It's nice to know that this much-maligned project is finally opening Nov. 14.
Here's more info on the sneak peek:
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Two weeks ago, we told you that Jessica Alba was in talks to star in "Spy Kids 4" for director Robert Rodriguez. (See Jessica Alba to Join "Spy Kids 4?")
Now, we're hearing that Joel McHale is in final negotiations to play Alba's husband -- a spy-hunting reporter. He'll star as the father of the spy kids. The "Community" star and "The Soup" host recently wrapped roles in "What's Your Number" starring Anna Faris, and "The Big Year" featuring Steve Martin.
"Spy Kids 4" is opening Aug. 19 next year.
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Paramount Pictures released hits such as "Iron Man 2" and "Shrek Forever After" making the studio the No. 1 distributor during summer of 2010. But 20th Century Fox? Not so much. Take a look at all the studios' ranking:
1. Paramount Pictures -- $778 million -- thanks to Iron Man and our favorite jolly green ogre, Paramount had a great summer!
2. Sony Pictures -- $680 million -- Making a huge leap from being No. 5 last year, Sony was helped by "Karate Kid," "Grown Ups," "Salt," and "The Other Guys," and late summer releases "Eat Pray Love," and "Takers."
3. Walt Disney Pictures -- $615 million -- Even though the studio released two Jerry Bruckheimer bombs ("Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"), the house of Mouse received much-needed help from Pixar with "Toy Story 3," the highest-grossing animated flick!
4. Warner Bros. -- $522 million -- It was the No. 1 studio last year thanks to hits like "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "The Hangover," but it fell to No. 4 because of less popular releases this summer. Sure, the studio was hurt by the under-performing "Sex and the City 2" ($95.3 million) and "Jonah Hex" ($10.5 million), but they can thank Christopher Nolan and his "Inception" for making $278.5 million and counting.
5. Universal -- $500 million -- Thanks to "Despicable Me's" $242 million box-office total, Universal avoided the last spot on the list, even though "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," and "Get Him to the Greek" underperformed.
6. 20th Century Fox -- $379 million -- the studio fell from No. 3 last year to No. 6 this year releasing under-performing titles like "The A-Team" and Knight and Day."
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"Speed" director, Jan de Bont, is set to direct "Mulan!" No, this one is not a remake of the Disney movie although both were inspired by the popular Chinese folklore.
Zhang Ziyi will star in the title role and this one will be an English-language, $35 million live-action version according to Variety.
Production will start shooting in November in Hangdian Studios in Zhejiang province, and post-production will be in Canada. John Blickstead wrote the original script, but five writers were hired to ensure the project's popularity in both Asia and the New World
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James Franco is getting major awards buzz for his portrayal of Aron Ralston in the new Danny Boyle flick "127 hours," but the actor can now add documentarian to his multi-hyphenated title.
Franco's documentary that follows a week in the making of an episode of "Saturday Night Live" has just been acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories according to Deadline. The episode featured is the one hosted by John Malkovich.
Apparently, Oscilloscope is one of the coolest companies in the film industry, and their chief is no other than Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. When asked to comment, Yauch said, "SNL is my mother fuckin' shit, and James is my mother fuckin' man."
And this film, set for release early next year, is one mother effin great idea!
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