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Turbo: Sky Movies Special

3 October 2014 2:54 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Alex Zane travels to Dreamworks studios to take a look at their new animated adventure ‘Turbo' and tries his hand at voicing a character with the help of Director/Writer David Soren. Ready, steady, escar-go! Ryan Reynolds provides the vocal engine of Turbo, a lowly garden snail who gets to live his Indy racing dream when his DNA is supercharged with nitrous oxide. »

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Screenwriter confirmed for Shazam movie, further details

3 September 2014 10:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A few more details have emerged about the adaptation of DC Comics' Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson...

Late yesterday, Dwayne Johnson confirmed via his Twitter feed that he's definitely attached to the upcoming DC Comics adaptation Shazam, and that he would be taking on the role of Black Adam in the movie.

Now, one or two more details have popped up.

Firstly, Warner Bros will be developing the movie through its New Line Cinema subsidiary, and that puts it under the watch of New Line chief Toby Emmerich. "It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself", he told EW. "It's a DC comic, but it's not a Justice League character, and it's not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be difference from the other range of comic book movies", he added.

It's also been revealed that Darren Lemke, who penned »

- simonbrew

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New Line Cinema President Talks 'Shazam' Film

3 September 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Dwayne Johnson revealed by tweeting that he would be playing Black Adam in a filmed based on DC’s "Shazam." Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema is set to produce the film.

Entertainment Weekly got a chance to speak to New Line Cinema president Toby Emmerich and he revealed why "Shazam" will Not tie into "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League."

“It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself. It’s a DC comic, but it’s not a Justice League character, and it’s not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be different from the other range of comic book movies.”

As to the tone of the film Emmerich says:

“Will have a sense of fun and a sense of humor. But the stakes have to be real.”

Emmerich also describes Black Adam as an antihero. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Dwayne Johnson is the Villain in Shazam DC Comics Film

3 September 2014 8:59 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Dwayne Johnson has been in talks to star in a "Shazam" DC comic book movie for years. Just recently he confirmed that he'll play either the title character or the villainous Black Adam. Today, Johnson revealed that the film is officially moving forward and that he will be Black Adam, who has powers comparable to that of Shazam, including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic. We also just learned that Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer, Turbo) will write the script and will be developed by Warner Bros subsidiary New Line Cinema. "It feels to me like 'Shazam' will have a tone unto itself," said New Line president Toby Emmerich. "It's a DC comic, but it's not a 'Justice League' character, and it's not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be different from the other range of comic book movies. »

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Dwayne Johnson to Star as Black Adam in DC's 'Shazam'

3 September 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It was reported last month that Dwayne Johnson was deciding between starring as the title hero in Shazam based on the DC Comics, or as his nemesis Black Adam and Johnson has now confirmed his decision via Twitter, saying it is his "honor to become" the anti-hero Black Adam. Variety adds to the news saying Turbo and Jack the Giant Slayer screenwriter Darren Lemke is penning the script with word the character will be more of an anti-hero than all-out villain as seen in recent issues of the DC comic book. Shazam (aka Captain Marvel) is the alter ego of Billy Batson, transforms into superhero form by saying the words "Shazam," and soon develops the powers of six mythological gods. As far as the approach that will be taken to the character, New Line's Toby Emmerich spoke with EW and said, "It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself. »

- Brad Brevet

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New Line President Talks Shazam Movie, Screenwriter Confirmed

3 September 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Earlier today, Dwayne Johnson finally revealed that he will be stepping into the role of Black Adam for the upcoming Shazam movie, and now Entertainment Weekly has revealed a number of new tidbits about the production, including that Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema will produce the film and that screenwriter Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer, Turbo) will draft the upcoming film. »

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The Rock Will Play DC Supervillain Black Adam, Archrival of Captain Marvel

3 September 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After months of speculation, cumbersomely named muscleman Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has made it official: He'll be playing longtime DC Comics supervillain Black Adam onscreen. Sources say he'll be facing off against one of the longest-running superheroes in the comics industry, Shazam (originally — and sometimes still — known as Captain Marvel, though there's always the confusing fact that Marvel Comics has its own character called Captain Marvel ... comics, everybody!) in an upcoming Shazam feature. The Rock made his entry into the superpowered stable known by tweeting thusly:Variety says the Shazam flick will be penned by Jack the Giant Slayer and Turbo scribe Darren Lemke. For those not in the know (which is, basically, everyone): Black Adam was introduced in 1945 as Captain Marvel's dark opposite. Captain Marvel is a little boy named Billy Batson, who has the magical ability to transform into a mighty do-gooder by uttering the »

- Abraham Riesman

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'Shazam' Gets 'Goosebumps' Writer Darren Lemke

3 September 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the news earlier today that Dwayne Johnson is playing Black Adam in Shazam!, New Line Cinema has revealed that Darren Lemke (Goosebumps) has signed on to write the screenplay.

