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The Los Angeles Times has published this behind-the-scenes photo of James Cameron and Sam Worthington ("Terminator Salvation") on the set of "Avatar", hitting conventional 3D theaters and IMAX 3D on December 18. The film tells the story of an ex-Marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival. Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald co-star. »
The Los Angeles Times has a first look behind the scenes photo of James Cameron directing Sam Worthington in his big budget sci-fi 3D film Avatar. Look at the incredible performance capture and 3D rig, both of which were probably created for this film, just off camera. And if you look where Cameron is pointing, you will see one of the alien creatures from the movie projected onto the set using a new state of the art holographic projector thinggy. Too bad all of this is happening off camera. You can read the attached one paragraph article (I’ll sum it up: the movie is going to be cool) at LATimes.com. Related Stories
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- Peter Sciretta
I'm not sure it was well worth the wait for a behind-the-scenes photo like the one above, but I will admit it's very nice to see an actual image from James Cameron's Avatar that didn't leak online with a ton of "Is it real or is it fake?" baggage towing behind. The La Times have debuted the first official image from the Titanic director's much-anticipated sci-fi epic, due in theaters on December 18, 2009, and it shows director James Cameron pointing at something while star Sam Worthington (wearing a backpack of some sorts, as well as something on his wrists) looks on. We're not entirely sure what set they're on, but it looks like the inside of a ship.
This digital 3-D flick (which is a mix of CGI and live action shot on special cameras developed by Cameron) tells of a paraplegic ex-marine war veteran (Worthington) who's sent to establish »
- Erik Davis
There's a certain level of jaded cynicism regarding Fast & Furious. It could be that it's the fourth film in a series that tailed off after the first. It could also be that, even though all the original stars have finally returned, none of their careers went quite as stratospheric as they'd perhaps hoped when they first jumped ship. Despite all that , though, we remain hopeful about Justin Lin's follow-up.Lest we forget, The Fast & The Furious was a thoroughly enjoyable, if largely brainless, Point Break remake and, aside from Riddick in Pitch Black, Diesel was at his rumbling best as petrol-head street thug, Dom Toretto. That he, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker have returned should let us pick up where Rob Cohen left off and pretend 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift never even happened. A lot like Highlander 3 did, really, only with less Mario Van Peebles.Click »
According to IESB.net, James Cameron may be interested in directing the remake of Forbidden Planet. Apparently, Cameron's sparked a new interest since Warner Bros. decided to resurrect the project after it fell to pieces a while back. Cameron had shown interest in this just after his "Titanic" box office success. This has not been confirmed by the studio so should not be taken seriously until such a time.The J. Michael Straczynski written script is a this remake of the 1956 classic sci-fi flick helmed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cameron's currently working on his 3D masterpiece "Avatar" which is helming and writing. The film stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana and Giovanni Ribisi. »
MTV.com got their hands on this cool new poster from the upcoming film “Fast & Furious” by director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) and starring Vin Diesel (Hannibal the Conqueror), Paul Walker (2 Fast 2 Furious, Flags of Our Fathers) and Michelle Rodriguez (BloodRayne) Synopsis: Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian [...] »
- Brian Corder
Come next year, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez will be back driving muscle cars lightning quick while staying angered and brooding in the sequel Fast & Furious and today, the "MTV Movies Blog" has your first look at the film's first one-sheet. You see something familiar reflected on the hood of that bad ass looking ride with the sweet ass engine? In this one, Diesel and Walker's characters have to team up to take down a mutual enemy, though »
- Omar Aviles
Since the film's theatrical releases have officially come to a close and thanks to Leigh over at Michelle Rodriguez's official site, I can now share some exclusive details about the upcoming release of the film on DVD.
'Battle in Seattle' will be released on DVD for rental Exclusively at Blockbuster Video on January 27, 2009. It will then be available for purchase in retail stores in March 10, 2009.
