Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dexter: Early Cuts Series 2 - Dark Echo (Animated Prequel To Season 1)

Dexter Early Cuts Dark Echo is a six part web series that reveals more of Dexter’s backstory from last year’s 12-part series, Dexter Early Cuts.

Dexter Morgan is challenged by a copy-cat killer who does not follow any sort of code. The story opens immediately after his father Harry's death, with Dexter in his early twenties and his sister Debra is still in high school. Dexter is enrolled in medical school where he's studying anatomy to improve his "craft." During a routine kill, Dexter realizes that another student has been spying on him and knows that he is a serial killer. He confronts the student after he begins to commit murders in Dexter's style and the two clash over the ethics of their situations. Dexter's faceoff with his 'Dark Echo' represents the first time his code is tested since his father's death, and the incident helps reinforce the importance of Harry Morgan's code.

Making Dark Echo

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Armando Iannucci Gets A HBO Pilot

HBO has ordered a political comedy pilot titled 'Veep' from satirist Armando Iannucci creator of 'The Thick of It' & 'In The Loop', with Seinfeld veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus in talks to star.

Veep follows a female senator who becomes vice president of the United States and finds the job is "nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about."

Iannucci will write (along with Simon Blackwell), direct and executive produce (along with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich).

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trailer For 'London Boulevard'

Trailer for William Monahan directorial debut 'London Boulevard,' starring Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ray Winstone and Stephen Graham.

Based on a novel by Ken Bruen it tells the tale of a reclusive movie star, who hides out from the world in a Holland Park mansion, hires a London criminal recently released from prison to be her bodyguard and handyman.

Princess Will Return In A 'The Loved Ones' Prequel

Sean Byrne director of 'The Loved Ones' may be bringing back the new horror icon Princess(Robin McLeavy) for another night out in the form of a prequel, saying in a interview:
"[the next film] lends itself more to a prequel. I’ve actually got 12 pages of back-story so… watch this space."
'The Loved Ones' tells the story of Brent (Xavier Samuel) who has never recovered from the night of the car crash that killed his father; the crash that he was responsible for. His only solace is his loving girlfriend Holly (Victoria Thaine).

But there’s another girl who yearns to comfort Brent, the quietest girl in school LOLA (Robin McLeavy), and when he turns down her invitation to the prom he enters a nightmare beyond imagining.

Hours before the dance, Brent is abducted and taken to Lola’s home by her demented Daddy (John Brumpton) who’s determined to make his princess' dream come true.

Now imprisoned in Lola’s home Brent discovers that her feelings for him aren’t the only thing she’s been keeping a secret, and that he must summon every ounce of will he possesses if he is to survive and prevent Lola and her father from extending her revenge to those he loves most.

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge - Trailer

Here is your first look at Alan Partridge's brand new series Mid Morning Matters, a new online series, made up of a dozen 11-minute episodes, all co-written by the show's original creators Armando Iannucci & Steve Coogan.

The new episodes will appear on from November 5.

Updated: Official Opening Credits To AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

Here are the official opening credits to the AMC TV series 'The Walking Dead.'

Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse. Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, AMC’s new original series, The Walking Dead, premieres with a 90-minute episode on Halloween night: Oct. 31 at 10/9c in the states while for us across the pond FX UK will premiere 'The The Walking Dead' on Friday 5th of November at 10pm advert free.

Update: Andrew Lincoln Talks About What Influanced His Perfomace As Rick In 'The Walking Dead':

Mark Ruffalo Talks 'Hulk'

Mark Ruffalo has given a few hints at how he will approach playing the Hulk in Joss Whedon's Marvel ensemble 'The Avengers,' he hopes to make Bruce Banner a more "charming, accessible" character than the previous incarnations full interview is below:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

M:I4 Titled 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol'

Director Brad Bird revealed at a press conference earlier that the fourth Mission: Impossible film will be titled 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.' Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, producers Jeffrey Chernov & Bryan Burke joined the director at conference in Dubai.

