Posts Tagged ‘film’

Bret Harrison
In the world of feature films, Harrison recently wrapped production on the independent film “Deal,” with Burt Reynolds. He also starred in the Paramount / MTV film “Orange County,” with Colin Hanks; the independent film “Lightning Bug,” with Laura Prepon, and the original MTV movie “Everybody’s Doing It.”

When not working, the Oregon native enjoys playing guitar with his band, Big Japan.

Birthday: April 06


Speaking to MTV, producers Richard Suckle and Ted Koplar of Atlas Entertainment were quick to deny that the Voltron movie is dead and assured fans that the movie is still in development. In fact, the duo claim that they’re very close to hiring a new screenwriter, here is what they had to say:

“We’ve been working over the last several months meeting with various screenwriters, and we’re actually on the cusp of securing an A-level screenwriter who’s going to write the “Voltron” movie. That’s all part of the plan here: reintroducing the brand to the fans who’ve watched over the last 25 years and to a new generation. We are very close to securing a screenwriter who’s going to actually write the feature version — so that’s always been part of the plan.”

They also confirm that once a new screenwriter is onboard, they’ll be scrapping all previous versions of the script – a development that was made clear back in April when it was announced that director Max Makowski (Taboo) was no longer on the project and that screenplays by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) and Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) had been abandoned in favor of rebooting the film.

With that being the case, the producers addressed which direction this latest incarnation of Voltron will take.

“It’s not like we’re doing anything far different from the source material other than to make it a character-driven film. The effects, the 3-D… The eye candy is the easy part. It’s got to be a movie that has really dynamic, interesting characters and a really strong narrative. You know the eye candy is going to be there, because it’s part of the fabric of the original material. So that character-driven element is really what we’re focusing on, and that’s what the writers that we’ve been talking to have been told about what we want and what we’re looking for.”

They hope to have the film ready for the 2013 summer release, but nothing is certain at this point as the project is not set up at any studio. Still, fans should be pleased to learn that all hope is not lost and that plans are still in place to get Voltron up on the big screen in a live action format.


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Ghost in a Shell


ghost in the shell picBack in October it was reported that DreamWorks had signed on Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Alexander) to adapt the Japanese manga property Ghost in the Shell. The plan at the time was to make a futuristic police thriller as a 3D live-action film.

Now, during her promotion of Shutter Island, several outlets have asked for an update. “I’m writing ‘Ghost in the Shell’ for DreamWorks for Steven Spielberg,” she said. “This is an adaptation of the original manga, the original comic book that sort of began everything.” Kalogridis added: “[The movie will have] a lot of action. Lots of action. There’s still going to be a lot of atmosphere – it is about vast possibilities – all of this technology, the Internet – it’s about the limitless possibilities of this technology.

Created by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell was first published in 1989. It went on to generate two more manga editions, three anime film adaptations and an anime TV series and several video games. The second anime film, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence was released in the US by DreamWorks in 2004.


zac delorean

Zac Efron back in April revealed that he is a huge fan of the Back to the Future franchise and believe it our not even owns his very own DeLoreon that was given to him by his grandfather.

He also went on to say that he would love to step into the shoes of Michael J. Fox to play Marty McFly if a reboot of Back to the Future was ever made. Now, it seems he may get his chance or very close to it.

Efron who has been meeting with several studios to set up projects for himself, which he has already signed on to star and produce Fire which is a thriller. In the process of that he has made a separate deal at Warner Bros to star in a Back to the Future like film that melds two projects into one.

The first is a pitch from writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski, and the other is a WB project called Algorithm that the studio was developing with director Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Stay tuned for updates.




avatar girl

By reports the man had started to feel unwell during the screening of the film earlier this month and was rushed to the hospital where he arrived unconscious. A scan showed that his brain was hemorrhaging. “It’s likely that the over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms,” the doctor said.

The man died eleven days later from the brain hemorrhage, making it the first death linked to watching James Cameron’s science-fiction epic.


More than likely the death had nothing to do with the movie Avatar itself, but was a reaction to the film being watched in 3D format, which is known to trigger a lot of health problems. So if you have heart problems and high blood pressure it’s advisable to avoid 3D movies.









Studio: Screen Gems
Director: Dwight Little


Genre: Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Official Site: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Unknown



Starring: Luke Goss, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Chiaki Kuriyama, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jon Foo, Gary Daniels, Kelly Overton, Cung Le, Ian Anthony Dale, Lateef Crowder, Mircea Monroe, Tamlyn Tomita, Candice Hillebrand, Gary Ray Stearns, John Pyper-Ferguson, Marian Zapico


Plot Summary: A high-octane action movie about a young man who discovers he holds a great power and must battle a team of elite fighters who will stop at nothing in order to get it from him.



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Jay Chow

I went to Hollywood not just to make it big and develop my film career,” Chow said. “I went there to also introduce my music to the Americans. So that they will notice me.

He also went on to rant about how long it takes to make a Hollywood film. “In Asia, we get through a movie very quickly. We get the script, we get working and it’s done,” he said. “In Hollywood, they have rehearsals that go on for half a month before they begin shooting, and shooting can go on for months. I’m a newbie. There is a lot of waiting around before my scenes and I cannot speak too loudly. I have to be well-behaved.

Click here to read more about ‘Green Hornet.’



Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Green Lantern Promo  
Plot: Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.
Cast / Characters: Ryan Reynolds / Hal Jordan/Green Lantern Blake Lively / Carol Ferris Peter Sarsgaard / Hector Hammond Mark Strong / Sinestro
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: Fri 17 Jun 2011 UTC
Directors: Martin Campbell
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Poster: Green Lantern
Rating (Rating from 1 to 10): 5.6
Runtime (in minutes): 114
Tagline (slogan): One of us… becomes one of them.
Votes: 220,521
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green

DiCaprio in Inception

The new film revolves around a CEO-type who becomes involved in a blackmailing scandal. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose), Joseph Gordon Levitt (500) Days of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.

Inception‘ is scheduled to hit conventional and IMAX theaters on July 16th, 2010.



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