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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lego: The Movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Avengers, TV DVD News, Underworld 4, Avatar, Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, Comic Previews

Lego: The Movie

MovieLine gives us the word that you thought you would never get: Dan and Kevin Hageman are writing the script for Warner Brothers.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

The L.A.Times tells us here (an it should surprise no one) that Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore stated the sequel "will soon go into development." They also said that the lead actors (unlike director Stephen Sommers) are obligated to return for another film.

The Avengers

ScreenRant talks here about what director Louis Leterrier has to say about "The Incredible Hulk" and the possibilities presented by the 2012 grouping of heroes epic.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Nash Bridges" (Season 3) here, "Mission: Impossible" (Season 7) here, "JAG" (Season 9) here, "Flashpoint" (Season 1) here, "Life on Mars" (UK Series 2) here, "The Black Adder" (Complete Show Remastered) here.

Underworld 4 reports here that there may not be another sequel. Rather they are saying that there will be another trilogy of films. They may also all be in 3D. Anyway, that's the talk.


Hero Complex says here that the James Cameron film (well, actually 15 minutes of it) is scheduled to be shown in IMAX theaters worldwide for FREE on August 21, 2009 . It will then open worldwide on December 18. About it's originality Cameron said: "It's simultaneously one of the great strengths and one of the potential weaknesses. We have no brand value. We have to create that brand value. 'Avatar' means something to that group of fans that know this film is coming, but to the other 99% of the public it's a nonsense word and we have to hope we can educate them. Well, I shouldn't say a nonsense word - it doesn't mean anything specific in terms of a brand association. And in fact there may be even a slight negative one because more people know about the Saturday morning cartoon, the anime, than about this particular film. We've got to create that [brand] from scratch. On the other hand, ultimately, it is probably the film's greatest strength in the long run. We've had these big, money-making franchise films for a long time, 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars,' you know, 'Harry Potter,' and there's a certain sort of comfort factor in that; you know what you're going to get. But there's no kind of shock of the new that's possible with that. It's been a while since something that took us on a journey, something that grabbed us by the lapels and dragged us out the door and took us on a journey of surprise."

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

SciFi Wire reports here that Quentin Tarantino is in the process of putting together the 4 plus hour version for release. The director said: "I need to do one thing with it, though… I'm not going to monkey around with the movie itself, but we've actually done a whole new section for the anime as the last thing [we added]. I actually wrote a much longer script for the anime section during O-Ren's revenge chapter. Remember the guy with the long hair that kills her father? It's like, what happened to that dude? Well, I wrote it and it was the biggest, most elaborate thing I wrote-her taking him down."

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted
preview pages of

Angel: Only Human #1,

From the Ashes #3,

G.I. Joe Special: Helix,

Starstruck #1,

Star Trek: Nero #1,

Transformers Best of the UK: Prey #4,

& Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #1

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