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Five Retroactively Awkward Cameos in Would-Be Franchise Starters

27 December 2010 9:29 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Of the many questions I had following a screening of "Tron: Legacy," the foremost in my mind was not whether or not I believed Jeff Bridges' digital agelessness or wondered about the curious lack of action, but rather -- was that really Cillian Murphy in the first ten minutes of the film? Murphy isn't credited for his work, but then again, he doesn't have much to do, except to act smug as a board member of Encom, who like the hero of "Tron: Legacy" is the son of one of the key characters from the original 1982 film, Dillinger (David Warner). Since the film is about Flynn's kid instead, we never see Murphy again, though one suspects Disney signed him to a contract that will guarantee his participation in the event there are sequels.

The problem is there may not be a sequel, or at least an opportunity to fulfill »

- Stephen Saito

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‘Battleship Potemkin’ 35Mm Restoration Theatrical Re-Release Trailer

22 December 2010 10:42 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Peter Berg may be mounting his Battleship for summer 2012, but the one that started it all is getting a restored theatrical re-release. One of the most influential films of all time, with Martin Scorsese to Brian De Palma borrowing from Sergei M. Eisenstein, is getting a new 35mm re-release. Every shot has been restored for this classic and “dozens” of missing shots are added. Edmund Meisel‘s 1926 original orchestral  score also accompanies the film. See the trailer below via Apple.

Synopsis: For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece has remained one of the most influential silent films of all time. This all-new restoration — available for the first time in 35mm — restores dozens of missing shots, all 146 title cards, and Edmund Meisel’s definitive 1926 score, returning the film to a form as close to its creator’s bold vision as has been seen since the film’s triumphant Moscow premiere.

Battleship Potemkin »

- Jordan Raup

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Perseus Speaks: Worthington Promises Wrath of the Titans Will Be Better

21 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Earlier this month, actor Liam Neeson (Unknown, Battleship) who will reprise his role as Zeus in the forthcoming sequel to Clash of the Titans, confirmed that the second installment which will start shooting in March will be titled, Wrath of the Titans.

Now, speaking with Moviefone, actor Sam Worthington (Man on a Ledge) who plays Perseus, spoke about Wrath of the Titans. The actor admits that the reboot was a let-down to fans and that the sequel will definitely improve upon the mistakes made by the first film.

“I just think we can improve on it. I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we’re setting out to do with this one — the writers and the director and myself — is improve. »

- Jason Moore

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McG, Breck Eisner Vying for ‘Ouija’ Board Movie

20 December 2010 5:38 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Universal is still trying to pin a director to its adaptation of the Ouija Board, the supernatural Hasbro toy only “played” at teenage sleepovers now inexplicably being turned into an family-friendly adventure.

McG (Terminator Salvation) and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) both pitched their visions to studio execs recently, according to THR, who are expected to make their decision over Hollywood’s holiday break.  The studio has already heard from and passed on Sylvian White (The Losers), Pierre Morel (Taken), Scott Stewart (Priest), and John Moore (The Omen).

The writers, Tron: Legacy scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, compared their take to Indiana Jones and its imitators, like The Mummy and the ironically-titled National Treasure.

Neither director is particularly well-suited for this tentpole-type mainstream entertainment, especially since Eisner directed the forgettable Sahara not long ago.  McG’s Terminator and Charlie’s Angels films don’t inspire confidence either.  Ultimately, we’re »

- Jeff Leins

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Creatures From The Depths Of Hell: McG & Breck Eisner Competing For Director's Chair On 'Ouija'

20 December 2010 6:38 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it was announced that the second Hasbro property after the gates, following Peter Berg's actioner "Battleship," would be "Ouija," based on the board game that's been succesfully freaking out teenagers for decades, most, including us, assumed it would be some kind of teen horror flick--after all, the likes of "Drag Me To Hell" and "Long Time Dead" have used the system as a conceit within the horror genre. But Universal have given the film a key tentpole slot, on November 9th, 2012, and we began to suspect that the film might… »

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Eric Bana is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

17 December 2010 2:30 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Australian actor Eric Bana may be picking up a top hat and wooden stake for the title role in Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The Wrap reports Bana is “circling” the role and scheduled to meet with the director, Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), soon to discuss the role. The outlet also cites meaningless stats like the actor’s height compared to that of the 16th U.S. President. In that case, it’s important to note that Bana looks good as a bearded gentleman.

Fox’s 3D, supernatural take, based on the novel and subsequent screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, centers on the President’s secret vampire slaying profession, even claiming Lincoln became an abolitionist after witnessing a slave trader feeding on his newly-purchased victims and that his assassinator, John Wilkes Booth, was really a vampire. Tim Burton is producing.

