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King talks Shining sequel

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Stephen King speaks out on a possible sequel to The Shining...this comes from TorontoIST..."King dropped a fan bombshell on the crowd by casually describing a novel idea he began working on last summer. Seems King was wondering whatever happened to Danny Torrance of The Shining, who when readers last saw him was recovering from his ordeal at the Overlook Hotel at a resort in Maine with fellow survivors Wendy Torrance and chef Dick Halloran (who dies in the Kubrick film version). King remarked that though he ended his 1977 novel on a positive note, the Overlook was bound to have left young Danny with a lifetime’s worth of emotional scars. What Danny made of those traumatic experiences, and with the psychic powers that saved him from his father at the Overlook, is a question that King believes might make a damn fine sequel.

So what would a sequel to one of King’s most beloved novels look like? In King’s still tentative plan for the novel, Danny is now 40 years old and living in upst…

Craven officially back for Scream 4

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This little bit of fresh air comes from Bloody-Disgusting...While we were just about to let you guys in on some Scream IV happenings, BD reader 'Curtiee' just sent us a link to the same news, only from an official source. Black Book Mag recently interviewed Neve Campbell, who plays Sidney Prescott in the Scream trilogy. She confirms early reports of a potential April 2010 start date, and that Wes Craven is returning to direct (our sources say it's a closed deal). "I’m pretty sure at this stage that Wes [Craven] is back on board to direct and Kevin [Willamson] is definitely writing it...so it is going to be great." Campbell will be joining David Arquette and Courteney Cox, along with a group of new stars, who can hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise.

Streisand back in Little Fockers

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Barbra Streisand is reprising her role as Roz Focker (Meet the Fockers) in the upcoming Little Fockers, the third film in the Meet the Parents franchise. Moviehole has the skinny...Though it’s all on the hush-hush, Barbra Streisand will appear in the upcoming Little Fockers.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Streisand has agreed to reprise her role as Roz Focker (from Meet the Fockers) in a “very funny” scene near the end of the new film.

Unfortunately, doesn’t look like Dustin Hoffman will be joining his former on-screen wife.

The Oscar Winner, who was expected to also ‘cameo’ in the film - reprising his role as Bab''s bed-bud, Bernie Focker - has balked on the movie, apparently over an argument with the studio about his fee, the amount of time he’d be required on set, and the size of his role. Universal aren't commenting on the situation at the moment.

It’ll be strange having Gaylord Focker’s mum there, but not his pop, no? Suppose nothing a ‘they got divorced’ line can’t f…

Julia Stiles in Spider-Man 4?

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Moviehole has the latest on the fourth Spidey adventure...One could fill a kitty litter tray with all the ‘Black Cat’ rumours over the past couple of weeks. With “Spider-Man 4” due to get underway in a couple of months, casting’s likely already in full spin – and every blogger and their back-end is on a mission to find out who’s in and who’s out. Mostly, the net has been running unbridled whispers about who might be playing the film’s female lead (sorry, did I just spoil something?), Felicia Hardy aka The Black Cat, in recent days.

Rachel McAdams (though she’s since denied the story) had been mentioned to be in the running, and shortly after, Romola Garai (“Atonement”) announced she was auditioning for [what sounds like the Hardy role in] the film.

Latest rumoured contender? “Save the Last Dance” cutie Julia Stiles, according to UGO.

Interesting that the news about Stiles would surface a day after McAdams announced she wasn’t in the running. The question is, was Rachel in the running? Di…

Rambo 5 gets a new story

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According to Moviehole, the plot for Rambo 5 has changed...read on for the skinny...When it comes to the plot of “Rambo 5”, Sylvester Stallone’s like a man with two lovers - he goes back and forth between them, and ultimately can’t decide which one he likes better.

But has he? (decided which one he likes better).

Speaking to Stallone Zone, Stallone says he’ll no longer be going with the storyline (inspired by the book ‘Hunter’ – written specifically for Sly) that would’ve seen him going up against a "feral beast... [an] amalgamation of fury and intelligence and pure, unadulterated rage” (He was determined this wouldn’t be “Universal Soldier Vs Rambo” though).

Either Sly’s lost interest in that, or the buyers at AFM didn’t get damp over it, because he’s reverted back to his original idea for “Rambo 5”.

“Rambo has changed course and the story about hunting the man/beast will be done using another character in the lead", Stallone told the aforementioned site. "Rambo himself wi…

TWITTER ALERT! - Jill Valentine in RE4?

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Resident Evil star, Milla Jovovich (Alice) tweets...

"Valentine MAY b back..."

Valentine was previously played by actress Sienna Guillory. Will she return? Keep checking back for more updates on this project.

Haim returns in Lost Boys 4

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No, the title is not a typo. Although Lost Boys 3: The Thirst is still in production, Corey Haim is set to return to the franchise in the fourth installment. Here's what B-D is running...After the events of Lost Boys 2, it was said that Corey Haim would not be returning to the franchise alongside long-time co-star Corey Feldman. Movieweb broke some huge news this evening as they're reporting that Haim will in fact star alongside Feldman once again, only it won't be in Lost Boys 3: The Thirst, which begins filming soon in Africa.

They report, "We just got back from chatting with Haim, who confirmed that he will not be participating in Lost Boys 3: The Thirst due to his very busy schedule. But he is in fact looking to come back for [LOST BOYS] Part 4, in which Sam Emerson will play a huge part in the storyline..." If the third film is as bad as the second, I don't think I'll even care at that point.

Various news items

Here's a load of news, some sequel/prequel/remake/spin-off oriented, some not. Again, this comes from Clint over at Moviehole.- The sequel to “Ghost Rider” will pick up eight years after the events of the first film, scribe David Goyer says. But will it be more realistic? "I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker," Goyer added. "It's definitely changing tone. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider.'" (MTV)

- Garry Marshall will reunite with his "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride" star Richard Gere for the romantic comedy "State of the Union", according to Entertainment7 reps at AFM.

- New AFM Posters and Logo Art for "Scream 4", "Machete", "Resident Evil : Afterlife", "Tekken", "Outpost II", "Conan", "Bait 3D&qu…

Kevin Williamson talks Scream 4

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Moviehole has the latest on the horror thrillogy that just won't die. Kevin Williamson talks a little Scream 4 business...Kevin Williamson’s kept his “Scream 4” script, er, pretty close to his chest but he’s at least shed some light on what we can expect in the recently-announced third sequel to the Wes Craven hit.

Williamson, still writing the script, tells MTV, "It's going good…I’ve gotta finish that baby."

As for the plot, he’s tight-lipped but will say, “The fourth one is an ensemble...It'll take place right now, 10 years later, and it's going to take place in [Sidney Prescott's hometown of] Woodsboro. We'll have our three main characters, and we'll be introducing several more."

(I'd originally heard that the new film would fix solely on Gale and Dewey trying to protect their 'newborn' from Ghostface - who, for some particular reason, wanted the tot's head on a rattle; Not sure if that's still the storyline Williamson…

Big Roger Rabbit II news

Courtesy of AICN and MTV...Movie Trailers - Movies Blog
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