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Tomb Raider, Too: Seven Actresses That Could Be the New Lara Croft

31 December 2010 7:02 AM, PST | | See recent IFC news »

While we're on the topic, sure, we're a long way from a movie based on the "Tomb Raider" reboot -- heck, the new game isn't even out yet. But with all this talk of a colorful character overhaul, it's hard not to start fantasizing about a younger, more convincing successor to Angelina Jolie as the iron-willed video game icon Lara Croft. Here are seven starlets who could possibly wield those dual pistols.

Olivia Wilde

The former "Oc" star's got a lot of heat thanks to her innocent turn in "Tron: Legacy," but could she survive way, way off the grid?

Gemma Arterton

She came off a bit clueless as a Bond girl in "Quantum of Solace," but faired a little better as an action heroine in "Prince of Persia," another video game adaptation. Bonus points for being authentically British.

Kristen Stewart

Judging from the art we've seen from the new game, »

- Neil Drumming

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Blu-Ray Geek Deals: Close Encounters, Moon, Die Hard, X-Men, True Blood, Heroes and More!

27 December 2010 3:40 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Amazon has a bunch of awesome Blu-Ray deals today: Duncan Jones' Moon [1] on Blu-Ray for $8.99, 64% off the $25 list price. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition) [2] Blu-ray for $7.99, 68% off the $25 msrp. And $24.99 Blu-Ray Box Sets: Die Hard Collection Blu-ray [3] (Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Live Free or Die Hard) for $24.99, 64% off the $70 msrp. X-Men Trilogy Blu-Ray [4] (X-Men / X2: X-Men United / X-Men: The Last Stand) for $24.99, 64% off the $70 msrp. The Man with No Name Trilogy [5] on Blu-Ray for $24.99, 64% off the $70 msrp. Resident Evil - The High-Definition Trilogy [6] on Blu-Ray (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) for $24.99, 58% off the $60msrp. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: The Complete First Season [7] on Blu-Ray for $32.99, 59% off the $80msrp. True Blood [8] on Blu-Ray for only $27.49 each season, 66% off the $80 msrp. Heroes: Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray [9]for $23.99 or $24.49 each season, 70% off the $80 list price. Blu-Ray »

- Peter Sciretta

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New Images and Artwork: Ghost House Underground's Stag Night

27 December 2010 12:33 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

And the horrors of 2011 are right on track! The good folks over at Ghost House Underground have sent over some stills and artwork for their upcoming February 15th release of Stag Night, and we figured we'd share!

Ghost House Underground: Stag Night

Slick and reminiscent of 28 Days Later (, the new Ghost House Underground release, Stag Night, brings to life a truly horrific tale of the New York City underground on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and On Demand. When a group of friends head to the city for a bachelor party, they stall in an abandoned subway station. They soon finds themselves the target of a gruesome manhunt when a secret gang of cannibal dwellers living in the tunnels discovers them.

From the producers of Outlander, Live Free or Die Hard and creator of Flightplan, Stag Night premiered on the big screen at Screamfest 2010 and stars Breckin Meyer »

- Uncle Creepy

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Total Recall Remake to Film in March with $200 Million Budget

24 December 2010 1:43 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

The Toronto Star is reporting that Pinewood Toronto Studios has secured around $35 million to help the facility attract big-budget movies to be shot in Toronto. And the studio has just secured the biggest movie ever to be shot in Toronto, which happens to be the remake of "Total Recall" that has a price tag of $200 million. It is set to begin filming in March with Colin Farrell in the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 original. The new remake, to be directed by Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld), is based on a story by Philip K. Dick about a victim of mind-tampering who buys a dream vacation from a company that sells implanted memories and winds up on Mars, fighting a demented despot. »

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Total Recall remake gets its ass to Toronto; Avengers assemble in New Mexico

23 December 2010 4:18 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

You're about to get Paul Verhoeven's and Philip K. Dick's story Total Recall remade for you wholesale, and it will happen up in Toronto. According to The Star, the production will begin shooting in March at Ontario's Pinewood studio, reportedly with a whopping budget of $200 million (unknown if that's Canadian or Us -- both pretty close in value at the moment, yeah?). Columbia has Len Wiseman (Live Free Or Die Hard, Underworld) heading up the head trip, and last we heard, Colin Farrell was »

- Dave Davis

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T-Minus Productions Attaches Nick Jacobs to Direct Company Man

21 December 2010 1:04 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Tj White, CEO of T-Minus Productions, has attached Nick Jacobs to direct the film Company Man, a project Jacobs also penned. This marks the second collaboration between Jacobs and the film company, as they are in active development on Fight Schlub, a romantic comedy set in the world of Mma (mixed martial arts.)