Their movie will hit roughly six months before Steven Spielberg’s »

- Jeff Leins

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Contraband, Piranha 3Dd, and More Prepare to Shoot in New Orleans

17 December 2010 1:42 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

New Orleans is one of the major U.S. cities that offers enticing tax incentives to Hollywood productions.  Some of the biggest movies make their home, or at least part of their home, in the Louisiana city and 2011 is going to be no exception.  Nola.com reports that production on Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is slated to begin on January 24th, although the length of the shoot and where exactly they'll be filming is currently unknown. Hit the jump for a list of films that are currently shooting in New Orleans and which movies are headed to the Big Easy. Nola.com reports that the Miley Cyrus action-comedy So Undercover is in town and that William Friedkin's dark indie comedy Killer Joe (starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch) plans to wrap this weekend.  Other films currently shooting in New Orleans are both parts of The Twilight »

- Matt Goldberg

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Liam Neeson Eager to Shoot 'The A-Team' Sequel in New York

10 December 2010 2:19 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Liam Neeson is keen to shoot "The A-Team" sequel in New York. The Irish actor, who portrayed Hannibal Smith in the 2010 version of the classic TV Show, has revealed all the cast, are willing to work on a shoot, with New York his preferred choice of location.

"Myself, Bradley, Rampage and Sharlto are very, very keen to do it," he said. "New York would cool. And a couple of other countries too maybe."

South African actor Sharlto Copley, who played Murdoch in the movie, has revealed he would like any sequel to have a similar feel to the TV show. He told IGN, "I would like to see what used to happen in the show, which is just these four guys going and helping someone that needs help. I think it would be a really fun thing to do, with a very simple plotline."

Northern Irish-born Liam has a number of films coming up, »

- celebrity-mania.com

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Liam Neeson looks forward to ‘Wrath of the Titans’ alongside Sam Worthington (IrishCentral)

9 December 2010 1:45 AM, PST | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

See Liam Neeson's profile here Read more - Liam Neeson confirmed for 'Clash of the Titans 2' and 'Battleship' Speaking at the Moet British Independent Film Awards, Liam Neeson said he’s looking forward to “Wrath of the Titans”. He expects to begin filming, in his role as Zeus, in spring 2011.   He also said that the sequel to “Clash of the Titans”,  will have some action packed scenes.   "I've only read half of the script and there is still some work being done - they're on script 10 - but I think it's going to be some kick-a** stuff and a very human story to it," said Neeson.   “We will start next March. I'm very much looking forward to it. It's a whole revamping, you know," he added.   When asked if the movie would be shot in 3D the Belfast actor said “I don't know the answer to that.”   The »

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Zeus Speaks: Neeson Confirms Title Of Clash of the Titans Sequel

8 December 2010 12:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Back in August we told you that director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Odysseus) would be replacing Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier for Warner Bros. upcoming sequel. The script was written by Dan Mazeau (The Flash) and David Johnson (Red Riding Hood), which was based on a treatment written by Mazeau and Johnson and Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern).

Now, actor Liam Neeson (Unknown, Battleship) who will reprise his role as Zeus in the forthcoming sequel, spoke with the Belfast Telegraph and confirmed that the second installment will be titled Wrath of the Titans. Neeson also indicated that they will start shooting the film next March.

Neeson said,

“I’ve only read half of the script and there is still some work being done – they’re on script 10 – but I think it’s going to be some kick-a** stuff and a very human story to it. We will start next March. »

- Jason Moore

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Liam Neeson Confirms ‘Taken 2′ and ‘Wrath of the Titans’

8 December 2010 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Narnia fans know that when Aslan speaks, you listen. And Aslan the lion, voiced by Liam Neeson in the upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is currently doing a lot of speaking. Neeson, out promoting his new film, has confirmed that he'll start shooting a sequel to Clash of the Titans called Wrath of the Titans in March and that, eventually, we'll see Taken 2. Would you like to know more? The Belfast Telegraph wrote two articles about Neeson which talked about Wrath of the Titans [1] and Taken 2 [2] separately. In regards to Titans, here's what the star had to say: I've only read half of the script and there is still some work being done - they're on script 10 - but I think it's going to be some kick-ass stuff and a very human story to it. He then added that they start shooting in March »

- Germain Lussier

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Liam Neeson Cast in Brad Silberling's An Ordinary Man

30 November 2010 9:06 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Liam Neeson has added another film project to his already busy schedule. He is currently looking to take on the lead role in a low-budget indie film project being directed by Brad Silberling (Land of the Lost) called An Ordinary Man. The role would take Neeson to the dark side, as he would play a fugitive war criminal modelled on former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic who's being hidden by his supporters.

This sounds like a really interesting role for Neeson.  The guy is an incredible actor and can pretty much do whatever he wants. 

As for the other projects he has lined up, he once again voices Aslan in The Chronicles of Naria: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader later this month, and has a role in the upcoming thriller Unknown coming out in February. He also has small roles in The Hangover Part II, Peter Berg's Battleship, and »

- Venkman

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Casting Bits: Tom Hanks in ‘Triple Frontier,’ Liam Neeson in ‘An Ordinary Man,’ Plus Kirsten Dunst and Mary J. Blige

30 November 2010 6:40 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After the long holiday weekend, it seems like Hollywood is back in full swing. Monday we had announcements of new projects for Mark Wahlberg [1], Halle Berry [2] and Kevin Smith [3] and Tuesday is more of the same. Though previously rumored [4], Tom Hanks has now been confirmed to star in Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up [5] to her Oscar-winning work in The Hurt Locker called Triple Frontier (or possibly Sleeping Dogs), Liam Neeson will star in An Ordinary Man from director Brad Silberling, Kirsten Dunst will hit the road with Hit Girl with the coming of age drama Hick and Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Read about each of these after the jump. First up is Hanks, who is currently finishing up his sophomore directorial [6] effort Larry Crowne for July release. He's going to top line Triple Frontier (which might »

