Saturday, January 31, 2009

Video: Bill Hicks Remembered On Letterman & Cut Routine Finally Shown

 
Below is the notorious Bill Hicks routine controversially dropped from the David Letterman show that finally aired on the programme 15 years after the legendary comedians death.

Mary Hicks, Bill's mother appeared on David Letterman’s show to mark the 15th anniversary of her son’s death, in a segment included Bill's Mother introducing the footage of the dropped performance. The original master recordings were believed to be destroyed, but a copy was sent to Mary Hicks, which has never been broadcast or shown before.

Letterman apologised to Bill's mother for dropping the performance.

Hicks was left aggrieved and outraged till the end, at what he saw as Letterman’s betrayal in dropping the routine from his show.

In what would have been his 12th appearance on the show, Hicks tackled Christianity, politics and the anti-abortion movement, including the line: ‘If you’re so pro-life, do me a favour: don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.’

At the end of the show Letterman acknowledged the controversial nature of the routine, saying: ‘Bill, enjoy answering your mail for the next few weeks.’

Producers later told Hicks that the segment would be dropped from that night’s broadcast, saying that the network’s broadcasting standards watchdogs felt it was unsuitable for their viewers. However, it later transpired it had been the Letterman producers – not CBS – who insisted on the cut. And among the adverts aired during the show following the one in which Hicks had been due to appear was one for a pro-life moment.

Hicks expressed his feelings of betrayal in a handwritten, 39-page letter to John Lahr of The New York, in which he added that he his requests for a tape of his performance had been ignored.

Less than five months later, Hicks was died at the age of 32 from pancreatic cancer.


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Make sure you check out video below too:

Bill Hicks : Revelations

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra TV Spot




'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' TV Spot


For HD click here!

Friday, January 30, 2009

'Watchmen' Picture Blitz











X-Men Origins: Wolverine Poster

Robert Rodriguez Will Be Busy

Robert Rodriguez according to Bloody Disgusting is developing a third instalment in the Predator franchise for Twentieth Century Fox.

Plot details have not been released but it is thought that the movie could introduce more than one predator.

No writer or director have been hired yet and it is not known whether Rodriguez will produce the film himself. Rodriguez was rumoured to be attached to a Predator sequel before and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was set to star as the lead but plans where scuppered due to Rodriguez leaving the DGA and Fox opting for an Alien Vs. Predator film.

As we mentioned before Rodriguez is planning a Machete trilogy, Bloody Disgusting are also reporting that The Weinstein Company want to fast track the first movie in the series and make it top priority!

Fangoria also have linked Rodriguez to an upcoming film called 'NERVERACKER'.
NERVERACKER, for which no story or any other details have yet come to light, marks Rodriguez’s fourth genre outing for Dimension after FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE FACULTY and GRINDHOUSE/PLANET TERROR, and is currently set to open April 16, 2010. Casting, never mind shooting, hasn’t yet begun on either film, so we’ll see if those dates hold; keep your eyes here for more news as it comes in.

The Many Faces Of Bill Murray


From nakatomiinc.com

Puss In Boots Goes It Alone

Well looks like Puss is leaving the big green guy and the talking ass behind him, and heading onwards in to his own spin off movie. According to THR, TV scribe Tom Wheeler has been hired to write the "Shrek" spinoff Puss in Boots for DreamWorks Animation, a stand-alone feature foray for the feline voiced by Antonio Banderas.

First Look At Cobra Commander And Others From Gi Joe

This is supposedly Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander?




Hope They Call It 'Action Force' For Ireland & UK

Hellboy 3 News

Guillermo Del Toro revealed to MTV that he has not ruled out doing another Hellboy film, but it will be a bit of wait saying to MTV:
“We’re three, four years away from anything happening—so I don’t think anyone is, you know, in a big hurry,”
Del Toro seems to be pretty busy with the Hobbit but its good to hear he is still interested in doing a 3rd outing for old big red. But in the meantime their are rumblings of a B.P.R.D. spin-off project.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

State Of Play One Sheet

Pop Pop Says Michael Cera Will Appear In Arrested Development Movie

Michael Cera will do the 'Arrested Development' movie, according to 'Pop Pop' Jeffrey Tambor who said at a recent Upright Citizens Brigade L.A. performance of 'Word Girl'.
“If I have to call him up and say, ‘Get on set right now, young man,’ he’ll be there”,“The movie is going to happen this year, and Michael Cera is on board. Trust me.”

Bill Hicks Axed Letterman Routine To Be Finally Shown

 
The notorious Bill Hicks routine controversially dropped from the David Letterman show will finally be aired on the programme 15 years after the legendary comedians death.

Mary Hicks, Bill's mother appeared on David Letterman’s show on Monday to tape an interview to mark the 15th anniversary of her son’s death, in a segment that set to include Bill's Mother introducing the footage of the dropped performance. The original master recordings were destroyed, but only after one copy was sent to Mary Hicks, which has never been broadcast or shown before. The segment will broadcast tomorrow in the US

Hicks was left aggrieved and outraged till the end, at what he saw as Letterman’s betrayal in dropping the routine from his show.

