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Ridley Scott doing Alien prequel!

Here's some sweet news from B-D...Remake, reboot? Think none of it. 20th Century Fox is proving that they're producing an honest-to-God prequel to Alien by tapping Ridley Scott to direct. Scott directed the groundbreaking 1979 sci-fi horror movie that proclaimed "In space no one can hear you scream." It spawned three sequels and two spin-offs. If there's one way to win over the fans, it's to bring the original helmer back onboard with his blessings. Read on for the amazing news. Could this be the start of something new at Fox? Can we start praying now?

Twentieth Century Fox is resuscitating its "Alien" franchise. The studio has hired Jon Spaihts to write a prequel that has Ridley Scott attached to return as director.

Spaihts got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, which will produce the film.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial…

Craig Perry talks FD4...and 5?

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Here's an interesting article courtesy of MrDisgusting of the famed Bloody-Disgusting...producer Craig Perry had a bit to say about his upcoming The Final Destination -- and a possible fifth film.Last week the San Diego Comic Con hosted a special 3-D event where they premiered footage from all of the 3-D films arriving in theaters this year and next, one such film was New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures' The Final Destination. After the event, B-D caught up with Producer Craig Perry who talked exclusively about the difficulties in keeping the franchise fresh, while also hinting that he has a special idea for a fifth film, assuming there is ever real talk of one. Read on for thre skinny and don't forget that YOU can talk directly to Mr. Perry yourself over at the official Final Destination Group page right here on Bloody-Disgusting. Go get involved and check out The Final Destination in theaters August 28th.

One of the many highlights of the San Diego Comic Con was cat…

Leaked New Moon pic

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If you head on over to the Latino Review, you can catch a glimpse of a leaked photo of Volturi...oh, you little Twihards...

The Final Destination French one sheet

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Below is a look at the extremely cool looking French one sheet for The Final Destination.

Michael Myers to talk in Halloween II?!

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Rob Zombie updated his Twitter page with an interesting tweet. Is it possible that Myers will talk in Halloween II. Oh, and for those who don't know, ADR stands for Additional Dialogue Recording.RWZombie"Off to meet Tyler for some Michael Myers ADR. Sleeping some day would be great."Hmm -- I'm intrigued.

Bryce Dallas Howard cast in Twilight: Eclipse

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This interesting bit of news comes from Bloody-Disgusting. It appears that the always lovely Bryce Dallas Howard has been cast in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Read the block quote for all the info...

The beautiful Bryce Dallas Howard (Lady in the Water, Terminator Salvation) - daughter of Ron Howard - has joined the cast of the David Slade directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in Summit Entertainment's vampire franchise. She replaces Rachelle Lefevre as the character of Victoria.

Lefevre originated the role in "Twilight" and appears in the upcoming sequel "New Moon," but Summit says scheduling conflicts forced her to leave the picture.

Pic starts shooting in Vancouver in August under the direction of David Slade. "Eclipse" has a release date of June 30, 2010.

"We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise," said Erik Feig, Summit's president of worldwide production and acquisitions. "Rach…

Exclusive new Halloween II pic!

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This exclusive new photo comes from the one and only Ryan Rotten of Shock Till You Drop...
And no...this is NOT a spoiler.

Could it be -- Goonies 2?

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This AWESOME news comes courtesy of Moviehole...

I’ve known Corey Feldman for years. I’d even consider him a friend. We talk regularly. I know him well enough to say that of the entire cast of “The Goonies”, he’s the one that’s convinced there will never be a sequel to Dick Donner’s 1985 hit. It’s not that he doesn’t wish there was some truth to those incessant rumours – in fact, he loves the original film and he adores his co-stars – he’s just certain it'll never happen. And that’s fair enough – after all, they’ve been talking ‘Goonies 2’ longer than I’ve been out of little league cricket, and it’s never got any further than a post on… well, this site.

