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'Hunchback Of Notre Dame' In Production

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Josh Brolin is currently developing a live-action adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which will actually be based off of the novel, Notre Dame de Paris, and not the Disney movie.Josh Brolin is developing a "Hunchback of Notre Dame" project at Warner Bros., with the thesp starring and producing through his Brolin Productions shingle.

The scripting team of Kieran and Michele Mulroney are on board to pen "Hunchback," based on an idea developed by Brolin. Project's being developed as a possible directing vehicle for Tim Burton, who's not yet formally atttached.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, other than being based on the Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" about Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.

The Mulroneys penned Warner's sequel "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows," due out in December.

Brolin's currently seen in "True Grit" and has been shoot…

Warner Soon To Announce 'The Lost Boys 4'

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Call me crazy, but I am actually excited for the possibility of The Lost Boys 4. And not only that, but a TV series too! The third film, The Thirst, was actually a very entertaining flick. So the idea of a fourth is exciting as well.We're being told that Warner Premiere is coming incredibly close to officially announcing a fourth Lost Boys film that would once again bring Corey Feldman back as the infamous Edgar Frog.

We've also confirmed that a TV series is also in the works, although there's no timeline for a potential pilot presentation.

In 2008 Warner Premiere delivered Lost Boys: The Tribe, the direct-to-disc sequel to the classic 1987 vampire film that was met with harsh criticism. The 2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst was actually pretty entertaining and put the Frog brothers at the forefront of the action.Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting for the scoop.

'Star Trek 2' Greenlit Without A Script

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Some interesting news in the Trekkie world today, a sequel to Star Trek has has already begin greenlit. So what's the big deal? A script hasn't even been submitted yet...A source close to the production has told us that while execs at Paramount have not yet seen the script
for Star Trek 2, they are already willing to spend money on pre-production offices for the sequel to the highly successful first film.

A few days ago TrekMovie reported a comment made by Simon Pegg (who played Scotty in the first film) on Twitter:

“I was making a comment about the industry yesterday not Star Trek. Word on the bridge is the new script is AMAZEBALLS and I cannot wait!!!!!”
Perhaps Pegg heard the reaction to the story pitch made to the studio.

While the studio has not yet read the script (which isn’t quite finished yet, but is oh-so-very-close to being done), they have been pitched the entire proposed story for Star Trek 2 and the word is that yes, they really liked it. Understandably, they …

'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel In The Works!

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Finally! A real sequel to Dumb & Dumber -- and I'm not talking about that other film (Dumb & Dumberer). It seems a legit sequel is in the cards that looks to reunite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as Harry and Lloyd. Hmm...maybe this means Carrey would be keen to a reprising The Mask somewhere down the line; one can only hope.Speaking to Bob Farrelly at the “Hall Pass” junket in Sydney this morning, the filmmaker – one half of the veteran comedy duo known for their ridiculously over-the-top laffers, “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin” – let slip that he and his brother Peter are currently developing their first sequel.

“[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that – lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel – and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two d…

Jon Chu Set To Direct 'G.I. Joe 2'

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A director for the G.I. Joe sequel has been chosen. And the winner is...Jon Chu. Yes, the guy who put together the director's cut of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. So, um, yeah...I'm told that Paramount Pictures has chosen Jon M. Chu to direct G.I. Joe 2, the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Chu just made the studio a pile of dough with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The competition came down to Chu and Gary Gray. Production will begin in the fall. Chu is repped by WME and Principato Young. I'm told they are working out his deal, but that he's been told he is the choice. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. The next task will be to figure out which cast members are returning. I've heard the studio is starting with Channing Tatum, and trying to work out a deal for him to reprise.Thanks to Deadline for the scoop.

'Arrested Development' Movie Inching Closer

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David Cross seems a little pessimistic about the potential of an Arrested Development movie.An "Arrested Development" movie may be a priority in the eyes of former exec producer Ron Howard and creator Mitch Hurwitz, but David Cross doesn't sound confident that that's enough to make it happen.

Cross thinks the film's premise sounds "awesome" and knows that many of his former castmates want to get the cameras rolling, but as of Saturday night at the Independent Spirit Awards, he didn't expect to be playing Tobias F√ľnke again anytime soon.

"I'll believe it when I see it," Cross told MTV News.

Howard and company have been discussing the possibility of putting the Fox comedy on the big screen for years, but every time a wave of optimism starts gaining steam, someone comes out to express doubt. This time around, that person is Cross, and it will likely take more than a phone call from Hurwitz or Michael Cera's positive attitude to convi…

'The Hangover 2' Trailer Is Here

Feast your eyes on the trailer for The Hangover 2...Thanks to Moviehole.