The production for the sequel has now moved to the United Arab Emirates after wrapping up in Prague. Burke said "we will be shooting in the building you are all sitting in right now," referring to Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower at 2,717 feet, where the news conference was held.

"I'll be spending many days, many hours on the side of this building, I can't give you details, but I will be up there." said Cruise.

Captain America: The First Avenger: First Look At Chris Evans As Cap & Hugo Weaving As Red Skull

Here is the first official look at Chris Evans as Steve Rogers alias Captain America in Joe Johnston 'First Avenger: Captain America.' Evans graces the cover of the new issue Entertainment Weekly, here are some quotes from the EW article:
"At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, 'If the movie bombs, I'm f—-ed. If the movie hits, I'm f—-ed!'" After declining the part three times, Evans took a meeting with Marvel execs and Johnston and was dazzled by their plans for the movie. He still felt wary about suiting up for Captain America — but then he had an epiphany. "I was just scared," he says. "I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.'" Evans signed a six-picture deal with Marvel to play the character, and he has no regrets: "I can't believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America."

"The interesting thing about this character is that he's an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues," says Johnston. "I saw it as an opportunity to make a superhero movie that felt real, that didn't have to rely on an overabundance of fantasy elements."
Based on the Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program. The military succeeds in transforming him into a human weapon, but quickly decide that their Super Soldier is far too expensive a creation to risk in combat. So, they decide to put him to use as an army celebrity and parade him across Europe to boost morale by performing in USO shows for American troops. He is even given a costume that bear the colors of Old Glory for the stage. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself Rogers must rise up and and become the First Avenger, in order to save his country. Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and he earns his way into the hearts and souls of every American, bringing hope and justice to a war-weary nation. Later, during a mission to Germany to stop his archenemy - The Red Skull, from launching rockets at the allies, Captain America sacrifices himself and winds up frozen in ice for almost six decades! Revived, Steve Rogers now must join forces with new heroes and become an Avenger of the modern age.

It has a July 22 2011 release date.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Harry Hill's Little Internet Show: Episode 2 - Harmonica Tree

In this second episode of Harry Hill's Little Internet Show, Harry is learning to play the mouth organ when James the Axe pops round looking for Adam the Tree.

Third Batman Film Titled 'Dark Knight Rises'

Christopher Nolan has revealed that 'The Dark Knight Rises' will be the title of the next Batman film. The film will be shot using ultra HD IMAX cameras and not in 3D.

Nolan also ruled out the possibility of The Riddler as the antagonist in the upcoming feature.

“It won’t be the Riddler,”

"We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones,".

Nolan is currently in the process of casting the female lead for 'Dark Knight Rises'.

Update: Nolan talked more about his decision not to make The Dark Knight Rises in 3d:

"We want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before in the first two films. There was a large canvas and operatic sweep to The Dark Knight and we want to make a film that will carry on with that look and feel.

"There's an intimacy at times [with the 3D effect] and we didn't want to lose scale... Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun. This is not starting over, this is not rebooting. We're finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what's come before has real value."

Nolan went on to note that the high-definition cameras will potentially allow him to scale new heights of image quality on a cinematic scale, insisting that it will not be necessary to view the picture in IMAX to "see the benefits of the extraordinarily sharp, high-resolution".

Adding: "We're looking to do something technologically that's never been done before. Our ambitions are to make a great movie."

Updated Unions Call Off 'The Hobbit' Boycott

UPDATE: The Hobbit will stay in New Zealand, the government will pay up to US$25 million and make legislative changes negotiated with Warner Bros. Prime Minister also announces a 'long-term strategic partnership' with studio.

'The Hobbit' boycott has been called off, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)have called off their boycott of The Hobbit films today, saying their members can work for the production now. New Line/Warner Bros. and MGM may still move the production out of New Zealand, however.

Full statements are below:
Screen Actors Guild today released the following statement regarding the feature film production The Hobbit:

"Today, our sister union New Zealand Actors Equity issued a statement recommending all international performer unions rescind their member advisories on the feature film production The Hobbit. In light of this recommendation, Screen Actors Guild will be alerting its members that they are now free to accept engagements, under Screen Actors Guild contract terms and conditions, on The Hobbit."