It will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray format. The Blu-ray retail price is $29.98, and you will be able to pre-order it at Amazon for $20.99. I've been told that fans may want to hold off on ordering it from Amazon, because there are also plans for a 2-disc special edition DVD in March »
- Blog Expert
It’s still Thursday for another couple of hours where I am, so it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Blake’s 7, the 1978-1981 BBC science fiction show. A revival has been rumored for years, but as right now, there’s nothing definite in the pipeline. (Don’t miss the BBC’s cult-tv subsite devoted to the show.) The original cast included: Roj Blake: Gareth Thomas Kerr Avon: Paul Darrow Jenna Stannis: Sally Knyvette Vila Restal: Michael Keating Cally: Jan Chappell Olag Ga: David Jackson Del Tarrant: Steven Pacey Dayna Mellanby: Josette Simon Soolin: Glynis Barber Orac: Peter Tuddenham Servalan: Jacqueline Pearce Space Commander Travis: Brian Croucher/Stephen Greif My dream cast for an update: Roj Blake: Paul McGann Kerr Avon: Christopher Eccleston Jenna Stannis: Kate Winslet Vila Restal: John Simm Cally: Cate Blanchett Olag Gan: Philip Glenister »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Walker told website HollyScoop.com he wanted Gibson to join himself and Vin Diesel in Fast of the Furious 4 - and the Transformers star admits he was so touched he contacted producers and offered his services.
"Paul Walker and all the fans of Hollyscoop.com, put that energy in the universe; you guys aired it, and now I'm in it."
Chicago – This new HollywoodChicago.com slideshow features production stills for films in the recently released 2009 Universal Pictures film slate.
These 2009 Universal Pictures films include “Duplicity,” “The Wolfman,” “State of Play,” “Wild Child,” “Drag Me to Hell,” “Land of the Lost,” “Fast and Furious,” “Funny People” and “Cirque du Freak”. The release dates, cast lists and filmmaker information for these Universal films can be found below.
Release date: March 20, 2009
Written and directed by: Tony Gilroy
Executive producer: Ryan Kavanaugh
Release date: April 3, 2009
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Based on the motion picture screenplay by: Curt Siodmak
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Universal Pictures recently posted this action-packed movie trailer from the upcoming film “Fast & Furious” by director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) and starring Vin Diesel (Hannibal the Conqueror), Paul Walker (2 Fast 2 Furious, Flags of Our Fathers) and Michelle Rodriguez (BloodRayne) Synopsis: Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must [...] »
- Brian Corder
We have fresh synopses and updated cast and crew in from various Universal Pictures releases. Universal has a strong slate of upcoming releases including "Fast and the Furious," "Funny People," "Duplicity," "Drag Me to Hell," "Land of the Lost," "Wild Child," "State of Play," "The Wolfman" and "Cirque du Freak." Of these, I'm looking forward to "The Wolfman," "Cirque du Freak," "State of Play" and "Duplicity" the most. Starting with the Julia Roberts and Clive Owen starrer "Duplicity" and ending with "Cirque du Freak," here are the various synopses and cast and crew information. Duplicity - March 20, 2009 Genre: Caper Cast: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti Written and Directed by: Tony Gilroy Produced by: Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Laura Bickford Executive Producer: Ryan Kavanaugh Oscar® winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Duplicity, from writer/director Tony Gilroy (seven-time Oscar®-nominated Michael Clayton). In the film, »
Release Date: June 5th, 2009
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Justin Lin
Official Website: Not Available
Review: Not Available
Trailer: Watch it
Poster: See below
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available
Plot: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed -- Fast and Furious. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust »
The original cast included: Officer “Ponch” Poncherello: Erik Estrada Officer Jonathan “Jon” Baker: Larry Wilcox Sergeant Joseph Getraer: Robert Pine Of course Ponch was the hotheaded troublemaker and Jon the calm, down-to-earth one. And of course the first impetus to remake this one would be with groovy snarking on the era: Officer “Ponch” Poncherello: Ben Stiller Officer Jonathan “Jon” Baker: Owen Wilson Sergeant Joseph Getraer: Will Ferrell Which could be funny. But we can be cleverer than that. How about calling it, um, Chick CHiPs and switching the genders: Officer “Ponch” Poncherello: Michelle Rodriguez Officer Jessica “Jess” Baker: Elisabeth Röhm Sergeant Jo Getraer: Amanda Tapping »
- MaryAnn Johanson
6 November 2008 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
"Avatar" is going big.