- Germain Lussier

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Neeson Set for Silberling's An Ordinary Man

30 November 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Liam Neeson tells Variety he's added another project to his busy schedule: He's hoping to take the lead in a low-budget indie project that director Brad Silberling is trying to set up, "An Ordinary Man." The role would be a rare departure to the dark side, a fugitive war criminal modelled on former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic who's being hidden by his supporters. . Neeson can currently be seen in a cameo role in The Next Three Days . He again voices Aslan in The Chronicles of Naria: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader later this month and also has the thriller Unknown coming out in February. He has small roles in The Hangover Part II and Battleship , and he'll return for Clash of the Titans 2 as well. In January, Neeson will start shooting Joe »

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Liam Neeson Becoming 'An Ordinary Man' and Takes 'Last Stand'

29 November 2010 11:27 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though his upcoming slate already includes major roles in the board game adaptation Battleship, the Arctic thriller The Grey, the Clash of the Titans sequel and a small cameo in The Hangover 2, actor Liam Neeson will be even busier in the coming years. Variety recently spoke with Neeson about his crowded upcoming slate and the Irish actor revealed two more new projects that are also in his future. Apparently Neeson is committed to a role in Last Stand, another contemporary western from Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) and another indie called An Ordinary Man from Land of the Lost director Brad Silberling. Last Stand will see Neeson playing a sheriff on the border between the United States and Mexico, and coming from Ji-woon Kim, you can bet he'll be partaking in some wicked awesome action. On the other end of the law, An Ordinary Man will have »

- Ethan Anderton

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Just Go With It Poster

29 November 2010 11:49 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Today we have a new poster for Adam Sandler‘s next romantic comedy Just Go with It. Jennifer Aniston co-stars but the focus is on Sports Illustrated swimsuit model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker, who is now shooting Battleship for Universal.

Synopsis: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.

The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Dave Matthews, Nick Swardson, and Kevin Nealon.

In case you haven’t already watched it, check out Just Go With It trailer.

Just Go With It, directed by Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Happy Gilmore), hits theaters on February 11th 2011.

Just Go With It Poster »

- Allan Ford

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Rihanna: I'm Not Ready for Kids...Yet!

29 November 2010 9:37 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

At 22-years-old, Rihanna 's not ready to start a family just yet. In a new interview with Interview Magazine , Rihanna talks babies, saying "I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. So . . . Whenever the time is right, I'll just know. I don't really plan on the age. It could be a year from now. It could be 10 years from now. Whenever is right." The singer, who is currently dating Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp , adds "But in a perfect book, there would be marriage and kids ... If I had a girl, she'd probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma." Rihanna also talks about her upcoming role in " Battleship ," saying "This is the first time I actually ever have been in a real movie and I'm really enjoying the experience actually. But I'll never shut off from music and just do film. »

- tooFab Staff

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Rihanna Hints Plan to Have Baby

23 November 2010 7:19 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Barbadian beauty Rihanna has teased she might be ready for motherhood. In a chat for the December issue of Interview magazine, the "Only Girl (in the World)" hitmaker speaks about having her own baby as she shares her thoughts about when she might get herself pregnant and where she would raise her kids.

"I don't really plan on the age. It could be a year from now. It could be 10 years from now. Whenever is right," reveals the 22-year-old when discussing about the time she will have a baby of her own. She continues to explain, "I mean, I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I'll just know."

Opening up further about her future children, the R&B singer who will make her acting debut in "Battleship" lets out a hint that she prefers to have a baby »

- celebrity-mania.com

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Tracy Beaker's John Bell joins Battleship

19 November 2010 4:03 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Back in 2007, 9 year old  Scottish school boy John Bell (represented by On It Artists) won a Blue Peter competition for the chance to appear in an episode of series 3 of Doctor Who.

Since then, his acting career has gone from strength to strength with  a role in feature film "A Shine of Rainbows", and regular TV roles as Anthony Weaver in Life of Riley, and Toby in Tracy Beaker Returns.

He is now on his way to Baton Rouge in the U.S to film a role in Hollywood feature film "Battleship", a movie adaptation of the classic game, depicting the tale of an international force uniting to fight an alien naval armada. The movie will be directed by Peter Berg, and stars Liam Neeson,  Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood and Taylor Kitsch, as well as singer Rihanna.

Now aged 12, John began acting when he was just seven and attends »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Image unveils 'The Mission'

18 November 2010 10:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Image Comics has unveiled the new Collider Entertainment title The Mission. The comic will be written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, the creative team who produced the Red and Battleship screenplays, and illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera (Dark Entries). It tells the story of a man who is visited by an angel and instructed to murder in the name of heaven. "Jon and Erich have written the perfect supernatural thriller," said Collider head Marc Guggenheim. "People have questioned the existence of God and (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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