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Interview: Ben Trebilcook on Doomsday

Zachary Leeman chats with Ben Trebilcook about his new film Doomsday

Ben Trebilcook is a man who doesn’t give up. An independent screenwriter and producer, he’s perhaps most widely known for writing a rather famous Die Hard fan script. The script has won him both praises and eye rolls. However, the man has kept chugging along plugging the screenplay and his other projects he’s pushed into various stages of production.

Say what you will about the controversial writer, but he’s an independent minded artist that doesn’t give up. A new sci-fi film he produced, Doomsday, is currently available on VOD. We sat down to talk with Trebilcook about his strange history with Hollywood and his place in the current world of independent film.

Zachary Leeman: Tell me about your new movie Doomsday and how you got involved.

Ben Trebilcook: My good friend, Clint Morris,
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Afm 2012: Fleur De Lis Film Studios Announces New Horror Comedy Bristled:The Howl Chronicles

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Word has come out of the American Film Market 2012 that Fleur De Lis Film Studios announced Bristled: The Howl Chronicles, written by Clint Morris and directed by Asif Akbar. Read on for the first details.

The project, which is still in pre-production, will star Eric Stoltz, Brooke Lewis, Christopher Showerman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Matthew Lawrence, Kane Hodder, Issa Bayaua, Jonathan Silverman, and Masha Shapiro.

Synopsis:

John Howl is a young Los Angeles police detective out to find the killer of a young film star. As the charming but angst-ridden officer dives deeper into the case, he realizes Hollywood is a totally different world than the one he lives in- not that it's any more weird; after all, he's a werewolf by night! Though his work hours are hindered by the beast inside, Howl's journey through the mean streets of Hollywood is a blood quest for justice and towards his need to feed.
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'Battleship' Actress Has High Praise for Director Peter Berg

While cheering on husband Andy Roddick at the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker spoke with Clint Morris at Moviehole about her role in the forthcoming adaptation of the popular Hasbro game 'Battleship'.

Decker had high praise for the film's director Peter Berg.

“He was amazing," Decker, who plays 'Sam' in the big budget film, said. "We agreed on nearly everything. It’s great when you’re on the same page. He is great—and he’s especially great with new actors. He loves it that there’s no ego to protect and we’re all just in there having fun and working together.”

Liam Neeson, who plays Decker’s father in the movie, agreed with the actress' sentiments about Berg, expressing to Decker: "Pete’s one of the better directors I’ve worked with because he gives you direction but he also allows you to be
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Inception Named Revered Movie Website's Top Film

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Inception Named Revered Movie Website's Top Film
Christopher Nolan's mind-bending Inception has been named the Best Film of 2010 by top movie website MovieHole.net.

Writer/producer Clint Morris, who runs the respected news and views site, has picked the Leonardo DiCaprio movie over indie hit Animal Kingdom and The Social Network.

Morris calls the film, "the smartest popcorn flick since... well, I can’t remember."

Also making MovieHole's top 10: vampire movie Let Me In, Toy Story 3, Black Swan and Rabbit Hole.

The Man and His Dream: A Francis Ford Coppola Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the fourth of a five-part feature... read parts one, two and three.

“[Preston Tucker] developed plans for a car way ahead of its time in terms of engineering; yet the auto industry at large stubbornly resisted his innovative ideas,” remarked moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola who wanted to do a musical on the life and times of the post-World War II maverick car designer with Leonard Bernstein composing the music. The project was stalled with the financial collapse of Coppola’s studio. “I thought it was the best project Francis had ever been involved with,” stated filmmaker George Lucas (American Graffiti). “No studio in town would touch it; they all said it was too expensive. They all wanted $15 million Three Men and a Baby [1987] movies or Crocodile Dundee, Part 73 sequels.” Lucas agreed to provide the funding for the $24 million budget which
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RoboCop remake offline

Sometime when you write a story, one of your sources cares to comment on it. Such was the case today when Clint Morris, creator of Moviehole, talked about a recent Financial Times news report about the sad state of affairs MGM finds itself in. The Times piece is quite good at explaining the extent of the financial hole MGM finds itself in, and why it's not as simple as you might think to find the money to make a new James Bond movie (which is the studio's best gamble to make if it wants to make some new green.)