The live-action 3-D sci-fi adventure from James Cameron will be released simultaneously in Imax 3-D when the film premieres next year in conventional 3-D theaters, Imax Corp. and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday.
Set for a Dec. 18, 2009 release, "Avatar" is Cameron's sci-fi epic, made in stereoscopic 3-D and combining live-action and computer animation using visionary new techniques.
The film will be digitally re-mastered for the Imax release.
"Our goal with Avatar is to revolutionize live-action 3-D movie-making, and I have no doubt that it will look and sound incredible in Imax 3-D," Cameron said. "The larger field of view and power surround sound of an Imax theater will completely immerse the audience in a way that cannot be experienced anywhere else."
Added Imax's Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution, "The Imax theater network is increasingly becoming an important part of our distribution strategy, as it continues »
- By Leslie Simmons
I don’t think there was Ever any doubt about this, but today it’s been confirmed that James Cameron’s next magnum opus cinematic extravaganza known as Avatar will be released not only in 3D, but in glorious IMAX 3D.
This was rumored way back in April as reported by /Film.
If you haven’t heard, everyone is calling this movie “revolutionary” in its use of CGI combined with live action combined with cutting edge 3D technology. Cameron is not one to do things half way so I am really looking forward to this. Being a fan of 3D (if utilized correctly) and as an IMAX disciple - I am So there.
Cameron used a new HD 3D system to shoot the movie, but as far as I know he did not use IMAX cameras. However the system he used may be up to the resolution levels that are worthy of IMAX 70mm film. »
- Vic Holtreman
Actress Michelle Rodriguez's fiery temper came close to causing more trouble for the star, after an alleged outburst at a Florida hotel sent sleeping guests into a frenzy.
The Girlfight star was reportedly staying at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida when she is said to have awoke guests at 9am, banging on the door and screaming at her room mate.
One guest tells the New York Daily News: "I woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of two women yelling, and one of them was smashing the door knocker very loudly. I peeked out and saw it was (Rodriguez). She's screaming, 'Open up, let me in, b**ch!'... If you don't open up, you're not getting your (pleasure toy) back.'"
A spokesperson for Rodriguez has refused to comment on the reports.
It isn't the first time the 30-year-old former Lost actress has been criticised for her outlandish behaviour.
She was arrested in 2002 for allegedly assaulting her roommate; the pal later changed her mind about pressing charges.
And last year, Rodriguez was sentenced to 180 days in a Los Angeles jail after breaking the rules of her probation stemming from an earlier driving under the influence (DUI) charge. »
Chicks dig talent. Thankfully, I don't have any, so I never have to worry about buying anyone gifts on Valentine's Day. Stuart Townsend however, has probably been buying gifts all his life. The whole acting thing hasn't really worked out too well for him, so what does he do? He directs a movie. And not just any movie. Stuart's movie, called Battle In Seattle, has been ripping through the festival circuit and stars Ray Liotta, Channing Tatum, Michelle Rodriguez, Woody Harrelson, Andre »
- Daniel Barna
"The Insider" has the latest... Charlize Theron's new movie 'Battle in Seattle' was directed by none other than her live-in steady, Stuart Townsend -- and "The Insider"'s Cheryl Woodcock has the inside track on his labor of love! In theaters now, 'Battle in Seattle' chronicles the true-life turbulence that occurred when demonstrators against the World Trade Organization clashed with the government and the National Guard on the streets of Seattle for five days in 1999. The film features an all-star cast that includes: Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Andre Benjamin, Connie Nielsen, Joshua Jackson, Channing Tatum and Michelle Rodriguez.
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