In what would have been his 12th appearance on the show, Hicks tackled Christianity, politics and the anti-abortion movement, including the line: ‘If you’re so pro-life, do me a favour: don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.’

At the end of the show Letterman acknowledged the controversial nature of the routine, saying: saying, ‘Bill, enjoy answering your mail for the next few weeks.’

Producers later told Hicks that the segment would be dropped from that night’s broadcast, saying that the network’s broadcasting standards watchdogs felt it was unsuitable for their viewers. However, it later transpired it had been the Letterman producers – not CBS – who insisted on the cut. And among the adverts aired during the show following the one in which Hicks had been due to appear was one for a pro-life moment.

Hicks expressed his feelings of betrayal in a handwritten, 39-page letter to John Lahr of The New Yorker, in which he added that he his requests for a tape of his performance had been ignored.

Less than five months later, Hicks was died at the age of 32 from pancreatic cancer.

Bill's Last Ever Stand-up Gig, Performing The Same Material As He Did On Letterman

Fox To Take Over Narnia Franchise

'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader', the third instalment of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' franchise will be developed by Twentieth Century Fox alongside Walden Media.

Walt Disney Pictures, which produced the first two films, pulled out of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader last month, citing budgetary reasons.

Fox will reportedly share the production costs, which are thought to be around $140 million, with Walden Media.

Richard LaGravenese has taken on script duties and director Michael Apted will helm the project. Andrew Adamson and Mark Johnson will take on producing duties.

The studio is likely to greenlight the project after budgetary and script concerns are settled.

Production is scheduled to begin in Australia this summer, with a slated holiday 2010 release date.

Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley will reprise their roles, with Son Of Rambow star Will Poulter joining the cast as Eustace Clarence Scrubb.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Y2J Lays The Smackdown On The Ram


Final Watchmen Poster


First Look: Rhys Ifans As Howard Marks In 'Mr. Nice'

The Green Hornet Is Still A Go

CHUD got an email from Seth Rogen regarding the recent stories of Sony Studios loosing interest in the film.
"[The studio heads] have every intention on making it, and assuming we're able to hire a new director in the upcoming weeks, which seems like a distinct possibilty [sic], it should still hit the release date."
AICN are insisting too that sources in Chow's camp that Stephen Chow is still set to play Kato, and that his departure was directorial only.

The A-Team Assembles

Fox Studios has hired a crack commando unit to bring The A-Team to the big screen, Joe Carnahan has replaced John Singleton to direct, Ridley Scott will be a producer, with Tony Scott exec producing through their Scott Free banner according to Variety.

Also producing are Jules Daly and Stephen J. Cannell, the latter of whom created the original TV series.

Carnahan will team with Brian Bloom to polish a script by Skip Woods ("G.I. Joe"). The intention is to start production by June for a June 11, 2010, release.

The A-Team (Sort Of)


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Neil Jordan To Adapt Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'

Neil Gaiman announced this morning on The Today Show that Irish direcor Neil Jordan will write and direct the live action adaptation of his award winning novel, The Graveyard Book.

Gaiman was announced yesterday as the 2009 Newbery Medal winner for "The Graveyard Book," published by Harper Collins and illustrated by his longtime collaborator Dave McKean.

'The Damned United' Trailer

'Red Dwarf' Earth Bound For New Special

Episode details have been released about the upcoming Red Dwarf special.

The two part special will air on digital channel Dave and is to be screened over the Easter weekend, and the plot, written by the series’s co-creator Doug Naylor will have the crew finally return to Earth.

Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn have all signed up to return as Rimmer Lister, The Cat and Kryten.

Filming will begin on the new episode on February 16.

The special will be part of A Red Dwarf weekend which will also feature a ‘making-of’ documentary and Red Dwarf: Unplugged, a ‘no holds barred’ episode with no sets, no effects - and no autocue.

Robert Llewellyn Gives Some Info On Upcoming Red Dwarf

Stan Lee Sued For $750m

The BBC is reporting that Stan Lee is facing legal action from shareholders of a company over film and book profits they claim amount to $750m (£528m).
Marvel, the force behind The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men, is also accused of violating copyright, which the company says was transferred to it in 1998.

Marvel has said the legal papers, which were filed in New York, are filled with "ridiculous claims".

In 2005, Lee won a case with Marvel over profits earned on his creations.

The company whose shareholders are taking legal action against Lee is Stan Lee Media Inc, which he founded in the 1990s, but went bankrupt in 2001.

The organisation re-emerged in 2006, and a year later Lee, now 86, sued it on a number of grounds, including cybersquatting and copyright infringement.

The firm went on to take action against Marvel in a claim over ownership rights to a string of comic book superheroes, which it said Lee had signed away.

The company's laywer, Martin Garbus, said he suspects that Lee entered into an agreement that prevented them from gaining profits from films and merchandise.

"That money should have gone to the corporation," he said.

Lee's legal representative, Mark Williams, said: "We look forward to a positive resolution for Stan Lee and his family."