About 30 paragraphs down in the Times piece is a throwaway mention that Darren Aronofsky has walked away from making the planned remake of RoboCop. That's the part of the story where we return to Morris and his Moviehole news story, and the source that spoke to him about the project. The
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Nathan Fillion to Star in Condition Dead? [Updated]

Nathan Fillion won't grant zombies any serenity.

Patrick Lussier, director of such American treasures as My Bloody Valentine 3D and the upcoming Drive Angry 3D, has another, zombie-related project in the works, Condition Dead - you guessed it - 3D. The movie concerns a group that protects the country against a zombie outbreak. Lussier spoke to Moviehole (convenient since the site's Clint Morris is producing the movie) and discussed how the project came about.

Clint Morris sent me the script and I really liked the script, especially the beginning part, and we worked with Dave [Davis] to do another draft of the story and make to it even more aggressive than what he'd done - he'd written the beginning to be huge and then it got quite small and contained in the middle and we were like, 'No, No, if we're going to do it we might as well pull out all the stops!
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Patrick Lussier and Nathan Fillion Reteaming for Condition Dead?

A quick update just in for Patrick Lussier's upcoming zombie project Condition Dead. Looks like the director may be reuniting with one of his go-to actors to bring the dead back to life!

In an interview with MovieHole Lussier revealed to the site that Nathan Fillion, who worked with Lussier on Dracula 2000 and White Noise 2, is in talks to assume one of the roles in the movie.

Look for more on Condition Dead, which was written by ex-chud/now Joblo writer Dave Davis and is being produced by Clint Morris (from Moviehole) and Joel Soission (Pulse), soon.

Synopsis

Luther Judge and his team of specialists are the government's response whenever the dead rise from the grave. But a new assignment finds them contending with a mysterious and lethal zombie menace ... and Judge's ex-wife.

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Patrick Lussier Reteaming With Nathan Fillion for 'Condition Dead'?

Moviehole talked to Drive Angry 3D director Patrick Lussier this past weekend who discussed another of his upcoming projects, Condition Dead, suggesting theyre talking about Nathan Fillion (SLiTHER) for one of the roles in it. This would be Fillions third time working with Lussier they previously collaborated on Dracula 2000 and White Noise 2. Condition Dead was written by ex-chud/now Joblo writer Dave Davis, and is produced by Clint Morris (from Moviehole) and Joel Soission (Pulse). Tyrese Gibson, initially onboard as a producer, is no longer involved. The script fixes on an elite team of government-subsidized zombie-hunters who are mysteriously ambushed by a viscous new breed of zombie.
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More Twin Peaks on the Way?

There's no doubt the television show "Twin Peaks" spawned a huge and faithful fanbase during its initial run many moons ago, and just like with any classic show it continues to grow even now -- over a decade since we found out who killed Laura Palmer.

Over on Moviehole our mate Clint Morris caught up with "Twin Peaks" co-producer and writer Bob Engels, who teased fans with the following tidbit of info:

"It's a funny thing... I think if we could figure out a way to do it, I think everybody would have fun going back," Engels tells the site. "You just don't want to do Return to Mayberry. It'd be a miracle to get the whole group back together again, but I think, all things being equal, they'd say ‘I'm in'. I certainly would. I get a call once every six months or so from someone asking, ‘What do
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April Fools' Day Roundup: Taylor Lautner Is Superman? Avatar Sues Avatar? Don't Believe The Hype!

April Fools' Day is the one day of the calendar year on which you should probably avoid the internet — well, don't avoid Splash Page, but avoid everywhere else!