Excellent 'Scream 4' FAN Poster

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This is by far one of the greatest fan posters I have ever seen...ever...Click the poster for a super hi-res copy. Kudos to the creator, PL Boucher (Google themadbutcher for more).

'Wolverine vs. The Hand' Fanfilm Wows

Color me impressed. Fanfilms have been evolving ever since the first went in front of the lens (whenever that was). Is Gary Shore's fanfilm Wolverine vs. The Hand a possible glimpse at what Darren Aronofsky will deliver with his take, The Wolverine?Wolverine Vs The Hand from Gary Shore on Vimeo.Again, just wow.Thanks to MTV for pointing the video out to us.

How 'Prometheus' Is Connected To 'Alien'

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So Ridley Scott's next film was originally supposed to be a prequel to Alien, but as pre-production evolved, the film sort of took its own identity, being retitled Prometheus and even garnering some cast members and vague plot details. However, the film and still be set in the Alien universe and may, in fact, be a prequel...Is there anyone in Hollywood who can tell me what the f*ck is going on with Ridley Scott’s next film?

So, remember when Ridley Scott was going to make an “Alien” Prequel? And then in January, an interview with Scott referred to the film as having evolved into its own “grand mythology and universe,” and had been renamed “Prometheus”. It was then announced that Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) would be starring as one of five main characters in the film.

Scott acknowledged that “Prometheus” still had strong roots in the “Alien”, noting it as being a ‘jumping-off point’, leaving the film’s function as a story set in the Alien universe or an entirel…

'Hellraiser' A Remake In Name Only

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It appears that Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer's Hellraiser remake will be a remake in name only. Though the duo are rebooting the franchise, it is said that this installment will be a whole new story. Good for them.At the time of this writing, Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer are in the middle of scripting Hellraiser for Dimension Films. To use the word "remake" to describe the project seems a bit wrong, as it appears the duo are crafting more of a "reboot."

"We're keeping it within the world of the box. What the box is and what the box does," Lussier told Shock Till You Drop today during a Drive Angry-related interview. Farmer interjected, "Clive's film is very personal. That's a difficult story for us to come in and re-tell."

"To go in and tell the story of Frank and the family wouldn't be right," added Lussier. "What we went in to pitch with at Dimension was to come at it from a different angle, but go i…

Ghostface Takes A Break In 'Scream 4'

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R.J. Torbert of Fun World just posted a candid shot of Dan Farwell (Ghostface stuntman) taking a well-deserved break in between takes for a scene in Scream 4 via Twitter. Thanks to Wes Craven for taking such a cool picture!

'Twilight' Cast Gathers For 'Breaking Dawn'

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have landed in Vancouver, Canada, preparing to film the final chapters of the The Twilight Saga, Break Dawn Part 1 & 2.The vampires are back in Vancouver.

The cast of Twilight is converging on the Canadian city, this time to film the Breaking Dawn films, with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arriving together on Monday.

The two stars flew in on the same private jet, but headed to the Sheraton Wall Center Hotel in separate cars after clearing customs.

Stewart, 20, ran to her SUV with her head covered, while Pattinson, 24, walked out calm and collected.

Three other cast members arrived Sunday night on the same flight – Mia Maestro, who plays the vampire Carmen; Myanna Buring, who plays Tanya; and Mackenzie Foy, the 10-year-old newcomer who plays the daughter of Edward and Bella Cullen.

More arrivals are expected as the week goes on. Thanks to People.

Kevin Costner To Join 'Superman' Reboot

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Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner is reportedly being courted for a role in the next Superman film.

Deadline claims "there is heightened interest in Kevin Costner for a key role in the Superman reboot that is being directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures."

The site doesn't know which role Costner might be up for, so let's engage in some pure fanboy speculation. Could the Dances With Wolves and JFK star play Pa Kent? Perhaps Jor-El? Daily Planet editor Perry White? Or maybe a villain? The President of the United States?

UPDATED:Latino Review says it's confirmed that Costner will play Superman's adopted dad, Jonathan Kent, in the reboot.

Don't Count It Out, 'Glee' The Movie

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This should come as no surprise. It appears that a Glee movie may be just beyond the horizon. Here's what the Hollywood Insider had to report...In news that sure excited me sister when I texted her this evening, seems I’ve a mutual friend of one of the Glee cast members (Reminding her of my permanent uncoolness I had to ask her about who this person actually played on the show and what’s been happening to the character this season).

The actor and myself were both at the same birthday party in Santa Clarita tonight. We were briefly introduced; he/she spoke about their work, I spoke about mine (I write for a series - one not nearly as big as Glee, sadly). It was all very quick but pleasant.

Oh, and my friend was given a Daiwa Saltist Spin 6500H Fishing Reel! (Okay, so I see you’re not interested in that). He liked it, anyway.