Company Man is a comedy about two rival office slackers forced to work together to outsmart a corporate efficiency expert before the two men are found out and fired — problem is, the person on their trail is a beautiful woman that one of them falls for.

Jacobs received his Mfa in film directing from UCLA and has recently completed his first novel, a dark comedy in the vein of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. He also served as a staff writer and story editor for the action Sci-Fi TV series The Lost World and has »

- Allan Ford

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Just Cause movie is an origin story to be based in "a plausible universe"

17 December 2010 3:51 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

If you thought Bruce Willis riding a harrier jet in Live Free Or Die Hard was awesome instead of completely ridiculous, boy have I got a movie for you. It's the feature film adaptation of the video game Just Cause and the majority of it is spent blowing inordinate amounts of things up, grapple-hooking soldiers to propane tanks and surfing on top of fighter jets. But L+E Pictures' Adrian Askarieh and Eric Eisner say the film, despite its absurdity, is going to stay grounded in reality, and »

- Paul Tassi

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Celebs Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Edwards And John Lennon In Today's Twitter-Wood

8 December 2010 12:59 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Between Elizabeth Edwards' death and the anniversary of John Lennon's passing this week, the Twitter-Wood feed has been filled with condolences and memorial posts. Simon Pegg noted Lennon's legacy today, while Michael Moore, Alyssa Milano and Paris Hilton all shared their thoughts on Edwards' life.

Elsewhere, Eli Roth finally made it around to seeing the "Simpsons" "Inglourious Basterds" parody he was itching to find earlier this week, while Jeremy Piven hung out with some people in crazy masks. It's all documented along with Damon Lindelof's reaction to "Tron: Legacy."

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 8, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@jeremypiven About to go on stage...

-Jeremy Piven, Actor ("Entourage," "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard")

@simonpegg Remembering the great John Lennon today. Thirty years gone and no less present. Imagine that.

-Simon Pegg, Actor ("Shaun of the Dead, »

- Brian Warmoth

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'Die Hard 5' Shooting In 2011? Probably Not (There's No Script Yet)

8 December 2010 10:22 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rumors began flying around this morning that "Die Hard 5," the long chatted up sequel to "Live Free Or Die Hard," would be gearing up to shoot next year in Puerto Rico, L.A., New York and Vancouver. The news originated from a report in the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora, who quoted someone named Gustavo Rivera Aparicio who apparently works 20th Century Fox's PR department, so we reached out to the studio to see if we could dig up any more info. And it looks like "Die Hard 5" is isn't quite ready to go in front of cameras. According… »

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Bruce Willis filming fifth “Die Hard” in Puerto Rico?

8 December 2010 7:45 AM, PST | | See recent news »

By Sean O’Connell Yippee kai yay, mother … well, you get the idea.

A fifth “Die Hard” film has been rumored for some time now, with Bruce Willis going so far as to admit during interviews for “Red” that he’s excited about jumping back into the role of super-cop John McClane for what should be the final installment in the action franchise. After eliminating “exceptional” thieves, military conspirators, revenge-seeking thugs, and cyber-terrorists, Willis has suggested that the next “Die Hard” would have to step up its game and take the threat to a global level. Because McClane has saved buildings, airports and cities. The evolution of the game has to put the planet at stake, right?

Well, a story breaking today at Latino Review suggests that they’ll be filming “Die Hard 5” in an exotic international locale, at the very least.

The Puerto Rican newspaper Primera »

- Sean O'Connell

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Ron Santo, 'Eclipse' Grammy Commentary, And 'Black Swan' Reactions In Today's Twitter-Wood

3 December 2010 1:44 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Today marked a sad day of remembrance for Chicago Cubs fans with the passing of former third baseman Ron Santo. Unless you're an avid Twitter reader, however, you may not have known that the Major League Baseball legend played a big role in actor Gary Sinise's life. You can read about that among the retweets below.