If you happen to stumble upon news today that Brandon Routh is playing Cyclops in "X-Men: First Class" or Robert Rodriguez is directing DC Entertainment's "Wonder Woman" adaptation, just remember what time of the year it is. In all likelihood, these scoops are bogus.

After the jump, we've rounded up a few of the hilarious and heartbreaking comic book and geek-related April Fool's pranks already making the rounds today.

Avatar Vs. Avatar: Bleeding Cool is "reporting" that comic book publisher Avatar Press will sue James Cameron, 20th Century Fox and others over "the use and abuse of their trademarked name Avatar in the recent blockbuster movie of the same name."

It's a shame that the publisher and the studio can't
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Early Details on A Misfits Christmas, Starring Brittany Snow, Kellan Lutz, and Ashley Tisdale

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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny…too soon? With the holiday season barely past, and the constant reminder of your generous holiday spirit on your credit card statement, you probably don't want to think about the holidays for a long time -- ten months, to be exact. But we have a great reason to bring up mistletoe, line cutters at the mall, shopping for Christmas trees, going broke on presents, and enjoying warm eggnog by the fire. Kellan Lutz, Ashley Tisdale and Brittany Snow are all tapped to star in A Misfits Christmas, a story about eight friends spending the holidays together. The cast centers around eight characters. As of now, we know that three have been cast: Brittany Snow (Hairspray (2007)), Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical (2006)), and Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)). It will be fun to watch as the young cast unfolds and A Misfits Christmas begins pre-production.
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Early Details on A Misfits Christmas, Starring Brittany Snow, Kellan Lutz, and Ashley Tisdale

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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny…too soon? With the holiday season barely past, and the constant reminder of your generous holiday spirit on your credit card statement, you probably don't want to think about the holidays for a long time -- ten months, to be exact. But we have a great reason to bring up mistletoe, line cutters at the mall, shopping for Christmas trees, going broke on presents, and enjoying warm eggnog by the fire. Kellan Lutz, Ashley Tisdale and Brittany Snow are all tapped to star in A Misfits Christmas, a story about eight friends spending the holidays together. The cast centers around eight characters. As of now, we know that three have been cast: Brittany Snow (Hairspray (2007)), Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical (2006)), and Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)). It will be fun to watch as the young cast unfolds and A Misfits Christmas begins pre-production.
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New Still Images and Trailer for Get Him to the Greek

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Universal Pictures has released eight still images and the first trailer for its new comedy, Get Him to the Greek, exclusively to Apple.com. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Yes Man), Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Fsm), with Russell Brand reprising the role of Brit-rocking boy-toy Aldous Snow. Jonah Hill is also back, though as Aaron Green, an intern at Snow's record company, not as the Snow-loving resort employee from Fsm.

When we revisit Snow in Get Him to the Greek, he's a shadow of his former self. The confident, self-absorbed, rock god Snow of Fsm has been replaced by a heart-broken, heavy-drinking Snow fearful that he's entering the "greatest hits" phase of his music career. Snow's producer, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), tasks the eager-to-please Green with escorting Snow from London to L.A., where he is supposed to start a world tour aimed at reviving his career.
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Up In The Air Named Moviehole's Top Film

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Up In The Air Named Moviehole's Top Film
George Clooney's Up In The Air has topped another leading film poll as the best movie of 2009.

Director Jason Reitman's film, which also stars Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga, has beaten Drag Me To Hell and The Hurt Locker to the top spot on website MovieHole.net's end-of-year list.

Compiled by revered producer/writer Clint Morris, who edits the site, Adventureland and (500) Days of Summer round out the top five.

District 9, Watchmen, Star Trek, The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio) and Fan Boys also made the top 10.

Zombieland 2 to Arrive in 3-D?

According to Moviehole, Zombieland 2 is happening and it might be in 3-D. Director Ruben Fleischer spoke about the sequel, claiming that all the principal actors are interested in returning and that "the genre really lends itself to [3-D]."Not really sure where he gets that from considering the lack of 3-D zombie films.