I know for a fact that, about five years ago, Warner commissioned a bunch of writers (Among them, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who went on to pen such cash-cows as the “Transformers” flicks, and “Star Trek”) to take a stab at writing a potential “Goonies” sequel. Alas, nothing ever happened there. Nor did anything ever happen with War…

Stan Helsing trailer

How did I miss this?!

So I watched Messengers 2

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I got to watching Messengers 2: The Scarecrow yesterday -- and I have one question: Why is this called Messengers 2? Oh yeah, I know, they're just cashing in on the name.

So, yeah, the sequel had nothing to do with the original (it was a prequel anyway), but really didn't lead to the events of the first film. Hmm...

Oh well, I may or may not post a full review in a day or so. What did you think of the film?

Bousman talks Leprechaun, Repo prequel

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Darren Bousman drops some info on a possible Reop prequel -- and is he still interesting in directing the next Leprechaun installment? Bloody-Disgusting has the answers...

At the San Diego Comic Con we caught up with Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II-IV and Repo! The Genetic Opera, who was on hand to announce his new comic-to-screen venture Abattoir (read more about it here). During the chat we asked what other films he has up his sleeve, could there be something new to "testify" in the future?Darren has always been jokingly interested in directing a new Leprechaun film. While he already has his hands full with all of these major projects, we had to know, does he still have green on his mind."Yes, but no one will ever let me. Every time I bring Leprechaun up people laugh at me and don't think I am serious. I AM SERIOUS!!!! I would totally do it!"While he just announced Abattoir, Bousman tells us Akula is next in line."I don't know... Akula for su…

Batman 3, did Oldman spill the beans?

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Alas, someone was bound to ask a Batman question at Comic-Con, but when Gary "Commissioner Gordon" Oldman was asked about a third film, was he being honest? Here's what Quint over at AICN had to say (and add)...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm still in the middle of the Warner Bros panel, but this one little bit of news I need to drop here.Gary Oldman was on the panel for THE BOOK OF ELI (which looks really cool, by the way) and was asked about when the next Batman movie is coming out. Surprisingly, Oldman was open. He said he thinks they shoot next year, so look for the next BATMAN flick to come out the year after 2011 (his words)."But you didn't hear it from me," with a laugh.I'm sitting down with Oldman today and will follow-up.Thought you'd want to know.UPDATE:I just interviewed Oldman and he back-peddled a bit on it, going from sure to the movie filming next year on the panel to a more "well, I'm sure they want to do another one...…

Neve Campbell officially talks Scream 4

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The UK Press caught up with Neve Campbell on the red carpet, and of course, Scream 4 was brought up. Could Neve still be in talks to do the flick?

Neve Campbell has revealed that she could be involved in the next Scream film.The actress, best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror franchise, said Scream 4 is on the cards."Well they're gonna make it and they're trying to get me in," she said. "We're in negotiations, we'll see."

Let's hope so!

Dexter - Season 4 trailer

I guess this could be considered a sequel -- even if it doesn't, I don't care -- I LOVE this show...and so should you! Check out the trailer for season 4 below...

Saw VI teaser trailer debuts

And so the Saw VI teaser trailer debuts on Justin.tv courtesy of Lionsgate. If you've seen the clip that was release a couple days ago, then you've seen more than the trailer shows, since it just gives us little pieces of the clip in a clever CG realm. But if your curiosity has been tickled, then by all means, scratch it below...

Watch live video from Saw VI on Justin.tv

Zemeckis comments on Roger Rabbit 2

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This news comes from Quint over at Ain't It Cool News. It's something I've been waiting to hear for a few years now!

I'll flesh this out after the panel ends (still continuing) but I wanted to start with this, straight from Robert Zemeckis' mouth:He couldn't confirm or deny ROGER RABBIT 2... BUT he said if it DID happen that all the 2D toons would REMAIN 2D. That doesn't mean there wouldn't be 3-D animation (Pixar characters maybe?), but he wanted us to know that he's not upgrading the characters.

