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Entertainment Round-Up (6/29/2011)

Posted by: Thomas Balkcom (06/29/11)
Check out the replies to view and discuss this week in Movie, Television, and DVD news.
  
 
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07:52 AM on 06/29/11
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Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom
Industry News and Rumors:


Movies

01) R.I.P. Columbo star Peter Faulk.

02) Look, it’s John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in The Raven.

03) Fast and Furious 6 is driving into theaters Memorial Day 2013.

04) Charlie Day talks a little about being in talks to be in Pacific Rim.

05) The latest casting addition to Man of Steel is Superman’s mom. Christopher Meloni (Law and Order SVU) is also in talks to play a role in Man of Steel.

06) Seth Gordon (King of Kong, Horrible Bosses) is going to remake the awesome 1983 movie WarGames.

07) Some stills and a clip from the Toy Story short coming before Cars 2 (and then another one before The Muppets).

08) How about some stills from The Hobbit.

09) J.K. Rowling announces Pottermore.com a site that will build on the reader’s experience for the Harry Potter series.

10) Jamie Foxx will star in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

11) Alex Tse (Watchmen) will write the reinvention of The Crow which will star Bradley Cooper as Draven.

12) June 22, 2012. Disney Pixar, BRAVE.

13) James Cameron talks about writing Avatar 2 & 3 together and how it will be a 3 film story arc. All characters not dead are coming back and the studio is looking at December 2014 and 2015 for Avatar 2 and 3 respectively.

14) Full cast for Woody Allen’s The Bop Decameron.

15) Will Smith wants Emma Thompson to adapt Annie for his daughter.

16) Recent reports say that the budget for Men in Black 3 has reached up to 215 million, more than doubling its predecessor.

17) Super 8 up and comer Joel Courtney next projects will be The Healer and a role as Tom Sawyer in the latest adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic.

18) The Wachowski’s are pushing for an October 2012 release for Cloud Atlas.

19) Ron Howard will direct a live action adaptation of the comic strip, Spy vs. Spy.

20) Douglas Booth will star as Romeo, opposite Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet, in the latest adaptation of the Shakespeare classic.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118038903

21) Captain America writers have signed on to write a sequel set in modern times.

22) Penn Badgley will play Jeff Buckley in a film about the singer’s 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert.

23) Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain says there have been talks of doing a sequel or prequel.

24) Latest casting additions to The Hobbit: LOST star Evangeline Lilly will play a Mirkwood elf named Tauriel, and Barry Humphries will portray Gorkin, the Goblin King.

25) Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse) will star opposite Sam Worthington in 70’s surfing drama, Drift.

26) Justin Cronin’s vampire novel The Passage, being developed and directed by Matt Reeves, will be adapted by Jason Keller.

27) Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Pacific Rim will star Idris Elba.

Television

01) James Spader is in talks to play the new boss in The Office.

02) Aaron Sorkin will be adapting the book Life At The Marmont into an HBO series for John Krasinski.

03) Jim Uhls (Fight Club) will write Trent Reznor’s HBO series, Year Zero.

04) Da Brick, an HBO drama series inspired by Mike Tyson’s youth, will be directed by Spike Lee.

Trailers

01) The Muppets (full actual trailer) -http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78775
02) Apollo 18 -http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810195527/video/25731507
03) Captain America (new trailer) -http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/movie-stills/gallery/2883/captain-america-the-first-avenger-stills#info
04) Killer Elite -http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78927
05) Real Steel (japanese trailer) -http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78901
06) A Dangerous Method -http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78853
07) Footloose -http://www.mtv.com/videos/movie-trailers/666435/footloose.jhtml
08) Puss in Boots -http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78825
09) 30 Minutes or Less (green band) - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78907
10) Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In (teaser) - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/watch_new_teaser_trailer_for_pedro_ almodovars_the_skin_i_live_in/

Movies Out Next Week (7/1)

Transformers: The Dark of the Moon (6/29)
Larry Crowne
Terri

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links


Super 8

X-Men: First Class
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Dark Knight Rises
Captain America
Beginners
X-Men: First Class

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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, theplaylist.com, mubi.com,

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08:01 AM on 06/29/11
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Fuck Fast and Furious

Fuck Avatar and fuck James Cameron especially

Quentin and Jamie Foxx? Oh my fuck!

Fuck Will Smith

Pacific Rim!!!!!

Spike Lee, Sorkin and Krasinski on HBO. Are you kidding me?
08:01 AM on 06/29/11
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James Spader as the new boss couldn't be more perfect.
08:09 AM on 06/29/11
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Reimagining of the Crow is very intriguing and a good idea - really like the original for all the cheese involved with it - curious to see what they'll do with it. Bradley Cooper seems an odd choice, but I would not be surprised to see him pull it off.
08:10 AM on 06/29/11
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a spy v. spy movie by ron howard? wtf
08:13 AM on 06/29/11
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Really excited to see how they do with the Captain America in modern times story.
08:17 AM on 06/29/11
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Brave looks very Ghibli inspired. Dope.
08:22 AM on 06/29/11
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Oh yeah, one more thing...

FUCK REMAKES!
08:22 AM on 06/29/11
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Can we mention that Pirates 4 is about to reach $1 billion worldwide? haha That series just prints money abroad...
08:24 AM on 06/29/11
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05) The latest casting addition to Man of Steel is Superman’s mom. Christopher Meloni (Law and Order SVU) is also in talks to play a role in Man of Steel.

07) Some stills and a clip from the Toy Story short coming before Cars 2 (and then another one before The Muppets).

12) June 22, 2012. Disney Pixar, BRAVE.

23) Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain says there have been talks of doing a sequel or prequel.

01) James Spader is in talks to play the new boss in The Office.


stoked about all of those!
08:27 AM on 06/29/11
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The hobbit stills was exciting to post.
Brave looks sick. Looking forward to that. There's a teaser out for Brave as well now. Was going to add it for next week but I'll post that one now

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=79040
08:27 AM on 06/29/11
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Can we mention that Pirates 4 is about to reach $1 billion worldwide? haha That series just prints money abroad...
haha I didn't post that one up there because it caused a little throw up in my mouth. Just a little.
08:28 AM on 06/29/11
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The hobbit stills was exciting to post.
Brave looks sick. Looking forward to that. There's a teaser out for Brave as well now. Was going to add it for next week but I'll post that one now

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=79040
it'll be in next week's, too.
08:30 AM on 06/29/11
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I cannot stand Jamie Foxx. I just can't.
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