The story was broken by Clint Morris, producer of Condition Dead 3-D, which comes out next year and will give zombie fans a glimpse of what 3-D mixed with zombies will look like. Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) directed the movie and will probably do better than Night of the Living Dead 3-D. At least, we hope so.

There are few details or the suppossed sequel, with Fleischer and company still needing to "crack" the story for the sequel.

Considering Fleischer's strong visual sense displayed in Zombieland, a 3-D sequel could be pretty spectacular. 3-D may be
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Zombieland 2 to Arrive in 3-D?

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According to Moviehole, Zombieland 2 is happening and it might be in 3-D. Director Ruben Fleischer spoke about the sequel, claiming that all the principal actors are interested in returning and that "the genre really lends itself to [3-D]."Not really sure where he gets that from considering the lack of 3-D zombie films.

The story was broken by Clint Morris, producer of Condition Dead 3-D, which comes out next year and will give zombie fans a glimpse of what 3-D mixed with zombies will look like. Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) directed the movie and will probably do better than Night of the Living Dead 3-D. At least, we hope so.

There are few details or the suppossed sequel, with Fleischer and company still needing to "crack" the story for the sequel.

Considering Fleischer's strong visual sense displayed in Zombieland, a 3-D sequel could be pretty spectacular. 3-D may be
See full article at HugAZombie »

Howard Berger Talks ‘Predators’

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Clint Morris over at Moviehole had a chance to visit the set of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and while perusing the Australian country-side, sat down with effects guru, Howard Berger, to talk with him about one of his upcoming projects, the Robert Rodriquez-produced Predators.

Morris, who got started in effects working with Stan Winston on the original Predator and Aliens movies, just received photos of the finished Predator(s) from his team in Los Angeles and says that they look “fantastic” and that the fans will be happy with the look of the Predator(s).

After Aliens vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem were released, fans weren’t all too happy with what was done to the look of their beloved, iconic Predator. What’s Morris’ angle that has him so confident?

”We wanted to have the Predator look as it did in the original film.
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Swayze Missed Out On Werewolf Movie

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Patrick Swayze's cancer battle robbed the Dirty Dancing star of a chance to become a big screen werewolf.

The actor, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, had been approached to star in First Howl as a movie executive suspected of murder, when he was diagnosed with the disease.

The film would have reteamed the star with C. Thomas Howell, who appeared alongside Swayze in his first big three films, The Outsiders, Red Dawn and Grandview U.S.A.

Clint Morris, who wrote the script for First Howl, reveals Swayze was the perfect choice for the role of Dennis Camrock - and he loved the part.

In a post on his MovieHole.net website, Morris writes, "I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect for the role - and as the film was written as somewhat of a love-letter to the 80s, and the product of the era, everyone was in unison... We all agreed it’d be perfect to have Swayze be a part of it.

"It looked good there for a while. We were talking costumes. We were talking drumming up his lines. But then... he got sick. And suddenly Patrick wasn’t taking on any more parts - not immediately anyway. We let it rest."

The film is now in pre-production with Eric Stoltz and 1980s Brat Pack icon Judd Nelson reportedly starring alongside Howell.

Point Break Sequel Pretty Much Dead

Moviehole's Clint Morris has been on top of it when it comes to investigating the sequel nobody asked for, Point Break Indo. First Jan de Bont was going to follow up on Kathryn Bigelow's classic, then director Jeff Wadlow stepped in. Then we learned that neither Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze or Lori Petty had been contacted for a role, which made it sound more like one of those direct-to-dvd sequel things where you can't really believe the movies are related. And now, apparently because the forces of good and right in the world have intervened, the sequel is off entirely. Clint is reporting this morning that two "good-as-offiicial sources" confirmed that the production has fallen apart. It makes sense, really, given that we've heard so little about the film lately, and the production start date has been pushed back repeatedly. You'd think that with renewed interest in Bigelow's career
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