Interestingly, but not necessarily surprising (since it’s usually the way things are done), this person told me that Glee might be headed to the big screen……

MGM Plans 'Poltergeist 4'

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Finally, some horror fan's dreams may come true...rather than remaking 1982's Poltergeist, MGM has decided to go the sequel route instead. So expect a Poltergeist 4 in the near future!Have MGM come to their senses and decided to do a sequel – rather than reboot – to one of the greatest horror movies ever made, 1982′s “Poltergeist”!?
It would seem so! At least that’s the story to be found within a Variety article that notes some of the franchises that the studio are dusting off.

You’ll recall a few years back that a fourth “Poltergeist” movie was briefly on the cards (and our own Clint wrote the first draft for that film, “Poltergeist : Kayeri”, fixing on a postponed battle between a “broken Stephen Freeling and the spites that tore his family apart”) but the idea to continue following the characters from the original was abandoned in favour of straight up remaking the Tobe Hooper classic. Nobody much wanted to see that. Whatever the case, the remake script was penned by Juli…

Review: 'Black Swan'

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Our buddy Chris chimes in with a video review of Black Swan...

New 'Scream 4' Poster Is Revealed

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The newest poster for Scream 4 has been revealed and this thing is slick...and sharp. It has a great homage feel to it that reminds me of the poster for John Carpenter's Halloween...

New 'Spider-Man' Image & Title

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The new Spider reboot has a new image and a new title...The Amazing Spider-Man -- yes, that's the original title for Spider-Man 2...and fitting! Thanks to Joey Wolfe for the heads up!

Andrew Divoff In 'Night Of The Living Dead 3D: Resurrection'

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Just a little info on Night of the Living Dead 3D: Resurrection...Dimensional Dead Productions have tapped Andrew Divoff (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Wishmaster) as the lead in their Night of the Living Dead 3D sequel, Night of the Living Dead 3D : Resurrection.

In this 3D prequel to the 2006 cult hit, pyrophobic mortician, Gerald Tovar (Divoff), Jr. inherits the family mortuary and accidentally lets hundreds of uncremated bodies become exposed to toxic medical waste. As the corpses re-animate, Harold Tovar, the mortician’s inheritance-seeking younger brother expectantly shows up, stumbling upon a full outbreak of the walking dead.Thanks to What's Playing.

'X-Men: First Class' Trailer Emerges

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The trailer for the prequel X-Men: First Class has debuted...and here it is...Thanks to "xmenmovies" on YouTube for the trailer.

Lindsay Lohan In 'Superman' Reboot?

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In a strange and twist, Lindsay Lohan may be up for a role in Zack Snyder's new Superman reboot. Hmm...Sources close to LiLo tell TMZ ... Lindsay's people have had multiple phone conversations within the last few weeks with the people behind the new "Superman" reboot. We're told Lindsay is up for a role in the flick -- and while it isn't Lois Lane, we hear it would be a "major character."

We're told Lindsay is supposed to meet personally with the "Superman" people soon -- but she might be a little busy with that felony grand theft charge thing.

According to our sources, Lindsay is "dying to show people again how talented she is" and is worried this latest run-in with the law (for which she maintains she's innocent) could ruin her shot at the movie.

Apparently that necklace she's accused of stealing is made out of kryptonite.

Reps for Warner Bros had no comment.Thanks to TMZ.

Tony Todd Talks 'Candyman' Remake

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Tony recently spoke to the good guys over at the Rabbit In Red Radio and dished a little Candyman remake chatter...Thanks to HorrorBid.

Liam Neeson Talks 'Hangover 2', 'Taken 2'

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Liam Neeson has been a little chatty lately -- talking about The Hangover Part 2 and the possible Taken 2...LOS ANGELES, Calif. --

Liam Neeson says fans should expect something “crazy” from his cameo in the upcoming sequel to “The Hangover.”

“Bradley [Cooper’s] a pal. I was sitting at home one night and I got a text from him, ‘Do you want to be in ‘The Hangover 2’?’ And, I’d had a couple of glasses of wine, kids were in bed, I texted back, ‘Yeah, when?’” Liam told Access Hollywood over the weekend at the junket for his current movie, “Unknown.”

The actor revealed that audiences will see his body covered in ink – something which took around two-and-a-half hours to apply – during the cameo.

“I came to LA for a day and did it. I did a scene, which is supposed to be in a tattoo parlor in Thailand,” he explained. “I’m the tattoo artist, covered in tattoos, ‘Ireland forever’… Shamrocks and all that sh**.”

Adding, “Its crazy stuff! I think it will be good.”

