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02:39 PM on 09/30/12
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Entertainment Round-Up
Industry News and Rumors:


01) Sylvester Stallone will write, direct, and star in the action flick Hunter.

02) Reno 911 co-creator to reboot Baywatch.

03) Here are some clips from Taken 2.

04) Looney Tunes reboot film is also in the works.

05) Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby has been slated for a May 2013 release.

06) Clips and a new featurette for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.

07) Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Casey Affleck team up for Race to the South Pole.

08) Les Miserables has been pushed back to Christmas day.

09) Watch two deleted scenes from Prometheus.

10) Melissa McCarthy joins The Hangover 3.

11) New posters for video game inspired Wreck It Ralph.

12) Here’s the teaser poster for Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins, and hitting theaters this November.

13) Michael Bay’s bodybuilding drama Pain and Gain is set for April 2013.

14) Bill Murray will be in Grand Budapest Hotel.

15) Here’s a new pic from Noah.

16) Goon (underrated) is getting a sequel.

17) Dumb and Dumber sequel is now titled Dumb and Dumber To.

18) Richard Kelly’s next is Amicus with Nicolas Cage starring.

19) Magnolia Pictures has picked up To The Wonder.

20) Marc Webb will direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


01) A Knight’s Tale is being developed into a TV series on ABC.

02) Guillermo Del Toro will direct an FX pilot for the novel trilogy The Strain; Carlton Cuse will be showrunner.

03) Here’s the first trailer for Lifetime’s Liz & Dick, starring Lindsay Lohan.

04) Fox is developing a TV show for a modern day Hamlet.

05) Stephen Colbert will be a guest star on The Office.

06) Ricky Gervais’ latest comedy series will debut on Netflix.

07) Comedy Central renews Tosh.0 for a fifth season.

08) The CW is developing a modern day Alice in Wonderland.

09) Shakira and Usher will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on the next season of The Voice.

Newest Trailers

01) Life of Pi (international) - http://thefilmstage.com/trailer/new-trailer-for-ang-lees-life-of-pi-goes-outside-the-boat/
02) The Details - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-the-details-drive-tobey-maguire-crazy-in-new-trailer-20120921
03) Promised Land - http://www.slashfilm.com/promised-land-trailer-gus-van-sant-sets-matt-damon-against-john-krasinski/
04) 42 - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-trailer-for-jackie-robinson-biopic-42-hits-a-homerun-20120920
05) Nature Calls (red band) - http://www.slashfilm.com/nature-calls-red-band-trailer-patton-oswalt-takes-on-johnny-knoxville/
06) Gambit - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-eccentricity-reigns-in-trailer-for-coens-penned-gambit-starring-colin-firth-cameron-diaz-20120920
07) Beautiful Creatures - http://www.slashfilm.com/beautiful-creatures-trailer-alden-ehrenreich-and-alice-englert-aim-to-be-the-new-edward-and-bella/
08) Sinister - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-atmospheric-chilling-red-band-trailer-for-sinister-starring-ethan-hawke-20120919
09) Skyfall (international) - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-new-international-trailer-for-skyfall-features-new-footage-20120919
10) Ingenious - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-trailer-for-indie-ingenious-starring-jeremy-renner-which-is-kickstarting-funding-for-national-distribution-20120919
11) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-new-trailer-for-the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-20120919
12) Greetings from Tim Buckley - http://stereogum.com/1154802/watch-the-penn-badgley-as-jeff-buckley-movie-trailer/video/
13) About Cherry - http://www.slashfilm.com/about-cherry-red-band-trailer-james-franco-helps-a-young-girl-get-into-pornography/
14) Tower Block - http://www.slashfilm.com/tower-block-trailer-a-sniper-turns-home-into-hell/
15) Stoker - http://www.slashfilm.com/stoker-trailer-i-cant-wait-to-watch-life-tear-you-apart/
16) Price Check - http://www.slashfilm.com/price-check-trailer-ugly-bettys-boss-gets-a-raise-from-parker-posey/
17) Identity Thief - http://www.slashfilm.com/identity-thief-trailer-melissa-mccarthy-goes-toe-to-toe-with-jason-bateman/

Absolutepunk Entertainment Forum Links

The Avengers
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

The Amazing Spider-Man
Parks and Recreation
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
The Book Thread
Movie Lists 2012

sources: blogs.indiewire.com, deadline.com, nymag.com, hollywoodreporter.com, comingsoon.net, slashfilm.com, variety.com, deadline.com, avclub.com, collider.com, tvline.com, trailers.apple.com, moviephone.com,
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02:40 PM on 09/30/12
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Sorry for the (semi) long update. I was nowhere near a computer last weekend.

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