In recent years, Marvel characters have spawned a number of blockbusting movies, including The X-Men series.

Spider-Man's three cinematic outings, starring Tobey Maguire, made in excess of $1bn (£702m).

First Look: Christian Bale In Public Enemies


Monday, January 26, 2009

Daniel Craig & Jamie Bell Cast in Tintin

Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell will appear in the upcoming Tintin movie, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today the start of principal photography on the 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn' and in it the cast is revealed. Bell will play Tintin and Craig will play bad guy Red Rackham, Andy Serkis is playing Captain Haddock, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are playing Thomson and Thompson.
Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced the start of principal production in Los Angeles on the 3D Motion Capture Film "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot," "Defiance") as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig ("Quantum of Solace," "Defiance") as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

"The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn," from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, is produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name "Herge" and is due for release in 2011. Executive producers are Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry and Ken Kamins. Paramount Pictures will release domestically and in all English speaking territories and Asia, excluding India. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute the film in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India and the remainder of the world.

The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.

Eighty years ago, Herge introduced the world to a unique cast of characters who have been embraced by readers of all ages. The Adventures of Tintin - a series of 24 books, the final unfinished adventure was published after Herge's - death became Herge's life's work. The first adventure was published in 1929. Over 200 million copies have been sold worldwide. The popular series has been translated into 70 languages and still attracts thousands of new fans each year.

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will bring Herge's stories to life employing state-of-the-art performance capture technology developed by Jackson's Weta Digital.

3rd Batman Film To Hit Screen in 2011, Already In Development?

Producer Michael Uslan has told the Courier Post in a new interview that a sequel to The Dark Knight could be in cinemas sometime in 2011 and that the film is already in development.
Uslan will be onboard as executive producer for the "Dark Knight" sequel, which he estimates will be theaters by 2011. As for the identity of the next round of Batman's supervillains and love interests, Uslan remains tight-lipped. "It's one of those deals where if I told you, I'd have to kill you," he says with a chuckle.

Randy The Ram Could Be Heading To Wrestlemania

While talking to Access Hollywood last night's SAG award's, Mickey Rourke hinted at a possible appearance at Wrestlemania 25 DS has reported, he had this to say:
"The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it," he said. "I said, ‘I want to.’ I’m talking with [WWE legend] Rowdy Roddy Piper about it.

"Chris Jericho, you better get in shape... Because I’m coming after your ass!"

"The nicest thing has been the whole wrestling community embracing us. The movie was about their world."
Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler

Flight Of The Conchords Goodness

Season 2 Trailer


Sugar Lumps


You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute


Max And Mary Trailer


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Is The Green Hornet Dead Again?

According to hitfix.com there is some worrying news that Seth Rogen's take on "The Green Hornet" is dead. The loss of Stephen Chow from the project as director seems to have damaged the films future, a number of unnamed sources have stated that Sony has lost interest in the project, Drew says:
Ever since Stephen Chow started to waffle about his participation in the film, I've been hearing rumors that there were major hesitations at Sony. Then at Sundance, I heard several people say that the film was off completely. I spoke this afternoon with a source close to the film, and while they didn't call it completely dead, they did say it is "highly unlikely" that the film will shoot in 2009 at all.
Well until something official is released its hard to say whats going down, and with Seth Rogen been such a big name at the moment and the proposed release date being June 25, 2010. There is more than enough time to reach a compromise with Chow to return or to find a suitable replacement.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yatterman Trailer


Mike Mignola Joins The Hobbit

Guillermo del Toro has told MTV that “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola will be coming aboard for early visualization. Mike has prevouly worked with Guillermo on both "Hellboy" films and done some artwork for “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Guillermo del Toro said:
“We are sketching and designing with Weta’s John Howe, and [Adam Lee],” del Toro offered. “Mike Mignola is coming soon. He’s going to do a stint on the design team.”

Jonathan Nolan Speaks About The Dark Knight Oscar Snub


Jonathan Nolan contacted darkcampaign.com about the Oscar snub of The Dark Knight here's what he told the site:
hey — not sure who to address this to as it looks like a collective effort, but I just wanted to pass along my thanks.

It’s truly humbling that you guys would take the time and effort to try to get the film recognized. I, like you, was disappointed that Chris didn’t get some recognition this morning, but for Heath and so many of the people who worked so hard on this thing to get nominated is thrilling.

Any nominations for a comic book movie is a thing of beauty no matter how you slice it, and that takes the sting out a bit. Besides, I’ve been to the big show before, and, like any of these things, it’s a little disappointing. Did you know it’s not even an open bar once the show starts? At least this time I would have remembered to bring a little cash so I could buy myself a drink after losing.

The best part of this experience is seeing other people getting passionate about the film the way that we did. It has been a truly incredible experience. So thank you again.

best,

jonah nolan

Sam Jackson On Nick Fury




Will Jackson return to reprise his role as Nick Fury? Well only Marvel have the answer for that one, but if Sam Jackson does leave we at Flicks News have the perfect replacement to wear the eye patch:


Jeffrey Wright