Possible Scream 4 logo leak

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I find this a bit funny -- Platinum Dunes unveils their title logo for the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake, and literally hours later, one for Scream 4 surfaces. Could this possibly be Wes Craven's way of getting back at PD for touching his baby? Who knows, really. Although, I find the S4 logo to be a little more enticing. As for the ANOES one, we've seen that done a hundred times before...



The above image was sent to me via my Scream trilogy fan site, anonymously, no less.

First non-motion Saw VI one sheet

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This comes from Bloody-Disgusting...the first non-motion one sheet for Lionsgate's Saw VI, arriving in theaters this October.

First official Freddy pic, logo

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Thanks to numerous sites, the official title logo for Platinum Dunes' remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street along with the first official still of Jackie Earl Hayley as Freddy Krueger...

First look at the new Freddy Krueger! (UPDATED)

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Thanks to Horrorbid for the heads up...a leaked image from ComiCon...the very first look at Freddy Krueger 2009 from Platinum Dunes' A Nightmare On Elm Street redux...

UPDATED!
After a bit of researching, the pic below seems to be a fake. Someone on the IMDb message boards has admitted to the creation of it, even going through step-by-step how he did it.

The Strangers: Part 2 shooting in September

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Intrepid is gearing up to shoot The Strangers: Part 2 in September for Relativity. No word on a release date yet or whether or not the film will have a theatrical release or go straight-to-video. I'm leaning towards a theatrical release given the box office success of the original. The Strangers starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, who become victims of a home invasion that has a morbid outcome.

Halloween II almost done, says Zombie

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This information and picture comes from Rob Zombie's official blog...


ALMOST DONE!

Well, the editing room is packed up and stored away until next time. Now it on to color timing and sound mixing. Before you know it Michael will be back in your face. I've never been so excited to release a film. This one blows the last one away... big time!

Saw VI motion poster is here (UPDATED)

This comes courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Not real sure on what to think of it...

UPDATE!
I've given the apparent tagline "His Disease Is Spreading" some thought, and what I've come up with is that maybe it is hinting at the fact that there might be some Jigsaw copycats out there. Just a thought.



...any thoughts?

First ScarJo Iron Man 2 pics

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Entertainment Weekly has a few new photos of the upcoming Iron Man 2...as well as the cover for their issue feature the sequel. Their online article follows...

Entertainment Weekly's second annual Comic-Con preview issue features Iron Man 2 on the cover, and inside it’s packed with exclusive first looks at highly anticipated TV shows, comic books, and movies.

The first Iron Man blasted Robert Downey Jr. back to stardom, and the superhero franchise is readying to return to the big screen on May 7, 2010. Iron Man will battle new villain Mickey Rourke, size up Scarlett Johansson (exclusive photo of ScarJo as Black Widow, after the jump!), and, hopefully, prove that the success of the first movie wasn’t a fluke. Downey knows the movie isn't an underdog this time around. "There are a lot more invisible eyes on us now," he says.

When Marvel Studios first announced the sequel, no one was sure what the movie would be about. Downey, director Jon Favreau, screenwriter Justin The…

Aussie joins Twilight Saga Eclipse

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For the Twihards out there, this bit of news comes from THR: Risky Business...

Samuel Google might want to brace for a search onslaught: An unknown Australian actor named Xavier Samuel has landed the first new role in "Eclipse," the third "Twilight" pic.

Summit has hired the actor to play the role of a “newborn vampire” named Riley, a good-looking college student who joins the plot of villain Victoria to murder protagonist Bella (Kristen Stewart). Riley is corrupted by Victoria, for whom he has an inexplicable weakness.

The movie's larger plot centers on a choice Bella must make between the werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson).

Samuel, repped by Management 360, Gersh and Shanahan in Australia, has been in series of films down under, including "Newcastle," in which he played a Goth teenager amidst a group of surfers (the movie played Tribeca last year -- though you can bet Netflix will see just a small spike now), the…

Seventh Saw underway

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Saw VI hasn't even been released yet and work has already begun on Saw VII -- well, according to Variety and Bloody-Disgusting...