The Irish actor also revealed pla…

Sonya Returns For 'Mortal Kombat'

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Veteran sci-fi actress Jeri Ryan posted on her Twitter today that she's officially going to be in the new Mortal Kombat mini-series, reprising her role as Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat Rebirth."JeriLRyan (Jeri Ryan)
Heading to the farmer's market with the hubs & my girl. Then this evening I head to Vancouver to shoot Mortal Kombat! (NOW it's official)"
Like a victim of Sonya's classic "kiss of death", the long awaited Mortal Kombat 3 film bit the dust and never got off the ground. For fans this mini-series is a godsend. Ryan will also soon be seen in ABC's new midseason series Body of Proof.

TV: 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior'

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I'll change things up a bit with a little news from the magical land of TV. The new Criminal Minds spinoff Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior will debut its pilot immediately following the original Minds on February 16 at 10 PM EST. Myself being a huge fan of the series, I'm interested in this, too...

First 'Captain America' Teaser Poster

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The new teaser poster for The First Avenger: Captain America has been released...

Ursa Confirmed For 'Man Of Steel'

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One of the female leads for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel has been confirmed as the villainess Ursa...It's not a bird, it's not a plane, but it's a Superman scoop you want to read about.

Most recently the powers that be, aka the producers, of Zack Synder's take on Superman released to the trades the names of three actresses who are in contention to play a character who is "undisclosed" for the time being.

Auditioning are British actress Alice Eve, German actress Diane Kruger and British actress Rosamund Pike. The trades also stated that these three are not vying for the part of Lois Lane.

There are many are speculating that Lois Lane will not be in the film, but as a buddy of mine recently said, "Superman without Lois Lane is like having Batman without Alfred."

While bloggers and fans have been scratching their heads trying to figure out which character Synder has them coming out for, LatinoReview has been alerted by a most trusted reliable sourc…

'Scream 3' 11th Anniversary

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In honor of the upcoming April 15 release of Scream 4, we are going to look back at the release of Scream 3...11 years ago today...and to do so, here's the alternate ending...

'21 Jump Street' Movie Buzz

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Want to know the full skinny and status of the 21 Jump Street movie? Read on...Like Keanu in Glenn Plummer’s car, I’ve been keeping tabs and traces and tailing everything “21 Jump Street” the movie since it ‘took off’.

I’m a fan, I guess you’d say. It’s still, I’m a little embarrassed to say, a late-night guilty pleasure.

When Sony announced the film version I was – particularly so because of young funnyman Jonah Hill’s involvement – as skeptical as I was intrigued. Would the film be an out-and-out spoof a’la Betty Thomas’ “Brady Bunch Movie”? Or would it be nipple-wart serious offering like TV shows cum films “S.W.A.T”, “The Fugitive” or “Mission : Impossible”? In many ways, they can’t make that movie – not with “21 Jump Street”, if only because they’d be robbing themselves of some severely sensational comedic opportunities. Instead, what we’re going to get isn’t unlike Joe Carnahan’s “A-Team” movie – a very witty, action-packed movie that should make for an entertaining popcorner …

'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Clip

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This clip is set to debut during the Super Bowl, but you can check it out here...

Warner Bros. To Reboot 'Fletch' Franchise

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Normally, when it comes to reboots/remakes, I groan when another one is announced. Not so much this time. Although, it doesn't get any better than Chevy Chase in his prime. My only question: Who in the hell is going to fill those shoes?Warner Bros. is looking to bring investigating reporter Fletch back to the big screen.

The studio has pre-emptively picked up the movie rights to the Gregory McDonald mystery novels featuring the character for an adaptation to be produced by Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar as well as David List, the manager of McDonald’s estate.

No writer or director is board, but Warners and the producers are aiming for a reimagining, not a remake, and hope to make an smart action comedy that plays out on a bigger canvas than the previous movies.

The 11 mystery books, the first of which was published in 1974, center on a reporter named I.M. Fletcher who juggles writing exposes while avoiding headaches caused by his two ex-wives. (Kinda like th…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Now this is interesting. Soon after Heath Ledger's early departure, I asked myself who could fill in as the Joker is a later sequel, if they decided to reprise the character. Interestingly enough, I though Gordon-Levitt would be PERFECT. But, is that who he is playing?EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to reunite with his Inception director Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises for Warner Bros. I'm not sure what role he'll play, but I'm told that he will be in the movie when Nolan starts production this spring. Gordon-Levitt will be done shooting the Rian Johnson-directed Looper with Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt by then. Gordon-Levitt has the indie Hesher coming out this spring, as well as Live With It, the Jonathan Levine-directed pic about a 27-year old who tries to overcome a cancer diagnosis. CAA-repped Gordon-Levitt established himself with indie films like Brick, the underrated Scott Frank-directed The Lookout, and the Marc Webb-directed (500) …