Archive for March, 2011

Leonard Nimoy confirmed for ‘Transformers 3’

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
William Bell in Fringe

Leonard Nimoy has been confirmed for the cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The Fringe actor, who previously voiced Decepticon Galvatron in 1986’s animated The Transformers: The Movie, will once again lend his vocals to the franchise in the upcoming Michael Bay production.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Nimoy will portray Sentinel Prime, the predecessor to Autobot leader Optimus Prime, who is discovered on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts and takes the form of a fire engine after being transported to earth.

Speaking of his decision to approach Nimoy, Bay said: “I was too scared to ask him. Plus, he’s married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I’ve met him at family functions. But he told me, ‘I would be honoured. I’m glad to be back!'”


‘Batman’ franchise to be rebooted

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Christian Bale as Batman

Warner Bros chief Jeff Robinov has admitted that Batman is going to be “reinvented”.

Robinov explained that after the third in the current Batman series, the franchise will be completely altered.

He further revealed that current director Christopher Nolan will produce the reboot alongside wife Emma Thomas.

Robinov said: “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman.”

When asked if he meant a reboot, he replied: “I do. Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”


‘Wimpy Kid’ tops ‘Sucker Punch’ at US box office

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Comedy sequel Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules topped the US box office this weekend, ahead of the heavily-promoted Zack Snyder epic Sucker Punch.

The sequel to last year’s surprise hit Diary Of A Wimpy Kid took an estimated $24.4 million in its opening weekend, well in front of the $19.3 million brought in by Sucker Punch.

Last week’s box office winner Limitless falls to third place this weekend, taking a respectable $15.2 million, followed by legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer with $11 million.

Gore Verbinski’s animated comedy Rango rounds out the top five films with $9.8 million.

This week’s US box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules – $24,400,000
2. (-) Sucker Punch – $19,300,000
3. (1) Limitless – $15,225,000
4. (4) The Lincoln Lawyer – $11,000,000
5. (2) Rango – $9,800,000
6. (3) Battle: Los Angeles – $7,600,000
7. (5) Paul – $7,500,000
8. (6) Red Riding Hood – $4,340,000
9. (7) The Adjustment Bureau – $4,240,000
10. (8) Mars Needs Moms – $2,600,000

‘Child’s Play’ remake to be financed by MGM

Monday, March 28th, 2011

MGM has reportedly revealed that it will be rebooting seminal horror film Child’s Play.

According to Movie Web, the remake of the first movie to star demonic doll Chucky was announced years ago. However, the film was later put on hold over a rights issue.

The script for the remake was written by Don Mancini, who also penned Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride Of Chucky and Seed Of Chucky.

Production on the film is scheduled to begin later this year, with Brad Dourif continuing to voice Chucky.


Robert De Niro, 50 Cent reunite for new film

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Actor Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro is reportedly set to reunite with rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson for a new film project.

According to Deadline, De Niro has signed on to star in Freelancers, a new crime drama from music video director Jessy Terrero.

The film will mark the second time De Niro will have worked with Jackson, after the two both starred in the 2008 thriller Righteous Kill.

Freelancers follows a young man, played by Jackson, who signs up to the NYPD after his father is shot and killed in the line of duty.


Captain America: The First Avenger – Trailer 1

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

This trailer can be discussed here: NTSC User’s Message Board

Elizabeth Taylor dies, aged 79

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.

The actress died of congestive heart failure in the early hours of this morning.

Taylor’s publicist Sally Morrison said in a statement: “She was surrounded by her children – Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton.”

Her son Michael added: “My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humour and love.


Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-Ray Edition announced…

Monday, March 21st, 2011

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David Slade: ‘Daredevil a true reboot’

Monday, March 21st, 2011
David Slade, Director

David Slade has confirmed reports claiming that he has signed to direct a new Daredevil movie.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse helmer announced his attachment to the 20th Century Fox reboot on Twitter.

“So without breaking confidentiality, yes Daredevil, we have a great outline for a very strong character driven take on Mr Matt Murdock,” Slade tweeted on March 19.

Slade also revealed that his Daredevil film would “bare no relation to the previous Daredevil movie in any way”.


‘Limitless’ tops US box office

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Robert De Niro and Bardley Cooper in 'Limitless'

Neil Burger’s action thriller Limitless has topped the US box office in its opening weekend by taking $19 million.

The film, starring Bradley Cooper and Abbie Cornish, held off competition from Gore Verbinski’s animation Rango, which took $15.3 million, and Matthew McConaughey’s comeback legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer, which entered in third place with an estimated $13.4 million.

Rounding out the top five films was Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s latest outing Paul, which took $13.2 million for its launch, despite topping the UK box office last month.

Next weekend sees the wide release of Zack Snyder’s fantasy epic Sucker Punch, as well as the family-oriented Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

This week’s US box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Limitless – $19,000,000
2. (2) Rango – $15,300,000
3. (1) Battle: Los Angeles – $14,600,000
4. (-) The Lincoln Lawyer – $13,400,000
5. (-) Paul – $13,200,000
6. (3) Red Riding Hood – $7,300,000
7. (4) The Adjustment Bureau – $5,900,000
8. (5) Mars Needs Moms – $5,300,000
9. (6) Beastly – $3,300,000
10. (7) Hall Pass – $2,600,000