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Godzilla to rise from the depths once more

Posted by LiveFor on March 29, 2010

Godzilla, is getting another chance on the big screen as Legendary Pictures have got the rights to develop and produce a new film based on the terrible lizard. Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute through its deal with Legendary, and Toho will release the film in Japan.

Heat Vision had the news.

The last major Godzilla outing, an American, New York-set version from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, grossed $376 million worldwide in 1998 although it got blasted as being a bit rubbish. Toho quickly produced “Godzilla 2000,” in which the big beast took on an evil UFO, the following year.

As Godzilla has been around since the Fifties I am sure he’ll be around for a long long time. I just hope they go back to the classic design and don’t make him too different.

The new film is shooting for a 2012 release.

How do you feel about the news? How can they make Godzilla cool again?

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on October 29, 2008

Aussie actress Teresa Palmer has been added to the cast of John Eyre’s “The Last Warrior”.

Indie company Werc Werk Works will finance and co-produce “The Turin Horse,” a new movie from Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr that will use the story of a farmer and his horse as an existential metaphor… (full details)

Danny Boyle admits that he shot “Slumdog Millionaire” with a PG-13 rating in mind, despite the film landing an R from the MPAA. He also admits that he tried to appeal the rating but doesn’t seem to have had any success… (full details)

‘W.’ screenwriter Stanley Weiser talks about his “Wall Street” sequel treatment that he penned a while ago and is being ignored by “21” scribe Allan Loeb who’s penning the upcoming project entitled “Money Never Sleeps“… (full details)

Despite a press release indicating Michael Bay had approved the upcoming Transformers theme park ride, Bay himself has just announced he isn’t happy with what they have presented him… (full details)

Legendary Pictures (“Batman Begins,” “Superman Returns”) is in negotiations to acquire Epic Games (“Gears of War,” “Unreal Tournament”) – the first film financing company to start investing money in video games… (full details)

Real life couple Christopher Lee and Fann Wong are in advanced talks to star in Singaporean romantic comedy “The Wedding of the Year.” The dark story deals with a marriage between two celebrities whose fans have been tracking their romance and rooting for nuptials. Pic will be released in Singapore by Golden Village in time for Chinese New Year in late January… (full details)

Mirovision is developing a third remake of Korean helmer Kim Ki-young’s 1960 masterpiece thriller “The Housemaid“…The story follows a maid who ruins a family. Gina Kim (“Never Forever”) penned and is attached to direct the $2.5 million Korean-language remake… (full details)

Danny and Oxide Pang (“Bangkok Dangerous,” “The Eye”) will next direct the horror feature “Child’s Eye” for Universe Intl. Holdings. Shooting is scheduedl to start in April or May… (full details)

Joss Whedon has revealed that his original pilot for the new Fox series “Dollhouse” was thrown out completely and several characters were removed from the show… (full details)

Jackson Rathbone tries to defend the Donnie Darko sequel S. Darko: “Look at the original Donnie Darko. When it was first released, did anybody like it? No, it was a year later. Through people talking, people got it. We’re in an opposite boat, because people loved the first one after a while. Maybe they’ll warm up to this, too. Or, they’ll hate the idea of it, but once they see it, I think they’re going to turn around. It takes the idea of the film and it goes beyond, answering and delving into more questions than Donnie Darko did. A lot of people are pissed that Richard Kelly is not involved, but he did sell the idea. He did give the license to do it. So it’s not like he’s opposed to it.” [Shock]

Danny Elfman is developing a broadway show based on the life of Harry Houdini and he also might be doing a Cirque Du Soleil show at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood in 2010. [Collider]

The Playlist takes a look at the soundtrack for Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Universal is giving Pride and Glory director Gavin O’Connor another chance, a Vince Vaughn comedy film called Sunny and 68. [Variety]

The Wackness hits DVD and Blu-Ray on January 6th 2009. [movieweb]

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso complains that he doesn’t have enough time to read comic books: “It’s hard to read comic books as my time is now restricted.” [boingboing]

Cinema Blend has 26 new photos from Gus Van Sant’s Milk.

Gus Van Sant, he will be directing an adaptation of 1968 Tom Wolfe’s book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. [Reuters]

Rob Cohen is trying to get xXx: The Return of Xander Cage into production by late spring, for a Summer 2010 release. [collider]

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode will star in Tom Ford’s directorial debut, an indie drama titled A Single Man. [Variety]

Universal has preemptively bought Mike Sobel’s disaster-action pitch Skyscraper. [CS]

Natalie Portman is set to star with Scott Cohen and Charlie Tahan in Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, a Don Roos-directed adaptation of an Ayelet Waldman novel. [Variety]

Amy Adams will star in the indie drama Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, Karen Croner’s script based on Jacki Lyden biography. [Variety]

To promote Anaconda 3 on DVD, Sci-Fi Channel has launched an online game called Snakes on a Babe featuring David Hasselhoff.

Neil Gaiman is producing a live-action adaptation of his new New York Times best-seller The Graveyard Book. [MTV]

Netflix will offer HD streaming to XBox Live members first. [/Gamer]

Adrien Brody will become The Courier for Russell Mulcahy. [FirstShowing]


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Gears of War Movie gets a step closer

Posted by LiveFor on July 29, 2008

Thanks to Matt for this one.

Legendary Pictures, responsible for Batman Begins and co-financing The Dark Knight, has agreed to put up half the money for the upcoming Gears of War film.

The other half is already being spotted by New Line Cinema, according to Variety, which began the movie adaptation early last year.
Those attached to the project so far are Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wiseman and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift writer Chris Morgan, who will be redrafting the original script by Stuart Beattie (of Collateral and Pirates of the Caribbean fame).
The cast is yet to be revealed, if there indeed is one yet, and the Gears of War film is expected in summer 2010.
Epic, developer of the Gears of War game, has appointed designer Cliff Bleszinski as creative go-between to ensure the film remains as faithful as possible to the original IP. Tom met the man formerly known as “Cliffy B” at E3 recently, and said he was very nice.
Legendary Pictures was also responsible for action film 300 and is behind the helm on upcoming comic-book adaptation Watchmen.

Discuss in the forum.

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