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Don't worry, the Watchmen is still coming. Fox has been trying to block Warner Bros. from the March release of the film Watchmen. They say they own some rights to the film based on the most popular graphic novel of all time. Warner Bros. is ignoring them, but it all likelihood, they will have to open up their wallet, and hand some cash to Fox just to get them to shut up. But all signs still point to March 6 when you can see Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley and Carla Gugino -- sorry, I mean -- Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach and Silk Spectre. Source: Variety There has been talk that Arrested Development has been down two cast members. Michael Cera and Will Arnett had not signed on yet. Well, it sounds like we can »
The creator of beloved U.S. TV show Gilligan's Island has inked a deal to bring back the classic characters stranded by the S.S. Minnow - on the silver screen.
The classic 1960s series' creator Sherwood Schwartz has signed on to make a movie version of the show.
According to TV Guide, Schwartz already has an all-star cast in mind.
He's reportedly eyeing Arrested Development star Michael Cera for the title role, originally played by Bob Denver, and pop singer Beyonce Knowles to take on Tina Louise's role as the island's sultry siren, Ginger. »
Mitch Hurwitz, creator and executive producer Arrested Development told Fancast that development on the big screen version of the film has been slowed by the reluctance of series stars Michael Cera and Will Arnett to appear in the film.
"I don't want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don't want to pressure anyone through the press," said Hurwitz. "Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, so there's a big clue!"
He said until the cast is locked in lace, he will not begin work on a screenplay. "I think in some respect it would have to pick up where the show left off. Maybe the benefit of that would be, if nothing else, just to recap everything. There are a couple of ways to get into it. I was even thinking about a big animated sequence to start. »
- Robert Greenberger
Michael Cera is reportedly "holding out" on starring in the Arrested Development movie. A film version of the critically acclaimed Us sitcom, which ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006, was recently confirmed with show creator Mitch Hurwitz directing and Ron Howard producing. When asked in an interview with Fancast if Will Arnett and Cera would return for the forthcoming film, Hurwitz replied: "I don't want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don't want to pressure anyone through (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
It never sounded like it could really happen... Rabid television fans always try to push for spin-offs and big-screen movies, but it's usually futile, especially when the show has been canceled. But then news started to pour in that Arrested Development was actually going to charm audiences once again. We were going to get more of the Bluth family!
But it seems development has hit a snag. Fancast reports that One person is holding out. That's right -- eight have signed on to reprise their roles, but one hasn't jumped on-board yet. During a recent interview, creator Mitchell Hurwitz was asked about the rumors that Will Arnett and Michael Cera hadn't signed on yet. He said: "I don't want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don't want to pressure anyone through the press. Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, »
- Monika Bartyzel
I'll be honest - I've never seen a full episode of "Arrested Development." That show, like "The Wire," has always been one I've been dying to catch in full on DVD. Sadly I haven't had the time to sit down and actually do the deed. But there are enough "Arrested Development" fans out there to actually keep the notion of the movie going. Sadly it seems that one of those people is not Michael Cera. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz spoke to Fancast about the »
- Mike Sampson
A month ago, Jeffrey Tambor revealed that the Arrested Development film was a go. But despite Tambor’s positivity, many still had doubts about whether or not series creator could get the cast back together for one final cinematic hurrah.
It now appears that those doubts were somewhat unfounded: In a recent interview with Fancast (via Collider), Hurwitz was asked straight up about rumors that Will Arnett and Michael Cera were the only remaining two holdouts for the film. Hurwitz responded:
I don’t want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don’t want to pressure anyone through the press. Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, so there’s a big clue!
Bateman and Tambor have already publicly expressed support for the film, and I can’t imagine that Arrested co-stars Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, »
- David Chen
Henry Winkler will forever be remembered for his role on Happy Days as the Fonz. The series ran for 11 seasons, his leather jacket can be seen at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and there's now a bronze statue of the character in Milwaukee. Winkler later had a recurring role on Fox's Arrested Development and most recently returned to weekly television in CBS' Out of Practice.