And here is what AFTRA said:


AFTRA Members May Now Accept Work on The Hobbit

NZ Actors Equity today recommended that the international performer unions of FIA withdraw their respective member advisories prohibiting members from accepting employment on the theatrical motion picture The Hobbit.

In light of this advisory and the recommendation from NZ Actors Equity, AFTRA hereby notifies all members that they may now accept employment on The Hobbit, under Screen Actors Guild contract terms and conditions.

We thank you for your show of solidarity with our international brothers and sisters.

Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh released the following statement before the unions came to this decision:

The lifting of the blacklist on The Hobbit does nothing to help the films stay in New Zealand. The damage inflicted on our film industry by NZ Equity/MEAA is long since done.

Next week Warners are coming down to NZ to make arrangements to move the production off-shore. It appears we now cannot make films in our own country - even when substantial financing is available.

The spectacle of NZ Actors' Equity suddenly cancelling their Wellington meeting, because film workers wanted to express to them their concern at losing The Hobbit, exemplifies the pure gutlessness of this small, self-centred group. They don't appear to care about the repercussions of their actions on others, nor are they prepared to take responsibility for decisions made in their name. NZ Equity constantly refer to 'good faith’ discussions but they have never acted in good faith towards our film.

Four weeks ago NZ Equity, represented by the Australian trade union, the MEAA, urged several international actor's unions to gang up on our production in an attempt to bully us into illegal collective bargaining. MEAA's representative, Simon Whipp, admitted in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, that it was his intention to use The Hobbit as a way to 'unionize other productions' in the New Zealand film industry - presumably whether we want it or not. This unilateral decision, made by an off shore union, we assume with Equity's blessing, is the reason why our film industry is now in dire jeopardy.

NZ Equity's unjustified industrial action against The Hobbit has undermined Warner Bro's confidence in New Zealand as a stable employment environment, and they are now, quite rightly, very concerned about the security of their $500m investment. Unfortunately lifting the blacklist does nothing to help the situation. This will be the start of a domino effect, as word of NZ's unstable employment environment, registers with film investors and studios, world-wide.

Nobody denies Equity's right to represent their group of actors, but incredibly, this industrial action was taken without consultation with their own membership. These clumsy, heavy-handed tactics have put at risk the livelihoods of thousands of workers and jeopardized a potential investment of a billion plus dollars into the NZ economy.

Seemingly overnight, NZ Actors’ Equity shredded the reputation of a burgeoning industry, which has been over forty years in the making.

Remarks on television by Helen Kelly of the CTU, demonstrated a total lack of understanding of the film industry. Nothing she had to say about The Hobbit and film financing was remotely factual. Why she has suddenly become the NZ Equity spokesperson is unclear, it appears to be a case of the blind being lead by the even-more-blind.

We will continue the fight to keep the film in NZ, but ultimately this decision belongs to Warner Bro’s. We are however, hugely heartened by the incredible show of support from Wellington actors, technicians and crew. It is a reflection of the terrific pride NZ film workers have in their industry and their very real fear of losing their jobs.
Update: Close Up - The Battle for The Hobbit

Ang Lee Has Cast His Lead In 'Life of Pi'

Ang Lee has cast 17-year-old newcomer Suraj Sharma in the lead role in 'Life of Pi,' a boy who is stranded in a tiny boat for 227 days with a number of zoo animals, including a Bengal tiger, saved from his family's ship before it sinks.

20th Century Fox has slated a holiday release for 'Life Of Pi' on December 14, 2012.

Darren Aronofsky Takes On 'Machine Man' After Wolverine

Not being able to make Robocop, Darren Aronofsky takes on another 'Machine Man' adaptating Max Barry's serialized online story.

'Machine Man' concerns a tech engineer who, tired of going through life average and unnoticed, replaces parts of his body with titanium upgrades of his own design. He then discovers that he isn't the only one with plans for his new body. You can read the whole story for yourself here.