Here's what New Line Cinema COO Toby Emmerich had to say about Dwayne Johnson's casting.

"We love Dwayne and have had nothing but success with him over the years. When I look at Dwayne both off screen and on screen, he is such a larger than life character and it just made perfect sense to me that we put him in a DC comic movie. You look at these comic book characters and they have this certain swag and charisma that Dwayne carries with him where ever he is so that's why this always made sense."

We reported last month that the actor had trouble deciding if he wanted to play either Shazam! or Black Adam, who, in the »

- MovieWeb

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Dwayne Johnson Set to Play Black Adam in Shazam

3 September 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Dwayne Johnson has been teasing his role in Warner Bros' big screen adaptation of Shazam for awhile, and it looks like his role has been officially confirmed, and fans are going to love it. Johnson will play Black Adam in the movie! The actor confirmed the news himself earlier when he tweeted the following:

"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics

The actor could have had whatever role he wanted, but I'm really happy that he took Black Adam because he's perfect for it. He's also said himself that he's a huge fan of the character, so it make sense that he is bringing that character to life. This is the role that fans hoped he would take.

Variety then reports that Darren Lemke is writing the script for the film. He worked on the script for the upcoming Goosebumps movie for Sony, »

- Joey Paur

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms He's Black Adam

3 September 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It began with much teasing regarding his involvement in social media. Then actor Dwayne Johnson dropped the pretext and offered some quotes effectively saying that that Warners and DC have been trying to determine whether he should play the hero Shazam or the anti-hero/villain Black Adam in an upcoming "Shazam" movie.

Now, Johnson confirmed his casting as Black Adam this morning by tweeting out which character he would be playing in the film. Variety adds that Darren Lemke ("Turbo," "Jack the Giant Slayer") was recently brought on to write the script so no production date is yet set. It is expected that once the script is done, things will move fast to get the project shot.

In the comics, Shazam is the alter ego Billy Batson, a boy who can transform into superhero form by saying the word 'Shazam' and is able to use the powers of six mythological gods. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dwayne Johnson Chooses to Play Black Adam in DC Comics' 'Shazam'

3 September 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just a couple weeks ago, Dwayne Johnson revealed that he was having trouble deciding what role he wanted to take in the DC Comics adaptation of Shazam set up at Warner Bros. He was either going to take the title superhero role or the villainous anti-hero role of Black Adam, a role that he was linked to as far back as 2007. Now the Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe action franchise star has made his choice clear with the reveal on Twitter pointing to Black Adam. In addition, Variety has confirmed the news and adds that Darren Lemke (Turbo, Jack the Giant Slayer) has been hired to write the film, but there's no director yet. Here's what Dwayne Johnson posted on Twitter, confirming his role choice in Shazam: "Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics pic.twitter.com/Qk55eNf »

- Ethan Anderton

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Dwayne Johnson to Play Black Adam in ‘Shazam,’ Darren Lemke To Script (Exclusive)

3 September 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though Dwayne Johnson hasn’t been shy about teasing his potential involvement in DC and New Line’s “Shazam” movie, the superhero comicbook pic now looks closer to achieving lift-off.

Sources tell Variety that Darren Lemke is set to write the script with Johnson attached to star. Johnson will play Black Adam, who in recent issues of the DC comicbook, is more of an anti-hero trying to clear his name than a villain.

Hiram Garcia is producing.

Johnson confirmed the casting this morning by tweeting out which character he would be playing in the film.

"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics http://t.co/Qk55eNf3R7—

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 03, 2014

Johnson has been teasing the idea of playing Shazam or Black Adam for sometime now on his social media sites, and some thought Warners might introduce him as »

- Justin Kroll

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Dwayne Johnson Tweets He'll Be Black Adam in 'Shazam'

3 September 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Rock does social media right. The latest evidence of Dwayne Johnson's Twitter savvy came earlier this morning when he tweeted a photo from "Shazam" with a quote and a few insightful hashtags that finally revealed which DC legend he's going to play... anti-hero Black Adam!

