Plot: On one side is Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a fast-talking weapons manufacturer who fancies himself the next Tony Stark; on the other, Vanko (Mickey Rourke), who, while incarcerated in a Russian prison, creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams. Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take Downey's character Tony Stark down.
Adding more flesh and blood to the new movie is Stark's mysterious new assistant, Natasha, who has an alter ego of her own, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). That introduction inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts, who's been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries.
The film is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 7th, 2010.
The line consisted of 3.75-inch tall action figures, vehicles, robots, play sets, and accessories which used a universal, five millimeter inter-connective design. Although deemed a success, Mego cancelled the Micronauts line in 1980.
The toys were also turned into comic books published Marvel
Abrams told the newspaper that those who doubt whether a board game or science-fiction toy can become stars, will be proven wrong.
"Sometimes, when someone is not a celebrity and you are casting them in a role, everyone who is in a seat of authority voices questions about that actor's talent, sex appeal, looks, ability — their everything," he says. "But then they get the role, and suddenly they are on the cover of every magazine, and nobody questions those things again. In retrospect, everyone says, 'Of course that person is a star.'"
The matter was taken to the Los Angeles courts, where a federal judge first set a January 2009 court date. As the two studios began preparing for a battle the judge turned and ruled that there is no reason to go to court because Fox did hold the copyright for "Watchmen."
"Fox owns a copyright interest consisting of, at the very least, the right to distribute the ‘Watchmen’ motion picture," the ruling said.
The judge strongly advised both Fox and Warner to look toward a mutual settlement or an appeal. "The parties may wish to turn their efforts from preparing for trial to negotiating a resolution of this dispute or positioning the case for review," he said.
What this means for the "Watchmen" movie is still unknown, but we will be keeping a close eye on this, so stay tuned to see what happens.
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The story revolves around a European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.), which is a hi-tech, international force of special operatives that takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
The Stephen Sommers-directed film has started shooting in February, and is currently scheduled to hit theaters on August 7th, 2009.
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The story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Michael Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman will not return to act and direct, but Wiseman has signed on to produce. Instead, Patrick Tatopolous has taken over helming duties; he and Wiseman have worked together on the first two films.
The film will hit theaters on January 23rd, 2009.
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When Anderson and Kubicek acquired the rights to the lucrative franchise last year, they envisioned the re-booted series as a trilogy. Christian Bale has signed on in the role of John Connor for all three films. The newest pic is tentatively scheduled for a 2011 release.
The duo had originally planned to wait until the release of “Terminator Salvation” next summer before deciding on whether to proceed with the next chapter, but the positive studio, fan and media reaction to footage from the current pic has encouraged them to move ahead of schedule.
“We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this,” Kubicek said.
Returning to the story that started it all, this retelling of the original "Friday the 13th" heads back to summer camp where a mysterious killer is systematically slaughtering the teenage camp counselors.
The new movie is directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pathfinder) and is scheduled to appear in theaters on February 13th, 2009.
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The first movie “Hulk vs Thor” is 45 minutes long and will feature Hulk taking on the Thunder God and his Asgard armies. The second film is “Hulk vs. Wolverine,” which is a 33 minute long story about Wolverine, an elite agent of Canada’s top secret Department H, who is tasked with stopping the green goliath.
The Wolverine story will also delve deeper into Wolverine’s mysterious past with Weapon X.
"Star Trek" will center on the early days of seminal "Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer space mission.
The film is directed by JJ Abrams (Mission: Impossible III) and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 8th, 2009.
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So are you glad to see Leonard Nimoy in a trailer at last?
* Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
* Dragon Hunters
* Fly Me to the Moon
* Kung Fu Panda
* Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
* The Sky Crawlers
* Sword of the Stranger
* The Tale of Despereaux
* Waltz with Bashir
Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, at 5:30 am PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
Which film do you think will take the Oscar?