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Tell Tale – Poster for updated take on an Edgar Allen Poe tale

Posted by LiveFor on November 3, 2009

Brian Cox is joining Josh Lucas for “Tell-Tale,” a modern-day re-imagining of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale of a man’s murderous tendencies haunting him from beyond the grave.

Cox will be scouring the city for a vengeful psychopath with no control over his own carnal urges.

“It’s a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,” enthused Lucas to MTV “[‘Tale’] is a modern-telling of it, about a man who gets a heart transplant, and then [after] the heart transplant, the heart that he gets makes him take revenge on what happened to [the donor] at the end of his life.”

“The guy gets a heart that is the heart of somebody who was murdered,” Cox added. “And the heart knows who the murderer is.”

“I am playing the old cop, like the Morgan Freeman part in ‘Se7en’ who comes in and tries to solve the case,” he revealed. “[The mystery is about] how this surgeon is finding body parts and bumping people off.”

The film is produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, and is budgeted at a modest $20 million. Mixing modern science with old-school Edgar Allen, the flick hopes to find a tone similar to films like “Jacob’s Ladder.”

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The Random – The Lovely Bones, Edgar Allen Poe, District 9, Sherlock Holmes, New Moon, Funny People, Partly Cloudy, Up, Transformers 2, Ayrton Senna

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2009

The first two reviews of Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” are up at AICN and offer differing reactions.

Robert Downey Jr. says that he’s very impressed with Sylvester Stallone’s script for the Edgar Allen Poe biopic – could he be playing the poet?… (full details)

Hans Zimmer (“The Dark Knight,” “Gladiator”) has signed on to score Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of Sherlock Holmes while French composer Alexandre Desplat (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Queen”) will be scoring “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and actor Jason Schwartzman will score Judd Apatow’s “Funny People“… (full details)

Peter Sohn talks about directing his first Pixar short, “Partly Cloudy“, which premieres next month with “Up“… (full details)

Paramount Pictures will be premiering the new trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 20 select markets on April 29th, attached to a one-time screening of Michael Bay’s 2007 film Transformers. The film will be presented in IMAX in the five top markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto… (full details)

Working Title is revving up a feature-length documentary on legendary Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna. Asif Kapadia (“Far North”) will direct the doc, which goes into production next month… (full details)

The trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9” will play before screenings of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” this Friday… (full details)

Principal photography began Monday on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ epic action adventure Clash of the Titans, being directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk). The film stars Sam Worthington (upcoming Terminator Salvation and Avatar) and Academy Award® nominees Liam Neeson (Taken, Schindler’s List) and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films, The English Patient)

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