"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics pic.twitter.com/Qk55eNf3R7

- Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014

In the past, Johnson has revealed his fondness for both Shazam and Black Adam. He's been contemplating his options since at least 2007, when he told MTV that he was in talks to take on one role or another in "Shazam." That seems like so long ago, but back then Johnson was still more "The Rock" than the Hollywood superstar. Now he's a Hollywood mega-star, as well as 2013's top-grossing actor, with a haul of $1.3 billion »

- Jenni Miller

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First Image of Paul Rudd as Ant-man

19 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Superheroes are usually looming, muscular, young and big - their voices boom with gravitas. So, the idea of 40-something comedic actor Paul Rudd playing a superhero that is small seemed interesting with a side of dubious. However, after seeing the funny side of superherodom in Guardians of the Galaxy, we're now all in for Ant-Man! Filming started today in San Francisco; it will also film in Atlanta. 

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (Bring it On »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Turbo

1 August 2014 1:53 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Ready, steady, escar-go! Ryan Reynolds provides the vocal engine of Turbo, a lowly garden snail who gets to live his Indy racing dream when his DNA is supercharged with nitrous oxide. Backed by some unlikely sponsors and a crew of fast-talking street snails (led by Samuel L Jackson), Turbo finds himself lining up against his driving hero in the ultimate test of speed and endurance: the Indianapolis 500. »

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Analysing the 1988 Rambo childrens' annual

18 July 2014 3:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A kids' book based around a violent post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer, played by Sylvester Stallone? We analyse the Rambo annual...

Feature

John Rambo was first introduced to cinema audiences in 1982’s First Blood, based on David Morrell’s novel of the same name. Sylvester Stallone starred as a Rambo, a mentally scared war veteran, clearly suffering from undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. His fractured mental state, along with a spate of bad luck, leads him to ultimately commit acts of unacceptable violence.

It is a film with no real heroes, a deep mistrust of authority, and a supporting character who dies of cancer because of extended exposure to Agent Orange. It is not, what you would call, a barrel of laughs.

So of course, they made a kid’s cartoon of it.

This isn’t that unique. R-rated movies being adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon is one of the more »

- simonbrew

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Ken Jeong Hitches On To Universal’s ‘Ride Along 2′

3 July 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hangover alum Ken Jeong has joined the cast of Universal’s Ride Along 2, joining returning leads Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the cop comedy sequel to this year’s $153 million hit. Tim Story will direct and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the script. Cube and Matt Alvarez will produce for CubeVision alongside Will Packer for Will Packer Productions and Larry Brezner. Jeong recently wrapped The Duff, opposite Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. He also was recently seen in Pain And Gain and The Muppets, and voiced roles in Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and Fox’s Turbo. […] »

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Steve Carell and Ken Jeong Team Up for 'International Incident'

18 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Steve Carell has come aboard to produce the political comedy International Incident, which has Ken Jeong attached to star.

David Javerbaum, who was a former head writer on The Daily Show, will write the script based on his pitch to Summit Entertainment, which follows five United Nations delegates who embark on a road trip to find one of their lost lovers. No details were given for Ken Jeong's character, and it isn't known if Steve Carell plans on starring as well, or if he will only produce.

The project will mark Ken Jeong's first leading role in a studio project, following memorable turns in The Hangover trilogy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Pain & Gain, along with voice roles in Despicable Me 2, Turbo and the upcoming The Penguins of Madagascar. The former doctor-turned-actor is also attached to star in The Duff and Truth or Dare.

David Javerbaum »

- MovieWeb

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Box Office: 3D Stages a Revival (Again)

17 June 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

3D may have staged yet another revival.

Last summer, the premium format went from sizzle to fizzle, with most audience members opting not to don the tinted specs for the likes of “Turbo,” “The Wolverine” and “World War Z.”

What a difference an Oscar-winning space epic makes.

Analysts and exhibitors credit “Gravity” with making 3D cool again, and in recent months the format’s box office contribution has increased.

“You can’t overlook ‘Gravity’s’ impact,” said Eric Wold, an analyst with B. Riley & Co. “All it takes is one good movie to spark consumer interest. ‘Gravity’ doing what it did got people to think about 3D differently and it got some people to come back after having a bad experience.”

“It changed the mindset,” said James Goss, managing director of research at Barrington Research Associates. “Studios and RealD and theater operators are now looking for movies that play well »

- Brent Lang

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Blu-Ray Giveaway: ‘The Nut Job’

14 April 2014 9:28 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Those squirrelly rascals!

Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the cartoon comedy “The Nut Job” on Blu-ray and DVD today.

The cartoon follows Surly (Will Arnett) as a mischievous squirrel on a mission to look for nuts for the winter. He discovers a store filled with nuts and plans for an outrageous heist to rob the store. However, the store is a front for a small group of bank robbers trying to plan their own heist at a bank across the street.

The all-star voice cast also includes Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy).

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.

Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV »

- Gig Patta

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