washington. The original film followed two estranged friends who have their wallets stolen at a nightclub. The next morning, they learn that one contained a winning lottery ticket, and together, they set out to find it.
Finally a movie with Big Willy and Denzel? Sold already if they both stay with it.

19) These are the frontrunners for Akira: For the role of Tetsuo, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of Kaneda, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix have received the script.
Pretty good group of actors (save Pattinson- I honestly can't stand his acting.)

25) James Franco and Mila Kunis have officially joined Oz The Great and the Powerful.
I'm stoked.

26) Will Sasso will play Curly in The Three Stooges (Rest_Easy likes this casting).
This guy is actually hilarious.

Television
04) Aaron Sorkinís next television project will feature Jeff Daniels.
Could be very promising.


11) David Gordon Green is nearing a deal with Comedy Central for a single-camera comedy entitled Black Jack.
Can't wait for Your Highness, but I hope the pilot for this is good.

09:49 AM on 03/26/11
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So glad Justified is doing well.
10:14 AM on 03/26/11
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Sucks that Aronofsky dropped The Wolverine.
10:15 AM on 03/26/11
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No Harry Potter Part 2 Trailer?

10:28 AM on 03/26/11
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YES! They just can't kill Futurama!
THIS.

Also, is there a way to add Entertainment round-up to show up on my recommended stories?

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