Other posts in our mix for today include a David Slade revelation about how Florence and the Machine were almost used in "Eclipse," as well as how he feels about the "Eclipse" soundtrack's Grammy nomination. It's all detailed after the jump along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead's micro-review of "Black Swan" and Matthew Broderick with a puppy.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 3, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@BrettRatner Matthew and Lucky Park!

-Brett Ratner, Director ("X-Men: The Last Stand," "Rush Hour")

@M_E_Winstead Black Swan was heart-stopping, »

- Brian Warmoth

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Casting Short List Revealed for Bryan Singer’s ‘Jack the Giant Killer’

30 November 2010 5:55 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Heat Vision [1] has gotten a hold of the short list of actors (and actresses) being considered for the lead roles in director Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer. he 3D fantasy/adventure project has been billed as an "adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend." The plot summary is as follows: "When a princess is kidnapped, a long-standing peace between men and giants becomes threatened, and a young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giant kingdom to rescue her." According to the report, Singer and the studio are hoping to do screen tests for the male and female leads in London within the next two weeks. Which actors and actresses are in line for the film? Find out after the jump. Actors in line for the role of the title character, a young farmer named Jack: Aaron Johnson - Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy »

- Peter Sciretta

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Exclusive: Jeremy Renner Says There's 'No Truth' To 'Escape From New York' Rumors

30 November 2010 10:30 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Is the Snake really coming back?

There has long been talk that New Line is working on a remake of John Carpenter's "Escape From New York," based on a script from Allan Leob ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"). Rumored directors have included everyone from Brett Ratner to Len Wiseman ("Live Free or Die Hard"), with the job finally going to Breck Eisner ("The Crazies"). Dudes like Gerard Butler and Josh Brolin, meanwhile, have had their names tossed around as leading men potentially game to take over the Snake Plissken role from Kurt Russell. So far, though: no Snake.

The latest Snake-in-waiting, according to Internet scuttlebutt, is Jeremy Renner. Web reports earlier this month suggested the Oscar-nominated "Hurt Locker" star was close to being in talks for the role. But according to Renner, that's simply not the case.

"No, there's no truth to that," he told MTV News recently.

Renner »

- Eric Ditzian

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Fox Extends Film Finance Partnership with Hedge Fund Dune Capital

29 November 2010 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York - News Corp.'s Fox Filmed Entertainment has extended its long-standing co-financing agreement with hedge fund Dune Capital Management, according to the New York Post.

The new arrangement, which follows a deal that was set to expire over the summer, will extend the Fox-Dune relationship for at least another couple of years, with the financial firm set to finance about 35 percent of the production costs of all Fox films, according to the Post. The paper didn't detail the total amount of dollars Dune will invest.

The two have been partners in multi-picture funding deals since 2005, with films covered including the likes of Avatar, Live Free or Die Hard and The Devil Wears Prada. While other Wall Street-Hollywood collaborations have led to mixed results, this partnership is considered successful. »

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Best Buy Cyber Monday Deals Updated

28 November 2010 8:14 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Best Buy has updated their Cyber Monday Blu-ray titles to expand the selection of films on sale from a small handful over the weekend to 35 total.

Almost everything in Best Buy's Cyber Monday Blu-ray list is slotted into either a $7.99 or $9.99 price point. Starting with the $7.99 group we have Predator, Independence Day, The Princess Bride, Live Free or Die Hard, Slumdog Millionaire, Kingdom of Heaven, Showgirls, I Robot, The Wrestler, The Day After Tomorrow, Mr & Mrs Smith, Reservoir Dogs, Jumper, Juno, Master and Commander, What Happens in Vegas, Australia, 27 Dresses, The Simpsons Movie, American Psycho, Fargo, 12 Rounds, Little Miss Sunshine, The Silence of the Lambs, and Walking Tall.