There is no start date yet but expect this to be a post Wolverine project for Aronofsky.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Teaser

Captain Jack Sparrow is (or isn't) looking to recruit a crew to undertake a voyage to find the fabled Fountain of Youth; with substantial dangers along the way including but not limited to zombies, cut-throats, mermaids, the vicious and the vivacious.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Check This...'Outliers: An End of the World Thriller'

'Outliers: An End of the World Thriller' is a science-fiction thriller directed by Lucas Krost from Mondial Creative Labs, a creative filmmaking collective with roots in the DIY indie music scene. Outliers was filmed as part of the 48hrs film project. The film was chosen to be an Official Selection of The 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

'Outliers' tells the story of a young woman who is desperately trying to escape from a city that’s been besieged by a lethal virus.

Check This... is a feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

To view past shorts we showcased click here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor Trailers Featuring Matt Smith

When the Doctor is declared dead, old companions Sarah Jane and Jo Grant meet for the very first time, and join forces to discover the truth. As an interstellar conspiracy gathers around UNIT HQ, Clyde finds that he holds the fate of the Time Lord in his hand – quite literally!

The episode written by Russell T. Davies marks the first time the former Doctor Who showrunner has written for the 11th incarnation of the time lord.


Next Time...

Next Time...Part 2

The Hobbit Cast Announced, Martin Freeman Is Bilbo Baggins

Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. just released the following press release, confirming Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and revealing the cast of actors in the forthcoming film:
Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton have joined the ensemble cast of the The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., and Peter Jackson.
Since The Hobbit films received a green light on October 15, pre-production has been in full swing. Set for release in December, 2012 and December, 2013, we can confirm that Martin Freeman (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz) will play Bilbo Baggins, the hero of the story. Richard Armitage (UK TV's MI-5 and soon to appear in Captain America: The First Avenger) is set to play Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon.

"Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us,” says Peter Jackson. “There are a few times in your career when you come across an actor who you know was born to play a role, but that was the case as soon as I met Martin. He is intelligent, funny, surprising and brave - exactly like Bilbo and I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit.”

He adds “Richard is one of the most exciting and dynamic actors working on screen today and we know he is going to make an amazing Thorin Oakensheild. We cannot wait to start this adventure with him and feel very lucky that one of the most beloved characters in Middle-earth is in such good hands."

Rounding out the Company of Dwarves are Aidan Turner (TV's Being Human) and Rob Kazinsky (TVs EastEnders) who play Kili and Fili, respectively. Jackson comments "Rob is an extremely talented young actor with a huge career in front of him, I'm thrilled that he has agreed to take on the role of Fili. Besides his talent as an actor, Rob is also a champion sword fighter; I'm looking forward to seeing the damage he can do to a horde of marauding Goblins!" He continues, "Adian is a wonderfully gifted young actor who hails from Ireland. I'm sure he will bring enormous heart and humor to the role of Kili."

The remaining dwarves will be played by Graham McTavish (Secretariat and TV's 24) as Dwalin; John Callen (TV's Power Rangers Jungle Fury) as Oin; Stephen Hunter (TV's All Saints) as Bombur; Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori; and Peter Hambleton (TV's The Strip) as Gloin.

Jackson notes, "Graham is a terrific actor, with a great depth of experience, which I know he will bring to the role of "Dwalin. I have worked with Mark Hadlow on many projects; he is a fantastic actor. I am thrilled to be working with both of them on these movies. He adds, "I am also proud to announce the casting of New Zealand actors as Peter Hambleton, John Callen and Stephen Hunter. Fran and I know that they will bring great depth and talent to our Company of Dwarves."

The two The Hobbit films are being co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production, Warner Bros. Pictures handling domestic distribution and MGM distributing internationally. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham are producing the films, with Phillipa Boyens serving as co-producer and Ken Kamins as executive producer.