From B-D...

I guess I better add this to our database because according to Variety, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are already hard at work on Saw VII. After breaking onto the scene with Project Greenlight's Feast, the duo have co-written Saw IV-VI, the entire Feast trilogy, and will see their The Collector - directed by Dunstan - arrive in theaters July 31. Lionsgate's Saw VI, which was directed by long time editor Kevin Greutert, arrives in theaters October 23rd.

Third Bridget Jones coming

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This bit of news comes from The Hollywood Reporter. I, personally, have never been a fan of the Bridget Jones films (because I haven't seen them), but for those who care...

LONDON -- It is rumored that Working Title is developing a third installment of the "Bridget Jones" series starring Renee Zellweger. The British producer has also attached Cate Blanchett to star in helmer Joe Wright's "Indian Summer."

News comes as the company's previously stellar track record for boffo films has hit a bumpy patch, causing the shingle to pinkslip six of its 45 staffers in recent days.

The untitled third "Bridget Jones" pic, which is still in its early stages and probably won't go into production until the end of next year, will see Zellweger reprise her role as a British publishing exec struggling to find love.

It will likely be based on the weekly columns author Helen Fielding wrote in 2005 for British newspaper the Independent in which Bridget, now in he…

2001 Maniacs sequel news

This news comes verbatim from Bloody-Disgusting...

Bloody-Disgusting just received quite a healthy tip that Tim Sullivan's long-delayed sequel to his remake of 2001 Maniacs, currently titled 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys, is set to finally go behind camera as early as NEXT WEEK. We are working feverishly to confirm, but companies like IM GLOBAL are being tight-lipped. Rumor has it that Christa Campbell is set to reprise her role as the sexy Milk Maiden, along with Robert Englund as Mayor Buckman, with word that Bill Moseley (TCM 2, The Devil's Rejects, The Tortured) has joined the cast of crazies. We'll do some digging to see what we can find out, remember to keep this filed under rumor until we can confirm. Bevery Hellbillys is the second film in a planned trilogy that would end with The Hillbillys Have Eyes. For the synopsis, read below.

2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys synopsis: After the sheriff refuses to cover up any further for the maniacs causing all the missing p…

Gale and Dewey to SCRE4M again

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It has been rumored for quite some time now, but E! has the exclusive: David Arquette and his wife, Courteney Cox, are returning for Scream 4.

It's official! David Arquette and Courteney Cox have signed on to reunite with the Ghostface killer.

"We are going to be doing Scream 4," Arquette just told me from New York City, where he's hanging out in plastic box over Madison Square Garden for Feeding America (more on that later). "Kevin Williamson is writing the script at this moment, and hopefully Wes Craven is going to direct."

In the original horror trilogy, Arquette played Deputy Dewey Riley with Cox as a tabloid television reporter Gale Weathers...

Rumors began several months ago that the two were in talks for the fourth installment.

"I fell in love with my wife on Scream, so the opportunity to bring [Dewey] back to life and for my wife to play that really bitchy character again, it's just going to be really fun," Arquette said. "It's jus…

Collector was almost Saw prequel

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This interesting bit of news comes from the good folks over at Bloody-Disgusting. Read and find out how The Collector was almost a Saw prequel!

Arriving in theaters on July 31 is Freestyle Releasing's The Collector, which is already receiving a massive push from the studio. Why? Maybe because it's from the duo behind the Feast films and Saw IV-VI! We caught up with co-writer Patrick Melton who talked with us a bit about the film and revealed some really, really interesting tidbits including how The Collector was almost the Saw prequel! Read on for the exclusive story behind one of the summer's big slasher films.

Patrick Melton tells B-D how The Collector was nearly a prequel to the SAW movies!