Out of Practice debuted on September 19, 2005 and only 22 episodes were produced. The series centers around a marriage counselor named Ben Barnes (Christopher Gorman). Though his wife dumps him in the first episode, Ben seems like a success career-wise -- to everyone but his own immediate family. They include Ben's divorced parents, gastroenterologist Stewart Barnes (Winkler) and cardiologist Lydia Barnes (Stockard Channing); his brother Oliver Barnes (Ty Burrell), a womanizing, plastic surgeon; and their sister, Regina Barnes (Paula Marshall), a lesbian E.R. doctor. All in the family are physicians, »
DreamWorks has released another fun-filled trailer for their 3D animated comedy, Monsters vs. Aliens. This second trailer reveals more of the story as well as more of the 1950s style monsters they’ve chosen to include in the film.
The story revolves around California girl Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde), who is hit by a meteorite from outer space and grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. A secret part of the military swoops in to capture her and she’s introduced to other “monsters” the military has been rounding up over the years.
When a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth, the unlikely group of misfits are brought in under desperate order from the President (Stephen Colbert, TV’s The Colbert Report). With the guidance of General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland, TV’s 24), this crew of monsters are called to combat against the aliens and save the world from imminent doom. »
- Carl Lee
Dreamworks Animation has released the second full movie trailer for their computer animated sci-fi comedy Monsters vs. Aliens. This trailer is a little bit sillier than the last one, focusing more on the wacky monster characters who, turn out to be our only hope against an alien invasion. Leave your comments below.
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Plot Synopsis: “Monsters vs. Aliens,” which is slated for a domestic release date of March 27, 2009, reinvents the classic ’50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy.
The cast of “Monsters vs. Aliens” includes: Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon (”Walk the Line,” “Rendition”) as Susan Murphy, a.k.a. Ginormica; Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie (TV’s “House,” “Stuart Little”) as Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; Will Arnett (TV’s “Arrested Development,” “Blades of Glory”) as The Missing Link; Seth Rogen (”Knocked Up,” “Superbad”) as B.O.B.; Rainn Wilson (”Juno,” TV’s »
- Peter Sciretta
After months and months of speculation about an Arrested Development movie, it was announced a few weeks ago that it will actually happen. Movies based on TV shows have become commonplace but it's extremely rare for a show's original cast to make the transition. With that in mind, is it realistic to expect that movie plans won't get derailed and that the Bluths will really return?
Arrested Development ran from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006 on the Fox network. The offbeat sitcom follows the dysfunctional Bluth family and features the talents of Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, John F. Beard, and Mae Whitman. Despite critical acclaim, the series never caught on with a big audience. Still, the show has been a big seller on DVD.
Now that the Arrested movie's been given a greenlight, »
In our never-ending quest to collect comments from every cast member from Arrested Development about the upcoming (please, God, let it happen) film, Paste talked to Tony "Buster Bluth" Hale this week. In addition to his recurring role on NBC's Chuck and his voice work for Despereaux, Hale has been busy acting in films for Steven Soderbergh (The Informant alongside Matt Damon) and The Chapelle Show's Neil Brennan (The Goods: The Don Ready Story alongside Jeremy Piven). He's even in a film debuting at Sundance this year with Jeff Daniels, called Arlen Faber. »
Hey, Lauren Graham. Damn, girl, where have you been? You look great, by the way. What's Rory up to these days? Wait, shoot, fiction-reality, reality-fiction. Though, looks like I will be happily blurring those lines again now that you'll be returning to TV as the star of a new series.
According to Variety, the as-yet-untitled half-hour sitcom has Lauren playing a self-help guru who “teaches women how to live a stress-free life — but struggles to follow her own advice when her boyfriend dumps her.” I like the teaching women part. I'm not sure about the struggling-after-being-dumped-by–her-boyfriend part. Also, it will take a little getting used to seeing Lauren on TV without Alexis Bledel.
