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Entertainment Round-Up (9/11/2011)

Posted by: Thomas Balkcom (09/11/11)
Check out the replies to view and discuss this week in Movie, Television, and DVD news.
  
 
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10:03 AM on 09/11/11
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Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom
Industry News and Rumors:


Movies

01) David R. Ellis (Shark Night 3D) will direct the live action adaptation of the Japanese anime Kite.

02) Mark Bomback will be reworking The Wolverine.

03) Here’s a nice photo montage for American Reunion.

04) Ben Affleck has begun filming for his movie Argo about the rescue of 6 American hostages in Iran.

05) John Moore (Max Payne) will direct Die Hard 5, which will have Bruce Willis return as John McClane and a yet to be named actor as his son, going to Russia.

06) A few shots of Superman on set.

07) David Koepp is writing the script for the remake of The Thin Man which will aim to have Johnny Depp starring. (rest_easy doesn’t like this)

08) Josh Brolin will star in Spike Lee’s remake of Old Boy.

09) Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) will direct the completely unnecessary Dirty Dancing remake and Maria Maggenti will write it.

10) Nick Nolte will be joining Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos and Anthony Mackie in Gangster Squad.

11) Sienna Guillory will return as Jill Valentine in Resident Evil: Retribution.

12) William Monahan (The Departed) will be working on the finished draft by Frank Miller for Sin City 2.

13) Again with William Monahan but this time, he and Martin Scorsese are developing The Gambler, a remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan.

14) The Thor dvd coming September 28th will have an Avengers short film which will be on other dvds to bridge the gap (if any) between their movies and The Avengers.

15) The Coen Brothers next movie will be a musical biopic called Inside Llewyn Davis based on the life of folk music guru Dave Van Ronk.

16) Some pics and trailer for the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

17) Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards.

18) Bruce Willis and Arnold will have substantial roles in the sequel to The Expendables.

19) Steven Speilberg is getting financed from Fox and Dreamworks for Robopocalypse. Currently slated for a July 2013 release.

20) Seth Rogen won’t be in the Knocked-Up spin-off.

21) Here is a new poster for The Rum Diary.

22) Jacques Audiard has added Marion Cotillard to his new film Rust & Blood.

23) David Gordon Green’s mistake-of-a-remake Suspiria will draw influences from Black Swan.

24) How awesome is this?

25) Fox Searchlight bought the rights to Shame. Great news.

26) Here are your winners at Venice.

Television

01) After February 28, 2012, Starz will no longer be on Netflix.

02) Hawthorne has been cancelled.

03) AMC has greenlighted Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash.

04) The Walking Dead Season 2 will premiere at 9pm on October 16th and will be 90 minutes. After that 6 one hour episodes then remaining 6 episodes begin February 12th.

05) Titanic: Blood and Steel 12 part mini series is planned for early next year. So far Chris Noth, Neve Cambell and Derek Jacobi are associated with this. It’ll take place during the ships construction and will concentrate on the sociopolitical climate of that era.

06) Romancing the Stone was looking to be remade but now it’s heading to NBC.

07) Another movie turning into television show.... Blue Brothers.

08) Fringe season 4 teaser!!!!!!

09) Hyde is about Grant Hyde who uses an experimental drug to improve his vision but then turns into something else entirely when he falls asleep. This will be brought to you by ABC.

10) Want to know when your TNT shows are coming back? Check it. (Southland January 17 for 10 episodes)

Trailers


01) Melancholia - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810221716/video/26498306
02) Margaret - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/margaret/
03) Martha Marcy May Marlene - http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=31928
04) The Double (some say the trailer may show a bit too much of the movie) - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thedouble/
05) The Skin I Live In - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810221069/video/26453309
06) The Hunger Games (teaser)- http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81585
07) Fireflies in the Garden - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809851039/video/26433108
08) A Dangeroud Method - http://www.slashfilm.com/a-dangerous-method-trailer-2/
09) Alps (Dogtooth director’s follow-up) - http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch_teaser_for_dogtooth_directors _latest_oddity_alps/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=f eed
10) The Big Year - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-big-year-trailer-poster-starring-steve-martin-jack-black-owen-wilson/
11) The Human Centipede 2 - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-human-centipede-2-full-sequence-teaser-trailer/

Movies Out Next Week (9/16)

Drive
I Don't Know How She Does It
Restless


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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10:34 AM on 09/11/11
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I wish Rogen was going to be in This Is Forty. Oh well.
10:38 AM on 09/11/11
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The Walking Dead Season 2 will premiere at 9pm on October 16th and will be 90 minutes. After that 6 one hour episodes then remaining 6 episodes begin February 12th.

Woot!
10:39 AM on 09/11/11
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That superman suit looks horrid.
10:54 AM on 09/11/11
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I thought Thor was coming out this Tuesday? Are the releasing another version in two weeks?
10:55 AM on 09/11/11
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Oh good, the esteemed director of Max Payne is lending his talents to one of the best and most successful movie franchises of all time. I guess I can stop worrying. :/
11:12 AM on 09/11/11
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That superman suit looks horrid.
This. Also I'm glad I cancelled Netflix when they raised prices.
11:15 AM on 09/11/11
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Totally though that was a brand new Fringe S4 trailer, but that's been out for awhile now.
11:24 AM on 09/11/11
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I thought Thor was coming out this Tuesday? Are the releasing another version in two weeks?
I've had this pre-ordered for months, so if this gets pushed back I will be extremely disappointed. However, Amazon still has the release date as the 13th.
11:33 AM on 09/11/11
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Can't believe how quickly Netflix fucked themselves into obscurity.
11:37 AM on 09/11/11
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WWE are gonna have their own channel/network

cannot wait for American Reunion!!!!!!!
11:45 AM on 09/11/11
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I've had this pre-ordered for months, so if this gets pushed back I will be extremely disappointed. However, Amazon still has the release date as the 13th.
I was really hoping to pick it up this Tuesday, but if they are releasing another version in two weeks, I will hold off.
01:57 PM on 09/11/11
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I thought Thor was coming out this Tuesday? Are the releasing another version in two weeks?
I work part time at Target and I was setting up the shelf labels for this today, it's definitely coning out on tuesday.
01:59 PM on 09/11/11
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How did The Expendables get a sequel? The first was absolutely terrible.
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