"Well, the story is that Leigh [Whanell] didn't want to do any more after 3. So, they were looking for writers. They didn't have much of a story for 4, and an executive over at Twisted read The Midnight Man and thought it could be a good prequel, explaining a traumatic inc…

Halloween II downloads

The official website for Dimension Films' Halloween II has been updated with downloads for the wallpapers, AIM icons, and few other goodies including trailers and TV spots. Visit the site here.

Gary Ross co-writing Spider-Man 4

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A writer has finally been tapped to rewrite the Spider-Man 4 screenplay. With all these rewrites going on, I wonder how much the final draft will differ from that of the first. It's my personal opinion that Venom should probably be left out of this one...but will they try to introduce Carnage into the franchise?

Gary Ross has been brought on board to do a rewrite on Columbia's "Spider-Man 4."

Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are back as director and star, respectively, as are series producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad.

Ross now joins James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac") and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire on the list of high-profile writers who have been working on the project.

The move also puts Ross back to work with Maguire, with whom he worked on his directorial vehicles "Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit." The two were also working on "Tokyo Suckerpunch," a drama set up at Columbia; that project is now on hold as Ross …

Lance Armstrong in Dodgeball 2

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Lance Armstrong met with Ben Stiller about appearing in the upcoming Dodgeball 2. Remember, Lance also had a small cameo in the original with Vince Vaughn.



Twenty-four hours after the star of Zoolander was responsible for making Astana check in late at the start of stage four, Stiller was back again with his new best friend Lance Armstrong, warming up on his rollers and reprising his role as Team Lance-Stana mascot.

On the roads, the riders looked as if they were auditioning for a part in one of Stiller's trademark slapstick capers.

Denis Menchov reminded the world of his reliability by surprising no one with a frantic tumble into the barriers. World champion Alessandro Ballan then proved he could stand in as the Russian's double by repeating his exact fall.

Four of the Bbox Bougyues squad showcased the true genius of French humour by falling into the same ditch on the same bend - but in entirely separate incidents.

Milram pair Peter Wrolich and Niki Terpstra got in on the act t…

Blade spin-off trilogy?

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This comes from The Sunday Mail:

BLADE star Stephen Dorff is set for the comeback of the year for vampire fans.

He is working on a new trilogy featuring his iconic character from the smash-hit movies.

Stephen played evil bloodsucker Deacon Frost in the 1998 movie which starred Wesley Snipes in the title role.

Stephen is thrilled to revive the Frost character with Blade director Stephen Norrington.

The actor told us: "It will be a prequel to the Blade movies, Deacon's story. It's a new trilogy the director has created. It will cool.

"We hope to shoot the first film next year. Frost is a character I have never been able to shake."

Stephen's new movie Felon has gone straight to DVD in the UK this week but is winning rave reviews.

He said: "It is probably the best-received movie I have ever made.

"I would rather be in a good, small film than a hit which wasn't any good."

Not quite sure how reliable this is yet...could be total B.S. -- which I hope it i…

Major League 4 news

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According to Moviehole, a Major League 4 may be in the works. Read on for what they had to say.

Ah, "Major League" - David S.Ward's timeless sporting comedy about a group of slacker underdog baseball players, the Cleveland Indians, who go on to win the World Series - much to the surprise of anyone and everyone, including their most stringent fans, but mainly, their new manager (Margaret Whitton) who is not-so-secretly ‘hoping' they'll lose for her own personal gain.

Still remember going to see "Major League" at the cinema. It was 1989 - or going on 1990 - and it was one of three films screening in a Sunday night Triple Feature (I remember it being a Triple because I was annoyed that I was late for the first film); the other two films being ‘'The Abyss'' (the film I missed half-of) and Skin Deep (The John Ritter thing). Much to my surprise - I assumed it to be no more than your middle-of-the-road baseball comedy; at that time, only Kevin Costn…

T.J. Hooker: the movie?

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This comes from Variety.

"T.J. Hooker" is headed for the bigscreen as an action comedy with David Foster, Ryan Heppe and series creator Rick Husky producing.

Chuck Russell ("The Scorpion King," "The Mask") is in talks to direct. The writing team of Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson will script the story, which focuses on the relationship between the title character and his father.