The Oscar-winning, critically acclaimed LOTR trilogy, also from the production team of Jackson, Walsh and Cunningham, grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box office. In 2003, Return of the King swept the Academy Awards, winning all of the 11 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture -- the first-ever Best Picture win for a fantasy film. The trilogy's production was also unprecedented at the time.
Deadline who are usually very reliable also suggest that James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) are up for roles, and that Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis are expected to be announced to reprise Gandalf and Gollum, though no deals have yet been made. Stephen Fry (Wilde) and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) are also possible participants. Also Bill Nighy (Shaun Of The Dead) looks to be the voice of the dragon Smaug and Aiden Turner (All My Children) is in contention for the Elf King.

UPDATED: Former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy revealed at Auckland's Armageddon Expo that he will play wizard Radagast the Brown in the Lord Of The Rings prequels.

Mel Gibson Axed From 'The Hangover 2' Liam Neeson To Replace Him

Director Todd Phillips has responded and reacted to the recent speculation that Zach Galifianakis was not happy about Mel Gibson's much publicized upcoming cameo in 'The Hangover 2,' which has resulted in Gibson being axed from the film.

Philips said "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

Liam Neeson will now play the small but substantial role of a tattoo artist in Thailand.

Galifianakis was recently interviewed for a podcast and was frustrated over an issue on the current film (The Hangover 2) he is working on and had said:

"But a movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control — you just show up and vomit your lines out. I’m not the boss. I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen] ... I’m not making any leeway,...It has something to do with a movie I’m working on, yeah. I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating."

Gordon Keith's uncomfortable interview with Zach Galifianakis

Thursday, October 21, 2010

'The Walking Dead:' Promo Posters, UK Tranmission Date & Clip

UPDATE: FX UK will premiere 'The The Walking Dead' on Friday 5th of November at 10pm advert free.

Update #2 Clip: Shows Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff Rick Grimes blowing the brains out of a zombie.

A collection of posters for AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' which starts on Halloween night on AMC.

Also added is a cool fan made intro for the upcoming TV series:

Updated: 'TRON: Legacy' Music Video For Daft Punk's 'Derezzed'

Daft Punk has released a official music montage to one of there tracks from the 'TRON: Legacy' soundtrack, in which we get to see the musicians' cameo in the film and a look at Michael Sheen's David Bowie inspired character, Castor.

Update: Motion Poster

Update 2: New clip featuring Quorra (Olivia Wilde) taking Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) for a ride. For HD head to here.

'Cars 2' Teaser Trailer & Concept Art

'Cars 2' teaser trailer & concept art are now below.

All the world's a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe's fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the "Cars" saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

'Hellraiser' Remake Gets A Director

Director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer, the team behind 'Drive Angry 3D' and 'My Bloody Valentine 3D', will be bringing back pinhead in a new 'Hellraiser' remake at Dimension Films.

In the original back in 1987, a man finds he is given more than he bargains for when he solves the puzzle of the Lament Configuration - a doorway to hell. But his ex-lover has found a way of bringing him back, and his niece, Kirsty Lawrence, finds herself bargaining with the Cenobites, angels to some, demons to others, whose greatest pleasure is the greatest pain.

Lets hope old pinhead does not run into Thor.

Hellraiser Trailer

Sam Raimi Adds 'The Day of the Triffids' To His To Do List

Sam Raimi has added another film to his IMDB account with word coming in he is to helm 'The Day of the Triffids,' it be produced by Ghost House Pictures.

Deadline reports Raimi wants to direct the film and produce with Tapert, Michael Preger, Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan Montford, and Mark Gordon (A Simple Plan).

The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel written in 1951 by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. It tells the story of genetically engineered hyper-intelligent plants that, after most of humanity is blinded by a meteor shower, begin to attack and devour the world's population.

Short Animated Film 'Alma' Is To Be Made Into A Feature

Rodrigo Blaas is in negotiations to adapt his award-winning short 'Alma'(below for you to see) into a full feature for DreamWorks Animation with Guillermo del Toro severing as executive producer.