Giving me even more pause is that Lauren has signed her production deal with ABC. You know, the channel that fired Brooke Smith and canceled Pushing Daisies. Just when I thought I was out, ABC tries to pull me back in. »
- dorothy snarker
Jason Bateman has revealed that he does not know if the Arrested Development movie has been written. The film, based on the axed Us sitcom, was confirmed last month after Fox Searchlight signed deals with writer Mitch Hurwitz and producer Ron Howard. However, Bateman said that he is unsure how much further the project has progressed. "I don't think [it has been written]. I know that Mitch has a couple of ideas, but he's really waiting to nail it down until he knows exactly who's (more) »
- By Michael Thornton
At the Independent Spirit Award nominations this morning, Jason Bateman told us that an Arrested Development movie will likely start shooting in the summer of 2009. While not every cast-member has signed on for the movie, Bateman also implied that no one has issued an outright "no" yet either. Still, if the producers can't get all the Bluths to reunite -- yes, that means you, Michael Cera -- perhaps they can use a Brady kid instead? They're usually available and eager for more work.
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Waiting for the Arrested Development movie is getting near-unbearable at this point, but at least the Bluth family is keeping us entertained. Never one to lag behind, David Cross will be stepping out with Nick Diamonds (of Islands) to take over New York City's Knitting Factory for a "night of music, comedy and weirdness" in support of NY-based charity New York Cares. »
As shooting has now wrapped, the first pics from Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, the roller derby comedy Whip It. Starring the likes of Ellen Page, Death Proof’s Zoe Bell Juliet Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and Alia Shawkat (from Arrested Development), Whip It finds Page as indie-music fan Bliss Cavender, who discovers her true calling as a member of a women’s derby team. The pics aren’t heavy on plot, but they do offer a glimpse at some of the wacky costumes the cast squeeze into during the pic. Whip It should... .
Fox’s Arrested Development may be dead as a television series, but a feature film version is closer to reality. The Hollywood Reporter sais that Fox Searchlight is just about ready to sign a deal with Ron Howard’s Image production company.
The director told Ain’t it Cool News, “Yeah, we're closer than ever. Mitch [Hurwitz] is really focused on it, the cast seems really interested, the studio seems to be on board, and God know they've got a narrator who's just chomping at the bit. [laughs] So we don't have a script yet, but we all want it and we want it to be good. We're pushing in that direction and all really pushing together for the first time in ages. So, I think we've got a very good chance of it happening.”
- Robert Greenberger
Photo: Summit Entertainment Whether you love or hate Twilight it is impossible to ignore the fact it is a phenomenon, and a female phenomenon at that. For so long genre films have satisfied fanboys and their lust to see men dressed as spiders, bats, flaming skulls and giant green men, but we now have our first bonafide fangirl film. Sure, there have been the Hannah Montana's and High School Musical king of films, but those always skewed younger. Twilight captured an audience Sex and the City couldn't even fulfill. Back at the end of May Sex and the City opened to $57 million and the headlines ran rampant insisting women could spur a film on to box-office success; the film ended up making $152 million. Less than two months later came Mamma Mia! and its opening weekend of $27 million. It was »
- Brad Brevet
In this day and age, where most movies can’t take a break for tea without sites like, well, this one, leaping all over it, it’s either refreshing or annoying to learn that a movie can be written, cast, and shot completely under the radar. Especially when that movie involves a pretty high-profile star.Yet that’s the case with Paper Hearts, a part-documentary, part-scripted comedy focusing on the relationship between Superbad’s Michael Cera and his real-life girlfriend, comedienne Charlyne Yi, who appeared briefly in Knocked Up. Sounds very interesting and, in some ways, a logical extension of Cera’s webcom, Clark & Michael, in which he also played a version of himself. Frankly, we’re yet to be convinced that the 20 year-old can do any wrong, even with rumours that he may not return for the Arrested Development movie, and news that he’s filmed a movie without »
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