In the $9.99 category are X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Taken, Fight Club, Valkyrie, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Dr Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog. Lastly for $12.99 are Hot Tub Time Machine, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, »

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Ghost House Underground Dropping Stag Night and Psych: 9 in February

23 November 2010 6:36 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

More home video news coming in today. Two flicks we've been talking about for ages, Stag Night and Psych: 9, will finally be coming home to haunt our houses.

From the Press Release:

February 15

Ghost House Underground: Stag Night

Slick and reminiscent of 28 Days Later" (, the new Ghost House Underground release, Stag Night, brings to life a truly horrific tale of the New York City underground on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and On Demand. When a group of friends head to the city for a bachelor party, they stall in an abandoned subway station. The group soon finds themselves the target of a gruesome manhunt when a secret gang of cannibal dwellers living in the tunnels discovers them.

From the producers of Outlander, Live Free or Die Hard and creator of Flightplan, Stag Night premiered on the big screen at Screamfest 2010, and stars Breckin Meyer (Road Trip »

- Uncle Creepy

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20 November 2010 8:03 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news » has revealed their Blu-ray and DVD movie and television show Black Friday lightning deals that will be starting this Monday and running straight through Cyber Monday a week later.

There's a lot being offered throughout the stretch so I'll try to pull out some of the highlights or you can check and bookmark the full offering here. On Monday, November 22, Blu-ray deals include Men Who State at Goats for $7.99 and Live Free or Die Hard for $5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon single-disc DVD will be selling for $8.99 while the original Twilight on DVD will go for $5.99. On the TV side, all the Friends' seasons will be selling for $9.99 each.

Tuesday is Harry Potter day as Years 1-6 on Blu-ray or DVD will be on sale in the Gold Box Deal of the Day for an unknown price. No other Blu-rays will be available this day but Smallville seasons »

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Walmart Black Friday Ad: Games and Movies Deals Galore

19 November 2010 1:57 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

One of 2010's first Black Friday ads to be leaked came from one of the big shopping day's most popular destinatons: Walmart. Within their massive ad are quite a few home entertainment deals you Black Friday early bird shoppers might want to be aware of.

A number of Blu-ray players will be on sale at Walmart on Black Friday including a Magnavox player for $69 (cheapest I've ever seen one), the Sony Bdp-S270 and LG BD550 for $94, the Samsung Bd-C6500 for $138, and the Sony Bdp-S570 for $158. That Magnavox entry level player is profile 2.0 compliant with Bd-Live capability.

Now for some movies to feed those Blu-ray players. The cheapest Walmart is going on movies for Black Friday is $5 with a selection that includes Angels and Demons, Armored, Batman Begins, Gran Torino, Ice Age, Legion, Live Free or Die Hard, Night At The Museum Battle of the Smithsonian, The Mummy, Superbad, and The Dark Knight. »

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Brett Ratner Still Gunning for a Fourth Beverly Hills Cop

16 November 2010 11:25 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) and Eddie Murphy have been busy shooting Tower Heist outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, which has provided Ratner countless opportunities to re-pester Murphy about suiting up in Axel Foley’s trademark blue jeans and Lions jacket for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop flick. The project has been in development limbo since 2008, and the most recent tidbit came in ’09 when it broke that a screenplay titled Dying Day from scribes Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted) would be retooled as an Axel Foley adventure. Nothing of note has surfaced since, most likely because Eddie Murphy is far less optimistic about a fourth go-around as Foley than Ratner is. Hit the jump for comments from Ratner regarding the project and the embedded MTV News interview.

When asked about the progress on Beverly Hills Cop 4, Ratner told MTV News:

“Oh yeah, believe me, I’m all over it. »

- Kevin Panasiewicz

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Colin Farrell Gets Total Recall

15 November 2010 12:00 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Colin Farrell has won the Arnold Schwarzenegger role in Columbia Pictures' remake of Total Recall. He beat out Inception's Tom Hardy and Jonah Hex' Michael Fassbender. The movie is based on the futuristic Phillip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" where a man's memories and reality have been tampered with. The subject matter is from the same well of ink that Inception and Vanilla Sky draw from except that Dick's story involves a secret agent and has the potential to be a true action film.

Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is directing for Neil Moritz and his Original Films (The Fast and the Furious). Production is planned for a March start.

Source: Variety »

- (Tara the Mom)

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