This will mark Blaas directorial debut having worked before on Pixar movies Finding Nemo and Up, as well as Fox's Ice Age. Blaas s also coming on board to co-direct DreamWorks Animation's 'Trollhunters' with del Toro.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'TRON: Legacy': New Poster Recreation Of The Orginal 'Tron' Poster

Here's a cool new 'TRON: Legacy' poster that recreates the original 'TRON' poster (below). Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the sci-fi action adventure stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen.

It opens on December 17 2010.

Harry Hill's Little Internet Show: Episode 1 - Subo

In this first episode of the brand new comedy Harry Hill's Little Internet Show, Harry's pet tree gets a splinter and SuBo comes over to hide from evil boss Simon Cowell, not to mention a fox on a skateboard!

Updated: Is Darren Aronofsky Close To a Deal To Direct 'Wolverine 2'

UPDATED: Hugh Jackman has talked about 'Wolverine 2' confirming Darren Aronofsky is directing.
"I'm starting; I'm having my six meals a day," he said about the preparations.

With Aronofsky directing, this will not be a usual "X-Men" movie. "This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope," he said, "Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different."

He added that he doesn't think Aronofsky's penchant for dark drama is at odds with the big-budget franchise. "This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He's kind of dark," Jackman said. "But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote 'The Usual Suspects,' has written the script, so that'll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic. There's going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure."
According to Deadline Darren Aronofsky looks set to helm 'Wolverine 2' a March start date is being eyed by 20th Century Fox so that Aronofsky will be free for awards season, the article says:
Darren Aronofsky's deal to direct 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is close enough that discussion has turned to shooting the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don't have to inconvenience their families. A March start date is being eyed so that Aronofsky has time to open Black Swan and be available for the inevitable awards season obligations. When the New York scenes are completed, they'll head to Japan to shoot the bulk of the Christopher McQuarrie-scripted movie. Deadline told you last week that Aronofsky had set his sights on Wolverine after passing on the Warner Bros period crime drama Gangster Squad.

Disney Will Distribute 'The Avengers' And 'Iron Man 3'

Walt Disney Studios studios have announced they now have the worldwide distribution rights for upcoming Marvel Studios films 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 3'. Paramount will remain the worldwide distributor of the upcoming films, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, as well as the previously released Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

Under terms of the new deal, Disney will pay Paramount $115 million for the transfer of the distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers to be paid on the theatrical release dates. These monies will serve as a minimum guarantee against the distribution fees. Disney and Paramount officials had this to say:
"In completing this agreement, Disney will now assume worldwide marketing and distribution of 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 3' and leverage these two highly-anticipated films across the multiple global platforms of The Walt Disney Company," said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. "We appreciate the tremendous momentum that Paramount established with these iconic Marvel characters and look forward to propelling the brand even further in the coming years."

"Five years ago, when Paramount and Marvel made our initial deal, both our businesses were in very different places," said Brad Grey, Chairman & CEO of Paramount Pictures. "We are grateful for the partnership we have had with the terrific Marvel team over these years and proud of the work we have done together. Today, this new agreement is the right deal for Paramount, for Marvel and for Disney. We look forward to working together on 'Thor' and 'Captain America,' and we wish Disney and Marvel the utmost success, in what we know will be a very productive and wide-ranging partnership."

"Paramount has been a wonderful partner in helping Marvel Studios bring our characters to the big screen," said Alan Fine, Office of the President, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. "This agreement makes sense now that Marvel is part of The Walt Disney Company."
Disney is planning a May 3, 2013 release date for Iron Man 3

Pixar's 'Brave' Gets A New Director

Brenda Chapman who was supposed to helm 'Brave' has left Disney•Pixar and will no longer be in the director chair.

Chapman was set to be the first woman director at Disney•Pixar but now Mark Andrews (who co-directed the Pixar short One Man Band) has taken over directorial duties.

The film is due out on June 15, 2012

Trailer 2 For Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Biutiful'

Second trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Biutiful' starring Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Taisheng Cheng and Jin Luo.

'Biutiful' is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life's corridors, whether bright, bad - or biutiful.

It opens in the US on December 29 2010.