No actors have been cast yet for the feature.

The TV series, produced by Aaron Spelling, debuted in 1982 on ABC and ran for five seasons, the last on CBS. William Shatner starred as a no-nonsense patrol sergeant, with Adrian Zmed, Heather Locklear, Richard Herd and James Darren as co-stars.

Husky has long retained the feature rights to the project, according to Heppe.

"The series was the poster child for cop TV shows in the 1980s with great stunts, so we think there's a fun movie to be made from it," Heppe said.

Foster and Heppe are producing a remake of "Short Circuit&q…

The Descent 2 teaser poster

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Most of you have probably already seen this, but it somehow managed to avoid my eyes until today (go figure). I believe it's the teaser poster and not the theatrical poster, though, I could be wrong. It is what it is...so have a gander at the poster for The Descent 2.

Heathers 2 not happening

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According to Moviehole, it seems that the supposed Heathers 2 isn't happening after all.

Seems Winona Ryder is as trustworthy a retail customer as she is a source when it comes to a "Heathers" sequel.

Remember a few weeks back when Ms Ryder told Movieline that there's bubbles boiling in the "Heathers 2" saucepan? According to the actress, whose got a long line of credits, but none that are valid at clothes stores, the long-awaited follow-up to the 80s classic was finally coming to fruition. She'd be back. Christian Slater would be back. You'd be back (ideally).

Thing is, "Heathers" director Michael Lehmann knows nothing about it. As far as he's concerned, it's merely wishful thinking on Ryder's part.

"Winona’s been talking about this for years — she brings it up every once in a while and Dan Waters and I will joke about it, but as far as I know there’s no script and no plans to do the sequel", the filmmaker tells Movielin…

Routh talks Superman franchise

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Moviehole has an interesting article about Brandon Routh and the future of the Superman franchise...

Cinema's most recent Clark Kent says he thinks Warner Bros should give his (or rather Bryan Singer's) ''Superman'' series a second chance - despite the first film underperforming at the box office - just as they did Christopher Nolan's Batman films (and we all know how that turned out!).

Brandon Routh tells Omelete (via ThinkMcFlyThink) that if fellow superhero pic ''The Dark Knight'' proved anything, it's that a sequel can be bigger, better and more successful than the film it follows. Though Bryan Singer's ''Superman Returns'' (2006) was only a moderate hit, and Warner Bros would've liked it to have done better, the actor - and why wouldn't he? - believes there's both room for improvement and a chance at even greater success next time around. And I can't help but agree - if the action can be ramped up, …

Predators treatment details

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Various news resources have been reporting the details of the upcoming reboot Predators. This particular text comes from Bloody-Disgusting.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed both Latino Review and AICN's reports that Nimrod Antal, the director of the horror film Vacancy, has been hired to direct Predators for Fox and producer Robert Rodriguez. They add that in this version, a group of humans will find themselves stranded on a planet home to Predators and must survive the horrors they encounter. James Cameron pulled a similar move with his advancement of the Alien franchise in his Aliens. I guess they mean it's similar because they take on more Predators? Alex Litvak & Michael Finch (Medieval) have written the script. The new iteration, which Rodriguez has been hoping to make since 1994, when he was hired to write a screenplay for a second sequel, is scheduled for a July 7, 2010 release.

Rocky Ruined On Demand

Chris Salvador brings us a video via YouTube about how Comcast OnDemand has ruined the first two Rocky films by cutting them together.

An amazing Joker fan film

This comes from the same folks who brought us the Maniac Cop short in the post below. This film follows the events of The Dark Knight and chronicles the Joker's stay at Arkham Asylum...



More films by these fine people can be seen at their website, Blinky-Productions.com.

For you Maniac Cop fans

Thanks to ManiacCop.com for helping me find this little gem. It's an attempt to relaunch the Maniac Cop franchise...

UPDATE:
Here is an HD version of the film: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v16224962F2aNeE2a

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