"Astro Boy" Will Not Fly into Theaters? Production Stopped? 


Back in February last year, "Astro Boy," the movie, was going full speed ahead. Freddie Highmore was supposed to voice the animated young robot.

But word is in -- according to Steve Hulett (Business Representative) and Kevin Koch (President), both from The Animation Guild, the production on Imagi's "Astro Boy" appears to have shut down!

Slashfilm is saying:

Koch reported, “We’ve heard from one of Imagi’s Los Angeles animators that he was called at home on Saturday, Jan. 24, and told that the studio was out of cash, and that he should not report to work on Monday. Since this is all happening over the weekend, we’ve been unable to get any confirmation from official studio sources.”


Will this be a temporary or permanent shut down? We'll let you know, stay tuned!

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Coming Soon -- 3-D Erotica? 


Okay, I just find this news report fascinating!

According to IGN UK, a Chinese filmmaker has announced plans to make "the world's first 3-D sex flick."

Yeah! Stephen Shiu Jr. is saying this is going to be a sequel to the 1991 hit "Sex and Zen," but this time, it's going to be with 3-D glasses of course!

Shiu says:

"The 3D erotica will probably be the world's first... Just imagine that you'll be watching it as if you were sitting beside the bed."


The big question? Will this be shown on IMAX? :happy

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Mickey Rourke to Get in the Ring for Wrestlemania 


"The Wrestler's" Mickey Rourke is about to enter the ring in real life!

The comeback kid revealed to Access Hollywood that he will be participating in WWE's "Wrestlemania 25" in Houston on April 5.

Rourke, attending the 15th Annual SAG Awards, said:

“The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it,” Rourke told Access Hollywood. “I said, ‘I want to.’ I’m talking with [WWE legend] Rowdy Roddy Piper about it.”


It's unclear whether Rourke will jump on the ring or just make an appearance. But if he's going to wrestle, who will he fight against?

“Chris Jericho, you better get in shape,” Rourke added. “Because I’m coming after your a**.”


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Flamboyant Austrian Fashionista "Bruno" Will Open On... 


Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" has been bumped from May 15 to July 10.

Universal chose the date because the May box-office is full of blockbuster flicks, although "Bruno" will have a catfight with FOX's "I Love You, Beth Cooper" opening on the same day.

And honestly? I can't wait for this film to open! I enjoyed this character, just like I adored "Borat," back during Cohen's HBO days.

Mark your calendar right now!


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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Nominations 


"Cloverfield," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Iron Man," "Milk," "Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," and "Revolutionary Road" are some of the films vying for the Golden Reel Awards given by the Motion Picture Sound Editors.

Sound editing categories range from sound effects to dialogue.

"Bolt," "Kung Fu Panda," "Madagascar 2," and "Wall-E" are among the nominees for the Best Sound Editing: Animation in a Feature Film category.

The 56th Annual Golden Reel Awards will be held Feb. 21 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

Want to know which category "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" was nominated under? Click Read More to see the complete list of nominees. Read More...

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